Transport Attractions in ROCKFORD with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Prairie State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in Rockford, Illinois!

Rockford has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in Rockford

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo….off we go!

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  • Fox River Trolley Museum

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    (45 miles) South Elgin

    The Fox River Trolley Museum is a great place for the whole family - EDUCATION THROUGH DEMONSTRATION and FUN! There are now two destinations - The Jon Duerr (Blackhawk) Forest Preserve and Castlemuir ...

  • East Troy Electric Railroad

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    (50 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 ...

  • Monster Truck World

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    (98 miles) 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 ...

  • Wisconsin Dells Army Ducks

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    (99 miles) 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!

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  • House on the Rock

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    (78 miles) 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 ...

  • 360 Chicago

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    (80 miles) Chicago

    360 Chicago will take you to amazing heights with a unique open-air skywalk - 94 stories above the windy city!

  • Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden

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    (2 miles) Rockford

    Come and get back to nature by exploring a beautiful botanical garden at Klehm Arboretum in Illinois!

  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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    (58 miles) Madison

    16 acres of outdoor natural beauty and gardens for the family to explore, with exotic plants, birds, and even a waterfall - all for FREE!

  • Morton Arboretum

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    (61 miles) Lisle

    Enormous open air facility offering global plant life, storytelling tree-houses, children's garden interactive play zone, open air tram ride and miles of nature trails.

  • Ice Age National Scenic Trail

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    (65 miles) Cross Plains

    An incredible 1,200 miles of trail that traces the glaciers edge which existed 15,000 years ago! A great historical family adventure in Wisconsin!

  • Garfield Park

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    (76 miles) Chicago

    Nearly 200 acres of park space in Chicago with tennis courts, playgrounds, a fishing lagoon and even baseball fields...just to name a few!

  • Lincoln Park

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    (78 miles) Chicago

    A huge park in Chicago filled playgrounds, sports, nature, wildlife, and even a zoo!

  • Marquette Park

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    (79 miles) Chicago

    Over 300 acres of Chicago park fun with gardens, sports activities, playgrounds and programs for kids!

  • Grant Park

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    (80 miles) Chicago

    Visit one of the first parks in Chicago with Grant Park, filled with museums, planetariums, festivals, events and park fun!

  • Burnham Park

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    (84 miles) Chicago

    600 acres of park fun on Chicago's lakefront with playgrounds, a bird sanctuary, and prairies!

  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

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    (87 miles) Milwaukee

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

  • Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary

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    (97 miles) West Bend

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

  • Santas Village Azoosment Park

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (53 miles) Schaumburg

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

  • Raging Waves

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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

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    (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 ...