Kids Activities in Western Springs

$29 for Three Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Six at Suburbanite Bowl ($96 Value)

Suburbanite Bowl

Westmont

$96 $29

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Groups of up to six hit pins on one of 32 lanes, moonwalking in rental shoes around alley built in 1957

One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

Chicago Pet Show BOGO for Two at Darien Sportsplex on September 6–7 (Up to 50% Off)

Chicago Pet Show

Darien Sportsplex

$14 $7

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Current or potential pet owners attend two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

5 or 10 Pop-In Playtime Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off)

Pump It Up

Elmhurst

$40 $20

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Kids run, leap, and launch down colorful inflatable slides in a supervised indoor play area

Two, Four, or Six Go-Kart Rides and Rounds of Miniature Golf at Jus-Fun Amusements in Villa Park (50% Off)

Jus-Fun Amusements

Villa Park

$24 $12

Family amusement park with multicolored go-karts and 18 holes of miniature golf

$69 for Four 30 Minute Private Music Lessons $140 — Northfield School of Music

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

$140 $69

Students can choose from drums, guitar, voice, violin, or piano lessons

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 62% Off)

North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

$64 for 30 Minutes of WhirlyBall or Laser Tag for Up to 10 Players at WhirlyBall ($150 Value)

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

Indoor Amusement Package for Two or Four with Attractions, Game Tokens and Pizza at Enchanted Castle (53% Off) 

Enchanted Castle

Lombard

$57 $27

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Entertainment complex's pizza helps fuel romps through game area, laser tag arena, go-kart track, or bumper cars

Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Lombard Roller Rink (Up to 52% Off)

Lombard Roller Rink

Lombard

$24 $12

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Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

5 or 10 Play Passes or Birthday Party for 20 with Snacks and Goody Bags at Peekaboo Playroom (Up to 51% Off)

Peekaboo Playroom

Oak Park

$50 $25

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Kids socialize as they play with toys and costumes during open play or enjoy a private party with tasty snacks, drinks, and one craft

Admission for 2, 4, or 6 to Barn Dance on Saturday, Sept. 6 at The Children's Farm at The Center (Up to 54% Off)

The Children's Farm at The Center

Palos Park

$16 $8

Families dance to the strains of a live band at farm festival with marshmallow bonfire and and hayrides

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons from Parker Music (67% Off)

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

$60 $20

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

Ice-Skating Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Seven Bridges Ice Arena (Up to 53% Off)

Seven Bridges Ice Arena

Woodridge

$20 $10

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Sports arena with one Olympic-size ice rink, one NHL-size ice rink, and a multisport turf field on the second floor

5, 10, or 20 Open-Jump Visits at Pump It Up (Up to 53% Off)

Pump It Up

Lisle

$40 $20

Kids jump inside bounce-houses, zoom down inflatable slides, and race through obstacle courses at an indoor playground

Six Open-Play Sessions at Jump!Zone (Up to 42% Off). Six Locations Available.

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

Kids bounce across massive inflatable arenas, slides, and obstacle courses

$28 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Devine Music Studio

Devine Music Studio

Glen Ellyn

$60 $28

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Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville (Up to 53% Off)

The Edge Ice Arena

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

Ice arena hosting Chicago Steel’s home games sprawls across three indoor ice-skating rinks, two of which are regulation-size

Bowling, Billiards, and Shoe Rentals at Kings (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings

Rosemont

$40 $19.99

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20 bowling lanes and 5 billiards tables; retro decor updated with colored lights and more than 50 high-def TVs and projectors

Indoor Amusement-Center Visit for One or Two with Tokens, Pizza, and Drinks at Go Bananas (Up to 63% Off)

Go Bananas

Norridge

$32.46 $12

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Bumper cars, a bounce castle, a mini roller coaster, and abundant arcade games enthrall youngsters in between bites of personal pizza

Bowling with Shoe Rental for 2, 5, or 10 from Chicagoland Bowling (Up to 57% Off)

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

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

$15 for a One-Hour Bowling Outing for Four with Shoe Rental at Fox Bowl ($39 Value)

Fox Bowl

Wheaton

$39 $15

Bowling alley with onsite pizza kitchen and 10-foot video screen hosts groups of four for 60 minutes of pin-crushing revelry

Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for One Open-Play Session at Kids Town (Half Off) 

Kids Town

Wheaton

$10 $5

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Colorful themed playrooms delight youngsters as caregivers look on or relax in lounges

Mini-Golf Package for 2 or 4 Adults, or Birthday Party for Up to 12 Kids at Wilderness Falls (Up to 51% Off)

Wilderness Falls

Bolingbrook

$24 $12

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Two mini-golf courses feature rugged obstacles and a 35 ft. waterfall; kids’ party also includes arcade tokens and food

Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Rocket Ice Arena (Up to 58% Off)

Rocket Ice Arena

Bolingbrook

$18 $8

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Skaters of all levels hone their moves during open skates while supporters cheer them on from lodge with fireplace, free WiFi & café

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

$19 $10

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

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

Evolution Music

Orland Park

$20 $10

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

Family Fun-Park Outing for Two or Four with Go-Kart Rides and Rounds of Mini Golf at Fun Time Square (50% Off)

Fun Time Square

Alsip

$20 $10

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Go-karts roar over tracks, and putters propel balls across 18 mini-golf holes flanked by shrubbery

International Bites Gala for One, Two, or Five at Lacuna Lofts on Saturday, September 13 (Up to 56% Off)

International Bites Gala

Lacuna Lofts

$43.19 $19

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French, Greek, Mexican, Italian, and Jamaican cuisine star in a three-hour tasting menu accompanied by a fashion show and vendor expo

Visit for Two, Four, or an Entire Family to the Swedish American Museum (50% Off)

Swedish American Museum

Edgewater

$8 $4

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Three stories of exhibits explore the struggles and triumphs of Chicago's Swedish immigrants, including through hands-on kids' activities

Mind Reading Show at The Bar Below on September 4–24 or October 1 at 8 p.m. or 10 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Mark Toland

The Bar Below

$25 $12

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Mark Toland blends fast-paced humor with mind reading and sideshow stunt capabilities for an unforgettable night of entertainment

Bowling Package for Five at Diversey River Bowl - Two Options Available (Up to 61% Off)

Diversey River Bowl

Bucktown

$82 $32

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Laser-light shows and upbeat tunes add entertaining elements to bowling outings; onsite pizzeria also serves burgers and pasta

Zoovies Movie Screening with Optional Parking at Lincoln Park Zoo (Up to 63% Off). Three Dates Available.

Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago

$49 $19

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Take in a popular movie with drinks, pizza, popcorn, and candy in the heart of the historic Lincoln Park Zoo while surrounded by animals

$110 for Piano Lessons ($200 Value) — The Art of Piano Playing

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

$200 $110

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Admission for Two or One-Year Individual or Family Membership (50% Off)

International Museum of Surgical Science

Near North Side

$30 $15

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More than 600 art pieces and 7,000 medical artifacts—including a working iron lung—trace the advancement of surgery throughout history

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Lincoln Park

$14 $8

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at 50 years of the Ebony Fashion Fair

5 or 10 Kids' Open-Play Sessions at Chicago Playpen (Up to 59% Off)

Chicago Playpen

Bronzeville

$60 $29

Kids play inside a facility that's full of educational installations, including a grocery store

General, Family, or Friend Sponsor Annual Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum (Half Off)

APR Pullman Porter Museum

Far South Chicago

$50 $25

Museum celebrates the victories of the nation's first African-American labor unions and the history of African-American railroad workers

Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drum, or Piano Lessons at Guitar Cities (Up to 59% Off)

Guitar Cities

Chicago

$80 $33

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Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

Three, Five, or Seven Private Violin or Viola Lessons at MB Muzik (Up to 58% Off)

MB Muzik

Chicago

$180 $75

A violinist since age seven, Marija Bubanj teaches violin and viola students basic scales, fingerings, and bowing techniques

$10 for 15 Batting-Cage Tokens at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar ($20 Value)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Lakeview

$20 $10

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Just steps away from the legendary Wrigley Field, amateurs can practice their swings in the bar’s batting cages

Visit for Two or Four, or Individual or Family Membership to Museum of Broadcast Communications (Up to Half Off)

Museum of Broadcast Communications

Near North Side

$24 $12

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Artifacts and digitized recordings detail the history of radio and television; interactive station lets visitors anchor their own newscasts

Two or Four Private Piano or Drum Lessons at Guitar Chicago (Up to 54% Off)

Guitar Chicago

The Loop

$70 $33

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

60-Minute Batting-Cage Sessions at Bash Sports Academy (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

BASH Sports Academy

Avondale

$150 $72

12,000 sq. ft., fully turfed indoor facility houses five cages for practicing swings year-round

One or Six Open-Play Family Visits at Bubbles Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Bubbles Academy

Goose Island

$12 $6

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Parents bring kids age 0–6 to climb and play in a room full of toy stations, slides, tunnels, and bubbles

Maze Visit and Time Freak Game for Two or Four at Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier (Up to 56% Off)

Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze

Near North Side

$23.98 $12

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Narrow hallways inside a 4,000-square-foot, Chicago-history-themed maze on Navy Pier

Five Weeks of Bagpipe or Drum Lessons with Rentals at Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming

Irish American Heritage Center

$145 $69

In groups of up to five, students hone playing and practice technique and learn about the culture of drums or Scottish bagpipes

$29 for Two Adult Sports-Acrobatics Classes at MSA & Circus Arts ($60 Value)

MSA & Circus Arts

Logan Square

$60 $29

Learn floor-tumbling moves, such as bounces, flips, and handstands, and jump on a regulation-sized trampoline equipped with safety lines

Karaoke, Spa, or Knight-Themed Party for Eight Kids at Young Royal Parties (Up to 53% Off)

Young Royal Parties

Bucktown

$205 $99

Kids can sing together with karaoke, feel pampered with mini spa treatments, or pretend to be a noble knight with themed parties

$67 for $120 Worth of Circus-Arts Classes — Circus Kazoo

Circus Kazoo Llc

Redeem from Home

$120 $67

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$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

$15 for One Hour of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Six at Fireside Bowl (Up to $48 Value)

Fireside Bowl

Logan Square

$48 $15

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Guests to this 1940s bowling alley vie for the highest score while surrounded by vintage decor and modern scoring systems

$33 for Three Private Guitar or Piano Lessons or Two Vocal Lessons at The Ultimate School of Guitar (Up to $72 Value)

The Ultimate School of Guitar

Berger Park Cultural Center

$72 $33

Basic to advanced lessons in guitar, piano, and vocals taught by talented instructors with educational and practical experience

Music-Production 101 Class or One Full-Day Boot Camp at The Talent Pros (Up to 80% Off)

The Talent Pros

Pilsen

$75 $29

Workshops cover the basics of the recording industry with insight from an experienced staff that includes a Grammy-winning producer

$24 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Paul Cherewick: Guitar Teacher

Paul Cherewick: Guitar Teacher

Chicago

$50 $24

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Entry to Urban Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from CityScape Adventures (Up to 61% Off)

CityScape Adventures

Cubby Bear

$100 $40

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

5, 10, or 20 Open Jumps or Classic Weekday Birthday Party Package for 25 at Pump It Up (Up to 48% Off)

Pump it Up

Goose Island

$60 $35

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Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce & burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides & inflatables.

Two Play-Area Admissions at Cafe N Play in Naperville (Up to 47% Off)

Cafe N Play

Naperville

$17 $9

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Day passes give unlimited access to play structures, toys, and an intricately detailed play town

Open Play for Two or Four or 10-Kid, 10-Adult Party Package at Ball Factory Play & Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe

Naperville

$28 $18

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Play pass grants kids access to mazes, slides, and ball pits for the whole day; party includes pizza, drinks, invitations, and private room

Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

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

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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

Full-Day Waterpark Visit for Two, Four, or Six at The Oasis Water Park (50% Off)

The Oasis Water Park

The Oasis Water Park

$18 $9

Public water park's three zones—'Cuda Cove, Mango Bay, and Otter Island—host watery fun with slides, sprayers, leisure pool, and lap pool

Coral Cove Water Park Visit for Two or Four (Up to 40% Off)

Coral Cove Water Park

Coral Cove Water Park

$20 $12

Swim, dive, plunge down slides, and splash in a water playground at a park with a toddler area and sun patio

Two Hours of Trampoline Sports and Play for Two or Four at Xtreme Trampolines (Up to 55% Off)

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

Arcade Outing with 100 Tokens and a 14-Inch Single-Topping Pizza at Kiddie Kingdom (Up to 55% Off)

Kiddie Kingdom

Niles

$33.70 $15

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

$74 for Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music ($150 Value)

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle

$150 $74

Music school established in 1959 offers aspiring musicians lessons in numerous instruments, like guitar, piano, bass, drums, brass, and more

Miniature Golf for Two or Four at Novelty Golf & Games (Up to 50%)

Novelty Golf & Games

Lincolnwood

$20 $10

10-foot-tall chickens, giant fiberglass shoes, and Frankenstein heads tower over two classic, 18-hole mini-golf courses

5 or 10 Bounce-House Play Passes at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off

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

5 or 10 Drop-In Play Sessions, or a 90-Minute Firefighter Birthday Party for Up to 14 at FireZone (Up to 61% Off)

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

$10 for Two Adult Admissions at Seafari Springs ($16 Value)

Seafari Springs

Hanover Park

$16 $10

Water park features a zero-depth pool, speed slides, tube slides, a 130-foot long water slide, a 13-foot waterfall, and more for all ages

Three or Six Open-Play Outings at Kids Club Party and Fun (Up to 50% Off)

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

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

American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

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

$29 for Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds ($80 Value)

Terra Sounds

Glenview

$80 $29

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

Roller Skating, Laser Tag, and Arcade Tokens for Two or Four, or Birthday Party Package (Up to 68% Off)

Family Fun Zone

Crest Hill

$129 $51

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

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The delighted squeals of playing children reverberate off of Little Monkey Bizness’s brightly hued walls, imbuing the space with an atmosphere of joyful energy throughout the day. The indoor play space welcomes youngsters age 8 and under to scurry in for hours of unstructured play on its well-maintained equipment, and an art room keeps imaginations fired up. A separate space for babies grants kids aged 6 months to 1 year a safe space where they can practice their crawling skills. Private party rooms facilitate rousing renditions of "Happy Birthday," and an onsite café keeps tummies from grumbling thanks to a collection of kid-friendly snacks and adult-friendly coffee.

4700 Gilbert Ave
Western Springs,
IL
US

In October 1957, the owners of Suburbanite Bowl watched their dream become a reality as they opened the doors of their brand-new alley perched atop a swampy piece of land at the end of a gravel road. Since then, Suburbanite Bowl has undergone multiple renovations and has doubled their lane space. Today the 32-lane alley is outfitted with a modern Bose music system and automatic scoring for those with pencil phobias. Home to open bowling and leagues geared toward all demographics, the alley garnered praise from Centerstage for its black-light bowling, when music "well-suited for busting out a cocky strut" blares across glowing lanes. The festivities unfold on Friday and Saturday nights after 8 p.m.

Players can also compete in Bill and Frank's Game Room, where classic and contemporary arcade games and an LCD TV border four softly lit pool tables. Nearby, the snack shop caters onsite parties and helps bowlers power throwing arms without having to plug them into a wall socket.

201 W Ogden Ave
Westmont,
IL
US

At Fleetwood Roller Rink, skaters glide across a lustrous 75'x165' floor under a rainbow of vibrant lights that have illuminated patrons for 50 years. Furnished with rental equipment, patrons can swiftly perform tricks or recite the complete works of Homer before refueling with pizza, hot dogs, and candy dispensed from a fully stocked snack shop. The full-service facility is a frequent site of fundraisers and events, and staff members can devise comprehensive birthday party packages that include such merrymaking accouterments as cake, balloons, and tax forms filled out in the style of Mad Libs. Skaters of all experience levels can sharpen their skills during weekly lessons and open skating sessions.

7231 W Archer Ave
Summit Argo,
IL
US

Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (a $3.99 value).

1555 75th St
Woodridge,
IL
US

A green flag cuts through the air, signaling rows of Sodi RX7 karts to throttle up their 200cc Honda GX engines and roar around the quarter-mile track. Inside the 40,000-square-foot facility that houses these karts, Chicago Race Factory's staff provides safety briefings and protective helmets to drivers, scheduling track time in advance or penciling walk-ins into the next available race. The track is also open to parties for birthdays, social gatherings, and corporate team-building events. Recognizing man's natural need for speed, they have formed competitive and league racing for true gearheads who want more laps around their racer-designed track, whose tire border prevents captive Michelin men from escaping back into the wild.

6955 S Harlem Ave
Bedford Park,
IL
US

It’s commonly accepted that it’s not a good idea to build castles in the air, so the team at Monkey Zone built castles with air inside them instead. At their 40,000-square-foot indoor playground, they supervise tots expending energy as they ricochet off the walls of the Dora the Explorer inflatable and other air-filled fun houses. Good for kids aged 1–10, the Toddler Town bouncy house lets little ones roll about as bigger kids race invisible tractors at the barnyard blow-up. In the game room, kids delve further into their imaginations while playing arcade and crane games and sip soft drinks from the snack bar. Monkey Zone also hosts birthday parties with pizza, pop, and play for up to 50 guests in their fanciful space featuring jungle, circus, and aquatic murals.

110 N 25th Ave
Melrose Park,
IL
US

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