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Bloomington
Offers an extensive collection of well cared for animals, reptiles and birds from around the word, with a daily animal feeding schedule, plus keeper talks and interaction opportunities.
Bloomington
Grady's Family Fun Park consists of 12 Batting Cages, 18 Go Karts, 16 Bumper Boats, 16 Bumper Cars, an 18 hole Deluxe Miniature Golf Course, a Video Arcade, and various carnival rides including, Red Baron Airplane, Dragon Wagon, Family Himalaya, Fami...
Bloomington
We have many different rooms and areas for a total of more than 20,000 square feet of variable climbing surface making us one of the largest climbing gyms in North America. Plus massive multi-level bouldering cave and training area.
Normal
3 vast floors full of interactive experiment and hands on learning experiences designed to reinforce love of thought and exploration in all ages. Serious fun.
Mackinaw
KENTUCKIANA....Decades of family fun for campers and country music fans throughout the heart of Illinois!. Kentuckiana Kampground.....is the place to be for a great family weekend of fun!
Peoria
Self guided experience exploring the history of the brand's development which includes a motion simulator ride, heritage gallery, vintage vehicles and future concepts.
Peoria
An interdisciplinary extravaganza blanding art, history, science and achievement to an educative thrill that will get everyone seriously thinking. Plus 3D Giant Screen Cinema and Dome Planetarium.
Glen Oak Zoo
(35 Miles)
Peoria
The zoo aims enhance the greater Peoria area and its appeal by providing environments for people to discover, explore, preserve and enjoy the wonders of our natural world.
Monticello
Monticello Railway Museum, an all-volunteer organization in central Illinois with an operational railroad yard open to the public. We offer train rides on weekends from May through October, regardless of weather conditions
Peoria
The museum features exhibition galleries, Planetarium, Illinois Folk Art Gallery, Discovery Center, valuable collections of fine arts, folk arts and natural history, and educational programming for all ages. Lakeview is the largest private museum in ...
Mahomet
900 acres of wooded parkland featuring opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing and sledding, plus the Hi-Tower Observation Deck.
Peoria
4,000 feet of simulated street-life for kids to practice the rules of the road on, plus toddler playground. You bring your own equipment.
Wheels O Time
(41 Miles)
Peoria
In 1979, two guys had many antique and collector autos stored in various places in the Peoria, Illinois area. They started thinking about storing them in one place, such as a building on the north edge of the city. Nothing could be found that suite...
Hanna City
Comprising a wildlife park, railway, fishing lakes and extensive hike and bike trails with stunning scenery.
Decatur
The Childrens Museum of Illinois is a hands-on, interactive museum for children ages three to twelve! Its exhibits and activities complement and enhance childrens educational opportunities, particularly in the arts and sciences.
Scovill Zoo
(45 Miles)
Decatur
Animal lovers of all ages can visit South African cheetahs, an Australian wallaby, and golden lion tamarins from Brazil, to name just a few.
Rantoul
The Chanute Air Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets aviation and aerospace artifacts that relate to the life and accomplishments of Octave Chanute, Chanute Field/Chanute Air Force Base and its technical training programs, the history...
Champaign
Orpheum Children\'s Science Museum Where Science Takes Center Stage! We provide children of all ages the chance to explore and learn science at their own pace in an informal setting. Our exhibits are designed to be fun, but also to teach about sc...
Springfield
Combining scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in downtown Springfield, Illinois communicates the amazing life and times of Abraham Lincoln in unforgettable ways.
Springfield
The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois' natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum's extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs ...
Lewistown
The Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site, is one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of the American Indian in an a...
Utica
Come enjoy skin-drenching fun in Illinois favorite year-round indoor water park! Your familys vacation starts at Grand Bear Falls, our 24,000 square foot indoor waterpark. Splash all day in the wave pool, slide down a water slide, float down the lazy...
Springfield
The zoo is now home to more than 300 animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Over 90 species of native and exotic animals are housed here among naturalistic exhibits. The zoo participates in scientific research studies ...
Ottawa
The Kidz Palace is the ultimate indoor inflatable playground and party zone where a child can play in a clean, safe, family oriented environment rain or shine! We also book parties and go above and beyond !!!
Springfield
Slides, Rides, Games, & Fun! Illinois Favorite Family Fun Park Is "...Where The Action Is!" Feel like practicing your batting swing? Come to where the action is. Ready to cool down from the summer heat with water slides & a wave pool? Come to wher...
Arcola
The Johnny Gruelle Raggedy Ann & Andy Museum opened to the public in May of 1999, in Arcola, Illinois. We are the only officially licensed Raggedy Ann & Andy museum in the world!
Arcola
Rockome Gardens are well known in central Illinois as a family tourist attraction and Amish theme park. The park entertainments are low-key, such as a horse-drawn carriage ride down to the river, or watching park staff husk corn with antique farm equ...
Joliet
Splash Station enjoyed its first full season of fun in 2003. Joliet's Splash Station Waterpark includes fun for the whole family.
Oakwood
A paradise for nature enthusiasts, water sports or boating fans and all kinds of wildlife lovers, plus a great adventure playground, and in winter one may try cross-country skiing, sledding, ice fishing and ice skating.
Oakwood
Ooffers guided trail and pony rides against some spectacular scenery, plus lessons and classes, with all temperament of mounts available to suit all abilities.
Danville
Grass prairie areas, oak and hickory forests, lakes, 3 nature preserves and the 170 acre Lake Mingo. The visitor center offers a 1000 gallon aquarium, natural history museum and American Indian display.
Danville
Canoe the Vermilion River, climb the observation tower, camp, picnic and explore using the River Ridge Back Pack Trail.
Splash Valley
(74 Miles)
Kankakee
Splash Valley Aquatic Park’s attractions range from Rip-Roaring waters, to a zero-depth play ground, to a tropical sand pit. With all this and more, Splash Valley promises to be the hottest place this summer.
Bourbonnais
Children can climb inside the tower of a medieval castle, fly a jet plane, sail on a ship, become a soda shop clerk, drive a tractor and much more in this hands on discovery experience.
The Dakota Zoo
(74 Miles)
Bismarck
The Dakota Zoo began with the 67 acre Marc and Betty Christianson Farm located at what was then the north edge of Bismarck. Initially, the Christianson Farm operated as a kennel for the boarding of domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, horses and,...
Bourbonnais
Our year around facility offers indoor and outdoor activities. The indoor activities include: a roller skating rink, giant 3 stall slide, bumper cars, fun jungle, outdoor paintball field, miniature bowling, video game arcade, and a redemption arcade....
East Mattoon
The Visitor Centre offers some live exhibits, plus interactive exhibits, multi sensory displays and a birdhide and observation area.
Galesburg
Visit the museum for a story and related activity. FREE programming designed for 3-8 year olds and their adult companions. On RIF days, as part of the Reading Is Fundamental Program, children will also be able to choose from a variety of titles, the...
Crest Hill
Features roller skating, laser tag, a full arcade, prize redemption, family restaurant, big TVs and family friendly music.
Raging Waves
(88 Miles)
Yorkville
7 major slides, wave pool, lazy river, 2 shallow interactive play areas for kids, giant sandbox, family shows PLUS zip line adventure course and Outback Road Rally!
Joliet
Haunted Trails in Joliet is one of three Chicagoland family entertainment centers comprising the Trails Entertainment Center Corporation. It began as a small arcade and miniature golf facility in 1988, evolving into today's 14 acre indoor-outdoor com...
Geology Museum
(89 Miles)
Macomb
Founded in 1975, the Museum of Geology is an arm of Western Illinois University\'s Department of Geology. Originally conceived as a learning resource center for students enrolled in the natural sciences, it also serves the general public and is dedic...
Aurora
A surprisingly entertaining historical attraction including museums and exhibits but also rides, traditional craft demonstrations and a great deal of scenic open space to run about in.
SciTech Museum
(95 Miles)
Aurora
SciTech "hands-on" museum boasts over 200 interative exhibits, daily shows, special events and activities. Try the outdoor physics park and ride a bike on a rope, the giant You-yo, and so much more. Just the right size for hours of fun for the whole...
Aurora
Airtastic is a Play Land that offers a fun and exciting play experience where children can increase their physical activity with family and friends.
Tinley Park
Odyssey Fun World feature the latest and high-tech redemption games, video games, rides, and attractions for all ages. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Illinois
Fair oaks
A family destination conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fair Oaks Farms is the perfect destination for any playful soul. Hang out with family chow down on the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the land, learn about sustainable dai...
My Gym Aurora
(97 Miles)
Aurora
My Gym Kids grow by leaps and bounds. Physical benefits include increased strength, balance, fitness, coordination, and motor skills. My Gym Kids develop a greater level of confidence and self-esteem in any of the thousands of weekly classes we offer...
Rock Falls
Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum takes a look into the history of Rock Falls firefighting. It is located in the former Rock Falls Fire Station. Local memorabilia, firefighting tools, pictures, and antique fire trucks are on display at the museum.
Crete
From mini golf to the best arcade games around, we’ve got enough entertainment for the whole family!

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