Up for a little friendly competition? The variety of activities in Missouri gives everyone a chance to shine.
Take the family to Chesterfield Sports Fusion for big-scale fun. Located about 20 minutes west of St. Louis, Chesterfield Sports Fusion turns any day into an extraordinary adventure. Sink a 3-pointer while jumping on a trampoline: find the perfect hiding spot during a game of laser tag; climb a rock like it's your very own Mount Everest; show off your coordination as you race through the inflatable obstacle course. Sports Fusion provides all of these activities indoors, so no matter what the weather brings, fun is a guarantee.
At Snow Creek, cooler temperatures mean big excitement. No need to purchase an expensive ski-lift ticket for a snowy adventure—just head to Weston for a day of snow skiing or tubing on natural and man-made snow. If you prefer tubing to skiing, just Imagine how much fun you'll have zipping down a powdery slope, then stepping onto a “conveyor carpet” for a ride back up. (Call first or check their website for snow conditions.)
In Independence, take the family for some fun on the ice at the Community Ice Rink, one of the finest ice skating facilities in the Midwest. Activities include public skating, learn-to-skate classes, figure skating, hockey, special events, a full-service concession stand, a pro shop, birthday parties and private rentals. The ice rink is located in the Independence Events Center, home of the Missouri Mavericks Hockey team and Missouri Comets indoor soccer team.
Are the kids bouncing off the walls with pre-vacation enthusiasm? LeBounce, in Cape Girardeau, makes it easy to channel all that energy. This 6,000-square-foot play center lets kids soar into the air, propelled by colorful inflatables. LeBounce has the parents covered; while the little ones have a blast bouncing, moms and dads can keep an eye on them from comfy lounge seats. LeBounce even offers big-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi.
In Springfield, the folks at Jump Mania welcome your family for a memorable day of fun. Jump around in one of southwest Missouri's largest inflatable parks; zoom down the slides and climb the play equipment. Once you build up an appetite, stop by the concession stand for pizza and a drink. Want some special effects with your bounce-house adventure? Head to Jump Mania’s “Glow Night,” Fridays, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., when the inflatable areas are illuminated by black lights.
For lots of glow-in-the-dark fun, head to Galactic Fun Zone, in Columbia, where you can play laser tag in the 3,500-square-foot Star Battle Laser Tag arena. In addition to this futuristic competition, Galactic Fun Zone offers a gigantic arcade, with more than 40 classic and modern games, and a bowling alley. The cafe serves delicious chicken wings and other good snacks.
In St. Peters, you’ll love America's Incredible Pizza Company, where they pair great food with tons of fun. Burn off some energy with indoor go-karts, bumper cars, games and miniature golf; fuel up with pizza, salad, pasta, and a baked potato bar—don’t forget the dessert.
Fun Spot at Grand Country, in Branson, blends 21st century technology with the magic of yesteryear. While playing a challenging round of mini-golf, you'll be surrounded by 3-D animations that make it feel as though you're in an old river town—like the one Tom Sawyer grew up in. Also, Fun Spot offers an arcade, a laser maze, bumper cars and mini-bowling.