There is a building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds that just might be the most fun place for kids from 2-12, and it is free!  It is called “The Family Fun Center," and is inside the last brick building on the left side of the street leading to the carnival grounds.

Inside the center are kid friendly games that the children will love, and parents will welcome as safe alternatives to some other more vigorous games and rides. Parents and grandparents will welcome the opportunity to be able to rest in a cool place while their little ones explore the oversized checkers set, or try to catch a metal fish with a pole and a magnet.

It looks like a place the kids won’t want to leave, and the parents will agree with that sentiment. If I had a rating system, this building would get all the stars.