- TripBuzz found 27 things to do with kids in or near Freeport, Illinois, including 13 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Monroe, Rockford and Oregon.
- From Little Cubs Field to Sk8 Park in Reed Park, the Freeport area offers 48 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Parks, Walking Trails and Amusement Parks (All Ages).
- Freeport, IL is nicknamed the 'Pretzel City' due to the opening of one of the first pretzel factories in 1869. Portrayed by a unique monument in the downtown area, Freeport was the location of the second debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. The debate was ultimately what split the Democrats and allowed Lincoln to win the presidency.
An 11,000-square-foot facility, Sk8 Park in Reed Park is situated at the park's northern end adjacent to trees and grassy fields. The park provides ramps, bowls, ledges, rails and other obstacles suitable for skateboards and inline skates.
An entertainment venue, 4 Seasons Lanes offers activities for the entire family. Along with bowling, there is a sports bar and grill where refreshments are served. And the facility is also available for birthday parties and other special events.
Oak Ridge Ranch Amusement Inc provides family-oriented, fun-filled fairs and festival events throughout Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Every event offers challenging midway games, exciting rides and fully stocked, well-run concession stands.
The Lincoln Douglas Debate Square is a testament of the role Freeport played in the American history. Here can be found the life-size statues of Lincoln and Douglas debating over slavery and state's rights.