Family Fun & Theme Parks – Illinois
Good Times Roll Skating Rink
Great place to hold birthday parties! Admission is $3.50 and skate rental is $.50 - $1.00.
Hours of Operation:
September - June (Closed July & August)
Friday: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
CLOSED Sunday through Thursday
Monday thru Friday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Call to confirm)
State-of-the-art bowling facility. 24 lanes with 42" scoreboards and 60" flat-screen TV's for watching sports. Also includes a full restaurant & bar, pool & game room and party room for birthdays. The only bowling alley in the area to offer "Shadowlight Bowling" - a fun, blacklight bowling experience.
Monday thru Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes
Located in the gently rolling hills of Pike County, Pine Lakes is a great family-fun destination. Check their website for a list of activities and special events.
Scottie's Fun Spot
Fun for all ages - go-karts, laser tag, bumper cars, roller skating (see website for skating hours), Ball-o-City, mini-lane bowling, arcade, laser frenzy, roller derby and roller hockey.
Sunday thru Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.*
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.*
*See website for skating hours.
Eckert's Grafton Farm
Located on top of the Mississippi River bluffs, the Eckert's Grafton Farm opens every summer with peach & blackberry picking and end in October with apples and pumpkins. Weekend activities, including live music, petting zoo and more, in the fall.
Mid July thru October (see website)
Raging Rivers WaterPark
20 acres of fun for the entire family. Features include the Breaker Beach Wave Pool, Itty Bitty Surf City, Endless River, Tree House Harbor, Runaway Rafts and more!
Check website for season schedule and hours.
The Loading Dock
The only waterfront entertainment experience in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Featuring bar & grill, flea market, ice skating rink (seasonal) and live musical entertainment.
Restaurant hours thru April 3, 2016 (check website for updates)
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Ice Rink Hours (open weekends November 21, 2015 thru April 3, 2016 - also open Monday, February 15 & Monday, March 28, 2016)
Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mineral Springs Haunted Tours
Offers walking tours as well as haunted overnights. Only tour of the Haunted Mineral Springs Mall - the "most haunted building in Alton." Also home to the Historic Museum of Torture Devices.
Check website for schedule of tours.
Alton Hauntings Ghost Tours
Alton's most authentic ghost tours through "one of the most Haunted Small Towns in America." Offering walking, bus & River Road dinner tours from April thru November. Based on Troy Taylor's book, Haunted Alton.
Walking tour to spirited sites in the historic downtown Jacksonville area. Tours last approx. 3 hours. Reservations required. Bus tours also available year-round. Troy Taylor, owner of American Hauntings and co-author of Haunted Jacksonville, also has tours companies in Alton and Carlinville.
Visit website for information on tours.
Henson Robinson Zoo
Managed by the Springfield Park District, the zoo is home to more than 90 species of native & exotic animals from Australia, Africa, Asia and North & South America. The grounds include a gift shop, concessions and a petty area. Admission fee.
Monday thru Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Knight's Action Park
Fun for the entire family. Knight's Action Park is a fully-equipped amusement park open all year. With an action park, water park, and outdoor entertainment, including a twin drive-in theater, there is something for everyone.
View calendar on the website for hours.