3250 Bittersweet Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Phone: (847) 578-9900
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Located 32 miles (52 kilometers) outside of Chicago, the Middlefork Savannah Forest Preserve is a beautiful piece of forest and grasslands. This ecological research and education site serves as an outdoor classroom to local schools and universities as well as a natural recreation area. Open to the public, the reserve offers a variety of activities to the outdoor enthusiast from hiking and bicycling and is perfect for an afternoon picnic. In the winter time, the preserve turns into a popular cross-country skiing location. Located throughout are trailside exhibit panels, an education center, windmill and children's maize. Be advised, in order to protect the wildlife, no dogs are allowed.
Now an Olympic sport, curling is a sport that can be played by people of all ages and is often a multigenerational family sport. This facility is one of just three, in the Chicago-area. It includes four "sheets" of ice (the playing area for curling), men's and women's locker rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a bar, and an extensive lounge area and viewing gallery. During the curling season, Learn2Curl workshops, are offered, in which newcomers are introduced to the game and given a chance to try out the sport.
Amuse the kids with educational fun. A plethora of interactive and energy-consuming exhibits, including a home that can be reconstructed and rearranged and supermarkets and subway cars will delight their imaginations. The Great Kohl Sailing Ship is a stage for imaginary play. They can use nets to catch schools of colorful fake fish or test parents' eardrums by ringing the ship's bell. The Grandma's Attic exhibit is stocked with tons of old clothes. Children can dress up in gowns, suits and shoes to act out imaginary scenes from their parents' and grandparents' lives. Old-fashioned radio is piped in throughout their stay.
Indoor water park, athletic field house with basketball, soccer and volleyball.
For the past three-years, leaving from Kenosha, they offer a first class experience. They are fully insured and equipped with high quality fishing tackle. Let them assist in planning the outing you desire.
The city of Evanston is home to the WildCats (football team) of Northwestern University. All home football games are played at Welsh Ryan Arena here. The atmosphere is always loud and exciting with screaming fans cheering their team. Book tickets in advance as they are generally sold out. For ticket information, contact the athletic department of Northwestern University. There is ample parking available.
Opened as the Dyche Stadium stadium in 1926, since then has changed its name and grown its capacity to 49,256. It is the home football stadium for the Northwestern's, also known as the Wildcats, who can be found wearing the purple and white. Today known as the Ryan Field, this stadium is managed by the Northwestern University and serves as a home ground for their football team; the wildcats. One of the favourite sports venue, this stadium is a clear winner when it comes to hosting spectacular events.
Bristol Oaks Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course. Opened in 1964, it is set on a subtle rolling landscape. Lined with trees and water features, this link will test the skills of an experienced golfer. It also a practice field for amateurs to hone their game.
This course will challenge any golfer, beginner or pro.
Watch knights on horseback re-enact an 11th century tournament complete with jousting matches and sword fights while feasting on a four-course banquet at the castle of King Alfonso the Magnificent. Admission includes a two-hour show, dinner (which you eat with your hands) and beverages. A cash bar is open throughout the show. There is free parking. Call ahead for timings.
Designed to meet your sports, tennis, fitness, racquetball and squash needs, the Schaumburg Tennis Plus Sports & Fitness Club, operated by the Schaumburg Park District, features cardiovascular equipment, circuit-training weight equipment, free-weight area, racquetball courts, squash courts, basketball court, multi-sport court for volleyball and badminton, two saunas, two whirlpools, a coed whirlpool, and a four-lane lap pool. Aerobics, fitness kickboxing, personal training, a nursery, racquet stringing, and towel service are offered. The Sports Grill Restaurant is on-site.
Ned Brown Forest Preserve is a must visit for some family-friendly recreation. It is spread over 3700 acres (1500 hectares) and is one of the best-used natural preserves in the state of Illinois. Located within is the National Natural Landmark, Busse Woods. Named after the former mayor of Chicago, Fred A. Busse, it offers visitors with an array of leisure activities. Discover its flora and fauna, go fishing or elk spotting, enjoy a lakeside picnic or don't miss out on a bicycle ride along the 10.8-mile (17-kilometer) Busse Woods Trail.