(Drive time 2 hours or less)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI
Arena Golf -Putt Putt Golf, batting cages,
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center- outdoor water park- all ages
Discovery Playhouse- ages 1+$6
Lazy Safari Park-walk through zoo
Lazy L Safari Park is a walk-thru zoo located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Visitors can get up close & personal with over 50 different species of exotic animals from Alligators to Zebras! You'll also find a petting zoo, gift shop, picnic shelter, and snack shack. Come experience a wild adventure at Lazy L Safari Park as you .... Take a Walk on the Wild Side!
Le Bounce- ages 2-8, $5-$8
Melaina's Magical Playground
Cape County Park North
This public playground is specifically designed to allow children with special needs to experience the joy of playing outdoors on the same equipment with typically-developing children.
Orange Monkey (ages 8 and up) inflatable bouncers, a 2 story zip line, dodgeball, an arcade, zorb ball, paintless paintball, a 24-foot climbing wall and more!\
Children's Museum of Evansville
Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, Indiana 47713
On the fourth Saturday of every month from 11 am to 3 pm, the Museum has a day dedicated to family-friendly fun. We do crafts, activities, challenges and often have special guests, performances and much, much more! Each month has a different theme, and Super Saturday activities are included with Museum admission. You won't want to miss this!
Mesker Park Zoo -Over 200 specials / 700 animals
Adults $9.50/ Children ages 3 and over $ 8.50
Pump It UP of Evansville-Amusements and
Snicker Doodle Kids Art
The Inflatable Fun Factory
Raging Rivers Waterpark
Lighted skatepark, bicycyles, skateboards and roller skate
Robert Coleman Sprayground
Vertical Jump Park- trampoline courts
Yaya's Island- focuses on ages 1-9
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ST LOUIS, MISSOURI
Museum closed for renovation
Rides to the Top
1 hr sightseeing cruises
Adult: $20 (Save $3 when you make it a Captain’s Combo**!)
Child (age 3–15): $10 (Save $1 when you make it a Captain’s Combo**!)
Children under age 3: Free
750 North 16th Street
St. Louis, MO. 63103
Healthworks Kids Museum
1100 Macklind Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
St Louis Zoo- all ages
Zoo Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.)
8 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.)
Prices and more information
1-314-843-1700 Monday through Friday, 11am-8pm CST
Admission to Grant's Farm, tram rides and all shows are complimentary. A few attractions require a small fee to participate.Parking is $12 per car
Rides, shows, animals. and more.
Museum of Transportation
2933 Barrett Station Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122
Public tours, self-guided tours, miniature train, handcars, trolley rides. Creation Station open first and third Sunday of the month. and Monday-Friday
Open 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Monday-Saturday; 11:00 am-4:00pm
Admission to the Visitor Center is always free. Parking is free on most days, but there is sometimes a parking fee during special events! On the days the Visitor Center is open, the operating hours are 9:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.
At the Visitor Center, pet lovers of all ages can enjoy:
Wagon rides: 11a.m. – 2p.m.
Better with Pets Interactive Exhibit: Ongoing
Cow-milking demonstrations: 10:30a.m. & 12:30p.m.
Baby animal petting area: Ongoing
Animal Barn and Hayloft Play Area: Ongoing
Canine performances of agility, diving dog and flying disc: 11a.m. & 1p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, as well during the week from Memorial Day – Labor Day, there is an extra performance at 3p.m.
Gift Shop: Ongoing
Snack Bar: Ongoing
At the Purina Event Center, events range from dog and cat shows to other pet-related events. Check the event calendar for a list of events.
St Louis Science Center
Missouri Botanical Gardens
Sports Hall of Fame
James McDonnell Prologue Room- Boeing
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If your kids like airplanes, they will love visiting the Prologue Room at Boeing. From biplanes to spacecraft, the Prologue Room portrays milestone events and displays models of aircraft and spacecraft that played pivotal roles in shaping the history of aerospace. Visitors can view actual-size Mercury and Gemini capsules, large-scale models of some of today’s military aircraft, including the Eagle, Hornet, Apache, and Air Force One, as well as rockets and missiles, and commercial jetliners. Hundreds of scale models, dioramas, paintings, photographs and videos tell the story of the companies that make up The Boeing Company.
Free admission and free parking
Nationally acclaimed children's museum offers hundreds of hands-on educational exhibits for kids from one to 101. Explore the Children's Village, Star-Spangled Center, Jack and the Beanstalk Climber and more. Admission $10. Free parking.
And if you feel like driving a little bit farther..
FRENCH LICK INDIANA
Big Splash Adventure- 40,000 square foot indoor water park
Toll Free: (877)936-FUNN (3866)
SANTA CLAUS INDIANA