Kids Fun in Illinois with kids

It’s a simple request - let’s find somewhere that gives kids an amazing day of FUN! Well, if you’re in Illinois, you will certainly be able to find plenty of places that fit the bill!

Kids fun can be found around every corner in The Prairie State. It can be found in family entertainment centers. It can be found in bowling alleys. It can be found on mini golf courses. It can be found right under your nose!

There are a number of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family, which is great because then there are always fantastic options for those not so friendly days. So no excuses!

Is there kids fun in Illinois?  Is the sky blue?  Do kids love playgrounds? We think that’s a big YES! There is plenty of it - now let’s go enjoy it!

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  • Donleys Wild West Town

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    Union

    The excitement and charm of the Old West come alive at Donley's Wild West Town in Union, Illinois. Here you can experience life in the style of the Wild West where gunslingers have showdowns, and a ...

  • Historic Navy Pier

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    Chicago

    For over 10 years, Navy Pier has been the place where all of Chicagoland and Tourists alike come together to enjoy all the fun and beauty of a day on Lake Michigan. Navy Pier is a tradition, and when ...

  • Safariland

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    Villa Park

    Rides, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars....62,000 sq feet of indoor rides and amusements at this Illinois indoor amusement park - it's Safariland!

  • Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park

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    Tinley Park

    Odyssey Fun World feature the latest and high-tech redemption games, video games, rides, and attractions for all ages. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with ...

  • Odyssey Fun World Naperville

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    Naperville

    Odyssey Fun World feature the latest and high-tech redemption games, video games, rides, and attractions for all ages.

  • Gradys Family Fun Park

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    Bloomington

    Grady's Family Fun Park consists of 12 Batting Cages, 18 Go Karts, 16 Bumper Boats, 16 Bumper Cars, an 18 hole Deluxe Miniature Golf Course, a Video Arcade, and various carnival rides including, Red ...

  • Sport Zone Park Family Fun Center

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    Aurora

    Experience the challenge of the 18-hole inspired falls mini golf as it wraps its way around magnificent waterfalls that dot the course. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking ...

  • Fun Time Square

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    Alsip

    Whether bored or without an idea of how to spend your spare time, visit Fun Time Square park - one of Chicagoland's favorite family entertainment center

  • Nickel City

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    Northbrook

    A vast number of video games that operate with just nickels, with classic games on FREE play, from Pacman, Ms. Pacman, to Contra!

  • Family Fun Zone

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    Crest Hill

    So much family fun with roller skating, laser tag, a full arcade, and prize redemption in Crest Hill. Perfect for kids under 14 years. Are you ready to have FUN!?

  • All Seasons Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze

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    Woodstock

    Farm fun with pick your own apples and pumpkins, with seasonal fun including a corn maze, petting zoo and farm market!

  • Lil Mississippi Golf Hampton

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    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!

  • Putting Edge

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    Norridge

    Glow in the dark mini golf for an out of this world family day out, with an arcade too!

  • Wizard Of Oz Garden

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    Mapleton

    Follow the yellow brick road into this fun themed garden in Illinois, where kids can travel through forests, Munchinkland, and castles!

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  • Magic Waters Waterpark

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    Cherry Valley

    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!

  • Raging Rivers Water Park

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    Grafton

    Fun in the sun over summer at this family friendly Illinois water park! With wave pools, rivers, slides and swirlpools...great fun for all ages!

  • Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort

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    Utica

    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!

  • Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park

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    Woodridge

    The exciting water attractions and green open space of Cypress Cove offer thrills and relaxation for all ages, with slides, tubes, drops, flumes, waves, and more!

  • Joliet Splash Station

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    Joliet

    Splashing family fun with this Illinois water park, with tunnels, slides, rapids, ravines, and tubes!

  • Raging Waves

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    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!

  • Skokie Water Playground

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    Skokie

    A fun place for the family to cool off in summer, this community water park has slides, play areas and a spray ground!

  • Pavilion Aquatic Center

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    Elk Grove Village

    Indoor and outdoor lap pools, lagoons, water slides, lessons, parties, and much more in this community aquatic center in Elk Grove!

  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

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    Elk Grove

    A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement in Illinois! Kids can enjoy a fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more!

  • Belvidere Park and Ganster Pool

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    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.

  • The Water Works

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    Schaumburg

    Splashtastic family fun for the day at this indoor water park loved by kids!

  • CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

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    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!

  • Coral Cove Water Park

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    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, ...

  • Aquatics and Nature Museum

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    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 ...

  • Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park

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    Joliet

    14 acres of family amusement park fun in Jollet, with mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, and of course - RIDES - for a year round "Halloween" experience!

  • Six Flags Great America

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    Gurnee

    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 with ...

  • Pirates Cove Childrens Theme Park

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    Elk Grove Village

    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 ...

  • Santas Village Azoosment Park

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    East Dundee

    Great family fun spending the day in three amusement parks in one...as well as a zoo!

  • Shedd Aquarium

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    Chicago

    Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch!) Underwater family fun in Chicago!

  • Lincoln Park Zoo

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    Chicago

    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!

  • Brookfield Zoo

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    Brookfield

    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!