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Missouri for Kids
Play on land, water or underground in Missouri with the kids. The Show Me State offers unique experiences children and their parents won't soon forget. Have you visited attractions in Missouri for kids? Rate your visit.

Attractions in Missouri for Kids:

  • Arabia Steamboat Museum
    Explore the excavated side-wheel steamer, which was built in 1853. Located in Kansas City.
  • The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure
    Over 1,000 butterflies surround you in the botanical garden along with tropical plants and beautiful waterscapes. There's also a Mirror Maze, 3-D theater and insect zoo. Located in Branson.
  • Grant's Farm
    In St. Louis, kids can visit the grounds of the famous Busch family. The farm is operated by Anheuser-Busch but this day of fun is for the kids with 1,000 animals from six continents on close to 300 acres.
  • Kaleidoscope
    The founder of Hallmark created this imagination station. Kids are encouraged to make whatever comes to mind with leftover materials from Hallmark. Located in Kansas City.
  • Kansas City Zoo
    The 10th largest zoo in the U.S. covers 202 acres with more than 1,000 animals to see. An IMAX theater is also on-site.
  • St. Louis Science Center
    There's plenty to do all in one place. The discovery room taps into the budding scientist, a planetarium looks at space travel and special exhibits like the pirates adventure and Darwin experience expose kids to fun and learning at the same time.
  • St. Louis Zoo
    With 5,000 animals to see, plus an insectarium, children's zoo and a miniature train, plan to be at the St. Louis Zoo for at least the whole day. Catch feeding times for penguins, sea lions, tree kangaroos and bears.
  • Talking Rocks Cavern
    Walk underground to discover the natural living crystal cave formations. Located in Branson West.
  • Wonderscope Children's Museum
    Splish splash in the water play area. Learn about farming. Roam around the outdoor garden. There are more than a dozen exhibit areas in this Kansas City children's museum.
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