There’s nothing that makes a great getaway like activities the whole family can enjoy. From laser tag to outdoor adventure to a haunted house, you’ll find plenty of family fun here.

Why Carroll County?

Here are just a few reasons bikers should choose to visit Carroll County for a day, a weekend, or even a whole week:


Close to You

Carroll County is within a two-and-a-half hour drive of Chicago, most of Illinois and all of Southern Wisconsin and Eastern Iowa.


Family Fun

From laser tag and theater to kayaking and mini-golf, we have all types of entertaining things for you and your family to do.


Places to Go

Take the winding backroads through rich farmland, forests, and hills, and stop for great food and shopping in welcoming towns along the way. Visit vast, beautiful parklands with endless miles of dedicated trails, filled with wildlife.


History and Heritage

Go back in time and visit a blacksmith shop, see furniture from the 1800s, or even watch a working railroad model of Savanna from the Civil War era.


Great Lodging

Lodging options from rustic cabins to resorts mean you get more than a place to sleep; where you stay becomes part of the fun!

Great Places to Go

There’s so much to enjoy!

Mount Carroll Bowling Center & Lazer Tag

Eight lanes of bowling with automatic scoring, arcade games and gambling machines. Full bar with nine beers on tap and a delicious menu. Up to 20 people can play at once on the 3,000 square foot lazer tag course. Famous for their Chicken George—chicken tenderloins fried in pancake batter and served with jelly dipping sauce—and their amazing homemade pizza. Try the stuffed crust!

Private parties can be booked here, with room for well over 100.

Raven’s Grin Inn Haunted House

A real haunted house, built in 1870. Your tour will last for one hour, and though there will be no chainsaws or gore, you will be haunted! Hide & Seek parties & special occasion tours available.

Interested in more historical sites? Visit our History and Heritage page.

Savanna Times Movie Theater

A comfortable twin theater with current release movies each week for both adults and children. You deserve a break today to let your mind rest with the best in entertainment.

Trailside Inn Mini-Golf

Set on a gentle slope, this 18-hole mini-golf course is challenging & fun for all ages. Enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the course and the fun you’re sure to have with the whole family.

Interested in golfing with the family on a full-sized course? Visit our Golfing page for details on three splendid local courses.

Carroll County Farm Tours

The Carroll County Farm Bureau conducts fascinating and educational tours of working farms, including dairies! Call 815-244-3001 to check availability.

Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center

A great educational opportunity, but loads of fun, too! This 55,000 acre refuge offers places to hike, bike, picnic, explore the gift shop, and enjoy wildlife observation. Includes boat launches and canoeing and fishing.

Interested in more great outdoor fun? Visit our Outdoor Recreation and Activities pages.

Ready for the Time of Your Life?

Our beautiful region is yours to explore, and it’s right in your backyard, so why wait? Click below to choose lodging or plan your whole trip. We can’t wait to see you.