Best Amusement Parks in Chicago

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Chicago is city located on Lake Michigan, that bursts with life. To take a break from the never ending rush and to spend some quality time with family and friends, there are many amusement parks in C (Read More)hicago. Here is a list of some of the most exciting ones that attract not just the locals but are also famous with the visitors for their inclusiveness and the thrill at offer..

Here is the list of 14 Best Amusement Parks in Chicago

1. Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park

Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park
5.0 /5

As is evident from the name, pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park is an amusement park for kids in the age group of two to nine. It is open from June through August, and has free entry for adults. The amusement park is structured such as to promote creativity and provide enhanced imagination to kids. Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park is located inside Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Situated about 27 miles from downtown Chicago, it is a fun place to host birthday parties and various sites are designed considering the party requirements. Some of the park's rides are Pete’s Pirate Ship, Captain's Carousel, Barnacle Bay Boats, Camelot's Castle, Jolly Roger Jump, and many more.

Address : 901 Leicester Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Timings : Monday – Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM

Entry Fee : General Child: USD 15
Elk Grove Resident Child: USD 10
Adults: Free

2. Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America
5.0 /5

Six Flags Great America is one of the top-rated amusement parks in North America and consists of seventeen roller coasters and a water park. This park should not be confused with Six Flags America of Maryland and Washington. It was previously known as Marriott's Great America. Situated in Gurnee, Illinois, and about 45 miles from Downtown Chicago, it is divided into nine different themed areas. Some of the rides within are American Eagle, BATMAN – The Ride, Columbia Carousel, Goliath, SUPERMAN- Ultimate Flight, and many more.

Address : 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031

Timings : Monday – Friday: Closed
Saturday – Sunday: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The park is open on weekdays too during holidays and festive season. Please check the official website.

Entry Fee : Season Pass: USD 59.99

3. Play and Spin

Play and Spin
4.5 /5

Play and Spin is an indoor family amusement park with attractions for kids and adults alike. It is also one of the most popular birthday party destinations in Northside Chicago. Some of the attractions include go-karts on the 6,000 square foot track, a laser tag arena surrounded by maze walls, and a rock-climbing wall. Play and Spin has an indoor gaming arcade with a playing card loaded according to the games played. Adding more to the excitement are the VR games that drive the kids as well as adults crazy. This amusement park has a never-ending fun supply multiplied by a sports bar for the adults to chill and relax.

Entry Fee : Unlimited Video Games Play Package: USD 16.99
Unlimited Video Games, Go-Karts and Laser Tag Play Package: USD 28.99
Unlimited Video Games, Go-Karts and Laser Tag Play Package: USD 31.99
Arcade: USD 0.50 – USD 2.00 per game
Go Karts: USD 7 per ride
VR Games: USD 5 for 5 minutes
Laser Tag: USD 7 per game

Address : 7631 N Caldwell Ave, Niles, IL 60714

Timings : Monday – Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

4. Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
4.5 /5

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park are one of the largest indoor amusement parks in Chicago, Illinois. Located in Western Suburbs, it is famous for its trampoline centre. It consists of attractions like bowling, wall climbing, and a rope course that tests one’s balance and agility. The stand out attraction has to be the Sky Rider where kids are strapped, and they get to fly and scout over the entire arena. Commonly known as Urban Air Adventure Park, it is a famous centre amongst kids for hosting birthday parties and events. The park also has a café to cater to kids and adults' needs, making it a complete family fun park.

Address : 140 E Lake St, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Timings : Sunday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Monday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Entry Fee : Platinum Attractions: USD 29.99
Ultimate Attractions: USD 25.99
Deluxe Attractions: USD 20.99
Basic Attractions Basic Trampolines Only: USD 15.99
Bowling (A la Carte) Per hour for one lane: USD 15.00
Bowling (Add-on) Per hour for one lane if purchased with walk-in package: USD 10.00
Deluxe Access for Children 5 & Under: USD 9.99
Urban Air Socks: USD 2.99, No personal socks allowed
Parent Pass: Same attractions as a kid; 50% retail pass price

5. Odyssey Fun World

Odyssey Fun World
4.5 /5

Odyssey Fun World is an indoor amusement park located about 30 miles from Downtown Chicago in Tinley Park, Illinois. Some of the park attractions include go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, and many more. For the thrill-seekers, it consists of a zip line and a Ferris wheel. Adding to the fun element and bringing the family together are the laser tag area, gaming arcade, bumper cars, and a redemption centre with attractive prizes. This amusement park is also known for being an apt choice for birthday parties, family events, and even corporate events. For such events and also for regular visitors, they have a café called the Chipper’s Café with a pretty decent pizza and sandwich menu to unwind and relax.

Address : 19111 Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Timings : Monday – Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 Noon – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 Noon – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM

Entry Fee : Indoor 3 Hours Eat/Play Package: USD 19.99

6. Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
4.5 /5

Sky Zone Trampoline Park lives up to its name by being one of the most famous places to provide the joy of flying. A dream place for thrill-seekers, this amusement park boasts attractions like Ninja Warrior Course, Skyhoops, Drop Zone, and Parkour Labour. At the Sky Zone Trampoline Park, one can also practice freestyle jumping with friends and have fun with wall climbing. Not only this, but the list also includes Skyjoust which is gladiator-style combat over a foam pit or airbag. This place is also available for hosting events and birthday parties and has a private park rental option for official events too.

Entry Fees : 120-minute all-access pass: Weekdays: USD 29.99, Weekends: USD 33.99
90-minute all-access pass: Weekdays: USD 24.99, Weekends: USD 25.99
60-minute all-access pass: Weekdays: USD 17.99, Weekends: USD 17.99
SkySocks: USD 3.00, required

Address : 66 Orland Square Dr Suite B, Orland Park, IL 60462

Timings : Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

7. Altitude Chicago Trampoline Park

Altitude Chicago Trampoline Park
4.5 /5

Altitude Chicago Trampoline Park is an amusement park for young adults as well as for kids. This 33,000 square foot facility has 14 attractions for various age groups ranging from giant trampolines, foam pits, and fitness classes. Attractions at the Altitude Chicago Trampoline Park include Wipeout where one jumps over a spinning wheel's padded arms, Trapeze Swing for high-flying with a foam pit landing, and even a trampoline basketball. The park is inclusive of toddlers as well with its kids’ arena and toddler time passes. The park is also available for birthday parties, teen nights, fundraising, and community events.

Entry Fee : Single Jumper Rates:
60 Minutes: USD 19.95
90 Minutes: USD 24.95
120 Minutes: USD 29.95
Unlimited Jumping: USD 34.95
Additional 30 Minutes: USD 10.00
Ages 2 – 6 Rates: 60 Minutes: USD 17.95 – Full access
Parent jump ticket with a purchase of an Age 2 years – 6 years: USD 10.00
Toddler Time:
Ages 2 to 6: USD 15.00
Adults: USD 5.00
Family Fun Night: USD 35 per child jumper. Parents at USD 10 with the purchase of a child ticket.
Frequent Jump Passes:
Buy five and GET ONE FREE – USD 100.00
Buy ten and GET ONE FREE – USD 200.00

Timings : Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10 :00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Toddler Time: Weekdays – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Family Fun Night: Friday – 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM for open jump

Address : 404 N Armour St, Chicago, IL 60642

8. iFLY - Chicago Lincoln Park

iFLY - Chicago Lincoln Park
4.5 /5

iFLY is an indoor skydiving facility providing the thrill and joy of flying to kids and adults. Located just outside downtown Chicago, this amusement park solely focuses on skydiving and executed it through wind tunnels. They also offer virtual reality experience, which adds up to the thrill. iFLY organises various programs to enhance the inclusiveness and provide the thrill and fun to all people alike. They have All Abilities Night for people with physical or cognitive challenges, Boys Scouts Field Trips, and STEM field trips for students to first learn the science behind and then experience it practically.

Address : 800 W Scott St, Chicago, IL 60610

Timings : Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Entry Fee : 2 Flight Package: USD 69.95
3 Flight Package: USD 89.95
4 Flight Package: USD 111.95
5 Flight Package: USD 131.95

9. Razzmatazz

4.5 /5

Razzmatazz is indeed all about the razzle-dazzle and excitement of indoor attractions and gaming, and food. Located pretty close to downtown Chicago, its game floor consists of video games like the Jurassic World and Aliens Armageddon. While Down the Clown and Color Crush are physically interactive games. To keep up the excitement, they have a reward system, and most of the games have points which can be redeemed for prizes. Razzmatazz is a family entertainment centre and offers various birthday parties, corporate events, bachelor parties, team building activities, and other social events. The highlight of these packages is bowling, sport court with adjustable basketball hoops, indoor soccer field, and an inflatable playland. Furthermore, a full bar and dining option is an add-on that excites every visitor.

Entry Fee : Razzmatastic Party: USD 32.95 p/child, USD 330 for ten kids
World Cup Party: USD 27.95 p/child, USD 280 for ten kids
Champions Party: USD 22.95 p/child, USD 230 for 10 kids
Ready Player Two: USD 17.95 p/child, USD 180 for ten kids

Address : 3900 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60609

Timings : Monday – Wednesday: Closed
Thursday – Friday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM

10. Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center (Burbank)

Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center (Burbank)
4.5 /5

Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center (Burbank) is indeed a ghostly themed amusement park. It consists of both outdoor and indoor attractions, while outdoor are open only from April till October. The attractions at the facility include go-karts for both kids and adults, a miniature 18-hole golf course, crazy cabs that take one on a spin, and laser frenzy full of laser beams and puts one’s agility at test. Then there are batting cages for the entire family or friends to have a fun game, and game rooms with over 100 video games. The Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center also contains a restaurant and a prize redemption centre. It is also available for birthday parties, fundraisers, or company picnics.

Entry Fee : Action Pack: USD 70
‘Do It All’ Package: USD 34.95
Trails Raceway Go-Karts: USD 8.00
Jr. Speedway Go-Karts: USD 6.00
18-Hole Miniature Golf: USD 7.75, Children 10 & Under / Seniors 65+: USD 6.75
Crazy Cabs Ride: USD 4.50
Miner Mike Coaster: USD 4.00
Lazer Frenzy (Lazer Maze): USD 3.00
Batting Cages: USD 2.00/18 Balls

Address : 7759 S Harlem Ave, Burbank, IL 60459

11. FunFlatables - Chicago

FunFlatables - Chicago
4.5 /5

FunFlatables Chicago is an indoor party and play centre for kids. It is located in Chicago Ridge Mall as well as in the Ford City Mall. It is the place for kids to jump, climb, slide, and bounce. Its soft inflatable playground lets kids jump and snake around obstacles. It provides freedom of expression to kids via bouncers, obstacle courses, climbers and slides. FunFlatables has an engaging and interactive play that unleashes the kids’ imagination. What’s more, even the parents can jump and bounce for free with their kids, making it a fun family outing. They also have Totland areas for toddles, which offers some fun slides and climbers.

Entry Fee : USD 10 per child

Timings : Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Address : 1. Ford City Mall, 7601 S Cicero Ave Space 1300, Chicago, IL 60652
2. 100 Chicago Ridge Mall, Drive Suite D17, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

12. Sugar Grove Family Fun Center

Sugar Grove Family Fun Center
4.5 /5

Sugar Grove Family Fun Center is an outdoor amusement park located about 50 miles from downtown Chicago. This amusement park has two go-kart tracks based in Aurora - The Sugar Grove Speedway and The Wrangler (Adult) Slick Track. It also has a mini-golf course and a lighted driving range. Further, Sugar Grove also offers golf lessons with a private golf instructor. Adding to the fun are its water attractions that include bumper boats and water wars. The park is also open for birthday parties and various social events. To take a break from all the excitement at the offer, they have dining options in the form of Fantastico Grill which remains open all summer.

Address : 9s825 IL-47, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Timings : Monday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Golf Center open until 11:00 PM

Entry Fee : 1 Go-Kart Race: USD 8.00
1 Bumper Boat Ride: USD 4.50
1 Mini-Golf (adult): USD 8.00
1 Mini-Golf (child aged 11 and under): USD 7.00
1 Water-Wars (1 bucket): USD 3.50
4 Water-Wars (4 buckets): USD 11.00, depth charge applicable
Birthday Party Rates: USD 13.50 onwards
There are over 16 different packages that can be bought according to requirement.

13. Safari Land

Safari Land
4.5 /5

Spread over 62,000 square feet, Safari Land Family Entertainment Center is an amusement park with indoor attractions and arcade games. Based on the Safari theme, some of the major attractions include a merry-go-round, bumper cars, roller coaster, and tilt-a-whirl, basically spinning carts on a rotating track. Safari Land also has a 12-lane bowling zone for young adults and adults. Then there are MaxFlight Simulator or Tiger Terror Roller Coaster which shine in the thrilling area. Not to forget the arcade games and kids' go-kart. It has something to offer for everyone, making it a preferable choice for birthday parties, events, and various corporate and social groups.

Address : 701 W North Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181

Timings : Monday – Friday, Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 Noon – 9:00 PM

Entry Fee : Monkey Jump: USD 1.50
Merry Go Round: USD 1.50
Bumper Cars: USD 3.00
Tilt-A-Whirl: USD 3.00
Roller Coaster: USD 3.50
Kid's Go-Karts: USD 4.00
Lion's Den Soft Play Area: USD 4.00 (unlimited use)
MaxFlight Simulator: USD 5.00
There are various special group packages, as well.

14. Onesti's Wild West Town

Onesti's Wild West Town
4.5 /5

Onesti's Wild West Town is a family amusement park which is western-themed and has fun cowboy activities and rides. The park's attractions include gold panning, shooting gallery, pony rides, archery range, carousel, handcarts, and whatnot. Located about 60 miles from downtown Chicago, the West Stunt Show keeps adults entertained as the kids have a gala time on the rides. Onesti's Wild West Town is a right birthday party choice. It has a café, an ice cream parlour, and a fudge shop. The park also manages school educational field trips, organised youth groups, or scout nights.

Address : 8512 S Union Rd, Union, IL 60180

Timings : Monday – Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : USD 19 per person ages three and older- includes all rides and attractions. Children 2 and under are free.

The amusement parks mentioned here have something for everyone. Thus, making it easier to make long lasting relationships with family and friends and strengthen the bond over fun and play.

This post was published by Soumya Saxena

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