Things to Do with Kids in Bloomington, IL

  • TripBuzz found 44 things to do with kids in or near Bloomington, Illinois, including 21 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Normal.
  • From Miller Park Zoo to Urban Warfare, the Bloomington area offers 52 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Parks, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
  • A thriving city with just over 76,000 residents, Bloomington is the 12th most populated city in the state of Illinois. The family-friendly community offers many recreational opportunities including sports, gaming, dining, shopping, arts and theatre. The centrally located city is also largely known for their historical sites and various city tours.
  • TripBuzz found 44 things to do with kids in or near Bloomington, Illinois, including 21 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Normal.
  • From Miller Park Zoo to Urban Warfare, the Bloomington area offers 52 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Parks, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
  • A thriving city with just over 76,000 residents, Bloomington is the 12th most populated city in the state of Illinois. The family-friendly community offers many recreational opportunities including sports, gaming, dining, shopping, arts and theatre. The centrally located city is also largely known for their historical sites and various city tours.
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Kobe Japanese Sushi & Steak House 401 North Veterans Parkway, Ste 7, Bloomington, IL MoreLess Info
Enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine from a variety of sushi rolls and sashimi options, to hibachi, tempura, and teriyaki entrees
1.1 Miles
80% 215 votes
Zoos 1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington, IL 61701 MoreLess Info
Miller Park Zoo, although small in comparison with others, exhibits animals from all over the globe. Besides the daily feeding hours, which are open to the public, this zoo can also be rented by larger groups.
5.4 Miles
100% 3 votes
Paintball 14088 Praire Commercial Park, Unit 5, Bloomington, IL 61704 MoreLess Info
Visitors can play competitive paintball games in a post-apocalyptic themed arena with barrels and other structures with Urban Warfare. The facility also hosts paintball laser tag, a paintless alternative to paintball.
5.2 Miles
100% 1 votes
Playgrounds 3807 Rave Road, Bloomington, IL 61704 MoreLess Info
Named after former mayor Walt Bittner, Walt Bittner Park is a neighborhood park featuring a quarter mile walking trail and large open fields. The park also maintains a playground as well as several half-court basketball courts.
0.5 Miles
75% 8 votes
Ice Skating 201 S Roosevelt Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701 MoreLess Info
The Pepsi Ice Center is an ice skating complex offering a variety of ice skating programs year round. The center also offers frequent open skate sessions and maintains a snack bar, rental shop, and locker room facilities.
1.9 Miles
86% 7 votes
Family Fun Center 1501 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701 MoreLess Info
A family entertainment center, Grady's Family Fun Park features bumper boats, go-karts, an 18-hole miniature golf course, batting cages, arcade games and carnival rides. The park offers food and drinks and is suitable for private parties and events.
2.3 Miles
67% 6 votes
Bowling 1225 Holiday Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704 MoreLess Info
A bowling center featuring 34 lanes, AMF Circle Lanes provides open and league bowling with an on-site pro shop. The center has a snack bar with food and drinks, a separate bar area and a pool table.
1.5 Miles
100% 1 votes
Bowling 1006 E Lincoln Street, Bloomington, IL 61701 MoreLess Info
Bloomington's Twin City Lanes is a retro styled bowling alley that features synthetic lanes and electronic scoring, and hosts open bowling as well as tournaments and league play. The alley also has a full bar.
2.6 Miles
67% 3 votes
Bowling 804 N Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL 61704 MoreLess Info
A 32-lane bowling center with shoe rental, Pheasant Lanes also features a miniature golf course and sand volleyball courts. It has a pub with food and drinks and big screen televisions as well as karaoke nights and cosmic bowling.
0.3 Miles
96% 46 votes
History Museums 200 N Main Street, Bloomington, IL MoreLess Info
Opened in 1904, McLean County Museum of History exhibits items concerning the local history, but not only. Probably the most well known artifact is the bench outside, where Lincoln himself sat.
3.5 Miles
78% 32 votes
Aviation Museums 2929 East Empire St, Bloomington, IL MoreLess Info
The Prairie Aviation Museum is dedicated to the men and women that, in a way or another, served in the aviation. This museum not only shows the static exhibits, planes and the likes, but also tells their story.
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