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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, and that classic Six Flags Great America!  There are animals a-plenty with attractions like Brookfield Zoo, Summerfield Zoo and Wildlife Prairie 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, and the very exciting K1 Speed racing!

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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  • Illinois Railway Museum

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    (1 miles) Union

    The Illinois Railway Museum, as you see it today, is the result of decades of effort by a dynamic group of dedicated volunteers. All of the buildings, track, locomotives and cars were assembled here ...

  • Donleys Wild West Town

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    (2 miles) Union

    The excitement and charm of the Old West come alive at Donley's Wild West Town in Union, Illinois. Here you can experience life in the style of the Wild West where gunslingers have showdowns, and a ...

  • All Seasons Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze

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    (3 miles) Woodstock

    All Seasons Apple Orchard is a pick your own apple orchard located in Woodstock, IL. We offer more than 11,000 U-Pick apple trees and 12 varieties of apples. We also have a pick your own pumpkin ...

  • Summerfield Zoo

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    (16 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!

  • My Town Playground

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    (17 miles) Island Lake

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

  • Santas Village Azoosment Park

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    (17 miles) East Dundee

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

  • Never Grow Up Play Place

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    (21 miles) South Elgin

    From indoor play to art classes, this fun and creative space in Illinois is perfect for kids to use their imagination and play until their heart's content! A great way to spend the day learning, ...

  • Fox River Trolley Museum

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    (21 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 ...

  • CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

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    (22 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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    (22 miles) Cherry Valley

    Magic Waters Waterpark is WAVES OF FUN! Rockford Park District operates this family-friendly waterpark with high standards for safety, cleanliness, and friendly customer service. We're close by ...

  • Lake County Discovery Museum

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    (22 miles) Wauconda

    Showcases aspects of local history using intriguing exhibits and hands on features to keep learning fun. Permanent and travelling exhibitions.

  • Midway Village Museum

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    (23 miles) Rockford

    Interpreters in authentic period clothing bring Northern Illinois history to life in authentic Midway Village and engage students through a variety of hands-on activities--from rope making to ...

  • TreeHouse

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    (24 miles) Lake Zurich

    The TreeHouse is pioneering a new concept called "unplugged" indoor play for children. At the TreeHouse kids don't need noisy arcade games, electronics or flashing lights to have fun. You can expect ...

  • Aquatics and Nature Museum

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    (24 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 ...

  • Steel Beam Childrens Theatre

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    (25 miles) St Charles

    Daily children's and main stage shows, plus participation theatre in the form of classes, summer camps, workshops and audition-based theatrical productions for children ages 6 to 16.

  • The Water Works

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    (26 miles) Schaumburg

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

  • Clarion Amana Colonies & Wasserbahn Resort

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    (26 miles) Williamsburg

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

  • Messy Palette Art Studio

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    (27 miles) Rockford

    Fun and creative art classes for kids aged 18 months all the way to 13 years, as well as kids birthday parties and kids gallery nights!

  • CMP Tactical Lazer Tag Lake Geneva

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    (28 miles) Lake Geneva

    Offers an extensive outdoor arena for the live action, zero contact, combat simulation game Lazer Tag played with infra red equipment.

  • FireZone

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    (28 miles) Schaumburg

    A unique interactive indoor play center, allowing a fun, hands-on look into the world of firefighting. Limited opening times.

  • Jump Zone of Schaumburg

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    (28 miles) Schaumburg

    Jump!Zone is an Indoor Inflatable Party and Play Center in Schaumburg. Our facility is very parent friendly with leather couches, bar stools, massage chairs, free wi-fi, and 42' hi def flat panel ...

  • Burpee Museum of Natural History

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    (28 miles) Rockford

    Welcome! Burpee Museum is a natural history museum specializing in paleontology, geology, biology, and Native American life. We have three floors of exhibits.

  • Discovery Center Museum

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    (28 miles) Rockford

    The amazing Discovery Center Museum is full of over 250 exciting hands-on exhibits spread over a two-floor area. Out in the museum's backyard, visitors can explore Rock River Discovery Park, a giant, ...

  • Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum

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    (29 miles) Rockford

    A step back in time at one of only a handful of Swiss-style homes remaining in the USA from the 1800s. Filled with Victorian Era furnishings and artifacts, it also has a fascinating Indian Burial ...

  • Yu Kids Island Chicago

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    (29 miles) Schaumberg

    Fun indoor play for kids with over 10 attractions for to play with...from dancing balloons to an enormous revolving tree! An all weather option for kids of most ages.

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