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The Best Family Adventure Series  

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List Rules Vote up the best family adventure shows that have aired on television.

Navigating new worlds while also trying to keep the kids in line, testing parental rules while battling monsters, and saving the world together - there's nothing quite like taking your family on an adventure. Whether they're a chosen family or a traditional one, what makes families great is at the heart of good adventure TV series about family. This is a list of the greatest TV adventure shows about families including everything from Gravity Falls to A Series of Unfortunate Events.

What acclaimed dramas and side-splitting comedies will you find on this list of the best adventure shows about families? Both the original and the 2018 versions of Lost In Space are practically the definition of family adventure shows - and are adaptations of one of the oldest family adventure tales, The Swiss Family Robinson. The families in DuckTales and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may not be humans, or traditional family units, but their adventures couldn't exist if they weren't so tightly knit.

Which family adventure is your favorite? Vote your personal picks up to the top of the list and please add any great series that are missing.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman
Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which ...more
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Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal
Gravity Falls is an American animated television series created by animator Alex Hirsch for Disney Channel, now on Disney XD. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin ...more
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A Series of Unfortunate Events is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). The Baudelaire ...more
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Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino
Book One: Air is the first season of the U.S. animated TV series The Legend of Korra created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Consisting of twelve episodes, it was initially ...more
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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan
We Bare Bears (Cartoon Network, 2015) is an American animated sitcom created by Daniel Chong. Three bear siblings, Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear, awkwardly attempt at integrating with the human ...more
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and the French company IDDH. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in ...more
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Big Hero 6: The Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
Big Hero 6: The Series (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American superhero comedy animated television series developed by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley and Disney's 2014 film Big Hero 6, which ...more
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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, David Tennant
DuckTales (Disney Channel, 2017) is an American comedy-adventure animated television series developed by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones. The series is a reboot of the original 1987 series ...more
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She-Ra and the Princesses of P... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated web television series developed by Noelle Stevenson. A reboot of the 1985 Filmation series She-Ra: Princess of Power, ...more
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The Swiss Family Robinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Helen Hunt, Willie Aames, Cameron Mitchell
The Swiss Family Robinson is an American action and adventure series that was broadcast during the 1975–76 TV season. The two hour pilot for the series was first shown on April 15, 1975. Based ...more
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Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin, Sean Marquette
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created and produced at Cartoon Network Studios by animator Craig McCracken. It first premiered on Cartoon Network ...more
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart, Michael Sinterniklaas
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series, mainly set in New York City. It first aired on February 8, 2003 and ended on February 28, 2009. The series marked the ...more
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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard
Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, ...more
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The Young Indiana Jones Chroni... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North ...more
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The Wild Thornberrys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry
The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was rerun in the United States on Nickelodeon and occasionally Nicktoons until 2007. The show ...more
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Nin... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Josh Brener, Brandon Mychal Smith, Omar Benson Miller
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American 2D-animated television series based on the fictional superhero team the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Deep in the ...more
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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Adventure Series
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio
Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more