Transport Attractions in CHICAGO 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 Chicago, Illinois!

Chicago 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 Chicago

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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  • Fox River Trolley Museum

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    (35 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 ...

  • East Troy Electric Railroad

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    (74 miles) East Troy

    The East Troy Electric Railroad runs from East Troy to Mukwonago in southeast Wisconsin. Regular weekend service begins May 10th and continues every weekend and holiday through October 26th. Weekday ...

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  • 360 Chicago

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    (1 miles) Chicago

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

  • Amish Acres

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    (88 miles) Nappanee

    80 acres of fascinating historic farm and heritage resort that lets families experience the lifestyle of the Amish through guided tours. With farm animals, musical theatre, food, crafts, and shops. A ...

  • Grant Park

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    (1 miles) Chicago

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

  • Lincoln Park

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    (3 miles) Chicago

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

  • Garfield Park

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    (4 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!

  • Burnham Park

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    (6 miles) Chicago

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

  • Marquette Park

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    (8 miles) Chicago

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

  • Morton Arboretum

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    (23 miles) Lisle

    Enormous open air facility offering global plant life, storytelling tree-houses, children's garden interactive play zone, open air tram ride and miles of nature trails.

  • Douglas Center for Environmental Education

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    (27 miles) Gary

    Hike the Miller Woods Trail and through the unique ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in the summer; attend award-winning environmental education programs year round; and when you get ...

  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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    (33 miles) Porter

    15 miles of Lake Michigan shore line as well as wildlife, sandy beaches, hiking trails, wetlands, and prairies - and an amazing outdoor adventure for the whole family in Indiana!

  • Silver Beach County Park

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    (61 miles) St. Joseph

    Beach fun in Michigan perfect for kids, with playgrounds, sports, fishing, and special events!

  • Potato Creek State Park

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    (70 miles) North Liberty

    A beautiful state park in Indiana, with outdoor activities, year round fun, a 327 acre lake, diverse landscapes and fascinating history!

  • Potawatomi Wildlife Park

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    (91 miles) Tippecanoe

    The Park preserves both prehistorical and historical indian encampments, the Steven Ben-nack Potawatomi village, a portion of the Goshen-Logansport trail, and the Tippecanoe River ford where several ...

  • Outdoor Discovery Center - Macatawa Greenway

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    (98 miles) Holland

    Michigan's Outdoor Discovery Center is a beautiful place for the whole family to get lost into nature, with over 4miles of beautiful trails winding through a variety of landscapes.

  • Pirates Cove Childrens Theme Park

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    (22 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 ...

  • Santas Village Azoosment Park

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    (36 miles) East Dundee

    Great family fun spending the day in three amusement parks in one...as well as a zoo!

  • Six Flags Great America

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    (37 miles) Gurnee

    Those infamous thrill rides and family fun is waiting at this iconic Illinois theme park - Six Flags! From wet rides to dry and the gentle to the terrifying, they're bigger and better than ever with ...

  • Skokie Water Playground

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    (12 miles) Skokie

    A fun place for the family to cool off in summer, this community water park has slides, play areas and a spray ground!

  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

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    (21 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!

  • 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!

  • Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park

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    (23 miles) Woodridge

    The exciting water attractions and green open space of Cypress Cove offer thrills and relaxation for all ages. Morning and evening swim lessons are offered.

  • Coral Cove Water Park

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    (27 miles) Carol stream

    A fun, beach-themed water park with multiple pools and water play features: Two awesome tube waterslides, A deep-water plunge pool with a drop-slide and diving board, large walk-in swimming pool, ...

  • The Water Works

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    (27 miles) Schaumburg

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

  • Belvidere Park and Ganster Pool

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    (35 miles) Waukegan

    105 acre parkland with plenty of sporting opportunities and play areas. Within it is a small waterpark, including fun features, toddlers' wading pool and multi level diving boards.

  • Deep River Waterpark

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    (35 miles) Crown Point

    Make a splash at Northern Indiana's largest family water park, with water fun over summer, and ice skating in winter.

  • Clarion Amana Colonies & Wasserbahn Resort

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    (36 miles) Williamsburg

    Get soaked and stoked on our frontier-themed custom rides and attractions! Make The Wasserbahn your personal family playground!

  • Joliet Splash Station

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    (38 miles) Joliet

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

  • Aquatics and Nature Museum

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    (41 miles) Round Lake

    offer 2 beach entry pools, 1 with interactive water play features including water slide, the other for more serious swimming. Also on site is the interactive Prairie Grass Nature Museum and ...

  • Raging Waves

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    (44 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!

  • Splash Valley

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    (55 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 ...

  • Magic Waters Waterpark

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    (73 miles) Cherry Valley

    Cool off in summer at this family water park, with great attractions for the whole family including slides, rivers, and the largest wave pool in Illinois!

  • Surfari Joes Water Park

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    (73 miles) Watervliet

    Come splash the day away in 18,000 sq ft of indoor water park fun in SW Michigan!

  • CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

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    (73 miles) Rockford

    CoCo Key is Northern Illinois' ONLY all indoor water park! Splash-tastic attractions, a fun arcade with redemption prizes, birthday party rooms, private cabanas, snack bars…get ready to cool down!