Family Places

Whether you have a few hours or a few days, everybody will find something fun and exciting to do. Find Popeye and his friends, ride the Little Toot Railroad, pet the baby animals or compete at laser tag. That and more is all right here.

7859 S. Rt. 37 Kinmundy IL 62854 Marion

American Obstacle, Inc. is an outdoor adventure park for people that want to be a little extreme right here in Illinois.
Open since 2011, American Obstacle offers zipline packages, outdoor tactical laser tag, kayaking, rock wall, and team building.
Come for a couple of hours or spend the entire day – your choice.
Reservations recommended
Gift certificates available (great gifts)

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866 County Rd. 300 E. Norris City IL 62869 White

Come see draft and carriage horses in miniature! They breed and train miniature horses and Shetland ponies, including black and white pintos. Call to make arrangements for a tour.

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5.00 (3 reviews)
Eldon Hazlet State Park Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

Located in Eldon Hazlet State Park, the marina offers launching facilities, a clubhouse, and other amenities. Open to the Sailing Public, the association organizes several sailing regattas from May through October. The harbor accommodates more than 280 boats in ‘dry sail’ plus 100 beach cats. There are three electric hoists, two ramps,
and a 300-foot beach area. CSA offers club activities from May through October including a 25-weekend racing program, learn-to-sail programs for kids and adults, sailboat/kayak rentals, training programs, and numerous social events.



5620 Old Collinsville Rd. O'Fallon IL 62269 St. Clair

Spend the day at the Slik Trak, go karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats and video arcade – all in one spot.

951 S. Green Mount Rd. Belleville IL 62221 St. Clair; Also in Millstadt, and Grafton, IL.

Home of the largest pick-your-own orchard in the United States, Eckert’s extensive greenhouse, restaurant and country store offer something for the entire family.

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2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. Millstadt IL 62260 St. Clair

This family entertainment center features pig races, a petting corral, Mine Shaft Slide and more. Open in the fall for special events.

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8 Gateway Dr. Collinsville IL 62234 Madison County

Bring the kids for a day playing on the 18-hole miniature golf course, huge arcade, bumper boats, go-kart track and kiddie track.

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237 W. Terminal St. Albion IL 62806 Edwards

Heritage farm animals and several kinds of poultry are raised on the farm. Visitors may arrange a tour by appointment.

8311 St. Leo's Rd. Evansville IL 62242 Randolph

Learn about these majestic animals on an educational and fun tour of the property. Hear the awesome bugling of the elk and pet “Lakita”, the female the family bottle raised. Learn about the health benefits of velvet antlers and visit the country store. Please call to make an appointment.

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Charley Brown Park, Old Highway 50, Flora IL 62839 Clay

With a puff of steam, the clickety-clack of steel on steel and the lonely whistle, Little Toot rolls through the scenic park and over a 15-foot trestle. This nostalgic trip is a thrill for the older generation and a fun educational experience for the young.

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526 Dudleyville Rd. Greenville IL 62246 Bond

This working dairy has been in the Marcoot family for seven generations. Bring your family to see all aspects of the farm from raising calves through milk, ice cream, butter, and cheese production.

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10855 Lincoln Trail Fairview Heights IL 62208 St. Clair

The 15,000 square foot space has 20 foot tall inflatable houses for kids to jump in and bounce off the walls, along with slides and mazes.

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IL Rt. 3 Chester IL 62233 Randolph

Popeye stands tall in the Elzie C. Segar Memorial Park by the Visitors Center in Chester. Search through town for his friends on murals and statues: Wimpy, Olive Oyl, Swee’Pea, Jeep, Bluto and more. Character statues are unveiled each year at the Popeye Picnic in September.

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9906 State Rt. 15 Nashville IL 62263 Washington

Meet the wide range of animals at this real working farm. There are llamas, alpacas, donkeys, sheep, peacocks, and more! Bottle feed kids, lambs and calves. Pet the goats, chicks, rabbits, camels and even a zebra. Special events are planned seasonally.

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10 Gateway Dr. Collinsville IL 62234 Madison

Make a splash at the premiere water park for the Metro East.  Splash City is home to 7 slides, Monsoon Mountain, Crystal Creek, Leisure pool, Oasis Lap pool and the Aqua Climb Wall.  There’s no charge for parking or to use the innertubes or life jackets. It’s fun for all ages!

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701 S. Belt West Belleville IL 62220 St. Clair

Talk about adult and kid-friendly! This place has the 14,000 sq. ft. Laser Rock, the World’s Largest Laser Tag Arena, that’s best described as a high-tech, high-energy activity. Then theres the Big Arcade, Buzztime NTN Trivia, d.s. vesper’s Sports Bar & Eatery and the new 5 screen Theatre.

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631 Willoughby Ln. Collinsville IL 62234 Madison

Ongoing restoration has made this an authentic 1930s-1950s Midwestern family farm and conservation reserve. Walk over three miles of hiking trails through prairies and woods; see what’s growing in the gardens; and check out the historic structures and tools. Fun interactive family activities are regularly scheduled.

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