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Springfield
An interactive, hands-on museum where kids can discover about the world, science, and how things work!
Springfield
Ice skating indoors on two NHL regulation size ice sheets, and the Ozark Stream and Fountain outdoors where kids can play in the jets and waterfalls. Plus playgrounds, concessions and plazas.
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!
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
Over 8,700 square feet of bouncing inflatable fun for those active kids, as well as a baby and toddler center!
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 and weapons of the war in the Trans-Mississippi, more...
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...
Saddlebrooke
Nestled near Branson, Missouri in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, the National Tiger Sanctuary is able to educate all ages about the environment, the ecosystems, and even how to tell the difference between individual tigers just by observing their man...
Reeds Spring
When Truman Powell first set eyes on this discovery, he declared it to be the most; amazing and uniquely decorated cave in America. There are thousands of naturally beautiful living crystal cave formations of many different kinds, colors, and text...
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...
50s At The Hop
(38 Miles)
Branson
If you're "Searchin'" for fun, take a trip with the Hottest show in Branson, where you can "Rock Around The Clock"! As the fabulous "50's At The Hop" show heats up the stage, you can Rock It...You Can Roll It... Bop & Even Stroll It!
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. Find today's hottest movies in our state-of-the-art, ...
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!
Branson
Discover why so many Kids visit the Titanic Museum Attraction! Kids get to learn, explore and live history - all aboard this amazing ship-shaped classroom called Titanic. Walk the Grand Staircase, touch a REAL live iceberg, Meet Molly and Carter ...
White Water
(39 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!
Branson
A fun-filled, action-packed Dinner and Show extravaganza for everyone! It's the perfect place for families, friends and groups to gather for spectacular special effects and amazing stunts by the most talented performers on two legs and four.
Ride the Ducks
(39 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...
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.
The Track
(40 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 without an admission charge!
Branson
Established in 1983 in Traverse City, Michigan, the Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf mission has always been to provide a wholesome, quality, family oriented entertainment option that promises a fun and unique experience for players aged 3 years to 93 ye...
Branson
Cooper Creek is one of Branson's finest Good Sam RV Parks, recently rated by Trailer Life in 2009 as one of the top 3% in the U.S. We are nestled on the bank of Lake Taneycomo, one of America's finest Rainbow and Brown trout fisheries. (And what a gr...
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...
Powers Museum
(57 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, geocache, and videos. See website for programs and seasonal...
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 ...
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.
Diamond
A park dedicated to Carver's life, work and interests, made accessible to children hands-on programs to help us to imagine young George's life on the Carver Farm. Many activities here are from the everyday life of the 19th century, like dyeing, washi...
Eureka Springs
offers go karting, miniature golf course, batting cages and arcade.
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 the cave in the early 1800s. Today this magnifi...
Pea Ridge
(63 Miles)
Garfield
Pea Ridge is the site of one of the most important battles of the American Civil War. Not only does it offer an outstanding 28 minute film about the battle but Pea Ridge is one of the most intact Civil War battlefields in existence. Inside the Vi...
Joplin
A fun and atmospheric 2 storey lazer tag zone, also popular for birthday parties!
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!
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.
Mystic Caverns
(68 Miles)
Harrison
Come experience a Once-in-a-Lifetime caving adventure through two of Arkansas' most spectacular caves, Mystic Caverns and Crystal Dome Caverns, located in the heart of the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas.
Bull Shoals
In north central Arkansas amidst the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains, Bull Shoals-White River State Park stretches along the riverside and lakeshore where the White River and Bull Shoals Lake join at the Bull Shoals dam. Together these waters f...
Bull Shoals
Mountain Village 1890, an historic re-creation of an Ozark settlement, is a living tribute to the pioneers who first settled this remote part of the country. These were hardy men and women who followed the trails into our mountains from the Carolinas...
Bull Shoals
The Top O' the Ozarks Tower stands at 180 feet from the ground to the top of the flag pole atop of the tower. The gentleman, who had the Tower built, was inspired at the young age of 8 when he visited an old fire tower in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In ...
Missouri Valley
Wilson Island, named after former Governor George Wilson, came into existence as an island sandbar around 1900. Today, Wilson Island State Recreation Area encompasses 544 acres of dense cottonwood stands. Seclusion is one of the area\'s greatest asse...
Carousel Park
(71 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, multi-speed batting cages, the fastest go karts in the ar...
Osage Beach
Painless, mess-less action combat game, with blacklight, fog, flashing lights and heart pumping music! Perfect for those active kids over 5.
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 Lake. Twenty-two of the park's 60 miles of border s...
Miner Mikes
(74 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...
Tiny Town
(79 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
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 as we wind through the river valleys, traverse high...
Elizabeth
Featuring lake front cabins, RV camping, fishing, and lake vacation rentals on Lake Norfork, Hand Cove Resort on Norfork Lake is your natural choice for the better family vacation in the Arkansas Ozarks Mountains.
Boingo Bounce
(91 Miles)
Fayetteville
Fayetteville's very own indoor inflatable bounce and party house! So much fun with specific toddler time in the mornings and open bounce hours in the evenings.
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 several large ponds.
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.
Rolla
The Zone is not just roller skating, but a ton of other fun activities for kids to spend the day! Laser Tag, Laser Maze, and a play area bouncers, as well as an arcade!
Fayetteville
A Museum That Flies...Follow the colorful history of aviation in Arkansas through numerous displays of original artifacts and aviation memorabilia! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Fayetteville for kids...
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 vision, craftsmanship and tenacity of the men who built t...

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

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Wild Animal Safari

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Bransons Promised Land Zoo

(38 Miles) Zoos in Branson

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Silver Dollar City

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Jump Mania Springfield

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Dickerson Park Zoo

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The Discovery Center of Springfield

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National Tiger Sanctuary

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Jordan Valley Park

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Dolly Partons Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show

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White Water

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