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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 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, 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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  • Historic Prophetstown

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    (106 miles) Battle Ground

    A fun outdoor trip back in time. Kids and adults can have fun on the farmstead, tall grass prairie and our Woodland Native American Village.

  • Northern Indiana Center for History

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    (85 miles) 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 ...

  • Blackberry Farm

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    (26 miles) Aurora

    A surprisingly entertaining historical attraction including museums and exhibits but also rides, traditional craft demonstrations and a great deal of scenic open space to run about in.

  • Adler Planeterium

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    (15 miles) 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.

  • Old World Wisconsin

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    (79 miles) Eagle

    Who knew history could be so fun?! Explore life in the late 1800s/early 1900s in a very hands-on way. Dig into some 19th century chores, meet farmers and townfolk, get up close with animals, or learn ...

  • Pirates Cove Childrens Theme Park

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    (15 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 ...

  • Legoland Discovery Center Chicago

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    (17 miles) Schaumburg

    An indoor family entertainment destination and play center with over three million LEGO® bricks and nine attractions!

  • Santas Village Azoosment Park

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    (27 miles) East Dundee

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

  • Six Flags Great America

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    (39 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 ...

  • Nelis Dutch Village

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    (116 miles) Holland

    Step back in time over 100 years ago to the beautiful Netherlands with this unique theme park...

  • Forest Park Pool and Aquatic Center

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    (156 miles) Noblesville

    50-meter pool and a separate diving pool with 1-meter and 3-meter spring boards. The 50-meter pool features a magnificent water slide and the tots have their own area with fun features.

  • Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center

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    (130 miles) Kokomo

    Waterpark for the whole family.

  • Splash Valley

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    (50 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 ...

  • Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort

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    (66 miles) Utica

    Come enjoy skin-drenching fun in Illinois favorite year-round indoor water park! Your familys vacation starts at Grand Bear Falls, our 24,000 square foot indoor waterpark. Splash all day in the wave ...

  • Joliet Splash Station

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    (41 miles) Joliet

    Splash Station enjoyed its first full season of fun in 2003. Joliet's Splash Station Waterpark includes fun for the whole family.

  • Deep River Waterpark

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    (42 miles) Crown Point

    In the 12 seasons Deep River waterpark has been operating we have bough SPLASHtacular Fun to millions!

  • Raging Waves

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    (30 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!

  • Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park

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    (9 miles) 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.

  • Clarion Amana Colonies & Wasserbahn Resort

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    (23 miles) Williamsburg

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

  • Coral Cove Water Park

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    (15 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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    (14 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Sure to be a big hit for all ages, the South Sea Lagoon Pool features a 72-foot waterslide set amid the ambiance of grassy huts and palm trees. Also, you'll find a: 25-yard Indoor Pool, Dry Sauna, ...

  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

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    (14 miles) Elk Grove

    A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement. Fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more. Concessions and picnic areas.

  • Skokie Water Playground

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    (17 miles) 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 ...

  • The Water Works

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    (19 miles) Schaumburg

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

  • Surfari Joes Water Park

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    (88 miles) Watervliet

    Super family water park with body, tube and extreme water slides, lagoon, river run and more! Life guards always on duty.

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