Things to Do in the Western Suburbs of Chicago

Brookfield, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove and Oak Brook are some of the larger communities located in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and home to a number of attractions, cultural sites and interesting places to explore. These communities attract a variety of residents including large families, singles and seniors that want to make the most of the Chicagoland lifestyle without living in the busy downtown area. Whether you're visiting family and friends in the western suburbs or taking a roadtrip to this area, you'll find a number of fun things to do and see in each community.
Watch a Performance at the New World Repertory Theatre in Downers Grove

The New World Repertory Theatre is located in Downers Grove, one of the central western suburbs of Chicago on the Aurora line. The theater produces a number of shows throughout the year, and also offers classes and workshops for aspiring actors and actresses that want to become a part of the Chicago theater community.

New World Repertory Theatre
923 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 663-1489
newworldrep.org

Picnic at Prospect Park in Clarendon Hills

Prospect Park is located in Clarendon Hills, a central western suburb of Chicago. The park boasts 23 acres of lush green lawns, two baseball fields, a softball field, four lighted tennis courts and a campfire area. You can head out for the day to explore the nature area and prairie, play at the playground, or just enjoy a picnic on the lawn.

Prospect Park
315 Chicago Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 323-2626
clarendonhillsparkdistrict.org/park_prospect.asp

Visit Cosley Zoo in Wheaton

Cosley Zoo is managed by the Wheaton Park District of Glendale Heights and is home to a variety of domestic farm animals and native wildlife. The zoo features dozens of wildlife exhibits and natural habitats that house turtles, herons, deer, foxes and other animals. The zoo grounds are also home to a picnic area, an historical train station and a gift shop.

Cosley Zoo
1356 North Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-5534
wheatonparkdistric.com/pgs/parks/cosley/default.html

Play Miniature Golf at Jus-Fun Amusements in Oak Brook

Jus-Fun Amusements is located in Oak Brook in the central western suburbs of Chicago on the Geneva Line. The park is home to a miniature golf course, batting cages, an arcade center and a go-kart racing track. The 18-hole miniature golf course features several different challenges, and the obstacles are changed twice per month.

Jus-Fun Amusements
O 480
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 530-1313‎
jus-fun.com

Visit the Brookfield Zoological Park

The Brookfield Zoological Park is located in Brookfield, one of the central western suburbs of Chicago. The park is home to over 400 species of animals and offers special events and programming for children throughout the year. You can take a self-guided tour of the park to explore the dinosaur exhibits, visit the butterfly garden, meet the bears in the bear grotto, explore the tropical jungle and learn about Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the Seven Seas exhibit.

Brookfield Zoological Park
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 485-0263
czs.org/czs/Brookfield/Zoo-Home

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