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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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  • Kohl Childrens Museum of Greater Chicago

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    (3 miles)Glenview

    - of Greater Chicago is a hands-on learning laboratory for children ages birth to 8. Our 17 hands-on, interactive exhibits are designed to make learning fun for young children. One of the many fun ...

  • Sky High Sports Niles

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    (3 miles)Niles

    Sky High Sports is a unique Indoor Trampoline Fun Center with a fitness twist. We have two great locations to serve you: Naperville & Niles. We are the perfect place to host any event or party. Come ...

  • Skokie Water Playground

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    (4 miles)Skokie

    Adjacent to the Oakton Community Center at the corner of Oakton Street and Skokie Boulevard, Skokie Water Playground is the ideal place to cool off in the summer! The facility features 5 slides, a ...

  • Exploritorium

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    (4 miles)Skokie

    The Exploritorium is a place where children and adults can come and explore together through interactive play.

  • Nickel City

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    (6 miles)Northbrook

    A vast number of video games that operate with just nickels. Race against other friends or work together to beat the entire game. Nickel City has the perfect games for the entire family. over thirty ...

  • Go Bananas

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    (8 miles)Norridge

    Go Bananas offers the ultimate family entertainment experience -- combining the excitement of an amusement park and your favorite summer carnival with great tasting pizza and other family favorites!

  • Nibbles Play Cafe

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    (10 miles)Wheeling

    Serving north/northshore suburbsof chicago, nibbles' is a family-friendly restaurant with kids indoor play areas. A great venue for 1st/first birthdays, kids birthdays and other family party/parties.

  • Jump Zone Buffalo Grove

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    (10 miles)Buffalo Grove

    Jump!Zone is the largest and best inflatable party place in the area. Jump!Zone Buffalo Grove is an indoor play center with 8 massive inflatables, with the most popular themes that children love!

  • K1 Speed

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    (10 miles)Buffalo Grove

    Arrive and Drive racing, corporate events, team building exercises, birthday parties, special events and more. Come visit the premier indoor electric go kart racing company in the nation!

  • Monkey Island

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    (11 miles)Melrose Park

    Bounce, slide, jump and climb in the largest indoor-playground in Chicagoland. 40,000 sqf. pure fun.

  • Audubon Skate Park

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    (11 miles)Elk Grove Village

    Audubon Skate Park is an 11,000 sq ft, indoor, unheated park featuring launch ramps, quarter pipes, mini pipes, all sorts of ledges, rails, and more.

  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

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    (12 miles)Elk Grove

    A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement. Fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more. Concessions and picnic areas.

  • Purple Monkey Playroom

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    (12 miles)Chicago

    Purple Monkey Playroom is a bright, fun, and nurturing play destination for infants to preschoolers, and their parents.

  • Little Beans Cafe

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    (12 miles)Chicago

    Little Beans Cafe is a family cafe and imaginative playspace for kids in Chicago, IL. We offer open play, classes, events, camps, birthday parties and more. We also have an adjoining ice cream shop ...

  • Pavilion Aquatic Center

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    (12 miles)Elk Grove Village

    Sure to be a big hit for all ages, the South Sea Lagoon Pool features a 72-foot waterslide set amid the ambiance of grassy huts and palm trees. Also, you'll find a: 25-yard Indoor Pool, Dry Sauna, ...

  • Pirates Cove Childrens Theme Park

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    (12 miles)Cook

    A buried treasure of fun for kids! Hands on amusements are great for developing motor skills and independence. Plus trains, slides, paddle boats and more.

  • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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    (13 miles)Chicago

    Kids love this place. They stand spellbound as a just-emerged butterfly with untested wings sees the world outside its chrysalis for the very first time. They search for stick bugs camouflaged on a ...

  • Legoland Discovery Center Chicago

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    (13 miles)Schaumburg

    An indoor family entertainment destination and play center with over three million LEGO® bricks and nine attractions!

  • Yu Kids Island Chicago

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    (13 miles)Schaumberg

    Fun indoor play for kids with over 10 attractions for to play with...from dancing balloons to an enormous revolving tree! An all weather option for kids of most ages.

  • PIX 5D Cinema

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    (13 miles)Schaumburg

    The 5D cinema combines 3D, physical and environmental effects for an ultimate theatre experience. The seats at the theatre are 3 Degree of Freedom or DOF, which allows up and down, front and back, ...

  • Lincoln Park Zoo

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    (13 miles)Chicago

    Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal ...

  • Mayan Adventure Indoor Waterpark

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    (13 miles)Elmhurst

    Join us at the MAYAN ADVENTURE INDOOR WATERPARK at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Elmhurst. 24,000 square feet of wet and wild fun for all ages awaits you! Picture yourself zipping down the Grand Mayan ...

  • Jump Zone of Schaumburg

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    (13 miles)Schaumburg

    Jump!Zone is an Indoor Inflatable Party and Play Center in Schaumburg. Our facility is very parent friendly with leather couches, bar stools, massage chairs, free wi-fi, and 42' hi def flat panel ...

  • FireZone

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    (14 miles)Schaumburg

    A unique interactive indoor play center, allowing a fun, hands-on look into the world of firefighting. Limited opening times.

  • The Blast Zone

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    (14 miles)Vernon Hills

    Gear up and drive the Turbo Tubs, sharpen your skills and shoot the Bazooka Ball Blasters or jump from the giant Jumpit trampolines into a massive foam pit! At the Blast Zone there is something fun ...