- TripBuzz found 617 things to do with kids in or near West Chicago, Illinois, including 595 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Oak Park, Glenview, Aurora and Lombard.
- From Coyote Crossing Mini Golf to Turtle Splash Water Park, the West Chicago area offers 108 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Golf and Bowling.
- Home of the West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve, the city of West Chicago is known for scenic outdoor adventure. One of the largest, and best preserved, prairies in all the northwest, it offers beautiful views and wildlife viewing. Other points of interest include a living history farm, dining and shopping.
Situated on 40 acres of wilderness, Red Oak Nature Center offers a variety of educational experiences for children to learn about native plant and animal life in the area. In addition to trails, the park has a cave to explore.
Featuring second-run feature films, Ogden 6 Theatre has six auditoriums equipped with 4K digital projection and Datasat sound. The theater has two 3D screens, a party room, concessions with food and drinks and restroom facilities.
Built in 1846, and listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, the Stacy's Tavern Museum houses period furniture, stoves, cooking and eating utensils and tools and is the only fully restored stagecoach inn in Illinois at its original location.
Housed in the Stratford Square Mall, Cinemark Century Theaters features top-rated, new movie releases. The facility further offers stadium seating and digital sound, along with a cafe and arcade for added fun and convenience.
Peck Farm Park is a park and botanical garden area with a large play area and picnic facilities. Features include an observation silo with panoramic views, a butterfly garden with a variety of colorful species, and expansive flower gardens.
Situated along the western shore of Lake Ellyn, Lake Ellyn Park is a wooded park area that can be used for boating and fishing. It includes a walking trail nearly a mile long, picnic areas, a playground and tennis courts.
Featuring inflatable and metal obstacles, Fox Paintball offers visitors a variety of themed paintball fields such as Stonehenge, Xball, Ulimate Air, and woodlands courses. The park also hosts scenario events, tournaments, and team practices.
Part of the Bloomingdale Park District, Springfield Park is within close proximity of Erickson School. Along with a shelter or pavilion, there is also a playground, basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields for added recreation.
Opened in 1961, St Charles Bowl features 24 lanes and automatic scoring suitable for open and league bowling. The center offers automatic bumpers, party hosting, a bar and grill, arcade games, televisions and pool tables.