Caves and Mines in SPRINGFIELD with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Springfield, 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 Springfield…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Talking Rocks Cavern

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    (37 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.

  • Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park

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    (63 miles) 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!

  • Mystic Caverns

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    (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 ...

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  • Silver Dollar City

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    (37 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!

  • White Water

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    (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!

  • Big Surf Waterpark

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    (66 miles) 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 ...

  • Family Aquatic Center

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    (98 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 ...

  • Dickerson Park Zoo

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    (3 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 ...

  • Wild Animal Safari

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    (14 miles) 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 ...

  • Bransons Promised Land Zoo

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    (38 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 ...

  • Promised Land Zoo

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    (53 miles) Eagle Rock

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

  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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    (67 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.

  • Wilderness Drive Through Safari

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    (92 miles) Gentry

    African comes to Arkansas at this drive through safari, with over 400 acres of exotic animals. With a petting park, and seasonal pony and camel rides too!

  • National Tiger Sanctuary

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    (26 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, ...

  • Ride the Ducks

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    (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 ...

  • Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway

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    (60 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 ...

  • Tiny Town

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    (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 ...

  • Jump Mania Springfield

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    (3 miles) Springfield

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

  • Boingo Bounce

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    (91 miles) Fayetteville

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

  • The Discovery Center of Springfield

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    Springfield

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

  • General Sweeneys Museum of Civil War History

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    (9 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 ...

  • Titanic Museum Attraction

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    (39 miles) Branson

    An incredible experience aboard this Titanic experience where kids can walk the Grand Staircase, touch a REAL live iceberg, learn to send an SOS message... and much more!

  • Hollywood Wax Museum Branson

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    (39 miles) Branson

    Rub shoulders with the stars at this Hollywood Wax Museum, with themed tributes to action, romance, sci-fi and comedy genres!

  • Ripleys Believe It or Not Odditorium

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    (39 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!

  • Powers Museum

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    (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, ...

  • Harber Village Antique Historical Museum

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    (95 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.

  • Arkansas Air Museum

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    (96 miles) 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 ...

  • National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum

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    (97 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 ...

  • Jordan Valley Park

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    Springfield

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

  • Lake Leatherwood City Park

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    (60 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.

  • Bull Shoals-White River State Park

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    (69 miles) 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 ...

  • Wilson Island State Park

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    (71 miles) Missouri Valley

    Historic, and teeming with wildlife and adventure, this Iowa State Park gives you hiking and skiing trails, picnic areas, river activities and camping - all ready and waiting to join in your outdoor ...

  • Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

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    (72 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 ...

  • Lazer Force Lazer Tag Springfield

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    (2 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!

  • Lazer Force Lazer Tag Joplin

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    (65 miles) Joplin

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