15 Favorite Midwest Amusement Parks
Eureka, Missouri: Six Flags St. Louis
An area loosely themed to resemble the 1904 World's Fair welcomes guests to this sprawling park 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis. From the fair, branch off into an eclectic mix of themed areas, including the whimsical Bugs Bunny National Park and the action-packed DC Comics Plaza (636/938-5300; sixflags.com/stLouis).
Big Thrill: Watch the floor drop underneath you, then plummet down the Bonzai Pipeline slide at Hurricane Harbor water park. The clear tubes allow spectators to catch every terrifying moment.
Family Favorite: The park's first roller coaster, River King Mine Train (pictured), provides just enough speed and quick turns to excite the whole clan.
Travel Tip: You'll want to catch at least one of the quality shows while you're in the park. Stop by Guest Relations or any of the show venues to pick up a schedule.