- Our list of the best things to do in Wilmette, Illinois, features the top 683 nearby activities — including 280 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Wilmette, 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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Little ones can explore and learn in the hands-on play spaces at Growth Spurts. The play place offers different types of learning and play for different ages and stages as well as special classes for learning and interacting with others.
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The Centennial Family Aquatic Center is a family friendly water park that features a 50-meter pool with 8 lap lanes, a wading pool with a tot slide, and locker room facilities. The center also has a leisure pool.
Keay Nature Center is a 4.6 acre nature center featuring several accessible nature trails and small waterfalls. Much of the center's plant-life is identified via informational plaques, and visitors will also find several memorial signs.
An entertainment resource, the Wilmette Theatre offers first-run and art films as well as live theater productions, concerts, comedy and children's shows. The theatre also offers classes in acting and musical theater.
Centennial Tennis Courts of Wilmette offer visitors a great location for sports play when visiting. Non-members may reserve one of the eight indoor court spaces twenty-four hours in advanced and have access to the locker rooms and pro shop.
Historic Roemer Park has been home to local Little League baseball players, including comedian Bill Murray, since its opening in 1953. Recent renovations to the baseball park brought improved dugouts, fences and concessions.
Founded in 1980, Light Opera Works is a non-profit performing arts theater that hosts a number of shows and performances throughout the year. Visitors to the theater enjoy a variety of popular shows and musicals in the 1,000 seat auditorium.