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.
Joliet Splash Station
Splashing family fun with this Illinois water park, with tunnels, slides, rapids, ravines, and tubes!
Rainbow Falls Waterpark
Elk Grove Village, IL
A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement in Illinois! Kids can enjoy a fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more!
Pavilion Aquatic Center
Elk Grove Village, IL
Indoor and outdoor lap pools, lagoons, water slides, lessons, parties, and much more in this community aquatic center in Elk Grove!
Coral Cove Water Park
Carol Stream, IL
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, interactive water playground Five Star…
The Water Works
Splashtastic family fun for the day at this indoor water park loved by kids!
7 major slides, wave pool, lazy river, 2 shallow interactive play areas for kids, giant sandbox, family shows PLUS zip line adventure course and Outback Road Rally!
Belvidere Park and Ganster Pool
105 acre parkland with plenty of sporting opportunities and play areas. Within it is a small waterpark, including fun features, toddlers' wading pool and multi level diving boards.
Aquatics and Nature Museum
Round Lake, IL
offer 2 beach entry pools, 1 with interactive water play features including water slide, the other for more serious swimming. Also on site is the interactive Prairie Grass Nature Museum and Interpretive Nature Trail.
Surfari Joes Water Park
Come splash the day away in 18,000 sq ft of indoor water park fun in SW Michigan!
Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort
Great indoor water fun at this resort, with day passes available. 24,000 square feet of play zones, slides and lazy rivers! Great Illinois water fun all year round!
Magic Waters Waterpark
Cherry Valley, IL
Cool off in summer at this family water park, with great attractions for the whole family including slides, rivers, and the largest wave pool in Illinois!
CoCo Key Indoor Water Park
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!
Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center
Waterpark for the whole family.
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.
Museum of Science and Industry
One of the worlds largest science museums, home to more than 35,000 artifacts - nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Great family place to visit if looking for…
DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum of African American History is the first museum of its type in the country and is the only major independent institution in Chicago established to preserve and interpret the historical experiences and…
Great fun in Chicago - and space! - at the Adler Planetarium, with three theatres and a number of fascinating exhibits.
The Field Museum
Travel back in time across 4.6 billion years, where kids can come face to face with a T-Rex, explore an Egyptian Tomb and shrink down to the size of a bug! Great Chicago fun!
Chicago Childrens Museum
Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to create a community where play and learning connect. One of the family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
offers children (ages 4-12) and families the opportunity to learn about art and culture through our weekend, after-school and summer classes.