- TripBuzz found 402 things to do with kids in or near Aurora, Illinois, including 381 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Chicago, Joliet, Wheaton and Lombard.
- From Phillips Park Zoo to Vaughan Aquatic Center, the Aurora area offers 109 different types of family activities, including: Family Fun Center, Laser Tag, Water Parks and Theaters.
- Aurora rests along the Fox River and is roughly 35 miles west of Chicago. It is the second largest city in the entire state and offers many city-based recreation opportunities. The city is mostly known as the setting for the movie Wayne's World and even holds multiple summer music festivals to pay homage to the film's strong music industry ties.
Opened in 1981 to celebrate 150 years since the town was established, Riverwalk has plenty of attractions for the entire family, including a playground, a beach and grill resort, and 1,75 miles of walkway along the river.
The Massacre Haunted House is a 20,000 foot haunted house hosted annually. The haunted house is designed for adults. Visitors may tour the house in groups of six or seven, walking through over sixty rooms with frightening decorations and actors.
Showcasing the performing arts for over 40 years, The Albright Theatre Company hosts productions of both famous and original plays and musicals. Many of the actors are volunteers from the local community.