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Things to do in Grafton, IL with kids

Fun in the sun over summer at this family friendly Illinois water park! With wave pools, rivers, slides and swirlpools...great fun for all ages!

This 12,000-square-foot museum tells the story of Great Rivers like the Mississippi River, and how it affects our lives!

All things fun and play in this colorful Illinois children's museum, with hands-on exhibits perfect for those little ones to learn through play.

A fascinating UNESCO site of what was once one of the greatest cities in the world!

Water park fun in Collinsville, Illinois for the whole family with this seasonal outdoor waterpark!

A super atmospheric two storey lazer tag arena with full arcade and even indoor mini golf!

Water fun, go-carts, ferris wheels, golf, batting cages and so much more in this Springfield adventure park!

Over 90 species from all over the world at this beautiful Springfield Zoo, giving kids a great day of animal-tastic learning!

One of the best places to visit in Springfield with kids is the Illinois State Museum, with both permanent and temporary exhibitions that showcase the rich history of the state!

A historic attraction for kids where they can explore the home where Abraham Lincoln lived before becoming president. A trip back in time!

Fun and fascinating walking tours around the wonderful city of Springfield, Illinois. Includes a full haunted history tour! Great for kids aged 5 and up.

A fascinating, historical and educational day with the whole family as you walk through the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.

Experience a HUGE indoor playground, with bouncers, slides, play structures, toddler area, and arcade...where kids AND adults can play!

A challenging and thrilling outdoor adventure park featuring a 6 different ziplines, team building courses, rock climbing wall, and kayaking!

Nature Trails and a kids' fishing pond in Illinois, with fun interactive displays, and bird and squirrel watching indoors! Nature fun with handicapped accessible features too.

The Dickson Mounds Museum is a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site, is one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States, with a unique opportunity to explore 12,000 years of human history!

Animal lovers of all ages can visit South African cheetahs, an Australian wallaby, and golden lion tamarins from Brazil, to name just a few!

Children’s Museum of Illinois is a hands-on, interactive museum, with exhibits & activities that encourage learning, particularly in arts & sciences

A museum part of the University to allow the general public to understand, learn about and be enriched by Earth Sciences. A fascinating and educational experience for the kids and the parents in Illinois.

A museum to identify, preserve, and portray outstanding achievements in African American history and culture.

Boo Castle Park is a private park opened to the general public, complete with a Dungeons and Dragons theme!

A beautiful wildlife refuge in Marion, filled with incredible wildlife from bobcats, eagles, & turtles, with forests and lakes too!

Fun for the family at Pirate Pete's with arcade, laser tag and an indoor play space for kids!

Giant City State Park has over 4,000 acres of outdoor adventures for the family in Illinois, with forest, bluffs, ponds, & lots of outdoor fun!

Camping fun for families in the heart of Illinois! With fun activities, beautiful nature and LOTS of kids fun!

Follow the yellow brick road into this fun themed garden in Illinois, where kids can travel through forests, Munchinkland, and castles!

Mandala Gardens is 7 acres of gardens to explore in Marion, with seasonal flora, stonework and plenty of fun for kids!

Outdoor seasonal fun in Marion with this refreshing swimming pool with recreational swimming, swim classes and more!

A fascinating exploration of local Williamson County history, located in a former 20th century jail!

The Visitor Centre offers some live exhibits, plus interactive exhibits, multi sensory displays and a birdhide and observation area.

A great museum for train lovers, with rail cars on display, exhibits on the history of trains and railroading, as well as weekend trains rides May to October! Choo Choo what a fun family day out in Illinois!

Peoria Riverfront Museum not only features changing exhibits on various historic people and events, but also planetarium fun & theater shows!

Self guided experience exploring the history of Caterpillar which includes a motion simulator ride, heritage gallery, vintage vehicles and future concepts.

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 family.

Miller Park Zoo features an extensive collection animals, reptiles & birds from around the word, with daily animal feeding, keeper talks & more!

We have many different rooms and areas for a total of more than 20,000 square feet of variable climbing surface making us one of the largest climbing gyms in North America. Plus massive multi-level bouldering cave and training area.

Family fun galore with kiddie rides, batting cages, go-karts, bumper boats and bumper cars, as well as pizza too!

Explore the animals of Africa, Asia, Australia, yet next leave Illinois! Peoria Zoo features amazing learning opportunities for kids, and great animal fun!

3 vast floors full of interactive experiment and hands on learning experiences at the Children's Discovery Museum in Illinois!

4,000 feet of simulated street-life for kids to practice the rules of the road on, plus a toddler playground! Bike fun in Illinois!

In 1979, two guys had many antique and collector autos stored in various places in the Peoria, Illinois area. They started thinking about storing them in one place, such as a building on the north edge of the city. Nothing could be found that suite....

Diverse exhibits encouraging hands-on learning at this children's museum in Illinois, perfect for those inquisitive minds up to 12 years!

900 acres of wooded parkland featuring opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing and sledding, plus the Hi-Tower Observation Deck.

Orpheum Children's Science Museum is a fun, creative and hands-on science museum in Champaign, Illinois where kids can learn and play through interactive exhibits. A great family day out!

For those aerospace and aviation loving families, this Illinois museum is a great family day out option for you! With real aircraft that kids can get up close to, it's a fascinating look at the history and crafts of the aviation past.

Kickapoo State Park is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, with water sports and all kinds of wildlife. Adventures in Illinois!

Ooffers guided trail and pony rides against some spectacular scenery, plus lessons and classes, with all temperament of mounts available to suit all abilities.

Canoe the Vermilion River, climb the observation tower, camp, picnic and explore using the River Ridge Back Pack Trail.

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.

900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train. Animal fun in Illinois!

A fun and challenging mini golf for the whole family, with elevations, ponds and waterfalls. Geared towards kids but just as fun for adults!

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!

Take a look into the history of Rock Falls Firefighting at this fun fire museum in Illinois - great for kids who love big trucks and learning!

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