Caves and Mines in Missouri with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Missouri, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Show Me State, you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Missouri…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Mark Twain Cave

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    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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    Stanton

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

  • Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park

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    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!

  • Talking Rocks Cavern

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    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.

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  • Worlds of Fun

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    Kansas City

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

  • Six Flags St Louis

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    Eureka

    Six Flags St. Louis has it all - with those screaming coasters to those charming kiddie rides! With water rides too, get ready to enjoy this family classic theme park!

  • Silver Dollar City

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    Branson

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

  • Big Surf Waterpark

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    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 ...

  • White Water

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    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!

  • Bluff Falls Water Park

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    Poplar Bluff

    Family water park and fun centre with lots of different fun slides for the whole family.

  • Blanchette Park and Aquatic Center

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    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 ...

  • Kansas City Zoo

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    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 ...

  • World Aquarium

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    St. Louis

    Over 10,000 outrageous sea creatures and fun river critters await you at this St.Louis aquarium, with interactive fun for kids too!

  • St Louis Zoo

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    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 ...

  • The Butterfly House

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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 ...

  • Dickerson Park Zoo

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    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 ...

  • Wild Animal Safari

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    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 ...

  • Promised Land Zoo

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    Eagle Rock

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

  • Bransons Promised Land Zoo

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    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 ...

  • Lazy L Safari Park

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    Cape Girardeau

    Africa comes to Missouri with this walk-thru zoo, with over 50 different species from all over the world, with a petting zoo and gemstone mining too!

  • Mark Twain Riverboat

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    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 ...

  • Ride the Ducks

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    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 ...

  • National Tiger Sanctuary

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    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, ...

  • Going Bonkers

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    Columbia

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

  • Americas Incredible Pizza Company

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    St Louis

    Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, Bumper Cars, Go-Karts, Bowling + loads more fun

  • Air Zone

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    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 ...

  • I49 Fun Center

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    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!

  • Jump Mania Springfield

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    Springfield

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

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City

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    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 ...

  • 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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    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 ...

  • The American Royal Museum

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    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 ...

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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    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 ...

  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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    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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    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 ...