Kids Activities in Janesville


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  • Rotary Botanical Gardens
    The Rotary Botanical Gardens overflows with 20 acres of natural beauty and artistic landscaping. As visitors follow the path around the formal French rose garden, pergolas surround a circular field of grass and stand sentry over delicate rosebushes. A bubbling fountain surrounded by bright flower courtiers and stylish topiary holds court in the sunken garden and may be approached only after guests curtsy to it. The Nancy Yahr Memorial Children?s Garden displays 180 varieties of scented plants across 3,000 square feet of space, encouraging visitors to learn about the role of scent in the garden. The English cottage garden proffers shelter for teatime crumpet-eating contests, and the Japanese gardens accord visitors a place for quiet reflection. A visitor center and a gift shop also bedeck the Rotary Botanical Gardens' grounds.
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    1455 Palmer Dr
    Janesville, WI US
  • Milton House Museum
    According to historic record, no parts of the Underground Railroad are documented to have been located underground, except one. And that is where Milton House comes into play. Built in 1844 by Joseph Goodrich, an inn owner known for his stance against slavery, the structure?s underground tunnel led to a basement that became a safe place where runaway slaves could rest and hide away from prying eyes before finishing their journeys. Today, the hexagon-shaped building stands as one the oldest poured-concrete structure in the United States. Tours and exhibits send guests back in time to learn about Wisconsin?s role as a Northern state before the Civil War and how the Goodrich family secretly operated its safe haven.
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    18 S Janesville St.
    Milton, WI US
  • Rockford-Area Bowling Centers
    Each facility in the family of Rockford-Area Bowling Centers enlivens the classic game of bowling with its own signature amenities. On Friday evenings, the staff at Don Carter Lanes temporarily extinguishes its warm, vintagey glow and replaces it with a dimly lit club atmosphere as DJs from 97 ZOK descend upon the alley, pumping out beats that mingle in the air along with a light and fog show. For supplementary entertainment, the Don Carter location also offers a gaming center, and the Park Lanes alley recharges guests with beer and deep-fried fuel at its onsite pub. The Cherry Bowl location keeps serious bowlers properly outfitted with a pro shop, saving them the hassle of paper-m?ch?ing their own heads to form makeshift bowling balls.
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    Viking Lanes
    South Beloit, IL US
  • Stone Ledge Farm
    A fully equipped Morgan-horse-training stable, Stone Ledge Farm teaches burgeoning equestrians of all ages the ins and outs of horseback locomotion. Lessons start with an optional 15-minute preparation period, teaching riders how to groom and tack their steeds, how to get horses ready to ride, and how to console equines when they realize that only humans get to wear chaps. Once prepared, students embark on 30 minutes of four-legged frolicking, taking the reins and feeling the wind ripple through their manes as they trot, gallop, and canter. A second 15-minute session after the lesson teaches the post-ride half of stable care, showing horse whisperers how to remove gear and where their noble pal's power-down button is located.
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    6912 Manchester Road
    South Beloit, IL US
  • Logan Museum
    Caf? Belwah presents inventive cuisine and sophisticated adult beverages in a refined yet relaxed atmosphere. Hearty breakfast choices, such as pancakes topped with saut?ed apples, bananas, and homemade butter-pecan syrup ($7), imbue diners with the strength to speed-read encyclopedias or move mountains just a touch to the left. Lunchtime arrives with salads, soups, and sandwiches, including the croissant-borne crab-cake sandwich with chipotle tartar sauce ($10). Caf? Belwah's wines, specialty cocktails, martinis, and beers flirt with the brain's happy centers and the knees' wobble buttons, and dependable menu standbys are frequently crafted with local ingredients, including the likes of roasted duck with cranberry chutney ($24) and mushroom ravioli genovese ($17).
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    700 College St
    Beloit, WI US

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