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Fun things to do in COLUMBIA

Pennsylvania is FILLED with fascinating history and culture. After all - it is the state where the country became the United States! Pretty amazing!

So…get the kids immersed in the history! Independence National Historical Park is the perfect place to start. They can go back to the 1700s with Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, or become a coal miner with Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine! 

Of course there is also the Gettysburg National Military Park. An eye opening experience.

It’s also the state of rich culture. The Amish Village is a fascinating look into a traditional way of life, as is A is for Amish Buggy Rides.

Attractions that are fun as well as educational? Look no further! There are so many museums that let kids get hands-on experiences…like Hands-On House, the Johnstown Children’s Museum and the aptly named Please Touch Museum! We love that!

Stunning state parks filled with activities, adventure sports for those active kids, steam engine rides, farms, camping and so much snow fun are waiting to be explored in this state overflowing with fun things to do with kids.  And we hold these truths to be self-evident!

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  • DelGrossos Amusement Park

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    (30 miles) Tipton

    Family theme park AND water park fun with over 30 rides, as well as a mini golf course and amazing food!

  • 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 ...

  • 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

    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 ...

  • Galactic Fun Zone

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    (3 miles) Columbia

    Includes a Star Battle Laser Tag arena, an eight lane bowling alley and an extensive arcade with more than 40 games.

  • Miner Mikes

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    (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 ...

  • Going Bonkers

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    (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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • The National Churchill Museum

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    (22 miles) 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sawyer's Creek Funpark

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    (73 miles) 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.

  • Scotties Fun Spot

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    (88 miles) 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.

  • Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park

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    (69 miles) 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 ...

  • 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!

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