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101 Family Day Trips from St. Louis

 

 

Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from St. Louis. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

 

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Get Wild on a Hike

  Babler Outdoor Education Center
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
Mastodon State Historic Site
West Tyson Park

 

Time Travel Today

  Missouri History Museum
Missouri Civil War Museum
Thomas Sappington House Museum
Lewis & Clark Boat House and Museum
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Field House Museum
Grant's Farm

 

Make Life a Beach

  Monsanto Lake Beach
Long Branch State Park
The Fugitive Beach
Finger Lakes State Park

 

Splash into Some Water Fun

  Raging Rivers Waterpark
Splash City Waterpark
St. Vincent Park Rec and Water Park
The Recreation Station Aquatic Station

 

Spend the Day at a Museum

  Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum
  City Museum
The Magic House
National Blues Museum
World Chess Hall of Fame
Edwardsville Children’s Museum
Saint Louis Art Museum
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
HealthWorks! Kids' Museum
St. Louis Science Center

 

Explore These Cities

  Jefferson City
Florissant
Chesterfield
Manchester
Ballwin
Ladue
Clayton
Glendale
Kirkwood
West Plains

 

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

  Museum of Transportation
Boathouse Forest Park
Wabash Frisco and Pacific Railroad
St Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway
Gateway Arch Helicopter Tours

 

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

  Eckert's Country Store & Farms
Thies Farm and Greenhouses
Broom Orchard
Mills Apple Farm
Centennial Farms and Orchard
Daniel's Farm and Greenhouse
Braeutigam Orchards

 

Game On!

  Gateway Grizzlies
River City Rascals
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Ambush

                                   

Treat Yo' Self

  Jilly's
Ices Plain & Fancy
Serendipity
Baileys' Range

 

Connect with Nature

  Missouri Botanical Garden
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Shaw NatureReserve
Creve Coeur Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Greensfelder Park

 

 

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Six Flags St. Louis
St. Louis Carousel
Holiday World

 

Talk to the Animals

Endangered Wolf Center
  Lone Elk Park
  The Butterfly House
World Bird Sanctuary
Saint Louis Zoo
Suson Park
Lone Elk Park
Wildlife Rescue Center
World Aquarium

 

 

Monkey Around at the Playground Destinations

  Fox Park
Turtle Playground
Millennium Park
Tilles Park
Faust Park
Schranz Memorial Park
Deer Creek Park
Queeny Park
Hawk Ridge Park (Zachary's Playground)

 

Get Active Indoors

Altitude Trampoline Park
Epic 6 Laser Tag & Sports Arena
Chesterfield Sports Fusion
Sky Zone
The Little Gym
Monkey Joe's

 

Challenge Yourself

  Go Ape
Adventure Valley
Escape the Room
Mastermind Room Escape

 

Shop Your Heart Out

  Frisco Train Store
Imagination Toys
Saint Louis Galleria
Happy Up Inc.

 

 

 

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!


Most of these destinations are within an hour from downtown St. Louis. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away 

 


 

 

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