- TripBuzz found 24 things to do with kids in or near Springfield, Illinois, including 1 fun activity for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Springfield.
- From Henson Robinson Zoo to Knight's Action Park & Caribbean Water Adventure, the Springfield area offers 26 different types of family activities, including: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Bowling and Amusement Parks (All Ages).
- Illinois' capital city of Springfield is most popularly known for it's many historical sites celebrating the life and times of President Lincoln, who lived in the town from 1837 to 1861. The city is also the site of the annual Illinois State Fair, Carillon Festival and Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair, drawing tens of thousands of tourists to the area each year.
54% 108 votes
1700 Knights Recreation Drive, Springfield, IL 62711 MoreLess Info
Knight's Action Park & Splash Kingdom offers a game arcade, batting cages, Ferris wheel, 50-tee Driving Range, miniature golf, paratrooper ride, and go carts. At the waterpark, visitors find paddleboats, water slides, two children's play pools, bumper boats armed with water cannons, lazy river and wave pool.
33% 6 votes
2660 W. Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704 MoreLess Info
A traditional bowling center, AMF Strike 'N Spare Lanes features 36 lanes used for open and league bowling. The center offers automatic scoring, a bar and lounge, Saturday night karaoke, a game room and pool tables.
97% 3216 votes
212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701 MoreLess Info
Preserving the life and legacy of our 16th President, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is an essential visit for history buffs. Inside, find authentic letters and artifacts, a replica of Lincoln's log cabin, video exhibits, and more.
94% 54 votes
1301 N MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702 MoreLess Info
Illinois State Military Museum is small but well laid. Unique exhibits such as the artificial leg of General Santa Ana from the Mexican war are major attractions. Learn stories of war and service to the state and nation.
The Illinois State Museum is home to your discovery of the history of life on earth and beyond. Featuring a giant Mastodon skeleton, thousands of fossils, American Indian artifacts, and children's play museum, admission is free.
87% 52 votes
9 S Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701 MoreLess Info
The Korean War National Museum is a historical museum dedicated to educating the public on the history of the Korean War. The museum offers a variety of exhibits, collections, and educational programs.
Route 66 Drive In Theater is a cash-only theater that shows double features of new releases for the price of one. Their concessions stand offers many treats including pizza, ice cream, nachos and frozen drinks.
75% 16 votes
629 South 7th St., Springfield, IL MoreLess Info
Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum is dedicated to the Civil War. Main attractions are the complete set of official records of war of rebellion and the flag from the booth at Fords Theater from the Lincoln assassination.