There are a number of theme parks and amusement parks in Missouri and plenty of roller coasters and other rides to experience. But there used to be even more. The ones that are operating are listed below.
Before we get to the parks that are open, let's reminisce a bit about ones that have closed in the state. For example, Electric Park in Kansas City operated from the early 1900s through 1925 and included five roller coasters.
Fairmount Park in Sugar Creek featured three coasters and was open from 1892 until 1936. Forest Park Highlands in St. Louis was open for nearly 70 years until it closed in 1963. More recently, Branson's Celebration City opened in 1999 and closed in 2008.
Parks in Missouri that are open are arranged alphabetically.
Opened in 2016, the park features The Runaway Branson Mountain Coaster.
The small entertainment center has water park rides including water slides, a wave pool, and a lazy river, as well as amusement rides and attractions such as a roller coaster, a Scrambler, mini-golf and go-karts.
Miner Mike's Indoor Family Fun Center
The indoor center includes a small coaster, a few other rides, an arcade, and other features.
PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center
Indoor and outdoor attractions include a small roller coaster, bumper cars, a Tilt-A-Whirl, go-karts, and bowling.
Silver Dollar City
The theme at this major theme park is 1880s America. Thrill rides and coasters mix nicely with some great shows, music, and period crafts demonstrations. Among the rides are the launched coaster, Powder Keg, and the industry's first wooden-steel hybrid coaster, Outlaw Run.
Six Flags St. Louis
The major theme park, part of the Six Flags chain, includes plenty of coasters and a great Justice League-themed dark ride.
Also offers Hurricane Harbor, a water park that is included with admission.
Worlds of Fun
The major amusement park offers some great coasters including Patriot, an inverted steel ride. The adjacent Oceans of Fun water park is included with admission.