- 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.
Horse enthusiasts can make sure their equine babies are taken care of at Pine Grove Equestrian Center, which offers boarding, training, and both English and western riding lessons for those still learning.
At Thornwood Park, visitors can enjoy recreational activities like tennis, baseball, and ice skating. The park has a playground with swings, a climbing structure, and monkey bars. There are also several walking paths for joggers.
Beginning at the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, the I&m Canal Trail is a 2.76-mile nature trail popular for a number of recreational activities. These include running, biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing along the trail.
The family-friendly athletic facility of North Park contains amenities for a variety of outdoor sports. These include tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball and softball fields, and areas for cross country skiing.
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The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian honors the American Indian tradition from the past with their collection of artifacts and exhibits from different parts of the country; an interactive experience for kids. It symbolizes social, cultural and religious integrity.
Situated on the lake waterfront, Century Park features common park amenities like fishing, a bike trail, picnic areas, a children's playground, and public restrooms. Athletic fields for baseball, softball, and volleyball are also available.
A 40-lane bowling center, Brunswick Zone - Hawthorn offers open and league bowling with glow lanes and a pro shop. The center provides private event rooms, a billiard table, a lounge, arcade games and a snack bar.
Brunswick Zone (formerly known as Hawthorn Lanes) provides 40 individual lanes of ten pin bowling, including GLOW lanes with specialty glow-in-the-dark lighting. Visitors can also access a full video arcade, lounge, snack bar, and pro shop.