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THINGS TO DO IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA

Take a stroll off the beaten path and indulge in the small treasures the Chicagoland area has to offer.

Stay at Eaglewood Resort & Spa and be only moments away from an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The resort is a 35-minute drive to all of downtown Chicago's popular attractions. Enjoy the views from the Willis Tower, see the Chicago Cubs win (or maybe next year), or indulge in a shopping spree on Michigan Avenue. 

For a calendar of family-friendly events in the Chicago area, visit ChicagoParent.com.

LOCAL FAVORITES

Chicago Indoor Racing – 2 miles away

Chicago Indoor Racing features two professionally designed Indoor European Kart Racing Tracks. Drivers over the age of 18 can race wheel-to-wheel in specially designed Bowman Racing Karts. 

Itasca Water Park – 2 miles away

Fun for of all ages, this water park features lap swimming, a thrilling water slide, sand play area and more. Open seasonally May 28 - September 5.

Medieval Times – 10 miles away

Experience an adventurous night of epic battles. Medieval Times in Schaumburg, Illinois seats over 1,000 people in a castle for a night full of adventure, romance, and a royal feast.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center – 7 miles away

Journey through a medieval castle on the Dragon ride and pedal to the skies on the Technicycle ride, fell a part of the story in the 4D cinema, see iconic Chicago landmarks in MINILAND, and much more! It's the ultimate place for all LEGO fans, for the young and young at heart!

Lynfred Winery – 4 miles away

The oldest and largest continuously operating, bonded winery in the state of Illinois, producing over 50 varietals and 25,000 cases per year. Features a tasting room and gift shop.

Grand Victoria Casino – 15 miles away

Enjoy Las Vegas-style gaming, live shows and great cuisine aboard the Best Riverboat Casino in the US as rated by Casino Player Magazine.

SPORTS

Arlington International Racecourse – 12 miles away 

This International Thoroughbred racecourse dates back to 1927. Live racing starts again May 1st. 

Wrigley Field – 22 miles away 

Known for its loyal fans and its historical stadium, Wrigley Field is located just north of downtown Chicago. It’s the home ballpark for Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs since 1916.

US Cellular Field – 28 miles away

Formerly Comiskey Park, this ballpark has been home to Major League Baseball's Chicago White Sox – winners of the 2005 World Series – since 1991.

Soldier Field – 29 miles away

Constructed in the early 1920s as a memorial for veterans, this stadium is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and has been home to the NFL's Chicago Bears since 1971.

The United Center – 23 miles away

Famous Michael Jordan statue stands on the east side of the arena with pride. The United Center is home to both the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League— winners of the 2010 Stanley Cup.

DOWNTOWN ATTRACTIONS

All attractions approximately 25 miles away. 

Navy Pier and IMAX Theatre

Historic Navy Pier is Chicago's lakefront playground and the Midwest's #1 tourist and leisure destination, attracting more than 8.6 million visitors a year. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all!

Willis Tower Skydeck

The Willis Tower Skydeck is the highest observatory in Chicago with the best view of Chicago.

Hancock Building Observatory (360° Chicago)

This 100-story, 1,127-foot tall skyscraper is currently the fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the sixth tallest in the U.S. The observatory has Chicago's only open-air SkyWalk and also features a free multimedia tour in six languages.

Art Institute of Chicago 

Founded in 1879 as both a museum and school, the Art Institute of Chicago has one of the world's most notable collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection, along with a new edition— The Modern Wing. 

The Field Museum of Natural History 

The Field Museum collection is made of over 21 million specimens, including Sue, the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil currently known.

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum

The first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere and the oldest in existence today, Adler Planetarium features three theaters and numerous exhibitions for an unforgettable space science experience.

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium holds over 1,500 species include fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects.

SHOPPING

Corner Lobby Shop

Eaglewood Resort & Spa's gift shop for sundry items, greeting cards, collectibles and Chicago-themed apparel.

Stratford Square Mall – 5 miles away 

Just 10 minutes from Eaglewood Resort & Spa, this mall features shopping at Carson Pirie Scott, JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's, Sears, and Burlington Coat Factory. Stratford also offers several dining options, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, and movie theater.

Woodfield Mall – 8 miles away

Currently the largest mall in the Chicago area, Woodfield has the finest collection of department stores and specialty shops in the Great Lakes region including Nordstrom, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, JCPenney, Sears and nearly 300 other stores and restaurants.

Magnificent Mile – 26 miles away

Chicago's legendary shopping district is located on Michigan Avenue and is occupied by the world's best retail stores, fine restaurants, and some of the tallest buildings in the U.S.