Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park
Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Cost: $11, $9 resident; free adults
Hours: May 25-Sept. 15, 2013. Check website for hours.
This is a smaller theme park for kids 2-12. Book 6-12 month in advance for a B-Day party! Prices are inexpensive, you only have to pay for the kids. The activities and grounds are in excellent shape with tons of things for the kids to do.