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Kids N Play
(120 Miles)
Clarksville
The wide array of activities accommodate children 0 to 12 years old, with role play town, adventure climbing structure, ball cannon arena, hand powered kart track and redemption games.
Clarksville
We provide event and party inflatable rentals to people who want to make their event a hit. We service the needs of our customers from start to finish—from order, to delivery & set up, to the final pick up. We will make your experience of renting i...
Meramec Caverns
(124 Miles)
Stanton
Beneath the fertile rolling hills of the Meramec Valley, lies a complex of mineral formations and color as rare and unique as they are beautiful. These jewels of nature which took thousands of years to grow, are preserved in the spectacular sights of...
East Mattoon
The Visitor Centre offers some live exhibits, plus interactive exhibits, multi sensory displays and a birdhide and observation area.
Alamo
They offer a 2 1/2 mile drive-thru park where you can feed many species of exotic animals, plus it's the first petting zoo we've heard of with a giraffe in!
French Lick
Big Splash Adventure offers an exciting water park adventure for the entire family! 154, smoke free and pet free, family friendly rooms & suites available, many feature bunk beds! Enjoy 40,000 square feet of water park fun! No weather worries! Our w...
Arcola
The Johnny Gruelle Raggedy Ann & Andy Museum opened to the public in May of 1999, in Arcola, Illinois. We are the only officially licensed Raggedy Ann & Andy museum in the world!
Rocksome Gardens
(139 Miles)
Arcola
Rockome Gardens are well known in central Illinois as a family tourist attraction and Amish theme park. The park entertainments are low-key, such as a horse-drawn carriage ride down to the river, or watching park staff husk corn with antique farm equ...
Troy
AirTime Trampoline & Game Park is Michigan's trampoline and music experience unlike any other coming to the Detroit area this September.
Terre Haute
Golf, Playland, NasKarts, Climbing Wall, Bungee Trampoline, Tilt-a-Whirl, Bulgy the Whale and the NEW Colts Express Carousel
Paoli Peaks
(142 Miles)
Paoli
Paoli Peaks is a Ski Resort in Southern Indiana offering alpine skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing during the winter months. Our season usually lasts Mid-December through Mid-March. We have 15 Snow trails ranging from Beginner to Expert. Our Snow...
Springfield
The zoo is now home to more than 300 animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Over 90 species of native and exotic animals are housed here among naturalistic exhibits. The zoo participates in scientific research studies ...
The Bouncin Barn
(143 Miles)
Terre Haute
Great exercise for the kids on rainy days and in the winter. Also, basketball gym too!
Honeysuckle Hill
(142 Miles)
Springfield
It's the perfect place to spend the day with your family. We have a Pumpkin Patch, Corn Mazes, Hillbilly Pig Race Show, a 67 foot Jumping Pillow, the Pumpkin Cannon, Pumpkin and Cow Train Rides, a Farm Market with great country cooking and so much mo...
Terre Haute
The Terre Haute Children's Museum opened its doors in 1988 in the basement of the Central Christian Church. Since its early beginnings, it has more than doubled in size and has educated over 230,000 adults and children from over 22 counties in Indian...
Springfield
Slides, Rides, Games, & Fun! Illinois Favorite Family Fun Park Is "...Where The Action Is!" Feel like practicing your batting swing? Come to where the action is. Ready to cool down from the summer heat with water slides & a wave pool? Come to wher...
Lost River Cave
(144 Miles)
Bowling Green
Kentucky's ONLY Underground Boat Tour and the enchanting Butterfly Habitat await you at Lost River Cave. Daylight disappears from view as you board the boat on the river that Ripley's Believe It or Not claims is the shortest, deepest in the world.
Bowling Green
In addition to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting Kentucky artifacts, the museum provides educational opportunities for elementary, secondary, and college students and the general public. The Kentucky Museum contributes to the tourism and cultura...
Scovill Zoo
(145 Miles)
Decatur
Animal lovers of all ages can visit South African cheetahs, an Australian wallaby, and golden lion tamarins from Brazil, to name just a few.
Decatur
The Childrens Museum of Illinois is a hands-on, interactive museum for children ages three to twelve! Its exhibits and activities complement and enhance childrens educational opportunities, particularly in the arts and sciences.
Bowling Green
Active a model railroad;experience the hobo life; learn about the Conductor, Cook and Engineer's experience on the train; hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase; watch movies in the theater and more.
Springfield
The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois' natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum's extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs ...
Jackson
A car museum with around 30 cars from tv shows and movies on display at all times and only five bucks to get in!
Bowling Green
Beech Bend Park was named the 5th Friendliest Park in the World for 2007 by Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards! Beech Bend Park is family fun, close to home! You truly can spend the day, without spending a fortune!
Beech Bend Park
(145 Miles)
Bowling Green
Amusements and rides for big kids and small, plus waterpark with slides, lazy river, wave pool and interactive wet play.
Marengo
Take a leisurely tour through our spectacular Crystal Palace, pan for gemstones, twist and crawl through our cave simulator, or explore an undeveloped natural cave. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids ...
Bowling Green
7 inflatable bounce houses, toddler's only area, parents lounge with WIFI and a flat screen; arcade games; party and group packages!!
Dickson
Family oriented fun for kids of all ages, 9 to 90( plus or minus 10 years)! Dicksons #1 spot for birthday parties
Bedford
Tour guides pilot custom tour boats along the course of a subterranean river for over a mile, pointing out native rare blind fish and crayfish in their natural setting and explaining the natural forces that are yet at work creating great chambers bel...
Bowling Green
Has nearly 50 unique hands-on science exhibits for all ages including standing inside a kaleidoscope and using an air blast cannon!
Bowling Green
Indoor playground and birthday party center for ages 6 and under. Socks required for adults and children. Come Jump, Tumble, Climb and Play in Bowling Green's most fun and active spot for toddlers and preschoolers! Memberships available.
Springfield
Combining scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in downtown Springfield, Illinois communicates the amazing life and times of Abraham Lincoln in unforgettable ways.
Paragould
offers an outdoor summer water park with several slides and leisure pool with interactive features, plus further swimming and sporting opportunities in the centre itself.
Bowling Green
Okay Corvette enthusiasts, it\'s time to rev up your engines and pack up the \'Vette for a road trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky ... Home of the National Corvette Museum (NCM). True \'Vette lovers won\'t want to miss all that the NCM has to offer!
Bedford
In the hills of south central Indiana, provides a wide mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy. Rolling hills, back-country trails, and rural crossroad communities make this small but beautiful Forest a favorite!
Mauckport
Indiana Caverns - On the one hour guided cavern tour you will see stalactites, stalgmites, streams and much more. The Village has demonstrations such as candle making, soap making, corn grinding at the gristmill and gem mining. There is also a bake...
Rolla
Laser Tag in mid Missouri! Fun for all ages! Challenge your friends to a game. Win or lose, everyone will have a great time!
Roller Skating
(158 Miles)
Rolla
Enjoy a day out skating with your family! Skating provides fun while staying active!
Nashville
Outdoor childrens adventure play center with wooden forts and trains to get the kids off the couch and moving about ! Adult relaxation area provided as well so you can watch whilst they wear themselves out.
Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest cave system, with more than 365 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the c...
Nashville
The Monkey's Treehouse is the ultimate indoor playground, perfect for casual playdates or planned birthday celebrations.
Nashville
Belle Meade Plantation is a 30 acre historic site 6 miles west of Nashville. The centerpiece of the property is the Belle Meade mansion built in 1853. This Greek revival house was home to five generations of the Harding-Jackson family, original own...
Nashville
The Warner Park Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, Bill Purcell, Mayor. The Nature Center is a place where people and nature come together.
Hendersonville
A family owned indoor inflatable play centre providing fun filled family time and exciting parties! Wide range of inflatables for all ages that continually change so visits never get boring!
Fort Knox
The General George Patton Museum (formerly the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor) was established to preserve historical material, enhance the training of Armor soldiers and for public exhibit and research. The Museum is administered by the U.S. Arm...
Hendersonville
Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Laser Tag, Gyroxtreme, Time Freak, Roller Skating, Bungy Trampoline, Billiards, Bowling, Soft play Gym, Arcade and Redemption games.
Nashville
Laser Quest combines the classic games of tag and hide & seek with a high-tech twist. Donning the most sophisticated laser tag equipment available, the game is played in a large, multi-level arena featuring specialty lighting, swirling fog and heart-...
Nashville
Come home to the music your love at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This scrapbook of country musics roots comes to life with legendary instruments, unique lyric sheets, memorabilia of classic and contemporary artists and so much more.
Wonder Lab
(162 Miles)
Bloomington
WonderLab is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for people of all ages, especially children, to experience the wonder and excitement of science through hands-on exhibits and programs that stimulate c...
Monticello
Monticello Railway Museum, an all-volunteer organization in central Illinois with an operational railroad yard open to the public. We offer train rides on weekends from May through October, regardless of weather conditions

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