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Things to do in Cape Girardeau, MO 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 The Show Me State 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 here!)

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!

So why not visit 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!)

The Discovery Playhouse has 2 floors filled with exhibits designed for families to play, learn and discover, with more to come!

Explore what life was once like on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River at the Cape River Heritage Museum is located at the old police & fire station!

Glenn House is a historic home built in 1883, and today is open to the public to experience like in 19th century Missouir!

Crisp Museum is located at the Missouri State University, and features exhibits displaying fine art, and local history

Visit one of the remaining Civil War forts in Cape Girardeau at Fort D Historic Site, via self-guided tours, guided tours & re-enactments!

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!

Stars and Stripes Museum is a dedicated to the official newspaper of the US Armed Forces!

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

A family friendly campsite where you can enjoy not only the on-site activities, like the swimming pool, but also the fun adventures to be had nearby, such as fishing!

A trip down memory lane in a beautiful historic building, taking you through the history of the telephone!

Amazing kids fun in St. Louis with roller coasters, laser tag, tiny town, go-karts, bumper cars, and of course....pizza!

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

Animal fun and history at Missouri's Grant's Farm, with over 900 animals, a historic cabin, carousel, pony rides and more!

A fascinating museum looking at the life, work and times of children's poet Eugene Field, all set in his childhood home

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!

High standard indoor karting in St Louis for kids as young as 6 years! Walk-ins available, and electric karts too!

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!

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

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

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 and waste reduction practices. Today this handsome e....

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 environment. The Discovery Room helps children focus on the....

The World Chess Hall of Fame presents world-class exhibitions that explore the connection of chess to art, culture, and history

St Louis Zoo offers FREE admission, with additional fee-based activities great for kids, including carousel, railroad, 4D theater, Safari Tours and more!

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

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!

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

We Rock The Spectrum is a fun, colorful and safe indoor gym for kids up to 12yrs with open play, summer camp & birthday parties.

A beautiful and educational day out in Missouri, where kids can enjoy time surrounded by colorful creatures in the Butterfly House!

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

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

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

A family friendly water park in St. Charles with water slides, swimming pool, water activities and tasty concessions for the whole family!

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!

A fun community style aquatic facility in St. Charles, with family nights, water slides, kids area and concessions!

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!

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.

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 amongst historic settings and exhibits of memorabilia remi....

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!

Fall fun in Callaway County, Missouri on this working farm that loves to have kids enjoy their corn maze, hayrides, campfires and more!

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

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!

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!

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

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!

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

Papa's Cat Café gives you the chance to pet cats, play with cats, and enjoy delicious food & coffee too!

The Museum of Art and Archaeology is free & open to the public, with a host of treasures covering history, culture & art!

Fascinating 55 minute tours into the Mark Twain Caves, as well as fun activities like special seasonal tours and Mark Twain shows.

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

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 "Mighty Mississippi".

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum properties includes eight buildings; six historically significant buildings and two exciting, interactive museums whose collections include fifteen original Norman Rockwell paintings. A self-guided tour of the Mar....

Enjoy a real life wild animal safari and get to experience feeding the animals. Exotic animals will literally eat right out of the palm of your hand!

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