Things to do in JOPLIN with kids

Meet Me In St. Louis?….How about take the family to Missouri!?  Let the Midwestern hospitality welcome you with an incredibly variety of things to do with kids..you won’t want to leave!

Did you know that Missouri has 5,500 recorded caves? Fancy visiting some? Of course you do! There are plenty to choose from, including Talking Rocks Cavern and Mark Twain Cave (He was born in Missouri!)

Missouri has an incredibly rich history too, which kids can feel like they are a part of with attractions such as the Lewis and Clark Boat House, and Fort Osage.

Museums where kids can TOUCH things? You bet! Places like Science City and The Discovery Center of Springfield let kids create, play and learn by experimentation!

Of course, Missouri has incredible nature to get lost in, so make sure trips to places like Katy Trail State Park and Missouri Botanical Garden are on your list!

Missouri - the land where iced tea, BBQ and the ice cream cone were invented. Sounds like the perfect land for families! (Here’s a hint - it is!)

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  • Lazer Force Lazer Tag Joplin

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    (2 miles) Joplin

    A fun and atmospheric 2 storey lazer tag zone, also popular for birthday parties!

  • Carousel Park

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    (3 miles) Joplin

    Carousel Park is Joplin, Premier Family Fun Park! We offer something for every thrill seeker from young to old. Our park features dozens of Amusement rides, two 18-hole miniature golf courses, ...

  • Paintball Ridge

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    (5 miles) Joplin

    Paintball fun on two top of the line airball fields, as well as bleacher setting AND the largest paintball castle complex in the entire Midwest! Get combat ready at Missouri's LARGEST paintball park!

  • George Washington Carver National Monument

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    (11 miles) Diamond

    A park dedicated to Carver's life, with hands-on programs to help kids imagine young George's life on the Carver Farm. Many activities here are from the everyday life of the 19th century, like ...

  • Powers Museum

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    (12 miles) Carthage

    Since 1988, the Powers Museum has focused on Carthage's history with changing annual exhibits on selected themes. Gift shop, tourist info, and reference library on site. Hands-on activities, ...

  • Annabelles Fun Farm

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    (35 miles) Welch

    Classic Oklahoma farm fun with train rides, petting zoo, mazes, play barn, pony hops and much more!

  • National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum

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    (38 miles) Afton

    Welcome to the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, the only institution in the world dedicated to the preservation and display of classic Hot Rods and Custom Cars while honoring the ...

  • Harber Village Antique Historical Museum

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    (39 miles) Grove

    Offers an authentic pioneer village experience including some new hands on exhibits to keep kids interested plus the Ecology Center and scenic Nature Trail.

  • Cosmic Castle

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    (45 miles) Parsons

    Located in the heart of downtown Parsons Kansas Cosmic Castle is an experience you won't soon forget. Bring the whole family for a day of fun and treats.

  • Pea Ridge

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    (52 miles) Garfield

    One of the most important battles in the Civil War, and THE most intact Civil War battlefield in the USA, Pea Ridge is a fascinating, eye-opening and educational experience for the whole family.

  • Wilderness Drive Through Safari

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    (55 miles) Gentry

    Wild Wilderness is a family park/zoo located in Gentry, Arkansas. There are over 85 different species of exotic animals placed on a beautiful 180-acre natural landscape with a 19 acre lake and ...

  • Promised Land Zoo

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    (59 miles) Eagle Rock

    An amazing drive thru animal park in Missouri, with over 500 animals, tours, feedings and fun!

  • General Sweeneys Museum of Civil War History

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    (60 miles) Republic

    Explore the rich Civil War heritage of the Ozark Mountain Country, at General Sweeny's Museum of Civil War History and adjacent Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Our facility displays artifacts ...

  • Family Aquatic Center

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    (61 miles) Siloam Springs

    Enjoy a safe and enjoyable aquatic recreation experience. Swimming lessons, different course levels for Juniors. All staff, equipment, programs and services will reflect professionalism and the ...

  • Lake Leatherwood City Park

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    (61 miles) Eureka Springs

    1600 acres of scenic parkland including a lake with boat rentals, extensive hike and bike trails, plus plenty of local wildlife to spot as you explore.

  • Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway

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    (63 miles) 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 ...

  • Pig Trail Kart n Golf

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    (64 miles) Eureka Springs

    offers go karting, miniature golf course, batting cages and arcade.

  • Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

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    (65 miles) Rogers

    Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area (HSP-CA) is in its initial development phase. Arkansas's largest state park in land area, Hobbs covers 12,045 acres along the southern shores of 28,370-acre Beaver ...

  • Arkansas and Missouri Railroad

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    (66 miles) Springdale

    FOR GREAT SCENERY.... The Best Ride's on us! Ride in style on our meticulously restored antique passenger cars,our first-class parlor car or the 1940's Caboose, Lil' Toot, we added in 2007. Relax ...

  • Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum

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    (66 miles) Chanute

    Offering a theatre, displays, exhibitions and artefacts detailing the thrilling and adventurous lives and achievements of a couple of honest to goodness Explorers.

  • Jump Mania Springfield

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    (66 miles) Springfield

    Over 8,700 square feet of bouncing inflatable fun for those active kids, as well as a baby and toddler center!

  • Lazer Force Lazer Tag Springfield

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    (67 miles) Springfield

    4000 square feet of fun lazer tag arena with full arcade, and private party rooms. A great way for active kids to spend the day!

  • Dickerson Park Zoo

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    (67 miles) 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 ...

  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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    (68 miles) 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.

  • The Discovery Center of Springfield

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    (68 miles) Springfield

    An interactive, hands-on museum where kids can discover about the world, science, and how things work!

  • Jordan Valley Park

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    (68 miles) Springfield

    Indoor ice skating, waterfalls, fountains and open play space in Springfield at this fun family park!

  • Talking Rocks Cavern

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    (69 miles) Reeds Spring

    A "must see" just minutes from Silver Dollar City in Missouri! The whole family will love exploring on your underground adventure, with beautiful caves filled with crystals and amazing scenery.

  • Silver Dollar City

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    (71 miles) Branson

    Travel back in time to an 1880s mining city, with this Missouri theme park that is perfect for family members of all ages!

  • Boingo Bounce

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    (71 miles) Fayetteville

    Super fun bounce house, with open bounce, toddler time AND birthday parties! Bounce the day away in Arkansas!

  • National Tiger Sanctuary

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    (73 miles) 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, ...

  • Bransons IMAX Entertainment Complex

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    (74 miles) Branson

    Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex has three thrilling choices for Big Screen entertainment! Choose GIANT-Screen IMAX Adventures for jaw-dropping escapades throughout the world and thru history. ...

  • White Water

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    (74 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!

  • Ripleys Believe It or Not Odditorium

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    (75 miles) Branson

    The odd and unusual displays inside this Odditorium are not the only thing that draws visitors to see this place. The building itself is one of the most photographed buildings in the world!

  • Bransons Promised Land Zoo

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    (75 miles) 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 ...

  • The Track

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    (75 miles) Branson

    The Track Family Fun Parks are the fastest way for your family to have fun together in Branson Missouri. Wooden or classic go-kart tracks, water blaster-equipped bumper boats, themed mini golf-all ...