Beat the winter blahs with a weekend of family fun in Burlington!

What To Do

FunCity, Burlington, Iowa


Get rid of all that pent-up energy as you run, duck and dive your way through FunCity. The center has an indoor/outdoor waterpark, more than 100 arcade games, go-karts, a multi-level ball pit, elevated ropes course, bowling, laser tag and more. Your family will have so much fun they won't even know they're exercising.

Snake Alley

Head downtown to stroll down Snake Alley, dubbed "unbelievably crooked" by Ripley's Believe It or Not. The Alley consists of five half curves and two quarter-curves and drops 58 feet over a distance of just one city block.

Art Center of Burlington

This fun storefront is a community resource for artists, collectors and enthusiasts. Stop in to be inspired while walking through the art gallery or purchase one-of-a-kind gifts. If you’re more of a doer, check out their class schedule with options for kids and adults - it will get your creative juices flowing and you will get to head home with your very own work of art.

Capitol Theatre

The fully restored Capitol Theater is a 1937 Art Deco jewel just waiting to be enjoyed. Catch an independent or classic film or a performance by local, regional and national touring artists.

Kenny's Roller Ranch & Mini Golf

This facility has something for everyone! Roller skating, mini golf and batting cages are just a few of the fun activities you will find. Some of the activities are only open seasonally, so be sure to call ahead.

Where to Eat

Happy Joe's, Burlington, Iowa
Happy Joe's

Happy Joe's

Happy Joe's features salads, pastas, sandwiches, ice cream and a huge selection of pizza. There is also a fun, interactive game room for the kids and an affordable lunch buffet.

The Drake

The Drake offers a casual atmosphere with excellent comfort food. The restaurant boasts a dining room and patio with views up and down the Mississippi River from nearly every seat.

Where to Stay

PZAZZ Resort Hotel, Burlington, Iowa
PZAZZ! Bunk Bed Room

PZAZZ! Resort Hotel

This is the place to stay with kids in Burlington. Attached to FunCity, it provides quick and easy access to the waterpark, bowling, arcade and other amenities.