Worried about having "bored" kids at home this summer? Consider taking them out to one to do one of these fun activities!

40+ Fun Places to Take Your Kids This Summer in the Corridor

Worried about having "bored" kids at home this summer? Consider taking them out to one to do one of these fun activities!

Gallery Credit: Courtlin

AirFX - 1100 North 18th Ave, Hiawatha

  • "AirFX is the ultimate fun destination for the entire family. Featuring trampolines, foam pits, soft play, ninja warrior courses, climbing walls and an outdoor mini-golf course – there is something for everyone here!"

Apex Laser Tag - 1600 Sycamore St, Iowa City

  • "Apex Laser Tag is a tactical laser tag center located in Iowa City, IA that was purpose-built to provide an immersive and engaging laser tag experience unlike any other."

Bass Farms - 840 Bass Ln, Mt Vernon

  • "Grab the family and friends and head out to the farm for some 18 hole mini golf, play time on the tire playground, climbing on the spider webs, and teeter totter fun! The amazing jumping pad will be inflated to get some energy out! End your farm visit with a delicious ice cream cone or a farm freshly squeezed lemonade from our shop!"
  • Also hosting 'Fridays on the Farm,' 'BINGO Nights,' and 'Family Movie Nights' this summer - check out a full schedule of events HERE

Brush & Barrel - 1801 2nd St, Coralville

  • An art studio that has painting classes and workshops, as well as summer camps for kids and a "splatter room" - check out a full schedule of events HERE

Cedar Creek Lanes - 3203 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids

  • A bowling alley that also has food, pool tables, arcade games, daily glow bowling, and ticket-prize games

Cedar Rapids Bowling Center - 265 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

  • A bowling alley with open bowling, leagues, and a snack bar

Civil Axe Throwing - 375 3rd St, Cedar Rapids

  • "We have excellent axe coaches on staff who show you the ropes and make sure you have a fun time while learning. You’re sure to become a pro in no time! Get some friendly competition going with your group as you try to hit the target and have a blast."
  • Ages 10 and older

Collins Road Theatres - 1462 Twixt Town Rd, Marion

  • A movie theatre with a 'Kids Movie Summer' program where kids can see a series of movies for only $2 per ticket - check out the 2024 schedule HERE

Cryptiq Escapes - 1841 Lower Muscatine, Iowa City

  • "If you’re looking for a local escape room venue that will challenge your skills, Cryptiq Escapes is the place for you. Friend hangouts and team-building activities have never been so exciting!"

DEFY - 851 Highway 6, Iowa City

  • A trampoline park that also features battle beams, a ninja course, trapeze & aerial silks, a zip line, basketball, and more

Dragon's Lair Family Adventure Center - 6545 4th St SW, Cedar Rapids

  • An entertainment venue for ages 8 and up featuring escape rooms, virtual reality escape rooms, and laser tag

Escapology - 3998 Westdale Pkwy SW, Cedar Rapids

  • "Cedar Rapids' premium real-life escape game experience! Up to 8 players will be challenged by working together to solve a series of riddles and puzzles that lead them to the final code that frees them from the game room. Do you have what it takes to escape?"

The Fantastic Escape - 4444 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids/141 E Main St, Lisbon

  • "A fun and exciting escape room game venue near Cedar Rapids and Iowa City featuring immersive theatrical elements in our custom designed rooms"

Hatchet Jack’s -  101 Hwy 1 W, Iowa City

  • "Hatchet Jack’s is eastern Iowa’s premier spot to experience the thrill of axe throwing. We offer a fun, safe environment that is perfect for any sized group. Whether it’s for the first time or you’re a seasoned thrower we’re here to make sure that you have a great time."
  • Ages 10 to 17 are allowed when accompanied by a parent/guardian until 7 p.m.

Hurling Hatchet - 576 Boyson Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

  • "Book a private event, celebrate a special occasion, join one of our leagues or just book a lane with friends. Each location has dedicated axe throwing lanes and coaches (axeperts) to teach you how to throw an axe."
  • There are no age restrictions, but kids under the age of 14 must have an adult present (one adult per 3 minors) - book a lane HERE

ImOn Ice Arena - 1100 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids

  • An ice arena that has classes and public ice skating. You can check out a schedule HERE

Iowa Ceramics Center & Glass Studio: Summer Youth Camps - 329 10th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

  • "Our Summer Camps return better than ever for 2024, with a dedicated STEAM Classroom for all hand-building classes and workshops. Sign up your kiddos to come in and create with us this summer!"
  • Ages 5 to 15 - register for camps and one-day workshops HERE

The Iowa Children's Museum - 1451 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville

  • A play museum featuring "unique hands-on educational components that promote the active exploration, problem solving, and discovery that lead to learning"

Marcus Cinemas - 5340 Council Street NE, Cedar Rapids/1451 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville/1602 Sycamore St, Iowa City

  • Three area movie theatres that hosts the 'Kids Dream Summer Film Series,' which features special pricing on tickets and food/drinks for 12 different movies throughout the summer - check out the 2024 schedule HERE

May City Bowling Center - 1648 Trent St SW, Cedar Rapids

  • A bowling facility with open bowling and Friday & Saturday night glow bowling

Mini Pines - 3800 42nd St NE, Cedar Rapids

  • An 18-hole miniature golf course

Old MacDonald's Farm - 2700 Bever Ave, Cedar Rapids

  • A petting zoo featuring farm animals and waterfowl

PinSeekers - 1515 Andersen Pl, Tiffin

  • "Welcome to PinSeekers, your year-round destination for endless fun in Tiffin, Iowa! Located just north of Iowa City off I-380, we offer a diverse range of activities for everyone. Swing away in our all-weather Toptracer golf suites, enjoy mini bowling, test your putting skills, or immerse yourself in our multi-sports simulators."

The Play Cafe - 153 Marion Blvd, Marion

  • "As Linn County's premiere imaginative indoor play space and party venue, we've curated a vibrant wonderland where children explore, learn, and create lasting memories. Our dynamic environment is designed to captivate young minds and unleash their creativity through interactive play and engaging activities."

The Play Station - 200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

  • A family fun venue featuring a play maze, an arcade, climbing walls, a toddler play area, a laser maze, and more

Pools & Splash Pads - Multiple Locations

  • There are a number of outdoor city pools and splash pads throughout the Corridor, including Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Marion, Hiawatha, Central City, Center Point, Tiffin, Hills, and Solon - You can check out a full list and their 2024 hours HERE

Prairie Patch Farm - Cedar Rapids

  • A wildlife refuge and llama farm that offers special llama experiences, including yoga classes, hikes, farm visits, camps, and retreats
  • Reservations are required - book an experience online HERE.

Public Libraries - Multiple Locations

  • There are a number of libraries in the Corridor that have events planned for kids of all ages this summer! Check out a list with links to each library's schedule below:

The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery - 616 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

  • A family-friendly restaurant featuring pinball and classic arcade games

Rainbow Feathers Farm - 69 Western College Rd, Cedar Rapids

  • An farm with alpacas and chickens that offers farm visits and special yoga classes

Renee's Ceramic Cafe - 940 S Gilbert Court, Iowa City

  • "Release your inner artist at our pottery studio. We offer pottery, clay, mosaics, canvas, glass and so much more. Sign up for our adult or kids classes."

The Rink at Coral Ridge - 1451 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville

  • An ice arena inside Coral Ridge Mall that offers open skating and summer camps. Check out the ice schedule HERE

Rollin’ Recmobile - Cedar Rapids Parks

  • "The Rollin’ Recmobiles will take to the streets to bring recreational activities to your neighborhood over summer break. The vans, loaded to the top with recreation equipment and games, will bring staff to lead activities at 17 different parks. The vans also have a Wi-Fi hot spot that you can use during park visits."
  • Runs June 10th through August 9th - check out the 2024 schedule HERE

The Shell - 4625 Tower Terrace Rd, Cedar Rapids

  • An indoor play space for ages 0-6 featuring ride on toys, bounce houses, workout equipment, slides, and more
  • Reservations are required - books yours online HERE

Sky Zone - 5515 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids

  • A trampoline park that also offers a ninja warrior course, an interactive climbing wall, a kid zone, dodgeball, a foam pit, and more

Spare Time Entertainment 4601 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

  • An entertainment venue featuring an arcade, bowling, escape rooms, laser tag, restaurants, and more

SpareMe - 404 E. College St, Iowa City

  • An entertainment venue featuring 12 bowling lanes, dozens of arcade games, skeeball, pinball, and a restaurant

Super Skate - 5100 Northland Ave NE, Cedar Rapids

  • A family-friendly roller skating rink

Tavern Blue - 805 2nd St, Coralville

  • A family-friendly restaurant featuring indoor mini golf, foosball, darts, cornhole, table games, and more

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History - 11 Macbride Hall, Iowa City

  • "The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History is the second oldest museum in the United States west of the Mississippi River. Established in 1858, the museum has been free and open to the public for more than 160 years housing specimens, objects, and artifacts on display to support learning and exploration."

Ushers Ferry Historic Village - 5925 Seminole Valley Trail NE, Cedar Rapids

  • "Ushers Ferry Historic Village provides the citizens of Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa with a venue for family friendly activities, events and programs that build community from the historical perspective of a small Iowa town at the turn of the 20th century. Located on a ten acre site in beautiful Seminole Valley, Ushers Ferry features nine ADA accessible, historic buildings available to tour that depict life in a small Iowa town between the years of 1890 and 1910."
  • Public tours are available Monday through Friday beginning June 3rd - check out a schedule/pricing HERE

Waterfall National Mini Golf - 3001 Wright Brothers Blvd, Cedar Rapids

  • A miniature golf course with an ice cream stand and "Mischief Spinners"

Wickiup Hill Learning Center - 10260 Morris Hills Road, Toddville

  • An educational nature center with habitats and exhibits, programs and classes, a wildlife viewing area, trails, and a nature playscape

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