- TripBuzz found 250 things to do with kids in or near Joliet, Illinois, including 229 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Aurora, Wheaton, Naperville and Tinley Park.
- From Silver Cross Field to Chicago Street Pinball Arcade, the Joliet area offers 108 different types of family activities, including: Race Tracks, Theaters, Parks and Hiking Trails.
- With the fourth largest population in the state of Illinois, with just over 147,000 residents, the city of Joliet offers many landmarks, theatre venues and outdoor recreational facilities. Residents and visitors enjoy the areas many golf courses, bike trails and local parks and the city was the site of the first Dairy Queen in the US.
Established in 1904, the Ravinia Park is now the place where the Ravinia Festival is held during summer, in which around 135 events are held each year. The park covers 36 acres and has on its site picnic areas and a pavilion. Around 600,000 visitors are welcomed each summer.
The Sunset Woods Park is a public park that provides a large amount of different features and amenities to those who visit. These amenities include baseball fields, picnic areas, a skatepark, and an outdoor ice rink in the winter.
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6550 US Hwy 6, Portage, IN 46368 MoreLess Info
Featuring 16 screens, Goodrich Quality Theaters Portage 16 IMAX displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers D-BOX motion seats, two party rooms, stadium seating and a concession area with food and drinks.
100% 1 votes
10991 Ruth Road, Huntley, IL 60142 MoreLess Info
Huntley Unlimited Gymnastics School features an elite coaching staff for students ranging from tots to those who are ready to be a part of a competitive team. The facility includes state-of-the-art trampolines, tumble tracks, and more.
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1207 Park Ave W, Highland Park, IL 60035 MoreLess Info
Featuring a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, Recreation Center of Highland Park provides exercise equipment and a pool along with lessons and classes. The center also has a track for walking and running, basketball courts and a child care facility.
Covering 360 acres of prairies, wetlands, gardens and woodlands, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens welcomes the entire family. The children can enjoy the miniature steam engines, while the bird watchers can take any of the 5 trails totaling almost 4 miles to spot trumpeter swans and other 18 bird species.
The Landmark Renaissance Cinema screens foreign and independent films on its big theater screens. The cinema has an onsite snack bar offering organic and fair trade snacks along with beer, wine, and sodas.
Part of the local parks department, the Stingray Bay Family Aquatic Center offers a large, paid swimming pool, water slides, and diving boards under the supervision of trained lifeguards. The park also has volleyball pits and a small cafe.
100% 2 votes
1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 MoreLess Info
A professional dramatic company, The Music Theatre Company presents a wide variety of non-traditional and avant garde musical theater productions. The theater is a member of The League of Chicago Theaters.