Whether you’re a child or an adult, there’s one thing we can all agree on – dinosaurs are awesome! Luckily, there are many attractions in the Prairie State that feature these prehistoric creatures, including pop-up drive-through attractions and more permanent exhibits like Sue the T. Rex at The Field Museum. What’s more, there’s another attraction that maybe you haven’t heard of yet. Located at Illinois’ Volo Museum, you’ll find Jurassic Gardens, an indoor dinosaur park that’s sure to bring out the kid in everyone who visits. This dinosaur park in Illinois is truly a unique adventure for the entire family. The little ones will especially have a blast!

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Have you visited this indoor dinosaur park in Illinois yet? How about the Volo Auto Museum or Volo Antique Malls which are located on the same property? If you have, tell us all about your experience in the comments!

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For more information about this hidden gem museum, visit the Jurassic Gardens website or follow Jurassic Gardens on Facebook. And if you’re searching for more adventure, check out these top-rated attractions in Illinois that are also out of this world. 

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Unique Attractions In Illinois

What are some more unique attractions in Illinois that are great for the entire family?

If you’re searching for unique family-friendly attractions in Illinois, these are some of the ones we like the best:

  • Aikman Wildlife Adventure, Arcola
  • Cozy Dog Drive In, Springfield
  • Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour, Makanda
  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville
  • City of Metropolis, Metropolis
  • Cave-In-Rock State Park, Cave-In-Rock
  • Batavia Depot Museum (Batavia)
  • Pirates’ Cove Children’s Theme Park, Elk Grove Village
  • Splash Country Water Park, Aurora
  • Overlook Adventure Park, Decatur
  • Arcadia: America's Playable Arcade Museum, McLean

You’ll want to visit our website to learn more about these family-friendly attractions in Illinois.  

What are some of the best hidden gems in Illinois?

Whether you love quirky museums or natural wonders, here are some of the best hidden gems in Illinois that you must add to your list. 

  • Cache River State Natural Area, Belknap
  • St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats, Saint Charles
  • Pomona Natural Bridge, Murphysboro
  • Havencrest Castle, Savanna
  • Gateway Geyser, Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park, St Louis
  • Matthiessen State Park, Oglesby
  • Linmar Gardens, Galena
  • Shawnee National Forest, Herod
  • Garden of the Gods Recreation Area, Herod
  • Dixon Springs State Park, Golconda
  • RavenStone Castle, Harvard

Check out our article featuring more hidden gems in Illinois.

What are some more of the best museums in Illinois?

From whimsical exhibits to train displays, and more, these are some of the best museums in Illinois that belong on your list: 

  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Sock Monkey Museum, Long Grove
  • Illinois Railway Museum, Union
  • St Charles History Museum & The Curious Fox Gift Shop, St. Charles
  • The Adler Planetarium, Chicago
  • Kohl Children's Museum, Glenview
  • The Field Museum, Chicago
  • Massive Auto Museum In Roscoe, Illinois
  • Lizzadro Lapidary Art Museum In Oak Brook

Read our previous article to discover more of the best museums in Illinois