- Our list of the best things to do in Palatine, Illinois, features the top 844 nearby activities — including 333 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Palatine, 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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Featuring a pond, Vogelei Park has a gazebo overlooking the water which can be used for fishing or viewing wildlife. The park is suitable for picnics and walking and has a playground, splash pad and rose garden.
The Busch Grove Community Park acts as a nature preserve filled with trees, a pond, streams, and grasses that host myriad species of wildlife. It features a walking trail, skating rink, skate park, and more.
100% 2 votes
S. Northwest Hwy & E Hillside Avenue, Barrington, IL 60010 MoreLess Info
Visitors can explore a 330 acre nature preserve that features a significant heron rookery at Baker's Lake Nature Preserve. The preserve features a variety of unpaved trails for viewing the diverse wildlife that also includes egrets, geese, and coyotes.
100% 11 votes
E Higgins Rd & Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 MoreLess Info
Locally known as Busse Woods, this managed park area is officially designated as the Ned Brown Preserve. It features wetlands, open fields, and heavy forest and is popular with fishermen, hikers, birdwatchers, and noted for a small pasture of elk.
72% 75 votes
200 Randhurst Village Drive, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 MoreLess Info
AMC Randhurst 12 is a 12 screen movie theater that features stadium seating and airs mainstream and independent films. The theater also features MacGuffins Bar and Lounge and is available to host parties and special events.
96% 24 votes
1111 E Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194 MoreLess Info
Part of the Schaumburg Park District, the Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary is a 135 acre nature preserve that includes wetland areas, forests, fields, and streams. The sanctuary is an ideal spot for bird watching or simply for quiet repose.