19 Counties

Family Places

Whether you have a few hours or a few days, everybody will find something fun and exciting to do. Find Popeye and his friends, ride the Little Toot Railroad, pet the baby animals or compete at laser tag. That and more is all right here.

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749 West Washington Street, Millstadt, IL. St. Clair County
618-476-6232618-476-6232

Four different bounce houses and other fun items fill this 4,000 sq. ft. space. It’s a great place for birthday parties, fundraisers and other group activities, but open bounce hours are scheduled too. Socks are required, so bring an extra pair!

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866 County Rd. 300 E. Norris City IL 62869 White
618-378-3558618-378-3558

Come see draft and carriage horses in miniature! They breed and train miniature horses and Shetland ponies, including black and white pintos. Call to make arrangements for a tour.

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5620 Old Collinsville Rd. O'Fallon IL 62269 St. Clair
618-624-7074618-624-7074

Spend the day at the Slik Trak, go karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats and video arcade – all in one spot.

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951 S. Green Mount Rd. Belleville IL 62221 St. Clair; Also in Millstadt, and Grafton, IL.

Home of the largest pick-your-own orchard in the United States, Eckert’s extensive greenhouse, restaurant and country store offer something for the entire family.

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2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. Millstadt IL 62260 St. Clair

This family entertainment center features pig races, a petting corral, Mine Shaft Slide and more. Open in the fall for special events.

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2477 State Rt. 157 Edwardsville IL 62025 Madison

This facility features bowling, laser tag, arcade, party rooms and a full-scale restaurant and lounge. Food, beverage and entertainment specials are available every day.

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1829 S Pine St, Centralia, IL, Marion County, United States
618-532-PLAY (7529)618-532-PLAY (7529)

This place is a child’s dream with inflatables, bounce houses, arcade games with tickets redeemable for prizes, great food and birthday party packages.

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8 Gateway Dr. Collinsville IL 62234 Madison County

Bring the kids for a day playing on the 18-hole miniature golf course, huge arcade, bumper boats, go-kart track and kiddie track.

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237 W. Terminal St. Albion IL 62806 Edwards

Heritage farm animals and several kinds of poultry are raised on the farm. Visitors may arrange a tour by appointment.

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129 St Clair Square, Fairview Heights, IL 62208, United States
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8311 St. Leo's Rd. Evansville IL 62242 Randolph
618-282-3789618-282-3789

Learn about these majestic animals on an educational and fun tour of the property. Hear the awesome bugling of the elk and pet “Lakita”, the female the family bottle raised. Learn about the health benefits of velvet antlers and visit the country store. Please call to make an appointment.

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Charley Brown Park, Old Highway 50, Flora IL 62839 Clay

With a puff of steam, the clickety-clack of steel on steel and the lonely whistle, Little Toot rolls through the scenic park and over a 15-foot trestle. This nostalgic trip is a thrill for the older generation and a fun educational experience for the young.

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526 Dudleyville Rd. Greenville IL 62246 Bond
618-664-1110618-664-1110

This working dairy has been in the Marcoot family for seven generations. Bring your family to see all aspects of the farm from raising calves through milk, ice cream, butter, and cheese production.

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10855 Lincoln Trail Fairview Heights IL 62208 St. Clair
618-398-7800618-398-7800

The 15,000 square foot space has 20 foot tall inflatable houses for kids to jump in and bounce off the walls, along with slides and mazes.

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IL Rt. 3 Chester IL 62233 Randolph
618-826-5125618-826-5125

Popeye stands tall in the Elzie C. Segar Memorial Park by the Visitors Center in Chester. Search through town for his friends on murals and statues: Wimpy, Olive Oyl, Swee’Pea, Jeep, Bluto and more. Character statues are unveiled each year at the Popeye Picnic in September.

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9906 State Rt. 15 Nashville IL 62263 Washington

Meet the wide range of animals at this real working farm. There are llamas, alpacas, donkeys, sheep, peacocks, and more! Bottle feed kids, lambs and calves. Pet the goats, chicks, rabbits, camels and even a zebra. Special events are planned seasonally.

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10 Gateway Dr. Collinsville IL 62234 Madison

Surfing in Illinois? Yes! The FlowRider creates a perfect wave for surfing and body boarding. Water slides, a lap pool, the lazy river, a sand play area, and “Monsoon Mountain” make for a family adventure.

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722 Holyoake Rd. Edwardsville IL 62025 Madison
618-692-2094618-692-2094

Exhibits and activities are geared toward children 18 months to age 10. Toddlers enjoy soft play areas, preschoolers and children in the elementary grades love Star City, a kid-sized community with a market, cafe, hospital, post office, bank, fire and police departments, as well as the Science room with hands-on science based activities.

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701 S. Belt West Belleville IL 62220 St. Clair
618-236-2101618-236-2101

Talk about adult and kid-friendly! This place has the 14,000 sq. ft. Laser Rock, the World’s Largest Laser Tag Arena, that’s best described as a high-tech, high-energy activity. Then theres the Big Arcade, Buzztime NTN Trivia, d.s. vesper’s Sports Bar & Eatery and the new 5 screen Theatre.

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631 Willoughby Ln. Collinsville IL 62234 Madison

Ongoing restoration has made this an authentic 1930s-1950s Midwestern family farm and conservation reserve. Walk over three miles of hiking trails through prairies and woods; see what’s growing in the gardens; and check out the historic structures and tools. Fun interactive family activities are regularly scheduled.

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