- 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.
Located in Hammond's Hyde Park neighborhood, Beatniks on Conkey is a combination coffee house and black box theater. The venue hosts plays, variety shows, musical performances, and comedy, and serves a variety of refreshments.
A horror-themed amusement attraction, Reapers Realm features three different areas: The Reaper's Woods, The Reaper's Mansion, and The Carnevil. The attraction also features a dark zone that visitors must navigate with flashlights.
The Belvidere Park District is a center for activities, recreation, and community events. It hosts events ranging from runs, dances, and triathlons to theatrical and musical presentations, and maintains athletic and playground facilities.
A live performance venue with a community focus, the Theatre at the Center presents a seasonally-changing slate of dramatic productions. Performances include dramas, musicals, and a special program of plays for young audiences.
Located in Zion, Illinois, the Illinois Beach State Park features camping, hiking, kayaking, cycling and boating. The park stretches for approximately 6.5 miles along Lake Michigan. The campground features 241 Class-A premium sites, each with electrical and shower access.
Featuring the collection of Paul Aken, The Platen Press is a museum devoted to printing and bookbinding history. The museum features machines and equipment related to hot metal casting and letter pressing, as well as other aspects of printing.
Covering 6.5 acres, the Community Veterans Memorial depicts the major conflicts which shaped the 20th century with sculptures and life-size monuments. From WWI to the Desert Storm, the memorial is dedicated to all war veterans.
Centennial Park features playground equipment for children to enjoy during their visit. Additionally, the site also features spacious fields, banquet halls, a flower garden, a fishing pond, a bike park, and restrooms.