- Our list of the best things to do in Evanston, Illinois, features the top 644 nearby activities — including 259 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Evanston, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 26 things to do within the city of Evanston, IL , followed by 618 popular activities in nearby cities, including Chicago, Oak Park, Skokie, Glenview, Lombard, Schaumburg, Des Plaines, Highland Park, Niles, Buffalo Grove, Waukegan, Glen Ellyn, Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Wilmette, Elmhurst, Northbrook, Palatine, Libertyville, Mundelein, Park Ridge, Mount Prospect, Downers Grove, Wheeling, Bloomingdale, Addison, Wheaton, Berwyn, Cicero, Carol Stream, Oak Lawn, Oak Brook, Vernon Hills, Hoffman Estates, Lincolnshire, Barrington, Rosemont, Forest Park, Streamwood, Bartlett, Great Lakes, Naperville, Gurnee, Grayslake and Kankakee
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Lock Chicago - Escape rooms 820 Davis Street, Suite 151, Evanston, IL MoreLess Info
Teams work together to solve logic and puzzle-based challenges to win their designated objective
94% 214 votes
633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 MoreLess Info
Inaugurated in 1850, the Northwestern University is not only a research institute but also a place to visit for its old architecture, the gardens surrounding it and Lake Michigan.
100% 47 votes
704 Main Street, Evanston, IL 60202 MoreLess Info
Dave's Down To Earth Rock Shop sells not only gems and minerals but jewelry, beads, fossils, Native American art and many other artifacts, sculptures and unique items. There is also a free museum downstairs filled with fossils.
94% 35 votes
40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 MoreLess Info
It's a pleasure to visit a place which is as expansive and as grand as the Mary and Leigh Block Museum. Exhibits are vast and various. Artists featured are of the highest standards and authenticity.
84% 256 votes
1715 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 MoreLess Info
Featuring a combined 18 screens, Evanston Century 12 & Cinearts 6 display first-run Hollywood movies and independent films. The theaters provide stadium seating, arcade games, a lobby cafe and an in-theater bar with adult beverages.
92% 26 votes
1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 MoreLess Info
Dawes Park located in Evanston is a charming holiday destination. Many of its facilities are open only during a certain time of the year. Lake Michigan is the center of attraction of this resort.
225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL 60201 MoreLess Info
The Evanston History Center originally belonged to the family of Charles Dawes and represents many intricate details of the lifestyle of that period. Visitors get to know about the history of the family and about North-West Tinker Toys.
90% 30 votes
904 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202 MoreLess Info
Revolution X is an indoor cycling studio that provides a large variety of exercise classes. Classes that are taught at the facility include Level 1 Spin, Tri Curious, Spin and Strength, Themed Spin Bootcamp, and The Gun Show.
83% 65 votes
2601 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 MoreLess Info
Sharing the site with the Evanston Art Centre, the Grosse Point Lighthouse was built in 1883 by the US Government. Since it was the first lighthouse built in this area, it is now a National Historic Landmark.
94% 16 votes
910 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202 MoreLess Info
Lovers of Toby Jugs will greatly appreciate a visit to its designated museum in Evanston. The American Toby Jug Museum features thousands of interesting and exciting character jugs in its collection.