- Our list of the best things to do in Naperville, Illinois, features the top 616 nearby activities — including 236 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Naperville, 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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While it is a relatively small zoo, Summerfield Farm and Zoo has a wide variety of animals ranging from domestic to exotic, many of which are rescues. The zoo allows visitors an up-close experience with many of the animals.
From milk shakes to soft serve, Shirl's Drive-In & Lighthouse Miniature Golf offers visitors a variety of frozen treats to enjoy. The golf course is landscaped with rocks and plants, and features a lighthouse structure in the center.
The Gardner Center For the Arts provides presentation of visual and performing arts and hosts a variety community events. It is operated by the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District, a non-profit community development organization.
A spacious field, Ben Diamond Park provides for an array of outdoor activities including tennis, basketball and a playground for younger kids to enjoy. There is also a special, designated area for picnics, grilling and large gatherings.
Gary Aquatorium is also known as Chanute Aquatorium. It is a flight museum honoring octave chanute and tuskegee airmen. The view of Lake Michigan is stunning here. The private garden on two levels is ideal for organizing events.
Visitors can view a collection of original art, photography, and fine American crafts at Lake Street Gallery. The gallery specializes in local art inspired by the Indiana Dunes and the shores of Lake Michigan, and also offers custom framing.
As one of most picturesque parks of Indiana, Marquette Park hosts an array of special events throughout the year. The stately historical pavilion and spacious park grounds offer rental spaces, a lagoon, hiking and biking trails, and beautiful views.
The summer house of an elected Chicago mayor, Haines Museum is part of Bowen Park. It is one of the oldest buildings in the community, and it features antique furnishings, artwork, photographs and other memorabilia from the 1800's.