Day Trips

This page lists popular kids day trips within 100 miles from St. Louis, Missouri.
Kids St. Louis: Day Trips - Fun 4 STL Kids
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Alton, Illinois

Whether you come to enjoy our nature, antique shops, quaint historic villages, or scenic views of Clark Bridge, we want you make the most out of your ...

200 Piasa St., Alton, Il, 62040
Amidon Memorial Conservation Area

Amidon Memorial Conservation Area is a 1,630-acre area located on the upper reaches of the Castor River in Bollinger and Madison counties. Evelyn and ...

1514-1898 County Rd 253, Fredericktown, MO, 63645
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area

This 6,987-acre area contains 3,000 acres of forest in addition to grassland, cropland, old fields, prairie, and wetlands. Facilities/features: boat r ...

2360 Hwy D, St. Charles, MO, 63304
Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

The Confederates under Gen. Sterling Price may have taken the fort, but Union efforts at Fort Davidson in the Battle of Pilot Knob were crucial to blu ...

118 East Maple, Pilot Knob, MO, 63663-0509
Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo & Educational Park

Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo and Educational Park is the "zoo made for you" and is the premier animal-based attraction in the area. Big Joel's is a f ...

13187 State Hwy M, Wright City, MO, 63390
Big Spring

Big Spring was one of Missouri's first state parks. It was a state park from 1924 until 1969 when the people of Missouri donated it, along with Alley ...

Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site

The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Within the ...

30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL, 62234
Carlyle Lake

Carlyle, IL, located alongside Carlyle Lake, offers recreation such as hunting & fishing, boating & sailing, camping & hiking, and other great recreat ...

Caveman Zipline at Meramec Caverns

Soar through the treetops and across the Meramec River in this high-adrenaline, extreme adventure. Your ninety-minute canopy adventure includes three ...

1135 Hwy W, Sullivan, MO, 63080
Clearwater Lake

During the summer months the lake becomes a recreational playground, with boating enthusiasts hitting the water primarily during the weekends. Pullin ...

Clearwater Lake, Piedmont, MO, 63957
Confluence Point State Park

Standing at the point where two of the nation’s mightiest rivers merge, Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones- Confluence Point State Park provides a unique pers ...

1000 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO, 63386
Critter Lane Petting Zoo

We have over 300 exotic animals on display! We are located in Valles Mines, MO. Come see us; our Critters are waiting for you.

9100 Critter Lane, Valles Mines, MO, 63087
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit big cat rescue facility, licensed by USDA. We provide permanent lifelong care for abused, neglecte ...

19620 Crown Ridge Road, Sainte Genevieve, MO, 63670
Cuivre River State Park

Cuivre River State Park is a bit of the Ozarks outside of the Ozarks – a nature lover's paradise just a short drive from St. Louis that is vibrant wit ...

678 MO-147, Troy, MO, 63379
Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center

Step into history at the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center. The Daniel Boone Home is nestled upon the rolling hills of wine country and ove ...

1868 Highway F, Defiance, MO, 63341
Eco Zipline Tours

Eco Zipline Tours is proud to be Mid-Missouri’s largest, longest, highest, fastest and most exciting zipline canopy tour. Eco Zipline Tours features o ...

487 South Highway 19, New Florence, MO, 63363
Elephant Rocks State Park

The giant elephant-shaped granite boulders are the star at Elephant Rocks State Park. The elephant rocks, which were formed from 1.5 billion year old ...

7406 Hwy. 21, Belleview, MO, 63623
Fugitive Beach

The Fugitive Beach offers sand beaches, 60' water slide, cliff jumps, pavilions rental, Ricky Bobby's Beach Bar & Grill, & sand volleyball.

16875 County Road 5285, Rolla, MO, 65401
Grafton Zipline

With nine lines totaling nearly two miles in length, Grafton Zipline offers the thrill of a lifetime for folks of all ages. You haven't seen the best ...

800 Timber Ridge Drive, Grafton, IL, 62037
Greater Saint Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau

Saint Charles is known for its historic architecture, specialty stores and antiques, lovely parks, and various recreation complexes. Shop your way dow ...

230 S. Main St., St Charles, MO, 63301
Hannibal, Missouri

You’ll find tons of exciting attractions when you explore this historic river town! Walk the streets of Mark Twain’s boyhood home and see everything t ...

505 N. 3rd Street, Hannibal, MO, 63401
Hawn State Park

Hawn State Park is one of the loveliest parks in a system full of lovely parks. Clear, sand-bottomed streams, wild areas ripe with orchids and awe-ins ...

12096 Park Drive, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 63670-8121
Hermann, Missouri

The Hermann area is known for wineries: Stone Hill Winery, the largest winemaking business in the state, and Hermannhof Winery are in the town. Two mi ...

Johnson Shut-Ins State Park

Play in the shallows of the East Fork of the Black River. Shoot through Mother Nature’s hydraulics in the shut-ins. Hike a trail that will show you 1. ...

Free: Yes
148 Taum Sauk Trail, Lesterville, MO, 63656-9601
Kimmswick, MO

Located just 25 miles south of St. Louis, Kimmswick is the perfect get away that won't drain your gas tank. You can browse over 20 unique shops, enjoy ...

100 Market St., Kimmswick, MO, 63053
Kokomo Joe's Family Fun Center-St. Peters

Welcome to Kokomo Joe's of St Peters, the ultimate Family Fun Center for kids and adults. Our wide variety of activities is fun for all ages! Enjoy ti ...

4105 N Cloverleaf Dr., St Peters, MO, 63376
Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

The Lewis and Clark State Historic Site was designated as the location for one of the National Signature Events for the commemoration of the Lewis and ...

One Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford, IL, 62048
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Lincoln Home National Historic Site was authorized by President Richard Nixon on August 18, 1971 and formally established on October 9, 1972, to prese ...

413 South Eighth Street, Springfield, Illinois, 62701-1905
Maramec Spring Park

The Park contains the fifth largest spring in the state. An average of 100 million gallons of water flows from the Spring daily. Maramec Spring Park c ...

21880 Maramec Spring Dr., St James, MO, 65559
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

The Museum complex includes the Boyhood Home, Interpretive Center, Huck Finn House, WPA Stone Building/Gift Shop, Becky Thatcher House, John M. Clemen ...

120 N Main Street, Hannibal, MO, 63401
Meramec State Park

The Meramec River flows by majestic bluffs, wooded areas and a dramatic cave entrance. More than 13 miles of hiking trails are available for exploring ...

670 Fisher Cave Drive, Sullivan, MO, 63080
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge provides a number of great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The mixture of bottomland forests, wetlands and swamps ...

24279 State Highway 51, Puxico, MO, 63960
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression in Pere Marquette State Park, the historic Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Ce ...

13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton, IL, 62037
Pickle Springs

This scenic natural area contains all sorts of fascinating sandstone rock formations including box canyons and wet weather waterfalls. The sandstone r ...

Pickle Springs, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 63670
Purina Farms

Admission to the Visitor Center is always free. Parking is free on most days, but there is sometimes a parking fee during special events! At the Vi ...

Free: Yes
200 Checkerboard Drive, Gray Summit, MO, 63039
Sam A. Baker State Park

It only takes a few minutes to fall in love with Sam A. Baker State Park. The cool waters of the St. Francis River and Big Creek frame a wooded settin ...

Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson, MO, 63956
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge boasts the picture-perfect appearance of an old red barn. It was one of six bridges built in 1872 to allow passage from the ...

9090 Old Lemay Ferry Road, Hillsboro, MO, 63050
Shaw Nature Reserve Day Trip

We ask that all visitors stop to register at the Visitor Center, located at the entrance. First time visitors will receive a map of the hiking trails ...

Hwy. 100 & I-44, Gray Summit, MO, 63039
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park

Climb to the top of Taum Sauk Mountain State Park and be on top of Missouri – literally. The park’s 7,500 acres include the highest point in the state ...

Hwy. CC, Ironton, MO, 63656
Valley View Glades Natural Area

Valley View Glades Natural Area is in central Jefferson County. The 225-acre Valley View Glades area is part of a large complex of glades starting jus ...

Valley View Glades Natural Area, Hillsboro, MO, 63050
Wakonda State Park

The clear water of Wakonda State Park's six lakes attract thousands of migratory waterfowl each year, making the park a bird lover’s paradise. The lak ...

32836 State Park Road, La Grange, MO, 63448
Warm Springs Ranch

Warm Springs Ranch is a state-of-the-art Budweiser Clydesdale breeding farm on 300+ acres of lush, rolling hills in the heart of Missouri near Boonvil ...

25270 Highway 98, Boonville, MO, 65233
Waterloo IL

There is so much to do and see in Waterloo. Whether you are planning a day trip or a weekend getaway, here are few things that Waterloo has to offer: ...

Weldon Spring Conservation Area

Weldon Spring Conservation Area is in St. Charles County, near the town of Weldon Spring. The area is named after John Weldon, who came to this region ...

7295 Highway 94 South, St. Charles, MO, 63304