Family Friendly

Looking for a little fun in the sun? How about a game of laser tag? Perhaps a trip to the skate park is more your style? Poplar Bluff has a wide variety of options to keep you and your entire family entertained.

Family Friendly

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21 Drive In Van Buren
MO-34, Van Buren, MO 63965   |   (573) 945-2121
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21 Drive-In is a drive-in movie theater located 8 miles east of Van Buren, Missouri. Gates open at 7pm. Double feature on Friday and Saturday. Includes playground and concession areas. ***CASH ONLY***

AMC Classic Poplar Bluff 8
3525 S. Westwood Blvd, Poplar Bluff, MO    |    (573) 776-7612

Get exactly what you love about the classic movie theatre experience! AMC Classic brings you the best of times at affordable prices, offering you the same great atmospher with a few new and fantastic additions. Offering RealD 3D Movie experiences.

Xtreme Family Fun
525 Ashcroft Road, Poplar Bluff, MO    |    (573) 714-8229
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Enjoy laser tag, bounce houses, and Toddler Town! Birthday parties, group pricing, gift certificates, and church discounts available.

Poplar Bluff Skate Park
332 S. Morgan Street, Poplar Bluff, MO

Located in the historic Downtown Poplar Bluff.

Pizza Inn
1915 N. Westwood Blvd, Poplar Bluff, MO   |   (573) 686-1191
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Pizza Inn of Poplar Bluff is a great place to bring the family. In addition to a dine-in pizza buffet, families can enjoy the many activities in their arcade section. Check them out of Facebook for more information!


Kiwanis Bacon Memorial Park
Located between the 1300 block of West Pershing and the 1400 block of West Harper Streets, just east of Highway 67 and the Poplar Bluff Middle School.
Make reservations for the large pavilions by calling (573) 785-3338.

Kiwanis Bacon Memorial Park has many features. There are several pieces of playground equipment, a walking trail, basketball court, softball field, and a recently added frisbee golf course. A large field area is used for practices such as football and soccer. 


The Camp at Lake Wappapello*
153 University Forest Drive, Wappapello, MO  |  (573) 222-2267
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Located along the Southern border of Southeast Missouri’s Wappapello Lake, The Camp at Lake Wappapello is set on 160 acres of wilderness and is designed to let you enjoy the comfort of your own home while still giving you easy access to campground amenities and proximity to all kinds of exciting outdoor destinations. During the summer, you can expect the concert venue to be full with both great local talent and out of town acts. Sit back and enjoy the shows under their covered venue with drink and bar stations placed around the area to provide a quick drink without missing a beat.

Historic Rodgers Theatre*
204 N. Broadway Street, Poplar Bluff, MO    |   (573) 718-2045

Did you know that for the price of a medium popcorn and a medium soda at the movie theater, one could buy a bottle of soda and 9 boxes of popcorn at the Rodgers Theatre? We make an effort to make your date night at the Rodgers affordable. We know our patrons appreciate that! Offering a variety of live entertainment options.

Black River Coliseum*
301 South 5th Street, Poplar Bluff, MO   |   Phone: (573) 686-8001

The Margaret Harwell Art Museum is an active and vital cultural resource for southeastern Missouri. As one of only five city art museums in Missouri, it offers a comprehensive program of traveling exhibits, art classes, educational programs for children and a growing permanent collection of works by contemporary Missouri artists.

Poplar Bluff Public Library*
318 North Main Street, Poplar Bluff, MO   |   Phone: (573) 686-8639

Storytime Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Walk ins welcome
National Gaming Day–Nov. 12
Board games and Wii game all day, free popcorn.
The library download station provides free charging for almost any PC and handheld device.

Dunlap Pumpkin Farm*
10 Highway AA, Poplar Bluff, Missouri  |  (573) 712-4205
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Visit Dunlap Pumpkin Farm for a huge variety of pumpkins, gourds, straw, mums, and corn stalks. Children’s activities also available. Create fun fall memories with the whole family! Open annually September and October. Find out more by visiting their Facebook page or calling the number listed above.

Smids Mini Golf
8816 Hwy T, Wappapello, MO  |  (573) 429-3614
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Smids Mini Golf is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They also have a huge yard sale in their big building every weekend. Bring the whole family for a fun day out!



Bootheel Youth Museum
700A N. Douglas, Malden, Missouri  |  (573) 276-3600
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The Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden, Missouri offers children exciting, inventive (and educational) fun! Where else can you stand inside a bubble, “freeze” your shadow on a wall, write a check at the bank, or make music on sewer pipes? These are just a few of the experiences you’ll enjoy at the BYM.

Forum Fifty Fifty
413 Vine Street, Poplar Bluff, MO  |  (573) 429-3775
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Forum Fifty Fifty is a music venue/event space and indoor skate park and skate shop.


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