400 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield
If the pings, dings and rings of a video game arcade and the jingle of a pocket full of change don’t bring you back, we don’t know what will. At 1984, you can play 1980s video games to your heart’s content.
Need an Excuse? Someone’s going to get your kid addicted to pinball. It might as well be you.
3505 West Highway 76, Branson
We love how it feels to spend the whole day in your swimsuit, soaking up sunshine and flying down waterslides. You might be a little older and taller than the last time you bobbed in the wave pool, but the thrill is exactly the same.
Need an Excuse? Come June, it’ll be really hot outside. Isn’t that excuse enough?
635 E. Trafficway St., Springfield
There’s something a bit romantic about gliding out onto the ice, holding hands with somebody who (let’s be real) is probably just as likely to wipe out as you are. But that’s what makes ice skating such a fun date-night activity. Wiping out is hilarious, after all.
Need an Excuse? It’s leg day.