Explore the animals of Africa, Asia, Australia, yet next leave Illinois! Peoria Zoo features amazing learning opportunities for kids, and great animal fun!
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…
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.
Henson Robinson Zoo
Over 90 species from all over the world at this beautiful Springfield Zoo, giving kids a great day of animal-tastic learning!
Coal Valley, IL
900 animals representing 160 species on 40 acres. Includes children's zoo, carousel, playground and miniature train. Animal fun in Illinois!
Animal lovers of all ages can visit South African cheetahs, an Australian wallaby, and golden lion tamarins from Brazil, to name just a few!
Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort
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!
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!
Joliet Splash Station
Splashing family fun with this Illinois water park, with tunnels, slides, rapids, ravines, and tubes!
offers a large facility filled with inflatable adventure from giant slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and beyond.
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.
Midway Drive In Theatre
Sterling, Illinois brings you that classic retro “spaceship” ticket booth, a playground for the little ones, and full service concession stand - have a 1950s movie experience with the family!
Wizard Of Oz Garden
Follow the yellow brick road into this fun themed garden in Illinois, where kids can travel through forests, Munchinkland, and castles!
Grady’s Family Fun Park
Family fun galore with kiddie rides, batting cages, go-karts, bumper boats and bumper cars, as well as pizza too!
Lil Mississippi Golf Hampton
A fun and challenging mini golf for the whole family, with elevations, ponds and waterfalls. Geared towards kids but just as fun for adults!
Lil Mississippi Golf Davenport
18 hole championship mini-golf with fun obstacles geared towards kids, but still perfect for the whole family!
Family Fun Zone
Crest Hill, IL
So much family fun with roller skating, laser tag, a full arcade, and prize redemption in Crest Hill. Perfect for kids under 14 years. Are you ready to have FUN!?
Sport Zone Park Family Fun Center
Experience the challenge of the 18-hole inspired falls mini golf as it wraps its way around magnificent waterfalls that dot the course. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for…
Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park
14 acres of family amusement park fun in Jollet, with mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, and of course - RIDES - for a year round "Halloween" experience!
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.
Caterpillar Visitors Center
< 1 mile
Self guided experience exploring the history of the brand's development which includes a motion simulator ride, heritage gallery, vintage vehicles and future concepts.
Peoria Riverfront Museum
< 1 mile
An interdisciplinary extravaganza blanding art, history, science and achievement to an educative thrill that will get everyone seriously thinking. Plus 3D Giant Screen Cinema and Dome Planetarium.
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
The museum features exhibition galleries, Planetarium, Illinois Folk Art Gallery, Discovery Center, valuable collections of fine arts, folk arts and natural history, and educational programming for all ages. Lakeview is the largest private museum in…
Childrens Discovery Museum
3 vast floors full of interactive experiment and hands on learning experiences designed to reinforce love of thought and exploration in all ages. Serious fun.
Dickson Mounds State Museum
The Dickson Mounds Museum, 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. It offers a unique opportunity to explore…
Discovery Depot Children’s Museum
Diverse exhibits encouraging hands-on learning at this children's museum in Illinois, perfect for those inquisitive minds up to 12 years!
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.
Illinois State Museum
The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois' natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum's extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the…
Childrens Museum of Illinois
The Childrens Museum of Illinois is a hands-on, interactive museum for children ages three to twelve! Its exhibits and activities complement and enhance childrens educational opportunities, particularly in the arts and sciences.
Monticello Railway Museum
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…
Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum
Rock Falls, IL
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!
Family Museum of Arts and Science
he Mission of the Family Museum is to inspire life-long learning in children through interactive arts and science activities and exhibits. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things…
Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science and Imax Theatre
Founded in 1867, the Putnam is home to over 150,000 artifacts and specimens, the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science offers permanent and changing exhibits,and houses Iowa's only 3D IMAX Theatre.
Chanute Aerospace Museum
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…
Orpheum Children’s Science Museum
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!
A fun interactive museum in Illinois where kids can climb inside a medieval castle, fly a jet plane, and sail on a ship - all part of the hands on discovery experience.
Johnny Gruelle Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum
The Johnny Gruelle Raggedy Ann & Andy Museum opened to the public in May of 1999, in Arcola, Illinois. We are the only officially licensed Raggedy Ann & Andy museum in the world!
SciTech "hands-on" museum boasts over 200 interative exhibits, daily shows, special events and activities. Hours of fun for kids in Aurora!
Upper Limits Indoor Rock Climb
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…
Knights Action Park
Water fun, go-carts, ferris wheels, golf, batting cages and so much more in this Springfield adventure park!