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St Louis: 75-Minute City Trolley Tour

1. St Louis: 75-Minute City Trolley Tour

Take a trip back in time and ride in an authentic trolley around St Louis. Let your expert local guide explain to you how St Louis came to be and learn about its colorful history - from the 1800s to the present. See the Anheuser Busch brewery, Busch Stadium (home of the St Louis Cardinals), the 630-foot tall stainless steel Gateway Arch located next to the Mississippi River, the old St Louis Union Station (now housing an Aquarium and giant ferris wheel), the Old Cathedral and the newer Cathedral Basilica. Continue on to the Old Courthouse, Millionaire's Row, Forest Park (with the Zoo), Science Center and Museums, Blueberry Hill with the St Louis Walk of Fame, Laclede's Landing, and the sights and sounds of Downtown St Louis. As members of the Professional Tour Guide Association, your guides are constantly expanding their knowledge of historic St Louis. Come join them on a journey into the past as they show you some of the wonderful history of this beautiful city.

Branson: Titanic Museum Attraction Advance Purchase Ticket

2. Branson: Titanic Museum Attraction Advance Purchase Ticket

Enter the Titanic Museum in Branson with skip-the-line tickets that allow you to proceed directly to the advance ticketing line. Feel what it was like to walk the hallways, cabins, and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by over 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers. Get onboard a half-scale model of the Titanic's exterior, complete with an artificial iceberg. Receive a passenger boarding ticket, featuring the name of an actual Titanic passenger or crew member. Next, enter the Memorial Room and discover the fate of your assigned person. See the largest display of Titanic artifacts anywhere in the world as well as an interactive experience that appeals to every age. Stand in awe of the grand staircase, valued at one million dollars. Touch an authentic iceberg, shovel “coal” in the Titanic’s Boiler Room, and learn how to send an SOS distress signal. Get hands-on opportunities that motivate, educate and inspire. Every child receives a special boarding pass profiling a youngster who actually sailed on the Titanic. There is even a special audio tour just for kids that brings the Titanic story to life, as well as an onboard Scavenger Hunt that adds to the excitement.

Kansas City: SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium General Admission

3. Kansas City: SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium General Admission

Come take part in an immersive environment that is SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium. Explore 11 different interactive zones and meet a wave of sea animals from around the globe.  Come nose to nose with local species in the Freshwater Exhibit and meet the residents of the local streams, rivers, and lakes. Gaze at the Harbor Exhibit and see if you can spot the baby stingrays.  Head towards the interactive Rockpool Exhibit and touch one of many amazing rockpool creatures such as the chocolate chip sea star, pencil sea urchins, cowrie snails, and more.  Watch as hundreds of lookdowns swim around you at the Shoaling Exhibit or go to the Seahorse Exhibit and see these mythical creatures up close. Watch them grip at seagrass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts.  Explore the Stingray Bay Exhibit and be mesmerized by the happy and smiley rays. Then visit the Tropical Ocean Exhibit and take a stroll under the sea as you pass through the awe-inspiring underwater Ocean Tunnel.  At the Jellies Exhibit is where you can watch these enchanting sea creatures dance through the water. Then enter a kaleidoscope of color at the Coral Reef Exhibit.  Whatever you desire to see, SEA LIFE Kansas City will surely provide a fun journey for all ages while teaching its guests the diversity of marine life and how to play an active role in educational and conservation efforts.

St Louis: City Museum General Admission Ticket

4. St Louis: City Museum General Admission Ticket

Reserve your general admission ticket to the City Museum located in a historic warehouse in downtown St. Louis. Discover interactive and creative exhibits in which artists have repurposed the pieces of old cities to build miles of tunnels, climbers, bridges, and castles. Explore secret passages, grand galleries, playgrounds, ball pits, and many other weird and wonderful exhibits across four floors. Feel free to get active and creative and climb on the structures and take quirky photos. See some of the most famous exhibits, such as The World's Largest Underwear. For those into extreme sports, pay a visit to the Skateless Park and see a collection of urban skate ramps. Head to the Bug Room where you can see a variety of insects and taxidermy pieces. Ride on over 30 slides, explore the circus, an arts and crafts area, a large outdoor climbing space, and the Architectural Museum. Take a break at the Cabin that serves adult beverages. Make your way to the roof and be amazed by the Ferris Wheel and a school bus hanging off its edge.

Branson: Fritz's Adventure Indoor Park - All Day Ticket

5. Branson: Fritz's Adventure Indoor Park - All Day Ticket

Your entire family will have access to the fun with activities ranging from small to large. The tiniest of adventurers can explore Fritz's Forest, the underground tunnels, the airplane, laser room, and more! Even the big kids will get lost in the adventure with the TreeTops course featuring 9 ziplines, the multi-story ropes course, and the tree houses just to name a few. A few of the activities Fritz's has to offer include: • The X-Speleo: Vertical climbing maze with over 300 feet of tunnels. • Airplane: A suspended 1959 Twin Beech airplane, also known as the Beechcraft “Super 18” with functioning controls and switches. • Slides: Five slides ranging in size and shape. A 32-foot spiral slide, fast chute, and more. • TreeTops course: Multi-route climbing activity with two drops, six bridges, 11 ziplines, and more! • Underground Tunnels: Two series of tunnels with entrances, exits, and windows scattered around the building waiting to be found. • City Wall: City warehouse climbing wall with bricks and other elements as handholds. • Tree Houses: Connected by rope bridges, three vertical climbing treehouses varying in size. • Shipping Containers: Mazes with paths and tunnels leading underground. • Multi-story ropes course: Three consecutive floors of obstacles suspended in mid-air. • Water Tower: Houses a spiraled-rope netting to climb, slide, and explore through. Enjoy the unique experience together and create memories as a family. Cheer one another on while trying to reach the top of a warped wall or race to the top of the utility climbing poles at City Wall. Every corner you turn will be a new activity or detail to explore together.

Branson: Anthems of Rock Show Ticket

6. Branson: Anthems of Rock Show Ticket

Take a trip back to the days of classic rock music. This concert and stage show will have you tapping along to all your old favorites and, for younger audience members, perhaps making some new ones. Hear classic ballads, adrenaline-pumping anthems, and rock 'n' roll's most recognizable songs. This fast-paced live show with dancers and musicians will make you feel like you’re in the presence of real rock legends. You’ll hear the music of Queen, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Journey, and more.

Branson: Dancing Queen, The Ultimate 70s Show Ticket

7. Branson: Dancing Queen, The Ultimate 70s Show Ticket

Enjoy an evening at the King's Castle Theater in Branson, Missouri as you hear the classic hits of the 70s with a spectacular live show. Dancing Queen, The Ultimate 70's Show is a high-octane musical extravaganza filled with exuberant singing and dancing performances from the era of disco. Gather the whole family or bring the best friends for a performance that will fascinate and awe you. Admire the spectacular costumes, talented vocals, and fancy footwork on this musical journey. Hear disco classics like "Y.M.C.A.", "Disco Inferno", "Play That Funky Music", "Waterloo", "We Are Family", "Superstition", and many more. Dancing Queen is a show-stopping psychedelic kaleidoscope of color that'll have everyone dancing and singing in the aisles.

Branson: Dublin's Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies Show

8. Branson: Dublin's Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies Show

Enjoy a dazzling tribute act at one of Branson's most beloved performance venues, the King's Castle Theatre. Watch Dublin's Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies Show, featuring top hits in opera, pop, jazz, and Irish classics in a state-of-the-art theater with a classic Branson flair. Hailing from Ireland, Dublin’s Irish Tenors delight audiences with melodious vocal performances and melt hearts with their striking good looks. Sit back and enjoy as the group performs timeless hits with precise dancing and beautiful vocals. Not to be outdone, The Celtic Ladies proudly hold their own. Watch this group of lasses bring the best blend of traditional Irish tunes, adult contemporary, and classics sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Hear some amazing songs like Oh Danny Boy, Scarborough Fair, Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond, and Irish Eyes Are Smiling during this exciting and classic Branson event.

Kansas City: Scavenger Hunt and Interactive Tour

9. Kansas City: Scavenger Hunt and Interactive Tour

Welcome to Kansas City, Missouri, a city known for its amazing barbecue and for having a twin city in a different state across the river. Play a smartphone scavenger hunt game, see the sights, and experience Kansas City in a whole new way. Begin your scavenger hunt adventure in the historic Country Club Plaza area at one of the city's most famous fountains. Go on an exciting journey through the Plaza's Spanish architecture, passing numerous sculptures, and other cool cultural locations. Enjoy solving challenges and unraveling clues with your team as you walk the riverwalk area. Find hidden gems among the many great restaurants, retails shops, and other scenic areas of Kansas City.  So put down the BBQ ribs and burnt ends, lace up your shoes, and get ready to discover one of the best things to do in Kansas City, Missouri.

Branson: World's Largest Toy Museum Flexible Entry Ticket

10. Branson: World's Largest Toy Museum Flexible Entry Ticket

Take the ultimate trip down memory lane with a flexible entrance ticket to the World's Largest Toy Complex. Discover displays such as the National BB Gun Museum, Harold Bell Wright Museum, Stearnsy Bear Museum, Paul Harvey Jr. 50's Era Museum, World of Checkers Museum, the Roy Rogers western collection, and a Boyds Bear village. Inside, over 900 Barbies, vintage dolls, farm toys, mechanical banks, Pez dispensers, Disney toys, dollhouses, and a toy sewing machine collection await you. Admire Star Wars and Star Trek items, military toys, GI Joe action figures, Hot Wheels, Matchbox cars, and much more. See classic vehicles that were the inspiration for toys including a Rolls Royce, a Bugatti, and a 1927 Cadillac. Later, take a peak inside the vintage steam locomotive located near the parking lot. Take some memorable selfies with the Lone Ranger, sit down to a game of checkers, create a building with Lincoln Logs, or step inside photo boxes to become a superhero or the newest Barbie in the box. Finally, finish the day with a visit to the onsite gift shops and antique store.

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What people are saying about Missouri

Overall rating

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based on 275 reviews

I have been to St. Louis many times, always driving, always wondering "What is that? What is THAT?" as I pass by one interesting-looking place after another. This was my first trolley tour of the city. On a trolley tour I get to relax and rubberneck and really LEARN about the city I am touring. This is the third tour I have taken in the third city. NOW, when I visit a city, the FIRST thing I do is look for a trolley tour, then follow it up by returning to the most interesting locations pointed out on the tour.

Museum was awesome!!! It had real artifacts from the Titanic and showed their appraised value. Was a lot of info to take in but loved it!!!

Sign up early; very popular. Saw sites from the Arch to Forest Park. Helped us decide what to do the rest of our trip.

This is a great tour! The driver was very knowledgeable and gave some fabulous insight into the city.

Loved the experience! From the character cards to the items even the employees where all excellent!