Kids Can Burn Off Some Energy

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family activities , family entertainment , Family Fun , theme park , theme parks / water parks
Missouri has plenty of activities for the kids. Try an interactive museum, Midwest water parks and a kids museum to let their imagination run wild.
Author: Charles Scott

Freedom to Explore: Interactive Museum Attractions and Midwest Water Parks for the Kids

Freedom is on the agenda in Missouri – freedom to have a good time. Let the Show-Me State show your family what it means to play. Discover your inner child at one of the many venues made for kids of all ages.
Discover your inner child at an interactive museum. Feel like its summertime year-round in the Midwest; after all, water parks don’t have to be outdoors. Missouri delivers plenty of great indoor options.

Travel “down under” at Jumpin' Joey's in Springfield. This Australian-themed indoor bounce-house offers kids the chance to bounce out their energy. Their open jump times allow kids – and adults – a fun experience. Their open jump specials include jump time, pizza and drinks. Also in Springfield, Jump Mania is 8,700 square feet of inflatable fun. Friday nights, Jump Mania transforms into Glow Night, when black lights and music get the weekend started.

Kids Museum Fun in Missouri

For a more relaxing activity, visit the galleries in the St. Louis Art Museum. The 200,000-square-foot East Wing expansion has revolutionized the way art is viewed in St. Louis. Traveling as well as permanent exhibits fill the spaces. Every Friday, the museum is open until 9 p.m. Inside the main museum, order something delicious at Panorama, a restaurant with a dramatic view of Forest Park.

Children need to grow their imagination. The Discovery Playhouse kids museum provides the perfect backdrop for exploration. Located in downtown Cape Girardeau, the Playhouse is open Tuesday through Sunday. Children of all ages can play, discover and explore their way through a variety of interactive exhibits. Find your way through Air-Mazing-Fun. Cruise Pollywog Pond in your boat. Become a dentist and firefighter and experience life in their shoes.

Winter Fun in the Midwest: Water Parks Are Not All Outdoors

Itching for a little summer-like fun? Searching for a Midwest water park? Just head to one of the Show-Me State’s many indoor pools and water parks. Read the VisitMO Spotlight blog posts on Indoor Water Parks for some ideas on weatherproof fun and relaxation the family can enjoy. Summer lasts year-round at one such place – Splash Country Indoor Water Park. Float on the lazy river. Get soaked by the 1,000-gallon tipping bucket. Enjoy the toddler play area. Everyone in the family is covered at this Branson attraction, part of the Grand Country Inn entertainment complex. Facilities include  a variety of  dry-land activities, restaurants, lodging options and packages designed to meet your family’s needs. In warmer months, the complex opens its outdoor water park.

The Lake of the Ozarks is not only home to fabulous outdoor water fun, it also brings the fun indoors. If indoor amusement parks are more your style, Miner Mike’s and Buster's has it all – arcade games, miniature golf, indoor roller coasters and many other activities. Approximately 35,000 square feet of excitement makes it the perfect place to spend a day. When you need a little refueling, their Longbranch Saloon and The Cook’s Tent can fill you with burgers, pizza and other delicacies. As they say at Miner Mike’s: “Rain or shine … it’s always a good time!”


 Jumpin' Joey's
Jumpin' Joey's is an Australian-themed activity center with a variety of bounce houses and obstacle ...

 Jump Mania
Jump Mania is one of the biggest inflatable park in southwest Missouri. "Open Jump" is available for ...

 Splash Country Indoor Waterpark
No matter what the temperature is outside visitors can enjoy a vast array of activities and aquatic ...

 Grand Country Inn
Offering 319 guestrooms; indoor and outdoor pools and an interactive water park that is free for guests. Grand ...

 Saint Louis Art Museum
One of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 33,000 works of art. ...

 Discovery Playhouse - A Children's Museum
Explore the many exciting, interactive exhibits in this children's museum, located in downtown Cape ...

 Miner Mike's and Buster's
A 35,000 square-foot playground filled with quality family fun, exciting rides, challenging games, simulators ...

 The Lake of the Ozarks
Missouri's most popular lake destination features more than 1,100 miles of shoreline – that’s ...