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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 State 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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  • Area 51

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    (116 miles) Dyersburg

    Area 51 is Non alcoholic Family Activities Center. We have arcade games, pool tables, air hockey, bounce house and inflatables, kareoke, dance floor live DJ,and interactive games. Snack bar with ...

  • YaYas Island

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    (53 miles) Paducah

    Yayas Island is a Tropical Island Themed Playground with Soft Play System, Bounce Houses, and Redemption Games.

  • Family Fun Zone

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    (13 miles) Marion

    Indoor playground with a variety of activities to do to keep the kids entertained for hours. Comfortable seating provided for parents/guardians.

  • Carbondale Fun Park

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    (4 miles) Carbondale

    This great family amusement park features go-carting, miniature golf and a games center with lots of video games and fun! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do ...

  • Americas Incredible Pizza Company

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    (83 miles) St Louis

    Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, Bumper Cars, Go-Karts, Bowling + loads more fun

  • Six Flags St Louis

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    (96 miles) Eureka

    You'll find every kind of ride for every kind of rider at Six Flags St. Louis. So, whether you want to get some air on Tony Hawk 's Big Spin, scream your head off on The Boss, or soar among the ...

  • Paragould Water Park

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    (138 miles) Paragould

    offers an outdoor summer water park with several slides and leisure pool with interactive features, plus further swimming and sporting opportunities in the centre itself.

  • Bluff Falls Water Park

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    (95 miles) Poplar Bluff

    Family water park and fun centre with lots of different fun slides for the whole family.

  • Venture River Family Water Park

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    (76 miles) Eddyville

    Welcome to Western Kentucky\'s Only Water Park! Come and join the fun at Venture River Water Park. Your little ones can safely slide, splash, squirt at the Pleasure Island Kiddie area. For family ...

  • Blanchette Park and Aquatic Center

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    (101 miles) St Charles

    The Blanchette Aquatic Center is complete with two waterslides, an otter slide, a children's water playground, lily pad walk, diving area, lap swimming, and more. Added in 2004 is a drop slide sure ...

  • Lazy L Safari Park

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    (32 miles) Cape Girardeau

    Lazy L Safari Park is a walk-thru zoo featuring animals from Alligators to Zebras! Visitors can get up close and personal with over 50 different species of exotic animals. You'll also find a ...

  • World Aquarium

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    (82 miles) St. Louis

    Over 10,000 outrageous sea creatures and fun river critters await you at the World Aquarium as well as unique land animals like sloths, alligators, two headed snakes and two-headed turtles. You can ...

  • St Louis Zoo

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    (86 miles) St Louis

    he Saint Louis Zoo has educated, entertained and earned a place in the hearts of St. Louisans for generations. With the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904, there began a long and slow process to ...

  • The Butterfly House

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    (97 miles) Chesterfield

    The mission of the Butterfly House, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, is to foster a better understanding and increased awareness of our natural world. This facility presents an ...

  • Stars and Stripes Museum

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    (70 miles) Bloomfield

    Founded in 1991, the Stars and Stripes Museum/Library Association, Inc. is a dedicated group of men and women committed to preserving the history of the United States Armed Forces military newspaper, ...

  • The Museum of the American Quilters Society

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    (56 miles) Paducah

    The Museum of the American Quilter's Society (MAQS) is a non-profit institution established to educate, promote, and honor today's quiltmaker.Throughout the year, MAQS offers a variety of educational ...

  • The Magic House Museum

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    (87 miles) St Louis

    The Magic House will engage all children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, ...

  • City Museum

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    (82 miles) St Louis

    Treat yourselves to a trip into the multi level mind of artist Bob Cassilly, from the rooftop Ferris Wheel down through 3 jam packed floors of creative and exhilarating fun to actual caves beneath ...

  • Saint Louis Art Museum

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    (86 miles) St Louis

    The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 30,000 works of art.

  • National Great Rivers Museum

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    (94 miles) East Alton

    This 12,000-square-foot facility is the result of a collaboration of the Corps and the nonprofit Meeting of the Great Rivers Foundation and tells the story of the Mississippi River. The Museum ...

  • Land Between The Lakes

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    (91 miles) Golden Pond

    Biking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking...all fun activities the family can do in this nature filled recreation area in Kentucky!

  • Missouri Botanical Garden

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    (83 miles) St Louis

    Visit the country's OLDEST botanical garden in continuous operation! An oasis in St. Louis, with 79 acres of beautiful displays and gardens.

  • The Earthways Center

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    (84 miles) St Louis

    The EarthWays Home, a three-story Victorian residence built in 1885 at 3617 Grandel Square, was renovated in 1994 to showcase practical demonstrations of energy efficient systems, recycled products ...

  • Lazer Force Lazer Tag Caseyville

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    (76 miles) Caseyville

    A super atmospheric two storey lazer tag arena with full arcade and even indoor mini golf!

  • Go Ape Creve Coeur Park

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    (97 miles) St. Louis

    Zip, swing, and climb through the trees! Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor experience featuring zip lines, tarzan swings, and awesome obstacles at heights of 40-50 ...

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