Zoos in Columbia

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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 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...
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...
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.
Strafford
You can drive your own vehicle (or take the complimentary bus tour- seasonal) thru our Drive-Thru safari and get to experience hand feeding the animals. On the safari the exotic animals will literally come up to your car and eat right out of the palm...
Springfield
Take a walk on the wild side at Dickerson Park Zoo. The zoo, located in Springfield, Missouri, is home to more than 500 animals representing 170 species. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Missouri
Springfield
The zoo is now home to more than 300 animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Over 90 species of native and exotic animals are housed here among naturalistic exhibits. The zoo participates in scientific research studies ...
Branson
Branson's Newest and Wildest Animal Adventure is opening this Spring! We will be featuring many fun and exciting exhibits unlike anywhere else! Get up close and personal with your favorite animals from around the world!
Topeka Zoo
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(182 Miles)
Topeka
Start your adventure in our wonderful Zoo and enjoy the best family place in Topeka. As you enter the zoo your passport to adventure will take you on a journey to innovate animal exhibits such as Discovering Apes, the Tropical Rain Forest, Lion's ...
Cape Girardeau
Lazy L Safari Park is a walk-thru zoo featuring animals from Alligators to Zebras! Visitors can get up close and personal with over 50 different species of exotic animals. You'll also find a petting zoo, gift shop, picnic shelter, and snack shack. ...
Eagle Rock
Home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals from around the world! Over 500 animals and 58+ species ranging from monkeys to kangaroos, large retptiles to cats in our drive thru and petting zoo/walk thru too! Open Everyday. Check for Bottle Feed...
Hanna City
Comprising a wildlife park, railway, fishing lakes and extensive hike and bike trails with stunning scenery.
Blank Park Zoo
(190 Miles)
Des Moines
The Blank Park Zoo manages 49 acres of land. Of that, 22 acres have been developed into animal exhibits or facilities. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Des Moines for kids.
Glen Oak Zoo
(190 Miles)
Peoria
The zoo aims enhance the greater Peoria area and its appeal by providing environments for people to discover, explore, preserve and enjoy the wonders of our natural world.
Scovill Zoo
(193 Miles)
Decatur
Animal lovers of all ages can visit South African cheetahs, an Australian wallaby, and golden lion tamarins from Brazil, to name just a few.
Eureka Springs
is a licensed safe haven mainly for big cats, with up close habitat viewing points, Education Station, and the exciting feeding time in the evening, which you may come back for free of charge.
Niabi Zoo
(199 Miles)
Coal Valley
900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train.
Tipton
More than 30 rides, an extensive water park, go-karts, a beautiful miniature golf course and America's Best Amusement Park Food
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...
Worlds Of Fun
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(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
Branson
One of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. Travel back in time to the simplicity of 1880s America, and enjoy the best in Branson entertainment. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Altoona
Located on the northeast corner of the Des Moines metro area you'll find one of the nicest family resorts in the Midwest. Adventureland provides fun and entertainment to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Adventureland Park, Adventureland I...
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!
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.
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...
Overland Park
The city's largest overall pool facility. Visitors can enjoy a long slide, small water slides, zero depth, fountains and shade structures.
Kansas City
Astounding water park with vast range of epic level fun from thrill rides and to kiddie zones, plus the tallest water slide in the world open here soon!
Ottumwa
The Beach Ottumwa is a beautiful indoor / outdoor waterpark located in Ottumwa Iowa. The facility encompasses 13 acres and over a million gallons of safe family fun.
White Water
(168 Miles)
Branson
White Water fun at Branson's only outdoor water park! Kids and their families can spend the day enjoying very cool water rides & attractions!
Poplar Bluff
Family water park and fun centre with lots of different fun slides for the whole family.
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".
Saddlebrooke
A beautiful sanctuary near Branson, Missouri where kids can get right up close to some incredible tigers and learn all about their environment, and nature as these tigers are protected in a safe, stress free environment.
Springfield
Fun and fascinating walking tours around the wonderful city of Springfield, Illinois. Includes a full haunted history tour! Great for kids aged 5 and up.
Ride the Ducks
(167 Miles)
Branson
Experience Branson sightseeing fun from a duck\\\'s eye view on Branson\\\'s only duck tour. Travel on land and water in one amazing vehicle. Now Ride The Ducks has 2 fun-filled Branson Adventures. Our Classic Table Rock Lake Sightseeing Advent...
Tiny Town
(182 Miles)
Mountain Home
There are over 200 displays featuring 1000's of miniatures. See small exhibits right up to whole villages on this interesting tour. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Arkansas
Eureka Springs
It's fun. It's exciting. It's educational, too! Step back in time to an earlier age of locomotive transportation and enjoy the Excursion Train or the Dining Car.See our 1940-era diesel locomotive in operation or view our stationary steam locomotive ...
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.
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...
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...
Paradise Park
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(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
Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, Bumper Cars, Go-Karts, Bowling + loads more fun
Belton
Aaron's Family Fun Center is a great place for the whole family.
Belton
Bowling, arcade, outdoor go karting, volleyball and mini golf.
I49 Fun Center
(118 Miles)
Belton
A fun and bouncy indoor inflatable playground with bounce houses, inflatable slides and inflatable obstacle courses, as well a toddler area.
Kansas city
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City is a LEGO® based, indoor family attraction, based in Kansas City’s Crown Center shopping and entertainment mal. The attraction is best suited to children aged 3-12 years and a typical visit takes around 2 -3...
Air Zone
(122 Miles)
Kansas City
Kids ages 2 - 12 will go wild for four awesome inflatables including a giant slide, two obstacle courses and jousting coliseum. They will have an unforgettable time running, jumping, sliding and playing in their own inflatable playground. Children ag...
Incredibowl
(127 Miles)
Stanley
INCRED-A-BOWL is a one-of-a-kind, 65,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment center. Its definitely not your typical bowling alley. Above all, it is truly a family fun center, just the way former Royals pitcher Danny Jackson and his wife and ...
Emerald City
(128 Miles)
Overland park
Gymnastics, Open Play, Indoor Rock Climbing, Birthday Parties, Private Events, and more!
Shawnee Mission
Exciting physical adventure play with a multi storey structure and modern versions of all the classic from slick slides to deep ball pools.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Columbia with kids

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Galactic Fun Zone

(3 Miles) Indoor Play in Columbia

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Going Bonkers

(3 Miles) Indoor Play in Columbia

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Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Shryocks Callaway Farms

(14 Miles) Kids Fun in Columbia

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Auto WorldCar Museum and Kingdom Expo

(21 Miles) Museums in Fulton

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Katy Trail State Park

(5 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Columbia

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The National Churchill Museum

(22 Miles) Historical Attractions in Fulton

Fun places to visit in Columbia with kids

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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