- Our list of the best things to do in Elgin, Illinois, features the top 688 nearby activities — including 254 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Elgin, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 18 things to do within the city of Elgin, IL , followed by 670 popular activities in nearby cities, including Aurora, West Chicago, Glenview, Lombard, Naperville, Wheaton, St. Charles, Schaumburg, Des Plaines, Buffalo Grove, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Geneva, Arlington Heights, Elmhurst, Elk Grove Village, Mundelein, Palatine, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Woodstock, Park Ridge, Niles, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Bloomingdale, Grayslake, Wheeling, Woodridge, Bartlett, Carol Stream, Barrington, Addison, Batavia, Vernon Hills, Algonquin, Libertyville, Oak Brook, Lisle, Lincolnshire, Oswego, Huntley, Bolingbrook, Carpentersville, Rosemont, Dekalb, Streamwood, Mchenry, De Kalb and Lake In The Hills
Featuring fifteen state-of-the-art auditoriums, the Marcus Theatres offer a wide selection of film selections for Elgin patrons. The theater also offers a full service drink and snack bar as well a 7- foot wide, three story Ultra screen.
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38W235 Big Timber Road, Elgin, IL MoreLess Info
Burnidge Forest Preserve/Paul Wolff Campground is a 625 acre nature preserve populated by woodlands and prairie. Visitors will find 9 miles of multipurpose trails as well as a fishing pond. The preserve is also home to a variety of wildlife.
Providing a variety of educational programs, Elgin Community College has been in operation for well over sixty years. Numerous activities including sports, music and theater are also offered at their facilities.
Featuring a 5,000 square-foot multi-level arena, Lazer Maxx is a laser tag facility offering laser tag and other attractions for guests to enjoy. A large video game arcade, hurricane simulator, and prize redemption are among the other amenities available.
401 Shepard Drive, Elgin, IL 60123 MoreLess Info
Operated and owned by family since 1965, Elgin Lanes is a modern bowling alley with many unique features. Guests can try one of the 30 bowling lanes, 6 billiard tables, join a league, or even host a birthday party.
Featuring open forest areas and wetlands, Black Bear Park has a pond with fish and waterfowl, a playground and a gazebo with a picnic table. The park can be used for basketball, frisbee golf, fishing and walking.
Filled with interactive displays, Bartlett Nature Center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the native plant and animal life in the region. The center has reptiles, insects, stuffed animals, bones, and informative posters on display.