Kid-Friendly Entertainment Montana Needs More Of
It's not like there's nothing for kids to do in Montana, in fact it's a great state for kids when it comes to nature-based activities like fishing or skiing. I enjoyed hiking around and skipping rocks as a kid, and our lil Montanans often have options like those for how to spend an afternoon. Still, I think there's more demand for kid-friendly entertainment than there is supply, unfortunately. Here's some ideas for businesses that our kiddos would love:
Chuck E. Cheese
I loved these places as a kid, every time I sip a Pepsi I'm transported back there, waiting in line to play Ninja Turtles. There's a location in Billings, but it would be nice to have one in Western Montana too. Alternatively someone could open a place that's similar to a. Chuck E. Cheese, with an arcade, pizza and a ball pit.
Luckily one is opening in Missoula soon, here's an article with details on that.
Try to be bored while going on a waterslide— you can't.
I'm 31 but I insist I'm not too old for minigolf. If I win the lottery I'm turning Montana into the minigolf capital of the world.
Not every kid will love playing sports, that was certainly my experience growing up. That's why I was so glad my parents signed me up to be in musicals. Kids can learn so much by being in a play, so this isn't just a form of entertainment, it's also a form of education and a tool for socialization.