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Zao Island
(1 Miles)
Valparaiso
Welcome to Zao Island, now celebrating our 25th year of providing good family fun for people of all ages. Please browse through our website, learn about the attractions and packages we offer, and plan to spend your day with us.
Crown Point
In the 12 seasons Deep River waterpark has been operating we have bough SPLASHtacular Fun to millions!
Crown Point
A self-directed play facility providing colorful, fun, and secure areas where children from infants to age nine can explore, create, and interact. Features include Dino Digg, Children's Cooking and Play Challenges!
Porter
Join Ranger Maria and become an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Web Ranger. Make discoveries and learn fascinating facts about Indiana Dunes, Lake Michigan, plants, animals, and people on your way to becoming a Web Ranger. Earn a certificate. Learn ...
Gary
Hike the Miller Woods Trail and through the unique ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in the summer; attend award-winning environmental education programs year round; and when you get wintery snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are a...
Crown Point
Two mini golf courses, one with alligator, go karts, batting and soccer cages, arcade games and more. A well rounded family day out! Features are pay and play.
Michigan City
Founded in 1928, encompassing 15 acres and is home to more than 200 animals.
Jaks Warehouse
(21 Miles)
Schererville
Includes Ballocity climbing and play structure, Sky Trails, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars and 9 hole Urban Mini Golf course, plus Laser Tag and Laser Maze.
La Porte
History comes alive at the Hesston Steam Museum as real steam locomotives take you on a spectacular two and a half mile journey through deep woods, past lakes and farm fields.
Crete
From mini golf to the best arcade games around, we’ve got enough entertainment for the whole family!
Fair oaks
A family destination conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fair Oaks Farms is the perfect destination for any playful soul. Hang out with family chow down on the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the land, learn about sustainable dai...
Chicago
One of the worlds largest science museums, home to more than 35,000 artifacts - nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Great family place to visit if looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids
Chicago
The DuSable Museum of African American History is the first museum of its type in the country and is the only major independent institution in Chicago established to preserve and interpret the historical experiences and achievements of African Americ...
Alsip
Whether bored or without an idea of how to spend your spare time, visit Fun Time Square park - one of Chicagoland's favorite family entertainment center
Tinley Park
Odyssey Fun World feature the latest and high-tech redemption games, video games, rides, and attractions for all ages. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Illinois
Shedd Aquarium
(39 Miles)
Chicago
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch)
Chicago
Your ticket to travel the world and back in time - spanning 4.6 billion years all under one roof. Come face to face with a T. rex. become bug sized in Underground Adventure or go down into an ancient Egyptian tomb - plus special exhibitions and a 3D ...
Chicago
Visit the Adler’s three theaters and numerous exhibitions for an unforgettable space science experience. Great family place to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
Chicago
For over 10 years, Navy Pier has been the place where all of Chicagoland and Tourists alike come together to enjoy all the fun and beauty of a day on Lake Michigan. Navy Pier is a tradition, and when you look at all there is to do and experience it's...
Chicago
Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to create a community where play and learning connect. One of the family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
Jump Zone
(41 Miles)
Chicago Ridge
11,000 square feet of all bouncing fun! With 10 super fun inflatables for kids aged 2 - 12.
Chicago
One of the nation\'s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, scul...
Chicago
offers children (ages 4-12) and families the opportunity to learn about art and culture through our weekend, after-school and summer classes.
Chicago
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, John Hancock Observatory is oh so close to the jazz and theater communities, world class shopping, restaurants and nightlife.Feel why Chicago\'s called the windy city! Our unique open-air Skywalk takes you to...
Burbank
Haunted Trails Burbank comprises of a 3.5 acre site located on Harlem Avenue in Burbank, IL near 79th Street. Attractions include miniature golf, go karts, kiddie karts, batting cages, rides, games, a 150 seat restaurant/ party room and an outdoor di...
Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers, who come to hear a lion's roar echo off nearby...
Chicago
Kids love this place. They stand spellbound as a just-emerged butterfly with untested wings sees the world outside its chrysalis for the very first time. They search for stick bugs camouflaged on a twig. They squish through wetlands discovering why t...
South Bend
The Mission of the Studebaker National Museum is to honor and perpetuate the legacy of the rich industrial heritage of the South Bend area, through the display, interpretation, conservation and preservation of Studebaker vehicles, archives and other ...
South Bend
If you're looking for a magnificent historic site that showcases an elegant, 38-room Victorian mansion, a charming cottage reflecting the 1930s, a gallery that chronicles local history, a gallery of Notre Dame history, a children's museum plus compel...
South Bend
HealthWorks!, a one of a kind place that merges the best of both worlds from children�s museums and health education centers with our own creative spin.
Chicago
Little Beans Cafe is a family cafe and imaginative playspace for kids in Chicago, IL. We offer open play, classes, events, camps, birthday parties and more. We also have an adjoining ice cream shop and outdoor play deck.
Chicago
Purple Monkey Playroom is a bright, fun, and nurturing play destination for infants to preschoolers, and their parents.
Potawatomi Zoo
(45 Miles)
South Bend
Potawatomi Zoo, located in South Bend, is home to over 400 species on 23 acres. The Zoo is a regional destination serving and educating all who visit. Our history is rich and we are pleased to be a special part of this community.
Bourbonnais
Our year around facility offers indoor and outdoor activities. The indoor activities include: a roller skating rink, giant 3 stall slide, bumper cars, fun jungle, outdoor paintball field, miniature bowling, video game arcade, and a redemption arcade....
Brookfield Zoo
(47 Miles)
Brookfield
- is located on 216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and is only 12m west of downtown Chicago.The animals are waiting, so come visit today! One of the many family places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
Mishawaka
There�s a place in Michiana made just for you! And this is it - the Hannah Lindahl Children�s Museum! Step inside and you�ll step back in time to a world your grandparents - even your great-grandparents - knew.
Splash Valley
(48 Miles)
Kankakee
Splash Valley Aquatic Park’s attractions range from Rip-Roaring waters, to a zero-depth play ground, to a tropical sand pit. With all this and more, Splash Valley promises to be the hottest place this summer.
Bourbonnais
Children can climb inside the tower of a medieval castle, fly a jet plane, sail on a ship, become a soda shop clerk, drive a tractor and much more in this hands on discovery experience.
Western Springs
Features several multi level adventure play structures, interactive inflatables and safe toddler zone.
Indiana Beach
(50 Miles)
Monticello
Offering a huge outdoor water park with 6 slides, wet roller coaster and splash playground; high wires climbing challenge and camping options.
Monkey Island
(51 Miles)
Melrose Park
Bounce, slide, jump and climb in the largest indoor-playground in Chicagoland. 40,000 sqf. pure fun.
Go Bananas
(51 Miles)
Norridge
Go Bananas offers the ultimate family entertainment experience -- combining the excitement of an amusement park and your favorite summer carnival with great tasting pizza and other family favorites!
Exploritorium
(52 Miles)
Skokie
The Exploritorium is a place where children and adults can come and explore together through interactive play.
Skokie
Adjacent to the Oakton Community Center at the corner of Oakton Street and Skokie Boulevard, Skokie Water Playground is the ideal place to cool off in the summer! The facility features 5 slides, a fully-accessible sprayground, an interactive multi-le...
Tippecanoe
The Park preserves both prehistorical and historical indian encampments, the Steven Ben-nack Potawatomi village, a portion of the Goshen-Logansport trail, and the Tippecanoe River ford where several early indian trails crossed the river.
Saint Joseph
Come to where Learning is Fun! Offering permanent and traveling hands-on exhibits for toddlers to teens. This beach side setting is the perfect place to explore six water exhibits, a climbing wall, virtual reality, pin wall and more!
Michigan
Clean, wide stretch of beach with safe swimming, playgrounds, volleyball, disc golf, fishing, biking, hiking and plenty more. If you've got a picnic and the right weather it's a full day's worth here.
Niles
Sky High Sports is a unique Indoor Trampoline Fun Center with a fitness twist. We have two great locations to serve you: Naperville & Niles. We are the perfect place to host any event or party. Come in and play today!
Joliet
Haunted Trails in Joliet is one of three Chicagoland family entertainment centers comprising the Trails Entertainment Center Corporation. It began as a small arcade and miniature golf facility in 1988, evolving into today's 14 acre indoor-outdoor com...
Woodridge
The exciting water attractions and green open space of Cypress Cove offer thrills and relaxation for all ages. Morning and evening swim lessons are offered.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Valparaiso with kids

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Indiana Beach

(50 Miles) Kids Fun in Monticello

2

Bellaboos Play and Discovery Centre

(9 Miles) Indoor Play in Crown Point

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Jaks Warehouse

(21 Miles) Indoor Play in Schererville

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HealthWorks Kids Museum

(44 Miles) Museums in South Bend

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Hannah Lindahl Childrens Museum

(47 Miles) Museums in Mishawaka

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Deep River Waterpark

(8 Miles) Waterparks in Crown Point

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Zao Island

(1 Miles) Kids Fun in Valparaiso

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Crown Point Family Fun Center

(16 Miles) Kids Fun in Crown Point

9

Douglas Center for Environmental Education

(13 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Gary

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Hesston Steam Museum

(28 Miles) Museums in La Porte

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