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Enjoy Illinois With the Kids
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Bring the Kids on a Trip to Illinois
Many visitors travel into Illinois with the family securely in tow looking for fun and interactive activities, and the Land of Lincoln doesn’t disappoint.
From zoos to water parks, to scuba diving sight seeing adventures – make sure to explore the array of attractions fit for any member of the family.
Head to southern Illinois and visit Belknap, a pleasant little city situated south of Marion, and Carbondale. Here, plan a visit to Marmet Springs, a unique scuba diving adventure for the whole family – don’t miss the petting zoo.
In northern Illinois, near Chicago, you’ll find Schaumburg. Here, be sure to wrangle up the kids and enjoy an afternoon at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Any Schaumburg visit should also mean a visit to nearby Rosemont or Westmont.
Travel to central Illinois and check out Decatur, a transcendent city set near Monticello, Lincoln, and just east of Springfield. Don’t miss out on the Scovill Zoo. A full 15 acres, the Scovill Zoo features the Scovill Zoo Train – let the kiddos take a trip around the zoo.
For more wild animal adventures, be sure to visit the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield. At 216 acres, the Brookfield Zoo offers you and the family even more animal action – travel in from neighbor cities like Countryside, Burbank, or Hillside. Many other visitors choose to visit the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Just north of downtown Chicago, it’s a free experience fit for all ages. Plan a visit to the Lincoln Park Zoo and check out the Regenstein Center for African Apes.
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