Things to do in BOLINGBROOK with kids

Illinois is a state seeped in history, excitement and adventure. It was also the state that Abraham Lincoln chose to call home, so that makes it pretty special! (You can even visit his home at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site!) 

The Prairie State has thrills and spills ahoy with Pirates Cove Children’s Theme Park, and that classic Six Flags Great America!  There are animals a-plenty with attractions like Brookfield Zoo, Summerfield Zoo and Wildlife Prairie Park, and great adventures perfect for those little kids with Safariland!

Museums are never far away featuring an incredible range of exhibits from the Geology Museum and the Chanute Aerospace Museum, to the Monticello Railway Museum and the historic Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum.

Active kids - you will have a field day with attractions such as American Obstacle adventure park, and the very exciting K1 Speed racing!

Illinois has small towns with charm, and big cities with excitement.  It’s the heart of America with endless places to visit with kids. Enjoy it, and don’t forget to get your kicks because Illinois is the start of Route 66!

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  • Raging Waves

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    (19 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!

  • Marquette Park

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    (19 miles) Chicago

    Over 300 acres of Chicago park fun with gardens, sports activities, playgrounds and programs for kids!

  • Steel Beam Childrens Theatre

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    (20 miles) St Charles

    Daily children's and main stage shows, plus participation theatre in the form of classes, summer camps, workshops and audition-based theatrical productions for children ages 6 to 16.

  • Pavilion Aquatic Center

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    (21 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Indoor and outdoor lap pools, lagoons, water slides, lessons, parties, and much more in this community aquatic center in Elk Grove!

  • Pirates Cove Childrens Theme Park

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    (21 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Buried treasure fun for the kids aged 1 to 9, with the hands-on amusements and entertainment to shivvvvver their timbers! From pirate ships to paddle boats...a great family day out for those little ...

  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

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    (22 miles) Elk Grove

    A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement in Illinois! Kids can enjoy a fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more!

  • Audubon Skate Park

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    (22 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Audubon Skate Park is an 11,000 sq ft, indoor, unheated park featuring launch ramps, quarter pipes, mini pipes, all sorts of ledges, rails, and more.

  • Garfield Park

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    (22 miles) Chicago

    Nearly 200 acres of park space in Chicago with tennis courts, playgrounds, a fishing lagoon and even baseball fields...just to name a few!

  • Putting Edge

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    (22 miles) Norridge

    Glow in the dark mini golf for an out of this world family day out, with an arcade too!

  • Go Bananas

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    (23 miles) Norridge

    Amusement park rides, pizza, indoor play, toddler zones, and jungle fun? It must be an incredible family entertainment experience in Illinois!

  • Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

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    (23 miles) Chicago

    offers children (ages 4-12) and families the opportunity to learn about art and culture through our weekend, after-school and summer classes.

  • Fox River Trolley Museum

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    (23 miles) South Elgin

    The Fox River Trolley Museum is a great place for the whole family - EDUCATION THROUGH DEMONSTRATION and FUN! There are now two destinations - The Jon Duerr (Blackhawk) Forest Preserve and Castlemuir ...

  • The Water Works

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    (23 miles) Schaumburg

    Splashtastic family fun for the day at this indoor water park loved by kids!

  • Never Grow Up Play Place

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    (24 miles) South Elgin

    From indoor play to art classes, this fun and creative space in Illinois is perfect for kids to use their imagination and play until their heart's content! A great way to spend the day learning, ...

  • Legoland Discovery Center Chicago

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    (24 miles) Schaumburg

    An indoor family entertainment destination and play center with over three million LEGO® bricks and nine attractions!

  • Yu Kids Island Chicago

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    (24 miles) Schaumberg

    Fun indoor play for kids with over 10 attractions for to play with...from dancing balloons to an enormous revolving tree! An all weather option for kids of most ages.

  • FireZone

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    (25 miles) Schaumburg

    A unique interactive indoor play center, allowing a fun, hands-on look into the world of firefighting. Limited opening times.

  • DuSable Museum of African American History

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    (25 miles) Chicago

    The DuSable Museum of African American History is the first museum of its type in the country and is the only major independent institution in Chicago established to preserve and interpret the ...

  • Purple Monkey Playroom

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    (25 miles) Chicago

    Purple Monkey Playroom is a bright, fun, and nurturing play destination for infants to preschoolers, and their parents.

  • Jump Zone of Schaumburg

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    (25 miles) Schaumburg

    Fun indoor open play and party center in Schaumburg, with plenty of inflatables for those active kids!

  • Little Beans Cafe

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    (26 miles) Chicago

    A fun, creative and imaginative indoor play space for those Chicago kids ages up to 6 years! Open play, camps, birthday parties, and a whole lot of fun!

  • The Field Museum

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    (26 miles) Chicago

    Travel back in time across 4.6 billion years, where kids can come face to face with a T-Rex, explore an Egyptian Tomb and shrink down to the size of a bug! Great Chicago fun!

  • Museum of Science and Industry

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    (26 miles) Chicago

    One of the worlds largest science museums, home to more than 35,000 artifacts - nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Great family place to visit ...

  • Burnham Park

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    (26 miles) Chicago

    600 acres of park fun on Chicago's lakefront with playgrounds, a bird sanctuary, and prairies!

  • Shedd Aquarium

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    (26 miles) Chicago

    Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch!) Underwater family fun in Chicago!

  • Grant Park

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    (26 miles) Chicago

    Visit one of the first parks in Chicago with Grant Park, filled with museums, planetariums, festivals, events and park fun!

  • Adler Planeterium

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    (26 miles) Chicago

    Great fun in Chicago - and space! - at the Adler Planetarium, with three theatres and a number of fascinating exhibits.

  • Sky High Sports Niles

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    (26 miles) Niles

    Great bouncing fun in Illinois, with trampolines galore! With foam pits, dodgeball, kids areas and more!

  • 360 Chicago

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    (27 miles) Chicago

    360 Chicago will take you to amazing heights with a unique open-air skywalk - 94 stories above the windy city!

  • Museum of Contemporary Art

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    (27 miles) Chicago

    Explore the world of art as it has been since 1945, with paintings, sculptures and even performance! A very cultural day out for kids in Chicago!

  • Lincoln Park Zoo

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    (27 miles) Chicago

    Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers...and it's FREE! Kids can encounter animals from all over the planet, just minutes north of Chicago!

  • Chicago Childrens Museum

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    (27 miles) Chicago

    Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to create a community where play and learning connect. One of the family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.

  • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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    (27 miles) Chicago

    An amazing experience in the heart of Chicago, where the family can have a nature and science filled family day out at this Nature Museum.

  • Lincoln Park

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    (27 miles) Chicago

    A huge park in Chicago filled playgrounds, sports, nature, wildlife, and even a zoo!

  • Historic Navy Pier

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    (27 miles) Chicago

    For over 10 years, Navy Pier has been the place where all of Chicagoland and Tourists alike come together to enjoy all the fun and beauty of a day on Lake Michigan. Navy Pier is a tradition, and when ...