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Madison
Free entry family zoo including multiple children's zoo features, discovery centre, herpetarium, plus train and carousel rides.
Madison
Features include art studio, interactive gear and water exhibits, restored log cabin with period activities, and two unique and highly imaginative eco play areas with one for under 5s and one for over.
Madison
Family friendly roller rink with a variety of session types.
Madison
Epic mini golf across 3 courses indoor and out, plus the unique Foot Golf, Water Wars game, remote control boats, batting cages, redemption arcade, climbing wall and Jump Shot trampoline basketball game!
Madison
The nearly 1,200 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, established in 1980, traces the glacier's edge. Come, explore, and enjoy! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Madison for kids.
Cross Plains
The nearly 1,200 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, established in 1980, traces the glacier's edge. Come, explore, and enjoy! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in Wisconsin.
Marshall
Little Amerricka is an old fashioned, family owned Amusement Park, where young and old alike can enjoy an entire afternoon of affordable classic family fun! All of us here at Little Amerricka pride ourselves in the restoration, preservation, and c...
Smokey Hollow
(22 Miles)
Lodi
Nestled in the hollows of beautiful Wisconsin, Smokey Hollow Campground offers something for everyone.We invite you to visit Smokey Hollow Campground and we will do our best to see that you have a great time! We'll be waiting for you at the campgroun...
Edgerton
Welcome to Hickory Hills Campground! Join us for the BEST family camping in a Beautiful Wooded setting! Rental Cottage, Hot Showers, Water & Electric Hookups. Our Well-Stocked Store & Snack Bar help make family camping here GREAT!…But a Swimming Po...
Poynette
Wisconsin's Most Family Friendly Corn Maze featuring Disney's Spookley the Square Pumpkin. We have a 2 acre Kiddy Maze in addition to our 18 Acre Maze, Back 40 Playground, 70' Gunny Sack Slide, Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch, & More! We feature all o...
Poynette
Feaures include hands on in and outdoor live wildlife exhibits, self guided nature trails, museums, a fire tower and large picnic area.
Fort Atkinson
Featuring farm animals to interact with and acres of adventures to play in as well as animal demonstrations and edcuational field trip opportunities, Busy Barns Adventure Farm is a fun, educational farm for kids and families to explore.
Baraboo
The museum's collection of circus artifacts is perhaps the largest in the world. It includes over 210 original wagons and vehicles once used by American, English and Irish circuses. It houses an exceptional collection of circus ads and posters.
Portage
Roller Skating at it's finest can be found at Spinning Wheels Skate Center in Portage, Wisconsin.
Skate Express
(35 Miles)
Watertown
is a classic family friendly roller skating rink welcoming quad and inline skaters of all ages.
Gymtastics
(36 Miles)
Watertown
Open Gym session lets kids try out the purpose built kids' equipment without pre arrangement, plus the trampolines from which one can jump into a large foam pit.
Spring Green
The House on the Rock is the grand vision of Alex Jordan, who believed that sights and sounds were the most effective means of stimulating the senses. He wanted guests to question his creation, to come to their own conclusions and to turn his world o...
Rock Springs
Offering self guided tours of the rescue facility, plus 3 varying led-tour types for a more intensive experience, including Morning Feeding and the thrilling Night Tour.
Wisconsin Dells
With 125,000 square feet of wet & wild indoor fun, no matter what the weather is like outside, you can splish splash all day long at Kalahari. Stand up surf or boogie board 365 days a year on the FlowRider®! Experience the thrill of the Master Blast...
Wisconsin Dells
Indoor surfing, huge wave pool, magnificent lazy river, tube slides, body slides, family raft rides, zero depth entry interactive play areas and so much more!
Wisconsin Dells
Inspire your imagination and unlock the secrets to a universe of fun! With over 150 hands-on activities, this interactive science center will have you guessing, thinking and exploring the world of science, space and technology!
Wisconsin Dells
Are you afraid of the Dark?? Have you ever been hunted by a man-eating rat? Do you know how it feels to be trapped in a maze with twisted torture victims? In the Ghost Out-Post Haunted House you will be forced to face your fears!!
Wisconsin Dells
Monster Truck World is designed to offer calm seats toward the front and mid to extreme THRILL seats behind axel in rear and outer thrill seats for the visually brave and persons with no vertigo issues.
Wisconsin Dells
Noah's Ark boasts America's Longest Watercoaster, "Black Anaconda", The Worlds Largest Bowl Ride "Time Warp" and the ONLY 4D Dive-In Theater in the world, featuring the SpongeBob SquarePants 4D Movie. Noah's Ark features, 49 waterslides, 2 huge wave ...
Wisconsin Dells
With our indoor and outdoor waterparks, huge arcade, lounge and cafe. The RainTree Resort is the perfect Wisconsin Dells getaway for parents and children.
Wisconsin Dells
Experience an up close and personal encounter with a variety of animals guaranteed to give you memories for a lifetime. Enjoy the new Camel Ride or a take stroll around the Storybook Gardens, this will be an experience you and your family will be sur...
Wisconsin Dells
Dells Army Duck Tours pilot and guide you on an expedition through our wilderness in WWII amphibious vehicles, called ducks. It's fun, entertaining and a must tour when visiting Wisconsin Dells!
Extreme World
(43 Miles)
Wisconsin Dells
Welcome to Extreme World in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Located in the heart of Wisconsin Dells, Extreme World is the largest extreme sports park of it's kind in the Midwest.
Wisconsin Dells
Here at Mt. Olympus in Wisconsin Dells you will find 37 steep and slippery slides, 6 hair-raising roller coasters and 8 curve-hugging go-kart tracks, all sitting on 156 acres of adventure. Mt. Olympus is more than just another waterpark it's the bi...
Wisconsin Dells
No matter the weather, the time of year nor your taste in water and theme park attractions, Mt. Olympus beckons as a land of myth and adventure where the only thing you will never be, is bored.
Wisconsin Dells
Knuckleheads Bowling & Indoor Amusement Park 80,000 square feet of indoor fun with XD Theatre Ride and Rope Course! 24 lane bowling facility with Classic or Cosmic lighting! Whether it's just a day of fun for your family or a special event or party,...
Wizard Quest
(43 Miles)
Wisconsin Dells
Wizard Quest is the leader in computer interactive games played in a live setting. The setting is a 13000 square foot fantasy, themed labrynth (called the quadrasphere).
Wisconsin Dells
We measure fun in SCREAMS PER SECOND. Find us at the intersection of Stand Rock Road and Broadway at the Wisconsin River Bridge in beautiful Wisconsin Dells.
Wisconsin Dells
OVER 200,000 Sq. Ft. and nearly 500,000 Gallons of Indoor & Outdoor Water Park FUN! YEAR ROUND enjoy our 38,000 sq .ft. Indoor Waterpark Areas.
Wisconsin Dells
From the extreme to the sublime, the indoor and outdoor waterparks at Chula Vista Resort have been designed to meet the needs for everyone. With state of the art slides, relaxing lazy river, private pool side cabanas and Magnificent mega arcade
Eagle
Who knew history could be so fun?! Explore life in the late 1800s/early 1900s in a very hands-on way. Dig into some 19th century chores, meet farmers and townfolk, get up close with animals, or learn what life was really like working and living on a ...
Jackson
Come and enjoy over 150 acres of beautiful river bottom land, view the nature center and enjoy picnic areas and an observation tower.
Richland Center
Galaxie Skate Center Roller/Inline Skating Rink was founded in 1972, Galaxie Skate Center of Richland Center, WI is an indoor rink and open year round.
Great Scott
(53 Miles)
Mukwonago
An amazing and entertaining magic show with kid-sized fun and suitable for the entire family. Great Scott is not a destination. He makes your home or any location THE destination. How? By bringing his wonderfully fun and amazing magic show to you....
East Troy
The East Troy Electric Railroad runs from East Troy to Mukwonago in southeast Wisconsin. Regular weekend service begins May 10th and continues every weekend and holiday through October 26th. Weekday trains run from June 18th through August 29th on We...
Rockford
Welcome! Burpee Museum is a natural history museum specializing in paleontology, geology, biology, and Native American life. We have three floors of exhibits.
Rockford
The amazing Discovery Center Museum is full of over 250 exciting hands-on exhibits spread over a two-floor area. Out in the museum's backyard, visitors can explore Rock River Discovery Park, a giant, multi-level science park with a hands-on twist! Th...
Pewaukee
Welcoming day visitors, the water park boasts several interactive zones for small children, a huge Water Works with cannons, geysers and it's own slides for older kids, and 3 serious thrill flumes some with passenger options.
Rockford
one of only a handful of Swiss-style homes remaining in the United States from the 1800s. The Cottage is filled with Victorian Era furnishings and artifacts, plus campus contains an Indian Burial Mound, a Victorian Rose Garden and a suspension bridge...
Rockford
Interpreters in authentic period clothing bring Northern Illinois history to life in authentic Midway Village and engage students through a variety of hands-on activities--from rope making to operating a turn-of-the-20th century printing press.
Rockford
Explore every season in the Heart of the Arboretum District: majestic colors of fall, hundreds of blooming crabapples in spring, butterfly gardens in summer, and snow-covered evergreens in winter.
Flabbergast
(59 Miles)
Sussex
Flabbergast fun is loaded with kids indoor play activity. Located a short drive from Milwaukee, Brookfield and Waukesha in Sussex. Your kids will have loads of fun with our inflatable slides, jump houses, obstacle course, arcade games and more.
Rockford
Messy Palette Art Studio offers art classes to children from the ages of 18 months(with parent/guardian) all the way up to 13 years. We also offer birthday parties and kids gallery nights. Parents can get in on the fun as well with out adult art clas...
Lake Geneva
Offers an extensive outdoor arena for the live action, zero contact, combat simulation game Lazer Tag played with infra red equipment.
Waukesha
Half Twisted- Half Knot is complete family friendly fun for the family that does not want to go out (or for larger venues where they want added excitement). With shows all over the State, under our belt, we know how to help families have fun.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Madison with kids

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Little Amerricka

(30 Miles) Kids Fun in Marshall

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Henry Vilas Zoo

(1 Miles) Zoos in Madison

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Busy Barns Adventure Farm

(41 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Fort Atkinson

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Madison Childrens Museum

(2 Miles) Museums in Madison

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Vitense Mini Golf

(6 Miles) Kids Fun in Madison

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Fast Forward Skate Center

(6 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Madison

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MacKenzie Environmental Education Center

(37 Miles) Museums in Poynette

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Ice Age Scenic Trail

(8 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Madison

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Ice Age National Scenic Trail

(21 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Cross Plains

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Hickory Hills Campground

(35 Miles) RV/Campsite in Edgerton

Fun places to visit in Madison with kids

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin'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 Wisconsin 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!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Wisconsin - 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 WI