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60 to Escape
6170 W. Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 | 844-623-7227
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 our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Abt Electronics.
1200 N. Milwaukee Ave. Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-544-2275
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 our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events
8580 Springlake Drive Mokena, IL 60448 | 708-457-7772
Race indoor on our two Grand Prix style tracks in Italian made, electric powered go-karts reaching speeds up to 50 MPH. Play in our massive Family Arcade with over 50 games. Relax upstairs in the Victory Lap Bar & Grill where you can enjoy great food and drinks while watching the races on the tracks below. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-922-7827
The first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, fuels the imagination with exhibitions, state-of-the-art computer technology, hands-on activities for the family and three planetarium theaters. Catch a space show in the all-digital Definiti Space Theater on a screen that is 360° and more than 50 feet in diameter. Check out the Gemini 12 capsule, hop on the Lunar Leap and step on the Lunar Scale to find out how much you weigh on the Moon, and more. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts
201 Schaumburg Ct. Schaumburg, IL 60193 | 847-895-3600
Featuring concerts, plays, art exhibits and dance. Wireless headsets for hearing impaired and wheelchair seating available. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
All Seasons Orchard
14510 Route 176 Woodstock, IL 60098 | 815-338-5637
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 our website. Attraction Type: Pumpkin Patches/Farms.
 
Allstate Arena
6920 N. Manheim Rd. Rosemont, IL | 847-635-6601
Host to more than 150 events annually including exciting sporting events (Chicago Wolves professional hockey and Chicago Rush arena football), the top musical performers and family entertainment. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Antioch
874 Main Street Antioch, IL | 847-395-2233
Charming Antioch boasts more than 100 electric shops and restaurants. Enjoy browsing and shopping throughout our Historic Downtown District. Discover unexpected treasures in quaint clothing boutiques, art galleries and antique shops For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Arlington Heights Historical Museum and The Pop Shop
110 W. Fremont St. Arlington Heights, IL 60004 | 847-255-1225
The Arlington Heights Historical Museum collects and preserves significant materials related to our past and shares them through educational and recreational activities that promote community heritage and pride. Museum tours each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm. The Pop Shop and Museum Gift Shop are open Tuesday-Thursday, 1:30pm-4:30pm and Friday-Sunday from 10am-4:30pm. Stop in for a bottle of the original soda water bottled by F.W. Muller right in the Gift Shop! Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Arlington International Racecourse
2200 W. Euclid Ave. Arlington Heights, IL 60006 | 847-385-7500
Arlington International Racecourse is the place to be for all your summer entertainment needs, whether it be live Thoroughbred horse racing, delicious food and beverage specials, live music or just a fun-filled day with your family. Join us for live racing and entertainment each May through September! Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gambling / Racetrack.
 
Art Garden of Palos Heights
123rd & Harlem Avenue (behind the Fire Station) Palos Heights, IL 60463 | 708-361-1800
Visit the Art Garden which features outdoor sculptures & eco-friendly gardens. Murals & sculptures are plentiful throughout the city. Obtain a self-guided tour map on the city’s website or by calling 708-361-1800. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
Art Institute of Chicago
Michigan Ave. at Adams St. Chicago, IL | 312-443-3600
Visit America’s greatest collections of Impressionist paintings. With the opening of the critically acclaimed Modern Wing—just a short walk from Millennium Park over the spectacular new pedestrian bridge—the new home to one of the world’s greatest collections of modern and contemporary masters like Matisse, Picasso, Chagall, Pollock, and Richter. As the second largest art museum in the country, the Art Institute of Chicago has something for everyone! Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Aurora Farmers Market Downtown
Aurora Transportation Center 233 N. Broadway Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.INFO
As Illinois' oldest market the Aurora Farmer's Market's slogan is "Eat Fresh, Buy Local and Be Well!" Fresh Produce, food demonstrations, crafts, music, and more. Saturdays June 7 - Oct. 18. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Aurora Farmers Market West
West Aurora Plaza 1901 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.256.INFO
As Illinois' oldest market the Aurora Farmer's Market's slogan is "Eat Fresh, Buy Local and Be Well!" Fresh Produce, food demonstrations, crafts, music, and more. Wednesdays July 9 - Sept. 10. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
53 N. Broadway Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.892.1572
The museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters. Visitors can pass a leather fire bucket. Marvel at a strange looking firemen’s smoke mask. Explore the differences in fire hose nozzles. See and hear how fire engines clear the streets with sirens, horns, and devices that control traffic lights. Watch vintage firefighting films on five video touch-screens. All this, in addition to 5 pieces of fire apparatus on display in a fully restored fire station built in 1894. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Museum.
 
Autobahn Country Club
3795 CenterPoint Way Joliet, IL 60436 | 815-722-2223
Autobahn Country Club is the 4th longest road course in the US. We have multiple public driving events and programs including Go Karting. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Baha'i House of Worship
100 Linden Ave. Wilmette, IL 60091 | 847-853-2325
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 our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
6112 W. Grand Avenue Gurnee, IL | 847-856-1229
Gorgeous waterfalls, giant aquariums, incredible wildlife mounts, and more make Bass Pro Shops a must-see attraction for sporting families around the world For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Batavia Farmers Market
N. River St. between Wilson & State St. Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.761.3528
Come enjoy over 17 different vendors offering a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, cheese, herbs, flowers, music and more. Back this year free yoga and an Artisan market. The 19th Annual Batavia Farmers' Market will take place every Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm beginning June 7th through October 18th on the newly renovated N. River St. between Wilson and State St. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Benedict's Eggs and More
8 South River Street East Dundee, IL | 847-836-2222
Located along the beautiful Fox River Bike Path you will enjoy breakfast and lunch in this old charming renovated homestead. A must see! For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Berwyn Route 66 Museum
7003 West Ogden Avenue Berwyn, Il 60402 | 708-484-9349
Hundres of Route 66 related artifacts, wall of art hubcaps, a bell from the original LaVergne School that predates Route 66, and an electric vehicle charging station. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W. Winchester Rd. Libertyville, IL 60048 | 847-968-3400
Fun interactive exhibits featuring the world's largest collection of picture postcards, "Mall of History," Vortex Roller Coaster Theater, and beautiful Forest Preserve setting. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Billy Graham Center Museum
Wheaton College 500 College Ave. Wheaton, IL | 630-752-5909
Devoted to the history of Christian evangelism and its influence on society, the museum includes rare artifacts, art and displays. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Blackberry Farm
100 S. Barnes Rd. Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.892.1550
Blackberry Farm is a living history museum where pioneer life is re-created through educational demonstrations and hands-on fun. Admission to Blackberry Farm includes unlimited rides on the train, hay wagon, pedal tractors, paddle boats, carousel and ponies. Yes. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Museum, Amusement Park.
 
Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University 40 Arts Circle Dr. Evanston, IL 60208 | 847-491-4000
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 our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Boughton Ridge Golf Course
335 E. Boughton Rd. Bolingbrook, IL 60440 | 630-739-4100
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 our website. Attraction Type: Golf.
 
Bowen Park Theatre & Opera
39 Jack Benny Dr. Waukegan, IL | 847-360-4740
Professional theatre and opera, sung entirely in English with piano accompaniment. Lake County's only opera company, costumed and fully staged. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Brookfield Zoo
31st St. & First Ave. Brookfield, IL 60513 | 708-688-8400
Situated on 216 beautifully landscaped acres, the park is home to bears, gorillas, giraffes, dolphins, tigers and much more! The zoo also offers an authentic carousel and a wide variety of shopping and dining options, including Café del Sol and Leinie's Lodge. Brookfield Zoo is located just mintues west of downtown Chicago and is open every day of the year. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: zoo.
 
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd. Riverwoods, IL 60015 | 224-633-2424
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 our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Bull Moose Bar & Grill
202 S. Main St. Sandwich, IL 60548 | 815.786.8002
A historic setting incorporating a 1893 Pullman Palace Car Company dining car used by President Roosevelt in his 1912 political campaign. An inventive menu with fresh, quality ingredients offered at affordable prices. The Bull Moose has taken on a Cheers-type atmosphere becoming the local meeting place in town. The spectacular bar provides a great place for afternoon drinks or late night partying. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest (Heritage).
 
Busse Woods
E. Higgins Rd. & Arlington Heights Rd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 | 800-870-3666
Lakeside forest retreat offering an elk habitat, a biking trail, boat rentals & large picnic groves. Fish, cross-country ski, snowmobile (select locations), kite-flying, model airplane flying. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Canoe & Pedal Boat Rentals: Pottawatomie Park
8 North Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174 | 630-584-1028
Enjoy the scenery from the waters of the Fox River! Rentals: Mid-May through Mid-August. All rentals launch from the River View Miniature Golf Complex within Pottawatomie Park. Deposit required. Children age 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Cantigny
1 S. 151 Winfield Rd. Wheaton, IL | 630-668-5161
Robert McCormick Mansion Museum, the First Division Military Museum and 15 acres of manicured gardens. 27-hole championship golf course and 9-hole Cantigny Youth Links are also on-site. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Century Corners
Main St. and 2nd Ave. St. Charles, IL | 630-377-6161
A group of shops in historic buildings along the Fox River. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Cernan Earth and Space Center
2000 Fifth Ave. River Grove, IL 60171 | 708-456-0300
The Cernan Earth and Space Center of Triton College features a variety of earth and sky shows, children's shows, laser light shows, earth and space exhibits, a membership program and the Star Store gift shop. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest / Kids and Families.
 
Chain O'Lakes Bike Path
Chain O Lakes State Park Chain O Lakes State Park | 847-587-5512
The Chain O'Lakes bike trail, 6 miles in length, can be accessed at any picnic area between the concession stand and the park office. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Charles Gates Dawes House/Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St. Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-475-3410
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 our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-922-8687
CAF offers over 85 different tours led by highly trained volunteer docents, including the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady and dozens of walking, bus, bicycle, and Segway tours. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd. Glencoe, IL 60022 | 847-835-5440
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 our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Chicago Bulls/Sox Training Academy
6200 River Bend Drive Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-752-9225
The Chicago Bulls/Sox Training Academy is America's most sophisticated youth player development facility, featuring the same high-tech training equipment and advanced coaching techniques used by the Chicago Bulls and White Sox.The Chicago Bulls/Sox Traini For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Chicago Children's Museum
Navy Pier 700 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-527-1000
Playful, age-appropriate exhibits and programs feature sensory experiences for the youngest visitors and content focused on science, math, literacy, the arts, and diverse cultures for families with children through age 10. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL | 312-744-6630
Chicago's acclaimed landmark home of the arts. Daily programs and exhibitions covering a wide range of the performing, visual and literary arts are presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. See the world's largest Tiffany stained-glass dome. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Chicago Fire Soccer Club - TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue Bridgeview, IL 60455 | 708-594-7200
Nothing beats live soccer. Watch the Chicago Fire at TOYOTA PARK - get your tickets today. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Chicago History Museum
Clark St. at North Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-642-4600
The nation's premier urban history museum features an impressive collection of exhibits centered on Chicago, Illinois and American history. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Chicago Premium Outlets
1650 Premium Outlets Blvd. Aurora, IL 60502 | 630.585.2200
Find impressive savings at over 120 designer and name-brand outlet stores, such as Ann Taylor, Armani, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Michael Kors, Theory, Vera Bradley and more. The opening of an additional 80 stores in the spring of 2015 will make this even more of a Midwest Shopping destination! In Aurora, 37 miles west of Chicago. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL | 800-233-7114
With over 200 performances and events every year, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is an internationally known talent. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Chicago White Sox
Guaranteed Rate Field 333 West 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616 | 312-674-1000
Spectacular baseball, season ticket plans, group outings, party areas, family entertainment, business entertainment, great food, friendly staff and exciting fireworks! Call the sales department for more information at 312-674-1000. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard Joliet, IL 60433 | 815-722-5500
If you are looking for affordable summer fun, look no further than Joliet's Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. We provide the fastest entertainment in the area and play host to NASCAR, NHRA and Team Demolition Derby on three different tracks. Headlining at Route 66 Raceway, the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries takes place on June 26-29, 2014. At Chicagoland Speedway, make sure to join us on September 12-14, 2014, for the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup! With a wide variety of family friendly options, you can't beat summer at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway! We're Social! Chase us on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Children's Museum in Oak Lawn
5100 Museum Drive Oak Lawn, IL 60453 | 708-423-6709
Discover a world of fun and learning at the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn! Explore Nanoscience, theater, art and other fun, educational exhibits. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College 202 South Halsted Street Chicago Heights, IL 60411 | 708-709-7738
Located on the main campus of Prairie State College, the Christopher Art Gallery hosts eight shows annually, featuring works by Midwestern and national artists, as well as works by students. Programming varies by media, theme and artists represented. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
Church Street Brewing Company
1480 Industrial Dr. Itasca, IL 60143 | 630-438-5725
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 our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
City of Zion
2828 Sheridan Road Zion, IL | 847-746-4000
Take the Metra up, bike around city and to the beach! For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Cosley Zoo
1356 N. Gary Ave. Wheaton, IL 60187 | 630-260-6408
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 our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Country Club Hills Theater
4200 West 183rd Street Country Club Hills, IL 60478 | 708-798-2616
The Country Club Hills Theater is an intimate 2,500 seat outdoor amphitheater located just 35 miles south of Chicago. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Crystal Lake Brewing
150 N. Main St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 779-220-9288
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 our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
1350 N. Milwaukee Ave. Vernon Hills, IL | 847-362-3042
Historic Venetian style mansion featuring art, tapestries, European furnishings and formal gardens. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Dave & Buster's
49 Orland Square Orland Park, IL 60462 | 708-428-2100
A 24,000 sq. ft. restaurant and entertainment facility. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Dave & Buster's
1155 N. Swift Rd. Addison, IL 60101 | 630-543-5151
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 our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Deerfield Farmer's Market
Deerfield Rd. & Robert York Ave. Deerfield, IL | 847-945-5000
Each week find fresh-from-the-farm productsgrown by Midwest farmers and produced by local businesses. Look for the bright orange carrot. Deerfield's very own place to be every Saturday morning! 7am-12:30pm For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Des Plaines River Trail
Thatcher Woods Buffalo Grove | 847-367-6640
Ride 31 miles from the Van Patton Woods Forest Preserves, Russell, IL south to Buffalo Grove. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Didier Farms
16678 W. Aptakisic Road Prairie View, IL | 847-634-3291
Pick your own pumpkins, Scarecrow Alley, Indian Teepees, and Animated Halloween Figures in the Farmstand, Educational Farming Display, Visit the "Pig Bin" and the Baby Chicks! For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Pumpkin Patches/Farms.
 
Dollinger Family Farm
7502 E. Hansel Road Channahon, IL 60410 | 815-467-6766
October brings pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, train rides, farm animals, haunted barn and fun. Also come see our Civil war reenactment the third weekend in October. Warrior Dash Midwest in June. On site gift shop. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Dolphin Cove
Routes 25 and 68 Carpentersville, IL 60110 | 847-836-7946
Relax while your child enjoys our interactive water, sand, and play area. Fun activities for all ages with our body slides and tube slides. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Rd. Rosemont, IL | 847-692-2222
840,000 feet of exhibition space is host to numerous trade shows, meetings and public events. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Donley's Wild West Town
Rte 20 & South Union Rd Union, IL 60180 | 815-923-9000
The excitement and charm of the old west come alive at Donley's Wild West Town. Here you can experience life in the style of the wild west where gunslingers have showdowns, and a narrow gauge train whistles past the Blacksmith's shop, print shop, jail, s admission charged. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Downtown Geneva
  Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-6060
Spend the weekend discovering Geneva’s historic downtown. We have over 100 specialty shops and restaurants, many in historic storefronts and Victorian-style homes. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Downtown St. Charles
Downtown St. Charles St. Charles, IL | 630-377-6161
Plenty of bike racks and lots of eateries and quaint shops to enjoy. Bike Trail runs both on the west and east side of the Fox River. Pottawatomie and Mount St. Mary Parks are ideal, scenic locations to have a picnic. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630-530-8300
Be a part of the sparkling lights and glamour of Broadway at this award-winning theatre. 971-seat proscenium style live theater features musicals, comedy, and dinner theater. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
DuPage Children's Museum
301 N. Washington St. Naperville, IL | 630-637-8000
Exhibits, workshops and materials stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving among young children. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl. Chicago, IL | 773-947-0600
DuSable Museum of African American History is the nation's first independent museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Exhibits, concerts, films, children's events and literary discussions are just a few of the institution's various programs offered. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Eagle Sports Range
5900 West 159th Street Oak Forest, IL 60452 | 708-535-3000
Eagle Sports Range is committed to providing the best selection of products and services from the Firearms and Shooting Sports Industry. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Ed Rudolph Northbrook Velodrome
1810 Walters Avenue Northbrook, IL | 847-291-2980
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 our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Elgin Public Museum
225 Grand Blvd Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-741-6655
A natural history and anthropology museum located in a municipal park with a swimming pool, zoo, playground, and picnic area. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
20 Dupage Court Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-888-0404
As one of Illinois' two premiere symphonic orchestras, we serve and build a broad audience through the performance of powerful symphonic music and dynamic educational programs. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Elmhurst, IL | 630-834-0202
Museum's award-winning structure contains a dramatic glass entrance gallery, three museum galleries, and the McCormick house design by Mies van der Rohe. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Enchanted Castle Restaurant & Entertainment Complex
1103 S. Main St. Lombard, IL 60148 | 630-953-7860
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 our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace & Museum
339 N. Oak Park Ave. & 200 N Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 | 708-848-2222
Visit the Ernest Hemingway Museum and the Victorian home where Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 and spent his early life. The Ernest Hemingway Museum offers you the chance to explore displays featuring rare photos of Hemingway, his childhood diary, letters, early writings and other memorabilia. Enjoy videos documenting the author's life and work, as well as an onsite museum store. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum/Tour/Historical.
 
Esther’s Place
201 W. Galena St. (Rt. 30) Big Rock, IL 60511 | 630.556.9665
A Fiber Art Studio featuring handmade items from local wool, classes, gifts and more. Bed and breakfast service available. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest (Fiber Art).
 
Evanston Farmer's Market
University & Oak Avenues Evanston, IL | 847-866-2936
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 our website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Fabyan Forest Preserve
1925 S Batavia Ave Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-5980
Geneva is home to the Fabyan Forest Preserve a scenic park with meandering paths along the Fox River. Visitors are invited to tour the riverbank estate of the Fabyan family, including the Fabyan Japanese Garden and Fabyan Villa Museum. The preserve also has an authentic, five-story Dutch windmill. Public tours are available at designated times. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area/Museum/Tour/Kids and Families.
 
Farnsworth House
14520 River Rd. Plano, IL 60545 | 630.552.0052
Master architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created the ultimate minimalist masterpiece, the Farnsworth House, in pastoral Plano. The stellar structure of floor-to-ceiling glass seemingly "floats" above the rambling Fox River. Yes. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Tour, Special Interest (Architecture).
 
Fermilab
S. Kirk Rd at Pine St. Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.840.3351
Whether you're interested in science or just fishing in the ponds near the buffalo herd you're welcome at Fermilab. Take a self-guided tour of the laboratory, the Art Gallery and science and educational displays. View the grounds from the 15th floor observation area. Visitors may also visit the Lederman Science Center. Performing arts and lectures. Groups welcome by appointment. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gallery, Kids and Families, Nature Area, Special Interest, Performing Arts, Tour.
 
Festivals and Events
  Lisle, IL | 630-769-1000
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 our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-922-9410
Discover Sue, the world's largest and most complete T. rex ever found! Descend into an Egyptian tomb and see 23 Egyptian mummies and 5,000 year-old hieroglyphics, shrink to 1/100th of your natural size and get a bug's-eye view in Underground Adventure, be dazzled in our Halls of Gems and Jades, come nose-to-nose with the man-eating lions of Tsavo, walk among dinosaurs in our new, renovated dinosaur hall - Evolving Planet or explore 13,000 years of history from the Ice Age Mammoth hunters to the temples of the Aztecs in the Ancient Americas Hall. Experience Chicago’s only completely digital 3-D theater featuring "Waking the T.Rex. " Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Fine Line Creative Arts Center
6N158 Crane Road St. Charles, IL 60174 | 630-584-9490
Open: Mon-Sat. Come take a trip to the country. Located just minutes off the beaten path, the Fine Line Creative Arts Center offers classes in Weaving, Watercolor, Surface Design, Spinning, Pottery, Pastels, Painting, Knitting, Metals, Glass, Dyeing, Dra Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Flossmoor Sculpture Gardens
Sculptures placed throughout Flossmoor 2800 Flossmoor Road Flossmoor, IL 60422 | 708-798-2300
The Flossmoor Sculpture Gardens is a public art program that places works of art in Flossmoor's village square, along charming residential streets and in the Flossmoor Garden & Sculpture Park. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
3S580 Naperville Road Wheaton, IL 60189 | 630.933.7200
Enjoy the Forest Preserve District's nearly 26,000 acres, 145 miles of trails and 60 forest preserves. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Fox River Trail
Route 31 & 25 Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-5980
The Fox River Trail follows the banks of the Fox River for 40 miles in Kane County. This popular trail is used for biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and jogging. Stops along the trail include the Fabyan Forest Preserve with its 68 ft Dutch windmill, Fabyan Japanese Garden, and Fabyan Villa Museum. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area/Recreation.
 
Fox River Trolley Museum
365 S. LaFox Street South Elgin, IL | 847-697-4676
The museum operates a variety of antique trolleys, many from lines long vanished, over trackage that once connected Carpentersville, Elgin, Aurora, and Yorkville. A visit to the Fox River Trolley Museum can be educational and fun for the entire family. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Fox Valley Ice Arena
1996 S Kirk Rd Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-262-0690
The Fox Valley Ice Arena (FVIA) houses two ice rinks, a sporting goods store, a fitness center, and a pub and grill. FVIA is home to the Chicago Steel, Chicagoland’s only Tier 1 Junior (20U) hockey team. Purchase tickets to attend a home game or drop in during public skate hours. Rentals available. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families/Sports Venue.
 
Fox Valley Mall
195 Fox Valley Center Dr. Aurora, IL 60504 | 630.851.7200
More than 180 stores anchored by Macy’s, Carson Pirie Scott, JC Penney and Sears. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Fox Valley Segway Tours
Downtown St. Charles St. Charles , IL 60174 | 847-489-6559
Experience the natural charms of St. Charles while gliding on the Segway Personal Transporter. Prior to your tour, you'll be given a safety demo (it's EASY!) and then a guide well-versed in St. Charles' facts and history will lead you throughout our beaut Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
Frances Willard House Museum
1730 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-328-7500
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 our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
951 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 | 312-994-4000
This world-renowned complex served as Wright's private residence and studio from 1889 to 1909, the first 20 years of his career. Wright used his home as an architectural laboratory, trying out design concepts before sharing them with clients. Here, he raised six children with his first wife, Catherine Tobin, and designed such famous buildings as the Robie House, Larkin Building and Unity Temple. The Home & Studio is open daily from 11am until 4pm for interior guided tours. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
875 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 | 708-383-8873
Unity Temple, Frank Lloyd Wright's modern masterpiece, celebrated the centennial of its dedication in 2009. Unity Temple is an icon of modern architecture and a destination for tens of thousands of visitors each year, and is famous for its brilliant use of light and space. One of the most complex and exciting buildings in the 20th century architecture, it was Wright's first public commission and is the only surviving public building from his Prairie period. Unity Temple is open for tours! For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Tour/Historical.
 
Frankfort Historic District
123 Kansas Street Frankfort, IL 60423 | 815-469-3356
Whatever the season, there's a reason to shop historic Frankfort. Visit our web site for a list of our charming stores, eclectic boutiques and relaxing restaurants, plus monthly special events. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Freedom Hall
410 Lakewood Boulevard Park Forest, IL 60466 | 708-747-0580
Freedom Hall offers a diverse series accenting dance, music, theatre, popular attractions, children's theatre and outreach activities. Join us in the intimate 280-seat Nathan Manilow Theatre. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
French Market
Metra Train Station Parking Lot at NW corner of Fourth & South Streets Geneva, IL 60134
The French Market brings farm fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, jewelry, handbags, and more to downtown Geneva on Sundays mid April - mid November. The market is held from 9 am – 2 pm rain or shine. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Farmer’s Market.
 
Funway Entertainment Center
1335 S. River St. Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.879.8933
Illinois' largest family entertainment center. Year round: bowling, bumper cars, roller skating, arcade, laser tag and Rock-n-Roll mini golf. Seasonal: western trails miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, soccer cages, jumpshot, Water Wars and bumper boats. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center, Kids and Families.
 
GameWorks
601 N. Martingale Rd. Suite 115 Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-330-9675
Located in the Streets of Woodfield entertainment & shopping complex. Pubby amusement center & sports bar featuring electronic games, big-screen TVs & comfort food. Over 200 interactive video, ticket and prize games. 21 and over after 9pm. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-746-5100
One of the largest gardens under glass in the nation. This conservatory features five permanent collections, an indoor children's garden, outdoor gardens and five annual flower shows. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street Waukegan, IL | 847-782-2366
The Genesee boasts Broadway shows, musical acts, comedians and more. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Geneva Commons
602 Commons Dr Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-262-0044
Geneva Commons is a unique collection of over 75 stores, restaurants, cafes and services in an inviting open-air setting. Find all of your favorite stores in one convenient place, just a few miles west of downtown Geneva. Explore Crate and Barrel, Barnes & Noble, H & M and many more. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Geneva History Museum
113 S Third St Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-4951
Visit the Geneva History Museum for a peak into Geneva’s past. Wonderful exhibits about Geneva, as well as award-winning traveling exhibits are always on display for visitors of all ages to explore. The Museum offers guided walking tours about architecture, cemeteries, and the historic district. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Tour/Kids and Families/Museum.
 
Glunz Family Winery and Cellars
888 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL | 847-548-9463
Tour and taste wine in this winery owned by Illinois' oldest wine family. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm & Garden Center
40 W. Higgins Rd. South Barrington, IL 60010 | 847-428-6727
Fall: Festival with haunted house, corn maze, farm animals and more. Spring/Summer: Large selection of annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, trees, shrubs, aquatic plants, roses, planters, and gourmet food items. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Pumpkin Patches/Farms.
 
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL | 312-443-3800
Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs. The Goodman is committed to producing both classic and contemporary works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
Governors Highway & University Parkway University Park, IL 60484 | 708-235-2222
The Center for Performing Arts presents high-quality and affordable national touring acts, Chicago-based artists and community programs in genres from jazz to opera, dance, theatre and family favorites. Free parking is offered. Visit CenterTickets.net. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Grand Victoria Casino
250 South Grove Avenue Elgin, IL 60120 | 1-888-508-1900
Voted "Best Riverboat Casino in the United States" three years in a row, the Grand Victoria provides a wide variety of Las Vegas-style casino games. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gambling / Racetrack.
 
Grayslake Farmer's Market
Slusser & Center St. Grayslake, IL | 847-289-7138
Wednesday 3-7pm For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Great Western Trail
St. Charles Sycamore | 630-377-6161
This 17 mile trail replaces the abandoned mainline of the Chicago Great Western Railroad. It is a flat easy ride connecting the communities of St. Charles and Sycamore. The 100 foot corridor through the varied terrain of western Kane County is home to int For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark
2643 IL Route 178 Utica, IL 61373 | (866) 399-3866
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 our website. Attraction Type: Water Park.
 
Grosse Point Lighthouse
2600 Sheridan Rd. Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-328-6961
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 our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Grundy County Historical Society and Museum
510 W. Illinois Avenue Morris, IL 60450 | 815-942-4880
Museum hours of operation are Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM. Call in advance for guided tours (48 hour notice). The Museum has extensive Mazon Fossils, a replica of an early 1890 store, a replica of a 1900 living room as well as a "tool shed" showing many of the early tools used by pioneers and early farmers. There are many other exhibits as well. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Gurnee Mills
6170 W. Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL | 847-856-1229
Gurnee Mills is the Midwest's largest value retail and entertainment mall with over 200 manufacturer and retail outlet stores. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel
151 N. Joliet Street Joliet, IL 60432 | 815-740-7800
Featuring 1,100+ slot machines, most Video Poker in town, 25 table games, and WSOP Poker room. Experience exceptional dining at the Reserve steakhouse and luxurious comfort in our hotel. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N Broadway St. Joliet, IL 60435 | 815-722-7800
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 our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Centers
7759 South Harlem Avenue Burbank, IL 60459 | 708-598-8580
Family amusement park featuring 100s of games, rides, award-winning miniature golf, go-karts & batting cages. October Haunted House, restaurant/party room featuring karaoke. Birthday party and group packages available. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Hawthorn Mall
122 Hawthorn Center Vernon Hills, IL | 847-362-2600
Hawthorn Center features Marshall Field's, Carson Pirie Scott, JCPenney, Sears, and 140 specialty stores, two restaurants and a nine-eatery food court, plus Imagination Castle play area for children. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street LaSalle, IL 61301 | 815-224-6543
Tours: Wednesday - Sunday at noon, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Virtually unaltered since its completion more than a century ago, the 57 room Mansion, built in 1874, is an example of high artistic achievement in architecture and interior design, and the site of historic accomplishments in industry, philosophy, publishing and religion. National Historic Landmark. Visit us at www.hegelercarus.org for our special events. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
HellsGate Haunted House
3101 Canal St. Lockport, IL 60441 | 605-301-4283
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 our website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Hinckley Farmers Market
Hinckley Fresh Market 651 E. Lincoln Ave. Hinckley, IL 60520 | 630.674.4069
Shop this unique marketplace for the freshest fruits and vegetables in the area, along with delicious homemade goodies, and specialty crafts all conveniently located with close parking. Opens June 22nd and runs from 9 am through noon every Saturday through September. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Historic Downtown Antique Shopping
Main St. & 3rd St. St. Charles, IL | 800-777-4373
A dozen antique shops including Antique Market I, II & III with over 75 antique dealers. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Historic Pleasant Home
217 Home Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 | 708-383-2654
During your visit, enjoy browsing in our Museum Store featuring books on Pleasant Home and Prairie Style architecture, arts and crafts pottery and accessories, and many other items for yourself or that perfect gift. Guided tours of Pleasant Home are offered year-round to individuals and groups. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Tour/Historical.
 
Historic Village of Long Grove
Rt. 53 and 83 Long Grove, IL | 847-634-0888
Charming, 19th century, historic village with over 80 specialty shops and restaurants. Special events throughout the year. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Historical Society of Oak Park River Forest
217 Home Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 | 708-848-6755
The area's rich heritage is celebrated at the Historical Society through exhibits, lectures and special programs on the second floor of Historic Pleasant Home. The museum includes a research center, children's activity room and changing exhibits on fashion and area history. Special exhibits focus on Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and the "Roots of Oak Park," a celebration of nineteenth century Oak Park. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Tour/Historical.
 
HITS Chicago - Balmoral Park
(Route 394 South) 26435 South Dixie Highway Crete, IL 60417 | 708-304-2329
HITS, Inc. produces international level hunter/jumper horse shows and is a nationwide company with world-class circuits in Illinois, California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue (Oak Park Avenue) Tinley Park, IL 60477 | 708-614-1616
Beautiful outdoor music theatre open May through September with a capacity of just under 30,000 people. Concessions and private catering available; tour buses welcome. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Hollywood Casino Aurora
1 W. New York St. Bridge Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.801.1234
Hollywood Casino is the place for you! They'll add dazzle to your days and life to your nights with free admission, pulse-pounding games, incredible restaurants, and great giveaways. With 53,000 square feet of spine-tingling casino action, you'll never run out of ways to play at Hollywood. Get that winning feeling with more than 1,170 of the hottest slots around. Challenge lady luck at Hollywood's 26 table games, including a live poker room with Texas Hold 'em games seven days a week. Deal yourself in! For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gambling / Racetrack.
 
Hollywood Casino Joliet
777 Hollywood Boulevard Joliet, IL 60436 | 888-436-7737
Experience exciting casino action at Hollywood Casino Joliet. Featuring over 1,100 of the most popular slot and video poker machines, heart-pounding table action. Conveniently located restaurants and an on-site hotel and RV park. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Hollywood Park - Crestwood Family Entertainment Center
5051 Cal Sag Road Crestwood, IL 60418 | 708-389-7275
Award-winning miniature golf, Hollywood Speedway go-kart track, arcade games, indoor bumper cars, indoor lazer maze, rock wall and Hollywood Memorabilia, Cafe-Pizzeria. Specializing in parties and group outings. Open year round. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Homewood Railroad Platform & Park
2020 Chestnut Road Homewood, IL 60430 | 708-798-3000
Platform allows viewing of mainline/commuter rails with live switchyard audio. An underground walkway, leading to the park, displays murals depicting railway history. The park features a retired/restored locomotive and caboose. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Hoover Forest Preserve
11285 Fox Rd. Yorkville, IL 60560 | 630.553.4025
At just under 400 acres, located west of Yorkville and stretching for nearly a mile along the Fox River the 5.5 mile upgraded trail system leads visitors through a variety of habitats and scenic overlooks. Bridges span creeks rushing down to meet the mighty Fox River. View the terrific oak wooded bluffs, steep ravines and unique prairie remnants. Nearly 300 native plant species are found at Hoover, including some known from nowhere else in Kendall County. Visit the Rookery the district’s on-site Educational Center and Neshnabe’k, a recreated Pottawatomi Village. Family and group tent campsites beckon an overnight stay, as do renovated bunkhouses. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Hotel Baker
100 W. Main Street St. Charles, IL 60174 | 630-584-2100
Hotel Baker, located on the Fox River, was constructed in 1928 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its unique, oval-shaped ballroom features a lighted floor - one of only four IN THE WORLD constructed in the 1920's. Each of the 53 g Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
IKEA
1800 E. McConnor Pkwy. Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-969-9700
IKEA Schaumburg features nearly 10,000 exclusively designed products, inspirational room sets and a restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries, as well as American dishes. Other family-friendly features include a supervised children’s play area, baby care rooms with free diapers and play areas throughout the store. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Illinois Holocaust Museum
9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-967-4800
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 our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Illinois Lincoln Highway
Mural: corner of State and Second Streets Gazebo: in front of City Hall at 22 S. First St. Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-7449
Geneva played a role in connecting the cities of the Fox River Valley to the Lincoln Highway. Stroll along the historic storefronts of State Street and find Geneva’s Lincoln Highway Mural and interpretive gazebo. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Illinois Lincoln Highway Murals
Various Locations throughout the Chicago Southland | 708-895-8200
The Illinois Lincoln Highway, America's First Coast-to-Coast Road, was dedicated in 1913, and runs about 25 miles through the Chicago Southland from Lynwood in the east to New Lenox in the west. Throughout this section of the Lincoln Highway, a series of nine murals were completed in 2012 featuring local and national Lincoln Highway history. Three interpretive gazebos are also found on the Lincoln Highway in the Chicago Southland. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
377 Artists Walk Park Forest, IL 60466 | 708-481-7774
The renowned Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra performs a full season of classical masterpieces and American music. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Illinois Prairie Path
Elgin Aurora | 630-752-0120
55 mile trail with multiple branches from Elmhurst going either north to Elgin or south to Aurora, unpaved For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Illinois Prairie Path
The Geneva Spur is at Route 25 in Bennett Park on the east side of the Fox River. Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-752-0120
The Illinois Prairie Path spans approximately 61 miles in Cook, DuPage, and Kane Counties in northeastern Illinois. The trail is named for its rare segments of thousand-year-old prairies. It includes 62 miles of biking, hiking, jogging, equestrian, and nature trails which were formally a railway. The Geneva spur is at Route 25 in Bennett Park. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area/Recreation.
 
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Rd. Union, IL 60180 | 800-BIG-RAIL
America's largest collection of historic railway equipment - streetcars, interurbans, steam, diesel, and electric locomotives, passenger and freight cars. Explore this living history museum. Ride through rolling farmland on a 10 mile round trip to Kishwaukee Grove. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Improv
5 Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-240-2001
The World famous Improv Comedy Showcase and Restaurant will give you the ultimate comedy experience! The premiere destination for the country's top headliners and the best showcase for new talent. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
20000 South Western Avenue Olympia Fields, IL 60461 | 708-481-2330
Irons Oaks is a 38-acre nature preserve offering programs in environmental education, adventure education, corporate training and outdoor recreation. Hiking trails are open daily. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Island Park
2 E State St Access from Water St located on the east side of the Route 38 bridge or River Lane pedestrian bridge Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-4542
Located in the Fox River, Island Park of the Geneva Park District features gardens, the Fox River Trail, a concert pavilion, and a tree house themed playground with a zip line. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area/Kids and Families.
 
Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue Joliet, IL 60432 | 815-722-1420
Jacob Henry spared no expense in the construction of his elaborate 40 room mansion on Joliet's prominent Eastern Avenue. In 1873, the home was the most expensive in the county. The graceful and fully decorated mansion a National Historic Landmark, is well known for its beauty and exceptional culinary offerings make the Jacob Henry Mansion the perfect setting for any special occasion. Groups and tours welcome! For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Joffrey Ballet
Various locations Chicago, IL | 312-386-8905
The world renowned ballet company that is dedicated to the vision of American dance. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
John Hancock Observatory
875 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-751-3681
At 1,000 ft above the Magnificent Mile, be amazed by the stunning views spanning 4 states after riding in North America's fastest elevator. Stimulate the mind with a FREE multimedia Sky Tour through Chicago's history and hotspots. Tour comes in both kids and adult versions and is translated in 6 languages. Feel why Chicago's called the Windy City on our open-air Skywalk or sit down to relax in our Lavazza Espression Cafe. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street Joliet, IL 60432 | 815-723-5201
Travel through time and space! Walk through a replica of the I & M Canal, window shop on a turn-of-the-century street, take a virtual ride on a replica trolley, live the legend of Route 66, land on the moon in a walk-in simulator, and experience space exploration and the Apollo missions. Temporary exhibit(s) change often in our Special Exhibition Gallery. There's always family fun in our discovery room, and remember your visit with a souvenir from our Gift Shop. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Joliet Slammers Baseball
1 Mayor Art Schultz Dr. Joliet, IL 60432 | (815) 722-2287
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 our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Jurica Nature Museum
Benedictine University 5700 College Road Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-829-6546
Located in the Birck Hall of Science on the campus of Benedictine University, the Jurica Museum has one of the largest bird collections in the Midwest. Other featured exhibits include a display of animals that lived on an African savanna, a North Woods ha For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Kane County Cougars
34W002 Cherry Ln Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-8811
Join baseball's Midwest League Champions, the Kane County Cougars for America’s favorite past time. In addition to watching baseball's up and comers, Kane County Cougars fans will enjoy select theme nights and special events at Northwestern Medicine Field including Star Wars Night, Halfway to Halloween, and Princess Night. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Sports Venue/Recreation/Kids and Family.
 
Kane County Flea Market
Kane County Fairgrounds Rt. 64 and Randall Rd. St. Charles, IL | 630-377-2252
The "Best in the Midwest or Anywhere", this flea market attracts thousands of visitors every month. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Kendall County Historic Courthouse
109 W. Ridge St. Yorkville, IL 60560 | 630.553.4025
Victorian Italianate structure opened in 1964 that towers proudly over the Fox River and the City of Yorkville. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Olde Courthouse Gallery graces the main hall with shows featuring the work of artists from Kendall County and beyond. Laws of Nature exhibit focuses on the natural resources of the county. Tours available. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum, Nature, Tours.
 
Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd. Glenview, IL 60026 | 847-832-6600
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 our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive Palos Heights, IL 60463 | 708-361-1873
Naturally a great place to explore, learn and discover some of nature's wonders. Let nature be your guide, come visit and we'll show you why they call it the great outdoors! Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Lambs Farm
I-94 at Route 176 Libertyville, IL | 847-362-4636
Rides, games,petting zoo, farmyard, pet shop, thrift shop, Country Inn Restaurant, and Country Store & Bakery. All benefit programs for people with developmental disabilities. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street Utica, IL 61373 | 815-667-4861
LaSalle County history including Native American artifacts in an I & M Canal era warehouse plus a blacksmith shop, one room school and 1875 Barn. Open Air Market Coming Soon. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Laugh Out Loud Theater
601 N. Martingale Rd. Suite 171 Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-240-0386
Located in the Streets of Woodfield entertainment & shopping complex. Hilarious improvised comedy that combines live action, video, and the audience! Family-friendly shows every weekend starring Chicago's top improv comedians. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
601 N. Martingale Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-592-9708
Step inside LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and it's like you have just jumped into the biggest box of LEGO® bricks ever! Journey through a medieval castle and save the princess on the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, feel a part of the story in the 4D Cinema, learn top LEGO building secrets from the Master Model Builder, see iconic landmarks in Chicago MINILAND, LEGO® Pirate Adventure Island - a massive interactive attraction where kids can participate in LEGO free-play and hands-on sensory activities! Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Level 257
2 Woodfield Mall, Unit A Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-805-0257
Follow me, PAC-MAN, to a magical land of inter-dimensional awesome – where you and your whole crew will blast 8-bit baddies in our social gaming lounge, share shareable foods like sushi & tapas in our restaurant, and most importantly, discover what it means to Play Together Again. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Libertyville Farmer's Market
Main Street Libertyville, IL | 847-680-0336
Thursdays 7am-1pm from June - October For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Libertyville Sports Complex
1950 N. Highway 45 Libertyville, IL | 847-367-1502
All-inclusive venue catering to athletic tournaments, large business meetings, competitive and recreational sports, life enrichment programs, exhibitions, and more. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Lincoln Park Conservatory
2200 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-742-7736
Peaceful and enchanting gardens in the heart of Lincoln Park, adjacent to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-742-2000
The nation’s most historic zoo, is also one of the last remaining free admission zoos. Home to thousands of animals representing hundreds of different species, and operating one of the most significant zoo-based conservation and science programs in the country. Visitors can go nose-to-nose with gorillas, immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Africa and howl with red wolves or climb inside a black bear. Located just minutes from downtown at Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton Pkwy. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Zoo.
 
Lisle French Market
Garfield & Burlington Ave. Lisle, IL | 630-271-0074
Lisle French Market is located on Garfield Avenue, adjacent to beautiful PrairieWalk Pond located in Downtown Lisle. This award-winning site serves as a beautiful back drop to this colorful, open-air market that runs on Saturdays from May through October 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for flowers, locally grown produce, jewelry, crafts and more! Vendors change weekly, so each market is a unique experience. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Lisle Station Park
918-920 Burlington Ave. Lisle, IL | 630-968-2747
Visit six structures on this 19th century museum campus including the Lisle Depot Museum, a wooden caboose, a historic home and a tavern. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Long Grove Confectionery Company
333 Lexington Dr. Buffalo Grove, IL | 847-459-3100
Experience the old-fashion way of making chocolate...all hand crafted and uniquely packaged into our gourmet line of the finest quality chocolate products. Shopping in the Outlet Store completes the 1 hour long tour! Reservations required. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
Lotton Art Glass Gallery & Studios
24760 South Country Lane Crete, IL 60417 | 708-672-1400
Experience the thrill of watching magnificent works of art being created daily out of hot glass. Meet the world famous Lotton family; tour gallery & studio. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
Lynfred Winery
15 S. Roselle Rd. Roselle, IL | 630-529-9463
Over 50,000 bottles of award-winning barrel-aged wines are produced here annually. Daily tastings, events and a new bed and breakfast. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
Magnificent Mile
N. Michigan Ave. (between Oak St. & the Chicago River) Chicago, IL | 312-642-3570
The world famous Magnificent Mile is a shopper's paradise with exclusive retail establishments, prestigious boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants and luxurious accommodations. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Main Event Entertainment
28248 Diehl Road Warrenville, IL 60555 | 630-393-9400
The ultimate FUN destination for individuals and groups of all ages offering a unique "Eat. Bowl. Play." experience featuring state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, thrilling high ropes adventure courses, captivating game rooms, stylish billiards, flexible meeting rooms, energetic bars and high-quality restaurants. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
MainStreet Libertyville
133 East Cook Avenue Libertyville, IL | 847-680-0336
This Winner of the Great American Main Street Award is home to unique shops, restaurants, and festivals. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Marge Cline Whitewater Course
301 E. Hydraulic St. Yorkville, IL 60560 | 630.553.4350
The paddling community is all abuzz about the Marge Cline Whitewater Course. This new, state of Illinois recreational facility is centrally located in the heart of Yorkville's downtown just east of Route 47 on the south side of the Fox River. 1,100 feet of whitewater features for whitewater enthusiasts! Whether you are a novice or an avid canoeist or kayaker, we're sure you will have a great experience! For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire
10 Marriott Dr. Lincolnshire, IL | 847-634-0200
Marriott Theatre produces professional musical theatre productions year round in their intimate arena theatre designed with only 9 rows so everyone has the best seat in the house. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Marytown
1600 W. Park Ave. Libertyville, IL | 847-367-7800
Home of the National Religious Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe with stained glass windows and 7-foot beautiful mosaics decorate the chapel as well as seven types of marble. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 | 630-942-4000
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 our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
McHenry Riverwalk District
Riverside Drive & Green St. McHenry, IL 60050 | 815-363-2100
McHenry's new Riverwalk has sparked a Renaissance in this river town and connects the city's shopping, dining and entertainment areas to the Fox River. Green St. and Riverside Drive are both distinctive shopping districts with their own unqiue vibe. Sam free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
2001 N. Roselle Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60195 | 847-882-1496
Travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age and tale of devotion, courage, and love at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. The new show features heroic knights on spirited horses, astounding athletic feats and thrilling swordplay all against an exhilarating backdrop of brilliant lights and a sweeping new musical score. Enjoy a hearty four-course banquet medieval style without silverware as you cheer on your Knight. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Mendota Museum & Historical Society
901 Washington Street, PO Box 433 Mendota, IL 61342 | 815-539-3373
Hume-Carnegie Museum Saturday & Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3/1 - 12/15; Union Depot Railroad Sat & Sun Noon to 4:00 PM, 3/1 – 12/15 Breaking the Prairie Museum by appointment. Office hours T, W, & TH – F - 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 W. Campbell St. Arlington Heights, IL 60005 | 847-577-2121
Each year Metropolis offers a wide range of live performances from musical theatre, plays, concerts, dance, family shows, The Second City Comedy, and children's theatre. The Metropolis School of the Performing Arts offers classes in drama, dance and music, including classes, workshops, and private lessons. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL | 312-742-1168
Millennium Park offers dazzling music, art, landscape design and architecture - including the mammoth stainless-steel Cloud Gate sculpture - plus ice skating in the winter, splashing around in the interactive Crown Fountain during summer, and alfresco din Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Millennium Trail Bike Path
Wauconda Lake Bluff | 847-367-6640
Enjoy 14 miles of trail from the Lake County Discovery Museum and the Forest Preserves of Wauconda to Lake Bluff. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central St. Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-475-1030
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 our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Mitsuwa Japanese Marketplace
100 E. Algonquin Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005 | 847-956-6699
Largest Asian Market in the Midwest. Fresh take-out sushi available. Grocery, food court featuring seven types of Asian cuisine, bakery, ice cream parlour, book store, travel agency, and liquor store. Events and demonstrations throughout the year. Annual Bon Odori Festival in August. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue Monee, IL 60449 | 708-534-8499
Monee Reservoir is a 46-acre fishing lake. Free shoreline fishing is available. Boat rental allows on-water fishing. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway Palos Hills, IL 60465 | 708-974-5500
The FPAC presents quality cultural programs and popular entertainment in the 600-seat Dorothy Menker Theater, 150-seat Oremus Theater and the Robert F DeCaprio Art Gallery. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
More Brewing Company
126 South Villa Ave. Villa Park, IL 60181 | 630-501-1519
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 our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Rt. 53 Lisle, IL | 630-968-0074
Connect with nature in this 1,700-acre outdoor museum of spectacular woodlands, wetlands and colorful gardens. The Morton Arboretum is the perfect place to walk; hike; take a guided tour; see an art exhibit; hear a concert; capture the beauty of nature on canvas, disk or film; look for birds; and have some year-round, outdoor fun. Come explore Tree House Tales at The Morton Arboretum, where you'll enter a magical village of 6 whimsical tree house structures. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-280-2660
The finest and most provocative contemporary art including sculpture, painting, photography, video, music and dance. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Museum of Science and Industry
57th St. and Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL | 773-684-1414
The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere and housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair. You’ll experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; descend into an Illinois coal mine; tour a fully-functioning eco-friendly home; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D, beating heart; and much more! Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Music Theater Works
600 Emerson St. Evanston, IL 60208 | 847-869-6300
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 our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Naper Settlement - Historic Museum Village
523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL | 630-420-6010
Learn about 19th century life in this historic museum village featuring homes, shops, public buildings and costumed interpreters. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Governors State University Governors Highway and University Parkway University Park, IL 60484 | 708-534-4848
Explore the nature of sculpture. Sited across 100 acres of rolling prairie landscape, this 29-piece collection features monumental works by di Suvero, Hunt, Puryear and others. Arrangements can be made for handicapped accessible tours of up to 14 works. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St. Chicago, IL | 312-738-1503
Original works by Mexican artists from both sides of the border, performing arts and interactive educational workshops. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
National Museum of the American Sailor
610 Farragut Ave., Bldg. 42 North Chicago, IL | 847-688-3154
The Great Lakes Naval Museum is a small military museum showing the history of Navy "boot camp" training and of Naval Station. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-595-5300
Chicago's lakefront playground with over 50 acres of parks, shops, restaurants, entertainment and attractions. Enjoy a ride on the Ferris Wheel, musical carousel, Wave Swinger and miniature golf course. Visit the Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago Shakespeare Theater or the Navy Pier IMAX® Theatre. Take a ride on a tour boat or dining cruise ship. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Norris Cultural Arts Center
1040 Dunham Rd. St. Charles, IL | 630-584-7200
This art gallery also has a 1,000-seat theater for the performing arts. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-673-6300
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 our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Northbrook Court
2171 Northbrook Ct. Northbrook, IL | 847-498-8161
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 our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Northwestern University
633 Clark St. Evanston, IL 60208 | 847-491-3741
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 our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Oak Park Visitors Center
1010 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 | 708-848-1500
Visit us for maps, books, souvenirs and unique gifts. Tickets are available for Hemingway's Birthplace Home and Museum, Historic Pleasant Home and the Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest. Purhcase other seasonal special events tickets here! For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Visitors Center.
 
Oakbrook Center
22nd St. and Rt. 83 Oak Brook, IL | 630-573-0700
Over 160 specialty stores with outdoor ambiance! Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Lord & Taylor and Sears, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano's, The Clubhouse and Mon Ami Gabi restaurants. Voted the #1 shopping center. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477 | 708-429-3800
Visit our website for discounts and packages. Games, Laser Tag, Batting Cages, Soft Playland, Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Inflatable Park & more! Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Old Plank Road Trail
Matteson Parks & Recreation Department 4450 Oakwood Lane Matteson, IL 60443 | 708-748-1080
Enjoy 20+ miles of paved trail lush with wildlife and native prairie plants. Excellent shopping, restaurants, local history and parks are located along the trail. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Old St. Charles
Main and 3rd St. St. Charles, IL | 630-584-7200
Landmark buildings filled with unique shops and restaurants. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Orland Square
151st Street & LaGrange Road Orland Park, IL 60462 | 708-349-1646
Enclosed, two-level shopping center featuring Apple, Coach, A/X Armani, Fox Dry Goods and over 150 fine shops & restaurants. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum
1100 Canal Street Ottawa, IL 61350 | 815-431-9353
A museum established to promote and preserve the history of the Ottawa area and the colorful and proud traditions of Boy/Girl Scouting and Camp Fire. National traveling exhibits from museums and libraries. Open Thursday-Monday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Closed on Holidays. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
P.M.&L. Theatre
877 Main St. Antioch, IL 60002 | 847-395-3055
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 our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Paramount Theatre
23 E. Galena Blvd. Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.896.6666
Recently named one of the Top Ten Theatres in Chicago by the League of Chicago Theatres, the Paramount continues to provide world-class entertainment—including dance, music, Broadway-caliber theatre, and children’s programming—for an annual audience of 150,000 patrons from over 250 communities. The Paramount also hosts free community events and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Yes. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater/Performing Arts.
 
Park and Garden Gems
Geneva City Hall Prairie Garden: 22 S First St Old Mill Park: 3 E State St RiverPark: 151 N River St Sandholm Woods: 34 Sandholm St Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-4542
Geneva's City Hall Prairie Garden features an array of native plants. The unique perennial plant combinations are inspired by the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Old Mill Park showcases a sculpture made of the remnant ironwork and wheel gears salvaged from the Old Mill building which burned down in 1971. The RiverPark is a native prairie, savanna and shoreline ecosystem on the Fox River. Visit RiverPark for a picnic, bird watching, and a stroll on its paved path. Sandholm Woods is a quiet 5.5 acre park with a maze of natural elements, concrete walking path, contemplative garden and fun climbing rocks for kids. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Park Forest Rail Fan Park
North Street & Homan Avenue Park Forest, IL 60466 | 708-748-2005
Viewing platform and educational displays at one of the country's largest rail intersections, where the Canadian National main line connects with the Metra line. A must-visit attraction for area visitors! Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Peck Farm Interpretive Center
4038 Kaneville Rd Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-262-8244
Peck Farm Interpretive Center is a 385-acre natural retreat with a seasonal butterfly house, history gallery and gift shop, observation silo, sensory garden, nature and bike trails, and 19-acre wetland. Kids can also enjoy Hawks Hallow Nature Playground a unique play area that encourages children to explore, touch, play, and learn. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area/Kids and Family/Museum/Farm.
 
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL | 773-755-5100
The urban gateway to nature and science. Touch live animals, learn about food's life cycle and let your imagination go in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Phillips Park
1000 Ray Moses Dr. Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.3861
Located on over 325 acres, popular attractions include the Mastodon Gallery, the gorgeous Sunken Garden, an 18-hole golf course/driving range, the zoo, a 28-acre fishing lake with a one-mile multiple use trail, war memorials and the Winter Recreation Area. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Nature Area, Recreation.
 
Phillips Park Aquatic Center
828 Montgomery Rd. Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.851.8686
Co-owned with the City of Aurora this family-friendly aquatic center features zero depth entry leisure pool, two drop-off slides, twisting enclosed body flume slide, two winding body flume slides, kid-friendly areas, volleyball courts, sand play area, lap lane and much more. Yes. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Water Park, Kids and Families.
 
Phillips Park Golf Course
1001 Hill Ave. Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.3760
Phillips Park Golf Course can be played from three different tee boxes with the Championship tee measuring just under 6,200 yards and the forward tees measuring 4,800 yards. The course provides a challenge to all golfers whether they are a novice golfer or an experienced golfer. Phillips Park Golf Course is home to The First Tee of Aurora and Fox River Valley Chapter. Facility amenities include a lighted driving range with grass tees, practice putting green, and a 3-hole youth links. Distance (Yards)/Rating: 6,187/69.1; 5,701/66.8; 4,826/66.5. Yes. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Golf.
 
Phillips Park Zoo
1000 Ray Moses Dr. Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.3860
Free and open year-round the beloved Phillips Park Zoo is home to Bald Eagles, a Red Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owls, Barred Owl, Cooper's Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Gray Wolves, Cougars, North American River Otters, Llama, Elk herd, Goats, Reptiles, Swans, Turkeys, Peacocks, Greater Prairie Chickens, and more. Approximately 100 animals representing 41 different species. Visit the reptile house. Kid Zone activities and group tours available. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Zoo, Kids and Families.
 
Pickard China Factory Outlet Store
782 Pickard Avenue Antioch, IL | 847-395-3800 Ext. 32
A true outlet store right on the factory premises where high For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Pinstripes
100 W. Higgins Rd. South Barrington, IL 60010 | 847-844-9300
Features a distinctive entertainment and dining venue. Celebrate 'sophisticated fun' in our warm and inviting 45,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor facility complete with 20 bowling lanes and 10 bocce courts, exceptional Italian-American bistro with wine cellar, outdoor patio, fireplace and beautifully appointed event and party rooms that can accommodate groups from 20-600. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Plum Creek Nature Center
1 1/4 miles east of Route 1 & 394 off of Goodenow Road 27064 Dutton Road Beecher, IL 60401 | 708-946-2216
An educational and recreational facility, featuring hands-on exhibits and interactive play elements. Family programs are offered throughout the year. Picnic facilities and camping by reservation. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Pottawatomie Park
8 North Avenue St. Charles, IL | 630-513-6200
Historic park offers swimming pools, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, volleyball court, Seasonal canoe and pedal boat rentals available May through the fall season. Nine hole golf course, 18 hole miniature golf course. Located along the Fox River Trai For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Pullman National Monument
11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Chicago, IL 60628 | 773-785-8901
The Visitor Center is a perfect starting point for your journey to the landmark Pullman district. View an introductory video on the town’s history, various exhibits of photos and Pullman related items. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Punch Bowl Social
1100 American Ln. Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 224-836-9080
Punch Bowl Social is a dining and entertainment mecca, that takes a three prong approach to the cultural movement in social outings. Eat! Drink! Be Social! Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Putnam County Historical Society
327 Old Highway 26 Hennepin, IL 61327 | 815-925-7560
Tours of recently restored, redecorated 1844 Pulsifer House. Genealogical historical research facilities. Open Wed & Fri from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Agricultural Museum open by appointment. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Quarry Cable Park
5517 Northwest Highway (Route 14) Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815-893-0036
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 our website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Raging Waves Water Park
4000 N. Bridge St. Yorkville, IL 60560 | 630-882-6575
Illinois' Largest waterpark sits on 45 acres and hosts a huge wave pool, lazy river, 20 waterslides, kiddie play structure, zero-depth pool, sandy beach area, private cabana rental. Have you tried one of the top new rides in the world? Brave the wave and try Wonambi - a 4 person ride that sends guests into near-vertical, zero gravity moments! Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Water Park.
 
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815-356-9212
This renovated 1926 Vaudeville theatre has seen many incarnations over the year. The completely renovated Raue Center for the Arts offers outstanding local, regional and national performing arts and entertainers for all ages. There is always something e For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd. Highland Park, IL 60035 | 847-266-5100
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 our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Red Oak Nature Center
2343 S. River St. Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.897.1808
Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River, the Red Oak Nature Center is surrounded by 40 acres of lush forest and wildlife habitat – an ideal setting for visitors to learn about the great outdoors through direct interaction with nature. Free admission includes: Wildlife Room, Bee Room, Discovery Room, Devil's Cave, Observation Deck, Picnic Shelter and six wood-chip hiking trails. Open year-round. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area, Kids and Families.
 
Reddick Mansion
100 W. Lafayette Street Ottawa, IL 61350 | 815-433-6100
One of Ottawa's greatest treasures. Built in 1858, this three-story, 22 room, Italianate mansion was possibly the most expensive private home in Illinois at that time. Tours available 6 days a week - 11am to 3pm. Closed Tuesdays & major holidays. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Rialto Square Theatre
15 E. Van Buren St. Joliet, IL 60432 | 815-726-6600
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 our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Richard Haas Murals
Ridge Road & Martin Avenue Homewood, IL 60430 | 708-798-3000
Homewood now boasts the largest collection of Richard Haas murals anywhere in the world. Haas, a world-renowned painter specializing in large, illusion murals, was first invited to Homewood in the early 1980s. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
Richardson "World's Largest" Corn Maze
9407 Richardson Rd Spring Grove, IL 60081 | 815-675-9729
Get Lost in this 28 acres corn maze with 11 miles of trails. But be intimidated, the maze is a giant picture divided into small mazes to made getting in and out easier. Find the check points and earn your cerificate. Includes 50' observation tower, pic admission charged. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
River Bend Golf Course
5900 S. Rt. 53 Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-968-1920
River Bend Golf Club is the premiere public 9-hole facility of the greater Chicago area. Nine holes of bent grass tees, greens and fairways. The layout features scenic wetland areas with water and/or wetlands coming into play on eight out of nine holes. PGA approved, par 36 design has a 70.8 rating and slope of 126 from the blue tees and stretches from 2,600 to over 3,300 yards from the back tees. Four sets of tees allow all skill levels to play an enjoyable round. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
RiverEdge Park
360 N. Broadway Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.896.6666
Home of the Blues on the Fox festival. The 30-acre park was designed in a way that would serve many purposes. From the canoe/kayak launch and natural landscaping to the VIP Rooftop Deck and 10-acre music venue, this is the new recreation and entertainment destination of the suburbs. Bring your kids and fly a kite. Enjoy a local band in the music pavilion with friends. Spread out a blanket and watch fireworks with the family on the 4th of July. RiverEdge Park is your backyard away from home. Yes. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center, Event / Sports Venue, Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Rosemont Theatre
5400 River Rd. Rosemont, IL | 847-671-5100
Broadway musicals, popular performers and family entertainment all perform in this state-of-the-art entertainment facility. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Route 66
Begins in Chicago on Monroe Street at Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL | (217) 525-9308
Route 66 defined a remarkable era in our nation’s history – and it lives on today in Illinois’ Route 66's many roadside attractions, museums, restaurants – and the shining ribbon of blacktop we call The Mother Road. Illinois’ stretch of this mythic road boasts the highest density of kitschy, interesting things to do you’ll find from here to California. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Route 66 Raceway
3200 S Chicago St Joliet, IL 60432 | 888-629-7223
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 our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Route 66's Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket
645 Joliet Rd. Willowbrook, IL 60527 | 630-325-0780
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 our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
15908 Hebron Rd Harvard, IL 60033 | 815-648-4141
The grand-daddy of apple orchards with over 12,000 trees and 26 varieties of apples. U-pick or head over to the Apple Barn for fresh picked apples, rasberries, peaches pumpkins and some famous apple cider and cider slushees. The entertainment area inclu parking fee on weekends. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Rush Creek Distilling
1501 West Diggins St. Harvard, IL 60033 | 815-943-RUSH
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 our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Russell Military Museum
43363 Old Highway 41 Russell, IL | 847-395-7020
Where History Comes Alive. This museum is the home of rare and unusual military vehicles and artifacts from WWI to present day For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue South Holland, IL 60473 | 708-868-0606
Sand Ridge Nature Center offers live native animals, natural history exhibits, hiking trails, naturalist led nature programs and festivals throughout the year. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Sandwich Antique Shops
Church St. Sandwich, IL 60548 | 630.256.3190
With 12 antique shops Sandwich is the antique mecca of the Aurora Area. Come explore the variety of antiques, primitives and vintage items sure to satisfy your inner “picker”. Sandwich is also part of Illinois’ state wide garage sales, MORE ON 34, which takes place every Father’s Day weekend. Open daily. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Sandwich Fairgrounds
1401 Suydam Rd. Sandwich, IL 60548 | 815.786.2159
The fairgrounds is home to events year round. 200 RV parking spaces, 110, 50 and 30 amp hook-ups, water and dump station. RV camping and tent camping is allowed. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue, Kids and Families.
 
Sandwich Opera House
140 E. Railroad St. Sandwich, IL 60548 | 815.786.2555
Built in 1878 and restored in 1986, the Opera House today provides performing arts from classical to country, dance, student recitals, summer theatre workshops and children/senior citizen series. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater/ Performing Arts.
 
Schaumburg Boomers
1999 S. Springinsguth Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193 | 847-461-3695
Located in the heart of the Chicago suburbs, the Schaumburg Boomers are the ideal destination for family-oriented fun! Minor league baseball team competing in the Independent Frontier League. Schaumburg Boomers store sells Boomers clothing and other items. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
SciTech Hands-On Museum
18 W. Benton St. Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.859.3434
Aurora's interactive science and technology center offers over 200 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy. Yes. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Museum.
 
Scorched Earth Brewing Co.
203 Berg St. Algonquin, IL 60102 | 224-209-8472
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 our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Sea Lion Aquatic Park
1825 Short St. Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-964-3410
Sea Lion Aquatic Park is a nationally recognized and award-winning aquatic park the whole family can enjoy! With two 50’ body flume slides, two drop slides, vortex pool, a splash playground, sand & kiddie water play area, teen pool, full service concession stand and more. It is refreshing summertime fun for everyone! Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Water Park.
 
Second City
1616 N. Wells St. Chicago, IL | 312-337-3992
Celebrating over 50 years as the birthplace of Chicago-style improv and sketch comedy, The Second City has launched the careers of John Belushi, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and many others. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lakeshore Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-939-2438
From whales to snails, tarantulas to turtles, you’ll meet 32,000 creatures from aquatic habitats around the world. Explore Shedd’s Abbott Oceanarium, where you can get face to face with beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, sea lions and penguins. Polar Play Zone is a permanent exhibit where kids and their families can play, pretend and discover through hands-on activities. See the aquatic show, starring the dolphins, belugas and more. Then meet some of Shedd's critters up close during live animal encounters in the Waters of the World galleries, talk to a diver in the 90,000-gallon Caribbean Reef, take a walk through a flooded forest in Amazon Rising and watch sharks overhead in Wild Reef. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Rd. Lockport, IL 60441 | 815-741-2693
What makes Siegel's Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Fest unique compared to other Pumpkin Farms is our 4th generation family farm is a real operating family farm year round. Adding new Attractions and Meals and Treats to eat every year. We also have a real Pumpkin Field that families can take a hayrack ride out to, to pick a pumpkin right off the vine. We are also about education and teaching young and old about farming, where food comes from, and the importance of farmers. We have farm animals that are common to operating farms not exotic animals you can see at a zoo. We are told by many of our guests here at the farm that they are able to stay on the farm longer due to our farm having so many activities included in your admission than any farm in the area. We are about getting families out into the Farm Fresh Air! We are the country in the City! Also, Available for the holiday seasons Fresh Baked Pies! Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Pumpkin Patches/Farms.
 
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area
13608 Fox Rd. Yorkville, IL 60560 | 630.553.6297
The Fox River runs through this picturesque area which is also home to several small manmade lakes. A natural prairie restoration project gives visitors a feeling of the original landscape with native wildflowers, songbirds, waterfowl and upland game. Picnicking, fishing and hiking are popular pastimes in summer, with ice fishing, sledding, ice skating and cross-country ski trails available for the winter sports lover. For relaxing, exercising or just enjoying nature, Silver Springs is the perfect get away location. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor
Interstate 94 and Rt. 132 Gurnee, IL | 847-249-1776
300-acre amusement park featuring over 100 rides, stage shows and a variety of attractions. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Amusement Park.
 
Skokie Farmer's Market
5127 Oakton St. Skokie, IL | 847-933-8224
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 our website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
McCormick Boulevard between Touhy & Dempster Street Skokie, IL 60053 | 847-679-4265
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 our website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Skydeck Chicago
233 S. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-875-9696
Dare to Stand Out on The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago on the 103rd floor , with never before seen views, 1353 feet straight down. Atop the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, Skydeck Chicago is a "one stop Chicago" experience featuring museum quality interactive exhibits, the fastest multi media elevator ride and new theater presentations highlighting the architecture and culture of Chicago. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Skydive Chicago
3215 East 1969th Road Ottawa, IL 61350 | 815-433-0000
Skydive Chicago is located 70 miles southwest of Chicago off I-80 in Ottawa, Illinois. Their private airport is nestled on 230 acres of forested land along the Fox River. Their fleet of aircraft includes 3 Super Twin Otters, 2 Cessna Grand Caravans, 1 SkyVan and on Cessna 182. Tandem Jumps and Solo jumps offered at one of the largest and most modern skydiving centers in the world. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Smallville Museum
101 W. Main St. Plano, IL 60545 | 630.552.8275
Selected by Warner Bros to represent Smallville in the filming “Superman, Man of Steel”, Plano is now the home of the Smallville Museum. The museum collection contains a variety of props and other items used in the filming of the movie. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest (Comics).
 
Spertus Museum
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies 610 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605 | 312-322-1700
Judaic art, artifacts and exhibits spanning 5,000 years of Jewish history and culture. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Spirit of Peoria
100 NE Water Street Peoria, IL 61602 | 309-637-8000
One to five day riverboat cruises to and from Starved Rock and Saint Louis Riverfront aboard our authentic paddlewheeler, featuring old-fashioned entertainment. All-inclusive. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
St. Charles Belle and Fox River Queen
Pottawatomie Park 2 North Ave. St. Charles, IL | 630-584-2334
Relax on these replica steamboats as they travel along the Fox River for a sightseeing tour. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
St. Charles Farmer's Market
East Main at 4th Ave. St. Charles, IL | 630-584-6680
Old-fashioned Farmers' Market held every Friday from 7am-1pm. All markets include fresh harvested and locally grown fruits, vegetables, bread, meat, fresh cut and potted flowers and garden art. Open June through October For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Starved Rock State Park
2668 E. 875th Rd. Oglesby, IL 61348 | 800-868-7625
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 our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Statesville Haunted Prison
17250 S. Weber Road Lockport, IL 60441 | 815-741-9791
Statesville Haunted Prison® has been one of Illinois’ best haunted houses for 15 years. With over 150 live actors attacking you at every step, over 40 horrifically detailed rooms and an average time of 40-50 minutes required to get through its oppressive walls, Statesville® has earned the reputation as one of the best haunted houses in America. It is the constant innovation of its design team (Zombie Army Productions) and the relentless dedication of its actors that has created the most highly acclaimed Haunted House in Chicagoland and the state of Illinois. Statesville® has been named “Best Haunted House in Chicagoland” for 10 of the past 12 years by For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Steel Beam Theatre
111 W. Main St. St. Charles, IL | 630-587-8521
Live theater presentations in an intimate, historic setting. Special performances for groups can be arranged. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL | 312-335-1650
Founded in 1976, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a non-profit, Chicago-based international performing arts institution committed to ensemble collaboration and artistic risk through its work with its permanent ensemble, guest artists, partner institutions and the community. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Sugar Grove Family Fun Center
9S825 Rt. 47 Sugar Grove, IL 60554 | 630.466.3866 or 630.466.FUNN
There's something fun for every member of the family. The Fun Center is an amusement park with two go-kart tracks, miniature golf course, bumper boats, water wars, game room, lighted golf range, and more. Yes. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center, Kids and Families.
 
Tekakwitha Woods Nature Center
35W076 Villa Marie Road St. Charles, IL | 847-741-8350
Only 8 minutes north of downtown St. Charles. Nestled in the woods along the Fox River. The Tekakwitha Nature Center offers nature programs and activities for all ages. The center contains lively exhibits, a wildlife observation room and a discovery corne For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
The Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main Street St. Charles, IL 60174 | 630-587-8400
The Arcada Theatre is a unique 1926 vaudeville house located in the heart of downtown St. Charles. With recent renovations the Onesti Entertainment Corporation is proud of this "Gem of the Fox Valley," that has its original state of elegance, complete wit Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
The Center
12700 Southwest Highway Palos Park, IL 60464 | 708-361-3650
Experience life down on the farm! Enjoy farm animals, nature and fresh air! Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
The Drama Group
330 West 202nd Street Chicago Heights, IL 60411 | 708-755-3444
The Best Community Theatre! The Drama Group has been producing six fabulous yearly shows in the Chicago Southland for over 80 years. Call for tickets. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
The Glen Town Center
Patriot Blvd. at Navy Blvd. Glenview, IL 60026 | 847-724-2025
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 our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Ave. Glenview, IL | 847-299-6096
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 our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
The Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-931-5900
Offering you the rare opportunity to experience legendary entertainers and world-class performing artists in an intimate setting. This 1,200 seat theater is sure to please. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
The Historic Woodstock Square
Van Buren, Benton, Cass and Johnston Streets Woodstock , IL 60098
The brick-paved streets of the Woodstock Square boast dozens of shops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants around the central park. Including the 1889 Woodstock Opera House and 1857 Old Court House. The Square is home to festivals in all seasons includ free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
The Museums at Lisle Station Park
915 School St. Lisle, IL | 630-968-0499
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 our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd. Bolingbrook, IL 60440 | 630-296-8350
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 our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
The Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Road Wadsworth, IL | 847-244-5330
Majestic white stallions prance and dance as they perform a centuries-old tradition of classical dressage at Tempel Farms. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
The Village Vintner Winery
2273 Randall Road Carpentersville, IL 60110 | 847-844-4900
Welcome to the Winery of Carpentersville, a truly unique winery experience. Come in, relax, and enjoy individually handcrafted wines in our winery's distinctive atmosphere. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
The Water Works
505 N. Springinsguth Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60194 | 847-490-2505
The Water Works is an indoor water park located in the Schaumburg Park District Community Recreation Center. It features three water slides, rapid water channel, water playground, diving pool, lap pool, gradual beachlike entry pool, whirlpool, family changing room and a nursery. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Water Park.
 
Thorn Creek Nature Center
247 Monee Road Park Forest, IL 60466 | 708-747-6320
Discover the woods through exhibits and several miles of trails. Bring your family for a day of fun in the forest. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Three Oaks Recreation Area
5517 Northwest Highway (Route 14) Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815-459-2020
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 our website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Tilt Studio at Rink Side
6152 West Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL | 847-856-1064
State of the art entertainment center featuring an ice skating rink, 180 video and interactive games, virtual reality laser tag arena, 18 holes of glow in the dark miniature golf, and snack bar. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Tivoli Theatre
5021 Highland Ave. Downers Grove, IL 60515 | 630-968-0219
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 our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Topgolf Naperville
3211 Odyssey Ct. Naperville, IL 60540 | 630-596-1000
Topgolf is a revolutionary state-of-the-art entertainment facility centered around the game of golf. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Topgolf Wood Dale
699 W. Thorndale Wood Dale, IL 60191 | 630-595-4653
Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout. Just picture a 300-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground. Score even bigger with our extensive food & beverage menu that is sure to impress even the pickiest foodies. It's not golf – it's Topgolf. Give it a shot! Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
TOYOTA PARK
Toyota Park Drive 7000 South Harlem Avenue Bridgeview, IL 60455 | 708-594-7200
Home to Chicago Fire Soccer Club, TOYOTA PARK is a world-class stadium and concert venue located southwest of Chicago, near I-294 & I-55. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Trickster Art Gallery - Native American Arts
190 S. Roselle Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60194 | 847-301-2090
Great family touring location, include this 10,000 sq. ft. facility in your visit to Schaumburg and surrounding area. Always three full exhibits on display, watch for our live concert series, artist talk and gift shop items full of a wide range of cultural gift ideas. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Two Brothers Brewery at the Roundhouse
205 N. Broadway Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.264.BREW
Passion for beer, love of food, and appreciation for great architecture flourishes in the walls of this historic 70,000 square foot facility. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Two Brothers Roundhouse is the oldest limestone roundhouse in the United States. As they bring new life to this 155 year old building, enjoy a casual atmosphere in the main dining room gastropub, our sports tavern and music venue or our new cafe and bakery. There is more to do than dinner at the Roundhouse. As with the beer and food, the live entertainment has a local flair. Whether it be a wedding, reunion or corporate event, they have a variety of spaces for friends and family to gather. Cheers! For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Winery, Entertainment Center, Special Interest (Architecture).
 
Ty Warner Park - Westmont Park District
700 Blackhawk Dr. Westmont, IL 60559 | 630-969-8080
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 our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard Chicago Heights, IL 60411 | 708-754-2601
Union Street Gallery hosts a minimum of 10 art exhibits per year, along with classes and workshops. There are 14 artist studios to compliment the experience. Free admission, and free field trips available. First floor studios and galleries are wheelchair accessible. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
Valentino Vineyards & Winery
5175 Aptakisic Rd. Long Grove, IL | 847-634-2831
Tours, Friday night & weekend wine tastings, gift baskets, wine shipments and seminars. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
Vigneto del Bino Winery
42150 Crawford Rd. Antioch, IL 60002 | 847-204-7352
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 our website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
5700 College Road Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-829-6300
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex features a lighted, nine-lane Olympic track and seating for more than 3,000 spectators. The Sports Complex also features lighted softball and baseball fields that are currently home to the Chicago Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Volo Auto Museum
27582 W. Volo Village Road Volo, IL | 815-385-3644
The Volo Auto Museum and Antique Malls feature a multi-million dollar automobile collection, children's exhibits, and an exhilarating military adventure. The museum's collection of roughly 40 Hollywood cars includes the original Batmobile and General Lee. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Rd. Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-657-1506
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 our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Waukegan BMX / Northern Illinois BMX
2785 Yorkhouse Waukegan, IL 60087 | 224-656-4178
Waukegan / Northern Illinois BMX is a National Bicycle League sanctioned track with weekly races. Open April - October. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Weber House and Garden
1503 Baker Street Streator, IL 61364 | 815-672-8327
Long associated with the rich and famous, Weber House sits in an English garden of meandering paths, hollyhocks and old oaks. Inside cozy candlelit rooms reflect the 18th century. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Westfield Old Orchard
I-94 and Old Orchard Rd. Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-673-6800
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 our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Wheeler Park
822 N First St Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-262-8244
Wheeler Park is close to downtown Geneva right off of Route 31. Kids can play at the park’s space themed playground with soft flooring and shade. The park has picnic tables, indoor bathrooms (open seasonally), gardens, large trees, and a long paved path. An ice skating rink and warming house are open seasonally. Visitors can also enjoy Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course (open seasonally) and the Links Disc Golf Course. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Recreation/Kids and Family.
 
White Pines Golf Club & Banquets
500 W. Jefferson St. Bensenville, IL 60106 | 630-766-7015
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 our website. Attraction Type: Golf.
 
White Water Canyon Water Park
8221 West 171st Street Tinley Park, IL 60477 | 708-342-4200
White Water Canyon Water Park is an affordable, wet and wild oasis just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, perfect for the whole family! Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
William Tanner House
305 Cedar St. Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.906.0650
Built in 1856, this Italianate building is home of the Aurora Historical Society and where you’ll find historic photos, books, documents and maps covering Aurora’s history from the 1830s to now. Tours of fully furnished home & exhibits offered. Call for hours. Yes. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Museum, Tour.
 
Windy City Thunderbolts
Standard Bank Stadium 14011 South Kenton Avenue Crestwood, IL 60418 | 708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today! Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Wolfe Wildlife Refuge & Bike Path
109th & Laramie Avenue Oak Lawn, IL 60453 | 708-857-2200
Explore the natural beauty and animal habitats of this newly expanded 45-acre wetlands preserve. Nature programs are available for all ages. Activities: bird surveys, plantings, cleanups and hiking. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Wonder Works, A Children's Museum
6445 W. North Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 | 708-383-4815
Direct or act in a play, build a bridge, paint your masterpiece. At Wonder Works kids up to age 10 can enjoy hands-on exhibits while learning valuable skills such as problem solving, cooperation and exploration. Wonder Works is 6,400 square feet of fun and excitement. Memberships, field trips, party room retnal, and facility rental available. Arts and crafts, music, and creative play classes for children 6 months to 5 years. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Children's Museum.
 
Woodfield Mall
5 Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-330-1537
Illinois' #1 Tourist Destination, anchored by Nordstrom, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Sears and JCPenney. Woodfield has nearly 300 stores, restaurants, and specialty shops all under one roof. To speak with the Mall Information desk: 847-330-0220 x224225. Free. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Woodstock Opera House
121 Van Buren St. Woodstock , IL 60098 | 815-338-5300
The 1889 gothic-style Opera House stand guard over the historic Woodstock Square. The Opera House continues it long stranding tradition of providing the finest in local, regional and national entertainment. Famous alums of the Woodstock Stage include a For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Zanies Comedy Nite Club
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa 4051 E. Main St. Charles, IL | 630-513-1761
We'll make you laugh! Featuring the funniest comedians from accross the country. Admission Charge. For more information, visit our website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 

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