Transport Attractions in Illinois with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Prairie State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in Illinois!

Illinois has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in Illinois

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo…off we go!

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  • Wheels O Time

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    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 ...

  • Fox River Trolley Museum

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    South Elgin

    The Fox River Trolley Museum is a great place for the whole family - EDUCATION THROUGH DEMONSTRATION and FUN! There are now two destinations - The Jon Duerr (Blackhawk) Forest Preserve and Castlemuir ...

  • Bicycle Safety Town

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    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.

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  • 360 Chicago

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    Chicago

    360 Chicago will take you to amazing heights with a unique open-air skywalk - 94 stories above the windy city!

  • Springfield Walks

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    Springfield

    Fun and fascinating walking tours around the wonderful city of Springfield, Illinois. Includes a full haunted history tour! Great for kids aged 5 and up.

  • Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden

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    Rockford

    Come and get back to nature by exploring a beautiful botanical garden at Klehm Arboretum in Illinois!

  • Ballard Nature Center

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    Altamont

    Nature Trails and a kids' fishing pond in Illinois, with fun interactive displays, and bird and squirrel watching indoors! Nature fun with handicapped accessible features too.

  • Morton Arboretum

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    Lisle

    Enormous open air facility offering global plant life, storytelling tree-houses, children's garden interactive play zone, open air tram ride and miles of nature trails.

  • Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

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    Mahomet

    900 acres of wooded parkland featuring opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing and sledding, plus the Hi-Tower Observation Deck.

  • Kickapoo State Park

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    Oakwood

    A paradise for nature enthusiasts, water sports or boating fans and all kinds of wildlife lovers, plus a great adventure playground, and in winter one may try cross-country skiing, sledding, ice ...

  • Kennekuk County Park

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    Danville

    Grass prairie areas, oak and hickory forests, lakes, 3 nature preserves and the 170 acre Lake Mingo. The visitor center offers a 1000 gallon aquarium, natural history museum and American Indian ...

  • Forest Glen Nature Preserve

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    Danville

    Canoe the Vermilion River, climb the observation tower, camp, picnic and explore using the River Ridge Back Pack Trail.

  • Douglas Hart Nature Center

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    East Mattoon

    The Visitor Centre offers some live exhibits, plus interactive exhibits, multi sensory displays and a birdhide and observation area.

  • Lincoln Park

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    Chicago

    A huge park in Chicago filled playgrounds, sports, nature, wildlife, and even a zoo!

  • Burnham Park

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    Chicago

    600 acres of park fun on Chicago's lakefront with playgrounds, a bird sanctuary, and prairies!

  • Grant Park

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    Chicago

    Visit one of the first parks in Chicago with Grant Park, filled with museums, planetariums, festivals, events and park fun!

  • Garfield Park

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    Chicago

    Nearly 200 acres of park space in Chicago with tennis courts, playgrounds, a fishing lagoon and even baseball fields...just to name a few!

  • Marquette Park

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    Chicago

    Over 300 acres of Chicago park fun with gardens, sports activities, playgrounds and programs for kids!

  • 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!

  • 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. Morning and evening swim lessons are offered.

  • 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!

  • Splash Valley

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    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 ...

  • 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, ...