Missouri January 05, 2019
10 Awesome Outings Everyone In Missouri Should Take Before They Die
How lucky are we to live in a state that offers
so much to do? It would probably take years – if not a lifetime – to explore and to do it all. That’s probably why we make bucket lists and to do lists, so we don’t miss anything that we really want to experience. These 10 awesome outings in Missouri – from a boat ride under ground to a journey back in time – definitely show us just a snapshot of what makes our beloved state so unique and so amazing.
1. Bowlero – St. Peters
Lace up those bowling shoes for a day of fun
delicious food at Bowlero. The bowling alley boasts 38 lanes, 70 arcade games, pool tables, dart boards,
, a two-story laser tag course. Then, treat yourself to a delicious meal – burgers, pizza, and foot-long hot dogs are on the menu.
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2. Branson Segway and Adventure Center – Branson
Never gone on a segway? Well, you don’t know what you’re missing –
. Strap on your helmet and get ready for an unforgettable adventure. First, however, get a quick lesson, from staff, on how to operate the segway. Then, head out onto the closed course for a little fun.
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3. Prairie Garden Trust – New Bloomfield
Embrace the tranquility and beauty of nature – from April through October – at the breathtaking gardens at Prairie Garden Trust. Stroll through the garden, where you can admire the blooming flowers, such as bluebells and violets. And, relax on a bench as you admire your surroundings. Reservations are
4. Bonne Terre Mine – Bonne Terre
Explore the largest man-made caverns in the world at Bonne Terre Mine, which also features "the largest subterranean lake in the world." (If you’re a diver or want to learn how to dive, you can do so in the lake.) Be prepared to walk on the tour that also includes a boat ride on the underground lake.
5. CoCo Key Water Resort – Kansas City
Waterslides, pools, and lazy rivers don’t just belong to the summer anymore. Get your burst of summer – any time of the year – at CoCo Key Water Resort, a 55,000 square foot waterpark. The massive waterpark features such attractions as a lazy river, water cannons, water slides, and water basketball.
6. Wolfe Mountain – Walnut Shade
In the mood for a little tubing in the middle of
? Well, not too long ago, you’d just have to count down the days until the first snowfall. Now, however, you can go tubing all year around at Wolfe Mountain. The all year tubing park boasts a 400-foot hill, the largest synthetic tubing run in the United States.
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7. Saint Louis Zoo – St. Louis
Carve out a whole day to spend exploring the sprawling 90-acre Saint Louis Zoo. Don’t forget to bring your camera, so you can capture every memorable moment. The popular zoo is home to such animals as penguins, sea lions, and cheetahs. Plus, the zoo often offers interactive experiences.
8. Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon – Branson
Drink in spectacular views of the Ozarks from a hot air balloon. Yep, you read right. Parakeet Pete’s Steampunk Balloon takes riders 188-feet off the ground for spellbinding views of the landscape – and beyond – below.
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9. World Bird Sanctuary – Valley Park
Embark on a unique experience at World Bird Sanctuary, a 105-acre nature park that’s home to countless birds, including owls, parrots, and eagles. The sanctuary also cares for injured birds, releasing those that can again live in the wild and caring for those who can’t for their rest of their lives.
10. Missouri Town 1855 – Fleming Park
Journey back to 1855 when you visit the sprawling 30-acre Missouri Town. The museum gives a glimpse into what life was like in 1855. Stroll through the town’s shops. Visit with the farm animals. And, discover just how hard life was during the mid-1800s.
What other outings in Missouri would you recommend? Let us know in the comments! Then,
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