In the Midwest, we never know what the weather is going to throw at us, so you need a good, short list of fun, indoor attractions to visit when outdoor fun isn’t in the cards. So, tuck this list away for a rainy, snowy or wintry day.
Do some driving on an indoor track in high-performance, Italian-made pro-karts that reach speeds of up to 50 MPH or give axe throwing a try.
Chuck E. Cheese, Tinley Park
Play games, earn tickets, be a kid. Play passes can be purchased for unlimited play.
Climb On Rock Gym, Homewood
Try climbing on realistic equipment that can challenge any age or level.
Dave & Buster’s, Orland Park
This is where the grown-ups go to play. The 24,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment facility is a sports fan’s paradise with huge TV screens broadcasting sporting events, arcade games, billiards, bowling, virtual reality and more.
Gamma VR, Lansing
Put on some goggles and transport into a virtual world where you can travel back in time or across the globe and choose from dozens of high-tech games.
An arcade, rides and laser frenzy will entertain you for hours!
In The Game, Hollywood Park, Crestwood
Mini bowling, a fun slide, virtual reality, arcade games, indoor bumper cars and axe throwing are among the fun.
Take in one of the latest movies on the premium large-format screens from reclining seats. Have dinner in the restaurant or enjoy in-theatre dining.
Odyssey Fun World, Tinley Park
There’s lots to do outside, but you can also pop inside for arcade games, laser tag, a soft playground and amusement rides to entertain you.
And don’t forget about local libraries, which offer programming for kids and a space to get lost in a good book, or member park districts in Chicago Ridge, Lansing, Lockport, Matteson, and Oak Forest that have indoor facilities for fun activities, events and exercising.