Caves and Mines in ROCKFORD with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Rockford, Illinois, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Prairie State you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Rockford…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

Showing results 1 - 35 of 171

Filter by: Caves and Mines
Show all
  • Cave Of The Mounds

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (63 miles) Blue Mounds

    An exciting underground adventure in Wisconsin's premiere caves, with fossil digs, gemstone mining and hiking trails!

  • Crystal Lake Cave

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (79 miles) Dubuque

    A living natural cave. You are invited to visit and witness the ongoing miracle that created this natural masterpiece of underground panorama. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Check out other fun things to do below...

  • Santas Village Azoosment Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (44 miles) East Dundee

    Great family fun spending the day in three amusement parks in one...as well as a zoo!

  • Pirates Cove Childrens Theme Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (58 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Buried treasure fun for the kids aged 1 to 9, with the hands-on amusements and entertainment to shivvvvver their timbers! From pirate ships to paddle boats...a great family day out for those little ...

  • Six Flags Great America

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (59 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 ...

  • Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (72 miles) Joliet

    14 acres of family amusement park fun in Jollet, with mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, and of course - RIDES - for a year round "Halloween" experience!

  • Mt. Olympus and The Bay

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (99 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    With an indoor AND outdoor theme park, outdoor water park, AND indoor water park all waiting to be enjoyed - Mt Olympus is certainly an exciting place to visit for all ages!

  • CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (7 miles) Rockford

    CoCo Key is Northern Illinois' ONLY all indoor water park! Splash-tastic attractions, a fun arcade with redemption prizes, birthday party rooms, private cabanas, snack bars…get ready to cool down!

  • Magic Waters Waterpark

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (7 miles) Cherry Valley

    Cool off in summer at this family water park, with great attractions for the whole family including slides, rivers, and the largest wave pool in Illinois!

  • Clarion Amana Colonies & Wasserbahn Resort

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (47 miles) Williamsburg

    Get soaked and stoked on our frontier-themed custom rides and attractions! Make The Wasserbahn your personal family playground!

  • Aquatics and Nature Museum

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (51 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 ...

  • The Water Works

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (53 miles) Schaumburg

    Splashtastic family fun for the day at this indoor water park loved by kids!

  • Raging Waves

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (53 miles) Yorkville

    7 major slides, wave pool, lazy river, 2 shallow interactive play areas for kids, giant sandbox, family shows PLUS zip line adventure course and Outback Road Rally!

  • Coral Cove Water Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (54 miles) Carol stream

    A fun, beach-themed water park with multiple pools and water play features: Two awesome tube waterslides, A deep-water plunge pool with a drop-slide and diving board, large walk-in swimming pool, ...

  • Pavilion Aquatic Center

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (59 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Indoor and outdoor lap pools, lagoons, water slides, lessons, parties, and much more in this community aquatic center in Elk Grove!

  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (59 miles) Elk Grove

    A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement in Illinois! Kids can enjoy a fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more!

  • Belvidere Park and Ganster Pool

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (63 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.

  • Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (66 miles) Woodridge

    The exciting water attractions and green open space of Cypress Cove offer thrills and relaxation for all ages, with slides, tubes, drops, flumes, waves, and more!

  • Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (66 miles) Utica

    Great indoor water fun at this resort, with day passes available. 24,000 square feet of play zones, slides and lazy rivers! Great Illinois water fun all year round!

  • The Springs Water Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (68 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 ...

  • Skokie Water Playground

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (71 miles) Skokie

    A fun place for the family to cool off in summer, this community water park has slides, play areas and a spray ground!

  • Joliet Splash Station

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (73 miles) Joliet

    Splashing family fun with this Illinois water park, with tunnels, slides, rapids, ravines, and tubes!

  • Cool Waters Family Aquatic Park

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (73 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.

  • Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (81 miles) Dubuque

    25,000 square feet of indoor waterpark in Iowa, with daily admission, and tons of water fun to be had!

  • Kalaharis Indoor Outdoor Waterpark

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (96 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Indoor AND outdoor fun with these water parks at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin, with and indoor theme park too!

  • Noah's Ark Waterpark

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (98 miles) Wisconsin Dells

    Make a splash at America's LARGEST water park, with waterslides, wave pools, tube rides, mini golfs, arcades, and much more!

  • Rain Tree Resort

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (99 miles) 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.

  • Summerfield Zoo

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (14 miles) Belvidere

    From the Alligators to the Zebra, this sweet Illinois zoo and farm has family fun, education, and entertainment! Great for those personal animal experiences!

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (54 miles) East Troy

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

  • Kline Creek Farm

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (55 miles) West Chicago

    A fascinating look back in time at an 1890s DuPage Country Farmstead. Costumed interpreters and cute animals ready for those kids!

  • Cosley Zoo

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (57 miles) Wheaton

    Under 200 animals at this sweet Illinois zoo - AND all kids under 17s get in FREE!

  • Henry Vilas Zoo

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (57 miles) Madison

    Free entry family zoo including multiple children's zoo features, discovery centre, herpetarium, plus train and carousel rides.

  • Brookfield Zoo

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (71 miles) Brookfield

    216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with lots of beautiful animals waiting for families to visit them! An animal-tastic family day out in Chicago - both fun AND educational!

  • Milwaukee County Zoo

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (75 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!

  • Lincoln Park Zoo

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    (79 miles) Chicago

    Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers...and it's FREE! Kids can encounter animals from all over the planet, just minutes north of Chicago!