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Things To Do In St. Louis With Kids
St. Louis has tons of family friendly activity. Here is a list of some things to keep the kiddos busy and happy.
My eleven year old son and his friends love going to Sky Zone. Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park. It has huge wall to wall trampolines. You can run around and bounce of the trampolines, bounce off the trampoline walls, or play dodge ball.
Sky Zone is located at 17376 Edison Ave in Chesterfield, MO 63005.
Sky Zone Home Page
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Sky Zone is the perfect combination of fun and fitness for all ages. Sky Zone has created and built the worlds first all trampoline walled playing field. Sky Zone is located in St. Louis, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Columbus, Boston and Minneapolis.
Planet Fun is a super fun indoor playground for kids. It has tons of tubes and passageways to climb through and explore. You can take your kids for the day or play a birthday party there. We have done both. It is always a hit!
Planet Fun is located at 5849 Suemandy in St. Peters, MO 63376.
Planet Fun Home Page
Castlewood State Park
Take the kids on a hike, a picnic, or to the play ground at Castlewood State Park in Ballwin, MO. They have several hiking trails with beautiful views that will entertain the kiddos as well as wear them out! There is also a nice playground and meadows where deer can often be seen.
Castlewood State Park is located at 1401 Kiefer Creek Rd in Ballwin, MO 63021.
Castlewood State Park Home Page
Forest Park Balloon Race
Once a year in September, Forest Park is taken over by hot air balloons. On that Friday evening, the grounds glow with lit up balloons bursting to get into the air. Families can walk amongst the balloons and talk to their pilots. The Friday evening ends with a fireworks display around 9pm. That Saturday the same balloons will compete in a race. Both events are spectacular.
The Great Forest Park Balloon Race Home Page
- The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
The Great Forest Park Balloon Race website. Schedule of events, history of the race, sponsor list, maps and info.
St. Louis Science Center
The St. Louis Science Center is a great place to take kids. There are many different hands on learning opportunities that are fun to. Most areas of the Science Center are free to participate in. Special exhibits and shows must be paid for and tickets can be purchased in the main lobby.
The Science Center is located at 5050 Oakland Avenue in St. Louis, MO 63110.
- Saint Louis Science Center -- OMNIMAX Theater, Planetarium, Special Exhibits
At the Saint Louis Science Center, our mission is "to ignite and sustain an interest in life-long science and technology learning". Come visit us soon.
The City Museum is the most fun and interesting place to visit in the city. The former International Shoe Company building is made of recycled building materials like old school buses, planes, chimneys, bridges, planes, and tiles. It is a place to play, climb, and explore.
The City Museum is located at 701 N 15th Street in St. Louis, MO 63103.
Carousel at Faust Park
The St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park in Chesterfield Missouri was built in 1920. It has 60 hand carved horses and deer. The carousel lived at the Forest Park Highland Amusement Park until 1963 when a fire struck the theme park. The carousel escaped major damage and was purchased by Howard Ohlendorf and donated to the St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation. It operated at Sylvan Springs County Park until 1979. It was apparent that time had taken it's toll on the carousel. The St. Louis County Historic Buildings Commission created a foundation called the Faust Cultural Heritage Foundation to raise funds to restore and maintain the carousel. The carousel was restored and began operating again on May 9, 1987 in it's new home at Faust Park in Chesterfield. The carousel is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 4pm. It is $2 to ride. Faust Park is located at 15189 Olive Blvd in Chesterfield, MO 63017.
Butterfly House at Faust Park
There is never a bad time to be surrounded by hundreds of butterflies. The Butterfly House in Faust Park has 60 breeds of butterflies and 150 varieties of tropical plans to enjoy.
The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park at 15193 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, MO 63017.
Missouri Botanical Gardens
There is a lot of beauty to take in at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. But, for the kiddo's there is a great Children's Garden. It is open from April - October each year. Kids can venture into a limestone cave, explore the wetlands, board a steamboat, climb in the tree house or visit a midwestern prairie village.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in St. Louis, Missouri 63110. For more information see the Missouri Botanical Gardens website below.