Transport Attractions in CHAMPAIGN with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Prairie State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in Champaign, Illinois!

Champaign has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in Champaign

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo….off we go!

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  • Bicycle Safety Town

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    (84 miles) Peoria

    4,000 feet of simulated street-life for kids to practice the rules of the road on, plus a toddler playground! Bike fun in Illinois!

  • Wheels O Time

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    (88 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 ...

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  • Springfield Walks

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    (77 miles) Springfield

    Fun and fascinating walking tours around the wonderful city of Springfield, Illinois. Includes a full haunted history tour! Great for kids aged 5 and up.

  • Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

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    (9 miles) Mahomet

    900 acres of wooded parkland featuring opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing and sledding, plus the Hi-Tower Observation Deck.

  • Kickapoo State Park

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    (27 miles) 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 ...

  • Kennekuk County Park

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    (29 miles) 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 ...

  • Forest Glen Nature Preserve

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    (29 miles) Danville

    Canoe the Vermilion River, climb the observation tower, camp, picnic and explore using the River Ridge Back Pack Trail.

  • Douglas Hart Nature Center

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    (43 miles) East Mattoon

    The Visitor Centre offers some live exhibits, plus interactive exhibits, multi sensory displays and a birdhide and observation area.

  • Ballard Nature Center

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    (77 miles) Altamont

    Nature Trails and a kids' fishing pond in Illinois, with fun interactive displays, and bird and squirrel watching indoors! Nature fun with handicapped accessible features too.

  • Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park

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    (99 miles) Joliet

    14 acres of family amusement park fun in Jollet, with mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, and of course - RIDES - for a year round "Halloween" experience!

  • Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort

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    (92 miles) Utica

    Great indoor water fun at this resort, with day passes available. 24,000 square feet of play zones, slides and lazy rivers! Great Illinois water fun all year round!

  • Joliet Splash Station

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    (95 miles) Joliet

    Splashing family fun with this Illinois water park, with tunnels, slides, rapids, ravines, and tubes!

  • Scovill Zoo

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    (41 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!

  • Miller Park Zoo

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    (47 miles) 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.

  • Henson Robinson Zoo

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    (76 miles) Springfield

    Over 90 species from all over the world at this beautiful Springfield Zoo, giving kids a great day of animal-tastic learning!

  • Peoria Zoo

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    (81 miles) Peoria

    Explore the animals of Africa, Asia, Australia, yet next leave Illinois! Peoria Zoo features amazing learning opportunities for kids, and great animal fun!

  • Wildlife Prairie Park

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    (90 miles) Hanna City

    2,000 acre of beautiful parkland with a wildlife park home to 150 creatures over 50 species. With a fishing lake, mountain bike tracks and hiking tracks, this really is an outdoor adventure for the ...

  • The Bouncin Barn

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    (64 miles) Terre Haute

    Great exercise for the kids on rainy days and in the winter. Also, basketball gym too!

  • Orpheum Children's Science Museum

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    Champaign

    A fun, creative and hands-on science museum in Champaign, Illinois where kids can learn and play through interactive exhibits. A great family day out!

  • Chanute Aerospace Museum

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    (13 miles) Rantoul

    For those aerospace and aviation loving families, this Illinois museum is a great family day out option for you! With real aircraft that kids can get up close to, it's a fascinating look at the ...

  • Monticello Railway Museum

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    (17 miles) Monticello

    A great museum for train lovers, with rail cars on display, exhibits on the history of trains and railroading, as well as weekend trains rides May to October! Choo Choo what a fun family day out in ...

  • Johnny Gruelle Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum

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    (30 miles) 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!

  • Childrens Museum of Illinois

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    (41 miles) Decatur

    Hands-on fun for kids aged 3 years to 12, with interactive exhibits in this children's museum to teach them about science, the arts, and more!

  • Childrens Discovery Museum

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    (48 miles) 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.

  • Terra Haute Children's Museum

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    (63 miles) Terre Haute

    A fun science and tech learning experience for kids in Indiana, with hands-on exhibits that encourage learning through play!

  • Exploration Station

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    (74 miles) Bourbonnais

    A fun interactive museum in Illinois where kids can climb inside a medieval castle, fly a jet plane, and sail on a ship - all part of the hands on discovery experience.

  • Illinois State Museum

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    (78 miles) 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 ...

  • Caterpillar Visitors Center

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    (81 miles) 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 Riverfront Museum

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    (81 miles) 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.

  • Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences

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    (83 miles) 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 ...

  • Thunder Wolf Trail Rides

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    (27 miles) 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.

  • Upper Limits Indoor Rock Climb

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    (48 miles) 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 ...

  • Knights Action Park

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    (80 miles) Springfield

    Water fun, go-carts, ferris wheels, golf, batting cages and so much more in this Springfield adventure park!

  • CMP Tactical Lazer Tag

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    (97 miles) Frankfort

    Step into a real life video game with combat style fun and infrared lazers in this great experience for active kids over 8 years!

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

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    (77 miles) Springfield

    A fascinating, historical and educational day with the whole family as you walk through the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.