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Beat the Heat This Summer and Visit these ‘cool’ places; ways to have fun and keep busy during the hottest time of the year

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:00 am

The dog days of summer are upon us, but that does not mean you have to stay in your home bored in an effort to stay cool. Our area has several locations that are fun for the entire family that will keep you from having to brave the hot weather. We hope that these Ideas will help make your summer a little more comfortable and fun.

Lincoln County and the St. Louis Metro has several destinations where you and your family can burn off some extra energy, while keeping everyone safe during these hot summer months.

The Senate Theater-Elsberry
The Senate Theater in Elsberry is an excellent location where you and your family can enjoy a new release movie in the comfort of an air-conditioned historic building. Established in 1911, the Senate Theater provides the ambiance of an older theater while having an affordable price and comfortable experience for the entire family. The theater runs new release movies Friday through Monday 7:30pm. They also feature a FREE Summer Movie Series on TUESDAY MORNINGS Doors open at 10:00am, movie starts 10:30am! Visit their Facebook page to see what movies are scheduled to play.

Troy Movie House
Located along South Main Street in Troy, the Troy Movie House provides several movie times for even the hottest hours of the day. The theater is open after 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and after 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Magic House
Established in 1979, the Magic House has been able to show kids the strange and out of the ordinary things for the past 38 years. The various exhibits give kids a fun and exciting hands-on experience that will teach them experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills all while keeping them safe from the heat.

St. Peters Rec-Plex
Need to burn some energy without dealing with the heat? Visit to the Rec-Plex in St. Peters. Opened in 1994, the Rec-Plex is a 236,000 sq. ft. area for the physically active. This recreational facility provides sports and exercise enthusiasts the opportunity to participate in various activities such as swimming, ice skating, basketball and other activities.

The Science Center
If you find science Interesting, what a cool place to learn at the St. Louis Science Center. Establish in 1963, the Science Center offers a variety of fun learning opportunities for people of all ages. From the center’s 700 various exhibits, to live demonstrations, to the breath taking Ominmax Theater, the St. Louis Center will provide you and your family with an educational experience along with a fun time during the summer months.

St. Louis Children’s Museum
Where imagination runs wild! Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike. Open 7 days a week and affordable makes this a top destination for the summer.

St. Louis History
Containing the history of St. Louis from colonial times till now, the St. Louis History Museum in Forrest park provides an educational experience that the entire family will enjoy. There you will see many artifacts for various periods of times in St. Louis history including Items from the Wolds Fair of 1904.