Kids Activities in Raytown

Museum Visits for Two or Four to Leila's Hair Museum (Half Off)

Leila's Hair Museum

Independence

$12 $6

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Hair museum dedicates its space to wreaths, reliquaries, and jewelry all made from and with hair

$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

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

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

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

$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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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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For more than 50 years, Cool Crest's owners have enchanted visitors with the fun park's abundance of family-friendly attractions. Flanked by emerald gardens, four 18-hole miniature golf courses lead participants to a bonus 19th hole, which rewards successful shots with a free game. Helpful staff enables drivers to hug the racetrack's corners while strapped into an open-wheel go-kart or, when in season, smack homers from batting cages hurling slow, medium, or fast pitches. Inside, a climbing playland and 7,000-square-foot arcade entertain guests throughout the year. To encourage kids to work as hard as they play, Cool Crest's staff rewards students brandishing recent report cards with up to 20 tokens, depending on their number of A's, B's, or the results from their PhD peer review. In between exhaustive sessions of play, a snack bar staff reenergizes guests with a slice or treat at Frankie's Pizzeria.

10735 E US Highway 40
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

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

Paradise Park started its life as a simple miniature-golf course in 1992. Since then, the park has grown with Lee's Summit, mirroring the suburb's population growth with additions that have turned it into a sprawling temple to family fun. Outdoors, guests can still show off their putts and best gopher impressions on the miniature-golf course, or head over to the go-kart track to face off against fellow drivers on a 1,000-foot road-inspired course. Inside the park's huge indoor area, kids play and learn at the Children's Edutainment Center or blast each other with air-propelled balls at the Foam Factory. A game room harks back to the arcades of old with token-fed classics such as Ms. Pac-Man, as well as offering new amusements including a SpongeBob SquarePants game.

1021 NE Colbern Rd.
Lees Summit,
MO
US

Landmark 2 Skate Center evokes memories of a bygone American era when you could take your best gal out to the roller rink, buy her a shake at the soda fountain, and text her goodnight on the wooden cell phone you whittled yourself. The skating facility exudes an old-school, family-friendly charm, especially with its shimmering disco balls, collection of stand-up arcade games, and plastic booths that are Coke-label red. Skaters of all ages can glide across the sprawling rink, practicing turns with sleek blades and making lazy figure-eights with classic skates. Meanwhile, staffers bustle about behind the snack bar, doling out snacks and soda pops. Come Saturday night, a live DJ ramps things up a notch, filling the air with upbeat tunes and pop hits. Four times a year, the large skate center offers skating classes for both beginner and intermediate students.

701 SE Oldham Pkwy
Lees Summit,
MO
US