Camping fun for families in the heart of Illinois! With fun activities, beautiful nature and LOTS of kids fun!
Come & Enjoy! Beach * Paddle Boats Fishing Contests * Boat Parades Playground * Putt-Putt Golf Lawnmower Rodeos Potluck Dinners * Chili Cook-Off Kid's Games & Activities * Contests Local Festivals * & More!
360 Chicago will take you to amazing heights with a unique open-air skywalk - 94 stories above the windy city!
Under 200 animals at this sweet Illinois zoo - AND all kids under 17s get in FREE!
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!
Kline Creek Farm
West Chicago, IL
A fascinating look back in time at an 1890s DuPage Country Farmstead. Costumed interpreters and cute animals ready for those kids!
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch!) Underwater family fun in Chicago!
Lincoln Park Zoo
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!
The Washington Park Zoo
Michigan City, IN
Founded in 1928, this great Indiana zoo encompasses 15 acres ,and is home to more than 200 animals from all over the world!
From the Alligators to the Zebra, this sweet Illinois zoo and farm has family fun, education, and entertainment! Great for those personal animal experiences!
Miller Park Zoo
Offers an extensive collection of well cared for animals, reptiles and birds from around the word, with a daily animal feeding schedule, plus keeper talks and interaction opportunities.
The zoo aims enhance the greater Peoria area and its appeal by providing environments for people to discover, explore, preserve and enjoy the wonders of our natural world.
Battle Ground, IN
Explore this wolf conservation park with 18 wolves, as well as coyotes, red foxes and a herd of bison!
Columbian Park Zoo
Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's wildlife.
Wildlife Prairie Park
Hanna City, IL
2,000 acre of beautiful parkland with a wildlife park home to 150 creatures over 50 species. With a fishing lake, mountain bike tracks and hiking tracks, this really is an outdoor adventure for the whole…
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.
Over 300 acres of Chicago park fun with gardens, sports activities, playgrounds and programs for kids!
600 acres of park fun on Chicago's lakefront with playgrounds, a bird sanctuary, and prairies!
Nearly 200 acres of park space in Chicago with tennis courts, playgrounds, a fishing lagoon and even baseball fields...just to name a few!
Visit one of the first parks in Chicago with Grant Park, filled with museums, planetariums, festivals, events and park fun!
Douglas Center for Environmental Education
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…
A huge park in Chicago filled playgrounds, sports, nature, wildlife, and even a zoo!
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
15 miles of Lake Michigan shore line as well as wildlife, sandy beaches, hiking trails, wetlands, and prairies - and an amazing outdoor adventure for the whole family in Indiana!
Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve
900 acres of wooded parkland featuring opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing and sledding, plus the Hi-Tower Observation Deck.
Kennekuk County Park
Grass prairie areas, oak and hickory forests, lakes, 3 nature preserves and the 170 acre Lake Mingo. The visitor center offers a 1000 gallon aquarium, natural history museum and American Indian display.
Forest Glen Nature Preserve
Canoe the Vermilion River, climb the observation tower, camp, picnic and explore using the River Ridge Back Pack Trail.
Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Come and get back to nature by exploring a beautiful botanical garden at Klehm Arboretum in Illinois!
Kickapoo State Park
A paradise for nature enthusiasts, water sports or boating fans and all kinds of wildlife lovers, plus a great adventure playground, and in winter one may try cross-country skiing, sledding, ice fishing and ice skating.
Potato Creek State Park
North Liberty, IN
A beautiful state park in Indiana, with outdoor activities, year round fun, a 327 acre lake, diverse landscapes and fascinating history!
Pirates Cove Childrens Theme Park
Elk Grove Village, IL
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 swashbucklers!
Santas Village Azoosment Park
East Dundee, IL
Great family fun spending the day in three amusement parks in one...as well as a zoo!
Six Flags Great America
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…
Joliet Splash Station
Splashing family fun with this Illinois water park, with tunnels, slides, rapids, ravines, and tubes!
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
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.