- Our list of the best things to do in Waukegan, Illinois, features the top 452 nearby activities — including 190 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Waukegan, 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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901 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 39% Off Laser Tag or Birthday Party at Laser Quest
Finley Square Shopping Center, 1524 Butterfield Rd, Ste C, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
A family entertainment center, Laser Quest-Downers Grove features a two-level laser tag arena with fog, music and lighting effects. The center offers a room for private events, day camps and a concession area with pizza and drinks.
The St Charles Heritage Center is a community center that as the goal of collecting, preserving, and presenting the history of St. Charles. The museum provides educational programs, exhibits, and articles to the community.
903 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 39% Off a BYOB Canvas-Painting Class
734 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 MoreLess Info
The Brigantine Gallery & Art Academy is a fine art gallery, as well as a hands on Paint and Play studio for those wanting to embrace their artistic side. The gallery features an array of artists, with exhibits changing regularly.
At Infinity Sport Horses, visitors can enroll in clinics and training programs to learn the basics of horse care and riding. The facility hosts monthly horse shows where visitors can watch competitive riders show off their skills.
There are 2 golf courses at the Cantigny Golf Club, both of them having a total of 27 holes. On the site there are also a golf shop, a restaurant, and a clubhouse which can be rented for private events, such as weddings.
Burgers, beers, and BBQ chicken are a few of the menu options offered at McNally's Irish Pub, a traditional Irish pub popular among local residents. Pub food and a full drink menu are what make this pub a popular one.
Covering 500 acres, the Cantigny Park welcomes entire families with playgrounds, gardens, 2 museums, a golf course, and 4 restaurants. The museums are dedicated to Robert R. McCormick and to the First Infantry Division.