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
19 Drive In Theater

Drive in Theater operating April-September in Cuba, MO.

5853 Highway 19, Cuba, MO, 65453
Alton, Illinois

Whether you come to enjoy our nature, antique shops, quaint historic villages, or scenic views of Cl ...

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 Ri ...

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, ...

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 Davids ...

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 anim ...

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 th ...

Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site

The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved ...

30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL, 62234
Caledonia, Missouri

Hello and welcome to the Village of Caledonia! We look forward to having you visit. The Village o ...

Carlyle Lake

Carlyle, IL, located alongside Carlyle Lake, offers recreation such as hunting & fishing, boating & ...

Clearwater Lake

During the summer months the lake becomes a recreational playground, with boating enthusiasts hittin ...

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- ...

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 Cri ...

Open Season: Open spring, summer, & fall
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 pr ...

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 jus ...

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 nest ...

1868 Highway F, Defiance, MO, 63341
Eco Adventure Ziplines

Eco Adventure Ziplines offers a family friendly outdoor activity for everyone looking to have fun i ...

489 South Highway 19, New Florence, MO, 63363
Edwardsville Children's Museum

At The Edwardsville Children’s Museum we are committed to stimulating curiosity and cultivating lear ...

Open Season: Year-Round
722 Holyoake Rd, Edwardsville, IL, 62025
Elephant Rocks State Park

The giant elephant-shaped granite boulders are the star at Elephant Rocks State Park. The elephant r ...

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

The Fugitive Beach offers sand beaches, 60' water slide, cliff jumps, pavilions rental, Ricky Bobby' ...

Open Season: Summer
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 ...

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, a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 st ...

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

Play in the shallows of the East Fork of the Black River. Shoot through Mother Nature’s hydraulics i ...

148 Taum Sauk Trail, Lesterville, MO, 63656-9601
Kade's Playground

Imagine a place where all children (with and without disabilities) can play side by side, a play env ...

776 Joachim Ave, Herculaneum, MO
Kimmswick, MO

Located just 25 miles south of St. Louis, Kimmswick is the perfect get away that won't drain your ga ...

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 v ...

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 Signa ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Buildi ...

120 N Main Street, Hannibal, MO, 63401
Mastodon State Historic Site

Mastodon State Historic Site contains an important archaeological and paleontological site – the Kim ...

1050 Charles J Becker Drive, Imperial, MO, 63052
Meramec Caverns

Beneath the fertile rolling hills of the Meramec Valley, lies a complex of mineral formations and co ...

1135 Hwy W, Sullivan, MO, 63080
Meramec State Park

The Meramec River flows by majestic bluffs, wooded areas and a dramatic cave entrance. More than 13 ...

670 Fisher Cave Drive, Sullivan, MO, 63080
Milnot Beach

Cool off on a hot day at Milnot Beach, play a little sand volleyball, go for a swim, float on the wa ...

Open Season: Memorial Day through Labor Day
4932 Beach House Trail, Litchfield, IL, 62056
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge provides a number of great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The ...

24279 State Highway 51, Puxico, MO, 63960
O'Day Park in O'Fallon MO

ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND AND PAVILIONS The pace picks up with the Adventure Playground, where unique pl ...

1000 O'Day Park Drive, O'Fallon, MO, 63368
Restrooms: Yes
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression in Pere Marquette State Park, t ...

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

This scenic natural area contains all sorts of fascinating sandstone rock formations including box c ...

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 ...

200 Checkerboard Drive, Gray Summit, MO, 63039
River Rapids Waterpark at Ste. Genevieve County Community Center

River Rapids Waterpark began construction in April of 2018 and will celebrate opening day in the sum ...

1301 Progress Parkway, Sainte Genevieve, MO, 63670
Riverside Wildlife Center

We offer two part tours and have a variety of animals ranging from big cats to small reptiles. Ou ...

275 Highway W, Stanton, MO, 63079
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. ...

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 s ...

9090 Old Lemay Ferry Road, Hillsboro, MO, 63050
Schranz Memorial Park

The creators of Schranz Memorial Park designed a playground fit for a king or a queen! The castle-th ...

360 Honeysuckle Ln, Swansea, IL, 62226
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: yes
Shaw Nature Reserve Day Trip

We ask that all visitors stop to register at the Visitor Center, located at the entrance. First tim ...

Hwy. 100 & I-44, Gray Summit, MO, 63039
Skyview Drive-In Theater

Drive-in movie theater showing double features every weekend.

5700 N Belt W, Belleville, IL
Starlite Drive-In Movie Theater

Drive-in theater showing double features every Friday and Saturday!

15605 N. State Hwy 21, Potosi, MO, 63630