Activities

Things to do in the Chicagoland Area

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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 family activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment options. 

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KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

K1 Speed – 2 miles away

K1 Speed features two professionally designed Indoor European Kart Racing Tracks. Drivers 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, feel 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!

Dave & Busters - 1 mile away

Food, arcade games, and sports - the classic trio of a good time. This location has been recently remodeled and can host even the biggest group.

Enchanted Castle - 8.8 miles away

This place has it all! Enchanted Castle is a 60,000 sq ft mega-complex of family fun, including laser tag, bumper cars, mini golf, bumper cars, and more.

GameWorks - 7.5 miles away

Need an adrenaline rush? Check out the newest virtual reality games at this legendary arcaders dream! GameWorks also has a huge selection of prizes for when you score big.

Urban Air Adventure Park - 2.5 miles away

Jump up, jump up, and get down! This indoor trampoline park is a safe and affordable option that's fun for kids of all ages. Families can enjoy trampoine-stlye dodgeball, slam dunk tracks, and even an indoor playground.

LOCAL GEMS

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.

Rivers Casino – 13 miles away

The best payouts on your favorite slots and table games, only minutes from O'Hare International Airport.

Morton Arboretum - 11.5 miles away

Trees. Not a forest of them. Nor a parkway. Or a backyard shelter. But a cathedral. Trees that humble you with their grandeur. Trees that inspire you with their grace. Trees that restore you with their beauty. Trees that take you to a place you’ve never seen before.

Church Street Brewery - 3.2 miles away

Brewing a wide range of old and new beer styles of European influence, Church Street’s award-winning beers are as tasty as they sound! The founders, Joe and Lisa Gregor, are dedicated and passionate about creating good-tasting beers for their loyal clientele. Join the team at Church Street for a free tour!

DOA Escape Room - 6.8 miles away

This is one heart-pumping, adrenaline-laced, interactive experience you'll get hooked on from the minute you hear that door close behind you. Once the door is locked, you have 60 minutes on the clock to put your brains together to find clues, solve puzzles, crack lock combinations and decipher riddles in order to find the "key" to your escape before your time is up!

SHOPPING

Stratford Square Mall – 5 miles away 

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

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° Tilt 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.

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 historical stadium, Wrigley Field is located just north of downtown Chicago. It's been 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

The 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, 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup.

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Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium

Distance: 28 mi


From interactive, family-friendly exhibits to the entertaining and educational shows projected onto the inside of the planetarium’s dome, this museum has come a long way since it was first opened in 1930. ©Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium

Distance: 28 mi


From interactive, family-friendly exhibits to the entertaining and educational shows projected onto the inside of the planetarium’s dome, this museum has come a long way since it was first opened in 1930. ©Adler Planetarium

Arlington International Racecourse

Arlington International Racecourse

Distance: 12.5 mi


This historic horse racing park hosts thoroughbred races from May through September, where you can get close to the action or watch from the comfort of any of the track’s nine dining venues.

Arlington International Racecourse

Arlington International Racecourse

Distance: 12.5 mi


This historic horse racing park hosts thoroughbred races from May through September, where you can get close to the action or watch from the comfort of any of the track’s nine dining venues.

Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo

Distance: 17 mi


Over 450 different species live in this 170-acre zoological park, including marmosets, hippos, and penguins, the latter of which you can meet at their daily penguin encounters. ©Joe Hendrickson/Shutterstock.com

Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo

Distance: 17 mi


Over 450 different species live in this 170-acre zoological park, including marmosets, hippos, and penguins, the latter of which you can meet at their daily penguin encounters. ©Joe Hendrickson/Shutterstock.com

Chicago Improv Comedy Club

Chicago Improv Comedy Club

Distance: 8.2 mi


Grab a late-night dinner and catch some of stand-up's most well-known acts, like Joel McHale, Whitney Cummings, and Shawn Wayans.

Chicago Improv Comedy Club

Chicago Improv Comedy Club

Distance: 8.2 mi


Grab a late-night dinner and catch some of stand-up's most well-known acts, like Joel McHale, Whitney Cummings, and Shawn Wayans.

Abbey Springs Golf Course

Church Street Brewing Company

Distance: 3 mi


Drawing on German brewing methods, this award-winning 30-barrel craft brewery in Itasca specializes in thirst-quenching traditional lagers and ales.

Abbey Springs Golf Course

Church Street Brewing Company

Distance: 3 mi


Drawing on German brewing methods, this award-winning 30-barrel craft brewery in Itasca specializes in thirst-quenching traditional lagers and ales.

Frank Lloyd Wright Historic Sites Tour

Frank Lloyd Wright Historic Sites Tour

Distance: 15 mi


Frank Lloyd Wright began his career in Chicago, so the Windy City is home to more examples of Wright’s designs than any other location in the world! See for yourself in a guided tour of his former home. ©EQRoy/Shutterstock.com

Frank Lloyd Wright Historic Sites Tour

Frank Lloyd Wright Historic Sites Tour

Distance: 15 mi


Frank Lloyd Wright began his career in Chicago, so the Windy City is home to more examples of Wright’s designs than any other location in the world! See for yourself in a guided tour of his former home. ©EQRoy/Shutterstock.com

GameWorks & LegoLand Discovery Center

GameWorks & LegoLand Discovery Center

Distance: 7 mi


This family-friendly attraction boasts more than 10 different play-and-build areas as well as the Merlin’s Apprentice and Kingdom Quest rides.

GameWorks & LegoLand Discovery Center

GameWorks & LegoLand Discovery Center

Distance: 7 mi


This family-friendly attraction boasts more than 10 different play-and-build areas as well as the Merlin’s Apprentice and Kingdom Quest rides.

Gene & Jude's

Gene & Jude`s

Distance: 11 mi


According to Reader’s Digest, this unpretentious little stand slings the best hot dogs in the country, served with a variety of toppings – except ketchup. That’s not the Chicago way!

Gene & Jude's

Gene & Jude`s

Distance: 11 mi


According to Reader’s Digest, this unpretentious little stand slings the best hot dogs in the country, served with a variety of toppings – except ketchup. That’s not the Chicago way!

Lynfred Winery

Lynfred Winery

Distance: 4 mi


Nestled down a cobblestone road, this Roselle winery offers daily tastings of its 80 different varietals in its oak tasting room, replete with stained-glass windows and burgundy velvet on the walls.

Lynfred Winery

Lynfred Winery

Distance: 4 mi


Nestled down a cobblestone road, this Roselle winery offers daily tastings of its 80 different varietals in its oak tasting room, replete with stained-glass windows and burgundy velvet on the walls.

Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile

Distance: 27 mi


With some 460 stores squeezed into 13 blocks, this stretch of Michigan Avenue is a shopaholic’s paradise, full of clothiers from Neiman Marcus to Patagonia, department stores, jewelers, confectioners, a doggy boutique, and all other forms of retail therapy. ©David Harmantas/Shutterstock.com

Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile

Distance: 27 mi


With some 460 stores squeezed into 13 blocks, this stretch of Michigan Avenue is a shopaholic’s paradise, full of clothiers from Neiman Marcus to Patagonia, department stores, jewelers, confectioners, a doggy boutique, and all other forms of retail therapy. ©David Harmantas/Shutterstock.com

Ned Brown Forest Preserve

Ned Brown Forest Preserve

Distance: 5 mi


Along with boat rentals and 10 of trails, this lakeside park offers picnic areas and a 17-acre enclosed elk habitat.

Ned Brown Forest Preserve

Ned Brown Forest Preserve

Distance: 5 mi


Along with boat rentals and 10 of trails, this lakeside park offers picnic areas and a 17-acre enclosed elk habitat.

Skydeck Chicago

Skydeck Chicago

Distance: 25 mi


Located in the tallest building in the nation, Willis Tower, the Skydeck features a glass-encased box that juts out more than four feet from the 103rd floor over the bustle of Wacker Drive below. You may actually want to look down for this one!

Skydeck Chicago

Skydeck Chicago

Distance: 25 mi


Located in the tallest building in the nation, Willis Tower, the Skydeck features a glass-encased box that juts out more than four feet from the 103rd floor over the bustle of Wacker Drive below. You may actually want to look down for this one!

The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum

Distance: 12 mi


See this gorgeous 1,700-acre park on foot by way of the 16 of trails that crisscross the park or via the Acorn Express tram, which offers a guided one-hour tour.

The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum

Distance: 12 mi


See this gorgeous 1,700-acre park on foot by way of the 16 of trails that crisscross the park or via the Acorn Express tram, which offers a guided one-hour tour.

Geneva Lake Brewing Co.

Top Golf

Distance: 3.5 mi


Golfing meets an arcade experience at this driving range, with apps, drinks, a lounge, and more. If you don't like golf, this place may just change your views.

Geneva Lake Brewing Co.

Top Golf

Distance: 3.5 mi


Golfing meets an arcade experience at this driving range, with apps, drinks, a lounge, and more. If you don't like golf, this place may just change your views.

Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field

Distance: 28 mi


Home of the Chicago Cubs, this baseball stadium is a must-see for an authentic Chicago experience.

Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field

Distance: 28 mi


Home of the Chicago Cubs, this baseball stadium is a must-see for an authentic Chicago experience.

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