Kids Activities in Park West

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Trinity Three Irish Pubs

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

54% Off Scavenger Dash

Sierra Adventure Sports

Trinity

$127.59 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of Milwaukee as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

50% Off Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride

Milwaukee Coach and Carriage

Milwaukee

$300 $149

Horse-drawn wagons ferry up to 12 passengers past downtown Milwaukee sites on a tour to the lakefront

50% Off at Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Milwaukee

$12 $6

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Museum celebrates the history of Jewish people in Wisconsin through rotating engaging exhibits

Up to 55% Off Museum Admission or Membership

harles Allis Art Museum and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Explore 2000 years of history at Charles Allis Art Museum or decorative arts and Renaissance Garden at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

50% Off at Koz's Mini Bowl

Koz's Mini Bowl

Historic Mitchell Street

$26 $13

Bowl strikes at a scaled-down alley where everything is just a bit smaller, from the balls to the pins

50% Off Private Music Lessons

Sound Check Entertainment & Studios

West Allis

$100 $50

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Each week, expert instructors meet with adults and kids during lessons focused on voice, guitar, drums, or other instruments

Up to 73% Off at JB's 41

JB's 41

Wilson Park

$40 $14

35 lanes with optional inflatable bumpers; Galactic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights

Up to 60% Off Laser Tag

CMP Tactical Lazer Tag

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

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Realistic weapons mark enemies as players zigzag through simulated urban warfare or a maze-like office space; party package with ice cream

Up to 53% Off Laser Tag at Kids in Motion

Kids in Motion

New Berlin

$20 $10

Kids aged 5 and older race around a 1,500 sq. ft. laser-tag arena that's specially designed to appeal to children

Up to 50% Off The Big Backyard

The Big Backyard

New Berlin

$9 $4.50

The play center has entertainment for kids of many ages with a wooden playground, an area for toddlers, riding toys, and other attractions

Up to 51% Off Indoor Playground at Family Tree Haus

Family Tree Haus

Franklin

$40 $20

5,000 square feet of open space where kids can slide, climb, and and play with toys

Up to 46% Off Helium Trampoline and Rock Climbing Park

Helium Trampoline Park

New Berlin

$24 $13

Massive facility housing 130 trampolines, a 30-foot rock climbing wall, and a massive foam pit that visitors of all ages can leap into

Up to 50% Off at Sky Zone

Sky Zone

Waukesha

$26 $13

Wall-to-wall trampolines provide high-flying bounce sessions for all ages

Up to 51% Off Kids' Indoor Playground in Sussex

Flabbergast

Sussex

$54.75 $27

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Brightly colored, 15,000 sq. ft. indoor play space with climbing structure, slides, and bounce houses and arcade with 50 redemption games

Up to 47% Off Tactical Laser Tag

iCOMBAT Waukesha

Waukesha

$30 $16

Arm yourself with high-tech tactical laser tag guns and navigate the combat zone during realistic battle missions

57% Off Paddleboard Lesson for Two at Koha Yoga

Koha Yoga

Pewaukee

$90 $39

Instructors lead up to four students onto the water in 90-minute lessons performed on 11-foot, 4-inch standup paddleboards

Up to 52% Off at Bear Den Zoo and Petting Farm

Bear Den Zoo and Petting Farm

Tichigan

$20 $11

Calfs, fawns, lemurs, goats, and kangaroo dwell among other wildlife species in a zoo dedicated to education, conservation, and preservation

Up to 73% Off Bowling

King Pin Bowl

West Bend

$55 $15

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Bowling balls crash through pins on modern bowling lanes while cooks grill entrees at the in-house restaurant with a full bar

Up to 54% Off Petting-Farm Visit in Waterford

Green Meadows Petting Farm

Waterford

$27 $13

Fuzzy fleeces, soft feathers, and bristly hides rub against hands at a petting zoo where kids can also ride a pony and milk a cow

66% Off Cosmic Bowling and Beer/Soda for Four 

Belgium Community Center

Belgium

$72.49 $24.99

Colorful lights, energetic music, and glow-in-the-dark lanes enliven games as players sip soda and munch on fries

55% Off Private Music Lessons

Kenosha Conservatory of Music

Kenosha

$88 $39

Students learn sight-reading, rhythm, and other skills during one-on-one music lessons; guitar, drums, piano, and other instruments

40% Off a Tour of The Gold Pyramid

The Gold Pyramid

The Gold Pyramid

$15 $9

Built as a private home in 1977, the 17,000 sq. ft. pyramid features statues, a moat, a three-pyramid garage, and Egyptian-style furnishings

Up to 58% Off Ice-Skating Outing

Rink Side Family Entertainment Center & Ice Arena

Rinkside Sports

$24 $11

Groups pick up ice skates then glide across newly resurfaced ice rink

Up to 55% Off Bowling at Maple Lanes

Maple Lanes

South Business Drive

$28 $14

Two hours of bowling on one or two lanes at an alley that also features sand volleyball courts and a golf simulator

Up to 51% Off Bounce House Admission

Jump America

Gurnee

$40 $20

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Kids bounce and play within 16,000-square-foot facility filled with trampolines and foam pits

Up to 53% Off at Fun Center in Round Lake Beach 

Kristof's Entertainment Center

Round Lake Beach

$60 $29

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Bowling balls collide with pins, Formula K go-karts zip down racetracks & putted golf balls maneuver around 18-hole course's waterfalls

Up to 54% Off a Lego Class or Camp

C&A Robot Factory

Libertyville

$30 $15

Thousands of Lego bricks let kids create cars, towers, or anything else they imagine

Up to 61% Off at Quick Stick Lacrosse and More

Quick Stick Lacrosse and More

Volo

$50 $25

The open gym and parties include access to dodgeballs, baseball equipment, and lacrosse equipment

Up to 44% Off Visit to Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center

Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center

Mundelein

$26 $15

More fun than your average pool, this facility has a lazy river, an aquatic climbing wall, slides, and four pools, including a diving well

Up to 50% Off Day Passes to Farmyard at Lambs Farm

Lambs Farm

Libertyville

$12 $7

Farmyard run by non-profit organization houses a petting zoo, an old-fashioned train ride, and a 600-pound pig

Up to 57% Off at Chicagoland Bowling

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Hour-long game at your choice of 10 Chicagoland Bowling member centers

Up to 61% Off Music Classes at Kindermusik By Lisa

Kindermusik By Lisa

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seasoned instructors lead parents and children up to 7 years of age through play activities incorporating music and movement

57% Off of WhirlyBall or Laser Tag

WhirlyBall

Multiple Locations

$150 $64

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Zip around courts in a bumper car, tossing wiffle balls with plastic scoops through goals, or slink through neon laser-tag arenas

Up to 59% Off Indoor-Playground Visits

Yu Kids Island

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Spinning palm trees with colorful, suspended balls, bouncing platforms, jungle gyms and water-filled slides thrill tiny visitors

Up to 50% Off Go-Karting at Party Fantasy

Party Fantasy

Party Fantasy

$11 $6

Go-karts zoom around the twists and turns of an outdoor track in speedy five-minute heats

Up to 49% Off Sports Birthday Party

Kits Sports Center

Lake Zurich

$145 $79

Up to 20 kids can play at basketball, baseball, soccer, or flag football during a birthday party at this sports center.

Up to 55% Off Playtime at Xtreme Trampolines

Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

Up to 50% Off Hidden Creek AquaPark Visits

Hidden Creek AquaPark

Highland Park

$26 $14

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Swimmers whoosh down two water slides or wade into the zero-depth-entry pool while tykes explore the water playground

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

51% Off at Pump It Up of Crystal Lake

Pump It Up of Crystal Lake

Pump it up of Crystal Lake

$55 $27

Monthly tween night for kids aged 8–15 is a drop-off event with a live DJ; kids of all ages jump, slide, and play during open-jump sessions

Up to Half Off at Jeffery Lanes 

Jeffery Lanes

Wheeling

$240 $119

Vintage bowling alley with midcentury-modern-style ball returns and manual scoring

Up to 61% Off Instrument or Voice Lessons

Piano Trends Music Company

Crystal Lake

$63 $29

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30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

55% Off Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

Up to 90% Off Kids’ Bounce-House Visits

Pump It Up Glenview

Glenview

$90 $45

Kids jump, play, and socialize aboard colorful inflatable slides and bounce houses, or through obstacle courses

Up to 59% Off Bowling with Drinks and Shoes

Liberty Lanes Bowling Center

Carpentersville

$141.50 $59

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

64% Off Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds

Terra Sounds

Glenview

$80 $29

Students can practice instruments including guitar, piano, drums, violin, or voice or study techniques such as songwriting or improvisation

Medieval Times – Up to 44% Off Dinner Show

Medieval Times

Schaumburg

$43.78 $29

Ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal; VIP package with DVD and banner

Half Off Open-Play Visits at Jump!Zone

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

Kids burn energy sliding down air-filled chutes, navigating plush obstacle courses, and bouncing in the princess castles

Up to 61% Off Kids' Firefighter Play Sessions or Party

FireZone

Schaumburg

$45 $19

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Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

Up to 62% Off at The CAKE Village

The CAKE Village

East Dundee

$50 $25

Artist leads adults in painting their own masterpieces; kids celebrate birthdays playing in the mini villiage and nibbling on cake

Gymboree Play & Music Skokie – 60% Off Kids' Classes

Gymboree Play & Music Skokie

Skokie

$124 $49

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity

Illinois Railway Museum – Up to 50% Off

Illinois Railway Museum

Coral

$10 $5

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Watch restored antique train cars in operation, then check out memorabilia from the Chicagoland and national rail industries

Up to 51% Off at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Schaumburg

$40 $20

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Kids scramble and jump through bounce houses and coast down inflatable slides during five or 10 play sessions

Santa's Village Azoosment Park – Up to 49% Off

Santa's Village Azoosment Park

East Dundee

$39.50 $20

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Nostalgia-filled theme park delights families with Santa-themed village, extensive zoo, and thrilling rides

Up to 50% Off Kids' Open Play Outings

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

$30 $16

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Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

Up to 55% Off Arcade Outing with Pizza

Kiddie Kingdom

Niles

$33.70 $15

Entertainment facility houses platefuls of hand-tossed pizza, more than 62 arcade games, and a miniature carousal

Up to 49% Off Volleyball League

Top Flight Volleyball Club

Elgin

$195 $99

Kids team up and practice with experienced coaches through youth volleyball leagues

45% Off Music Lessons

Guitarsmart

Downtown Elgin

$200 $110

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

Half Off All-Access Amusement-Park Wristbands

Little Amerricka

Marshall

$87.80 $44

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26 rides and attractions include roller coasters, go-karts, a kiddie ferris wheel, bumper boats, and a mini golf course

Up to 52% Off at Coral Cove Family Fun Center

Coral Cove Family Fun Center

South Beloit

$36 $18

Modern and classic arcade games stand alongside five inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses for ample family fun

Up to 64% Off at Badgerland Bowling Centers

Badgerland Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$52.50 $19

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Groups of up to five strap into shoes and bowl at any of six locations, each with an onsite restaurant

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Completed in 1892 as the private home of the Pabst family, Pabst Mansion stands as the last bastion of more than 80 mansions built for Milwaukee’s elite during a booming, bygone era. Since its construction, the estate has housed archbishops, priests, and sisters and was saved from near-demolition during the 1970s. The Flemish-Renaissance-Revival home has since been awarded a place on the National Register of Historic Places for its bounty of architectural intricacies.

Today, on-staff docents conduct a range of tours for public groups, private parties, school groups, and well-behaved rugby teams through the fortress of halls, opulent rooms, and verdant grounds, each restored to their original condition.

The Pabst Mansion’s impressive art collection includes works from the 1640s through the 1900s by artists such as William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Gaetano Trentanove, and Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven. The emporium of excess also features Pabst Beer Pavilion, the pavilion built for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and the glass-covered conservatory where tropical plants and beer trees continue to flourish.

The mansion gift shop holds classic Pabst drinkware and memorabilia as well as antique photos, books, and former employees' original finger paintings.

2000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

The 14,000-year-old Hebior mammoth stands sentinel past the entrance to the Milwaukee Public Museum, serving as a massive reminder to all who enter that they are traveling back in time. Originally founded in 1882, the museum has spent more than a century collecting artifacts and fossils from around the world to portray the vast reaches of natural and human history throughout 150,000 square feet of exhibit space spread over three and a half floors.

Representing the recent past, The Streets of Old Milwaukee's turn-of-the-century gas-lit lanes and the European Village place visitors up close to replicas of more than 58 structures, including an old-fashioned barbershop and a fully furnished Scottish dwelling. Traveling further back to the Cretaceous period in the Third Planet exhibit, a life-size replica of a tyrannosaurus greets visitors with its tiny arms and impeccable manners. Visitors can also explore treasures from Africa, Asia, and the Arctic, or stroll through the butterfly wing to witness free-flying exotic and native species.

Adjacent to the museum, the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium and IMAX theater display astronomical wonders with a Digistar 3 computer-projection system. The Skies Over Milwaukee show lights up the ceiling with the current night sky for a tour of the planets and constellations. In the same theater, IMAX films transport audience members to the top of Everest or to the bottom of the ocean with a six-story screen, wraparound digital sound, and the distilled imaginations of 5-year-olds.

800 W Wells St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Entering their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest “4 Times the Fun” North American tour, the Globetrotters will add a new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet further than the official three-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian. See the arch-nemesis Generals try to keep up as the Harlem hardwood sorcerers evade gravity’s oppressive clutches and court clairvoyants distribute unassailable alley-oops. Youngsters can learn about the benefits of teamwork while laughing along with the jovial jocks as they perform classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti.

1001 North 4th Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Since opening with a Frank Sinatra performance in 1990, the stadium now known as Times Union Center has seen more than 15 million guests pass through its turnstiles. That’s only slightly smaller than the population of the Netherlands and roughly equal to the number of people worldwide who enjoy candy corn. Besides attracting such entertainment titans as the Rolling Stones, U2, Disney’s “On Ice” series, and the Harlem Globetrotters, the multifunction arena is also home to the AHL’s Albany Devils and college basketball’s Siena Saints.

1001 North 4th Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

The certified personal trainers at ASCENT Gym help clients achieve their fitness goals by following the gym’s acronym: Acceleration, Strength, Concentrated muscle growth, Explosive movements, Nutrition, and Testing. Small group classes are geared toward each of the six methods to help people lose weight and increase muscle mass and endurance. Once a month, participants undergo testing to track their progress, and a registered dietician creates nutritional challenges that individuals can tackle.

1034 N 4th St.
Milwaukee,
WI
US

An all-female, amateur, flat-track roller-derby league, the Brewcity Bruisers' mobile mayhem has dazzled audiences and has been digitally immortalized in the Nintendo Wii game Jam City Rollergirls. Take in a sensory assault of devastating checks and merciless puns in the bout between the Shevil Knevils and Maiden Milwaukee, where respective captains Anita Bier and Moby Nipps throw elbows against Bionika and Betty Clobber in a grudge match. Then stay for the second bout, where captains Blue Siren and Rhoda Ruin lead the Rushin' Rollettes to bang wheelie-spurs with Servin' Justice, Pabsty Cline, and Sharkira's Crazy Eights.

400 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US