Looking for fun that isn't so far from home? Three different attractions topped three different Illinois "must-do" lists and two are right down the street.

The first of three OnlyInYourState.com lists features mini-golf, go-carting, and arcade fun, Volcano Falls.

Located in Rockford, this family-friendly adventure park is a mini golf wonder world you'll never want to leave. Additionally, guests enjoy laser tag, batting cages, go-karts, and a wicked awesome arcade.

If you're into picking your own fruit, gather the family and take a quick trip to McHenry to Stade's Farm & Market.

Beginning in mid-June, this farm will offer u-pick strawberries. Guests are given 20 acres to explore at 3709 Miller Rd., McHenry, IL 60051. Later in the summer, raspberries will also be available.

Finally, another quick trip in Rockford can bring peace and tranquility at one of America's Japanese gardens - Anderson Japanese Gardens.

Rockford is home to an exotic garden that is all about peace and tranquility. Traverse the diverse plants and structures while discovering true zen.

There are much more fantastic options within the Rockford-area, click here to learn what's happening this summer near you.

JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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