Things to do in ELKHART with kids

Indiana is quaint country state filled with rolling hills, charming small towns and sandy dunes, but with the added dash of city vibrancy  for when you fancy it!

Want to know the best thing about Indiana? Only the WORLDS largest children’s museum! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is an incredible place for kids to explore, learn, and create (and its HUGE!)

Bordering Lake Michigan in the north, Indiana offers beautiful water based activities with their unique dunes, such as at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.  In the south, kids can really experience a different culture with Amish Acres as they explore history.

Indiana also has some incredible wildlife opportunities for kids, such as the eye opening Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, and the unique Wolf Creek Habitat.

History comes to life with attractions such as President Benjamin Harrison’s Home, USS LST Ship Memorial and George Rogers Historical Park, and there are plenty of excitement for the whole family at attractions such as Great Times Family Fun Park! 

Lewis and Clark started their northwest journey in Indiana, so what better place than to start your family adventure there too!

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  • National New York Central Railroad Museum

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    Elkhart

    A TIMETABLE TO THE PAST At the center of it all was the New York Central Railroad. Elkhart's National New York Central RR Museum recaptures the days when locomotives were symbols of progress, and ...

  • Hannah Lindahl Childrens Museum

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    (11 miles) Mishawaka

    There�s a place in Michiana made just for you! And this is it - the Hannah Lindahl Children�s Museum! Step inside and you�ll step back in time to a world your grandparents - even your ...

  • Potawatomi Zoo

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    (13 miles) South Bend

    Potawatomi Zoo, located in South Bend, is home to over 400 species on 23 acres. The Zoo is a regional destination serving and educating all who visit. Our history is rich and we are pleased to be a ...

  • HealthWorks Kids Museum

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    (14 miles) South Bend

    HealthWorks!, a one of a kind place that merges the best of both worlds from children�s museums and health education centers with our own creative spin.

  • The Studebaker Museum

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    (15 miles) South Bend

    The Mission of the Studebaker National Museum is to honor and perpetuate the legacy of the rich industrial heritage of the South Bend area, through the display, interpretation, conservation and ...

  • Northern Indiana Center for History

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    (15 miles) South Bend

    If you're looking for a magnificent historic site that showcases an elegant, 38-room Victorian mansion, a charming cottage reflecting the 1930s, a gallery that chronicles local history, a gallery of ...

  • Amish Acres

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    (17 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 ...

  • Potato Creek State Park

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    (22 miles) North Liberty

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

  • Nottawa Fruit Farm

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    (31 miles) Sturgis

    Nottawa Fruit Farm is a family-owned business which specializes in home-grown produce and family experiences. We take great pride in providing the highest quality products possible in our farm ...

  • Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

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    (34 miles) Albion

    Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.

  • Potawatomi Wildlife Park

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    (34 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 ...

  • Jollay Orchards Family Farm

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    (36 miles) Coloma

    Jollay Orchards offers a unique entertainment experience -- blending a working Orchard with Family Activities. Jollay Orchards is a \"family friendly\" farm. Our helpful staff is glad to assist you ...

  • Hesston Steam Museum

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    (36 miles) La Porte

    History comes alive at the Hesston Steam Museum as real steam locomotives take you on a spectacular two and a half mile journey through deep woods, past lakes and farm fields.

  • Surfari Joes Water Park

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    (37 miles) Watervliet

    Super family water park with body, tube and extreme water slides, lagoon, river run and more! Life guards always on duty.

  • Formula K Family Fun Park

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    (39 miles) Mattawan

    A fun day out for active kids 40” and taller! Crazy karts, an 18 hole mountain mini golf course and even a thrill ride!

  • Curious Kids Discovery Zone

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    (39 miles) Saint Joseph

    Come to where Learning is Fun! Offering permanent and traveling hands-on exhibits for toddlers to teens. This beach side setting is the perfect place to explore six water exhibits, a climbing wall, ...

  • Silver Beach County Park

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    (40 miles) St. Joseph

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

  • Deer Forest Petting Zoo

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    (40 miles) Coloma

    Deer Forest is an animal petting zoo and fun park. You can feed the deer and other animals up close. It also offers kiddie amusement rides, storybook lane, miniature golf, large playground, ...

  • Lakeview Campground

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    (41 miles) Rochester

    Come & Enjoy! Beach * Paddle Boats Fishing Contests * Boat Parades Playground * Putt-Putt Golf Lawnmower Rodeos Potluck Dinners * Chili Cook-Off Kid's Games & Activities * Contests Local Festivals ...

  • Jungle Joes Family Fun Center

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    (43 miles) Portage

    A fun, colorful and bounce filled family fun center with inflatables, climbers and slides!

  • Air Zoo

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    (43 miles) Portage

    A fun packed science and aeronautical day for the whole family to spend flying around this exciting flight based theme park!

  • The Fun Centre at Paiges Crossing

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    (47 miles) Columbia City

    Enjoy mini golf, go karting, batting cages, climbing wall, driving range, arcade and several fairground style rides.

  • The Kalamazoo Valley Museum

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    (47 miles) Kalamazoo

    A museum for all ages in Kalamazoo, with hands-on exhibits featuring science experiments, the natural world, history, cultures, and self-guided tours just for kids!

  • Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary

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    (48 miles) Athens

    A reptile and amphibian rescue zoo, homing and rehabilitating creatures in need in naturalistic habitats for you and your kids to visit in safety.

  • The Washington Park Zoo

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    (48 miles) Michigan City

    Founded in 1928, encompassing 15 acres and is home to more than 200 animals.

  • Kalamazoo Nature Center

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    (51 miles) Kalamazoo

    The Kalamazoo Nature Center features dozens of public programs each month for all ages, in addition to our 11 miles of hiking trails and indoor and outdoor exhibits. The whole family will enjoy our ...

  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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    (56 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!

  • Binder Park Zoo

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    (58 miles) Battle Creek

    Binder Park Zoo offers quality programming using exotic animals delivered by professional staff with a dedication to conserving wildlife. Online registration is currently available for our Camps, ...

  • Java Mama

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    (58 miles) Fort Wayne

    Indoor cafe with play area and relaxing cafe area for parents.

  • Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo

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    (58 miles) Fort Wayne

    As well as the main enclosures, included here is a Family Farm animal petting facility, Tree Top Trail, African Journey safari fun, plus Dr. Diversity’s Research Station with hands on researcher ...

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Fort Wayne

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    (58 miles) Fort Wayne

    Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness ...

  • Zao Island

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    (58 miles) Valparaiso

    Welcome to Zao Island, now celebrating our 25th year of providing good family fun for people of all ages. Please browse through our website, learn about the attractions and packages we offer, and ...

  • Painting Fun Spot

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    (59 miles) Fort Wayne

    Fort Wayne's newest Family Destination - a 'Paint & Take' Art Studio where people of all ages and interests can enjoy the simple pleasures of painting. For the price of a movie ticket you get to ...

  • Science Central

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    (60 miles) Fort Wayne

    Learning all things science whilst having FUN at this Indiana Science Center, with over 130 hands-on exhibits that will teach science in an engaging way

  • Full Blast

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    (60 miles) Battle Creek

    Indoor and outdoor water park with 4 big slides, 2 leisure pools and interactive splash play area, plus trampolines, basketball courts, water wars cannon game and an inflatable jungle play area with ...