Zoos in STANTON with kids

It’s animal time in Stanton, Missouri and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Stanton because this The Show Me State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • The Butterfly House

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    (41 miles) 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 ...

  • St Louis Zoo

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    (51 miles) 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 ...

  • World Aquarium

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    (55 miles) 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!

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  • Americas Incredible Pizza Company

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    (44 miles) St Louis

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

  • Going Bonkers

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    (79 miles) Columbia

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

  • Missouri Botanical Garden

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    (51 miles) St Louis

    Visit the country's OLDEST botanical garden in continuous operation! An oasis in St. Louis, with 79 acres of beautiful displays and gardens.

  • The Earthways Center

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    (54 miles) St Louis

    The EarthWays Home, a three-story Victorian residence built in 1885 at 3617 Grandel Square, was renovated in 1994 to showcase practical demonstrations of energy efficient systems, recycled products ...

  • Katy Trail State Park

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    (78 miles) Columbia

    Explore one of the longest rail-to-trails in the entire USA in this Missouri state park. Some of the sections are even part of the history Lewis & Clark Historic Trail!

  • Blanchette Park and Aquatic Center

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    (49 miles) 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 ...

  • Raging Rivers Water Park

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    (61 miles) Grafton

    Fun in the sun over summer at this family friendly Illinois water park! With wave pools, rivers, slides and swirlpools...great fun for all ages!

  • Big Surf Waterpark

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    (89 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 ...

  • Putting Edge

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    (52 miles) Hazelwood

    Mini golf with a difference where it's all glow in the dark! Fun arcade too for those family days out in St. Louis!

  • Shryocks Callaway Farms

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    (71 miles) Columbia

    Located in Callaway County, Missouri, our working family farm is the perfect fall get-away for family and friends. Make plans now to come out to the farm and enjoy our life-size corn maze, group ...

  • Miner Mikes

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    (83 miles) Osage Beach

    35,000 sq ft of family fun with rides, games and simulators, PLUS 12,000 sq ft of high-tech playground for kids to enjoy!

  • Sawyer's Creek Funpark

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    (99 miles) Hannibal

    Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Water Wars, a Bounce House and much more at this Missouri family fun park!

  • Six Flags St Louis

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    (29 miles) 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!

  • Mark Twain Riverboat

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    (94 miles) 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 ...

  • The Magic House Museum

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    (43 miles) St Louis

    Hands-on learning experiences in St. Louis that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills for kids!

  • Saint Louis Art Museum

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    (51 miles) St Louis

    The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 30,000 works of art.

  • City Museum

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    (55 miles) St Louis

    This St. Louis museum is one of the most unusual in the country, with multi-level madness, a rooftop Ferris Wheel and 3 stories of creativity - including caves!

  • Auto WorldCar Museum and Kingdom Expo

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    (62 miles) Fulton

    The Backer Collection of vintage Automobiles consists of over 120 vintage cars, trucks and other vehicles dating from 1903 to 1993. 84 of these vehicles are displayed at Auto World; sitting ...

  • National Great Rivers Museum

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    (66 miles) East Alton

    This 12,000-square-foot facility is the result of a collaboration of the Corps and the nonprofit Meeting of the Great Rivers Foundation and tells the story of the Mississippi River. The Museum ...

  • Edwardsville Children's Museum

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    (72 miles) Edwardsville

    All things fun and play in this colorful Illinois children's museum, with hands-on exhibits perfect for those little ones to learn through play.

  • Museum of Art and Archaeology

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    (81 miles) Columbia

    The Museum of Art and Archaeology is the art museum of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Its galleries are free and open to the public, and showcase a wide range of archaeological and artistic ...

  • Rolla Skate Zone

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    (44 miles) 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!

  • Go Ape Creve Coeur Park

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    (46 miles) St. Louis

    Zip, swing and climb through the ONLY treetop adventure course in Missouri! Great fun for active kids!

  • Lazer Force Lazer Tag Caseyville

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    (62 miles) Caseyville

    A super atmospheric two storey lazer tag arena with full arcade and even indoor mini golf!

  • Lazer Lanes

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    (78 miles) Columbia

    Great fun for active kids in Missouri with bowling, laser tag, and an arcade. Who is up for the challenge?

  • Lazer Force Osage Beach

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    (85 miles) Osage Beach

    Painless, mess-less action combat game, with blacklight, fog, flashing lights and heart pumping music! Perfect for those active kids over 5.

  • Grants Farm

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    (45 miles) St Louis

    There are many exciting animal encounters possible at Grant's Farm, the 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family. The Farm is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 100 different ...

  • Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center

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    (48 miles) St. Charles

    Near the Missouri River is this historical attraction featuring exhibits all about that famous Lewis & Clark expedition!

  • St Louis Science Center

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    (51 miles) St Louis

    Explore science and learning with your children as they begin to understand the world around them. Families can experience the remarkable natural world together in a nurturing child-friendly ...

  • The Gateway Arch

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    (55 miles) St Louis

    The nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch is an iconic attraction for kids to experience! They can visit the very top on a super fun tram, and even watch movies! Iconic St. Louis!

  • The National Churchill Museum

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    (61 miles) Fulton

    An insight into the life and times of one of the world's most memorable political leaders in an accessible way for kids. Fascinating day of history in Missouri.

  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

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    (62 miles) Collinsville

    A fascinating UNESCO site of what was once one of the greatest cities in the world!