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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, Six Flags and Mayan Adventure Indoor Waterpark.  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, K1 Speed racing and Thunder Wolf Trail Rides!

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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  • Carbondale Fun Park

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    (18 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 ...

  • Kidz Play Zone

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    (20 miles)Carbondale

    Inflatable Interactive Indoor Bounce House Family Fun Center. We have several large bounce inflatables,5 Wii stations, learning computer rooms,large private party room,free Wi-Fi,foosball, air ...

  • Family Fun Zone

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    (23 miles)Marion

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

  • Lazy L Safari Park

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    (48 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 ...

  • American Obstacle

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    (56 miles)kinmundy

    American Obstacle is an outdoor adventure park featuring a 6 different ziplines, team building courses, rock climbing wall, and kayaking.

  • Lazer Force Lazer Tag Caseyville

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    (60 miles)Caseyville

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

  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

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    (63 miles)Collinsville

    A fascinating UNESCO site of what was once one of the greatest cities in the world!

  • Maryville Fun Tyme

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    (63 miles)Maryville

    18 hole lighted miniature golf course, heated indoor batting cages and arcade room.

  • The Gateway Arch

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    (67 miles)St Louis

    The nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch is an iconic attraction for kids to experience! They can visit the very top on a super fun tram, and even watch movies! Iconic St. Louis!

  • World Aquarium

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    (68 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 ...

  • City Museum

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    (68 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 ...

  • The Earthways Center

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    (69 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 ...

  • Missouri Botanical Garden

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    (69 miles)St Louis

    Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and ...

  • St Louis Science Center

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    (70 miles)St Louis

    Explore science and learning with your children as they begin to understand the world around them. Families can experience the remarkable natural world together in a nurturing child-friendly ...

  • YaYas Island

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    (71 miles)Paducah

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

  • Americas Incredible Pizza Company

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    (71 miles)St Louis

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

  • Grants Farm

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    (71 miles)St Louis

    There are many exciting animal encounters possible at Grant's Farm, the 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family. The Farm is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 100 different ...

  • St Louis Zoo

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    (72 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 ...

  • Saint Louis Art Museum

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    (72 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.

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (72 miles)St Louis

    High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • The Museum of the American Quilters Society

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    (73 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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    (74 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, ...

  • National Great Rivers Museum

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    (77 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 ...

  • Go Ape Creve Coeur Park

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    (83 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 ...

  • The Butterfly House

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    (84 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 ...