Waterparks in COLUMBIA with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Show Me State…we certainly are! If you’re in Columbia and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous Missouri sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

 So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in Columbia, Missouri! You know you’re ready! 

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  • Big Surf Waterpark

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    (66 miles) 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 ...

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  • Lazer Lanes

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    (3 miles) Columbia

    Great fun for active kids in Missouri with bowling, laser tag, and an arcade. Who is up for the challenge?

  • Lazer Force Osage Beach

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    (60 miles) Osage Beach

    Painless, mess-less action combat game, with blacklight, fog, flashing lights and heart pumping music! Perfect for those active kids over 5.

  • Scotties Fun Spot

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    (88 miles) Quincy

    2 acres of kids fun in Illinois with go-karts, roller skating, laser tag, bumper cars and more!

  • Museum of Art and Archaeology

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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 ...

  • Auto WorldCar Museum and Kingdom Expo

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    (21 miles) 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 ...

  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

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    (74 miles) 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 ...

  • Mark Twain Riverboat

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    (56 miles) 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 ...

  • Going Bonkers

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    (3 miles) Columbia

    Amazing indoor fun in a HUGE play structure, with an arcade too, perfect for toddlers, right through to the grandparents! Everyone can play!

  • Going Bonkers

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    (86 miles) Quincy

    Experience a HUGE indoor playground, with bouncers, slides, play structures, toddler area, and arcade...where kids AND adults can play!

  • Katy Trail State Park

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    (5 miles) Columbia

    Explore one of the longest rail-to-trails in the entire USA in this Missouri state park. Some of the sections are even part of the history Lewis & Clark Historic Trail!

  • The National Churchill Museum

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    (22 miles) Fulton

    An insight into the life and times of one of the world's most memorable political leaders in an accessible way for kids. Fascinating day of history in Missouri.

  • Shryocks Callaway Farms

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    (14 miles) 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 ...

  • Miner Mikes

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    (58 miles) Osage Beach

    35,000 sq ft of family fun with rides, games and simulators, PLUS 12,000 sq ft of high-tech playground for kids to enjoy!

  • Sawyer's Creek Funpark

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    (74 miles) Hannibal

    Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Water Wars, a Bounce House and much more at this Missouri family fun park!

  • Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park

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    (69 miles) Camdenton

    Guided tours around one of the most scenic caves in the country, with the Bridal Cave in Missouri. With trails, lakes, and picnic areas too!

  • Mark Twain Cave

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    (74 miles) Hannibal

    Fascinating 55 minute tours into the Mark Twain Caves, as well as fun activities like special seasonal tours and Mark Twain shows.

  • Meramec Caverns

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    (83 miles) Stanton

    Natural wonders to explore in Meramec Valley, with cave tours for the whole family - and handicap accessible!