Things to do in DOWNERS GROVE 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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  • Morton Arboretum

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    (3 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.

  • Enchanted Castle Family Fun Center

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    (4 miles) Lombard

    Attractions include laser tag, miniature golf, indoor go-karts, bumper cars, a children\\\'s softplay area, 250 games, and dining accomodations for 625 guests featuring karaoke, an animatronics stage ...

  • Seven Bridges Ice Arena

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    (4 miles) Woodridge

    Seven Bridges Ice Arena is a premier family ice sports complex in the Greater Chicagoland Area featuring one NHL Rink, one Olympic Rink, and indoor soccer field.

  • Kids Town

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    (4 miles) Wheaton

    Over a dozen elaborately themed play areas that feature colorful decor, costumes and equipment in a wide range of tiny town style buildings with something for everyone.

  • Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park

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    (5 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.

  • My Gym Wheaton

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    (5 miles) Wheaton

    My Gym Kids grow by leaps and bounds. Physical benefits include increased strength, balance, fitness, coordination, and motor skills. The children develop socially as they interact with their ...

  • Kidstreet at Grounds for Hope Cafe

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    (5 miles) Lisle

    offers an intriguing multi level adventure play frame which features all the classic fun features one expects including slides, plus dedicated toddler zone.

  • Little Monkey Bizness

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    (6 miles) Western Springs

    Features several multi level adventure play structures, interactive inflatables and safe toddler zone.

  • Safariland

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    (7 miles) Villa Park

    Rides, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars....62,000 sq feet of indoor rides and amusements at this Illinois indoor amusement park - it's Safariland!

  • DuPage Childrens Museum

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    (7 miles) Naperville

    DuPage Children’s Museum is more than a Museum…we’re a force for early learning! Via interactive exhibits and programs that make learning fun for children and adults playing together, DuPage ...

  • Cosley Zoo

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    (7 miles) Wheaton

    Under 200 animals at this sweet Illinois zoo - AND all kids under 17s get in FREE!

  • Vertical Endeavors Warrenville

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    (8 miles) Warrenville

    Our facility offers 18,000 sq. ft. of climbing on 3 different wall types. Our facility offers everything from auto-belay to top rope to lead on vertical to vastly overhanging walls. We even have a ...

  • K1 Speed

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    (9 miles) Addison

    Feel the rush of the country's premier indoor electric kart track in Addison, Illinois!

  • Brookfield Zoo

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    (9 miles) Brookfield

    216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with lots of beautiful animals waiting for families to visit them! An animal-tastic family day out in Chicago - both fun AND educational!

  • Xtreme Trampolines

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    (9 miles) Carol Stream

    Is the first ever indoor Trampoline Park in the Chicagoland area. We are excited to bring jumping joy to all those trampoline lovers in Illinois. We do birthdays too!

  • Sky High Sports Naperville

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    (9 miles) Naperville

    Trampoline fun in Illinois, with open bounce, foam pits, dodgeball court and area just for those little ones! A family day out that's sky high!

  • Kline Creek Farm

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    (9 miles) West Chicago

    A fascinating look back in time at an 1890s DuPage Country Farmstead. Costumed interpreters and cute animals ready for those kids!

  • Cafe N Play

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    (10 miles) Naperville

    Cafe N Play is a community hub where parents and caregivers can enjoy coffee and snacks while their toddlers play in our safe, closed in play area. At Cafe N Play you can set up a playdate, host ...

  • Gymboree Play and Music of Naperville

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    (10 miles) Naperville

    A fun, special and creative selection of classes for kids up to 5 years of age to play, learn, and develop.

  • Odyssey Fun World Naperville

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    (10 miles) Naperville

    Odyssey Fun World feature the latest and high-tech redemption games, video games, rides, and attractions for all ages.

  • Funflatables

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    (11 miles) Bloomingdale

    Bounce into 5,000 square feet of fun and interactive combo inflatables based in the kid zone of Stratford Square Mall.

  • Monkey Island

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    (11 miles) Melrose Park

    Bounce, slide, jump and climb in the largest indoor-playground in Chicagoland. 40,000 sqf. pure fun.

  • Coral Cove Water Park

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    (11 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, ...

  • My Gym Aurora

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    (11 miles) Aurora

    My Gym Kids grow by leaps and bounds. Physical benefits include increased strength, balance, fitness, coordination, and motor skills. My Gym Kids develop a greater level of confidence and self-esteem ...

  • Kidzfunland

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    (11 miles) Aurora

    Kidzfunland is unique and a brand new concept in indoor playgrounds! It’s innovative and imaginative! Be wowed by bright and colorful soft play equipment and toys! Clean and safe, it’s ...

  • Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center

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    (12 miles) Burbank

    Haunted Trails Burbank comprises of a 3.5 acre site located on Harlem Avenue in Burbank, IL near 79th Street. Attractions include miniature golf, go karts, kiddie karts, batting cages, rides, games, ...

  • Airtastic Play Land

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    (12 miles) Aurora

    Airtastic is a Play Land that offers a fun and exciting play experience where children can increase their physical activity with family and friends.

  • Jump Zone

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    (13 miles) Chicago Ridge

    11,000 square feet of all bouncing fun! With 10 super fun inflatables for kids aged 2 - 12.

  • Pavilion Aquatic Center

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    (13 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Sure to be a big hit for all ages, the South Sea Lagoon Pool features a 72-foot waterslide set amid the ambiance of grassy huts and palm trees. Also, you'll find a: 25-yard Indoor Pool, Dry Sauna, ...

  • Pirates Cove Childrens Theme Park

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    (13 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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    (14 miles) Elk Grove

    A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement. Fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more. Concessions and picnic areas.

  • Audubon Skate Park

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    (14 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.

  • Go Bananas

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    (15 miles) Norridge

    Go Bananas offers the ultimate family entertainment experience -- combining the excitement of an amusement park and your favorite summer carnival with great tasting pizza and other family favorites!

  • Funway

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    (15 miles) Batavia

    Indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family with 5 acres of games and activities!

  • Legoland Discovery Center Chicago

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    (16 miles) Schaumburg

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