Travel is difficult this year, and finding somewhere to go where there will be exciting and fun things to do may seem like a daunting challenge. Visit Missouri; there are so many classic winter activities to try. Some great suggestions include skiing, sledding, shops, and restaurants. Additionally, there are unique attractions to see. Why not make it a weekend? Many area hotel partners have some great hotel deals.
National Park Museum
There are six themed exhibit areas and interactive multimedia displays highlighting the history of an interesting city. These include narratives “Jefferson’s Vision,” “Riverfront Era, “Manifest Destiny, and “New Frontiers. Visit the famous arch that is 603 feet in the air,
This addition is housed in a repurposed building containing a 120,000 square foot Aquarium, home to thousands of species. Additionally, there is a Mirror Maze complete with a labyrinth, excellent family. You can also try a three-story Ropes Course, 90,000 cubic feet of climbing space, and 30 obstacles that go sky-high. If you feel more adventurous, Sky Rail Zipline is 50 feet above Union Station Lobby. If you have little ones, there is also a Sky Tykes for 48″ or shorter. There are six restaurants and bars to choose from if you get hungry, including Soda Fountain. A great way to finish is the 3D light show.
It is 600,000 feet in a former International Shoe Company. You will find attractions like MonstroCity,places in the shoe shafts. Additionally, Enchanted Caves, Everyday Circus, and Cabin Inn, all-ages fun.
Stay Warm Indoors At Forest Park
This museum is a beautiful place to spend a day. It has an impressive collection of 34,000 pieces of art that span 5,000 years of history and culture. Not only will you find artists like Matisse, Van Gough, and Dali, there is also an Egyptian Mully. Plus, there weapons, crossbows, and other medieval weaponry.
Go to the science center if you want to “feed” dinosaurs, be happy we’re not in their food chain because they are lifesized.OMNIMAX Theatre, four stories high and 700 interactive exhibits are will keep you and your family entertained on the coldest day.
James S. McDonnell Planetarian
An 80-foot skydome will make you think you are outside. There is also a Space Station the little ones can explore.
The Missouri History Museum
In 1866 this museum opened to save local history. You’ll have a whole immersion experience if you visit, historical photographs and a portrait of life before technology await. There are special exhibits all year round.
A place to watch Blues and enjoying live music. It is also a great family spot. There are live and in-person concerts scheduled at Fox Midwest, LIVE! from Hot Country Nights and Platinum Rock Legends. It’s a diverse line-up of artists. All regular events and seating ensuring you are socially distanced and safe.
If you want to escape your house, how about go here? This is an excellent activity for larger groups and hails as #1 escape room. Together, you will solve puzzles, uncover secrets and work to unlock and exit. There are four uniquely themed rooms, each with its theme and storyline. Think fast, the clock is ticking! They are safety-focused and only allow private experiences.
Keep Calm and Stay Warm
The Magic House Children’s Museum
It is located in Kirkwood and is an excellent place for children to make messes and mudpies in their “mud kitchen.” They’ll also have an opportunity to explore a shallow stream, a creek bed. There are countless other activities, try making stick castles with native Missouri plants, climbing into a treehouse, pretend fishing, and even trying their hand at fixing a car, sensory play space gives challenges them to explore, classify, and organize all kinds of objects. If you get hungry, don’t worry, there is a pizza place in their Children’s Village.
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Blue Morphos butterflies bring a touch of spring all year long. If you prefer summer, there are 1500 blue sea creatures relaxing in a tropical conservatory. You will also learn how Butterfly House is involved with conservation efforts in Costa Rica.
Museum in Town and Country
The impressive list of things to do includes archeological digging and making music from random objects. They have exhibits for all ages. Toddlers will find their own area.
Museum of Transportation
Trains, planes, automobiles, and trolleys, oh my! This is the place to go for an impressive collection.
Move-It’s Only Cold If You’re Standing Still
They have microchipped balls to keep track of each shot, accuracy, and distance. You will see it relayed back to bay screen. They have giant targets, also enjoy full-service onsite restaurants and bars and more than 200 TVs. If you want to stay toasty warm, there is a rooftop terrace with a fire pit. No experience is required!
Break A Sweat
The city boasts many indoor, calorie-burning, and unique locations. Victory Raceway, go for go-carting. Head to Amp Up Action Park has activities like ax-throwing. While there, you can check out ropes, skeeball, virtual reality games, and even new games like Jurrasic Park Motion and Walking Dead. Ask about their discount packages. This is not an all-ages location, 14 and older. Adrenaline Zone has an extreme bumper car game, shooting a Wiffle ball through a goal with a trackball scoop, referees provided.
The city has hundreds of parks and miles of trails, plus a few downhill slopes. If you want crisp fresh air, put Forest Park, Creve Couer Park, Arch National Park, and Laumiere Sculpture Park on your to-do list.
Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park
Ice skating in Forest Park is a seasonal must, mainly because of its immense size. You don’t need to worry if it’s open, seven days a week, holidays included.
Skate Party at Centene Community Ice Center
Anna, Elsa, and Spiderman will join you for photo opportunities if you choose to ice skate at Centene.
Hidden Valley Ski Resort
All skill levels are welcome. It is a family-friendly place that is great for beginners and pros. If you are feeling brave, try Polar Plunge.
Dine & Drink
You don’t have to be a foodie or a craft beer enthusiast to enjoy a fun night out. There are a variety of restaurants, bars, and hotspots for any mood and appetite. Additionally, many favorites are open with new COVID-19 guidelines and other health and safety procedures. A quick bite or a sit-down dinner, either way, you’ll find it at one of the local restaurants.