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, Matteson and 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.
UNLOCKaLOCK Escape Room, Lansing
Race the clock as you search for clues with your team to make your way out before the buzzer goes off.
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.