Arcades, Laser Tag, Indoor Go-Karting and Fun for Older Kids

Indoor Activities

Ready, set, play! The kid in all of us comes out when we step into an arcade. A round of pinball or the thrill of a win at the claw-drop brings me back to the excitement of my own childhood. Game rooms, laser tag and indoor go-karting are outings that are truly fun for the whole family, adults included! Some spots are more kid-friendly, with easier games and redemption centers. Others definitely have more of a vintage atmosphere with old-school pinball games with unlimited play. The list below is filled with details, but make sure to check the websites to make sure you’re finding a location with the vibe you’re hoping for.

This article is sponsored by The Game Show, a vintage video and pinball arcade, and the featured listings.

The Game Show

The Game Show
340 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 442-0002
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The Game Show is an all-ages, family-friendly arcade, showcasing vintage games from the 1980’s and 90’s. Conveniently and centrally located at Yorktown Center in Lombard, they feature video arcade machines, pinball, air hockey, basketball, foosball, and Skee-Ball.

Private two-hour rentals of the arcade start at $149 Monday-Thursday, and $249 Friday-Sunday. All 50 games/machines are set to unlimited free play; no quarters, tokens, or play cards necessary!

For just $50 more, upgrade to a Private Party Package, which includes unlimited free soft drinks and bottled water, welcomes BYO food, and more! See their listing in our Birthday Party Guide.

The Game Show is ideal for families or groups of up to 30 guests celebrating a birthday, or simply looking for a few hours of fun together. For more information, or to book a Private Arcade Rental or Private Party Package, visit

Arcades, Game Rooms, Laser Tag, Go-Karts in the Western Suburbs

Lazer X
1455 W Lake Street
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 691-9800
This laser tag arena also has arcade games to play.

K1 Speed
2381 E. Army Trail Road
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 389-8340

301 Hastings Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 450-6033
Indoor go-kart racing at these two locations.

Round 1
2480 Fox Valley Center Road
Aurora, IL 60504
(331) 208-9270

7503 W Cermak Road
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 762-3113
Select locations offer expansive arcade rooms, along with bowling, karaoke, ping pong, darts, and billiards.

Luigi’s Pizza and Fun Center
732 Prairie Street
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 756-5451
Luigi’s has a sizeable prize redemption arcade and laser tag which open at 4:00 pm on most weekdays and Sundays; on Saturdays it opens at 11:00am.

Galaxi Fun Zone
301 South Route 59
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 206-0267
Indoor go-karts, ropes course, zip line, laser maze, climbing walls, glow mini golf, kids play zone, paintless paintball, virtual reality games, and arcade games.

Funway Entertainment Center
1335 S River Street
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-8717
Arcade, bowling, bumper cars, laser tag, mini golf, and roller skating are all open; see website for attraction hours.

Prince Arcades

Prince Arcades
639 E. Boughton Road, Suite 120
Bolingbrook, IL  60440
(630) 378-1517
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Prince Arcades is a family-owned, all-ages arcade open to the public, located in The Promenade in Bolingbrook. All of the arcade games and pinball machines are set to unlimited free play for $15 admission per person! Your pass is good all day, so you can come and go from open to close.

You’ll find amazing condition arcade games and pinball machines from 1980 to current. They offer birthday parties, work outings, church groups, private parties and also host arcade celebrities meet and greets, holiday parties, and couples pinball. Follow them on Facebook to find out about their next event! Prince Arcades also buys and sells arcade games.

Galloping Ghost Arcade
9415 Ogden Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 485-4700
Play unlimited games after paying the single entrance fee.

Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center
7759 S. Harlem Avenue
Burbank, IL 60459
(708) 598-8580
Prize redemption arcade, outdoor go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, and amusement rides.

Lazer Maxx Family Fun Center
941 South McLean Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 429-1900
Enjoy time in the arcade, or a variety of laser tag game packages.

PGN Fun Village
8125 95th Street
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
(708) 430-7900
A castle-themed family fun center with outdoor mini-golf, a 3-story indoor playland, driving ranges, and arcade and redemption games.

Haunted Trails Joliet
1423 N. Broadway Street
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 722-7800
Prize redemption arcade, outdoor go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, and amusement rides.

The Game Show
340 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 442-0002
Open for private rentals.

Enchanted Castle
1103 S. Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 953-7860
This entertainment center includes a game room, mini golf, bumper cars, Go Karts, laser tag, and a restaurant. Now open; see new hours and safety restrictions.

Accelerate Indoor Speedway
8580 Springlake Drive
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 457-7772
Accelerate is home to indoor go-karting, arcade and axe throwing.

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
1955 Glacier Park Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(331) 472-8799
While known for is trampolines and climbing walls, visitors will also find indoor go-karting and bumper cars at Urban Air.

Chasers Laser Tag
1811 High Grove Lane, Suite 115
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 851-6930
Laser tag, arcade games, indoor play space, and concessions. Open for private reservations as well as hourly play.

Sandbox VR
560 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 318-6090
Virtual reality experience taking reservations.

Gizmos Fun Factory
66 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 949-8948
You’ll find indoor bumper cars, go-karting, laser tag, and more than 70 arcade games, as well as indoor climbing spaces.

Safari Land
701 West North Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 530-4649
Indoor rides, bowling, and play areas in addition to an arcade with games and a ticket redemption center.

Main Event Entertainment
28248 W Diehl Road
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-9400
Bowling, multi-level laser tag, billards, virtual reality, and arcade games at this spot that also includes a restaurant and bar.

Papa Passeros Pizza
6323 S Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 963-7660
This family-owned pizzeria has a kid’s game room. Kids get free tokens Monday through Wednesday.

1555 75th Street
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 985-1115
Bowling, plus an arcade area with games.

Chuck E Cheese
511 N. Randall Road
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 482-2374

7409 Cass Avenue
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 964-0740

1030 Winston Plaza
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(708) 343-1224

506 South Route 59
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 778-9204

1000C S. Barrington Road
Streamwood, IL 60107
(630) 289-6700

200 W. Roosevelt Road
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 833-6212
Food, games, and prizes at this classic kids’ entertainment option.

Check out our list of kid-friendly bowling spots, or more ideas for indoor fun with kids in the western suburbs of Chicago!

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