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Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone: 847-763-0011 | Web Site: http://www.visitchicagonorthshore.com
Located just north of Chicago, between the shores of Lake Michigan, and I-94, the North Shore is the home of sandy beaches, historic homes, world-class dining and five star shopping. The bicycle paths along the lakefront in addition to the North Shore Sculpture Park make the area a perfect place for a weekend vacation.

Area Attractions
60 to Escape
It's in the name! Your group will enter one of our fully themed Escape Rooms where you have 60 minutes to discover codes, solve puzzles, open locks, and find secret entrances all to complete your mission. Can you escape in time? Book a group of 3-10 today. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
6170 W. Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
844-623-7227
Abt Electronics.
A family run appliance and electronics store operating on a 350,000 square-foot facility. Showcasing brands such as Sub-zero, Apple, Sony, Tumi, Viking and more. Virtually every brand name, high-end electronic product and appliance are on display in the showroom. In addition to serving the Chicagoland area, Abt is known throughout the Midwest and the U.S. as a unique destination focusing on a positive customer experience and complete with competitive pricing and satisfaction guaranteed. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
1200 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025
847-544-2275
All Seasons Orchard
All Seasons Orchard has everything you need for a day of family fun with more than 30 different activities. Pick apples or pumpkins, explore the 10-acre corn make and play in our barnyard. Say hello to the residents in Bunny Village, fly high on the jumping pillow or challenge each other to a pedal kart race. How about hopping on the cow train or a mini zip line adventure? When you need a break, enjoy our pig races and magic shows. After everyone's worked up an appetite, grab a meal at the Country Kitchen and don't forget to sample the seasonal treats that have visitors coming back each year. Our famous apple cider donuts are made fresh continuously throughout the day, our apple cider is pressed on-site and we make our caramel from scratch the old fashioned way. End the day with some freshly popped kettle corn for the ride home, and of course an extra dozen donuts. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Pumpkin Patches/Farms.
 
14510 Route 176
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-5637
Baha'i House of Worship
The Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette stands as a symbol of unity. It is a sacred space for all people to commune with God. The House of Worship is open daily to all for contemplation, personal prayer and meditation. The building's white walls of lace-like ornamentation and its dome rising 135 feet above the main floor, create a scene of unsurpassed beauty and tranquility. Exquisite gardens and fountains surround the Temple, and directly to the west is a new Welcome Center, where visitors may explore the history and symbolism of this unique structure and watch a brief introductory film. Designated on the National Register of Historic Places. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
100 Linden Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
847-853-2325
Block Museum of Art
The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern and its surrounding communities, featuring a global exhibition program that crosses time periods and cultures and serves as a springboard for thought-provoking discussions relevant to our lives today. The museum also commissions new work by artists to foster connections between artists and the public through the creative process. Each year, the Block mounts exhibitions; organizes and hosts lectures, symposia, and workshops involving artists, scholars, curators, and critics; and screens classic and contemporary films at its in-house cinema. The museum also reaches national and international audiences through its traveling exhibitions, publications and website. Its growing permanent collection of approximately 5,000 works focuses primarily on prints, photography, and drawings. Located on Northwestern’s Evanston campus, The Block is free and open to all. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-4000
Boughton Ridge Golf Course
Situated on 45 beautiful acres, this nine-hole, 2205-yard, par 32, executive length Bolingbrook golf course features contoured fairways and water on seven holes. The Lily Cache Creek meanders through five holes and feeds a large lake, which borders three holes. Twenty-one sand traps lay in wait and provide plenty of challenge to even the strongest players. Watered tees, fairways and greens provide lush turf and reward well-played shots. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Golf.
 
335 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
630-739-4100
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Located among pristine woodlands in the Ryerson historic home in Riverwoods, IL, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods promotes the importance of nature for nurturing personal and community wellbeing, cultivating creativity, and inspiring learning. In doing so, we honor the legacy of those who came before us on this land and champion a region where people will care about and for nature. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015
224-633-2424
Charles Gates Dawes House/Evanston History Center
The magnificent chateauesque mansion of former U.S. Vice-President Charles Gates Dawes is located adjacent to Lake Michigan. This National Historic Landmark has been faithfully restored to its 1920s origins and enhanced with exhibits focusing on Evanston history. Docent led tours of the house take place a few times daily Thursday through Sunday. Spring, summer and fall, lively docent-led walking tours of Evanston neighborhoods, downtown, and the lakefront are offered. The tours provide fun and fascinating insights into the history of Evanston, its architecture, and the cultural landscape. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
225 Greenwood St.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-475-3410
Chicago Botanic Garden
Climb a waterfall garden, discover hidden rooms inside an English Walled Garden, cross bridges spanning sparkling lakes, a Japanese Garden and discover a garden with trains chugging across bridges and trestles. The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. There’s 27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection. Enjoy seasonal festivals, tours by train or on foot, art exhibitions, and lots of ways for families to learn about the wonders of nature. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022
847-835-5440
Church Street Brewing Company
The Church Street Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in the western suburbs of Chicago; catering not only to locals, but to national and international customers. Please come and visit the Church Street Brewing Company -- you can expect a welcoming atmosphere, great beer, and conversation. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
1480 Industrial Dr.
Itasca, IL 60143
630-438-5725
Cosley Zoo
Cosley Zoo gives visitors up-close interactions with nature right in the heart of the suburbs. Nestled on 5 acres, Cosley Zoo is home to farm animals and native Illinois wildlife. Visitors will discover exhibits that immerse them in natural habitats for White-tailed Deer, Red Fox, Blanding’s Turtles, bobcats, a coyote, a Black-crowned Night Heron, and more. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
1356 N. Gary Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-260-6408
Crystal Lake Brewing
Crystal Lake Brewing says they make beer that is easy to drink and hard to put down, and describe their brew as "approachable, yet distinctive craft beer" - we'll drink to that! With as as many as 12 different offerings on tap, you will find something you'll love. It's a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) place, and you're encouraged to bring your own or have a pizza or other food delivered right to your table. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
150 N. Main St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
779-220-9288
Dave & Buster's
Recess is calling! Relive your youth and relieve your stress with 150+ state-of-the-art interactive games, pocket billiards and championship-style shuffleboard. We offer 50,000 square feet of great food and fun. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
1155 N. Swift Rd.
Addison, IL 60101
630-543-5151
Ed Rudolph Northbrook Velodrome
The Ed Rudolph Velodrome, a member of the American Track Racing Association, is available for public use daily and is part of the Northbrook Park District system located north of the City of Chicago in the Villiage of Northbrook. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
1810 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL
847-291-2980
Enchanted Castle Restaurant & Entertainment Complex
Premier entertainment complex with 60,000 square feet of fun! Indoor go karts, laser tag, bumper cars, games, Quest II: Kids Adventure Playland, Sir Bounce-A-Lot's Inflatable Kingdom, Catapult Ride, Lazer Frenzy, mini-bowling and 625-seat restaurant with karaoke. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
1103 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
630-953-7860
Evanston Farmer's Market
For decades, the Evanston Farmers' Market has been a crowd-pleaser with 30+ vendors of fruit, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese and bakery items. Enjoy the bounty of Midwest farmers every Saturday from 7:30am-1pm. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
University & Oak Avenues
Evanston, IL
847-866-2936
Festivals and Events
With Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival and a variety of smaller events throughout the year, there is always something exciting happening in Lisle. Mark your calendar for Memorial Day, Downtown Lisle Cruise Nights, Veggie Fest, Ale Fest, Depot Days, Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum, Illumination: Tree Lights, Lights of Lisle, Lisle Santa Train, Once Upon a Christmas and many more. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
 
Lisle, IL
630-769-1000
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Enjoy the Forest Preserve District's nearly 26,000 acres, 145 miles of trails and 60 forest preserves. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
3S580 Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
630.933.7200
Frances Willard House Museum
Frances Willard was one of the most prominent social reformers in the 19th century America. Willard rallied support for temperance as well as many important reform movements including woman's suffrage, woman's economic and religious rights, prison reforms, education reforms and labor reforms. The Francis Willard Historical Association invites you to visit the Frances Willard House, Willard's home from its construction in 1865 until her death in 1898. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
1730 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847-328-7500
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
Starved Rock area of Illinois, Grizzly Jack's is an oasis of relaxation and adventure - a destination where water park fun meets natural wonder. Escape from the big city and enjoy a vacation in the scenic Northwoods at Grizzly Jack's - an unforgettable place to unwind, play, meet, dine and explore with family and friends. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Water Park.
 
2643 IL Route 178
Utica, IL 61373
(866) 399-3866
Grosse Point Lighthouse
Built by the United States Government in 1873 as the lead lighthouse marking the approach to Chicago after several shipwrecks demonstrated its need. In 1999, Grosse Point Lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes to carry that status. The Garden Club of Evanston maintains wildflower and butterfly gardens as attractive features of the lighthouse grounds. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
2600 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-328-6961
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
Haunted Trails of Joliet is a unique, year-round “Halloween-themed” family amusement park. Open year-round, Haunted Trails specializes in family-fun, birthday parties, group celebrations, company picnics and events for all occasions and ages. Seasonal park attractions (open April thru October) include two 18-hole award-winning miniature-golf courses, two go-kart tracks, jr. go-karts, laser tag, batting cages and amusement rides. The Monster’s Tomb Game Room is open year-round and offers over a hundred sports, video and redemption games plus a large redemption prize center. It’s adjacent to Charmin Charley’s 325 seat restaurant/party room which offers homemade pizza and a variety of sandwiches, burgers and more. The Golfside Mini-Arcade (open April thru October) is located on the Midway by the Miniature Golf course. The 5-acre tree-shaded picnic grove is available for company picnics and teambuilding events from 200 – 3,000 guests and features picnic tables, horseshoe pits, baseball diamond and plenty of space for bean bag toss, volleyball and other picnic games. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
1423 N Broadway St.
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-7800
HellsGate Haunted House
HellsGate Haunted House: The Legend Has Returned! For many years, the people of Chicagoland have been searching for a legendary haunted house. Rumors say it’s in a cemetery, it has a giant slide and it’s hidden out in a forest. And, they say, it's so scary that it has a money back offer... Zombie Army Productions has joined forces with Legacy Events to bring this legend back to life. Hidden deep in the woods, HellsGate Haunted House is a multi-level mansion filled with secret passages, giant slides, ghastly secrets, undead abominations, really nervous groundskeepers and a darkness that the gate can no longer contain! This is not just a haunted house, it’s an adventure! Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
3101 Canal St.
Lockport, IL 60441
605-301-4283
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Recognized as the third largest Holocaust Museum in the world, and designed by renowned Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman, this world-class museum offers memorable experiences that are not to be missed. Dedicated to teaching the universal lessons of the Holocaust, the Museum inspires all ages to take a stand against hatred, prejudice and indifference, today, and for generations to come. Travel through history as you explore life before, during and after the Holocaust. Step into an authentic German rail car, visit impressive galleries and contemplative spaces, both indoors and out. Featuring the groundbreaking, multi-million dollar Take a Stand Center, an immersive permanent exhibition with a forward-looking emphasis on multiple areas of social justice and the World Premiere of the interactive, holographic Survivor Stories Experience. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077
847-967-4800
Joliet Slammers Baseball
The Joliet Slammers are a professional baseball team based at Silver Cross Field in Joliet and part of the independent Frontier League. Home games last from May to September. Make sure to their check website for their game schedule, fireworks nights and weekly promos. Tickets range from $5-$12, group rates and season packages are also available as well as party packages and suites. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
1 Mayor Art Schultz Dr.
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 722-2287
Kohl Children's Museum
Kohl Children's Museum is a hands-on learning laboratory for children ages birth to 8. All of the exhibits and programs are designed to make learning fun and interesting for young children. A visit to a grocery store, a veterinarian'?s office as well as a day care inhabited by dolls allow children to participate in adult activities on their own scale. Children can build a house, make music, take care of cars, explore the properties of water and much more in the many engaging exhibits featured. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
2100 Patriot Blvd.
Glenview, IL 60026
847-832-6600
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
College of DuPage's McAninch Center is home to a wide variety of world-class touring attractions, college theater, music and dance productions, the critically acclaimed professional orchestra New Philharmonic and the Cleve Carney Art Gallery. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-942-4000
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Focusing on the art, history, and culture of the American Indian. Permanent exhibits dedicated to the Native cultures of the Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Northwest Coast and Arctic regions of North America. Each gallery contains a "touching table" where visitors can handle real examples of Indian artifacts, as well as feel the raw materials - including snakeskin, caribou fur, birch bark, turquoise and buffalo skin - that were used by Native Americans. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
3001 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-475-1030
More Brewing Company
More Brewing Company is a craft brewery located just West of Chicago that opened in the Summer of 2017.  We focus on robust imperial stouts, unfiltered, hop saturated pale ales and have a growing barrel program that we're excited to share with craft beer lovers all around. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
126 South Villa Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181
630-501-1519
Music Theater Works
Great music, great stories and great shows presented by an organization that has successfully been producing professional musical theater for more than 30 years. Gilbert and Sullivan, Gershwin’s greatest hits and other audience favorites with full orchestras. Three main stage productions are presented with full cast and orchestra at Cahn Auditorium and an annual concert is presented at the Nichols Concert Hall. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
600 Emerson St.
Evanston, IL 60208
847-869-6300
North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie
The North Shore Center is a dynamic two-theater complex which operates as part of the Village of Skokie’s plan to provide cultural, literary and educational programs to benefit the citizens of Skokie and Chicago’s North Shore. The facility features the 867-seat main Center Theatre, and a convertible 318-seat theater, which serves as the home to Northlight Theatre. In addition, there is an 8,000 square foot grand lobby, rehearsal hall and conference rooms. Located 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop and conveniently across from Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center, the North Shore Center is adjacent to many excellent dining, shopping and hotel options. Free parking. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847-673-6300
Northbrook Court
Over 125 specialty and boutique retailers including Neiman Marcus, Marshall Field's, Lord & Taylor, great restaurants and a 14-screen stadium seating movie theater. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
2171 Northbrook Ct.
Northbrook, IL
847-498-8161
Northwestern University
A Big Ten school and one of the leading universities in the U.S., its Evanston campus is on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Founded in 1851, this renowned educational institution is rich in stunning architecture. More than 150 historically significant and interesting sites on campus are featured in various walking tours, each taking approximately 30 minutes to complete. Highlights include The Arch, University Hall, and The Arts Circle. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
633 Clark St.
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-3741
P.M.&L. Theatre
Opening doors to the arts for 50 years! P.M.&L. Theatre is a non-profit, community-based volunteer organization located in downtown Antioch. Each yearly season contains six shows ranging in style from musical to comedy to drama. P.M.&L. Theatre has entertained audiences and offered opportunities to local actors and actresses. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
877 Main St.
Antioch, IL 60002
847-395-3055
Quarry Cable Park
One of the Midwest's top wakeboard parks. Set in the Three Oaks Recreation Area, this 32-acre cable wakeboard park features Sesitec full-size circle cables, enabling boarders to ride the lake in a full circle. Boarders and non-boarders alike can enjoy the ambiance of this cable park venue on the lake. Dine at Duke's on the Water featuring burgers, sandwiches and salads with ingredients from local sustainable producers and enjoy a drink at the bar including local craft brews from Crystal Lake Brewery. Enjoy sand volleyball, bags or just the feel of the soft white sand on your bare feet as the sun sets over the horizon. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
5517 Northwest Highway (Route 14)
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-893-0036
Ravinia Festival
As the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, this venue offers a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. It is the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and attracts world class performers every year from around the world. Famous for its concerts on the lawn, there are actually four separate performance spaces where audiences can experience music year-round. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
200 Ravinia Park Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-266-5100
Rialto Square Theatre
The Rialto Square Theatre is considered one of the 10 most beautiful theatres in the nation. Offering Concerts, Comedy, Broadway, Dance, and Hosting Weddings and Receptions, the Rialto ensures you can always find the entertainment you're looking for. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
15 E. Van Buren St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-6600
Route 66 Raceway
Route 66 Raceway is the first True Stadium of drag racing. Founded in 1998 by nine local entrepreneurs, the NHRA-affiliated, quarter-mile drag strip is now fully owned and operated by the International Speedway Corporation and is sister track to Chicagoland Speedway, a 1.5-mile, D-shaped tri-oval that annually plays host to NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, IndyCar and ARCA events. Route 66 Raceway annually hosts weekend ET Bracket Series racing, NHRA Jr. Drag Racing, NHRA Lucas Oil Series and NHRA Full Throttle Series professional drag racing events. The Route 66 Raceway property also includes a half-mile dirt oval track. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
3200 S Chicago St
Joliet, IL 60432
888-629-7223
Route 66's Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket
Nostalgic 1940s Route 66 roadhouse featured on The Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives." Full service sit-down restaurant and cocktail lounge. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
645 Joliet Rd.
Willowbrook, IL 60527
630-325-0780
Rush Creek Distilling
Four guys (a Baker, a Banker, a Soldier and a Mayor) walk into a Bar.....and walk out with a distillery. It all started with four locals grabbing a few at a local tavern. They spoke of a new adventure & decided to build a distillery. A distillery dedicated to crafting spirits the right way locally, naturally, from scratch. It takes an adventurous spirit to make an adventurous spirit. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
1501 West Diggins St.
Harvard, IL 60033
815-943-RUSH
Scorched Earth Brewing Co.
Made with locally sourced ingredients and old-world brewing techniques, this rugged, trendy brewery hopes to change the way you think about beer. Though they don't serve food in their taproom, they offer seating and encourage patrons to bring their own food, or simply have it delivered. Check their online calendar for food trucks that make a stop at the brewery. Don't miss their annual Scorched Earth Fest in June. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
203 Berg St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
224-209-8472
Skokie Farmer's Market
Skokie's famous, fabulous, fantastic Farmers' Market, celebrating more than a quarter century of operation, presents farmers and vendors from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Sundays from mid- June through early November 7:30am - 12:30pm. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
5127 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL
847-933-8224
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park is a unique facility, combining recreational features with an outstanding exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture in a beautifully landscaped, easily accessible setting. Stroll, rollerblade, or bicycle along the paved path and view art in nature. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
McCormick Boulevard between Touhy & Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60053
847-679-4265
Starved Rock State Park
VOTED THE #1 ATTRACTION IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Starved Rock Park is a world apart from anything else in Illinois! You will know it the minute you enter the park, as you wind your car through the towering trees. Amazing waterfalls are active in the spring and after heavy rains. We have 13 miles of trails to explore and the Illinois River offers fishing (ice fishing, too), boating, extraordinary views and great places to relax. Visit the Lodge and see the largest two-sided fireplace in Illinois! Or for the full Park experience, stay in a cozy Lodge room or Cabin right inside the park! Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
2668 E. 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
800-868-7625
The Glen Town Center
This perfectly-planned town offers beautiful shop and restaurant-lined -- just like a European town. A 10 screen movie theatre, shops including Von Maur, Ann Taylor Loft and Dick's Sporting Goods as well as restaurants unique to the North Shore including RA Sushi, Mitchell's Fish Market and Ted's Montana Grill. The Glen Town Center is also home to the Kohl Children's Museum, a leading institution for hands-on, interactive learning. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Patriot Blvd. at Navy Blvd.
Glenview, IL 60026
847-724-2025
The Grove
This prairie grove covers 123 acres of ecologically diverse prairie land preserved and maintained as former home of the visionary horticulturist and educator Dr. John Kennicott who brought his family from New Orleans to settle on this land in 1836. The Grove, located in Glenview is a National Historic Landmark and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. It offers many opportunities for educational, environmental and historical enjoyment including two historic homes, the Kennicott House and the Redfield Estate; the Grove Interpretive Center, a Native American Village, a Log Cabin, a Schoolhouse, a Wetlands Greenhouse and numerous interpretive trails. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL
847-299-6096
The Museums at Lisle Station Park
The Museums at Lisle Station Park features historic structures that help visitors learn about the heritage and culture of the Lisle community. Settled in 1832, Lisle was an agricultural community that revolved around the railroad depot, which became known as Lisle Station. The Museums at Station Park also features seasonal exhibits and hosts a variety of special events including Depot Days in September and “Once Upon a Christmas” each December. Group tours are welcome. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
915 School St.
Lisle, IL
630-968-0499
The Promenade Bolingbrook
Mainstreet shopping & dining destination anchored by Ikea, Macy's and Bass Pro Shops. Ted's Montana Grill, Gordon Biersch and Johnny Rockets are a sampling of the restaurants. Barnes & Noble, H & M, Coldwater Creek and Coach represent the many retailers. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
631 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
630-296-8350
Three Oaks Recreation Area
Three Oaks Recreation Area provides visitors with a unique recreational experience. The Three Oaks Recreation Area is a reclaimed quarry that has pristine waters and excellent fishing. Patrons are able to rent rowboats, canoes, kayaks, sailboats, and paddleboats from a rental marina. A grass picnic area and various overlooks provides patrons with breathtaking views of the water and lake islands. In addition, the facility offers hiking trails, a playground/spray park, and a concessions area and patio. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
5517 Northwest Highway (Route 14)
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-2020
Tivoli Theatre
The French-Renaissance-style theatre was one of the first theatres in the country built to show “talkies." Lovingly restored to its grandeur by the Johnson Family, the Tivoli is one of the survivors of the era of the “movie palace." Today the Tivoli shows recent films at a bargain price seven days a week. Movie-goers enjoy the historic architecture with a state-of-the-art 4K digital picture and sound presentation. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
5021 Highland Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-968-0219
Topgolf Naperville
Topgolf is a revolutionary state-of-the-art entertainment facility centered around the game of golf. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
3211 Odyssey Ct.
Naperville, IL 60540
630-596-1000
Ty Warner Park - Westmont Park District
Ty Warner Park is the largest park in the district totaling 36 acres and offers a large variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
700 Blackhawk Dr.
Westmont, IL 60559
630-969-8080
Vigneto del Bino Winery
Vigneto del Bino Winery is a boutique winery specializing in “Wines grown from local Vines”. The winery sits on one acre of a 10 acre property surrounded by 2,300 grapevines. Vigneto del Bino specializes in producing unique wines from grapevines that grow here in Illinois. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
42150 Crawford Rd.
Antioch, IL 60002
847-204-7352
Wagner Farm
A visit to Wagner Farm affords you the opportunity to take part in and experience firsthand the workings of a genuine American farm. Wagner Farm is an 18.6 acre farm preserved for the educational and recreational enjoyment for all. See how bread was made in a wood cook stove, hear the rooster marking time with his crow or milk one of the farm'?s many cows. Explore the world of agriculture and rural life as it existed in 1920-1950?'s. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
1510 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
847-657-1506
Westfield Old Orchard
One of the Midwest's most celebrated shopping malls. With over 140 specialty stores including retail giants Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, and Nordstrom, this spectacular outdoor mall features beautiful gardens, landscaped walkways, sparkling fountains and children's play areas. McCormick and Schmick's, California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, and the new Wilde and Greene. and 13 screen AMC Garden Cinema provide fine dining and entertainment. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
I-94 and Old Orchard Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847-673-6800
White Pines Golf Club & Banquets
A local favorite since 1928! Just 10 minutes from O’Hare International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, White Pines in Bensenville is a perfect choice for travelers and residents alike looking for a challenging game of golf any time of the year. Situated on over 240 beautiful acres, White Pines offers golfers at all skill levels a choice between two 18-hole courses. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Golf.
 
500 W. Jefferson St.
Bensenville, IL 60106
630-766-7015

Upcoming Events
Skokie's Backlot Bash
Aug. 24, 2018 - Aug. 26, 2018

Having quickly earned a reputation for quality, original live music, as well as a host of unique family attractions — Skokie\'s Backlot Bash is the summer street festival held annually over three days in late August, providing a large carnival midway, a 5K Run, a children\'s stage, kid\'s activities, classic films, an auto show, bingo, a sponsor and community resource fair, exhibits at the Skokie Heritage Museum, a Sunday pancake breakfast and farmer\'s market, and much more.

Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Event Type: Festival/Special Events.
 
Downtown Skokie
Oakton St. and Lincoln Ave.
Skokie,
847-674-1500


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