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Experience fun and adventure in southeast Missouri. We offer lots of fun, including, among other activities: delving into the mysterious underground realm of Current River Cavern; flying through the trees at high speed on our zipline courses; gem and fossil panning; a quarry dig; a mineral and fossil museum; a nature center.
Open May-September. Check our website for details, schedules and prices.
The award winning Challenger Learning Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to continuing the mission of the astronauts who lost their lives in the 1986 Challenger shuttle accident.
We provide hands-on space education programs to schools, corporations, community organizations and the general public.
The center features a replica space station and Mission Control center, where you can participate in a simulated space mission and be engaged in an unforgettable experience involving activities similar to those performed by NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers.
Climb So iLL is an indoor rock climbing facility offering a truly unique experience. It is located just south of downtown St. Louis in the former City Hospital Power Plant building at the intersection of I-44 and I-55.
The facility features world-class climbing walls for recreational and professional athletes of all ages. It includes 40 top rope stations, 55 foot walls, a dedicated training area, and instructional classes.
In addition, there is a fully stocked pro shop specializing in rock-climbing equipment, merchandise, and apparel.
Plan your family or group vacation, retreat, leadership seminar, or wilderness adventure with us. We offer lodges and campsites; an intimate setting; catered meals; retreat, trip, or vacation planning; a variety of activities; and a Christ-focused staff.
Adventures may include canoeing, caving, orienteering, climbing, rope courses, 7- to 14-day wilderness trips and other special activities.
Grand Country a family destination: a total vacation experience with three live shows daily; 36-hole indoor mini-golf; Fun Spot for kids; pizza; custard; homemade fudge; Grand Country Buffet; possibly the world’s largest banjo and violin; shopping; and the Grand Country Inn hotel, with indoor and outdoor pools and an interactive water park that is free for guests.
Special space and activities are available for birthday parties and private events.
Brand new for 2013 is Grand Country’s Farm Mini Golf Course. Guests will feel like they are back home on the farm while playing two different courses featuring life size whimsical and animated farm animals, a milk shed, water tower, horse barn, ponds, windmill, outhouse and a chicken coop. Sensors will bring the course to life by setting off sound effects and animations throughout the game.
Grand Country’s brand new Farm Mini Golf is the first course in Branson to feature a championship style course. Dependent upon skill level, players putt into one of two cups, making the course playable for beginners and small children, while creating a challenge for the most advanced players in this beautifully landscaped course.
The Living Well Village houses leadership camps, with health and wellness programs designed for individuals, families and organizations. The facility can be rented for family or group events/outings. Operated by The Living Well Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.
Our mission is to create healthier individuals and families, through experiential learning across the life cycle. The Living Well Village assists individuals in reaching their highest level of wellness, through education with practice.
The hours listed are our regular hours; extended evening and weekend hours are available for groups with a reservation.
Outpost Archery Center offers sales and repair. There are three archery ranges: an 80-yard outdoor range; a 40-yard, heated and air conditioned indoor range; and a techno hunt video range. Located at the Fanning Outpost 66 General Store.
Family fun and adventure including go-karts; miniature golf; foam factory; batting cages; game room; bumper cars; rock-climbing wall; outdoor play garden; banquet rooms; a picnic pavilion; a maze; gem-mining stream; and a cafe/coffee shop. Hayrides and campfire packages are available.
We offer an educational entertainment center for children younger than age 9. Fees and restrictions vary for some rides and activities.
The Puppetry Art Institute is a full-service museum, theater and puppetry center which includes daily workshops, monthly puppet shows, puppet repairs and demonstrations by professional puppeteers. Our Mission: To preserve and promote puppetry through education and entertainment for all ages.
The museum includes rotating exhibits and permanent collections. Museum admission: $3; younger than 16, $1.50.
The gift shop sells different styles of puppets and marionettes, toys and professional puppets, puppet-related merchandise, and puppet parts.
Visit our website or call for details, more workshop information and performance schedules.
Our mission is to provide children and families a fun, friendly, and affordable place to go. We offer open jump, rentals, a birthday party room and fundraiser events. We also welcome school and church groups. Group rates, Wi-fi and Dish Network TV are available.
The Edge is a ropes course that includes, among other challenges: a rock wall; climbing cargo-net; inverted rock wall; cat walk; four zip-lines (one of which is 343-feet long); a 20-foot leap of faith; the sky walk; and a 48-foot giant swing.
Church, business, college, civic, youth, executive, sports and family groups are welcome to benefit from the course, aided by our well trained, certified instructors.
Union Station is the second-largest railroad station in the United States. This renovated historic building features family friendly entertainment, including among other attractions: traveling exhibitions; the largest movie screen in Kansas City (featuring 3-D movies); the region's largest 360-degree planetarium; live stage shows; the KC Rail Experience; the Model Railroad Experience; and Science City.
Science City features more than 50 interactive areas, providing some real hands-on fun, all in the name of science. From digging for fossils to landing a space shuttle in a NASA-style simulator, Science City offers so much fun kids (of all ages) won't realize just how much they're learning. Science Center is open Wed.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.; also open on national holidays that fall on Monday.
Located across the street from Crown Center shopping and entertainment district. Less than five minutes from the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.
Admission is free; however there is a charge for some attractions and events. Visit the website for a schedule.
Upper Limits offers something for everyone. Our two massive arches and amazing top-out boulder challenge experienced climbers, while our introductory classes allow novices to learn the skills needed. (Climbers younger than 18 must have a waiver, signed by a parent or legal guardian.)
To experience the thrill of indoor rock climbing without taking a class, our 11 auto-belays are the perfect option.
Our Pro Shop offers any of the gear you need for your climbing adventures. Second location downtown, near Union Station.
Visit our website for details, special event schedules, and a printable waver.
Housed in a historical railroad factory near Union Station, Upper Limits takes you to new heights in downtown St. Louis. Whether you're looking for routes to challenge experienced climbers or something fun for beginners, our 10,000 square-feet of indoor rock climbing surface has something for everyone. (Climbers younger than 18 must have a waiver, signed by a parent or legal guardian.)
Second location in West County.
Our Pro Shop offers any of the gear you need for your climbing adventures.
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