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The St. Louis area is a great destination for families visiting the Midwest of the United States. Many places for families are free or have budget-friendly options, there is a great mix of outdoor fun and indoor activities for rainy days and we found some cool activities on the GoWhee App that parents will enjoy too.
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Kids can learn by playing at the Magic House Children’s Museum.
Key Information: Admission is $12 – food onsite – restrooms with changing tables
Good To Know: Check the special exhibits– they have a partnership with PBS and have tie-ins with some of your kids’ favorite shows.
The St. Louis Zoo is home to hundreds of animals including kid favorites like elephants and polar bears.
Key Information: FREE – stroller-friendly – food onsite
Good To Know: All guests must reserve free-timed tickets in advance.
Visit a real working farm at Eckert’s! You can pick your own produce, enjoy a pony or camel ride, and eat at their country restaurant.
Key Information: Field pass + produce starts at $15 – stroller-friendly – lots of food options
Good To Know: Kids eat free on Thursdays.
Active kids will love Upper Limits, an indoor rock climbing gym. You can even host birthday parties there!
Key Information: Day passes are $18/$16 for kids – not good for toddlers or babies – free parking
Good To Know: Upper Limits has rock walls for all skill levels.
Grant’s Farm is the historic home of the Busch family… and over 900 farm animals, including some of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
Key Information: Passes start at $15 – food onsite – best for kids 5 and up
Good To Know: Don’t miss seeing the cabin President Ulysses S Grant built himself!
You can walk through Gateway Arch National Park or take a tram to the top of the Arch.
Key Information: Basic admission is $3 – the park is stroller friendly – food is onsite.
Good To Know: You can’t take strollers on the Arch trams.
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Myseum is a hands-on museum that lets kids have fun through the power of play and imagination.
Key Information: Admission is $10.95 for kids/$5.95 for adults – FREE parking – best for kids 2-12
Good To Know: Socks are required to protect toes in active exhibits.
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There’s tons of family fun at Kokomo Joe’s. Have a blast playing laser tag, riding bumper cars and go-karts, and much more.
Key Information: Activities priced individually – food onsite – kids-only play areas
Good To Know: Little kids really love mini bowling, which uses smaller balls.
Meet and greet rescued tigers in a beautiful setting.
Key Information: Tours start at $10 – stroller-friendly – tours are 45-90 minutes
Good To Know: Don’t miss sampling Fizzy Izzy Root Beer, which is named after one of the sanctuary’s tigers!
The City Museum in St. Louis is an old warehouse that has been turned into a huge playground with miles of tunnels and slides.
Key Information: $18 – food onsite – toddler play area
Good To Know: The toddler area is on the 3rd floor.
See what it’s like to canoe, kayak, or paddleboard with Big Muddy Adventures!
Key Information: Prices vary – best for kids 6+ – rent for a day or take a guided tour
Good To Know: The guided adventure trips are lots of fun.
Forest Park is a place where kids can connect with nature as they explore, discover, and learn.
Key Information: FREE – pet-friendly – restrooms nearby
Good To Know: Toddlers and older kids can all enjoy the playscape.
Six Flags St. Louis has a lot of fun for big and little kids.
Key Information: Tickets start at $34.99 – food onsite – rides for all ages
Good To Know: Admission includes the waterpark.
See St. Louis like never before when you ride this 240-foot observation wheel!
Key Information: Adults $15, kids $10 – 15 minute rides – located at Union Station
Good To Know: Strollers are not permitted in gondolas, but they have stroller parking
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Get close to art at the Laumeier Sculpture Park.
Key Information: FREE – public restrooms available – bring your own food
Good To Know: Laumeier Sculpture Park has one of the 30/30 trails– 30 hikes that can be completed in about 30 minutes and are perfect for kids.
The St. Louis Art Museum is a great place to teach kids about art.
Key Information: FREE – free stroller rental – food onsite
Good To Know: Some exhibits require a fee.
Union Station is home to restaurants and attractions like the St. Louis Aquarium.
Key Information: FREE – attractions require fees – stroller friendly
Good To Know: Kids love the cupcakes at the bakery.
HealthWorks teaches kids about the body and lets them play INSIDE a giant skeleton!
Key Information: $7 – closed Sunday/Monday – no food onsite
Good To Know: Don’t miss the world’s largest teeth!
Learn all about farm life in the 1940s and see midwestern wildlife.
Key Information: FREE – pet-friendly – public restrooms
Good To Know: The farm also has playgrounds just for kids.
The St. Louis Science Center lets kids learn about the world through play and experimentation.
Key Information: FREE – some exhibits have fees – food onsite
Good To Know: The flight simulators are very popular with kids.
You can see birds from all over at the World Bird Sanctuary, and even get to meet and handle some of them.
Key Information: $8 per car – $10 show tickets – public restrooms available
Good To Know: For an extra-special treat, you can paint with Sprinkles the Emu!
At Monkey Joe’s, everything is designed for fun.
Key Information: Admission is $11.99 for kids (adults are free) – food onsite – play as long as you want
Good To Know: Even toddlers can have a safe, fun time playing in the Mini Monkey Zone.
Even if you’re not shopping for anything specific, kids enjoy the cool decor and huge aquarium at the Cabela’s at Mills Mall.
Key Information: FREE – free parking – food nearby
Good To Know: Cabela’s sells a lot of good car snacks.
Big Joel’s Safari lets you get close enough to touch and feed lots of animals.
Key Information: $12 adults/$10 kids – no food allowed- rough trails
Good To Know: A season pass pays for itself after 2-3 visits.
There’s more than books at the Mercantile Library– they have fun exhibits, including a brand new railroad exhibit.
Key Information: FREE – no food or drink allowed – restrooms onsite
Good To Know: The library is closed when the campus is closed.
At Ultimate Ninjas, kids have fun building strength, endurance, and confidence.
Key Information: Classes are $25 – classes available for kids 2+ – classes last about an hour
Good To Know: The first class is FREE!
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Lone Elk Park is a beautiful place to hike and watch wildlife.
Key Information: FREE – restrooms in visitor center – bring snacks
Good To Know: Lone Elk has one of the 30/30 trails– 30 kid-friendly hikes that can be completed in about 30 minutes.
The Fabulous Fox Theatre hosts lots of fun shows.
Key Information: Ticket prices start around $45 – restaurant next door – no outside food allowed
Good To Know: It is strongly recommended that kids be 5+.
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