Kids Activities in Sycamore

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$22 for Three Weeks of Cheerleading, Tumbling, and Gymnastics Classes at Flip Zone ($76 Value)

Flip Zone

Lee's Summit

$76 $22

Kids up to age 12 learn to tumble, cheer, and do gymnastics

Unlimited Go Karting for One, Two, Four, or Eight at Paradise Park (Up to 55% Off)

Paradise Park

Lee's Summit

$27.99 $14

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Kids and adults pilot go karts along a 1,000 foot track with tight turns inspired by road courses

Two Hours of Open Bowling or Three Hours of Cosmic Bowling at Lunar Bowl (Up to 51% Off)

Lunar Bowl

Prestige Park

$68 $33

As former host of the PBA National Tour, this bowling center welcomes groups to slide into rental shoes & enjoy open or cosmic bowling

Visit for Two or Four to the American Jazz Museum (Up to 45% Off)

American Jazz Museum

Kansas City

$20 $12

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Guests look and listen inside exhibits that chronicle the history of jazz, including a 1930s nightclub replica where live musicians play

General or VIP Visits for Two Adults and Two Children to the National Airline History Museum (Up to 83% Off)

National Airline History Museum

Northland

$26 $12

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Photographs, artifacts, and aircraft such as 1941 Douglas DC-3 and 1952 Martin 404 illustrate the history of commercial flight

Classic Bowling or Rock N' Bowl Bowling with Pizza for Up to Six at Ward Parkway Lanes (Up to 54% Off)

Ward Parkway Lanes

South Kansas City

$75.95 $35

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Synthetic lanes with automatic bumpers play host to open bowling and weekend Rock N' Bowl sessions supplemented by live DJs and laser lights

$60 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Village Music Academy ($120 Value)

Village Music Academy

formerly the Toon Shop

$120 $60

Local musical experts with backgrounds in jazz, classical, rock, & country lead students through 30-minute sessions on choice of instruments

Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Abdallah Shrine Center on September 27 or 28 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Abdallah Shrine Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

5 or 10 Kids’ Jump-and-Play Passes at Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission (Up to 46% Off)

Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission

Merriam

$40 $23

Staff-supervised bounce houses and inflatable slides entertain sock-clad youngsters aged 12 and younger

2 Hours of Bowling w/ Shoe Rentals & a 16-Inch Pizza for up to Six at Ranch Bowl (Up to 66% Off)

Ranch Bowl

Coronado

$71.02 $24

Newly renovated bowling facility hosts daytime or late-night sessions and fuels players with pizza from the onsite bar and grill

$12 for Four Bounce-House Entries and 16 Arcade-Game Tokens at Zonkers ($26 Value)

Zonkers

Olathe

$26 $12

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Kids can play in bounce house and arcade, which has nonviolent video games that encourage problem solving and hand-eye coordination

One Hour of Arcade Play for Four or Eight at GCW Retro-Cade (Up to 50% Off)

GCW Retro-Cade

Platte City

$20 $11

Guests play coin-free on a bounty of classic and modern video games

Bowling Package for Two or Four or Cosmic Bowling Package for Four at The Belt Bowl (Up to 64% Off)

The Belt Bowl

St. Joseph

$33 $12

32-lane bowling center also hosts two bars; packages include food and drinks

Visit for Two, Four, or Six People to the Glore Psychiatric Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Glore Psychiatric Museum

St. Joseph

$12 $7

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Psychiatric museum in "1,000 Things to Do Before You Die" explores old-fashioned mental-health treatments in surgical admitting building

Two Unlimited Play Wristbands or One-Month Family Pass at Extreme Underground (Up to 51% Off)

Extreme Underground

Walnut

$40 $20

Stationed in former Army bunker, this massive facility hosts laser tag, mini golf, bouldering, and archery tag

Membership to Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Including Dinner Gala (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Robert J. Dole Institute Of Politics

Lawrence

$100 $65

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The Dole Institute's mission is to promote civic participation among young people and demonstrate the honor of working in politics

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$6 for Roller-Skating Admission with Skate Rentals for Two at Sk8away ($14 Value)

Sk8away

West Southwest 2

$14 $6

Strap on a pair of rented roller skates to glide around the rink to the tune of hit songs

Visit to the Johnny Carson Birthplace for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off )

Johnny Carson Birthplace Society

Corning

$14 $7

Tour the recently restored childhood home of Johnny Carson, and watch video clips of his classic Tonight Show jokes

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When writer Richard Faulk set out to catalog the nation's oddest corners for his book Gross America, Leila's Hair Museum was an obvious choice. There, Leila Cohoon preserves and furthers the off-kilter artform of hair-based crafts, which stretches back to the 1700s and beyond. In a piece for CNN.com, Faulk notes that, in pre-photography days, Victorian artisans would "[weave] jewelry and decorative lace out of human hair" as a means of remembering departed loved ones, with "successive generations [sometimes adding] to the lacework to create a genealogical record, much like a family bible". In addition to these personal mementoes, Leila's collection includes 400 hair-based wreaths dating before 1900, and numerous reliquaries said to contain the hair of Mary, mother of Jesus, St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus, and pieces of the cross. Hair pieces belonging to Michael Jackson, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Lincoln, and other presidents also reside here. Although not hair-related, the museum also features a brooch that is said to contain threads from the coat of Joseph, father of Jesus. The quirky outpost has attracted the attention of racontours other than Faulk, too--noted gadabout Anthony Bourdain also paid a visit during an episode of his show No Reservations.

1333 S Noland Rd
Independence,
MO
US

Under the oppressive heat of the Missouri sun, rafts and their passengers float atop the languid current of Coyote Creek as it traces a 900-foot perimeter around Adventure Oasis Water Park's flooded playscape. The sprawling park offers a respite from the summer swelter with water activities and attractions for guests of all ages, highlighted by three towering slides, including the Sidewinder—a 308-foot raft slide—and the Scorpion, a tube slide that emulates passage through a cosmic wormhole or gigantic piece of penne pasta with a 197-foot plunge. The chutes bottom out in a placid pool, where guests can catch their breath or scale Cactus Climb, a climbing wall that hangs over the water. As grownups relax in a deck dotted with striped parasols, younger guests can run amok at Halfpint Paradise, a smaller playground stationed in a shallow pool.

A 25-yard lap pool with multiple lanes awaits more serious swimmers at Roadrunner Pass, which also boasts a diving board for those looking to perfect their swan-dive form or execute the world's first pool cannonball that actually explodes. In addition to free-range fun, Adventure Oasis's friendly waters host swim lessons and aquatic exercise programs.

2100 Hub Dr
Independence,
MO
US

Known for its history as a pioneer town and home to former president Harry S. Truman, Independence welcomes visitors to its storied sites, making them more accessible with free trolley rides. Tour the 1859 Jail and Marshal's Home and Museum to glimpse a dwelling for law breakers next to a dwelling for a law keeper, and the clandestine tryst between the abodes that resulted in a museum. The Bingham-Waggoner Estate preserves many of the original art and furnishings of the famed Bingham and Waggoner families, while the National Frontier Trails Museum hails the starting point of the westbound pioneers with bronzed pieces of nuts, raisins, and chocolate bits tracing a path westward.

318 W Pacific Ave
Independence,
MO
US

Diamond Bowl, a refreshing fusion of bowling alley and robust restaurant, serves as a hangout for pin-battering rollers hungry for lane-thundering action and thirsty for food. Games ($5) on Diamond’s eight lanes keep hook-happy fingers limber, and shoes ($3) safeguard feet from toe-stomping sore losers. Follow up your fourth turkey with tangible foodstuffs from Diamond's full menu, such as the blackened-salmon sandwich on a kaiser roll ($7.99), the well-rounded bowling burger ($7.49), or the crispy chicken-tender salad ($8.99). Serious contenders can take a break from finger calisthenics to enroll in one of Diamond Bowl's leagues, and casual players can pair their match play with drinks from Diamond’s fully stocked bar, or they can watch a less phalange-intensive sport on one of nine crystalline HD TVs. Hourly games are also available.

218 N Osage St
Independence,
MO
US

The trainers at ProType Sports Academy adopt a multifaceted approach to exercise, basing their fitness programs on scientific research and personal experience. After talking to clients about their fitness goals and level of physical conditioning, they formulate workouts designed to prevent muscles from hitting the snooze button after too many repetitions. Trainers work with clients through each step of the process, guiding them through workouts in weight training, plyometrics, and Vertimax training, the last of which applies weight to legs and arms simultaneously. They also helm group classes in subjects such as kickboxing, yoga, TRX, spinning, and Pilates. These classes take place across a sprawling facility complete with two basketball courts, two indoor-soccer fields, a boot-camp field, a dance studio, and a quicksand pit that makes for some intense resistance training.

19310 East 50th Terrace
Independence,
MO
US

In 2005, the racehorse known as St. Croix was crowned Ohio's Horse of the Year, completing the season with one third-place, one second-place, and five first-place finishes. None of this would be possible without the tireless efforts of Saddle Creek Stables' trainers, who saved St. Croix from his early vacation plans to horse heaven. After the equine instructors retrained and bonded with him, St. Croix returned the favor with an awe-inspiring racing career. Now enjoying his retirement, St. Croix carries guests on leisurely trail rides across 160 acres of forest trails, outcroppings, cliffs, and flowing streams.

Saddle Creek Stables is a premier racehorse facility operated by trainers dedicated to making their thoroughbreds happy and healthy. The team leads trail rides for all ages and organizes parties with hayrides and bonfires for children. Their forested ranch also provides an excellent venue for hikers, campers, anglers, and deprived houseplants looking to reconnect with their natural habitat.

5915 Norfleet Rd
Kansas City,
MO
US