101 Best Day Trips From Milwaukee (2021)


Up for a road trip? Sometimes you've just got to get outta Dodge (or the city of Milwaukee).


There are so many adventures to be had within just a couple of hours. We rounded up the best places we could find, and all of them can be reached by car within two hours of the general Milwaukee area. (For longer trips, like to Door County, check out our top 10 weekend getaways.)


Here are some of the best day trips for the whole family, arranged conveniently by area.


*We are working to add detailed descriptions to each day trip. Bookmark this page.*


Jump To:


Milwaukee Area


North:

Sheboygan

Fond Du Lac

Oshkosh / Appleton

Green Bay


West:

Jefferson/Fort Atkinson

Madison Area

Wisconsin Dells


South:

Racine/Kenosha

Lake Geneva

Gurnee

Chicago


Milwaukee Area

1. Cedarburg Historic District

cedarburg.org

Located just 22 miles north of Milwaukee, the historic small town of Cedarburg is a great place to visit for the whole family. Your first stop can be Cedar Creek Settlement, or check out the General Store Museum. Just a stone's throw away is the last covered bridge in Wisconsin. It was originally known as “Red Bridge,” and it’s located in Covered Bridge Park near the junction of Highways 60 and 143 on Covered Bridge Road. (At one time there were over 40 covered bridges in Wisconsin. Bridges used to be covered because oxen feared crossing water on an open bridge.)


Keep an eye out for Cedarburg’s family-friendly festivals throughout the year including the popular Strawberry Festival and Oktoberfest.


Pro Tip: Beautiful Cedar Creek Park has a nice playground along the river next to Cedar Creek Brewery.


Two people board an electric train car at the East Troy Electric Railroad.
The East Troy Electric Railroad

2. East Troy Electric Railroad

2002 Church St., East Troy, WI 53120​​

easttroyrr.org

These historic rail cars travel a 10-mile trip through Southeast Wisconsin. Board at either the depot in East Troy or at The Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago. Meander through the depot museum where kids can be a trolley motorman, discover the joy of model layouts and learn about electricity. The gift shop features a unique selection of railroad souvenirs for all ages. For more fun, try the ice cream at the Lauber's Old Fasioned Ice Cream Parlor next to the depot or enjoy a meal at Ivan's on the Square in East Troy.


3. Holy Hill

1525 Carmel Rd., Hubertus, Wisconsin 53033

holyhill.com

More than 500,000 people from all over the United States and the world visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary at Holy Hill each year. You can admire the beautiful architecture of the neo-Romanesque church built in 1926, enjoy the expansive views, and even climb the scenic tower. The scenic tower stretches 192 feet at its base, and has 178 stairs. The scenic tower is currently closed. The views of the Kettle Morraine area are breathtaking. It's a great spot to take in the changing leaves in the fall.


4. Port Washington

visitportwashington.com

Your kids will love the giant castle-like playground called Possibility Playground. It's a huge all-access playground set in a beautiful park overlooking Lake Michigan. You can also check out the marina, historic art deco lighthouse, and charming downtown area.


5. Museum of Wisconsin Art

205 Veterans Ave, West Bend, WI 53095

mowa.org

You've been to the Milwaukee Art Museum, but have you been to the Museum of Wisconsin Art? Just minutes from Milwaukee, West Bend is nestled in the rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine. One must-visit place is the Museum of Wisconsin Art which is dedicated solely to the art and culture of Wisconsin. It houses almost 5,000 works of contemporary and historic works of art by more than 350 artists, and spans 32,000 square feet in the downtown area along the west bend of the Milwaukee River. Expansive windows follow the curve of the river bank. Every Saturday, the museum hosts Studio Saturday for kids, featuring hands-on art projects with different creative themes.


6. Shalom Wildlife Zoo

1901 Shalom Dr, West Bend, WI 53090

shalomwildlife.com


One of the best things to in West Bend, WI is to bisit Shalom Wildlife Zoo. Experience nature at its best on foot or rent a golf cart. Explore over three miles of gravel road on foot or in a golf cart and spot bison, deer, elk, wild sheep, along with wolves, cougar, bear, zebra, camel and much more in large natural environments. There are learning centers and educational signage posted along the way.


7. Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum

533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, WI 53105

Website

This quirky museum / shop gets mixed reviews. It houses a 2,000 item exhibition of antique & modern spinning tops, yo-yos, patches, and more. You can also view videos about spin tops and learn about the science behind spinners. Kids will have the chance to play and experiment with toy tops and spinning top games, plus enjoy a live presentation by Judith Schulz, toy top collector. You should definitely call before your visit, and plan to spend a couple of hours there.



8. Paradise Springs

W374 S8640, County Rd N, Eagle, WI 53119

Website


Paradise Springs is a magical place, and you've never seen a more stunning freshwater spring in Wisconsin. The paths are paved, and the hike is less than a mile. There's also an observation deck and waterfall.


It also has a rich history. It used to be a resort in the summer months for Milwaukee's wealthiest folks. There was a horse track and shuffleboard court, and a spring water bottling plant (sold under the name "Lullaby Baby Drinking Water").


The Springhouse was built by Louis Petit, who was dubbed the "Salt King" because he became wealthy in the salt mining business. (His grandson is August Pabst, who became a beer executive and inherited this property.)

Caution! Paradise Springs is about a 50 minute drive away from Milwaukee, and you'll probably only spend about 30 minutes there. You can pair up your visit with a trip to Fox River Park in Waukesha, just 20 minutes away from Paradise Springs. (Read on for more info on Fox River Park.)



9. Fox River Park

W264 S4500 River Rd., Waukesha, WI 53189


This very special Waukesha County Park includes a 30 foot slide, plus a playground behind the slide that features natural materials. There are also many trails to explore. It costs $4.00 per car or you can use your Waukesha County Parks pass.


10. Lapham Peak - Kettle Moraine State Forest

W329 N846, County Rd C, Delafield, WI 53018

Website


The Butterfly Garden at Lapham Peak State Park is the crown jewel of this week’s Hike of the Week.

While the observation tower remains closed at this Delafield destination, there’s still plenty of wildlife to see, and lots of kid-friendly hiking options.

We recommend Plantation Path, a one-mile, blacktopped, handicapped accessible trail through a prairie and wooded area. The Butterfly Garden is located just east of this path. Check the map before you go!


An annual park sticker is required.



11. Retzer Nature Center

S14 W28167 Madison St, Waukesha, WI 53188

Website


Even for the littlest feet, Retzer Nature Center's “Adventure Trail” is filled with majestic pines, picnic tables, and is very short. You can also explore “Vista Trail” where you’ll get a good view of Waukesha, and the “Nature Trail” where there are boardwalks and babbling brooks.⠀



12. Green Meadows Farm

33603 High Dr. (Hwy 20), East Troy, WI

greenmeadowsfarmwi.com


Green Meadows offers a hands-on, interactive learning experience that can last the whole day. Kids can pet, feed, and in some cases even hold the farm animals, including baby chicks, bunnies, and goats. They can also milk a cow if they’re up for it! Don’t miss the kitten barn, filled with sweet, soft kittens for petting and cuddling. There are also pony, wagon, and hay rides. And don’t worry, hand sanitizer abounds all over the farm. Don’t miss the playground that includes a fire truck the kids can climb, wooden wagons, and a John Deere tractor with a slide.



13. Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Wisconsin 67, Eagle, WI 53119

oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org


Old World Wisconsin brings 19th century history to life like no other place in the great state of Wisconsin. In fact, it’s the largest outdoor museum of rural life in the entire country. Original structures from across the region were painstakingly dismantled and reconstructed to build this 600-acre open-air museum. There are over 60 buildings to explore including a schoolhouse, church, and furnished houses.


In the Crossroad Village, visitors can learn iron-crafting techniques, watch shoemaking demonstrations, and experience what a typical church experience was like. On the farmsteads, you’ll see horses, roosters, pigs, sheep, and other livestock, and learn about old-fashioned farm machinery, tools, and agricultural techniques.


Throughout the experience, visitors will learn about food preparation and preservation techniques in a world of harsh winters. You’ll see authentic wood stoves, outdoor cooking demonstrations, and learn about holiday food traditions. You can also learn about gardening techniques and stroll through beautifully maintained heirloom gardens, filled with lavender, herbs and seasonal produce.


The best part about a visit to Old World Wisconsin is participating in hands-on activities including ice cream making, crafts, outdoor games, churning butter, domestic chores, and walking on wooden stilts. They also host vintage baseball games during the summer.



14. Bear Den Zoo & Petting Farm

6831 Big Bend Rd., Waterford, WI 53185

beardenzoo.com


This family-owned zoo houses traditional farm animals like baby chicks, goats, and cows. They are also home to more exotic animals like lemurs, kangaroos, and llamas. Kids can pet and interact with almost all of the animals.



15. Imagination Station

700 S. Main St, Oconomowoc, WI 53066


Imagination Station is huge, universally accessible playground in Oconomowoc. It is located in Roosevelt Park and features rubberized surfacing, therapeutic swings, multi-sensory activity structures, musical components, one entrance and exit for added safety, and more!



16. Pike Lake

3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford, WI 53027

Website


The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeast Wisconsin. The forest is named after the 522-acre, spring-fed kettle lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides terrific views of the landscape. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking and more.



17. The Grove at Village Park

W244 N6260 Weaver Drive, Susssex, WI 53089


The Grove at Village Park features a splash pad, pavilion, inclusive playground, and multi-sport courts. There is also a Splash Pad in the summer that our readers rave about!



18. Kettle Moraine scenic drive

Website


The best time to take this drive is in early October when the leaves are starting to peak.


19. Ten Chimneys

S43 W31575 Depot Rd, Waukesha, WI 53189

tenchimneys.org


This is the perfect place to visit for kids (and adults) who love theater.

Sheboygan

20. Bookworm Gardens

1415 Campus Dr., Sheboygan, WI 53081

bookwormgardens.org

Bookworm Gardens is a whimsical children’s garden based completely on children's literature. The two acre garden offers the young and young at heart the opportunity for free, unstructured play in a beautiful and secure environment. Entrance to the garden is free. Special elements of the garden include outdoor classrooms, a small amphitheater, greenhouse and outdoor creation station. Nooks and crannies for reading are plentiful, as are benches for resting and chatting.


21. Above and Beyond Children's Museum

902 N 8th St #4005, Sheboygan, WI 53081

abkids.org

Enjoy almost 10,000 square feet of exhibit space on three floors and a mezzanine offer a vast interactive environment where families can discover and learn together.


22. Kohler Arts Center

608 New York Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081

jmkac.org


23. Harrington Beach

531 Co Rd D, Belgium, WI 53004

Website


Harrington Beach State Park boasts more than a mile of beautiful, clean beach along Lake Michigan. Take a walking path down to the scenic limestone quarry lake. The park is also dog-friendly. For stargazing, visit the Jim and Gwen Plunkett Observatory that has a 20-inch telescope weighing over 2000 pounds. The roof of the observatory is designed to expose the full night sky. Throughout the summer and early fall, the North Cross Science Foundation holds free astronomy evenings that are open to the public.

*Restrooms, Buildings, & Structures are currently closed.



24. Kohler Andrae State Park

1020 Beach Park Ln, Sheboygan, WI 53081

Website


One of the last remaining nature preserves along Lake Michigan, Kohler-Andrae State Park offers hikes along sandy beaches and rolling sand dunes, and through pine trees and wildlife. The Sanderling Nature Center is situated among the sand dunes right on the shore of the lake. There are interactive exhibits, nature films, picture books, and a rooftop observation deck. The Creeping Juniper Nature Trail starts and ends at the nature center and will immerse you among the sand dunes. Other short hikes include the Black River Marsh Boardwalk, just a quarter mile hike through wetland, and the Fishing Pond Trail, another quarter mile hike with a flat surface for strollers and plenty of resting spots. The one-mile Woodland Dunes Nature Trail is also stroller accessible, and it starts and ends at the playground.


*Restrooms, Buildings, & Structures are currently closed.


25. Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center

7001 Gass Lake Rd, Manitowoc, WI 54220

farmwisconsin.org


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Plus, check out the Land O' Lakes Birthing Barn where you can actually watch a baby calf being born.



26. Kohler Design Center (Temporarily Closed)

101 Upper Rd, Kohler, WI 53044

Website



27. Lottie Cooper Shipwreck

Deland Park, Sheboygan

Website



28. Elkhart Lake

elkhartlake.com



29. Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

4970 Country Club Rd, Port Washington, WI 53074

Website



30. Shaw Family Playground

2614 Pine Grove Avenue, Sheboygan

shawfamilyplayground.com



Where to eat:


Old World Creamery

1806 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI

owcreamery.com



Whispering Orchards & Cafe

W1650 County Rd MM, Cleveland, WI 53015

whisperingorchards.com


Visit this small family operated Apple Orchard and cafe where they serve homemade apple cider, and offer a free petting zoo. Cats and peacocks roam the grounds, and you'll find baby goats, sheep and large rabbits in the caged area. In the fall, you'll find tunnels using hay bales for the kids to play on and wander through. It is located just north of Sheboygan.



Fond Du Lac


31. Fondy Sports Park

N5820 Co Rd D, Fond du Lac, WI 54937

fondysportspark.com



32. Lakeside Park

555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI

Website



33. Kelly Country Creamery

W5215 Co Rd B, Fond du Lac, WI 54937

kellycountrycreamery.com


Oshkosh / Appleton

34. EAA Aviation Museum

3000 Poberezny Rd. Oshkosh, WI 54902

Website

With a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays, the EAA Aviation Museum is a year-round destination. Check out the annual AirVenture event every summer.



35. Maritime Museum

75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220

wisconsinmaritime.org



36. Union Star Cheese Factory

7742 County Rd II, Fremont, WI 54940

unionstarcheese.com


37. Menominee Park Zoo (Opens May 1)

520 Pratt Trail, Oshkosh, WI 54901

Website



38. Washington House Museum (Home of the ice cream sundae)

1622 Jefferson Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241

Website



39. London Dairy Alpaca Farm

6827 State Hwy 147, Two Rivers, WI 54241

londondairyalpacas.com


Green Bay Area


40. Bay Beach Amusement Park

1313 Bay Beach Rd, Green Bay, WI 54302

Website

Bay Beach Amusement Park is a municipal amusement park in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Situated near the mouth of the Fox River on the east bank as it flows into Green Bay, the park contains a ferris wheel, bumper cars and boats, a giant slide, concessions, a roller coaster & more.


41. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

1660 E Shore Dr, Green Bay, WI 54302

Website

Visit this beautiful 700 acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities. It is the largest park in the Green Bay Park system and home to the second largest wildlife rehabilitation program in Wisconsin, caring for more than 4,500 orphaned and injured animals annually.


42. Lambeau Field

1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304

Website

Lambeau Field stadium tours allow fans to experience the Packers' history-rich facility first-hand and see several behind-the-scenes areas. Various types of stadium tours are offered on most days. Stadium tours are accessible.



43. National Railroad Museum

2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54304

nationalrrmuseum.org




44. Green Bay Botanical Garden

2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay, WI 54303

gbbg.org


Jefferson / Fort Atkinson


45. Highway 18 Outdoor Theater

U.S. 18, Jefferson, WI 53549​​

highway18.com

Enjoy an old-fashioned drive-in movie on a 90-ft. screen at this seasonal drive-in theater. Snacks are available for purchase.



46. Aztalan State Park

N6200 County Rd Q, Jefferson, WI 53549

Website


Aztalan State Park is a National Historic Landmark where you can learn about an ancient village that thrived between A.D. 1000 and 1300. They built large, flat-topped mounds and a stockade that have been reconstructed in the park. Wander around and get lost in ancient history.


*Restrooms, Buildings, & Structures are currently closed.



47. Steffen's Orchards

N633 McIntyre Rd. Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

steffenscherryorchard.com

Pick your own cherries and blueberries every year at this picturesque orchard. Plus, you can use their mechanical pitter!



48. Fort Atkinson’s Hoard Historical Museum

401 Whitewater Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

hoardmuseum.org


Madison Area

49. Henry Vilas Zoo

702 S. Randall Ave., Madison, WI 53715

henryvilaszoo.gov

This is a 28-acre free public zoo in Madison, Wisconsin. Owned by the city of Madison, the zoo charges no admission or parking fees. It receives over 750,000 visitors annually. The zoo houses an African lion, chimpanzees, a red panda and more!


50. Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark

2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517

caveofthemounds.com


Visit the premier cave in the upper Midwest and the jewel box of America's major show caves. Guided tours of this geologic wonder follow paved, lighted walkways departing regularly everyday of the year. Tours pass a stunning array of colorful crystal formations on paved lighted walkways. Visitors also enjoy our Gemstone Mine, Fossil Dig, Butterfly Gardens, Amazing Rock/Gift Shops, Hiking/Biking Trails, Snack Bar and Picnic Area. Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark is located in southwest Wisconsin just 20 minutes west of Madison, off U.S. Highways 18/151.


51. House on the Rock

5754 Wisconsin 23, Spring Green, WI 53588

thehouseontherock.com

Marvel at the House On the Rock, an engineering and artistic masterpiece, and check out the eclectic, exotic and whimsical collections and displays. On your self-guided tour you will explore The Infinity Room, extending an unsupported length of 218 feet and soaring 156 above the valley floor, The World’s Largest Carousel featuring 269 handcrafted animals, 20,000 lights and 182 chandeliers, an enormous sea creature longer than the Statue of Liberty is tall, and a Japanese Garden including 14 foot quadruple waterfalls cascading into a garden pond.

52. Madison Children's Museum

100 N Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703

madisonchildrensmuseum.org

53. Dane County Farmer's Market

dcfm.org

An absolute must-visit Farmer's Market, held around the State Capital every Saturday morning. Cheesy bread. Doughtnuts. Fresh, local produce. And so much more!



54. Sunflower Days at the Pope Farm Conservancy (Late July)

10333 Blackhawk Road, Middleton, WI 53562

popefarmconservancy.org

See over 500,000 sunflowers in bloom in a 9 acre sunflower field at the Pope Farm Conservancy for an gorgeous and memorable day trip with your family.


55. Olbrich Botanical Garden

3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

olbrich.org




56. Wisconsin State Capitol (Tours temporarily suspended)

2 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703

tours.wisconsin.gov




57. Mt. Horeb Troll Stroll

Website



58. Frank Lloyd Wright Self Guided Tour

Website




59. Little Amerricka Amusement Park

700 E Main St., Marshall, WI 53559

littleamerricka.com


Little Amerricka features twenty-six rides, attractions, and roller coasters including their classic 1950's Wooden Roller Coaster The Meteor. The unique park features restored rides from classic amusement parks of a bygone era.


60. Governor Dodge State Park

Governor Dodge State Park, 4175 WI-23, Dodgeville, WI 53533

Website


61. Doby Stables

4228 WI-23 Trunk, Dodgeville, WI 53533

dobystables.com

Wisconsin Dells



62. Devil's Lake State Park

Website


Devil's Lake State Park is truly one of the most beautiful state parks in all of Wisconsin. A must-visit section of the part is Parfrey's Glen.



63. Dr. Evermore's Sculpture Park

S7703 US-12, North Freedom, WI 53951

worldofdrevermor.com



64. Deer Park (Opens in May)

2183 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

wisdeerpark.com



65. Noah's Ark

1410 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

noahsarkwaterpark.com


It's perhaps the best known water park in the State of Wisconsin, and it's a must-visit for anyone's first time to the Wisconsin Dells.


66. Witches Gulch

3951 River Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Website


Witches Gulch is one of the most beautiful places in the Wisconsin Dells, and you've probably never seen anything like it before.


67. Rick Wilcox Magic Theater

1670 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

rickwilcox.com



68. Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

560 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

tommybartlett.com


Racine / Kenosha Area


69. Mars Cheese Castle

2800 W Frontage Rd, Kenosha, WI 53144

marscheese.com

You know you've always wanted to check it out! Taste cheeses, bakery, sausage and more.


70. Dinosaur Discovery Museum

5608 10th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53140

Website

Learn all about dinosaurs, see dinosaur skeletons in the main gallery that are casts of actual dinosaur fossil bones, and listen to the environmental and animal sounds in the exhibit gallery. Read more about our visit to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum here.


71. America's Action Territory Family Fun Park

12345 75th St., Kenosha WI

actionterritory.com

This family-fun haven features go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages, paint ball and an arcade.

72. Kenosha Public Museum

5500 1st Ave., Kenosha, WI 53140

museums.kenosha.org

Check out this natural sciences and arts museum with exhibits featuring mammoths, world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, geology, fossils, and fine and decorative arts. The Field Station section offers hands-on activities especially for kids. Take a closer look at insects, fossils, and shells and identify the neighborhood birds.



73. Kenosha Dream Playground

Petzke Park (2820 14th Avenue)

Website

The Dream Playground Project Founders partnered with the Kenosha Achievement Center to raise funds for a fully accessible playground at Petzke Park. The 15,000- square-foot Dream Playground opened in October of 2015 as the City's first fully accessible playground. More than 3,000 volunteers worked to raise, support, and construct this amazing playground.

74. Brightonwoods Orchard

1072 288th Ave., Burlington, WI 53105

brightonwoodsorchard.com

This family run orchard features over 200 apple varieties, seeded and seedless grapes, quince and pears. There is no admission fee. They are not a pick your own orchard, but visitors are free to roam through the orchard and woods trail, and visit the two-story treehouse!


75. Racine Zoo

2131 N Main St, Racine, WI 53402

racinezoo.org




76. North Beach

100 Kewaunee St., Racine, WI 53402

cityofracine.org/NorthBeach




77. Apple Holler

5006 S Sylvania Ave, Sturtevant, WI 53177

appleholler.com




78. Bristol Renaissance Faire

12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53142

renfaire.com




79. Richard Bong State Recreation Area

26313 Burlington Rd, Kansasville, WI 53139

Website


When you first arrive, stop by the Molinaro Visitor Center to check out the live animals, hands-on exhibits and displays, and a solarium with butterflies, play areas, and beautiful views. There are usually nature programs going on throughout the year. From the visitor center, you can hike a .7 mile-long nature trail that is stroller friendly. It runs through prairie and grasslands, and there’s a boardwalk that overlooks Wolf Lake.

Fun Fact: The Richard Bong State Recreation Area used to be a jet fighter base. It’s named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Wisconsinite who was America's leading air ace during World War II. Plans were underway to pour a 12,500 foot runway for the air base, but it was abandoned three days before it was scheduled to happen. A group of locals decided to protect the natural area, and the rest is history.


*Restrooms, Buildings, & Structures are currently closed.



Lake Geneva Area

80. Downtown Lake Geneva

Website

Stroll through the historic and charming shops and restaurants, hear live music, walk along the shore path, and relax on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva.


81. Dan Patch Stables

7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Website

Dan Patch Stables is located at the entrance of the Grand Geneva, and offers pony rides, a free petting farm and trail rides. Trail rides are available 7 days a week by reservation. Trail guides and gentle horses will allow you to see the beauty of nature in a whole new way.


82. Animal Gardens Petting Zoo (Opens May 1)

5065 WI-50, Delavan, WI 53115

Website

Visit this 40-acre venue which serves as home to The Dancing Horses Theater and Echo the talking and singing parrot, most noted for his recent appearances on America's Got Talent. You'll find 16 species of exotic animals and over 60 hay-eating animals. Visit the interactive Baby Animal Barn where you can pet, hold and feed exotic and farm animal babies. Then, roam or ride the manicured trails. Visit the deer park where you can hand-feed the deer. Venture to the Indian Village, the interactive petting zoo, and the pond, where you can enjoy a boat ride and paddle with the swans.



83. Big Foot Beach State Park

1452 S. Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Website


This 271-acre park on the shore of Geneva Lake is within driving distance to downtown Lake Geneva and offers wooded campsites, a sand beach that’s rather close to the highway, 6.5 miles of hiking trails, and picnic areas.



84. Lake Geneva Canopy Tour

N3232 Co Rd H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

lakegenevaadventures.com


Gurnee


85. Six Flags Great America

1 Great America Pkwy., Gurnee, IL 60031

sixflags.com


Visit this huge amusement park with over 100 rides and attractions.


86. Gurnee Mills

6170 W Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031

Website


87. Lambs Farm

14245 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048

lambsfarm.org

Chicago Area

The windy city is packed with fun places for kids and families. Here are some of our favorites.


88. Legoland Discovery Center

Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Website


Visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago at Streets of Woodfield, Schaumburg. Inside the Center you can let your imagination run wild as you learn top tips from our Master Model Builder, join your favorite LEGO characters in our 4D cinema experiences, pedal fast on our Technicycle Ride and find plenty of places to build amazing LEGO creations.







89. Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

sheddaquarium.org



90. Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

navypier.org



91. Field Museum

1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

fieldmuseum.org



92. Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

lpzoo.org



93. Millennium Park

201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602

Website



94. Chicago Children's Museum (Temporarily closed)

700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

chicagochildrensmuseum.org



95. Brookfield Zoo

8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513

Website



96. Adler Planetarium (Temporarily Closed)

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

adlerplanetarium.org



97. Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

artic.edu



98. Bronzeville Children's Museum (Temporarily closed)

9301 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60617

bronzevillechildrensmuseum.com



99. American Girl Place

835 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Website



100. Sky Deck Chicago

233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

theskydeck.com



101. Maggie Daley Park

337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

maggiedaleypark.com


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