Kids Fun in INDEPENDENCE with kids

It’s a simple request - let’s find somewhere that gives kids an amazing day of FUN! Well, if you’re in Independence, Missouri, you will certainly be able to find plenty of places that fit the bill!

Kids fun can be found around every corner in this The Show Me State city. It can be found in family entertainment centers. It can be found in bowling alleys. It can be found on mini golf courses. It can be found right under your nose!

There are a number of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family, which is great because then there are always fantastic options for those not so friendly days. So no excuses!

Is there kids fun in Independence?  Is the sky blue?  Do kids love playgrounds? We think that’s a big YES! There is plenty of it - now let’s go enjoy it!

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  • Cool Crest Family Fun Center

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    (3 miles) 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 ...

  • Kaleidoscope

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    (9 miles) Kansas City

    Family art sessions for children of all ages and their adults!! Children and their families explore exciting environments while they use art supplies and recycled materials to make their own amazing ...

  • Aarons Family Fun Center

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    (20 miles) Belton

    Bowling fun in Belton where the family can enjoy family bowling, bumper bowling, and even cosmic bowling! With mini golf too

  • Blue Valley Recreation

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    (21 miles) Overland Park

    At the Activity Center families can swim, play, dance, get fit, do gymnastics, make crafts, and enjoy performing arts.

  • Moon Marble Company

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    (25 miles) Bonner Springs

    An unusual museum featuring all things marble, with traditional demonstrations of marble making available, plus a gem and fountain room, and a huge variety of them to look over.

  • Game Zone and Skate Zone

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    (27 miles) Olathe

    Enormous video and redemption game arcade, complete with the latest in dance machines and alley bowlers. Also on site a family specialised skating facility for young kids with a soft floor and ...

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  • Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center

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    (19 miles) Overland Park

    The city's largest overall pool facility. Visitors can enjoy a long slide, small water slides, zero depth, fountains and shade structures.

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark

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    (21 miles) Kansas City

    Brave the world's TALLEST water slide at this Kansas City water park, with other thrills, spills, and family fun!

  • Worlds of Fun

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    (7 miles) Kansas City

    Theme park AND water park fun with the one ticket in Kansas City, Missouri!

  • Kansas City Zoo

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    (8 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 ...

  • Topeka Zoo

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    (70 miles) Topeka

    A family friendly zoo in the heart of Gage Park in Topeka, with beautiful animal exhibits, fun animal events and encounters, and a children's zoo too!

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City

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    (9 miles) 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 ...

  • Air Zone

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    (13 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 ...

  • Pump It Up Shawnee Mission

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    (16 miles) Shawnee Mission

    Fun open jump for active kids, as well as family jump time and birthday parties in this indoor fun center in Kansas! Great bouncing fun!

  • Monkey Bizness

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    (18 miles) Shawnee Mission

    Indoor play fun for kids up to 8 years with inflatable courses, bouncers, play structures, jungle gyms and more!

  • Emerald City

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    (18 miles) Overland Park

    Open play for active kids in Kansas, with trampolines, rock wall, foam pit and more, plus great gymnastics classes!

  • I49 Fun Center

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    (19 miles) Belton

    A fun and bouncy indoor inflatable playground in the Belton/Raymore area, with bounce houses, inflatable slides and inflatable obstacle courses, as well a toddler area!

  • Park Lanes Family Fun Center

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    (21 miles) Shawnee

    Indoor bowling center and funzone.

  • Going Bonkers

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    (72 miles) Topeka

    Kids can climb, jump, bounce, slide, and weave their way through an amazing five levels of fun exercise and play, with a separate toddler area for the little ones and more than 50 arcade games!

  • National Frontier Trails Museum

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    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 ...

  • Childrens Peace Pavilion

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    (1 miles) 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 ...

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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    (8 miles) Kansas City

    Through the inspiration of Horace M. Peterson III (1945-1992), founder of the Black Archives of Mid-America, a group of local historians, business leaders, and former baseball players came together ...

  • American Jazz Museum

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    (8 miles) Kansas City

    The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District. Includes interactive exhibits and films, educational ...

  • Arabia Steamboat Museum

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    (9 miles) Kansas City

    The Arabia Steamboat Museum is home to a true time capsule of frontier life in the 1800s. Discovery the history behind the Stemaboat Arabia. Today, the remains of the Arabia can be viewed at the ...

  • Science City

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    (9 miles) Kansas City

    Imaginations can run wild at Science City at Union Station, where kids can learn and explore in all things science through fun exhibits, including one of the largest planetariums in the Midwest!

  • Kansas City Museum

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    (9 miles) Kansas City

    Field trips to the Kansas City Museum are real attention-grabbers designed to fully engage the kids in your group. We provide a genuine learning experience that simply can't be duplicated for ...

  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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    (9 miles) Kansas City

    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. From ancient times to modern day, this encyclopedic museum is one of the best ...

  • Airline History Museum

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    (10 miles) Kansas City

    The Airline History Museum is located at the Historic Downtown Airport, in Kansas City, Missouri. To walk through it is to truly step back in time, to a different and more graceful age of air ...

  • National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

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    (10 miles) Kansas City

    Get whisked back in time through displays of the toys that defined generations. A magical journey through the evolution of childhood in Kansas City!

  • The American Royal Museum

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    (10 miles) Kansas City

    Participate in tours led by trained, museum docents.Try out the new equine exhibit and learn about different gaits.Gain insight into the vital role that agriculture played in Kansas City\'s rich and ...

  • Wonderscope Childrens Museum of Kansas City

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    (17 miles) Shawnee

    Fun, hands-on, imaginative learning is the priority at Wonderscope - a place where kids are encouraged to really embrace their full potential.

  • The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame

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    (25 miles) Bonner Springs

    Learn all about the historical and present agricultural industry, with fascinating exhibits, train rides and even animals! Historic fun in Kansas!

  • Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

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    (50 miles) Athinson

    Thousands of visitors tour the National Historic Site to learn about the life of one of the world's most influential female aviators. Since the Museum opened to the public, it has consistently proven ...

  • Pony Express Museum

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    (51 miles) Saint Joseph

    Come and experience the many exciting, educational, state-of-the-art exhibits conveying the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express. Whatever your age, you're sure to be ...

  • Andrew County Museum

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    (63 miles) Savannah

    An insight into the fascinating history of the county's past, including the rural way of life.