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.
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!
Located in Eldon Hazlet State Park, the marina offers launching facilities, a clubhouse, and other amenities. Open to the Sailing Public, the association organizes several sailing regattas from May through October. The harbor accommodates more than 280 boats in ‘dry sail’ plus 100 beach cats. There are three electric hoists, two ramps,
and a 300-foot beach area. CSA offers club activities from May through October including a 25-weekend racing program, learn-to-sail programs for kids and adults, sailboat/kayak rentals, training programs, and numerous social events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.