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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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  • American Obstacle

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    (31 miles)kinmundy

    American Obstacle is an outdoor adventure park featuring a 6 different ziplines, team building courses, rock climbing wall, and kayaking.

  • Family Fun Zone

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    (40 miles)Marion

    Indoor playground with a variety of activities to do to keep the kids entertained for hours. Comfortable seating provided for parents/guardians.

  • Carbondale Fun Park

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    (41 miles)Carbondale

    This great family amusement park features go-carting, miniature golf and a games center with lots of video games and fun! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do ...

  • Kidz Play Zone

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    (44 miles)Carbondale

    Inflatable Interactive Indoor Bounce House Family Fun Center. We have several large bounce inflatables,5 Wii stations, learning computer rooms,large private party room,free Wi-Fi,foosball, air ...

  • Maryville Fun Tyme

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    (64 miles)Maryville

    18 hole lighted miniature golf course, heated indoor batting cages and arcade room.

  • Lazer Force Lazer Tag Caseyville

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    (65 miles)Caseyville

    A super atmospheric two storey lazer tag arena with full arcade and even indoor mini golf!

  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

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    (67 miles)Collinsville

    A fascinating UNESCO site of what was once one of the greatest cities in the world!

  • The Gateway Arch

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    (72 miles)St Louis

    The nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch is an iconic attraction for kids to experience! They can visit the very top on a super fun tram, and even watch movies! Iconic St. Louis!

  • World Aquarium

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    (73 miles)St. Louis

    Over 10,000 outrageous sea creatures and fun river critters await you at the World Aquarium as well as unique land animals like sloths, alligators, two headed snakes and two-headed turtles. You can ...

  • City Museum

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    (73 miles)St Louis

    Treat yourselves to a trip into the multi level mind of artist Bob Cassilly, from the rooftop Ferris Wheel down through 3 jam packed floors of creative and exhilarating fun to actual caves beneath ...

  • Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden

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    (74 miles)Evansville

    Situated on 50 acres of rolling hills on Evansville's north west side. Mesker park zoo is home to over 700 animals, thousands of exotic botanic species and Amazonia , forest of riches!

  • The Earthways Center

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    (75 miles)St Louis

    The EarthWays Home, a three-story Victorian residence built in 1885 at 3617 Grandel Square, was renovated in 1994 to showcase practical demonstrations of energy efficient systems, recycled products ...

  • Lazy L Safari Park

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    (75 miles)Cape Girardeau

    Lazy L Safari Park is a walk-thru zoo featuring animals from Alligators to Zebras! Visitors can get up close and personal with over 50 different species of exotic animals. You'll also find a ...

  • Missouri Botanical Garden

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    (76 miles)St Louis

    Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and ...

  • Koch Family Childrens Museum

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    (76 miles)Evansville

    18,000 square feet of hands on, multi media exhibits and activities encouraging skill development, self expression and the freedom to explore.

  • Koch Planetarium

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    (76 miles)Evansville

    A planetarium is a domed theater in which a realistic and scientifically-accurate simulation of the night sky is created, using a highly-specialized "star projector." One of the many fun family ...

  • The USS LST Ship Memorial

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    (77 miles)Evansville

    Take a tour of a significant historic amphibious vessel and learn about life onboard from the mess deck to the Captain's cabin! Guaranteed to fascinate imaginative kids.

  • Patchwork Central

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    (77 miles)Evansville

    Fills a significant place in the local community and beyond, offering free arts class places to children considered vulnerable in a super nurturing creative environment. Other families are welcome to ...

  • St Louis Science Center

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    (77 miles)St Louis

    Explore science and learning with your children as they begin to understand the world around them. Families can experience the remarkable natural world together in a nurturing child-friendly ...

  • National Great Rivers Museum

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    (77 miles)East Alton

    This 12,000-square-foot facility is the result of a collaboration of the Corps and the nonprofit Meeting of the Great Rivers Foundation and tells the story of the Mississippi River. The Museum ...

  • Canvas and Conversation LLC

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    (77 miles)Evansville

    Everyone wants to have fun! We offer art entertainment sessions using acrylic paints and a 16 x 20 inch canvas. We give guided instructions so no artistic skills are necessary. We meet entertainment ...

  • George Rogers Park Historical Park

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    (78 miles)Vincennes

    History is boring! If this is what you think - then you need to visit George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.

  • St Louis Zoo

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    (78 miles)St Louis

    he Saint Louis Zoo has educated, entertained and earned a place in the hearts of St. Louisans for generations. With the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904, there began a long and slow process to ...

  • Saint Louis Art Museum

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    (78 miles)St Louis

    The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 30,000 works of art.

  • Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

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    (79 miles)Evansville

    Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve is an Indiana State Nature Preserve and National Natural Landmark featuring nearly 200 acres of virgin bottomland hardwood forest. This old-growth lowland forest is of ...

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