Kids Activities in Wood River

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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Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$169 $119

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Two Tickets to Sherlock Holmes Exhibition and OMNIMAX Theater at Saint Louis Science Center (Up to 40% Off)

Saint Louis Science Center

Saint Louis Science Center

Sherlock Holmes exhibit brings the detective’s world to life as visitors help him solve a crime; includes OMNIMAX tickets and parking

$63 $38

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Scottrade Center on January 2, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Up to 43% 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

$57.85 $33

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Ice Skating and Hot Chocolate for Two, Four, or Six at Creve Coeur Ice Arena (Up to 52% Off)

Creve Coeur Ice Arena

Saint Louis

Glide around an indoor ice rink, then take a break to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate

$16.50 $8

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Cirque du Soleil's “Varekai” at Chaifetz Arena on January 7–11 (Up to 33% Off)

Cirque du Soleil's “Varekai”

Chaifetz Arena

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A wounded hero wanders a magic forest populated by aerialists, acrobats, dancers, contortionists, jugglers, and clowns in surreal costumes

$105.45 $84

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Admission and Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Shaw Park Ice Rink (50% Off)

Shaw Park Ice Rink

St. Louis

Groups head to Shaw Park, home to one of the only outdoor ice rinks in the area, for a day of ice-skating and fun

$18 $9

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One or Two Weeks of Kids' Dance Camp at Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (50% Off)

Consuming Kinetics Dance Company

DeBaliviere Place

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

$275 $137

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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 Party for Up to Eight at Tee Time Family Fun Center (Up to 51% Off)

Tee Time Family Fun Center

Mehlville

Fun-center package with refreshments, bumper car rides, and maze passes; birthday party includes pizza and arcade tokens

$32.57 $16

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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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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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Discovery Adventure or Insanity Tour for Two, Adoption Package, or Membership at World Aquarium (Up to 71% Off)

World Aquarium

Midtown

Aquarium docents introduce visitors to fish, amphibians, reptiles, and arachnids, with opportunities to feed and touch wildlife

$130 $39

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$15 for One Hour of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Four at Saratoga Lanes or Moolah Lanes ($42 Value)

Saratoga Lanes and Moolah Lanes

Multiple Locations

Bowling balls spin down lanes at one of two old-school alleys

$42 $15

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Video- and Arcade-Game Play for Two or Four People at Game Haven STL (60% 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 $12

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I Do I Do Wedding Show Presented by As You Go Events on February 7 or 8 at 11 a.m. (Up to 50% Off)

2nd Annual I Do I Do Wedding Show

District 9 Machinist Hall

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Get advice and makeovers from wedding experts, catch a fashion show, enjoy a cake dive, and enter a raffle for a handmade dress

$12 $6

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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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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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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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$20 for $40 Worth of Arcade Tokens at Swing-A-Round Fun Town

Swing-a-Round Fun Town

Fenton

Challenge your peers to skee-ball, racecar-driving, and shoot-em-up games in arcade spread across two floors

$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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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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Two-Hour Bowling Package for 5 or 10 with Shoe Rental and Pizza at Imperial Bowl (Up to69% Off)

Imperial Bowl

Imperial

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

$71.69 $25

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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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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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Good Times, Tasty Food, Cold Drinks, Great Memories at your Family Fun Bowling Center

We have a variety of events and activities for everyone. Outdoor tent parties, live music, bowling leagues and tournaments, fundraisers, classic car shows, and great food

4 Erwin Plegge Blvd
Bethalto,
IL
US

The Great Godfrey Maze brings a bit of a seasonal joy to the village of Godfrey, itself situated at the maze-like intersection of the Mississippi, Illinois, and Missouri rivers. Each year, the corn maze features a different theme that determines the layout of the passageways and the design of the cow train. The 2014 theme celebrates the Harry Potter book and film series. From above, the corn maze looks like the mystical Hogwarts' towers. The cow train, meanwhile, is rechristened the Hogwarts Express, and the hay wagon ride serves as the festival's very own Night Bus. There's even a zip line, giving guests the chance to experience a little of what it must feel like to ride a flying broom or rocket towards superstardom after publishing your first novel.

1401 Stamper Lane
Godfrey,
IL
US

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

At Crest Bowl, pins scatter across the gleaming hardwood of 32 bowling lanes equipped with up-to-date scoring equipment, lending a baritone rumble to a chorus of cheery shouts. Patrons lace up bowling shoes to improve smooth approaches and ward off sandal-model scouts. Mr. Karaoke conducts sing-alongs multiple nights a week, and cosmic bowling nights allow players to work toward a perfect game and experience the thrill of riding a comet amid upbeat music and the glow of laser lights. When three consecutive strikes put turkey on bowlers' minds, Brickhouse Pizza Company sates appetites with pizzas and sandwiches and fuels victory toasts with a full bar.

650 N New Florissant Rd
Florissant,
MO
US

Between AD 700 and 1400, the city of Cahokia gradually rose from the floodplain of the Mississippi River to become the largest city north of Mexico. Across 6 square miles, its population of 20,000 people worked together to create a thriving community grounded in astronomy, agriculture, and economics. To this end, they erected large, lasting structures such as an enormous wooden calendar that notified citizens about the changes of the seasons. Giant earthen mounds served as the foundation of the city and the site of the big mud fight that decided the mayoral election each year.

Through careful excavation, research, and reconstruction, the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society aims to preserve the site and educate visitors about its importance. During visits, guests on self-guided tours can explore 800 acres of the city, including the 100-foot-tall Monks Mound and Woodhenge, the giant calendar.

30 Ramey St.
Collinsville,
IL
US

Gateway Fun Park delights visitors year-round with a range of entertainment attractions for all ages?from group outings and birthday parties to packs of friends wiling away the afternoon. Mini golfers aim for the green amid two 18-hole courses' babbling brooks, stone partitions, and miniature buildings. Drivers safely let loose their suppressed road rage by bouncing into each other in bumper cars. A full-scale go-cart track gives lead feet of any age a taste of the open road, and the kiddie track lets kids ages 4?9 finally take the wheel their parents normally refuse to let them eat.

8 Gateway Dr.
Collinsville,
IL
US