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Your guide to family fun in Mississippi River Country

Zoos, amusement parks, state fairs & more: Here are some of the very best family attractions throughout the 10-state region.

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Credit: Illinois Office of Tourism

Pack up the minivan and get driving: Mississippi River Country is home to some of America’s best family attractions, whether you want to marvel at the creatures of the ancient world or zoom down the tracks on a thrilling roller coaster.

Here’s a closer look at some of the unique museums, zoos and other attractions that your kids (and kids of all ages) are sure to love.