Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Many visitors to Lake of the Ozarks visit “the park with the old castle”, only to discover Ha Ha Tonka offers much more than the mostly burned remains of the 20th-century castle high on a bluff. Fifteen miles of short and long trails bring you to the Colosseum, a 300x500 foot sinkhole, 250-foot high bluffs, a natural bridge 100 feet in the air, and the Devil’s Kitchen, a small cave within a sinkhole. This is a super place to experience Missouri wildlife and natural surroundings. Find Discount Hotels near Ha Ha Tonka State Park.
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
A visit to St. Louis is simply incomplete without a tram ride to the top of the iconic Arch, which rewards you with amazing river and city views. Tour the Museum of Westward Expansion to learn more about the explorers and 19th century settlers, cruise the mighty Mississippi on a riverboat or discover the Old Courthouse, where the slave Dred Scott sued for his freedom. Find Discount Hotels near Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.
Meramec State Park
Canoe or raft the Meramec River to enjoy its dramatic bluffs and natural beauty; rentals are available onsite. Hiking trails and Fisher Cave are available for on-land exploration. Check out the aquarium in the visitor center to see local aquatic creatures. Find Discount Hotels near Meramec State Park.
Silver Dollar City
An 1880’s village theme sets the stage for this theme park near Branson. Fifty beautiful Ozark acres provide the setting for craft demonstrations, a variety of themed shops filled with handmade and unique creations, Marvel Cave and thrill rides galore. Several roller coasters, a log flume ride American Plunge and Lost River of the Ozarks whitewater raft adventure get your blood racing; the Grand Exposition is an area with 10 rides just for the little ones. Seasonal annual festivals are well-attended, and there are family-friendly singing and dancing performances at Echo Hollow Amphitheatre. Find Discount Hotels near Silver Dollar City.
Six Flags St Louis
Scream with delight on the 8-story, 50 mph wooden coaster, American Thunder, and hang on tight while you endlessly spin on Pandemonium. Do flips on a bungee trampoline, swing on a sky-high pendulum, take a ride on the Foghorn Leghorn Train and watch your kids experience their first rides sized just right. You can meet Looney Tunes characters and see your favorite performers in concert. Hurricane Harbor water park lets you cool off by tubing 4-foot waves, slipping along spiraling tube slides and enjoying a raft adventure with the whole family. Find Discount Hotels near Six Flags St. Louis.
Worlds of Fun
Amusement park and water park, you experience both at Worlds of Fun, so why not buy a pass for both? You can experience over 40 rides, something for everyone, including the new $8 million Prowler wooden coaster. Planet Snoopy is designed especially for children, with twenty exciting, colorful rides. Several venues feature live entertainment including popular concerts. Oceans of Fun offers a wave pool, a kids’ sprayground and exhilarating rafting and tube sliding fun. Over 21? Hang out in Castaway Cove, the adults-only area, and sip a frozen margarita. Find Discount Hotels near Worlds of Fun.