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Columbia
The Museum of Art and Archaeology is the art museum of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Its galleries are free and open to the public, and showcase a wide range of archaeological and artistic periods, traditions and kinds of artworks, from antiq...
Going Bonkers
(3 Miles)
Columbia
A great place to meet new friends, play arcade games, eat good food and exercise while playing on the largest indoor playground, in climate controlled comfort. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Mi...
Columbia
Includes a Star Battle Laser Tag arena, an eight lane bowling alley and an extensive arcade with more than 40 games.
Columbia
The trail often known as the Katy Trail is a Missouri state park and one of the longest Rails-to-Trails trails in the United States. Sections of the Katy are part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the American Discovery Trail. Most o...
Columbia
Located in Callaway County, Missouri, our working family farm is the perfect fall get-away for family and friends. Make plans now to come out to the farm and enjoy our life-size corn maze, group hayrides, roaring campfires, pick-your-own pumpkin p...
Fulton
The Backer Collection of vintage Automobiles consists of over 120 vintage cars, trucks and other vehicles dating from 1903 to 1993. 84 of these vehicles are displayed at Auto World; sitting amongst historic settings and exhibits of memorabilia re...
Fulton
Provides a chronicle of the life and times of one of the world's most memorable political leaders in an accessible way for kids though it's still heavily educational, including a light and sound show and spy game.
Tipton
More than 30 rides, an extensive water park, go-karts, a beautiful miniature golf course and America's Best Amusement Park Food
Hannibal
The Mark Twain has been a unique feature on the Hannibal riverfront for more than twenty years. We strive to offer visitors and residents of Hannibal a uniquely authentic riverboat experience on the "Mighty Mississippi".
Miner Mikes
(58 Miles)
Osage Beach
If quality family fun is what you are looking for, you will find it all under one roof at Miner Mike's and Buster's. Come and join Miner Mike and his mule, Buster, at our indoor 35,000 sq. ft family fun center that features exciting rides, challengin...
Osage Beach
Painless, mess-less action combat game, with blacklight, fog, flashing lights and heart pumping music! Perfect for those active kids over 5.
Linn Creek
The biggest, fastest, funnest, safest, cleanest, number one-en-est family fun at the Lake of the Ozarks! For any age, for anybody, Big Surf Waterpark has a variety of rides and attractions! The only thing missing is you!
Camdenton
Local folklore tells the legend Centuries ago the Osage Indians discovered the pristine beauty that lies beneath Thunder Mountain. Local folklore tells of a legendary Indian wedding ceremony held in the cave in the early 1800s. Today this magnifi...
Troy
AirTime Trampoline & Game Park is Michigan's trampoline and music experience unlike any other coming to the Detroit area this September.
Hannibal
Our Fun Park features an 18 Hole Miniature Golf Course in a beautiful garden setting, Bumper Boats, Bounce House,Fast Pitch, Water Wars and a Too Too Twain for the little ones.
Hannibal
Experienced guides will escort you on the 55 minute tour of Mark Twain Cave where the walkways are level and smooth and there are no steps. Because of the natural state of our cave (narrow passages, etc.) it is not wheelchair accessible.
Hannibal
The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum properties includes eight buildings; six historically significant buildings and two exciting, interactive museums whose collections include fifteen original Norman Rockwell paintings. A self-guided tour of the Mar...
Rolla
The Zone is not just roller skating, but a ton of other fun activities for kids to spend the day! Laser Tag, Laser Maze, and a play area bouncers, as well as an arcade!
Stanton
Beneath the fertile rolling hills of the Meramec Valley, lies a complex of mineral formations and color as rare and unique as they are beautiful. These jewels of nature which took thousands of years to grow, are preserved in the spectacular sights of...
Going Bonkers
(86 Miles)
Quincy
A great place to meet new friends, play arcade games, eat good food and exercise while playing on the largest indoor playground, in climate controlled comfort. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Il...
Purina Farms
(87 Miles)
Gray Summit
Action-packed canine demonstrations of diving dog and flying disc, hands-on petting areas, hayloft tunnels and tractor-drawn wagon rides around the property are some of the highlights of this popular attraction, which draws animal lovers from around ...
Quincy
Scotties offers something for everyone. 2 acres of fun, Go-karts, Roller skating, Laser Tag, Ballocity ( 2 1/2 story play area, Bumper cars, laser maze, and a hug arcade.
Eureka
You'll find every kind of ride for every kind of rider at Six Flags St. Louis. So, whether you want to get some air on Tony Hawk 's Big Spin, scream your head off on The Boss, or soar among the clouds on Colossus, our classic Ferris Wheel, you'll fin...
Chesterfield
The mission of the Butterfly House, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, is to foster a better understanding and increased awareness of our natural world. This facility presents an unparalleled opportunity to impact science and natural histo...
St Charles
The Blanchette Aquatic Center is complete with two waterslides, an otter slide, a children's water playground, lily pad walk, diving area, lap swimming, and more. Added in 2004 is a drop slide sure to thrill all those 48 inches and taller.
St. Charles
The Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center is the Discovery Expedition's permanent home. Situated beside the Missouri River in charming historic St. Charles, Missouri, the educational facility features exhibits relating to the Lewis and Clark exp...
Fort Osage
(101 Miles)
Sibley
Step through the gate at Fort Osage and begin your walk through history. This reconstructed historic Fort, overlooking the Missouri River is portrayed as it was in 1812. Located the farthest west of the twenty-eight factories in the United States' ...
St. Louis
Zip, swing, and climb through the trees! Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor experience featuring zip lines, tarzan swings, and awesome obstacles at heights of 40-50 feet in the trees. Go Ape is a great outdoor adventur...
St Louis
The Magic House will engage all children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic. For schedules of changing exhibits, ac...
Paradise Park
(2)
(109 Miles)
Lee s Summit
Paradise Park is a family entertainment center that offers a unique mix of attractions: go karts, jr. go karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper cars, rock climbing, game room and foam factory.
St Louis
High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.
St Louis
Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, Bumper Cars, Go-Karts, Bowling + loads more fun
Grants Farm
(110 Miles)
St Louis
There are many exciting animal encounters possible at Grant's Farm, the 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family. The Farm is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 100 different species. The Farm has been a St. Louis tradition for o...
St Louis
The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 30,000 works of art.
St Louis Zoo
(112 Miles)
St Louis
he Saint Louis Zoo has educated, entertained and earned a place in the hearts of St. Louisans for generations. With the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904, there began a long and slow process to establish a zoological park. Sure enough, local prid...
Independence
Welcome to the National Frontier Trails Museum! The National Frontier Trails Museum is a museum, interpretive center, and research library dedicated to telling the rich history of America's principle western trails.
Independence
The Children's Peace Pavilion was established in 1995 as a gift to all children from the Community of Christ. In January of that year the doors of the Children's Peace Pavilion opened to an enthusiastic crowd and the enthusiasm has continued for ove...
St Louis
Explore science and learning with your children as they begin to understand the world around them. Families can experience the remarkable natural world together in a nurturing child-friendly environment. The Discovery Room helps children focus on the...
Independence
With over 50 years of entertaining behind us Cool Crest has become Kansas City's premier entertainment facility. Perfect for any outing, Cool Crest is sure to please! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kid...
St Louis
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city o...
St Louis
The EarthWays Home, a three-story Victorian residence built in 1885 at 3617 Grandel Square, was renovated in 1994 to showcase practical demonstrations of energy efficient systems, recycled products and waste reduction practices. Today this handsome e...
Worlds Of Fun
(1)
(116 Miles)
Kansas City
Oceans of Fun!From the six world-class coasters to one of the largest collections of water attractions in the country. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Kansas City for kids
Oceans of Fun
(116 Miles)
Kansas City
With over 60-acres of drenching slides and water attractions - from 18 water slides to water attractions just for kids, there is a way for everyone to cool off! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in M...
Belton
Aaron's Family Fun Center is a great place for the whole family.
Belton
Bowling, arcade, outdoor go karting, volleyball and mini golf.
World Aquarium
(117 Miles)
St. Louis
Over 10,000 outrageous sea creatures and fun river critters await you at the World Aquarium as well as unique land animals like sloths, alligators, two headed snakes and two-headed turtles. You can feed stingrays, pet a shark, get a fish manicure, or...
City Museum
(117 Miles)
St Louis
Treat yourselves to a trip into the multi level mind of artist Bob Cassilly, from the rooftop Ferris Wheel down through 3 jam packed floors of creative and exhilarating fun to actual caves beneath the building with a 10 storey slide to die for! Plus ...
East Alton
This 12,000-square-foot facility is the result of a collaboration of the Corps and the nonprofit Meeting of the Great Rivers Foundation and tells the story of the Mississippi River. The Museum features state of the art interactive displays and exhibi...
The Gateway Arch
(118 Miles)
St Louis
The nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch has beckoned visitors for more than 40 years with its iconic, awe-inspiring shape. Attractions within the Arch are the Journey to the Top, the Museum of Westward Expansion, educational pro...
Kansas City Zoo
(118 Miles)
Kansas City
Kansas City Zoo - Looking for wild family fun? See our tigers roar, cheetahs run, and polar bears flip. Each day is a new adventure. Marvel at more than 1,000 exotic animals featured in indoor and outdoor exhibits.

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Auto WorldCar Museum and Kingdom Expo

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Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Katy Trail State Park

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Shryocks Callaway Farms

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The National Churchill Museum

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Galactic Fun Zone

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Going Bonkers

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Fun places to visit in Columbia with kids

Missouri is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Missouri's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Missouri with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Missouri - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor playgrounds for toddlers and preschoolersas well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in MO