We Chicagoans have to put up with a lot. Freezing spring days, rainy summer days, windy fall days and let's not even talk about winter. Thankfully, there are loads of indoor playgrounds throughout the city for those times when a day at the park just won't cut it.
We visited every single one with a 17-month-old girl so you could simply use our guide to figure out the best one for your itty bitty. Click on the title of each location for more details about each one.You might also like:
Cost: $12 first child, $6 siblings.
Best for: Preschool and younger.
Special activities: Family Nites are held every third Sunday of the month. Everyone in the family-from infants to grandparents-can play games, sing together, or learn new skills. Food and drinks are served buffet style.
Children will love: The pirate ships and castle to climb in.
Mommies will love: The baked goods and free coffee, plus the salads, sandwiches and omelets from Meg's Cafe down the street.