Favorite Kid Places in Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

1. Lincoln Park Zoo

9.4
2001 N Clark St (btwn Fullerton Pkwy & LaSalle Dr), Chicago, IL
Zoo · Lincoln Park · 264 tips and reviews
Oberweis Ice Cream & Dairy is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

2. Oberweis Ice Cream & Dairy

7.8
101 S Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL
Ice Cream Shop · 8 tips and reviews
The Home Depot is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

3. The Home Depot

6.6
901 Civic Center Plaza, Niles, IL
Hardware Store · 6 tips and reviews
Historic Wagner Farm is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

4. Historic Wagner Farm

8.5
1510 Wagner Rd, Glenview, IL
Farm · 7 tips and reviews
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

5. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

9.0
220 E Chicago Ave (at Mies van der Rohe Way), Chicago, IL
Art Museum · Streeterville · 149 tips and reviews
Original Pancake House is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

6. Original Pancake House

8.4
106 S Northwest Hwy (btw Euclid Ave. & Ridge Ter.), Park Ridge, IL
Breakfast Spot · 24 tips and reviews
Crown Fountain is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

7. Crown Fountain

9.0
Michigan Ave (btwn S Michigan Ave and Boeing Gallery S), Chicago, IL
Outdoor Sculpture · Grant Park · 56 tips and reviews
Lurie Garden is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

8. Lurie Garden

9.1
Millennium Park (btwn Columbus Dr & Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Garden · Grant Park · 46 tips and reviews
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

9. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft

7.1
8245 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL
Fabric Shop · 1 tip
Norwood Park Pool is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

10. Norwood Park Pool

5801 N Natoma Ave, Chicago, IL
Pool · Norwood Park · 2 tips and reviews
Niles Family Fitness is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

11. Niles Family Fitness

7.3
987 Civic Center Dr (Waukegan and Oakton), Niles, IL
Gym · 4 tips and reviews
The Choo-Choo Restaurant is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

12. The Choo-Choo Restaurant

7.0
600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL
Diner · 22 tips and reviews
Wildwood Nature Center is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

13. Wildwood Nature Center

Sibley (Dee), Park Ridge, IL
Other Great Outdoors · 3 tips and reviews
Affy Tapple is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

14. Affy Tapple

8.2
7425 N Croname Rd (Gross Point Rd.), Niles, IL
Dessert Shop · 11 tips and reviews
Superdawg Drive-In is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

15. Superdawg Drive-In

9.2
6363 N Milwaukee Ave (btwn Devon Ave & Highland Ave), Chicago, IL
Hot Dog Joint · Norwood Park East · 147 tips and reviews
Moretti's Ristorante is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

16. Moretti's Ristorante

7.4
6727 N Olmsted Ave (at N Oshkosh Ave), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Edison Park · 49 tips and reviews
Apple Holler is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

17. Apple Holler

8.8
5006 S Sylvania Ave (I 94 & County Line Road), Sturtevant, WI
Farm · 54 tips and reviews
Garfield Park Conservatory is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

18. Garfield Park Conservatory

9.6
300 N Central Park Ave (at Lake St), Chicago, IL
Garden · East Garfield Park · 63 tips and reviews

19. Avenues to Independence Thrift Shoppe

7710 W Touhy Ave (Overhill), Chicago, IL
Thrift / Vintage Store · Edison Park · 1 tip
Rainforest Café is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

20. Rainforest Café

6.1
D121 Woodfield Mall (at Woodfield Mall), Schaumburg, IL
Theme Restaurant · 53 tips and reviews
The LEGO Store is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

21. The LEGO Store

9.0
5 Woodfield Mall (Woodfield Mall), Schaumburg, IL
Toy / Game Store · 5 tips and reviews
El Fast Burrito is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

22. El Fast Burrito

5.9
1165 Lee St (at Algonquin Rd), Des Plaines, IL
Burrito Place · 8 tips and reviews
Bristol Renaissance Faire is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

23. Bristol Renaissance Faire

9.0
12550 120th Ave (at State Line Rd), Kenosha, WI
Fair · 71 tips and reviews
Brunswick Zone Niles Lanes is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

24. Brunswick Zone Niles Lanes

7.5
7333 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, IL
Bowling Alley · 14 tips and reviews
Bob's Bike Shop is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

25. Bob's Bike Shop

141 S Vine Ave (at S Prospect), Park Ridge, IL
Bike Shop · 2 tips and reviews
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

26. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

9.0
2430 N Cannon Dr (at Fullerton Pkwy), Chicago, IL
Science Museum · Lincoln Park · 38 tips and reviews
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

27. Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago

7.8
2100 Patriot Blvd (at Lake Ave), Glenview, IL
Museum · 28 tips and reviews
McDonald's Store #1 Museum is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

28. McDonald's Store #1 Museum

6.8
400 Lee St (btwn Elk Blvd & Rand Rd), Des Plaines, IL
Museum · 6 tips and reviews
The Grove National Historic Landmark is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

29. The Grove National Historic Landmark

8.6
1421 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL
Other Great Outdoors · 6 tips and reviews
The Field Museum is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

30. The Field Museum

9.4
1400 S Lake Shore Dr (at McFetridge Dr), Chicago, IL
History Museum · 316 tips and reviews

31. Millennium Park Chiropractic

155 N Michigan Ave (Randolph and Michigan), Chicago, IL
Chiropractor · The Loop · 1 tip
Old Town School of Folk Music is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

32. Old Town School of Folk Music

9.4
4544 N Lincoln Ave (at W Wilson Ave), Chicago, IL
Music School · Ravenswood · 39 tips and reviews
Hot Doug's is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

33. Hot Doug's

3324 N California Ave (at Roscoe St), Chicago, IL
Hot Dog Joint · Northwest Side · 243 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Doug has veggie dogs for vegetarians, bagel dogs for kids and specialities for the highbrow hot doggers. But his famous duck-fat fries are only for customers who come out on Fridays and Saturdays.

Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

34. Lincoln Park Conservatory

9.3
2391 N Stockton Dr (at Fullerton Pkwy), Chicago, IL
Garden · Lincoln Park · 50 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Chicago can feel pretty tropical, or at least humid, in summer, but if you want to check out some real tropical plant life, the Lincoln Park Conservatory offers a lush sanctuary from city life.

The Doughnut Vault is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

35. The Doughnut Vault

9.0
401 1/2 N Franklin St (at W Kinzie St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · River North · 135 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Download a podcast. Bring a long-lost friend. Get there at 8:30am. This is the doughnut we’ve been waiting for.

Water Taxi of Chicago is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

36. Water Taxi of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Boat or Ferry · River North · 3 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Take a ride on the river for as little as $4 (b/w Michigan and Union Station). If you use them to commute during rush hour, they're even cheaper, but we prefer a lazy-day vibe.

Miller's Pub is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

37. Miller's Pub

8.5
134 S Wabash Ave (btwn E Adams & E Monroe St), Chicago, IL
Pub · The Loop · 197 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: A classic Loop bar with a spruced-up beer list, a great chicken-potpie (until 4pm) and, often, a TOC editor at the bar.

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

38. The Art Institute of Chicago

9.6
111 S Michigan Ave (btwn Monroe St & Jackson Dr), Chicago, IL
Art Museum · Grant Park · 621 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This venerable art institution's architecture is just as artistic and beautiful as its exhibitions.

Wrigley Field is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

39. Wrigley Field

9.3
1060 W Addison St (btwn Sheffield Ave & Clark St), Chicago, IL
Baseball Stadium · Wrigleyville · 519 tips and reviews
North Avenue Beach is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

40. North Avenue Beach

9.3
1600 N Lake Shore Dr (btwn Fullerton Pkwy & North Ave), Chicago, IL
Beach · Lincoln Park · 75 tips and reviews
Willis Tower is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

41. Willis Tower

233 S Wacker Dr (btwn W Adams St & W Jackson Blvd), Chicago, IL
Building · The Loop · 288 tips and reviews
Navy Pier is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

42. Navy Pier

8.8
600 E Grand Ave (at Streeter Dr), Chicago, IL
Pier · Streeterville · 341 tips and reviews
Shedd Aquarium is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

43. Shedd Aquarium

9.1
1200 S Lake Shore Dr (at Solidarity Dr), Chicago, IL
Aquarium · Museum Campus · 434 tips and reviews
Soldier Field is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

44. Soldier Field

9.1
1410 S Museum Campus Dr (btwn McFetridge Dr & Waldron Dr), Chicago, IL
Football Stadium · South Loop · 197 tips and reviews
Guaranteed Rate Field is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

45. Guaranteed Rate Field

8.9
333 W 35th St (at Wentworth Ave), Chicago, IL
Baseball Stadium · Armour Square · 280 tips and reviews
Museum of Science and Industry is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

46. Museum of Science and Industry

9.4
5700 S Lake Shore Dr (at 57th Dr), Chicago, IL
Science Museum · 369 tips and reviews
Chicago Botanic Garden is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

47. Chicago Botanic Garden

9.5
1000 Lake Cook Rd (btwn Green Bay Rd & Skokie Hwy), Glencoe, IL
Botanical Garden · 119 tips and reviews
Margie's Candies is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

48. Margie's Candies

9.1
1960 N Western Ave (at W Armitage Ave), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Logan Square · 91 tips and reviews

Time Out Chicago KidsTime Out Chicago Kids: The 25-scoop Royal George ice cream sundae at Margie’s Candies is nominated for Best Kid-Friendly Thrill in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at timeoutchicagokids.com/awards!

Niles Public Library District is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

49. Niles Public Library District

6960 W Oakton St (at Waukegan Rd.), Niles, IL
Library · 8 tips and reviews
Des Plaines Public Library is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

50. Des Plaines Public Library

1501 Ellinwood Ave (at Lee St), Des Plaines, IL
Library · 28 tips and reviews
Park Ridge Public Library is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

51. Park Ridge Public Library

8.0
20 S Prospect Ave (at Touhy & Northwest Hwy.), Park Ridge, IL
Library · 12 tips and reviews
Monument Park is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

52. Monument Park

6679 N Avondale Ave (at Oliphant), Chicago, IL
Playground · Edison Park · No tips or reviews
Oz Park is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

53. Oz Park

9.0
2021 N Burling St (btwn Webster Ave & Dickens Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · Lincoln Park · 26 tips and reviews
Brookfield Zoo is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

54. Brookfield Zoo

9.2
3300 Golf Rd (at 31st St), Brookfield, IL
Zoo · 148 tips and reviews
Vienna Beef Factory Store & Cafe is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

55. Vienna Beef Factory Store & Cafe

8.9
2501 N Damen Ave (btwn W Fullerton Ave & N Elston Ave), Chicago, IL
Hot Dog Joint · Bucktown · 33 tips and reviews
Budweiser  Bleachers is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

56. Budweiser Bleachers

8.3
Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
General Entertainment · Wrigleyville · 15 tips and reviews

Justin L.Justin Lundsteen: The best way to watch a Chicago Cubs game!

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

57. Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

9.0
210 W. Fullerton Ave. (at Cannon Dr.), Chicago, IL
Scenic Lookout · Lincoln Park · 15 tips and reviews
Kiddie Kingdom is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

58. Kiddie Kingdom

7.7
7411 N Milwaukee Ave (btwn Birchwood Ave & Touhy Ave), Niles, IL
Arcade · 13 tips and reviews
Centennial Park is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

59. Centennial Park

Park Ridge, IL
Park · 3 tips and reviews
Woodfield Mall is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

60. Woodfield Mall

8.4
5 Woodfield Mall (btwn Golf Rd & Woodfield Rd), Schaumburg, IL
Shopping Mall · 134 tips and reviews
Superdawg Drive-In is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

61. Superdawg Drive-In

8.4
333 S Milwaukee Ave (btwn Dundee Rd & Palatine Rd), Wheeling, IL
Hot Dog Joint · 67 tips and reviews
Dairy Queen is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

62. Dairy Queen

8.9
2 Devon Ave (at N Canfield Rd), Park Ridge, IL
Ice Cream Shop · 10 tips and reviews
Lisa Italian Ice is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

63. Lisa Italian Ice

10 N Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge, IL
Ice Cream Shop · 4 tips and reviews
Woodfield Mall is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

64. Woodfield Mall

8.4
5 Woodfield Mall (btwn Golf Rd & Woodfield Rd), Schaumburg, IL
Shopping Mall · 134 tips and reviews

Lina G.Lina Gonzo: You can find a huge indoor playground near the center of Woodfield Mall! Lots of benches for the parents to sit and rest and lots of room for the kids to run around! Win win!

Mary Bartelme Park is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

65. Mary Bartelme Park

9.1
115 S Sangamon St (at W. Monroe St.), Chicago, IL
Park · Near West Side · 25 tips and reviews
River Trail Nature Center is one of Favorite Kid Places in Chicago.

66. River Trail Nature Center

8.2
3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL
Trail · 5 tips and reviews

Lina G.Lina Gonzo: They have a real bald eagle on display! Sunday afternoons is feeding time!