Activities in Morton

Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine at Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

North Utica

$30 $17

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Sample more than 30 handcrafted wines from the tasting room or sip wines while touring the facility

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off). 16 Options Available.

McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Shudo Kan Karate Club (50% Off)

Shudo Kan Karate Club

Springfield

$237 $119

Two months of unlimited karate, fitness, and self-defense with a karate gi

$150 for $200 Worth 3 months of Martial Arts — Smith Institute of Martial Arts

Smith Institute Of Martial Arts

Decatur

$200 $150

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Immersed In Ink Tattoo Arts & Horror Festival at Fluid Event Center on October 10–12 (Up to 50% Off)

Immersed In Ink Tattoo Arts & Horror Festival

Fluid Event Center

$44 $23

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More than 60 tattoo artists from around the country converge for a weekend of inking, contests, and sideshow performances

Two or Five Personal-Training Sessions at Quad Cities Fitness (Up to 92% Off)

Quad Cities Fitness

Bettendorf

$90 $9

Trainers Blake and Caitlyn help clients lose weight and inches with fitness plans that are tailored to each person's unique needs and wants

Three-Week VIP Gym Pass for One or Two at Ultimate Fitness (74% Off)

Ultimate Fitness

Multiple Locations

$35 $9

Three weeks of access to two gyms, including strength-training and cardio equipment in semiprivate rooms, indoor pool, and kids' jungle gym

Visit with Gift-Shop Credit for Two or Four at Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home (Up to 53% Off)

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

Dixon

$20 $10

Visitors explore the fully restored home of Ronald Reagan, where he lived from 1920–1923 before moving to Hollywood and then the White House

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

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

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

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

Heaps Haunted Corn Maze Visit with Hayride for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 51% Off)

Heap's Haunted Corn Maze

Seward

$30 $16

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Corn maze spooks guests during encounters with costumed actors; a hayride and flashlight maze provide more easygoing entertainment

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

Beyond Fitness

Minooka

$190 $79

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

One-Hour Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four at Ashley Woods Equestrian Center (50% Off)

Ashley Woods Equestrian Center

Minooka

$80 $40

Students learn horsemanship skills during classes available at both a heated indoor arena and a lighted outdoor arena

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

Metabolic Fitness Management

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

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

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

Channahon Lanes

Multiple Locations

$38 $19

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

Single-Day Admission for Two, Four, or Six on October 25 or 26 to the American Vintage Market (Up to 53% Off)

American Vintage Market

River Center

$20 $10

Vintage market featuring items such as vintage clothing, jewelry, antique furniture, records, kitchen items, art, and toys

$30 for Four Beginner's Irish Dancing Classes at Mayer School of Irish Dancing ($60 Value)

Mayer School of Irish Dancing

Davenport

$60 $30

Learn the basic footwork of traditional Irish dance at a school with more than three decades of teaching experience

Paintball Outing with Admission, Equipment, and Paintballs for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Fox Paintball

Fox

$94 $49

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Paintball facility on shores of Fox River boasts wooded fields marked by myriad manmade obstacles, along with pro shop & concessions booth

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Heaven & Hell Bootcamp (Up to 79% Off)

Heaven & Hell Bootcamp

Yorkville

$74.99 $16

Work out as a team during functional and intense boot camp classes

Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Yoga at Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio

Sense of Samadhi

$80 $40

Fundamentals, beginners, heated power and peaceful Vinyasa, and other styles of yoga bolster flexibility, relaxation, and strength

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

Essence of Life

Shorewood

$75 $35

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

Cinderella Corn Maze and Fall Activities for Two, Four, or Six at Keller's Farmstand Oswego (Up to 52% Off)

Keller's Farmstand

Oswego

$18 $10

This family-run farmstand celebrates fall with a 13-acre Cinderella corn maze, hayrides, an animal barn, and a play area

5 or 10 Open-Bounce Visits at Bounce Town (Up to 48% Off)

Bounce Town

Oswego

$47.50 $25

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Kids clamber through a 50-foot obstacle course, glide down slides, and jump about inside 20,000-square-foot facility

$20 for 2 Rounds of Mini Golf and 1 Hour of Unlimited Arcade Games for 2 at Fore! Family Fun ($40 Value)

Fore! Family Fun

Oswego

$40 $20

18-hole mini-golf course decorated with leopards and sunken ships; 4,000-square-foot arcade with video and redemption games

One Month of Tae Kwon Do Training with Uniform for One or Two at World Champion Taekwondo (75% Off)

World Champion Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$199 $49

Sixth-degree black belt and former Olympic coach helps students build strength, flexibility, discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills

Kickboxing or Fitness Classes at Rondi's SELF Fitness (Up to 76% Off). Three Options Available.

Rondi's SELF Fitness

Oswego

$120 $29

Kickboxing sheds calories with emphasis on cardio; classes include boot-camp, yoga, spin, and Zumba

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Flash Martial Arts Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Flash Martial Arts Academy

Oswego

$119 $39

Students gain discipline, confidence, self-defense skills, and winning attitudes under the tutelage of expert instructors

Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Chef Robert Irvine Live! at Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Chef Robert Irvine Live!

Rialto Square Theatre

$58.25 $35

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Celebrity chef presents an interactive, multimedia event with onstage cooking demos and challenges, spiced up with music and videos

Blackened: Metallica Tribute Plus a Drink at Mojoes on Friday, October 3, at 9 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

Blackened

Mojoes

$17.30 $8

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Chicago-based Metallica tribute takes the stage after tributes to Down and Stone Temple Pilots

Exotic-Car Driving Experience or Ride-Along from Adventure Supercars (Up to 51% Off). 14 Options Available.

Adventure Supercars

Autobahn Country Club

$99 $49

Customers experience driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, BMW, or McLaren themselves around a track

Choose an Exotic Supercar to Ride-Along or Drive on a Professional Racetrack (Up to 59% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Autobahn Country Club

$239 $99

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

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

CPX Sports

Joliet

$95 $25

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

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

$180 $49

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

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

$12 $6

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

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

Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

$90 $41

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

3-, 8-, or 11-Lap Stock-Car Race Experience from Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure (Up to 50% Off)

Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure

Chicagoland Speedway

$195 $99

Passengers ride in Sprint Cup stock cars for three laps, take the wheel for eight laps, or do both at the Texas Motor Speedway

Amusement-Park Package for Two or Four from Haunted Trails Amusement Park (53% Off)

Haunted Trails Amusement Park

Multiple Locations

$57 $27

Pizza helps fuel romps through a game area and visits to two attractions, which include mini golf and go-karts, plus laser tag at Joliet

Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Klein Creek Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Klein Creek Golf Club

Winfield

$158 $69

The 18-hole, par 72 course golf course designed by architect Dick Nugent features prairie land, man-made lakes, a golf shop, and restaurant

9 or 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at The Links at Carillon (Up to 50% Off)

The Links at Carillon

Plainfield

$52 $30

Three nine-hole courses challenge golfers with beautiful bent-grass fairways, large greens, and signature Gauntlet hole on White Course

Four or Eight Sessions of Pilates Reformer Boot Camp or Eight Sessions of Pilates at RebL Fit (Up to 58% Off)

RebL Fit

Wheatland

$72 $35

Students challenge themselves with reformer Pilates bootcamp, or build impeccable posture and physique with chair and flexibility classes

3 Personal-Training Sessions with Dietary Consultation or 5 Yoga Sessions at David's Personal Training (83% Off)

David's Personal Training

Wheatland

$180 $30

Personal trainer develops exercise programs and dietary plans for clients, or teaches yoga, to help them achieve their fitness goals

One- or Three-Month Gym Membership with Personal Training Sessions at MPG Fitness LLC (Up to 79% Off)

MPG Fitness LLC

Plainfield

$185 $39

Personal trainers lead new members through workouts to prepare them for solo sessions inside a fully equipped gym

Five, Ten, Twenty, or One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Chikara Martial Arts Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Chikara Martial Arts Academy

Plainfield

$50 $25

Martial arts classes burn calories and teach self-defense skills while boosting confidence and self-esteem

One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at K H Kim Taekwondo (77% Off)

K H Kim Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$166.50 $39

Students gain strength, sharpen their reflexes, and build self-defense skills in tae kwon do classes; free uniform included

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

Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead

Crest Hill

$85 $45

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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

$59 for a Pumpkin-Fest Experience for Four with Snacks & Paintball at Siegel's Cottonwood Farm ($104 Value)

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

Crest Hill

$104 $59

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Siegel's Cottonwood Pumpkin Farm entertains visitors with a Zombie Blackhawk Corn Maze, Zombie Paintball Ride, Jumpin' Blob, and snacks

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

$120 $65

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

Roller Skating, Laser Tag, and Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Eight at Family Fun Zone (Up to 71% Off)

Family Fun Zone

Crest Hill

$36 $15

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Visitors conquer arcade games, storm the laser-tag arena, and roll around the skating rink under colorful lights

VIP Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Massacre Haunted House (Up to 53% Off)

Massacre Haunted House

Montgomery

$70 $36

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Horrors lurk through 60 rooms housed inside a more than 15,000 sq. ft. haunted house littered with mazes and animatronics

One- or Three-Month Martial Arts Membership at Pearcy's Ata Taekwondo USA (Up to 77% Off)

Pearcy's Ata Taekwondo USA

Shelbyville

$100 $27

Learn the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do and the pillars of discipline, respect, and physical strength during one or three months of classes

2014 Fall Fun Shoot for One or Two on September 21 or 28 at Safe Side Tactical (Up to 52% Off)

Safe Side Tactical

Aurora Sportsmens Club

$120 $60

2014 Fall Fun Shoot allows participants to stop at a handgun, rifle, and shotgun station

Museum Tour for Two Adults or Four Adults or Kids at Ellwood House Museum (50% Off)

Ellwood House Museum

DeKalb

$16 $8

Tours of the estate of Isaac Ellwood, one of the wealthiest men in Illinois in the late 1800s, feature a barbed-wire exhibit and a playhouse

Nine Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Range Balls at Chicago Golf and Tiki Tees (Up to 61% Off)

Chicago Golf and Tiki Tees

DeKalb

$86 $40

Nine-hole course challenges players while offering them picturesque views

Four, Six, or Eight Weeks of Women’s Kickboxing-and-Conditioning Classes at United Elite MMA (Up to 53% Off)

United Elite MMA

DeKalb

$55 $27

Instructors teach women to master kick-and-punch combos in 90-minute kickboxing-and-conditioning classes

Cirque Italia at Westfield Fox Valley on October 3–5 (Up to 41% Off)

Cirque Italia

Westfield Fox Valley

$52 $31

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

Pumpkin Daze Autumn Festival for Four or Six at Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey (Up to 49% Off)

Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey

Aurora

$46 $24

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All-day access to hayrides, corn mazes, and other family-friendly attractions

VIP Admission for Two or Four to Basement of the Dead (Up to 58% Off)

Basement of the Dead

Aurora

$90 $39

Front-of-the-line admission to a nightmarish basement and a 3D circus run by an evil clown at one of Chicagoland's top-ranked haunted houses

Ten or Twenty Kettlebell Classes at Synergy Kettlebell Training (Up to 86% Off)

Synergy Kettlebell Training

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

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Low-impact lifting exercises force the arms, core, and legs to work in concert, building strength throughout the body

$121 for $270 Worth of Services at Forever Fitness

Forever Fitness

Aurora

$270 $121

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10 Yoga Classes from Aranya Yoga (72% Off)

Aranya Yoga

Aurora

$100 $28

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Roller-Skating Outing with Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Aurora Roller Skate Center (Up to 51% Off)

Aurora Roller Skate Center

Aurora

$24 $12

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Roller skates orbit polished wood rink at open skate, theme nights & DJ events

Five Group Ballroom-Dance Classes or Two Private Lessons at My Dance Hub (Up to 71% Off)

My Dance Hub

Naperville/Aurora

$75 $29

Ballroom and Latin dance studio staffed by passionate instructors

$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

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

Bear Paddle Swim School & Clubhouse

Multiple Locations

$160 $80

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

$160 for a Birthday Party Package for Up to 20 Kids at Kidz Funland ($320 Value)

Kidz Funland

Aurora

$320 $160

Kids shed their shoes to scramble to the tops of slides and climb into an upper-level ball pit or shoot through obstacle courses

Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour of Aurora or Naperville for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (Up to 51% Off)

Haunted Hometowns

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Ghost-seekers clutch EMF meters on lantern-lit tours through historic and haunted sites as guides relate tales of local specters

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

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$285 $70

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

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

$110 $55

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

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

Elixir Group Fitness Clubs

New Lenox

$120 $48

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

$8 for $15 Worth of Skateboarding — Drop In Skatepark

Drop In Skatepark

New Lenox

$15 $8

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

Pulse Training Systems

New Lenox

$40 $10

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

Pastime Sports Academy

New Lenox

$20 $10

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

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

University Of Ground Fighting

New Lenox

$85 $38

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Since launching their flagship 10-week program in 2001, the instructors at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping have spurred more than 35,000 trainees across 42 locations toward their weight-loss goals. Classes burn fat and build lean muscle with fitness kickboxing and muscle-building with anaerobic bands. Coaches support trainees with a nutrition plan that breaks up food intake into six daily meals, increasing sustaining bodily energy and a sense of déjà vu. The founders of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodybuilding are so confident in their program that they offer a money-back guarantee for those dissatisfied with their results.

5832 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria,
IL
US

Chris and Pam Schmick had spent six months cleaning out the scrap metal from their abandoned silos and just finished drilling thousands of holes in its walls. With little time to spare, they prepared for their climbing gym's grand opening on September 2, 1995—a date on which they had already agreed to hold a regional JCCA competition. The effort they've expended in the nearly 20 intervening years shows: today, climbers scramble on top ropes, lead ropes, and more than 20,000 square feet of lava-free climbing surface.

Instructors prepare visitors to surmount the gym's features in a range of classes, such as Rock Gym 101, which is an introduction to top-rope climbing that covers climbing safety, basic technique, and equipment. Once climbers are equipped with gear from the pro-shop, staff shows them around a multi-level bouldering cave, a main climbing area with 30-foot walls shaped by arêtes, cracks, and waves, and the building's five original silos. Elsewhere inside the gym, six auto-belays safely cradle visitors who wish to climb without taking a class.

1304 W Washington St
Bloomington,
IL
US

A public course complete with tree-lined fairways and pristine greens, Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course challenges paired players with a set of 18 holes as well-rounded as the dimpled spheres that speckle its ridges. Captain your cart over an expansive range of well-manicured landscapes dotted with majestic woodlands and enough sand and water hazards to evoke a horror-movie set at an island resort. This par 72 course strikes an exceptionally balanced level of difficulty, appealing to seasoned swingers as well as active younger players with freshly acquired driver's licenses.

12927 Il Highway 26
Princeton,
IL
US

It's more likely that Illinois River Winery founder and winemaker Gregg Kane is out in the field or tinkering in the wine lab than in the chair behind his desk. Thanks to his hard work, the winery's tasting room offers a selection of more than 30 varietals daily, from crisp, dry wines with vibrant acidity to wet wines known for their unique ability to quickly soak into a shirt. During warmer months, grab a glass and head out to the patio, where live music sweetly serenades sippers every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

300 Donaldson St.
North Utica,
IL
US

Less than 90 minutes from St. Louis, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum houses the world’s largest collection of original Lincoln artifacts, complete with the Gettysburg Address. A life-size replica of Lincoln’s log cabin set back in a forest of artificial trees stands 40 feet tall just like the President’s iconic top hat. The museum also houses a re-creation of the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theatre, where the president was assassinated, and the state-of-the-art Union Theater, which projects films such as Lincoln’s Eyes, a broad overview of Lincoln’s personal and political life with a special focus on slavery. In the Ghosts of the Library exhibit, transparent phantoms of Lincoln and his contemporaries drift around powered by Holavision technology. Youngsters, supervised by parents, can try on period dress, pose for photos with life-size cutouts of young Abe, or reenact historic scenes in the Lincoln Home dollhouse located in Mrs. Lincoln’s attic, the hands-on learning center. Before heading home, patrons can browse the museum store—more than 3,500 square feet of artifact replicas and Lincoln-themed merchandise.

112 N 6th St
Springfield,
IL
US

It's unlikely that any historic kingdom had batting cages and water slides, but to be fair, Knight's Action Park is a lot more fun than an actual castle. On one side of the park, guests can don swimsuits and hop aboard bumper boats, slip down slides, or set out in paddle boats. Seven mini slides teach smaller children the fun of water-park attractions, while statues of giant sea creatures teach them that life is terrifying. Across the way, a 50-tee driving range lets golfers hone their swing, and an 18-hole mini-golf course caters to putters of all ages. The park's assortment of land-based amusements also includes a Ferris wheel, an arcade, and go-karts.

1700 Recreation Dr.
Springfield,
IL
US