Things to do in MILWAUKEE with kids

When thinking about places to visit in the USA with families, Milwaukee might not be high on most lists. However, it should be!

Perfect for summer and yes, even perfect for those cold winters, as most of the attractions are indoors!

Museum’s are a-plenty for those growing minds, and great for those winter days.  The Milwaukee Public Museum is one of the best in the area.  Discovery World is a great interactive science and technology experience, and the Milwaukee Art Museum is free for kids under 12 so no excuse not to go!  The little ones even get their own museum with the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum.  It's where kids can be anyone they want to be! (Ever superheros!)

Did you know that Milwaukee is surprisingly green? Come summer kids will love playing in the many parks scattered around the city, and with the city on the shores of Lake Michigan, you can’t go past attractions like the 185 acres of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center - amazing kids fun in nature with hikes and wildlife!

A true family friendly city in this great country!

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  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum

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    Milwaukee

    Active and creative kids up to 10 years can learn through play at this Milwaukee children's museum!

  • Milwaukee Public Museum

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    (1 miles) Milwaukee

    From dinosaurs to the hall of shells this is a fascinating and child friendly stop covering a vast range of specialist topics with an ever changing selection of exhibitions.

  • Discovery World

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    (1 miles) Milwaukee

    Prepare for an awesome journey that will take you through technical wonders, mystical and innovative exhibits, and natural splendor. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for ...

  • CMP Tactical Lazer Tag

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    (6 miles) Milwaukee

    Active kids will love this huge indoor arena for playing lazer tag: the zero contact combat game played with infra red!

  • Milwaukee County Zoo

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    (7 miles) Milwaukee

    More than 2,275 creatures are waiting in this family friendly zoo, with workshops, concerts and food festivals too! A fun animal filled day out for all ages in Milwaukee!

  • Incrediroll Skate and Lasertag

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    (8 miles) West Allis

    Incredi-Roll is a modern Roller Skating Rink in the Greater Milwaukee Area, with laser tag and a bounce house too!

  • Cool Waters Family Aquatic Park

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    (8 miles) West Allis

    Heated outdoor water park with enormous body and tube slides plus zero depth entry area with children's size waterslides and interactive features, sand volleyball and the adventure playground.

  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

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    (10 miles) Milwaukee

    185 acres of wetlands, forests, ravines and shores in this beautiful Milwaukee Nature Center for the whole family to explore

  • Fun Timez

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    (11 miles) Franklin

    Have Fun TImez in Wisconsin at this family entertainment center, with laser tag, rock climbing, playground and inflatables!

  • The Big Backyard

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    (11 miles) New Berlin

    A fun indoor play center where kids can ride, climb, slide, and have fun! A great Wisconsin adventure for kids aged up to 8 years (but older are welcome!)

  • Waukesha Skateland

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    (14 miles) Waukesha

    offers a classic roller skating or blading experience, skate frames to help kids, lessons available. Plus inflatable fun zone and arcade.

  • Flabbergast

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    (18 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 ...

  • The Springs Water Park

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    (19 miles) 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 ...

  • Great Scott

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    (25 miles) Mukwonago

    An entreatingly fun magic show with kid-sized fun suitable for the whole family.

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm

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    (26 miles) East Troy

    A fun and educational animal petting zoo with interactive animal experiences, pony rides, hay rides and even kittens!

  • East Troy Electric Railroad

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    (31 miles) 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 ...

  • Old World Wisconsin

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    (32 miles) 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 learn what life was really like working and ...

  • Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary

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    (33 miles) West Bend

    Take a 'buck buggie' ride and see elk, deer,buffalo and other wildlife. Lots of fun for the whole family!

  • Action Territory Family Fun Park

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    (33 miles) Kenosha

    America's Action Territory is one of the Midwest's finest outdoor family entertainment complexes! With 11 acres and a multitude of activities for all ages, this affordable family fun park is second ...

  • CMP Tactical Lazer Tag Lake Geneva

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    (39 miles) Lake Geneva

    Video games come to life in this fun, safe and combat style experience with infra red lazers and great missions - on the largest outdoor lazer battlefield in the WORLD!

  • Pleasure Valley Llamas And Pumpkins

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    (40 miles) Adell

    An eclectic combination is on offer at Pleasure Valley, being able to pick your own pumpkin, visit a LOT of llamas or choose one of the many games, rides and activites.

  • Gymtastics

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    (42 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.

  • Skate Express

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    (43 miles) Watertown

    is a classic family friendly roller skating rink welcoming quad and inline skaters of all ages.

  • Tilt Studio

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    (45 miles) Gurnee

    Amazing kids fun in Gurnee with laser tag, black light mini-golf, Indy 500 Challenge, laser frenzy and even ice skating!

  • Stay 2 Play

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    (46 miles) Gurnee

    We are an indoor play space and cafe perfect for your child’s next play date, birthday party, or bout with boredom. Staff supervision means you actually get a break, too.

  • Jump America

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    (46 miles) Gurnee

    Dodgeball, foam pits, and over 16,000 feet of trampoline fun in Illinois! Bring the kids and walk in during open hours for jumping fun for everyone 3 and up!

  • Six Flags Great America

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    (46 miles) 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 ...

  • Belvidere Park and Ganster Pool

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    (48 miles) 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.

  • Aquatics and Nature Museum

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    (48 miles) Round Lake

    offer 2 beach entry pools, 1 with interactive water play features including water slide, the other for more serious swimming. Also on site is the interactive Prairie Grass Nature Museum and ...

  • Bookworm Gardens

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    (49 miles) Sheboygan

    Our Gardens connect nature and literature to enrich children's lives. An absorbing and whimsical exploration of many children's books through creations of the environments they conjure.

  • Plymouth Arts Center

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    (49 miles) Plymouth

    A cultural day out with the family at this Arts Center in Plymouth. With art galleries and exhibits for kids to explore and take in, it can make a relaxing and artistic family day out.

  • Volo Auto Museum

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    (51 miles) Volo

    30 acres of automobile fun in Illinois, with Hollywood cars, classic cars and a Kids Zone!

  • Busy Barns Adventure Farm

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    (51 miles) Fort Atkinson

    A fun place for kids to play with super cute animals, as well as enjoy this educational and playful farm.

  • Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

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    (52 miles) Byron

    Over 30 species of animal for observation, plus environmental education classes and workshops held largely aimed at children and a live snake exhibit in the Nature Centre. Green ski run and ...

  • My Town Playground

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    (55 miles) Island Lake

    Indoor playground for children 6 years and under, with ride ons, toys and play areas.