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360 Chicago will take you to amazing heights with a unique open-air skywalk - 94 stories above the windy city!
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 great day out, and…
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch!) Underwater family fun in Chicago!
The Washington Park Zoo
Michigan City, IN
Founded in 1928, this great Indiana zoo encompasses 15 acres ,and is home to more than 200 animals from all over the world!
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers...and it's FREE! Kids can encounter animals from all over the planet, just minutes north of Chicago!
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!
Under 200 animals at this sweet Illinois zoo - AND all kids under 17s get in FREE!
Kline Creek Farm
West Chicago, IL
A fascinating look back in time at an 1890s DuPage Country Farmstead. Costumed interpreters and cute animals ready for those kids!
South Bend, IN
Explore over 160 species of animals over 23 acres in this very special zoo in South Bend, with a rich history and great learning fun for kids!
Deer Forest Petting Zoo
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, inflatable jumper, food,…
Battle Ground, IN
Explore this wolf conservation park with 18 wolves, as well as coyotes, red foxes and a herd of bison!
Columbian Park Zoo
Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's wildlife.
From the Alligators to the Zebra, this sweet Illinois zoo and farm has family fun, education, and entertainment! Great for those personal animal experiences!
Green Meadows Petting Farm
East Troy, WI
A fun and educational animal petting zoo with interactive animal experiences, pony rides, hay rides and even kittens!
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary
Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.
Douglas Center for Environmental Education
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 wintery snowshoeing and cross-country skiing…
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
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!
600 acres of park fun on Chicago's lakefront with playgrounds, a bird sanctuary, and prairies!
Over 300 acres of Chicago park fun with gardens, sports activities, playgrounds and programs for kids!
Visit one of the first parks in Chicago with Grant Park, filled with museums, planetariums, festivals, events and park fun!
Nearly 200 acres of park space in Chicago with tennis courts, playgrounds, a fishing lagoon and even baseball fields...just to name a few!
A huge park in Chicago filled playgrounds, sports, nature, wildlife, and even a zoo!
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.
Potato Creek State Park
North Liberty, IN
A beautiful state park in Indiana, with outdoor activities, year round fun, a 327 acre lake, diverse landscapes and fascinating history!
Silver Beach County Park
Saint Joseph, MI
Beach fun in Michigan perfect for kids, with playgrounds, sports, fishing, and special events!
Potawatomi Wildlife Park
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 early indian trails crossed the river.
Kennekuk County Park
Grass prairie areas, oak and hickory forests, lakes, 3 nature preserves and the 170 acre Lake Mingo. The visitor center offers a 1000 gallon aquarium, natural history museum and American Indian display.
Forest Glen Nature Preserve
Canoe the Vermilion River, climb the observation tower, camp, picnic and explore using the River Ridge Back Pack Trail.
Pirates Cove Childrens Theme Park
Elk Grove Village, IL
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 swashbucklers!
Santas Village Azoosment Park
East Dundee, IL
Great family fun spending the day in three amusement parks in one...as well as a zoo!
Six Flags Great America
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…
Deep River Waterpark
Crown Point, IN
Make a splash at Northern Indiana's largest family water park, with water fun over summer, and ice skating in winter.
Skokie Water Playground
A fun place for the family to cool off in summer, this community water park has slides, play areas and a spray ground!
Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park
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.