Other Dog Activities Worldwide

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We’ve got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions here.

Pet Friendly Knoebels Amusement Resort
Knoebels Amusement Resort Make new memories the old-fashioned way with classic roller coasters, dog-friendly rides, swimming, camping, golf and attractions for the whole family! Well-behaved pets are permitted at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA, but owners will be responsible for controlling and cleaning up after them. Pets must be leashed or in a carrier at all times. Pups aren't allowed on most of the rides but are welcome to ride the train, boats and antique cars. The park reserves the right to ask guests with pets to leave the park if the policy is not adhered to. Admission and parking are free! Tickets or wristbands must be purchased to ride. See Details
Pet Friendly Lake Eola Park
Lake Eola Park Although technically not a dog park, the nearly 1-mile walking path around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, Florida is very pet-friendly. There are several dog-related events that take place at Lake Eola Parkin Orlando, FL, each year, and almost any time of the day you'll find pet owners taking their four-legged friends for a walk around the lake. Poop bag dispensers are conveniently located on the lake path so that you can clean up after your pet. In addition to the lake path, visitors can also rent swan boats to enjoy with pets up to 5 lbs. There is also an amphitheater where concerts and other events are regularly held, as well as a couple of pet-friendly restaurants next to the lake, which will allow you to dine outdoors with your pooch. See Details
Gatlinburg SkyPark Take a ride with Fido to the top of the mountain at Gatlinburg SkyPark, a pet-friendly attraction in Tennessee. The only way to access the top of the mountain with your dog is via the yellow SkyLift chairs, and Fido is welcome as long as he is well-behaved, leashed at all times, and held on to by his owner. When you get to the top, stroll along the SkyBridge which offers great views across the Tennessee and North Carolina Smoky Mountains landscape. See Details
Sugarlands Distilling Company Sugarlands Distilling Company in Gatlinburg, TN, is a dog-friendly industrial moonshine maker. This great spot offers indoor and outdoor tours, tastings, and even live music events for you and Fido to attend. As there's no food prepared on the premises, you can bring them inside and out to enjoy the festivities and the numerous spirits available, including moonshine, whiskey, and twists on classics like root beer. See Details
Parrot Mountain and Garden of Eden Leashed dogs are welcome inside Parrot Mountain and Garden of Eden, a dog-friendly tourist attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN, located one mile from Dollywood. The gardens are home to hundreds of tropical birds living in traditional stone gardens. Visitors are invited to see the birds and even have the opportunity to pet them. See Details
Trees of Mystery and SkyTrail Trees of Mystery in Klamath, CA, is a fun, dog-friendly tourist stop with a giant Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statue, gift shop, Native American Museum, and trails through the redwoods with redwood "oddities and examples of growing patterns." They also have a SkyTrail - a sky tram that takes you and Fido up through the redwoods to a lookout with views of the ocean from the top. Dogs are welcome in all areas except for The Redwood Canopy Trail. Please note that there is an admission fee to enjoy the park. See Details
Theater of the Sea Bring Fido for a day of fun with your favorite aquatic friends! Theater of the Sea in Islamorada, FL, offers a variety of animal interaction programs for various ages and prices. Programs are available daily and include admission to the dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows, guided marine life tour, lagoon-side beach, and bottomless boat ride. Well-behaved dogs are welcome inside the park as long as they are cleaned up after. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Bird Show tent. See Details
Kentucky Horse Park The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington is the state's largest state-owned tourist attraction. The park is dedicated to sharing Kentucky’s love of horses with the world, and hosts nearly one million visitors and 19,000 competition horses in 200 special events and horse shows annually. It's a working horse farm, educational theme park, equine competition facility, and equine office park all in one. Dogs are allowed to accompany their owners on the park's outdoor grounds as long as they are leashed or confined to an approved kennel. If carried or confined to a wheeled kennel, pets are allowed to go into the gift shop, but they may not go inside restaurants or the Alltech Arena. Dog-friendly outdoor seating is available at the restaurants. Pets are allowed in the museum lobby but not in the museum exhibits, so visitors will need to take turns staying with their pets outside of these areas. Pets are not allowed to be left unattended in vehicles, roam without a leash, or tied-out on the grounds. See Details
Telluride Gondola Telluride Gondola in Telluride, CO is dog friendly! Leashed pets are allowed in select cabins of the gondola between Telluride and Mountain Village. Look for the sticker that designates a pet-friendly cabin on the window. All the electricity used to operate the Gondola is provided by wind and solar power. The cabins serve as lifts for skiers & snowboarders, mountain bikers, hikers, and tourists and locals alike. See Details
Zilker Botanical Garden Dog-friendly Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, TX, is packed with rare and unusual plants, and the campus includes various themed areas you'll love to explore with your leashed pet. This garden is a unique collaboration between the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) and the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC). The garden is enjoyed by over 400,000 visitors each year and is open most days, but be sure to check their website in advance. See Details
Garvan Woodland Gardens Just as the name indicates, you'll find 210-acres of woodland gardens at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, AR. You can rent a golf cart for a guided tour for a nominal fee, or you and your furry friend can walk along the many paths at your leisure, too. Take a picnic lunch or dine at Chipmunk Cafe's dog-friendly outdoor patio. Garvan Woodland Gardens has a charming pet fountain that looks like a natural spring coming out of the rock. There is an admission fee for humans and dogs. Dogs are not permitted during Holiday Lights. See Details
Mari Vineyards The patio at Mari Vineyards in Traverse City, MI is dog friendly and offers stunning views across East Bay. Fido can enjoy a fresh bowl of water and a complimentary dog treat. Sit back and relax in the spacious outdoor area with a glass of vino, or try a range of delicious wines with your friends in a group tasting. Charcuterie is also available for purchase. See Details
Sea Turtle, Inc. Sea Turtle Inc. in South Padre Island, TX, is a dog-friendly, nonprofit rescue center that rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured sea turtles. Dogs and cats are allowed in all indoor and outdoor public areas as long as they are leashed or crated. Visitors can sit in on a Turtle Talk or take a self-guided tour of the outdoor facility. While they are open year-round, outdoor tanks are covered when temperatures drop below 55 degrees, and turtle viewings are limited. Admission varies depending on the season, and hours are extended during summer months, so be sure to check their website before planning your trip. See Details
Dead Horse Point State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at the pet-friendly Dead Horse Point State Park in Moab, UT. As soon as you step into this park, you'll feel like you've set foot on another planet. Sprawling as far as the eye can see over 5,362 acres of high desert at an altitude of 5,900 feet, you have to visit this park to believe it's actually real. Millions of years of erosion have left the park with stunning valleys and rigid mountains of all shapes and sizes jutting out high into the sky above the Colorado River below. You are welcome to bring Fido with you on the trails that weave around the amazing terrain, as long as they are on a leash and you pick up any mess that they leave behind. See Details
Hilltop Orchards Leashed pups are allowed to join you at Hilltop Orchards, a pet-friendly, family-run orchard, cidery and winery in Richmond, MA. Home to 16 acres of prime apple trees, you can enjoy apple cider, artisanal craft ciders, wine tastings and incredible apple cider donuts made fresh daily. Then, explore the hiking trails throughout the property that offer excellent Berkshire views. See Details
Shepler's Ferry Shepler's Ferry is a pet-friendly business in Michigan. Two and four-legged passengers are welcome to join you on any ferry departures between Mackinac Island and the mainland. The ride takes between 15 to 25 minutes. Leashed dogs are permitted free of charge. See Details
Engelheim Vineyards Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome at Engelheim Vineyards located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Ellijay, GA. This family and pet-friendly winery grows outstanding grapes and produces high quality, award-winning wines. Sample a wide variety of their wines with a wine tasting which can also be paired with a charcuterie board. See Details
Dinosaur World Dinosaur World in Plant City, FL is a dog-friendly attraction featuring over 150 life size dinosaurs in an outdoor museum. Allow Fido to join the family fun as you navigate your way along the dinosaur walk, cross into Deinonychus Island to see the raptors, enter the Skeleton Garden, or venture down Carnivore Boardwalk if you dare. Leashed dogs are permitted throughout the park with the exception of the museum building with animatronics. See Details
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens The pet-friendly Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in Charleston, SC, has beautiful gardens you can explore with Fido. Please note that dogs are not permitted on the tours or the tram. In addition to the garden, there are many dog-friendly nature trails on the property. See Details
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing Smoky Mountain River Rat offers a dog-friendly river tubing adventure on the beautiful Little River in Townsend, TN. Tubing with Fido is offered at Outpost A only, and dogs under 50 lbs are accepted. The purchase of a Dog Pass includes both a dog tube and a tether rental to connect their tube to yours. Fido must be leashed, comfortable in the water, and should be able to swim with ease. Dogs over 50 lbs are discouraged due to the risk of popping tubes. ***Be sure to bring your own doggy life jackets as they are not provided.*** See Details