Attractions October 01, 2015
12 Amazing Indoor Playgrounds In Missouri That Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again
Missouri has its share of unfortunate weather, especially in the transitional seasons when you never know what to expect from day to day. Several days stuck inside can make kids (and parents) a little crazy. Here are some places you can take them when the weather isn’t cooperating with outdoor play. Give those kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews a chance to run around and burn some energy!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Dream and Play Recreation, Pay-to-Play, Chesterfield
Dream and Play is a retail store located at 17373 Edison Avenue in Chesterfield that sells playground equipment, and they open up their showroom for “pay-to-play” on Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00 cash or $6.00 charge. Find out more at the website at
Dream and Play Recreation
2. Going Bonkers, Columbia
Located at 3812 Buttonwood Drive in Columbia, Going Bonkers is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost of admission is $2.75 for ages 2-3, $5.50 for ages 4-18, $1.50 for adults, and free for kids under 2. Children need to be accompanied by an adult and socks are required for play. They are also available for birthday parties and offer season passes. For more information, visit their website at
3. City Museum, St. Louis
City Museum is a huge place for kids to explore both inside and outside, so even if the weather is bad, you still have plenty to do inside. Located at 750 North 16th Street, it costs $12 per person over 3 years old most of the time, and $10.00 after 5:00 on Friday or Saturday. They are open Wednesday & Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Monday and Tuesday. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit
for more information.
4. Playtime Party Center, Wentzville
Playtime Party Center is located at 1225 Wentzville Parkway. They are open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is just $2.00 per person, and socks are required. They also offer family passes, parties, rents, jump sessions and special events. For more information, visit
Playtime Party Center
5. Tiger Bounce, Columbia
Tiger Bounce is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is closed Monday and Tuesday. They are located at 3601 Buttonwood Drive and cost varies and ranges from $4.99 to $9.99. They also have a VIP toddler area, and offer packages, parties and concessions. A signed waiver is required to enter. For more information, visit
6. Fun Run, Liberty
Located at 1919 Industrial Drive in Liberty, Fun Run costs $8 per child under 12. They are open Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday & Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. They are also available for parties, and have a toddler area, café and arcade. For more information visit
7. Paradise Park, Lee’s Summit
Paradise Park is a huge indoor-outdoor family adventure park located at 1021 NE Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit. Indoor activities include an edutainment center, foam factory, game room, mini-bowling, a rock climbing wall and bumper cars as well as the Paradise Café. Cost varies by activity and age, and hours also vary, but you can find out all the details at
8. I-49 Fun Center, Belton
I-49 Fun Center is located at 17217 South Outer Road in Belton. Open play events and times vary, but a calendar is available on their website with the details. The cost is $7.00 for children 3 and up, and children under 3 are free with a paid sibling or $5.00. Parents get in free. They also offer value passes and specials including each Sunday’s Family Day where admission is $6.00. Visit their website for more information at
I-49 Fun Center
9. Monkey Joe’s, St. Louis
Admission to Monkey Joe’s is free to adults, $5.99 for children 2 and under and $8.99 Monday through Thursday and $10.99 on the weekends for children 3 and over. They are located at 9061 Watson Road and are open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 am. to 7 p.m. They also offer frequent user and holiday pricing as well as party packages. See their website at
for more information.
10. Castle Courtyard, Indoor Playground at First Baptist in Lebanon
The First Baptist Church in Lebanon has a free indoor playground. They are located at 311 North Madison Avenue, and they are open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday afternoons are available for reservations and birthday parties. Find out more at
11. Miner Mike’s at Osage Beach
Located at 4515 Osage Beach Parkway, Miner Mike’s is open on weekends and hours and events vary, but you can find a calendar of events on their website. Package pricing ranges from $6.00-12.00, tokens are 3 for $1.00 and socks are required. They also have concessions and are available for parties. Visit their website at
for more information.
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