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Gurnee
From wet rides to dry and the gentle to the terrifying, they're bigger and better than ever with plenty of new additions and all the old favourites!
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.
Schaumburg
An indoor family entertainment destination and play center with over three million LEGO® bricks and nine attractions!
Cherry Valley
Magic Waters Waterpark is WAVES OF FUN! Rockford Park District operates this family-friendly waterpark with high standards for safety, cleanliness, and friendly customer service. We're close by and a good value, so you can spend an enjoyable day t...
Grafton
Raging Rivers WaterPark is cool when it's hot! From our zoomin' Cascade Body Flumes to our lazy Endless River, there's something for everyone. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Illinois.
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 Falls tube slide or Howling Monkey body slide and la...
Utica
Come enjoy skin-drenching fun in Illinois favorite year-round indoor water park! Your familys vacation starts at Grand Bear Falls, our 24,000 square foot indoor waterpark. Splash all day in the wave pool, slide down a water slide, float down the lazy...
Woodridge
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 enjoyed its first full season of fun in 2003. Joliet's Splash Station Waterpark includes fun for the whole family.
Yorkville
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!
Kankakee
Splash Valley Aquatic Park’s attractions range from Rip-Roaring waters, to a zero-depth play ground, to a tropical sand pit. With all this and more, Splash Valley promises to be the hottest place this summer.
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 fully-accessible sprayground, an interactive multi-le...
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, Whirlpool/Steamroom, 25-yard Outdoor Pool, Outdoor Sp...
Elk Grove
A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement. Fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more. Concessions and picnic areas.
Waukegan
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.
Schaumburg
Splashtastic family fun for the day at this indoor water park loved by kids!
Rockford
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!
Carol stream
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 Lifeguard Sa...
Round Lake
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.
Chicago
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch)
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 lovers, who come to hear a lion's roar echo off nearby...
Brookfield
- is located on 216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and is only 12m west of downtown Chicago.The animals are waiting, so come visit today! One of the many family places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
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.
Springfield
The zoo is now home to more than 300 animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Over 90 species of native and exotic animals are housed here among naturalistic exhibits. The zoo participates in scientific research studies ...
Boone
Has everything from Alligators to Zebra! Located just a few minutes outside of Rockford and provide family fun, entertainment, and education. Please note the limited opening details.
Decatur
Animal lovers of all ages can visit South African cheetahs, an Australian wallaby, and golden lion tamarins from Brazil, to name just a few.
Coal Valley
900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train.
Wheaton
Maintains 20 exhibits, housing more than 200 animals that represent more than 70 species. Visitors can enjoy watching the activities of the curious red fox, playful raccoons, intriguing turkey vultures, adorable goats and much more. Free for under 17...
West Chicago
Step back in time and experience what life was like on a DuPage County Farm in the 1890s, with historically-costumed interpreters operating this living-history farm using the tools and techniques of the past. There is always something to see, do and ...
Bloomington
Offers an extensive collection of well cared for animals, reptiles and birds from around the word, with a daily animal feeding schedule, plus keeper talks and interaction opportunities.
Hanna City
Comprising a wildlife park, railway, fishing lakes and extensive hike and bike trails with stunning scenery.
Chicago
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, John Hancock Observatory is oh so close to the jazz and theater communities, world class shopping, restaurants and nightlife.Feel why Chicago\'s called the windy city! Our unique open-air Skywalk takes you to...
Gurnee
Rink Side Family Entertainment Center is an indoor facility that has SOMETHING FUN FOR EVERYONE-all under one roof! Along with the Ice Rink we have: Mini Golf! A Laser Tag Arena! Hundreds of Video & Prize Ticket Games! Rides!A Snack Bar!And we are i...
Villa Park
Hunt down the Tiger Terror Roller Coaster - the largest indoor roller coaster in Illinois! Or discover other jungle adventures including the Safari Speedway Go Karts and Snake Pit Bumper Cars. Other exciting journeys await kids of all ages aboard the...
Arcola
Rockome Gardens are well known in central Illinois as a family tourist attraction and Amish theme park. The park entertainments are low-key, such as a horse-drawn carriage ride down to the river, or watching park staff husk corn with antique farm equ...
Carbondale
This great family amusement park features go-carting, miniature golf and a games center with lots of video games and fun! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Illinois
Joliet
Haunted Trails in Joliet is one of three Chicagoland family entertainment centers comprising the Trails Entertainment Center Corporation. It began as a small arcade and miniature golf facility in 1988, evolving into today's 14 acre indoor-outdoor com...
Burbank
Haunted Trails Burbank comprises of a 3.5 acre site located on Harlem Avenue in Burbank, IL near 79th Street. Attractions include miniature golf, go karts, kiddie karts, batting cages, rides, games, a 150 seat restaurant/ party room and an outdoor di...
Lombard
Attractions include laser tag, miniature golf, indoor go-karts, bumper cars, a children\\\'s softplay area, 250 games, and dining accomodations for 625 guests featuring karaoke, an animatronics stage show and big screen entertainment center.
Bourbonnais
Our year around facility offers indoor and outdoor activities. The indoor activities include: a roller skating rink, giant 3 stall slide, bumper cars, fun jungle, outdoor paintball field, miniature bowling, video game arcade, and a redemption arcade....
Quincy
A great place to meet new friends, play arcade games, eat good food and exercise while playing on the largest indoor playground, in climate controlled comfort. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Il...
St Charles
We are the largest indoor play arena in the Fox Valley, offering 8 GIANT INFLATABLES in an indoor, climate-controlled arena. We specialize in children's birthday parties from ages 1 to 10.
Wheaton
Over a dozen elaborately themed play areas that feature colorful decor, costumes and equipment in a wide range of tiny town style buildings with something for everyone.
Batavia
Indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family with 5 acres of games and activities!
Aurora
Airtastic is a Play Land that offers a fun and exciting play experience where children can increase their physical activity with family and friends.
Crete
From mini golf to the best arcade games around, we’ve got enough entertainment for the whole family!
Schaumburg
A unique interactive indoor play center, allowing a fun, hands-on look into the world of firefighting. Limited opening times.
Skokie
The Exploritorium is a place where children and adults can come and explore together through interactive play.
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!
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 video games on Free Play at all times. These games ...

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Fun places to visit in Illinois with kids

Illinois is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Illinois's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Illinois with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

Illinois

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Illinois - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in IL