Missouri January 21, 2020
12 Unforgettable Missouri Day Trips, One For Each Month Of The Year
Three cheers for 2020! Let’s make this our best year yet, the year we get out and explore our beloved Missouri. These 12 amazing Missouri day trips – one for each month of the year – promise an abundance of fun for the whole family. (Each day trip links to more information to help you plan your year.)
Note: Remember to contact the attraction featured in the day trip, before hitting the road, to check for current hours, prices (if applicable), and to ensure it is still open.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
January – Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Wildwood
Let’s get outdoors and enjoy the snow this month! We’ve got several spots in Missouri to go snow tubing, but Hidden Valley Ski Resort just might be the best. It is home to Polar Plunge, a snow tubing park with the largest snow tubing run in Missouri.
February – Splash Country Indoor Waterpark in Branson
Starting to suffer from cabin fever? Sure, you can start counting down the days until spring, or you can enjoy a blast of summer at Splash Country Indoor Waterpark. The epic indoor waterpark offers something for the whole family – from a kids area to a lazy river.
March – Adventure Ziplines in Branson
Ready for some outdoor fun this month? Buckle in for an unforgettable ziplining adventure at Adventure Ziplines in Branson. (Try to go during or after a fresh snowfall to drink in the sensational, snow-capped scenery.) Your zipline adventure will include seven ziplines and speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
April – Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly Garden in Chesterfield
Embrace spring with some of the season’s most beautiful creatures – butterflies. The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is home to more than 1,500 butterflies, which includes around 60 species. Stroll through the butterfly house, where you can interact with the butterflies and admire a gushing waterfall.
May – Wine and Waterfalls throughout Missouri
Can you think of a better way to spend a day than sipping wine and gazing at gushing waterfalls? If not, you’ll love this wine and waterfalls day trip through Missouri, which will take you from Cave Vineyard in Ste. Genevieve to Rocky Falls Shut-In.
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June – Cape Splash Aquatic Center in Cape Girardeau
Summer’s all about fun under the sun and in the water, right? Swing by Cape Splash Aquatic Center for a day of swimming in the pool, leisurely meandering on the lazy river, and slipping down slides. Or, just grab a beach chair and relax under the golden sun.
July – Rowdy Ribbit’s in Grandview
Cool down and feel like a kid again at Rowdy Ribbit’s, an inflatable waterpark that features a sandy beach, volleyball nets, and plenty to do in the water. Jump on a trampoline, for example, before catapulting into the water.
August – The Landing in Van Buren
August can be a scorcher in Missouri, so why not spend it on the water? Slip into an inner tube for a leisurely float along the Current River. If you opt for the all-day trip, you’ll be on the water between four and five hours.
September – Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch in Kearney
Fall’s just around the corner (this month – yay!) and that means the return of fall festivals and tons of autumn fun. Plan an autumn day trip to Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch, where you can go pumpkin picking, climb aboard a hayride, or get lost in one of the corn mazes.
October – Mina Sauk Falls in Middle Brook
Lace up your hiking boots for a scenic fall hike along Mina Sauk Falls Trail when it’s drenched in the colors of fall. The three-mile hike boasts spectacular scenery, including the breathtaking Mina Sauk Falls, which drops a total of 132 feet.
November – Silver Dollar City in Branson
Marvel at one of the largest Christmas trees in the country at An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City. The theme park transforms into a Christmas wonderland, drenched in twinkling lights and hosting a nightly parade during the holiday season.
December – Santa’s Magical Kingdom in Eureka
Pile the whole family into the car for a drive through Santa’s Magical Kingdom (otherwise known as Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park). Admire the countless Christmas lights from your car or from a wagon. Afterward, stop in Kringle’s General Store to meet Santa and to buy souvenirs.
Which of these are your favorite Missouri day trips? Let us know in the comments! Love waterfalls? You’ll definitely love this road trip to the
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