Free and affordable family-friendly attractions to take the kids in St.Louis

Summer is quickly approaching and if your family has had a year anything like ours. You all are in need of a much-deserving Family Vacation. If you’re wondering, where should we go? St Louis of course! Now if you’re wondering Can We afford this? St Louis has a ton of affordable family-friendly attractions that the whole family can enjoy and best of all many of them are absolutely FREE. With so much to do you won’t  have to tell the Kiddos twice about putting the electronics down.

Today I’m going to share with you the Top 10 Places to take kids in St. Louis on vacation. Let’s start with the good stuff, the Freebies coming in at number one we have the;

#1 St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis is one of the best zoo’s in the U.S. Located in the beautiful Forest Park on 90 acres of land. The Zoo is home to more than 560 species of wild animals. Admission to the Zoo is FREE, but there are fees for some attractions and parking.


#2 Grant’s Farm, Enjoy a tram ride through the 160-acre Deer Park were you will see a variety of exotic animals like the Bison from North America, Black Buck Antelope from Europe, and Zebra from Africa. They also have great  animal shows, you are able to feed the goats and parakeets at the Tier Garten.  Admission to Grant’s Farm, tram rides and all shows are Free . There are  a few attractions that charge a small fee to participate. Parking is $12 per car and $30 per bus. Or you can purchase a $40 2016 Season Parking Pass.

#3 Purina Farms, If you’re animal lover your going to love this freebie. Admission to the Visitor Center is free but a reservation are required. Parking is also free . Here the whole family can enjoy Wagon rides, Cow-milking, Baby animal petting, Animal Barn and Hayloft Play Area.

#4 CityGarden, Has a number of bubble fountains and shallow pools. Perfect for your little one’s that includes Voyage Pool, Lower Basin Pool, and Spray Plaza. Best of all its Free.


#5 Saint Louis Science Center ,There’s so such to see and do here. Come and explore over 700 exhibits, activities for the entire family, The IMAX and Planetarium Theater. Admissions is Free!

#6 Magic House The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum is one of the many Family tourist attraction. They have hundreds of educational and fun hands-on exhibits and activities for kids.

#7 St. Louis City Museum “A trip to the City Museum St. Louis will allow your imagination to run wild. Formerly, this 600,000 square feet establishment was home to the International Shoe Company. Today though, this is an eclectic mix of children’s playground, surrealistic pavilion, funhouse, and an architectural marvel which are all made from unique objects.”

#8 Six Flags, Six Flags has over 100 rides, shows, games, concerts, and attractions. Let’s not forget the Hurricane Harbor Water Park that opens on May 28. With so many choices there something for everyone to have a good time at Six Flags St. Louis.


#9 City Museum’s, The City Museum’s is a mixture of fun house, playground and architectural marvel. There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy.

#10 The Gateway Arch, You can’t visit the great city of St. Louis without experiencing the world largest man-made monument in the United States The Gateway Arch.

Explore St. Louis is now hosting the #FunnestFamily Contest. They will be Giving away a weekend Trip to St. Louis.
One lucky winner will get:
◦A two-night stay at a St. Louis area hotel
◦Tickets to several St. Louis attractions for the whole family
◦A $50 Visa gift card

To enter simply share your family’s funnest photo or video on their facebook page, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag ‪#‎FunnestFamily. Contest ends 6/30/16. One entry per person.