3010 Finley Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
Phone: (630) 515-1500
Fax: (630) 515-1595
Enjoy over 50,000 square feet of indoor fun at this amusement center that includes over 200 games, billiards and darts, laser tag, bumper cars, miniature golf, a 3D Motion Theatre, and a restaurant.
The Madison Meadow Park lays sprawled in downtown Lombard. This park is an ideal recreational spot, frequented by locals, which has facilities for baseball, softball, disc golf, tennis and jogging. This park also plays host to community events now and then. So, do stop by this park, for even if there aren’t any events happening, the lake in the center of the park is beautiful, and beckons visitors to take in its serenity.
This park was created for the community's historic train deport and features an 1874 CB&Q railroad depot, an 1881 wooden caboose, a circa 1850's farmhouse, and a circa 1830's tavern and inn. Historic gardens and special exhibits are also on site and various educational programs are available.
Also known as the First Church of Lombard, Maple Street Chapel is a historic church that was completed in 1851. This church, famed for its Gothic Revival architecture, is one of Lombard's best-known landmarks, and is managed by the Maple Street Chapel Preservation Society, Inc. The Maple Street Chapel Folk Concert Series is one of the most popular events organized, and attracts locals and tourists alike. Tours of the chapel are usually held between 2p and 4p.
Located on the 90 acre Mayslake Forest Preserve, this magnificent 39 room Tudor Gothic mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is available for tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Portiuncula Chapel is also on site and it is the only known replica in the United States of the original Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy.
A popular recreational venue for the residents of Lisle, the Community Park is conveniently located in the heart of the city, a few feet away from the Lisle Metra Station. The 110-acre (44.5-hectare) park is home to a range of facilities, like a Community Center, an outdoor amphitheater, an aquatic park, four tennis courts, three soccer fields and a band shell. This park is also the venue for several prominent events in the area. See the website for more details.
Recognized at this oldest home in Lombard, this farmhouse was the home of Sheldon Peck, a nationally known portrait painter and artist who painted in the United States from 1820 to 1868, and contains his folk paintings, as well as exhibits on the area's first school, the Underground Railroad, farming, and pioneer life.
A 45-mile recreational trail.
The Graue Mill is a historic mill in Oak Brook, Illinois. The former grist powered mill was built in 1852, and is now a museum displaying the Civil War era with volunteers dressed in period costumes. The museum is especially advisable for large groups and school trips as highly interactive docent led tours are available, where participants get to grind corn. The gift shop also stocks some interesting items.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Graue Mill is the only operating waterwheel gristmill in Illinois. The Museum includes four floors of artifacts and displays including an Underground Railroad exhibit and daily demonstrations of milling, spinning and weaving.
One of the several parks in Woodridge, the Lake Carleton Park is located a little to the north of the center of the town. Sprawled over an area of 17.20 acres (6.96 hectares), this park is built around the charmingly serene Lake Carleton. A favorite haunt among the locals, the Lake Carleton Park has facilities for picnicking, fishing, pedal boating, and seasonal ice-skating. The park also plays host to some community events. See the website to know more.
Cosley Zoo is located in Wheaton, Illinois. It is an AZA-accredited zoo and is open all year round. It is open for Wheaton Park District residents and children under 18 years at no cost. Admission fees for non-resident adults is USD5 for ages 18 to 54, and USD4 for ages 55 and over. The zoo is located on a five acres (two hectares) of land and is built on the site of a historic train station. The zoo is home to wild animals native to the state of Illinois.