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America’s Incredible Pizza Company St. Louis – Review

INCREDIBLE PIZZA COMPANY ST. LOUIS

 

Incredible Pizza St. Louis Missouri

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post by Nicci G.

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America’s Incredible Pizza Company was the perfect start to our Thanksgiving holiday. Initially I was overwhelmed by the food & game packages to choose from. However, I was quickly assisted by staff to make a choice that fit our budget and provided my family with hours of food and fun. Our admission price included the buffet for the 3 of us, $20 for games, and 8 attractions. The pre-loaded cards were very convenient.  Any points my boys accumulated playing games were stored on the cards for later redemption.  (So no worries about losing any paper tickets). The games catered to a variety of skill levels and many cost less than $1. Our game cards lasted quite some time and my boys were completely satisfied with the amount of games that they had played. In addition to the games, they each got to choose 4 additional activities or “attractions”. They opted for laser tag, mini golf, mini bowling and bumper cars. (Go karts and a 3-D movie were also an option).  Typically we would do one or two of these activities for a family outing, and it would cost just as much (or more) than we spent at The Incredible Pizza Company St. Louis.  We have visited similar places and I feel like I am constantly reaching in my pocket to pay for something. Usually that results in spending more than I wanted to, and my kids begging and pleading for “just one more.”  With the game cards that was eliminated. Each time my boys swiped their card to play a game they could see the balance left on the card. When the balance reached zero they were ready to redeem their points for a prize.

 

THE BUFFET
Best Nachos St. LouisMy Family doesn’t always agree on what to eat but with the buffet it was so easy to relax and have fun. Similar pizza and play venues require you to order off of a menu which can get expensive.  At The Incredible Pizza Company St. Louis we each got to choose what we wanted off the Buffet and the kids loved it.
TIP: The Incredible Pizza Company offers food allergy friendly options.  Please let the staff know of specific allergy issues on arrival.

The buffet was enormous and had soup, salad, pasta, pizza, nachos & desserts.  There were

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Slushies!

several options that everyone was happy with. Sometimes it’s challenging to round everyone up and get them to the table when it’s time to eat and having food available whenever we wanted was very convenient.  Instead of ordering a meal at a specific time, we were able to stop and snack a few times during our visit.  No crabby kids who were beyond hungry, no need to stop playing because the food was ready. Snacks and treats were available all day long.  The slushy machine was a big hit! The serving size was about 1/4 cup, which I loved.  I had no problem letting my boys sample slushies a few times throughout the day. They felt like they were indulging and I didn’t feel like they were overdoing it.

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Between the games, attractions, and the free activities including a play area and movie theater themed dining room, my family was busy and having fun all day. Staff were friendly and helpful. The food was fresh and the place was clean and welcoming. We can’t wait to go back!

 

Welcome Nicci G., a good friend and new writer for Fun Family Vacations.  Nicci will mostly focus on product reviews and Midwest events and attractions.  When Nicci isn’t busy blogging, she teaches Spanish to Pre-K kids and spends time with her husband and two boys.

 

 

**Disclaimer – As a Mom’s Connect Member we received a gift card from America’s Incredible Pizza Company during our visit.  All opinions are solely our own.  This post contains affiliate links.

 

Top 5 Free Activities in St. Louis

5 FREE Things To do in St. Louis – Family Edition

 

Our Top 5 FREE Family Friendly things to do in St. Louis.  In no particular order.

 

Top 5 Free Activities in St. Louis5.  City Garden – The City Garden, located in Downtown St. Louis, is a free splash pad and wading pool for kids.  During the summer, pool monitors are on hand from 10am – 8pm.  On weekdays there are several food trucks in the area offering a wide variety of ethnic and comfort foods.  This was one of our favorite stops during a summer stay-cation in “The Lou.”

 

 

 

 

4.  The History Museum – Like most museums in St. Louis, regular exhibits at the History Museum are FREE. The museum also offers short-term special exhibits for a small admission fee. St. Louis History MuseumThe best part about the History Museum is the new FREE children’s History Clubhouse. The History Clubhouse allows families to step back in time and explore the St. Louis region through interactive play exhibits. During high volume times, families are required to get free 1 hour tickets for entry. However, the Museum allows for unlimited play time during low traffic periods. According to their website the best time to go to the History Clubhouse is after 1pm on weekdays.

 

 

 

 

St. Louis Art Museum Kid Friendly

Checking out the Mummies.

3.  Saint Louis Art Museum – Located in Forest Park near the History Museum, admission to the main Gallery is FREE. On Sunday afternoons between 1:00 and 4:00 pm, the Art Museum offers “Family Sundays” with hands-on art activities and a 30-minute family tour at 2:30 pm. This is one of our Family’s favorite Sunday afternoon activities when visiting St. Louis.

 

 

 

2.  Saint Louis Science Center – General admission to the Saint Louis Science center is FREE. They offer learning exhibits for children of all ages. Our favorite interactive exhibits are The Life Science Lab and Makerspace. Kids become science lab experts in The Life Science Center. They learn to use lab equipment to view micro-organisms, finger printing, and even blood typing. You can spend hours in the Makerspace exhibits creating and building parachutes, boats, and larger than life “Rigamajigs.”

 

 

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Checking out the Polar Bear

1. Saint Louis ZOO – Saint Louis has one of the best Zoo’s in the U.S., and best of all, general admission is FREE. Also located in Forest Park, families can spend the day exploring and learning about animals of the world. There is a Children’s Zoo exhibit where children have the opportunity to get close up and touch some of the animals. Admission is $4 to the Children’s area – but it is FREE the first hour the Zoo is open each day. Children under 2 are always FREE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Minute Midwest Summer Getaways

 

From Kansas City to Omaha Nebraska we’ve found some great summer Midwest Travel deals. Enjoy world famous museums, some of the best BBQ, music & Blues, Water parks, and family fun.

ST. LOUIS:

The Cheshire Inn offers a Family Retreat Experience. When you book a Deluxe King you can book the adjoining room for the kids at HALF OFF! The kids will also enjoy the Royal Kids Club program with goodies and activities for kids. Located near Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo and the St. Louis Science Center. Your stay includes complimentary guestroom internet and a daily European Continental breakfast. Check out our St. Louis travel tips here.

The Chase Park Plaza is offering a Summer Getaway. Receive 25% off their best available rate when you stay for 3 nights. Good through September 13th 2015. Located in the City’s Central West End with convenient access to Forest Park, St. Louis Zoo, Science Center and Museums.

 

MEMPHIS: 

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Beale Street – Courtesy of TN Vacation

O.K… Memphis is technically in the South but with so many things do, and so close to the Midwest, Memphis is worth a mention.  It’s hard to resist a stay at Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel. They offer several packages including a Graceland package which includes free continental breakfast, evening shuttle service to Beale Street, tours of Elvis Presley’s Graceland, two tickets to Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.  In addition you’ll get lunch for two at Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street, an Elvis gift pack with an official Graceland Tour DVD and “Elvis Rock” CD, plus an Elvis pint glass for each adult guest in the room.

The Peabody Memphis has several fun summer packages including The Ducky Day Family Package. You get to be the Honorary Duckmaster and help the Duckmaster march the Peabody Ducks to/from the Lobby Fountain (11 a.m. OR 5 p.m.).  You will also receive an official brass-head Duckmaster Cane, a Peabody Duckmaster Celebriduck™ collectible rubber duck toy, reserved table at your scheduled duck march, and Peabody Duck Cookies from The Peabody Deli & Desserts. Some restrictions apply see hotel for details.   The Peabody is located just blocks from Beale Street and centrally located to museums and attractions.

 

OMAHA NEBRASKA

The Residence inn offers an Omaha Jungle Experience. Feel like a kid again when you visit the “world’s largest indoor Jungle.”  Enjoy a spacious suite with all of the amenities of home, four passes to the Henry Doorly Zoo (home of America’s largest indoor rainforest), and complimentary valet parking.  Breakfast and Wi-Fi included. **Make sure to use the promotional code ZOO when booking online.

Enjoy the Papio Fun Park Package at the Best Western Kelly Inn. Package includes room with 2 Queen Beds, 4 passes for all day access and unlimited activities to Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Lazer Runner, Spaceball, Jumpshot and Water wars (summer only).

 

KANSAS CITY:

The Westin at Crown Center has a Westin Weekends elevate your weekend package.  Stay 2 weekend nights and receive a complimentary 3rd night stay. This location is in the same complex (walking distance) as the SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium & LEGOLAND® Discovery Center.

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The Great Wolf lodge offers a Summer Savings Package that will save you up to 20% off your stay. Save up to 15% on two nights or save up to 20% on three or more nights. Includes: Water park passes, The Great Clock Tower Show™ , Nightly Story Time in the Grand Lobby and the Wolf Walk™. Use promo code: SAVINGS at booking.

 

*Travel deals & specials subject to change without notice.  Please see individual destinations for specific details. This post contains affiliate links.

 

 

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St. Louis Family Weekend Getaway

St. Louis, MO often receives mixed reviews as both a city to live and a family vacation destination.  St. Louis is actually a great weekend getaway.  Especially for mid-westerners within driving distance of “The Lou.”  There are tons of FREE and low cost activities for children of all ages.

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Gateway Arch

We stayed at The Cheshire which is not only family friendly, it is also pet friendly.  There is a parking garage on the lower level and parking is very easy.  We were not charged for use of the garage during our stay.  The Cheshire has three restaurants on the property, The Restaurant at the Cheshire, Basso Italian themed restaurant, and Starbucks.  This hotel offers a convenient location near the Zoo and Forest Park Museums.  They also have a small outdoor pool and there were usually other children playing in the pool.

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Pool at The Cheshire

FREE and low cost St. Louis Family Activities:

Compared to other cities we have visited St. Louis has a tremendous amount of FREE activities for families and kids.

St. Louis ZOO – FREE!  That’s right enjoying the Zoo is FREE for all ages.  Parking in the Zoo Parking areas costs $10-$15, however there is plenty of free parking in Forest park.  If you don’t mind a short walk you can find free roadside parking.
Art Museum – FREE!  Located in Forest Park.  Almost all of the exhibits here are free.  On many Sundays from 1-4 pm they offer “Family Sundays” that include children’s art activities, family tours, and storytelling.  Check their website for a current list of events.

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Art Museum

City Garden – FREE!  This was one of our absolute favorite stops.  The City Garden is located in Downtown St. Louis and offers a free splash pad and wading pools for kids.  Pool monitors are on hand from 10am – 8pm.  During the week there are several food trucks in the area offering a wide variety of ethnic and comfort food.  The day we visited City Garden there was a small band playing jazz and blues in the park area.   Adults are generally not allowed in the pool (accept to accompany infants/toddlers), but be prepared to get wet!  Also, we received a parking ticket downtown so make sure you check your parking meter.  Tip: in the morning it is mostly families with small kids.  Older kids and summer camp programs often arrive by bus in the late afternoon. Bring your own towels and lawn chairs or picnic blanket.

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City Garden Splash Pad

Gateway Arch – $3 Admission – Several FREE days are offered throughout the year.  A trip to the top will cost $5-$10.  There are several nice walking paths on the Arch grounds.  As you walk up to the base of the Arch you get an idea of the massive beauty of this structure.  The Museum of Western Expansion, located inside the base of the Arch, is free and includes a Lewis and Clark Exhibit. There are gift shops and a theater located in the Arch base.  Tip: On the weekends the line to ride a tram to the top is long.  Your best bet is to try and visit mid-week. *Updated 3/19/2015: The Arch musuem was recently remodeled and some museum entrance policies/costs have changed.

Other notable free or low cost activities in St. Louis:  Missouri History Museum  Museum of Transportation   St. Louis Science Center   City Museum   Delmar Loop Planet Walk

More museums, activities, and sights available in St. Louis:  Explore St. Louis

We dined at several Family Friendly Restaurants during our stay in St. Louis:

Restaurant at the Cheshire – $$$ Located on the Cheshire grounds children are welcome.  It is an upscale restaurant and they did not have an official child’s menu available during our visit.  We were able to find something the kids could eat and we really enjoyed our experience there.  They also have a nice wine list.

Blues City Deli – $  Located in the Soulard/Benton Park area, this is a very popular Deli.  Expect a fast moving line.  Outdoor seating is available in the summer.  The po-boys and other sandwiches are very good and they offer a selection old-fashioned soda for the kids and a nice craft beer selection for adults.

Wonton King – $  Located in a row of Chinese and Asian style restaurants on Olive Boulevard this was a fun find during our trip.  They advertise “Hong Kong Style” Chinese food and are known for having the best Dim Sum (savory dumplings) in the area.  The service was great and the prices are inexpensive.

Sauce on the Side – $  Located near the City Garden in downtown St. Louis featuring Calzones.  They have a nice selection of salads and specialty Calzones stuffed with just about anything imaginable!  They offer both standard and very unique selections at a reasonable price.

For our family St. Louis was a great getaway.  We spent 4 days exploring this city and found so many activities to enjoy we will be planning a short trip again in the future!  Please feel free to comment or share your favorite family activities in “The Lou.”

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