Attractions October 08, 2015
Here Are 10 Awesome Things You Can Do In Missouri For $10 Or Less
When you want something to do but don’t want to break the bank, you can often find things to do just walking out your door like taking a walk or riding a bike. But when that just isn’t what you are looking for, you might try some of these places, where admission is $10 or less, and some are even FREE. Keep in mind, you can end up spending a bit more if you add in souvenirs, food, or if you don’t put a limit on your spending, but at least you won’t empty your wallet just walking in the door.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Kokomo Joe’s, St. Peters
Location: 4105 N. Cloverleaf Drive, St. Peters
Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Features: mini-golf, mini-bowling, bumper cars, go-karts, arcade games, kid bounce area, snack bar, and pizza buffet on weekends.
General Admission: FREE. Put money on a game card to use toward anything in the facility. Activities range from $3-$7 each and arcades range from 25 cents to $3 each
2. Hallmark Visitor’s Center, Kansas City
Location: 2450 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed Sunday
Features: exhibits, Peanuts and Snoopy, Hallmark Live, bow machine, Emmy, Op Art in America, and keepsake ornaments
General Admission: FREE
3. Missouri Institute of Natural Science at Riverbluff Cave, Springfield
Location: 2327 W Farm Road 190
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Features: learn about fossils, minerals, petrified wood, shells and coral, birthday parties, groups, online museum store
General Admission: Free, donations appreciated
4. Warm Springs Ranch – Home of the Budweiser Clydesdales, Boonville
Location: 25270 Route 98
Hours of Operation: Tours April through October, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. Reservations required.
Features: meet the Budweiser Clydesdales in their natural environment, the custom-made harness, 1903 Studebaker built beer wagon, luxury transport trailer, gift shop, sample of Budweiser beer for those over 21
General Admission: $10.00, under 2 free
5. Downtown Architectural Walking Tours, St. Louis
Location: Downtown St. Louis, see website for start locations
Hours of Operation: April through October, Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon or by reservation
Features: east or west side walking guided tours of the architecture of downtown St. Louis
General Admission: $10.00, under 2 free
6. Walt Disney Hometown Museum, Marceline
Location: 120 E. Santa Fe Street, Marceline
Hours of Operation: April through October, Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Features: Walt Disney artifacts and memorabilia, childhood, family history
General Admission: $10.00 Adults, $5 ages 6-10, under 6 free, memberships available
7. Newburg Children’s Museum of Natural History, Newburg
Location: 120B Water Street, Newburg
Hours of Operation: Saturdays and Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Features: interactive natural history museum with focus on earth, water, sky and man
General Admission: FREE, donations and volunteers appreciated
8. Discovery Center of Springfield
Location: 438 E. St. Louis Street, Springfield
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Features: interactive hands-on museum featuring a walk-through of the inner workings of any eyeball, dinosaur dig, DNA exhibit, and more
General Admission: $8.00 Children 3-15, $12 Adults 16-59, also senior, military, and group rates
9. Easy Shoot Archery Range, Boonville
Location: 24801 Ridgeway Court, Boonville
Hours of Operation: Thursday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. to dark, Monday-Wednesday, call for times.
Features: archery range with 3D and portable targets.
General Admission: Portable range $5.00 for 30 min, $7 per hour. Round of 15 3D targets & 10 portable targets $10, all day access $20. Call for group pricing
10. Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City
Location: 1616 E. 18th Street, Kansas City
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday noon to 6:00 p.m.
Features: museum depicted the history of the negro league from the 1920’s to 1960’s through sculpture, memorabilia, and a documentary film telling the story of the league narrated by James Earl Jones
General Admission: $10.00, age 5-12- $6.00, seniors 65+- $9.00, under 5 free. Group rates are also available.
Have you visited any of these places? What are some other inexpensive things you can do in Missouri that we may not have listed? Share in the comments below.