Activities in Bourbonnais

Haunted-Park Packages for 1, 2, or 4 at Creepy Hallow Halloween Fun Park (Up to 54% Off). Five Options Available.

Creepy Hallow Halloween Fun Park

Green Garden

Haunted park contains family friendly daytime activities, and at night, a haunted hayride and zombie paintball hunt

$68 $39

View Deal

Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Rua (Up to 63% Off)

Crossfit Rua

Frankfort

Instructors aid others in burning calories with a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep for all physical activities

$48 $20

View Deal

$39 for One Month of Kids' Kung Fu Classes at Strike Back Fitness ($80 Value)

Strike Back Fitness

Frankfort Square

Martial-arts instructors build kids' confidence, self-respect, discipline, and determination during kung fu classes for ages 7–12

$80 $39

View Deal

One or Two Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes and Tournament Ticket at Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts (Up to 71% Off)

Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts classes blend elements of tae kwon do, hapkido, and kickboxing to deliver self-defense strategies and an intense workout

$35 $10

View Deal

Bowling with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Beer for Up to 6 or 12 People at Lakewood Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

Lakewood Bowl

Richton Park

This family-friendly bowling center has updated lanes, an on-site bar and grill, and a barbershop located inside

$69.49 $34

View Deal

10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Elixir Group Fitness Clubs (Up to 60% Off)

Elixir Group Fitness Clubs

New Lenox

Get fit in fun, upbeat group fitness classes that includes Les Mills Pump, Combat, Attack, TRX, Boot Camps, and Zumba Dance!

$120 $48

View Deal

$10 for $40 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Pulse Training Systems

Pulse Training Systems

New Lenox

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $10

View Deal

30- or 60-Minute Batting-Cage Session at Pastime Sports Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Pastime Sports Academy

New Lenox

Iron Mike pitching machines can be controlled to throw different speeds at different angles for baseball and softball players all all levels

$20 $10

View Deal

$38 for $85 Worth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes at University of Ground Fighting

University Of Ground Fighting

New Lenox

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$85 $38

View Deal

Two Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Hart Wellness Center (70% Off)

The Hart Wellness Center

Flossmoor

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$84 $25

View Deal

One 60-Minute Private Guitar Lesson with Family Member or Friend from Eric Mantel ($45 Value) 

Eric Mantel

Matteson

A guitar instructor for more than three decades, Eric Mantel teaches students myriad techniques with inspiration from guitar greats

$45 $22.50

View Deal

$49 for One Month of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Family Martial Arts ($204 Value)

Family Martial Arts

Mokena

Instructors professionally trained in styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido teach kids and adults during classes

$204 $49

View Deal

$39 for 10 Yoga or Pilates Classes at Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio ($100 Value)

Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio

Mokena

Inviting studio’s Pilates classes tone cores, yoga classes quiet minds, and total-body-toning classes build full-body strength and endurance

$100 $39

View Deal

One or Three Months of Unlimited Women’s Kickboxing Classes at Randori Jiu-Jitsu (71% Off)

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Women learn muay Thai moves and other techniques during kickboxing classes that integrate self-defense tactics into intense workouts

$99 $29

View Deal

$34 for 10 Fitness Classes at Heatwave Dance Fitness Club ($120 Value)

Heatwave Dance Fitness Club

Mokena

5,000 sq. ft. space hosts TRX, Cardio Kickboxing, Yoga Fitness, and Zumba workouts led by certified instructors

$120 $34

View Deal

$69 for a Package of Five Group Horseback-Riding Lessons at Nova Quarter Horses (Up to $165 Value)

Nova Quarter Horses

Mokena

Western and English riding lessons held in a lighted outdoor or heated indoor arena with supportive, encouraging instructors

$165 $69

View Deal

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Yoga at the Studio (Up to 84% Off)

Yoga at the studio

Multiple Locations

75-minute yoga classes flow through a series of yogic poses and breathing exercises

$120 $19

View Deal

One or Two Hours of Bowling for Up to Six at Channahon Lanes and Riverfront Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Channahon Lanes

Multiple Locations

Rock-It-Bowl Saturday nights get crowds going with music and flashing lights; bumpers for kids, video games, and a bar for adults

$38 $19

View Deal

Admission and Pie Pumpkins for Two, Four, or Six to Settlers Pond Shelter (Up to 61% Off)

Settlers Pond Shelter

Beecher

Animal shelter and family farm hosts petting zoo and autumnal activities including a pumpkin patch

$30 $15

View Deal

Horsemanship Class and a Riding Lesson at Hannaberry Farm (Up to 64% Off). Four Options Available.

Hannaberry Farm

Crete

Introductory class covers grooming and horsemanship; riding lesson teaches English-style riding and dressage fundamentals

$125 $49

View Deal

5 or 10 Open-Play Sessions at FunFlatables (Up to 56% Off)

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

Indoor playgrounds house colorful, air-filled obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles

$80 $35

View Deal

Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Glenwood Roller Rink (Up to 57% Off) 

Glenwood Roller Rink

Glenwood

To the sounds of festive music, groups of 2, 4, or 6 glide across hardwood rink— where actors in rollerskating film Roll Bounce practiced

$21 $9.50

View Deal

Cirque Italia at Southlake Mall or Louis Joliet Mall on October 24–November 2 (Up to 41% Off)

Cirque Italia

Multiple Locations

Live_logo

Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

$37 $22

View Deal

Men of the Strip at Mojoes on November 12 at 9 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Men of the Strip

Mojoes

Live_logo

Co-founder of 98 Degrees and an Emmy-nominated choreographer founded this all-male strip tease featuring muscle-bound dancers

$30.90 $15

View Deal

Low-Impact Open-Play Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Eight at CPX Sports (Up to 74% Off)

CPX Sports

Joliet

Combatants wage a paintball war on 15 themed fields with new Low Impact markers, 250 paintballs per person, and protective face masks

$95 $25

View Deal

Two, Four, or Six Boxing Personal Training Sessions at Round One Boxing and Fitness Center (Up to 78% Off)

Round One Boxing and Fitness Center

Joliet

Boxing Trainer helps clients beef up their skills in the ring with personal training sessions

$180 $49

View Deal

Single-Day Admission for Two or Four or Family Membership at the Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$12 $6

View Deal

$41 for Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at Music Lessons by Maggie ($90 Value)

Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

Certified music teacher helps musicians of any level delevop their singing skills

$90 $41

View Deal

Haunted-House Admission and Mini Golf for Two or Four at Haunted Trails Family Amusement Parks (Up to 52% Off)

Haunted Trails Family Amusement Parks

Multiple Locations

Amusement park’s haunted house has frightening two-story maze; visitors can play Halloween-themed mini golf or laser tag at Joliet location

$37 $18

View Deal

One or Two Months of Group Fitness Classes with Four Personal Training Sessions at Beyond Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Beyond Fitness

Minooka

Instructors help students build tighter, healthier physiques through personal training and group fitness classes

$190 $79

View Deal

5 or 10 Fitness Classes at Metabolic Fitness Management (Up to 59% Off)

Metabolic Fitness Management

Multiple Locations

Group workout classes build core strength with use of dangling TRX straps; schedule also includes boot camp and kettlebell sessions

$60 $25

View Deal

30 Minutes of Laser Tag for Two, Four, or Eight at Zig-E’s Funland (Up to 54% Off)

Zig-E's Funland

St. John

On an outdoor laser tag field with shelters and barrels for cover, up to 36 players simultaneously battle for 30 minutes

$30 $15

View Deal

$39 for 18 Holes of Golf for Two with Cart at Tuckaway Golf Club in Crete (Up to $88 Value)

Tuckaway Golf Club

Crete

Lush green fairways situated around pine and oak trees make up 6,225 yards of golf course designed by John Ellis in 1960

$88 $39

View Deal

Zombie Paintball Safari and Flashlight Corn Maze for Two or Six at Odyssey Fun Farm (Up to 46% Off)

Odyssey Fun World

Tinley Park

Shoot hoards of brain-hungry zombies or venture through a corn maze at night on a 110-acre farm

$56 $32

View Deal

2 or 10 Large Buckets of Driving-Range Balls at Odyssey Sweet Spot (Up to 51% Off)

Odyssey Sweet Spot

Tinley Park

Golfers trace practice shots into open-air from comfort of 12 grass tees and 12 heated stalls at range connected to lively sports bar

$26 $14

View Deal

VIP Zombie Paintball Ride for One, Two, or Four at Forest View Farms (Up to 49% Off)

Forest View Farms

Tinley Park

Players hop onto the back of a military vehicle and target zombie hordes, armed with 140 paintballs

$40 $22

View Deal

Four or Eight Weeks of Irish-Dance Classes for Kids at Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance (Up to 52% Off)

Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

Kids learn the lightning-fast footwork and pulsating rhythms of Irish dance in a fun, inclusive environment

$55 $27

View Deal

One or Three Personal-Training Sessions for One at VH Personal Training (Up to 56% Off)

VH Personal Training

Tinley Park

Personal trainer Voltaire Hawkins uses sports-training methodology to help everybody—from aspiring athletes to older adults—get in shape

$30 $15

View Deal

Skating with Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Tinley Park Roller Rink (Up to 58% Off)

Tinley Park Roller Rink

Tinley Park

Colorful lights, booming songs, and the aroma of fresh snacks fill the air at an indoor roller-skating rink

$20 $10

View Deal

Two, Four, or Six Children’s Dance Classes at Southwest Synergy Dance (80% Off) 

Southwest Synergy Dance

Tinley Park

Instructors lead classes in ballet, poms, tap, and more for kids aged 2.5 and up

$25 $5

View Deal

Open Skate with Skate Rental for Two or Four or Ice-Skating Lessons at Midwest Training and Ice Center (50% Off)

Midwest Training and Ice Center

St. John

Olympic-sized ice arena hosts open-skate sessions or four weeks of lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skaters

$20 $11

View Deal

Dance Lessons at Premiere Dance Studio (Up to 64% Off). Three Options Available.

Premiere Dance Studio

Premiere Dance Studio

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through social dances such as tango, waltz, and swing

$35 $14.99

View Deal

60-Minute Indoor Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four at Green Acres Ranch (Up to 56% Off)

Green Acres Ranch

Dyer

Indoor horseback riding lessons allow riders to stay active and bond with horses no matter what the weather

$100 $49

View Deal

One, Two, or Three Dance Classes a Week for One Month at Origins Dance Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Origins Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

Kids aged 3–18 learn dance fundamentals during jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, tap, acrobatic, and turns & leaps classes

$60 $27

View Deal

Four Weekly 30-, 45-, or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons at American Music Institute (Up to 56% Off)

American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

Weekly one-on-one music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

$120 $60

View Deal

Six Training Sessions from Reconstructured Fitness (55% Off)

Reconstructured Fitness

Homewood

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$600 $270

View Deal

$45 for VIP Admission Package to Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead ($85 Value)

Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead

Crest Hill

Experience a Zombie Paintball ride and a haunted prison featured on the Travel Channel and rated as one of the state’s best haunted houses

$85 $45

View Deal

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course

Lockport

Rounds for two or four on a par-72, bent-grass course stretches across nearly 240 acres with 10 water hazards and 40+ bunkers

$120 $65

View Deal

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

View Deal

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

View Deal

$35 for Five Yoga Classes at Essence of Life ($75 Value)

Essence of Life

Shorewood

Regular and hot yoga classes encourage students of all abilities to develop strength, flexibility, and overall well-being

$75 $35

View Deal

5 or 10 Martial-Arts Classes or Fitness Challenge at Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy (Up to 88% Off)

Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy

Schererville

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

$124.50 $15

View Deal

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp or Zumba Classes for One or Two at Fresh Start Nutrition (Up to 63% Off)

Fresh Start Nutrition

Schererville

Boot camp sessions include well-rounded full-body workouts; Zumba classes help shed pounds to the sounds of upbeat Latin rhythms

$60 $29

View Deal

Yoga Class Packages at YOUnique Yoga of NWI (Up to 75% Off). Three Options Available.

YOUnique Yoga of NWI

Multiple Locations

Studio can be heated up to 99 degrees to melt muscles into stretches during sessions from beginner yoga to Vinyasa classes

$48 $24

View Deal

$285 for Three 30-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Michael Camastro Golf Academy (Up to $285 Value)

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

PGA teaching pro and his staff of aces groom untidy swings in private lessons with video swing analysis

$285 $70

View Deal

All-Day Paintball Outing for Two, Four, or Eight at Legacy Paintball and Airsoft Park (Up to 57% Off)

Legacy Paintball and Airsoft Park

Lockport

Players load up on equipment and grab 500 paintballs before taking to one of four fields for an all-day game of paintball

$110 $55

View Deal

$40 for a Two-Hour Swing and Driver Clinic at Ben Mutz Golf ($240 Value)

Ben Mutz Golf

George W. Dunne National Golf Course

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience to analyze clients' swings and help them improve their skills

$240 $40

View Deal

One or Three Months of Kids' Irish Dance Lessons at Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance ($56 Value)

Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

Kids learn the basics of Irish step dance from world champion teachers, who have taught Midwest regional, national and all Ireland champions

$56 $28

View Deal

18 Holes of Black-Light Mini Golf for Two or Four with Optional Deluxe Package at Space Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Space Golf

Orland Park

Mini-golf course with iridescent aliens and black-light-bathed lunar landscapes is bolstered by 3-D glasses and laser blasters

$19 $10

View Deal

One or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Evolution Music (Up to 67% Off)

Evolution Music

Orland Park

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

$20 $10

View Deal

Three Introductory Sessions with Option for a One-Month Gym Membership to HOTSide CrossFit (Up to 53% Off)

HOTSide CrossFit

Orland Park

Certified instructors introduce classes to the functional movements of CrossFit, preparing them for the intensity of the full program

$100 $49

View Deal

$80 for Eight Weeks of Swimming Lessons at Bear Paddle Swim School ($160 Value)

Bear Paddle Swim School & Clubhouse

Multiple Locations

Sessions accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities, covering skills from paddling and floating through competitive breaststroke

$160 $80

View Deal

10 or 20 Fitness Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited Barre Classes at Maximum Body Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Maximum Body Fitness

Orland Park

Certified trainers lead high-intensity boot-camp, boxing, kettlebell, Pilates, Tabata, cycling, and barre fitness classes

$125 $49

View Deal

Personal-Training Sessions with Hydromassage at Priority Fitness Personal Training Center (62% Off)

Priority Fitness Personal Training Center

Munster

Personal trainer tailors workouts to meet clients' individual goals; hydromassage targets tired muscles with heated jets of water

$119 $45

View Deal

60-Minute Cooking Class for One, Two, or Four at Just a Dash Catering (Up to 58% Off)

Just a Dash Catering

Highland

Small cooking classes teach hands-on skills in a convivial, intimate environment

$65 $35

View Deal

One Golf Simulator Session for Two or Four with Pitchers of Beer at Gimme Golf (50% Off)

Gimme Golf

Highland

Golf simulator transports players to famous courses around the world; pitchers of beer included

$50 $25

View Deal

$30 for a Visit for Two Plus One Carnival Ride at Reapers Realm Haunted Attractions ($60 Value)

Reapers Realm Haunted Attractions

Hammond

Demons and classic scary-movie characters lurk inside a three-floor haunted mansion; more frights await on rides at a horror-themed carnival

$60 $30

View Deal

One Month Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Package for One or Two at Crown Point Black Belt Academy (Up to 93% Off)

Crown Point Black Belt Academy

Winfield

Students learn discipline and self-defense fundamentals from champion teachers

$429 $29

View Deal

Private Pilot Course for One or Two at Chicagoland Aviation (Half Off)

Chicagoland Aviation

Romeoville

Learn the process to become a professional pilot and get hands-on experience in the cockpit of a Cessna aircraft

$299 $149

View Deal

Roller Skating with Pizza and Soda at USA Skate Center (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

USA Skate Center

Romeoville

Family-friendly rink rents out skates and rollerblades to groups of up to 10

$23 $12

View Deal

30- or 60-Minute Simulator Session with FAA-Certified Instructor at Chicago Premier Flight Training (Up to 57% Off)

Chicago Premier Flight Training

Lewis University Airport

Redbird TD2 simulator recreates realistic flying conditions, and an FAA-certified instructor imparts aviation wisdom

$45 $22

View Deal

Ice-Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Canlan Ice Sports (Up to 55% Off)

Canlan Ice Sports

Romeoville

Guests lace up rented skates and take to the ice during public-skating sessions held in this three-rink facility

$20 $10

View Deal

$30 for $60 Groupon — Physical Edge Personal Training

Physical Edge Personal Training

Alsip

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $30

View Deal

Three Personal Training Sessions with Weight-Loss Consultation from Mike Duckworth Personal Training (65% Off)

Mike Duckworth Personal Training And Nutrition

Alsip

You will be transformed into a happier, healthier you!

$225 $79

View Deal

5 or 10 Weekday or Weekend Open-Play Passes at Jump N' Jam Playland (Up to 58% Off)

Jump N' Jam Playland

Calumet City

Inflatable bounce houses, jungle gyms, slides, obstacle courses, and basketball courts

$40 $19

View Deal

Bowling for Up to Six People or Kids’ Bowling-Party Package for Up to Eight at Castaways Bowl (Up to 72% Off)

Castaways Bowl

Calumet City

Up to six friends bowl for two hours; up to eight children enjoy 1.5 hours of bowling with a pizza party

$68 $19

View Deal

Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Allstate Arena on December 28 or 29, 2014 (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Allstate Arena

Live_logo

Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$90.70 $54

View Deal

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents “Legends” at Allstate Arena (Up to 43% Off). November 7–16

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS

Allstate Arena

Live_logo

Unicorns, wooly mammoths, and even a pegasus perform unbelievable feats alongside acrobats, cossack riders, clowns, and lion tamers

$29.85 $17

View Deal

Wedding-Planning Workshop for One or Two with Swag Bag and Continental Breakfast & Lunch at The Bridal Lounge (49% Off)

The Bridal Lounge

Rosemont

Learn tricks, secrets, and tips to plan the perfect wedding from guest vendor presenters

$80 $39

View Deal

Select Local Merchants

The kempt, bluegrass fairways of Manteno Golf Club and Learning Center’s 18-hole course connect across 6,462 yards of relatively flat, golfer-friendly terrain. Groves of trees stand at the edges of each short-grass corridor, their outstretched branches and open catcher’s mitts ready to snag any errant drive. Each hole concludes on the well-clipped bent grass of the course’s putting surfaces, which create consistent but slick fast-breaking putts. In addition, players must draw, fade, or skip balls over and around water hazards that come into play on seven holes. An onsite driving range warms up muscles before rounds, and the center’s restaurant and pub refuels weary bodies after a day of birdie-hunting and 9-iron jousting. Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,462 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 70.8 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 120 from the farthest tees * Four tee options

7202 N 4000E Rd
Manteno,
IL
US

From May until winter, the USHPA-certified instructors of Hang Glide Chicago spend their weekends accompanying passengers on tandem hang-gliding flights. Flight school sessions acclimate beginners to the sport before they board gliders, which are then towed into the air by a small plane. As flyers are released for their 2,500-foot free flight, they can steer their glider or let instructors guide the way as they take in the surrounding vistas. Students are welcome to bring their own cameras (wrist straps are recommended) or arrange to have their flight recorded by Hang Glide?s HD-panoramic video equipment or their instructor?s photographic memory. Flights take place from sunrise to sunset, and patrons can extend their experience by taking advantage of facilities that include camping grounds, bathrooms with showers, and a lake for kayaking or catch-and-release fishing.

3236 North 700 East Road
Clifton,
IL
US

Got Air Scuba employs a staff of passionate, knowledgeable PADI-certified instructors. They teach a variety of classes, ranging from introductory courses to advanced specialty courses, such as a rescue diver course and Divemaster program. To facilitate courses, the dive shop stocks gear from ScubaPro and Bare Dive Gear. Once students have learned the ins and outs of breathing underwater, they can partake in a trip to an exotic locale. Past destinations have included Cozumel, Mexico, and some really big puddles.

2738 E 2000 Road North
Kankakee,
IL
US

A bomb has been planted, and each passing tick threatens to steal what is rightfully yours: victory. Laser tag guns and teamwork can stop it, along with the ability to crack the code. There's just one more problem?a rival team dead set on chaos. This type of game, called "Search and Destroy," is just one of a dozen mission types at CMP Tactical Lazer Tag's locations. The CMP empire has spread to four cities in three states: Milwaukee, Des Moines, Frankfort, and Lake Geneva. At each one, the staff breaks up games into different sessions and multiple objective-based tasks, such as rescuing hostages or pulling off a heist so players never have to pay for ice cream again.

Depending on the location, these tactical missions might take place indoors or outside. In Des Moines, The Plaza surrounds teams in two levels with multiple buildings and a balcony, which offers elevated views of opponents. Geneva's The Wasteland, on the other hand, claims to be the "largest dedicated outdoor laser tag battlefield in the world." Stacks of lumber and buildings forged from railroad ties grant precious cover, as does the natural foliage. Regardless of the location, sessions begin in the armory, where players suit up in all the requisite laser tag gear.

10315 Vans Dr
Frankfort,
IL
US

Creepy Hallow Halloween Fun Park, like a friendly man that transforms into a ravenous werewolf, boasts two very different sides when entertaining customers. During the day, revelers of all ages frolic through pumpkin patches and enjoy hayrides after bouncing inside a moonwalk and visiting friendly animals at the petting zoo. But as the sun goes down, the ghosts and ghouls come out in full force. Blood Shed haunted house entices those brave enough to enter its halls and escape with their lives, while haunted hayrides put riders on a crash course with all manner of horrors. On the zombie-hunt paintball ride, customers, with weapon in hand, can wreak a terrible vengeance upon undead hordes.

24405 S LaGrange Rd.
Frankfort,
IL
US

Across two floors and 6,700 square feet, KidsWork Children's Museum's prompts hands-on play with scores of new exhibits. A table-top interactive computer, or SMART table, stimulates kids' brains with interactive puzzles and games. A weekly music class on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. invite kids to make some noise with instruments made from recycled materials. Interlocking wooden builder boards encourage open-ended play; there's also a floor piano, an interactive ATM, and story time at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. The museum welcomes field-trip groups and birthday parties to explore its innards as well as special-needs families, members, and walk-in visitors.

While large groups are welcome, each child is celebrated through hands-on play. Just look at the gigantic, three-dimensional Pinscreen exhibit, a jumbo version of the classic toy that uses sliding pins to create a 3-D impression of whatever you press into them—in this case, your entire body. Along with the Lincoln-Way North Key Club, the Frankfort Fire Department helped construct the three walls by painstakingly inserting nearly 200,000 pins by hand. Their effort resulted in one of the museum's most popular interactive displays. More than that, it reflects the sense of community, curiosity, and creativity that the museum strives to engender in its patrons.

11 S White St
Frankfort,
IL
US