Missouri Attractions December 22, 2018
7 Winter Attractions For The Family In Missouri That Don’t Involve Long Lines At The Mall
Winter’s officially here! And, along with it comes plenty of fun things we can only do at this time of the year. Building snowmen. Starting impromptu snowball fights. And, lying on the ground and waving our arms and legs back and forth to make snow angels. But, that’s just the beginning of all the winter fun. Here are seven winter attractions in Missouri to add to your to do list.
1. Snow Creek – Weston
Bundle up the kids for an action-packed day at Snow Creek. Zoom down the mountain on a snow tube. Try your hand at snowboarding. Or, ski. Snow Creek also offers classes for kids who want to learn how to ski or snowboard.
Snow Creek is located at 1 Snow Creek Dr., Weston, MO 64098.
2. Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park – St. Louis
Glide around Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park, open daily through February 28, 2019. The largest ice skating rink in the Midwest, Steinberg Skating Rink also features the Snowflake Café. After a few rounds of ice skating, take a break with a delicious bite to eat, such as a burger or a sandwich and hot chocolate. Only cash is accepted.
Steinberg Skating Rink is located at 400 Jefferson Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110.
3. Keystone Park – Blue Springs
What’s your favorite sledding hill in Missouri? Spend the day soaring down the hill on your sled at Blue Springs’ largest sledding hill at Keystone Park. Zip to the bottom then climb back up to the top again. Keystone Park also offers a walking trail, perfect for a scenic winter stroll.
Keystone Park is located at 2214 SW Keystone Dr., Blue Springs, MO 64014.
4. Wild Lights Saint Louis Zoo – St. Louis
Spend a delightful winter evening strolling through the Saint Louis Zoo, illuminated by more than a million glittering lights and animated displays. Then, make s’mores over an open fire, meet the kids’ favorite costume characters, and experience the Polar Express in 4D. Wild Lights at Saint Louis Zoo runs through December 30, 2018.
Saint Louis Zoo is located at Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110.
5. RS Ranch Trail Rides – Bourbon
Make magical family memories with a picturesque sleigh ride at RS Ranch Trail Rides. Listen as the horses gallop along the freshly-fallen snow. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, too, including white-tailed deer and turkey.
RS Ranch Trail Rides are located at 1275 Smith Rd., Bourbon, MO 65441.
6. Brushy Creek Lodge and Resort – Black
Plan a day or two away at Brushy Creek Lodge and Resort. Spend a leisurely day horseback riding. Or, visit nearby Mark Twain National Forest before cozying up in bed as the snow falls outside.
Brushy Creek Lodge and Resort is located at 420 Country Rd 831 in Black, Missouri 63625.
7. Kansas City Zoo – Kansas City
Forget the lines at the mall. Instead, spend a leisurely winter day outdoors among the animals at the Kansas City Zoo. Visit with the polar bears, penguins, and elephants. Then, stop for a bite to eat at Tuxedo Grill, Bluey’s, or Rafiki Restaurant.
The Kansas City Zoo is open 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132.
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