Kids Activities in Granite City

Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Scottrade Center on Friday, January 2, 2015, at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Scottrade Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$54.85 $33

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Admission for Four or Membership for Up to Four at The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum

Downtown St. Louis

This lovingly restored building, once home to Roswell and Eugene Field, houses period furnishings, antique toys, and historical exhibits

$20 $11

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$23 for Four Open Bounce Passes at BounceU ($39.80 Value)

BounceU - St. Louis

Multiple Locations

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

$39.80 $23

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One or Two Weeks of Kids' Dance Camp at Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (65% Off)

Consuming Kinetics Dance Company

DeBaliviere Place

Each week of camp teaches kids a style of dance such as jazz or hip-hop

$275 $95

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One-Hour of Bowling with Pizza for Up to Four or Eight at Show Me Lanes (Up to 50% Value)

Show Me Lanes

Mehlville

Large pizzas complement games of bowling at family friendly center

$30 $15

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International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum Membership for One or Two or Visit for Two (Up to 51% Off)

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

St. Louis

Photographs and equipment from more than 500 artists, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, fill a 6,000-square-foot space

$35 $17

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Campbell House Museum (50% Off)

Campbell House Museum

Downtown St. Louis

Furniture, paintings, clothing, and other period artifacts offer a rare glimpse into 19th-century American life

$16 $8

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Fun-Center Package for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Eight at Tee Time Family Fun Center (Up to 54% Off)

Tee Time Family Fun Center

Mehlville

Four-hour passes grant unlimited rides on go-karts, bumper boats, and other rides; birthday party includes pizza and arcade tokens

$64.49 $32

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Museum Outing with Miniature-Train Ride for Two or Four at the Museum of Transportation (Up to 60% Off)

Museum of Transportation

Saint Louis

Vintage automobiles, planes, and a massive collection of locomotives fill the museum grounds, circled by miniature-train tracks

$24 $10

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Visit for Two, Four, Six, or Eight Adults to the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis (Up to 50% Off)

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Bevo

Groups can visit the museum to view a collection of miniatures which includes houses and replicas of the Basilica of St. Louis and Bevo Mill

$10 $5

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Bowling, Billiards, Food, and Drinks at Saratoga Lanes and Moolah Lanes (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Saratoga Lanes (Moolah Lanes)

Multiple Locations

Bowling balls spin down eight lanes at old-school alleys, where billiards balls collide and glasses clink in the lounges

$30 $15

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Visit for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children at Laclede's Landing Wax Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Laclede's Landing Wax Museum

Downtown St. Louis

10,000 sq. ft. museum houses more than 200 wax likenesses of celebrities, fictional characters, and historical figures

$20 $10

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Self-Guided Audio Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Book and Tote from Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (50% Off) 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville

Visitors take self-guided audio-visual tours of a metropolis built by Native Americans from AD 700 to 1400

$20 $10

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four People at St. Clair Bowl and Bel-Air Bowl (54% Off)

St. Clair and Bel-Air Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

Two bowling alleys welcome guests to a combined 82 lanes, colorful arcades, and cafés stocked with American fare.

$21.80 $10

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Video- and Arcade-Game Play for Two or Four People at Game Haven STL (50% Off)

Game Haven STL

Overland

Gamers battle on systems that range from Sega to Wii, and also play computer and arcade games, such as air hockey and pinball

$30 $15

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One Round of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two or Four at Putting Edge (Up to 54% Off)

Putting Edge

Putting Edge St. Louis

Golf balls tumble down turf in 18-hole indoor glow-in-the-dark course themed around various settings such as medieval times and rain forest

$19.50 $9

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Fun-Park Attractions for 10 or 20 at Swing-a-Round Fun Town (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Swing-A-Round Fun Town

Fenton

During this three-hour package, groups of 10 or 20 receive two hours of unlimited access to mini golf, bumper boats, and go-karts

$294 $199

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Ice Skating and Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Kirkwood Ice Skating Rink (50% Off)

Kirkwood Ice Skating Rink

Saint Louis

Groups of two, four, or six skaters lace up in rental skates and take to the ice during public-skate sessions

$14 $7

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$15 for an Attraction Sampler at Epic 6 ($26 Value)

Epic 6

Fenton

Test your skill on dodgeball and basketball courts, navigate a 7,000-square-foot laser-tag arena, and climb a 22-foot rock wall

$26 $15

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Maze Admission for Four, Six, or Eight at The Great Godfrey Maze (50% Off)

The Great Godfrey Maze

Godfrey

Harry Potter–themed maze includes a zip line, cow train, and hay wagon

$44 $22

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Admission for Two, Three, or Four to Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center (40% Off)

Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center

St. Charles

The facility honors Lewis and Clark with full-scale models of the explorers' boats, a museum, and trails through the surrounding woodlands

$10 $6

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental and Pizza for Four or Eight at St. Charles Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

St. Charles Lanes

Saint Charles

Families and friends strive for strikes at locally owned bowling alley, celebrating games with a large one-topping pizza

$48 $24

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Guitar Lessons with Optional String Change or Guitar Rental at Dave's Guitar Instruction (Up to 61% Off)

Dave's Guitar Instruction

Saint Charles

Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

$157.50 $65

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Two-Hour Bowling Package for 5 or 10 with Shoe Rental and Pizza at Imperial Bowl (Up to74% Off)

Imperial Bowl

Imperial

Thirty lanes host group bowling outings that include free shoe rental and pizza

$59 $20

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$20 for Indoor Mini Golf for Four & $16 Video Arcade Credit at Chesterfield Sports Fusion ($40 Value)

Chesterfield Sports Fusion

Chesterfield

Indoor entertainment facility welcomes adults and kids with indoor mini golf and video arcade

$40 $20

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Unlimited Arcade Play for Two or Four with Unlimited Sodas at The Neutral Zone (Up to 59% Off)

The Neutral Zone

Chesterfield

The arcade houses more than 80 full-size video games, including “Ms. Pac-Man,” “Street Fighter II,” “Galaga,” and “Frogger”

$47.98 $22

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Ice-Skating Package for 2, 4, or 6 at Hardee's Iceplex (Up to 57% Off)

Hardee's Iceplex

Chesterfield

Public-skate session with skate rental and hot cocoa or soda

$14 $6

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$11 for One-Day Admission for Up to Five People at Renaud Spirit Center ($22 Value)

Renaud Spirit Center

O'Fallon

66,000-square-foot facility houses massive natatorium, two full-size basketball courts, and a fitness center with equipment and classes

$22 $11

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One or Two Months of Guitar Lessons at Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC (55% Off)

Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC

O'Fallon

Brick-and-mortar guitar shop that specializes in accessories also offers weekly lessons for students in all styles and genres

$165 $75

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Baseball, Golf, and Mini Golf at Highway A Sports Complex (Up to 63% Off). Two Options Available.

Highway A Sports Complex

Wentzville

Two fully enclosed batting cages, driving range with 33 tees, meticulously groomed baseball diamond, and an 18-hole mini golf course

$41 $19

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Admission for Four, Six, or Eight to Eagle Fork Corn Maze (50% Off)

Eagle Fork Corn Maze

Lincoln County

Winding corn maze incorporates the clover logo of 4-H clubs, at a site that also offers hayrides, pony rides, playground equipment, and more

$24 $12

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Cosmic Bowling for Two, or Two Hours of Bowling for 6 or 12 with Pizza and Soda at Oasis Lanes (Up to 51% Off)

Oasis Lanes

Union

Neon-lit lanes host party-style Cosmic Bowling on weekends, or normal open play entertains groups with pizza and soda

$30 $15

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Guided Educational Wildlife Tour for Two, Three, or Four at Riverside Wildlife Center (Up to 50% Off)

Riverside Wildlife Center

Meramec Caverns

Tour of US Department of Agriculture–licensed park showcases more than 400 animals; guests can hold baby alligators, snakes, and frogs

$20 $10

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Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Visit for Two or Four or a One-Year Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Hannibal

Guests explore Mark Twain's childhood home and the surrounding properties that inspired his stories

$22 $11

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to National Churchill Museum (53% Off)

National Churchill Museum

Fulton

History museum, located beneath a church imported from London and rebuilt here, tells the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew

$15 $7

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Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Up to 6 or 12 at Fulton Bowling Center (Up to 56% Off)

Fulton Bowling Center

Fulton

Bowling alley with 16 lanes and a café hosts groups of up to a dozen players for play with shoe rentals

$49.90 $24

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Across nearly three-fourths of the United States, AMF Bowling Co. reverberates year-round as families, friends, and competitors send bowling balls in search of upright pins careening down slick lanes. The company first established itself as an industry leader in 1946, the same year the sport introduced automated pinspotters.

Today, more than 20 million bowlers annually make AMF their battleground for wars against pins. As the largest owner and and operator of bowling centers in the US, AMF locations offer high-tech scoring technology, a classic design, and a menu stocked with American-inspired classics such as wings, pizzas, burgers, and beer.

5050 Nameoki Rd
Granite City,
IL
US

Though built as a private home in 1901, the Victorian mansion stood vacant for years?until its first children's hands-on exhibits opened to the public more than 30 years ago. Since then, The Magic House's curators have worked to engage children of all ages in learning and creative thought through a range of interactive multimedia exhibits. Their exhibits enable visitors to service cars, climb treehouse ladders, and go fishing in a child-centric community, or play with pumps and pipes in a waterworks playground. They can also climb a three-story fairy-tale beanstalk or use detective skills, fingerprint analyses, and secret passageways to solve mysteries.

Museum staffers also organize a range of themed birthday parties, during which attendees play and complete special tasks as time travelers, scientists, or fairy-tale nobility. Family programs encompass monthly visits from outside professional artists, and special events designed to get the whole family moving. Visitors can refuel for exploration at the on-site Picnic Basket Cafe, whose menu highlights whole grains and healthy ingredients.

516 S Kirkwood Rd.
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Before hosting moviegoers, the 111,000-square-foot Moolah Temple was home to a colony of pigeons. According to Amy Gill, co-head of the 1913-built temple's restoration team in 2003, the birds were "living in every crack and crevice" among debris, peeling paint, and cracked floors. Thanks to the team's refurbishing, leather couches and love seats, as well as balcony and stadium seating, now adorn the bird-free theater. Moolah Theatre only boasts a single screen, but what it lacks in quantity is made up for in size: its 20-by-45-foot screen showcases everything from the latest Hollywood releases to midnight movie staples such as The Big Lebowski.

Like "The Dude," Moolah Theatre celebrates bowling with eight lanes at its in-house retro alley. Post-flick fun can also include playing billiards, blasting tunes on the StarLink Internet Jukebox, or burping arcade games that ate too many quarters. Some lucky residents even call these amenities home—besides the theater and bowling alley, Moolah Temple makes room upstairs for 40 luxury lofts.

3821 Lindell Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

At this 9-acre family fun center, orb-tossers young and old drive spheres down 32 glossy lanes, and miniature-golf enthusiasts putt their way around a desert-themed 18-hole course. Tepees, outcroppings, and an active waterfall cover the pint-size fairways and greens, creating a unique layout that was named Best Miniature Golf in 2011 by the Riverfront Times.

Nearby, nine batting cages hurl baseballs and softballs at varying speeds, and three sand volleyball courts await bouts of friendly competition. Overlooking the sandy courts, an outdoor deck invites guests to lounge in the sun with casual fare from the cafe. The indoor section pumps jukebox tunes as pool balls sink into the pockets of the billiards table or a passing kleptomaniac.

11801 Tesson Ferry Rd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Abundant rides and games find their way into every corner of Tee Time Family Fun Center's indoor and outdoor playgrounds, which keeps guests of all ages enthralled throughout their visit. After entering the facility, it's not long before kids are hugging the racetrack?s turns from behind go-kart wheels, accelerating their bumper cars or bumper boats into fellow participants? vessels, or parading their putting skills at an 18-hole mini golf course, voted Best Miniature Golf in 2009 by Riverfront Times. A 3-D maze coaxes puzzle solvers through its black-lit labyrinth, and a multi-level soft-play area accommodates crawling tykes with its tunnels, tubes, and crawling seminars taught by worms. After playing racing games in the arcade, patrons can re-energize with pizza, chicken wings, or a slice of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory at the snack bar.

4631 Lemay Ferry Rd.
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Laclede's Landing Wax Museum has been scaring and astonishing sightseers since 1983. Behind its 1885 cast-iron façade, the museum harbors more than 200 life-size figures across five levels and 10,000 square feet of museum space. The display of doppelgangers includes presidents, superheroes, historic figures, and movie stars, allowing visitors to gaze upon scores of famous faces without taking the rigorous paparazzi entrance exam. In the Chamber of Horrors, fictional villains old and new, including Freddy Krueger and the Phantom of the Opera, test the mettle of onlookers. Patrons can stop by the museum's gift shop before leaving or replenish the energy spent arguing with the statues with the help of ice cream, hot dogs, and other snacks at the ice-cream parlor.

720 N 2nd St
Saint Louis,
MO
US