Top 8 Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In Missouri, USA

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Missouri is one of the states in the United States of America with a population of over six million people. Jefferson City is the capital city of Missouri while St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia are the largest urban centres in the state. Missouri River which gives the state the name cuts through the state into the Mississippi River. Missouri is a blessed state which has everything that The United States of America has to offer. The state boasts of a beautiful landscape full of scenic wonders and over 50 state parks perfect for outdoor fun and tourist activities throughout the seasons. Read below to learn more about the best theme parks and amusement parks in Missouri, USA.

1. Springs Aquatic Center

Posted by The Springs Aquatic Center on Monday, 5 April 2010

Springs Aquatic Center is a fun water park located in Tiffany Hills Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This awesome aquatic park covers approximately 13,000 square feet (1,207 square metres) of water exclusively meant for fun activities for all ages. If you are looking for an inexpensive fun day with your family then look no further as this place has it all in one place without any hustle. The park features a large children’s fun section with several water jets, slides and tipping buckets. Other than just the normal swimming, you can as well invite your friends or family for a swimming competition in the 50-meter (!64 feet) competitive pool just for leisure.

Springs Aquatic Center

Address: 9400 N Congress Ave, Kansas City, MO 64153, United States

Website: Springs Aquatic Center

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 11am - 8pm; Mon - Fri: 12pm - 8pm

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2. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City

Legoland Discovery Centre Oberhausen
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Are you looking for fun activities near you for kids? LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City offers it all. There are fantastic family attractions that include 4D cinema, retail shop, art gallery, coffee shop among other several kiddie fun stuff. This indoor attraction offers an interactive and educational fun time for children of 3-10 years of age. For instance, the children will enjoy learning something in building with LEGO bricks from the LEGO master model builder. From the interactive sessions, your young one will be able to develop essential social skills just by interacting with other kids as they enjoy the outing.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City

Address: 2475 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, United States

Website: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City

Opening hours: Sat: 10am - 8pm; Sun: 10am - 7pm; Mon - Thu: 10am - 5pm; Fri: 10am - 7pm

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3. Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun

Boomerang at Worlds of Fun (22696927983)
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Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are two interconnected amusements parks designed to offer the best of fun for the whole family in Kansas City. Worlds of Fun features family rides, roller coasters, thrill rides and even live shows. The same ticket will admit you to the fantastic Oceans of Fun which is a water fun park with more than 40 water slides and several other water fun activities to enjoy on a day out with the family. The visitors here have the opportunity to choose from 40 different eateries that offer snacks and delicious meals for the much-needed energy for fun activities.

Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun

Address: 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161, United States

Website: Worlds of Fun

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4. Hydro Adventures

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Posted by Hydro Adventures on Friday, 30 August 2019

If you want a perfect location to have real outdoor fun then the Hydro Adventures is for you. This amusement park features a fantastic water slide called Twisted Six and different fun rides such as the Tiger Coaster, Tilt A Whirl, Tea Cup, Truck Stop, the Scrambler, Spring Ride and Galaxy Coaster. In 2017 a Laser Tag Arena was added as a new attraction so pick up your vest for a laser tag challenge with your friends. For more fun, there is an adventurous go-cart with a modern control system and a renovated mini-golf course for those who love teeing off.

Hydro Adventures

Address: 2801 Cheshire Blvd #6388, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901, United States

Website: Hydro Adventures

Opening hours Fri: 6pm - 9pm; Sat: 1pm - 10pm; Sun: 1pm - 6pm (closed from Mon - Thu)

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5. The Bay Water Park

Adventure Bay Water Park, Liberal, KS IMG 5977
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The Bay Water Park is the best place to be with your family on a hot summer day. Cool off the day relaxing in the large lazy river with gentle waves or just ride one of the tube slides which will race you down to the plunge pool. Known to be the first of its kind in Kansas City, jump into the huge swirl bowl slide for a spin before taking the ultimate plunge. The play pool provides a perfect spot for swimming exercise with friends or perhaps you can just lie around relaxing on the floating lake animals. The family play pool features several slides, kid sprays, and fountains.

The Bay Water Park

Address: 7101 Longview Rd, Kansas City, MO 64134, United States

Website: The Bay Water Park

Opening hours: 12pm - 7pm (daily)

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6. Six Flags St. Louis

Six Flags Railroad - St. Louis
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Six Flags St. Louis was originally known as Six Flags Over Mid-America and was opened as a theme park in June 1971. The amazing park’s layout has been carefully designed into eight themed areas complete with several attractions, dining areas, and entertainment spots. The park has everything for everyone from thrilling roller coaster rides for the adventurous to gentle options for young children. Grab something to eat from one of the restaurants and remember to buy yourself a souvenir before departing. Ones inside Six Flags, there is free admission into the adjacent Hurricane Harbor Water Park for more fun.

Six Flags

Address: 4900 Six Flags Rd, Eureka, MO 63025, United States

Website: Six Flags

Opening hours Tue - Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun: 2pm - 8pm; Mon: 8pm - 9pm

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7. Paradise Park

Paradise Park, Samui 2016 - panoramio - Roma Neus (8)
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Paradise Park is the perfect bonding destination for friends, families, work colleagues and even neighbours. You are welcome to connect with others in a safe and friendly environment through fun activities where everyone will have an unforgettable experience. Here the unique attractions, family entertainment, discovery play, adventure and learning opportunities all merge so well in a beautiful 15 acres (6.07 hectares) of fun. Yes, the place is large, but the design has been carefully done in a way that gives it a feel of visiting a large home. Paradise Park is a perfect fun destination on a rainy or hot day with both indoor and outdoor fun activities.

Paradise Park

Address: 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086, United States

Website: Paradise Park

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9:30am - 6pm; Fri - Sat: 9:30am - 10pm; Sun: 11:30am - 6pm

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8. Silver Dollar City

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Silver Dollar City is a theme park located in Branson, Missouri. This amazing amusement park boasts of over 40 thrill rides, live performances and concerts, over 100 craftsmen, 18 popular restaurants and 60 shops all sitting in one place. The thrill-seekers can get their fun on the fastest, steepest and tallest ever known spinning roller coaster. Several amazing rides such as Fireman’s Landing, Half Dollar Holler, among others are sure to give you the best experience throughout your visit. In case the temperatures get hot outside, the park’s popular water rides are sure to cool you down as the fun continues. The entire family can enjoy the soaking games with water cannons on Tom & Huck’s River Blast while the young kids enjoy the splashing at the Firehouse Splash Yard.

Silver Dollar City

Address: 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy, Branson, MO 65616, United States

Website: Silver Dollar City

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Entertainment in Missouri

When in the United States of America, visit the state of Missouri to experience the best entertaining activities you can only dream of. And, if you are wondering where to stay here, the city has plenty of amazing options for you such as vacation homes, cozy cabins, hotels, and more. With loads of fun activities other than just touring, you will surely have an unforgettable experience that will make you want to visit again.

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