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Kid Friendly Locations Near Lake County, IL?

By SuperHomer

8 years ago


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    #1 8 years ago

    Hello all,

    I live in Lake County, IL and need help finding a good place to play pinball with my 10 year old. I've been to places like Logan's Arcade and Emporium. I enjoy the size, variety and condition of their machines. However, they are both 21 and over only. I've been to Galloping Ghost which is great for arcade games but their pinball area was lacking (4 or 5 machine but only two working my last visit). Sadly, Dave & Busters does carry pinball last time I checked.

    Does anyone know of a place that has a collection with the size, variety and condition of Logan's and the kid friendly environment of Dave & Busters or Galloping Ghost?

    Ideally, Lake County would be best but I would settle for places in McHenry or Northern Cook County.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    #2 8 years ago

    You'll need to make a trip to Joliet.

    -Mark

    #4 8 years ago

    They just got a Ghostbusters.

    #6 8 years ago

    Emporium Lincolnshire does let kids in on weekends now.

    #7 8 years ago
    Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

    Emporium Lincolnshire does let kids in on weekends now.

    Thanks for letting me know. Had you not said something, I would never have tried them. Their website implies over 21 all the time. We went there today and my daughter loved it. It's not too far from home and it was a good time. While it obviously has a bar, it doesn't feel like a bar. It felt more like a place to play games that happens to have a bar in it. In addition to a few pins, they had some classic arcades, dome hockey, pool tables and foosball.

    -Homer

    #8 8 years ago

    Try Level 257 in Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg its next to Sears

    I think they have about 7-8 pins, video games, bowling etc. Very nice place .

    #9 8 years ago

    IKristofs in or near Round Lake, IL has a couple games that were maintained really well. At least they did a couple years ago.....

    #10 8 years ago

    Kristofs (Round Lake Beach) has 4-5 pins always lots of fun and very kid friendly!

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    #11 8 years ago
    Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

    Emporium Lincolnshire does let kids in on weekends now.

    and up till 9pm on week days.

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