The St. Louis area is fortunate to have so many choices of fun family things to do! Take a day trip to Jesse James' hideout, Meramec Caverns, or to Historic Hannibal, the boyhood home of author Mark Twain and his character, Tom Sawyer. Get the family pooch and be in a parade like the Mardi Gras Beggin Barkus Parade in Soulard or ring in the Christmas season by attending the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown St. Louis. Many of the top family attractions are FREE like the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Science Center and the St. Louis Art Museum. Below is a list of museums , attractions, parks, events, uniquely St. Louis places, sports teams and more that we think are definitely family fun!