Other Dog Activities in the United States

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

Pet Friendly Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate The Biltmore Estate is pet friendly! Dogs are allowed to explore the extensive grounds and roam through the more than 250 acres of landscaped gardens. Fido is also welcome to join the humans at several restaurants with outdoor seating in Antler Hill Village. Open daily throughout the year. Hours vary by season and rates vary by month; visit website or call for specific information. See Details
Pet Friendly Doggywood at Dollywood
Doggywood at Dollywood Although dogs are not allowed in the Dollywood amusement park, visitors traveling to the Smoky Mountains with their dogs can leave Fido at Dollywood's very own kennel, Doggywood, for the day while they visit the park. The kennel even has a few individual cottages for dogs needing a little extra privacy. Due to space limitations, it is extremely important that you call in advance for reservations on the day you plan to visit the park. Dogs cannot be accommodated overnight. See Details
Dinosaur World Visit over 150 life size dinosaurs in an outdoor museum. Since there's over a mile of outdoor walkways along the dinosaur walk, there's plenty of room for the family dog! Other exhibits include a Fossil dig where children can sift thru sand in search of fossils to take home. Unearth a life size dinosaur skeleton in the Boneyard. Learn in the indoor Prehistoric Museum (also pet friendly). Enter Carnivore Boardwalk if you dare. Cross into Deinonychus Island to see the raptors. Walk thru the Skeleton Garden. Enjoy the picnic area, playground, giftshop and more. See Details
Wonder Bar Yappy Hour Yappy Hour is when the Wonder Bar plays host to furry friends! With plenty of fenced-­in outdoor space, dogs can meet new friends, get some exercise, or just chill by the water bowl, while their humans do some socializing of their own. Dogs must be neutered and have current rabies tag or dog license. Choke, prong and spike collars are not permitted. The Yappy Hour deck is for customers 21 and over. Yappy Hour times are Monday from 4pm to 7pm (small dogs only), Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 7pm. There is a charge of $5 per person each day. See Details
National Mall Bordered by the Smithsonian Institution, the Washington Memorial, and the Capitol Building, the National Mall is great for running, walking, picnics, and playing a game of frisbee with Fido. However, dogs must be leashed, so make it a long one. See Details
Little Long Pond Leash-Free Area Walk your leashed pet through famous Acadia National Park to this private off-leash area, where pets are welcome to run and play. Be careful as area is not fenced. See Details
Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park This San Diego hidden gem is a wonderful place to take your leashed dog for a stroll. It's even a popular wedding spot! Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing Looking for the dog-friendly best tubing in Townsend Tennessee? You've just found it. Smoky Mountain River Rat offers river tubing and kayaking on the Beautiful Little River. River Rat is pet friendly, so go ahead and bring the family dog and make sure no family member misses out on this River adventure. Rentals are $17.99 for an all day pass. Dogs float for free. Dog owners are encouraged to rent a tether for $5 if they want a separate tube for their pooch. Dogs over 60 lbs are discouraged due to tube popping. See Details
Naples Botanical Garden Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North and 26 degrees South including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. A hands-on interactive Children’s Garden, along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden offer educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome in the Garden on the following days: Sundays 9-11:30am, Tuesdays 8-11am, and Thursdays 3-5pm. Garden Members (and their dogs on designated days) can visit for no additional cost. The Garden also hosts an annual public event, Dog Day in the Garden, geared toward “man’s best friend” and their owners featuring pet-friendly vendors, canine-focused demonstrations, a dog fashion show, and enough treat stations to keep tails wagging throughout the day. Please visit www.naplesgarden.org for more information. *Please note: The Garden is recently completed a 25,000 sq. ft. expansion of a new Visitor Center. Regular Dog Walks will resume on November 2, 2014. See Details
Vali-Hi Drive In Theatre Vali-hi Drive-In welcomes pets, kids, and families to their fun theater, complete with concessions and an arcade! People bring grills and food for picnics. See Details
US National Arboretum Leashed pets are welcome to join you as you explore the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Enjoy the 446 acres of gardens with your canine companion. Dogs are not allowed on tram tours of the arboretum but you can drive through the grounds or walk with your pet. See Details
Knoebels Amusement Resort Make new memories the old fashioned way with classic roller coasters, kid-friendly rides, swimming, camping, golf and attractions for the whole family! Well-behaved pets are permitted, but owners will be responsible for controlling and cleaning up after them, as well as deciding how their pet would react to an amusement park environment. Pets must be leashed or in a carrier at all times. The are not allowed on most of the rides but are welcome to ride on the little train that circles the park. Park reserves the right to ask guests with pets to leave the park if policy is not adhered to. Admission and parking are free. Tickets or wristbands must be purchased to ride. See Details
U.S. National Whitewater Center The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC), a non-profit outdoor center situated on 400 acres of woodlands along the Catawba River, is dedicated to promoting the active, outdoor lifestyle. Alongside mountain biking and running trails, a climbing center, zip-lines, flatwater kayaking, high rope courses, and a canopy tour, the facility's most unique feature is a multiple-channel, customized whitewater river for rafting and paddling enthusiasts of all abilities. Dogs are allowed on the grounds, outdoor restaurant, hiking trails (on-leash), kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards, but cannot join you on the zip line, ropes course, or whitewater rafts. Dogs are also welcome at special events like the Thursday River Jam with live music, Olympic trials, and family camping weekends. See Details
Disneyland Resort Kennel Club The Disneyland Kennel Club is located adjacent to the main entrance of the park. Dog owners may use the kennel club while they are in the park. Attendants are not permitted to feed, water, or walk pets, so owners must come back to attend to their pet's needs throughout the day. Owners must provide their own food, water, toys, blankets, and comfort items. Proof of vaccination paperwork is required. The Disneyland Resort Kennel Club opens 30 minutes prior to the earliest park opening time and typically closes 30 minutes after the latest park closing time. Kennels are available for your pets on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations will not be accepted. For more information, call (714) 781-7662. See Details
Mildred E Mathias Botanical Garden The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (MEMBG) is a 7-acre public garden on the UCLA campus and open free to the public. Leashed dogs are welcome. Located on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), this garden maintains one of the most important living botanical collections in the United States, with plant specimens from all over the world. See Details
Working Dog Winery Working Dog Winery is a popular tasting room in central NJ. They welcome dogs outside between November 15th and March 15th every year. Dozens of customers bring their dogs with them during the weekends of these dates to enjoy the vast grounds and spend quality time with their four-legged friends. They also have a nationally recognized 5k run that benefits pet rescue every May, where both humans and dogs can run together for a good cause. Working Dog Winery is open Friday from 2pm to 6pm and Saturday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. See Details
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park Visit the site where St. Augustine began in 1565 with your pooch at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. With more than 15 waterfront acres to explore, you and your pup will find plenty of activities to enjoy. You can visit the planetarium, visit the Timucua Indian village, look out from the 600-foot observation deck, and make friends with the peacocks that roam the property. Just keep Fido on a leash and clean up after him in the park. See Details
Bay Front Park Bay Front Park is great place to bring your leashed dog for a great shaded stroll around the marina and bayfront. See Details
Metro North Railroad Metro North Railroad allows small, well-behaved pets on the railroad from CT to NYC if they are in kennels or securely controlled on leashes. Pets shouldn't occupy seats and are subject to approval by the conductor. See Details
Boston Water Taxi Dogs welcome on Taxi rides. There is no additional fee for dogs to ride, but please let the Water Taxi know you are traveling with a dog when calling ahead. City Water Taxi is now operating under BHC Water Taxi. Rates are now $10.00 for all stops (excluding stops at Black Falcon Pier and Tudor Wharf). Stops to Black Falcon Pier and Tudor Wharf is now $15. Children under 12 ride free. Please Note: Stop 4 - Liberty Wharf and stop 10 - Atlantic Wharf are summer-only. See Details
Bushkill Falls One of the Pocono Mountains most famous attractions, Bushkill Falls is dog friendly. Spanning 300 acres in the scenic Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania’s Bushkill Falls is a nature lover’s delight. With eight waterfalls accessible from just over two miles of walking trails, the park is an excellent spot to explore with your pup. Open April through November, the park offers four trails of varying degrees of difficulty, making the falls accessible to visitors of all ability levels. The months of April and November operations are weather dependent. See Details
Entropy Boat Rentals Entropy Boat Rentals is a pet-friendly boat rental business that allows you to take your pet to a pet-friendly beach. Your pet will love to swim, dig, and play at this little-known dog friendly beach. See Details
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Dogs are welcome to walk with their humans across North America's highest suspension bridge at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome in the park, but are not permitted on any rides or inside the buildings. The park does provide five free kennels where your dog can relax while you enjoy the rides and restaurants at the park. Kennels are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. See Details