- Our list of the best things to do in Highland Park, Illinois, features the top 652 nearby activities — including 265 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Highland Park, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
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88% 8 votes
Northbrook Court Mall, 2042 Northbrook Ct, Northbrook, IL 60062 MoreLess Info
With blocks, toys, and tents for young children to play with, Gymboree Play & Music offers classes to aid in a child's development. The instructor uses the playground to encourage the development of balance and coordination skills.
The AMC Theatres in Northbrook offer the latest in digital production and 3D entertainment. Large screen formats, such as IMAX, make movie viewing an immersive and almost interactive experience. Show times in the theaters are generally in the evening or afternoon.
A movie theater featuring 14 screens, AMC Northbrook Court 14 displays first-run features films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, theater rentals and a concession area with food and drinks.
A popular location for birthday parties, Nickel City offers a variety of arcade games; including racing games, Dance Dance Revolution, shooting games, and more. Kids can redeem prizes with the tickets won from the games.
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve is a 90 acre nature preserve populated by savanna, prairie, woodland, and ephemeral ponds. The preserve is a natural habitat to hundreds of rare plant and animal species. Guided tours are available on request.
Artist Judith Joseph, of the Judith Joseph Studio creates an array of art in her Northbrook space. The artist works in various mediums suck as calligraphy, glass and silk and can create custom pieces for special occasions.
100% 5 votes
1776 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062 MoreLess Info
Located in the Northfield Inn, Northbrook Historical Society and History Museum has a top floor that is a recreation of an 1890s Shermerville home with period furnishings and artifacts. The museum contains the Schinleber photograph collection among other exhibits.
The Skokie Lagoons is an assortment of pools and channels covering 894 acres and located just inland of Lake Michigan. Public boat access with an assortment of fishing is available along with picnic areas and hiking trails.
Comprised of four outdoor pools, the Meadowhill Aquatic Center features a diving area with three diving boards of varying heights, a lap pool, a water playground for kids, and a pool with body slides and tube slides.