Attractions October 09, 2015
You And Your Partner Will Love These 15 Unique Date Ideas In Missouri
There is absolutely nothing wrong with dinner and a movie. However, if you are looking for more unique and creative things to do on the next date with your honey, you might try some of these ideas. Keeps things interesting, you know?
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. The book store challenge.
The idea is go to an old book store and challenge the other person to pick out a book they think you would like or should read and you do the same. When you have both chosen, you discuss. This also works with records and movies. Try it out at
Nooks & Cranny
, 202 South Franklin in Kirksville.
2. The murder mystery dinner theater date.
Whether you decide to participate or just sit back and watch, you can work together to determine “who done it”. If you are in Branson, try
Branson Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
, located at 625 S. State Highway 165. Reservations are required.
3. The thrift store shopping adventure.
You never know what you might find in a thrift store. See who can discover the most unique item! In St. Louis, you can visit
Revive Thrift Shop
located at 2202 Vandeventer.
4. The burlesque show date.
Try out the Jumpin’ Jupiter Burlesque Show at
The Boom Boom Room
, a brand new bar, restaurant and entertainment venue in St. Louis opening October 23rd at 500 N. 14th Street.
5. The unique neighborhood car date.
Every single inch of this unique bar in the Benton Park neighborhood of St. Louis is artistically designed. We’re talking about the electrical meter, the ceiling, EVERYTHING!!! They have live music, and The Jerk Shack featuring jerk-style selections. Visit
, located at 1903 Pestalozzi Street.
6. The Cooking Class Date.
Taking a cooking class together can also lead to future cooking together at home dates. Try
KC Chef Cooking Classes
in Kansas City at 6720 NW 64th Street.
7. The Roots Music Happy Hour Date.
Every Monday evening from 6:00-9:00, Rural Grit Happy Hour features American roots music at
located at 1727 McGee in Kansas City. Live roots music can be found in almost any town in Missouri at small bars and other venues. Or you can catch the
Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
which takes place in Columbia each September.
8. The Retro Arcade Bar Date.
What’s better than mixing arcades and alcohol? Feel like a kid again, but celebrate that you are not at
in Kansas City, located at 101 Southwest Boulevard.
9. The Open Mic Night Date.
A perfect date night for the musically gifted, especially if you can sing together. Even if you don’t have the pipes, you can still enjoy the relaxation and ambiance at
, located at 637 S. Kimbrough Avenue in Springfield.
10. The get your inner artist out date.
Firehouse Potter and Art Studio
, you pick out your own piece of pottery and choose a table, receive a quick lesson, choose your glaze color, paint and personalize your piece, and leave it for finishing to pick up a week later. They are located at 4150 S Lone Pine Avenue in Springfield. An alternative choice would be
The Canvas on Broadway
where you paint your own canvas, located at 706 East Broadway, Suite 100 in Columbia.
11. The independent film at a classic theater date.
where they are dedicated to showing films that are “of social import and high artistic quality.” They are currently featuring a “True/False @ The Moxie Series”, a tribute to their yearly True/False Film Festival. They are located at 305 S. Campbell, Suite 101.
12. The hot air balloon ride date.
You always see these types of dates in romantic comedies, but how many of you know someone who has actually been on one? Well, now’s your chance. In Kansas City, Joplin, and Springfield,
can make it happen. If it’s a particularly special date (say, a proposal), splurge for the “Sweetheart Flight” to assure it will be just the two of you.
13. The Civil War lantern tour date.
in Ozark, Civil War Lantern Tours are offered in the fall. You start with southern food around a campfire and then a lantern-light trip through the Smallin Civil War Cave. Reservations are required.
14. The take a drive without a destination date.
Jessica Yankey captured this beautiful country road, a sample of what you might see.
Have you been on any of these dates? Which do you want to try? What are some other unique date ideas in Missouri? Share in the comments below.