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Davenport
Founded in 1867, the Putnam is home to over 150,000 artifacts and specimens, the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science offers permanent and changing exhibits,and houses Iowa's only 3D IMAX Theatre.
Monkey Joes
(4 Miles)
Davenport
offers a large facility filled with inflatable adventure from giant slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and beyond.
Bettendorf
he Mission of the Family Museum is to inspire life-long learning in children through interactive arts and science activities and exhibits. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Iowa
Niabi Zoo
(9 Miles)
Coal Valley
900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train.
West Branch
Whether you have half an hour or half a day, there are many things to see and do at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The future president was born in a small, two-room cottage in 1874. Today the Birthplace Cottage, along with other historic...
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...
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. C...
Iowa City
Get to understand the planet and it’s wonderful nature in the UI Museum of Natural History with its five major exhibit areas: Iowa Hall, Hageboeck Hall of Birds and Mammal Hall, Biosphere Discovery Hub and the Diversity of Life exhibits.
Iowa City
A national historic landmark located in the center of Iowa City, Old Capitol served as the first state capitol from 1846-1857 and the University of Iowa's founding building. In 1976, Old Capitol became a museum restored to the 1840s-1850s time period...
Riverside
A beautiful family farm with fun activities and cute animals for those budding farmers from pre-K to 3rd grade to enjoy!
Coralville
A family fun attraction with kid friendly, hands-on fun with over twelve interactive exhibits and 28,000 square feet of space that inspires all children up to 12 years old to imagine, create, discover and explore through the power of play!
Sterling
From the classic retro “spaceship” ticket booth, to the Playground for the kiddies in front of the screen, to the full service concession stand, a trip to the Midway is like entering a time capsule to the 1950’s.
Pzazz Fun City
(57 Miles)
Burlington
A 70,000 square foot water park, full-service restaurants, award-winning bowling center, large indoor speedway, golf course, laser tag arena. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Iowa
Cedar Rapids
Vast 210 acre site with hiking and biking trails, educational centre with numerous natural history exhibits, fishing, and more.
Galena
Whether in a Tent or RV You'll Find Great Family Fun & Outdoor Recreation at the Palace Campgrounds!
Crystal Lake Cave
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(63 Miles)
Dubuque
A living natural cave. You are invited to visit and witness the ongoing miracle that created this natural masterpiece of underground panorama. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in Iowa
Brucemore
(64 Miles)
Cedar Rapids
You can't experience Brucemore by looking at a screen. Grab the family, take a tour of the mansion, stroll the gardens, pack a picnic, and attend outdoor theatre. Brucemore, a National Trust Historic Site in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a museum and so muc...
Cedar Rapids
Interactive science fun including an Early Childhood Exploration Area which provides entertainment for children 2-8 years old, and an Elementary Gallery provided for children 5 years and up.
Cedar Rapids
We offer the largest selection of activities in the area from our under water adventure mini golf course to our 2500 ft laster tag arena we are able to entertain all ages. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do wit...
Cedar Rapids
3 level indoor playland to entertain and exhaust the kids with all the classic features like crawl tubes, climbing nets, slides, balls, tunnels and more!
Cedar Rapids
Create your own art pottery studio suitable for all ages and abilities.
Dubuque
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is where fun and learning flow together! This sprawling campus along the Mississippi River is family-focused with lots of hands-on features, interactive exhibits and endless opportunities to explore b...
Dubuque
Located in the Port of Dubuque, Iowa, Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark is the perfect spot for enjoying this beautiful and exciting destination area. Gather with friends for a relaxed conversation in our Riverwalk Restaurant & Lounge, or slide into ...
Wheels O Time
(69 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...
Marion
At Maple Ridge Farm we have a history of community and family fun with our feature hayrides! Our hayrides will culminate your day, but they are only one part of the personal experience our customers have grown to expect. We have something for...
Hanna City
Comprising a wildlife park, railway, fishing lakes and extensive hike and bike trails with stunning scenery.
Dyersville
Is this Heaven? No, it's Iowa. A place of fertile soil, traditional values and simple pleasure. And in Dyersville, Iowa, at the century-old Lansing family farm with its quaint, and oh so recognizable house, baseball still ranks as a favorite pastime ...
Dyersville
The National Farm Toy Museum welcomes kids of all ages to explore the thousands of tractors, implements, farm dioramas, toy-manufacturing displays, and pedal tractors on exhibit around the museum. Open seven days a week, plan today to visit the numb...
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.
Geology Museum
(74 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...
Atkins
So much more than a farm for this family day out, as the kids will love the petting zoo, haunted houses and an adventure play park!
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 ...
Glen Oak Zoo
(76 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.
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.
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...
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...
Rockford
Come and get back to nature by exploring a beautiful botanical garden at Klehm Arboretum.
Guttenberg
Guttenberg RV Park is a relaxing campground for the whole family nestled in historic Guttenberg. A great place to take some time away together and enjoy what nature and the mighty Mississippi River have to offer!
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 !!!
Rockford
one of only a handful of Swiss-style homes remaining in the United States from the 1800s. The Cottage is filled with Victorian Era furnishings and artifacts, plus campus contains an Indian Burial Mound, a Victorian Rose Garden and a suspension bridge...
Rockford
The amazing Discovery Center Museum is full of over 250 exciting hands-on exhibits spread over a two-floor area. Out in the museum's backyard, visitors can explore Rock River Discovery Park, a giant, multi-level science park with a hands-on twist! Th...
Rockford
Welcome! Burpee Museum is a natural history museum specializing in paleontology, geology, biology, and Native American life. We have three floors of exhibits.
Rockford
Fun and creative art classes for kids aged 18 months all the way to 13 years, as well as kids birthday parties and kids gallery nights!
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!
Cherry Valley
Magic Waters Waterpark is WAVES OF FUN! Rockford Park District operates this family-friendly waterpark with high standards for safety, cleanliness, and friendly customer service. We're close by and a good value, so you can spend an enjoyable day t...
Rockford
Interpreters in authentic period clothing bring Northern Illinois history to life in authentic Midway Village and engage students through a variety of hands-on activities--from rope making to operating a turn-of-the-20th century printing press.
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!
Morwood campground and resort where family fun begins.
Summerfield Zoo
(101 Miles)
Boone
Has everything from Alligators to Zebra! Located just a few minutes outside of Rockford and provide family fun, entertainment, and education. Please note the limited opening details.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Davenport with kids

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Monkey Joes

(4 Miles) Indoor Play in Davenport

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Family Museum of Arts and Science

(4 Miles) Museums in Bettendorf

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Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science and Imax Theatre

(1 Miles) Museums in Davenport

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Herbert Hoover Historic Site

(40 Miles) Historical Attractions in West Branch

Fun places to visit in Davenport with kids

Iowa is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Iowa's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Iowa with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Iowa - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in IA