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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, and that classic Six Flags Great America!  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, 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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  • Discovery Depot Children's Museum

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    (13 miles) Galesburg

    Visit the museum for a story and related activity. FREE programming designed for 3-8 year olds and their adult companions. On RIF days, as part of the Reading Is Fundamental Program, children will ...

  • Pzazz Fun City

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    (30 miles) Burlington

    A 70,000 square foot water park, full-service restaurants, award-winning bowling center, large indoor speedway, golf course, laser tag arena. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Niabi Zoo

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    (33 miles) Coal Valley

    900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train.

  • Geology Museum

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    (37 miles) Macomb

    A museum part of the University to allow the general public to understand, learn about and be enriched by Earth Sciences. A fascinating and educational experience for the kids and the parents in ...

  • Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science and Imax Theatre

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    (38 miles) Davenport

    Founded in 1867, the Putnam is home to over 150,000 artifacts and specimens, the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science offers permanent and changing exhibits,and houses Iowa's only 3D IMAX ...

  • Family Museum of Arts and Science

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    (39 miles) Bettendorf

    he Mission of the Family Museum is to inspire life-long learning in children through interactive arts and science activities and exhibits. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Lil Mississippi Golf Davenport

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    (40 miles) Davenport

    18 hole championship mini-golf with fun obstacles geared towards kids, but still perfect for the whole family!

  • Monkey Joes

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    (40 miles) Davenport

    offers a large facility filled with inflatable adventure from giant slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and beyond.

  • Lil Mississippi Golf Hampton

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    (40 miles) Hampton

    A fun and challenging mini golf for the whole family, with elevations, ponds and waterfalls. Geared towards kids but just as fun for adults!

  • Wildlife Prairie State Park

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    (48 miles) Hanna City

    2,000 acre of beautiful parkland with a wildlife park home to 150 creatures over 50 species. With a fishing lake, mountain bike tracks and hiking tracks, this really is an outdoor adventure for the ...

  • Dickson Mounds State Museum

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    (51 miles) Lewistown

    The Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site, is one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States. It offers a unique opportunity ...

  • Wheels O Time

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    (52 miles) Peoria

    In 1979, two guys had many antique and collector autos stored in various places in the Peoria, Illinois area. They started thinking about storing them in one place, such as a building on the north ...

  • Bicycle Safety Town

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    (54 miles) Peoria

    4,000 feet of simulated street-life for kids to practice the rules of the road on, plus toddler playground. You bring your own equipment.

  • Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences

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    (55 miles) Peoria

    The museum features exhibition galleries, Planetarium, Illinois Folk Art Gallery, Discovery Center, valuable collections of fine arts, folk arts and natural history, and educational programming for ...

  • Peoria Riverfront Museum

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    (57 miles) Peoria

    An interdisciplinary extravaganza blanding art, history, science and achievement to an educative thrill that will get everyone seriously thinking. Plus 3D Giant Screen Cinema and Dome Planetarium.

  • Caterpillar Visitors Center

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    (57 miles) Peoria

    Self guided experience exploring the history of the brand's development which includes a motion simulator ride, heritage gallery, vintage vehicles and future concepts.

  • Glen Oak Zoo

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    (57 miles) Peoria

    The zoo aims enhance the greater Peoria area and its appeal by providing environments for people to discover, explore, preserve and enjoy the wonders of our natural world.

  • Sass Family Farm

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    (58 miles) Riverside

    A beautiful family farm with fun activities and cute animals for those budding farmers from pre-K to 3rd grade to enjoy!

  • Herbert Hoover Historic Site

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    (61 miles) West Branch

    Whether you have half an hour or half a day, there are many things to see and do at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The future president was born in a small, two-room cottage in 1874. ...

  • UI Museum of Natural History

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    (67 miles) Iowa City

    Get to understand the planet and it’s wonderful nature in the UI Museum of Natural History with its five major exhibit areas: Iowa Hall, Hageboeck Hall of Birds and Mammal Hall, Biosphere Discovery ...

  • Old Capitol Museum

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    (67 miles) Iowa City

    A national historic landmark located in the center of Iowa City, Old Capitol served as the first state capitol from 1846-1857 and the University of Iowa's founding building. In 1976, Old Capitol ...

  • Iowa Childrens Museum

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    (71 miles) Coralville

    A family fun attraction with kid friendly, hands-on fun with over twelve interactive exhibits and 28,000 square feet of space that inspires all children up to 12 years old to imagine, create, ...

  • Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum

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    (72 miles) Rock Falls

    Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum takes a look into the history of Rock Falls firefighting. It is located in the former Rock Falls Fire Station. Local memorabilia, firefighting tools, pictures, and ...

  • Kentukiana Kampground

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    (73 miles) Mackinaw

    Camping fun for families in the heart of Illinois! With fun activities, beautiful nature and LOTS of kids fun!

  • Midway Drive In Theatre

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    (78 miles) Sterling

    From the classic retro “spaceship” ticket booth, to the Playground for the kiddies in front of the screen, to the full service concession stand, a trip to the Midway is like entering a time ...

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