Things to do in Illinois with kids

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 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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  • 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!

  • Kentukiana Kampground

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    Mackinaw

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

  • Palace Campgrounds

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    Galena

    Camping fun in the oldest campground in Illinois, with 50 acres set for all campers and tents!

  • Messy Palette Art Studio

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    Rockford

    Fun and creative art classes for kids aged 18 months all the way to 13 years, as well as kids birthday parties and kids gallery nights!