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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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  • Exploration Station

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    (2 miles)Bourbonnais

    Children can climb inside the tower of a medieval castle, fly a jet plane, sail on a ship, become a soda shop clerk, drive a tractor and much more in this hands on discovery experience.

  • Splash Valley

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    (2 miles)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 ...

  • Hidden Cove Family Fun Park

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    (4 miles)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 ...

  • Crete Family Fun Center

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    (26 miles)Crete

    From mini golf to the best arcade games around, we’ve got enough entertainment for the whole family!

  • Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park

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    (29 miles)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 ...

  • Fair Oaks Farms

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    (31 miles)Fair oaks

    A family destination conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fair Oaks Farms is the perfect destination for any playful soul. Hang out with family chow down on the best grilled cheese ...

  • Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center

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    (32 miles)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 ...

  • Family Fun Zone

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    (33 miles)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!?

  • Crown Point Family Fun Center

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    (34 miles)Crown Point

    Two mini golf courses, one with alligator, go karts, batting and soccer cages, arcade games and more. A well rounded family day out! Features are pay and play.

  • Jaks Warehouse

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    (34 miles)Schererville

    Includes Ballocity climbing and play structure, Sky Trails, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars and 9 hole Urban Mini Golf course, plus Laser Tag and Laser Maze.

  • Joliet Splash Station

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    (35 miles) Joliet

    Splash Station enjoyed its first full season of fun in 2003. Joliet's Splash Station Waterpark includes fun for the whole family.

  • Fun Time Square

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    (39 miles)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

  • Bellaboos Play and Discovery Centre

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    (40 miles)Crown Point

    A self-directed play facility providing colorful, fun, and secure areas where children from infants to age nine can explore, create, and interact. Features include Dino Digg, Children's Cooking and ...

  • Jump Zone

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    (41 miles)Chicago Ridge

    11,000 square feet of all bouncing fun! With 10 super fun inflatables for kids aged 2 - 12.

  • Deep River Waterpark

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    (41 miles)Crown Point

    In the 12 seasons Deep River waterpark has been operating we have bough SPLASHtacular Fun to millions!

  • Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center

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    (44 miles)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, ...

  • Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park

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    (44 miles)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.

  • Douglas Center for Environmental Education

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    (45 miles)Gary

    Hike the Miller Woods Trail and through the unique ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in the summer; attend award-winning environmental education programs year round; and when you get ...

  • Seven Bridges Ice Arena

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    (46 miles)Woodridge

    Seven Bridges Ice Arena is a premier family ice sports complex in the Greater Chicagoland Area featuring one NHL Rink, one Olympic Rink, and indoor soccer field.

  • Airtastic Play Land

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    (47 miles)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.

  • Little Monkey Bizness

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    (47 miles)Western Springs

    Features several multi level adventure play structures, interactive inflatables and safe toddler zone.

  • Kidstreet at Grounds for Hope Cafe

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    (47 miles)Lisle

    offers an intriguing multi level adventure play frame which features all the classic fun features one expects including slides, plus dedicated toddler zone.

  • Zao Island

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    (47 miles)Valparaiso

    Welcome to Zao Island, now celebrating our 25th year of providing good family fun for people of all ages. Please browse through our website, learn about the attractions and packages we offer, and ...

  • Cafe N Play

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    (47 miles)Naperville

    Cafe N Play is a community hub where parents and caregivers can enjoy coffee and snacks while their toddlers play in our safe, closed in play area. At Cafe N Play you can set up a playdate, host ...

  • Kidzfunland

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    (48 miles)Aurora

    Kidzfunland is unique and a brand new concept in indoor playgrounds! It’s innovative and imaginative! Be wowed by bright and colorful soft play equipment and toys! Clean and safe, it’s ...