10 Things to Do in Deerfield That You Shouldn't Miss

March 10, 2018 Florencio Paulino

Deerfield is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States, approximately 25 miles north of Chicago with a small portion extending into Cook County, Illinois. The population was 18,225 at the 2010 census, a decline of 175 from 2000.
Restaurants in Deerfield

1. Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022-1169 +1 847-835-5440
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 995 reviews

Chicago Botanic Garden

Just a short trip from Chicago, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre complex of flora, footbridges and waterways.

Reviewed By nimi111 - Pune, India

Loved it, just loved it! It huge, beautiful, clean, well maintained and informative. The kind of flowers and trees we saw there we amazing! And the walk in the garden is so peaceful, air is so fresh, you just want to stay there!
Must visit place

2. Kohl Children's Museum

2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026-8074 +1 847-832-6600
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Kohl Children's Museum

A bright and friendly place for children of all ages, featuring a life-sized train car and a water room.

Reviewed By Bjshanks

My 8 year old was bored with this museum but my 6 year old stayed busy. But both got bored after about 2 hours. All staff very interacting and interested in ensuring the kids were being entertained. Very crowded when I went. I don't know if we will be back though. But if my children were under 5 I think I would return.

3. Bannockburn Green

1301 Half Day Road, Bannockburn, IL 60615 +1 630-954-7300
Excellent
25%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Bannockburn green shopping center on Waukegan Road near Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest, Trinity University. Best of Bannockburn restaurants, specialty boutiques, services, Dominick's, Walgreens.

Reviewed By illinois travelere

The slogan -- "Not Just Shopping. A Lifestyle." -- is quite the overstatement.
The tenants include a Walgreen's; a Sleepy's mattress store (which lately seem to pop up on every other corner); an Erewhon Mountain Outfitters (the name is "no where" spelled backwards); a Heinen's grocery in the former Dominick's location; Panera Bread; Marigold Maison, an Indian restaurant that features platters rather than a buffet; and a number of other small businesses.
The mall was designed in 1984 with an attractive old-tyme mill feature. The large parking lot was resurfaced this year. The previous reviewer is correct -- this is not a destination mall.

4. Rosewood Beach

883 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-4703 +1 847-831-3810
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Rosewood Beach

Reviewed By Hpmicks - Highland Park, Illinois

The new improvements to Rosewood beach are very nice. Love the three swimming coves and the cute wooden beach benches. They have one outdoor shower to rinse off the sand but would be nice if there were some indoor ones too.

Parking is still limited but the stairway down from the upper lot is much improved.

One thing that is missing are the grills that they used to have. Hope they are planning to put new ones in. It was nice to be able to bring your burgers and dogs down and eat them freshly grilled.

Very nice play area for the kids that is sheltered from the sun.

Staff could be friendlier.

5. Marriott Theatre

10 Marriott Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069-3700 +1 847-634-0200
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Marriott Theatre

Reviewed By Jhjani

Went with a bus group of theatre students to see Newsies at the Marriott Lincolnshire. The production was fast-paced and exciting to watch. The actors are so close and constantly moving around so everyone in the theatre could see them. The singing and dancing were very well done. Scene changes were quick as actors moved set pieces up and down the aisle. Looking forward to attending another production here, as it’s easy to get to and parking is free.

6. Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area

21950 N Riverwoods Rd, Riverwoods, IL 60015-1603 +1 847-968-3321
Excellent
73%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area

Reviewed By illinois travelere

We saw quite a few families enjoying the many activities at Ryerson....especially all the gorgeous fall photo ops!

Today the resident screech owl was meeting and greeting in the Welcome Center, Because of an eye injury, she cannot survive in the wild, so she lives at Ryerson. Her protective coloration is striking -- and watching her turn her head 270 degrees is fascinating. Owls have fixed eye sockets, so since they can't move their eyes, they have to turn their heads, Exorcist-style.

Another great activity was to get a free container of food (limit one per family per visit) at the Center to feed the chickens and sheep.

It was a perfect day to hike the leaf-covered trails to the Des Plaines river.

7. The Deerfield Historic Village

517 Deerfield Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015-4408 +1 847-948-0680
Excellent
70%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

The Deerfield Historic Village

Reviewed By illinois travelere

Warnng: There are no public restrooms. If you are visiting with children, plan ahead -- just as you would do for a car trip, except this is a trip to the past.
The Village consists of five buildings clustered under shady trees. Two are replicas (the school house and carriage house) and three are original (relocated from their original sites). They date from 1837 to 1905.
Thanks to dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers, the buildings are open from 2 - 4, Sunday afternoons, from June through September.
Each building is authentically furnished with LOADS of interesting items.
Here are just a very few examples to give you the flavor of the village:
In the schoolhouse you'll see dunce caps, metal lunch pails, and a sign that reads: "Raise Hand. Stand. Answer. Sit down."
In the carriage house you'll see a doctor's buggy and blacksmith tools.
In the Ott cabin, you'll see a rocking chair -- created by putting bed springs on the front legs of an ordinary chair. The Otts raised seven children in this one-room cabin.
In the Brand-Luther house you'll see a loom, vintage pharmaceuticals, and a wooden wall telephone.
In the two-story Sack farm house you'll see a kitchen and parlor on the first floor and three bedrooms, complete with chamber pots, on the second floor.
Outdoors you'll see a storm cellar, water pumps, and a rain barrel.
There is a tiny gift shop with reasonably priced souvenirs, including stovepipe hats for boys ($3) and white bonnets ($2) for the girls.
street and lot parking.

8. The Art of Beer

316 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1338 +1 847-423-8638
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

The Art of Beer

Reviewed By Hpmicks - Highland Park, Illinois

This is a really cool concept. Lots and lots of craft beer. I went here for a ladies night out. At the Art of Beer you can sip your beer like a fine wine. Not only can you sidle up to the bar and order a full foaming bottle/draft/glass of liquid gold but they have plenty of tasting pours to sample! Beers that taste like chocolate or raspberry or malted milk or apples or just about any flavor you can imagine!

If you are a beer aficionado then you must must stop here and check it out!

9. Regal Cinemas Lincolnshire Stadium 21 & IMAX

300 Parkway Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4336 +1 847-215-2803
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 89 reviews

Regal Cinemas Lincolnshire Stadium 21 & IMAX

Reviewed By illinois travelere

Such comfortable reclining seats.....I worried that I would fall asleep and miss the movie. Fortunately, the film was quite engaging, so I was able to relax and watch without drifting off.

The parking lot remodeling is completed, and they were working on the landscaping when we visited today.
The remaining construction site will be apartment buildings.

You choose your seat(s) when you pay for it/them -- either in advance online or at the ticket window. The seating chart is easy to understand....and there really aren't any bad seats....especially in a theater with a curved screen.

Typically, there 7 or 8 rows, front to back, and 14 or so seats across. (There are larger and smaller theaters as well.)

And if you love the popcorn, there is now a microwave version available.

10. AMC Theatres

1525 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, not Northbrook, Northbrook, IL 60062-1441 1-888-AMC 4FUN
Excellent
30%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

AMC Theatres

Reviewed By Hpmicks - Highland Park, Illinois

I love the remodel with the reclining seats. I am also a fan of the preassigned seating. They lose major points though for cleanliness. On our most recent visit many of the seats were dirty and sticky, as were the trays.

The tickets sales personnel have always been pleasant and helpful but there is one ticket taker who is a nightmare. He seems to be working every time we come to the theater and has a very negative attitude. He sets the evening/movie experience off on a bad note every time. Not a good ambassador for the theater.

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