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There is fun for the whole family in Freeport and Stephenson County. Enjoy our parks, museums and other indoor and outdoor activities for kids and families.

Krape Park

Explore beautiful Krape Park, awarded “Outstanding Multi-use Facility” by the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association. Heavily wooded Krape Park features a picturesque waterfall that tumbles down from a high limestone bluff, an operating antique carousel, tennis courts, multi-use trails, sledding hills, cross country skiing trails, a baseball diamond, numerous picnic tables, a mini-golf course and a duck pond.
1799 Park Blvd.
Freeport, IL 61032

Little Cubs Field

Experience big league fun at Little Cubs Field! This faithful replica of Chicago’s famous Wrigley Field pays tribute to a great American team and the great American game. Notice the brick walls, model scoreboard, marquee and left field bleachers when you visit this miniature reproduction. Little Cubs Field opened in 2008 after the community came together to build a place “where grown-ups can be kids and kids can be grown-ups.” Reserve the field for your events on the website.
1160 W Empire St
Freeport, IL 61032

Read Park Sportsplex & Pool

Centrally located in Freeport, Read Park offers acres of recreational area and many activities to do. The park is home to the Read Park Family Aquatic Center, complete with a zero-depth swimming pool, water slides, spray features and sand volleyball area. Its newest amenity is an 11,000 square foot concrete skate park that features obstacles, ramps, rails, bowls and ledges. Located near the Read Park Pavilion are basketball courts, softball fields and a children’s playground. Experience all that Read Park has to offer in Freeport, IL!
1200 Park Ln. Dr.
Freeport, IL 61032

Classic Cinemas Lindo Theatre

Located in historic Downtown Freeport, the Classic Cinemas Lindo Theatre began with a single screen, a stage for vaudeville acts and a Bennet pipe organ to accompany the films. Over the years, this historic landmark has transformed into 9 stadium auditoriums equipped with Digital 3D and Enhanced 4K Digital Projection and 7.1 Sound. Grab a snack at the concession stand up front and enjoy one of the latest movie releases in their spacious and comfortable theaters.
115 S Chicago Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032

 

Stephenson County Fair

The Stephenson County Fair is a wonderful week-long summer event to see livestock and commercial exhibits, experience on grounds entertainment and Grandstand events, and enjoy amusement rides, games and fair food.
2250 S Walnut Rd.
Freeport, IL 61032

Run-A-Muc Acres Pumpkin Patch

Celebrate the season with this pumpkin patch offering pumpkins, gourds, mums, hay, clothing, cotton candy and other treats, and a scarecrow contest! Take pictures with their seasonal photo face-in-the-hole boards and “run-a-muc” in the corn maze daily from 1 PM to dusk.
3063 Becker School Rd.
Freeport, IL 60132

Union Dairy

If you’re looking to find a little old school cool, stop down to the Union Dairy for a taste of the classic 50’s malt shop experience. Sit at the parlor bar for a juicy burger and a shake or order ice cream to go and enjoy the scenery of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square and historic Downtown Freeport.
126 E Douglas St.
Freeport, IL, 61032

4 Seasons Bowling & 11th Frame Arcade

Your hometown classic bowling spot! 4 Seasons Bowling is Freeport’s best place to meet up for food, drinks and a couple frames of bowling. With leagues for men, women, kids and seniors there is an opportunity for everyone to meet up for fun! Come by any day of the week for great deals and tons of fun!
1100 W Galena Ave
Freeport, IL 61032

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