The Heartland is full of great hotspots. Are you up for a spring road trip?
Weekends are made for fun.
And we're always looking for new things to check out.
Here's a list of places to take kids in Cape Girardeau to ensure everyone enjoys the weekend.
Discovery Playhouse is the perfect place to spend the day. It’s got something for kids of all ages!
The Pollywog Pond is a spot just for little ones ages 4 and under. There are trains, trucks, slides, and more to explore.
On the main level, kids can pretend to work at the bank, grocery shop, milk a cow, tend a garden, change the tires on a car, and sit behind the wheel of a real fire truck! This section of the Playhouse is geared toward little ones ages 6 months to 8 years.
The second floor features a real Cessna 150, a Ninja Warrior challenge, a theater stage complete with costumes and lights, an art studio, and Discover Planetarium. Kids ages 8 and up are sure to enjoy this part of the Playhouse.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Discovery Playhouse.
Lazy L Safari Park
Lazy L Safari features over 50 species of exotic animals for you to view during your visit. Everything from alligators to zebras! You can even feed some of the animals.
While you’re there, you can also check out the Lazy L Mining Company at the Lazy L Safari Park to mine for gemstones, minerals, and fossils! You can purchase a bag of mining rough filled with treasures that you can take to the mining sluice and wash away the sand until you find your gemstones, minerals, and fossils.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Lazy L Safari Park
Art classes at Cateye Glasses Studio
Cateye Glasses Studio is the perfect spot to let your creative side shine!
You can take part in art classes for children and adults, summer workshops, and paint parties for all ages and occasions.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Cateye Glasses Studio.
Safari Playland is a Family Fun Center with over 11,000 sq ft of fun for the entire family! The center includes plenty of inflatables, arcade games, and special activities for hours of family entertainment. Additional special activities include Mini Golf, Bazooka Ball, and Zipline!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Safari Playland.
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Head over to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center to enjoy nature and learn about the area around you. You can explore two miles of nature trails that wind through rolling river hills with sinkholes, ravines, and deep hollows. Or head inside the Nature Center to check out th e hands-on exhibits, a children’s play area, and freshwater aquariums.
And, best of all, it’s completely free!
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Conservation Nature Center.
Melaina's Magical Playland
This all-inclusive and fully-accessible playground is a blast! There are slides, climbing walls, swings, and so much more for kids of all abilities. The park is also completely gated in.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Melaina’s Magical Playland.
The Teehouse Complex
The TeeHouse Complex offers one of the only miniature golf courses in the area! With its natural design and surrounding area, this 18-hole course is a sure way to add some fun and relaxation to your day or event!
They also offer a coin-operated batting cage. You can choose from four cages: slow pitch softball, slow pitch baseball, medium pitch baseball, and fast pitch baseball.
CLICK HERE to learn more about The TeeHouse Complex.
Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center
The Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center is an outdoor waterpark designed for water-goers of all ages. The waterpark contains a splash pad, zero depth entry pool, lazy river, swirl pool, and eight water slides…the tallest is a 265-foot long free fall slide!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Cape Splash.
Levi's Adventure Trail
Levi’s Adventure Trail is a playground located in Cape Girardeau County Park South in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. This ADA-accessible playground features climbing structures, water and sand features, swings, a zip line and much more, and is designed to include and provide opportunities for adventure to EVERY child!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Levi’s Adventure Trail.
West Park Lanes
Go bowling at West Park Lanes! West Park Lanes has 32 Lanes with automatic scoring, bumper bowling and Cosmic Bowling. They also offer a full-service Snack Bar and a video arcade.
CLICK HERE to learn more about West Park Lanes.
Ultimate Air Trampoline Park
Jump around at Ultimate Air Trampoline Park! It’s filled with trampolines where you can run and jump and burn off all that energy!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Ultimate Air Trampoline Park.
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