10 Things to Do in Evergreen Park That You Shouldn't Miss

December 7, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Evergreen Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. In 2010, the population of Evergreen Park was 19,852, according to that year's census.
Restaurants in Evergreen Park

1. The Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110 +1 312-443-3600
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 20 reviews

The Art Institute of Chicago

See why the Art Institute of Chicago is the only museum in the world to be top-ranked by TripAdvisor four years in a row! Experience the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris, and view contemporary masterpieces in the spectacular Modern Wing. Stand before classics like Nighthawks, and travel the globe through galleries devoted to the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa, and the Americas.

Reviewed By Rocket_Man0691 - Phoenix, Arizona

Nice museum....something for everybody. It is a little sprawling and chopped up but with patience you can find your way. Several things we wanted to see were on loan e.g., American Gothic... so if you want something specific, ask before shelling out the admission

2. Horseshoe Hammond

777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond, IN 46320-1003 +1 866-711-7463
Excellent
47%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Horseshoe Hammond

Reviewed By barbaragW6306SG - Chicago

{Presently, horseshoe has not paid out much but its still a fun place to spend some down time. Food is exceptional at the buffet and the steak house is awesome with a great view of the lake.

3. Toyota Park (Bridgeview Stadium)

7000 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455-1160 +1 708-594-7200
Excellent
26%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

Toyota Park (Bridgeview Stadium)

Owned by the Village of Bridgeview and operated by Andell Sports Group, Toyota Park is a world-class soccer stadium and concert venue located at the corner of 71st & Harlem in Bridgeview, Illinois. Toyota Park has 20,000 dedicated seats for soccer and up to 28,000 dedicated seats for concerts. The state-of the art venue also has 48 luxury suites, numerous hospitality areas, and a full service Stadium Club.

Reviewed By Bob B - Campton Hills

We went to Toyota Park to enjoy a Chicago Fire soccer game with children and grandchildren. This is the second time that I visited the venue (the first time was a couple of years after it opened). I was pleasantly surprised to find a well maintained, efficiently operated, secure, family friendly venue. The food and beverage vendors were reasonably priced (for a sports venue), easily available, and the food was very good. The staff was friendly, helpful, and polite. In short, our visit to this venue was a totally enjoyable experience. A bit of advice; if attending an evening event find seating on the west side of the venue, otherwise you'll be looking into the sunset.

4. Lake Katherine Nature Center

7402 Lake Katherine Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463-1054 +1 708-361-1873
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 119 reviews

Lake Katherine Nature Center

Reviewed By EJJourney

Lake Katherine is a botanical garden in Palos Heights, right off Rt 83 near 76th that includes woodlands, prairie, wetlands, and formal gardens. There is a nature center that is fun to check out, a mile loop walking trail around a ten acres lake. I rented kayaks for 2, single but they also have canoes, and double kayaks for rent. There are workers who give you life jacket, brief kayaking tips, and help you get in/out of the water. No escorted. Calm waters. We saw heron, geese, ducks, turtles, and fish. Very pleasant. I reserved ahead (very easy with phone call) and was glad.. Some people came in as we were there and asked about renting a kayak... No luck, they were all booked up. The nature center closes @4, so that is the latest you can kayak. Free parking. You can bring a picnic lunch if you want. Beautiful grounds. They also rent out for events.
Tomorrow is the Butterfly Festival. Lots of things to do check out the web site. Kid friendly. Bathrooms on site.

5. Rock Island Public House

13328 Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406-2922 +1 708-388-5513
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Rock Island Public House

Reviewed By Jane H - Blue Island, IL (Chicago)

One of the best bars in Chicago if you are a beer lover! Terrific selection of unique beers such as Saisons, IPAs, Wits, and Ales. The owners work hard to bring a unique selection of small breweries' special kegs as well as seasonal favorites. Due to heavy support from beer aficionados, the menu turns over every 2-3 weeks with some choice selections tapping out in just a few days. Check the FB page for updates on fresh taps.

Ambience is hipster chic--but not annoyingly so. There is a funky collection of historic artifacts on Blue Island and the Rock Island train line scattered around, some epic pinball machines, assorted mounted dead things, some fun board games for free play, and a rotating "gallery" space along one wall. The tvs are generally not a highlight, but you can always watch the Hawks games. Priorities, ya know.

Nice beer garden which gets heavy use in summer, but is also used from March-November (they have propane heaters).

No food, per se, but there are numerous great options on the same block, and they don't mind you bringing in takeout. Occassionally, they host special events, including concerts and food trucks.

All-in-all, a great joint to shoot the breeze, discuss things, pontificate and drink great beer.

6. Chicago Ridge Mall

444 Chicago Ridge Mall, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415-2671 +1 708-499-0840
Excellent
21%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 28 reviews

Chicago Ridge Mall

Chicago Ridge Mall offers great shopping near Chicago at over 130 stores. In the mall and nearby Commons Shopping Center are restaurants and an AMC movie theater. Find Khol's department store, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores in the mall, just east of I-294 at 95th St.

Reviewed By Ted H

I once loved this mall because it had beautiful plants and fountains. Since they have low quality merchants, it is far from desirable. Yankee Candle and KB Toys are the only decent stores. Otherwise, find another mall if you want a decent variety.

7. Hollywood Park

5051 Cal Sag Rd, Crestwood, IL 60418-1458 +1 708-389-7275
Excellent
70%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Hollywood Park

Hollywood Park features year round fun for all ages! Go-Karts, Mini Golf, Indoor Bumper cars and more! Our game room has nearly 90 video, prize and ticket games for all ages. Try our homemade pizza, chicken wings and other delicious made to order items. Hollywood Park specializes in the BEST birthday parties, group outings, field trips, overnight lock-ins, company parties, graduations and more!

Reviewed By bizzee1 - Chicago, Illinois

Took 8 and 5 year old grand daughters for a day out. We went on the bumper cars, miniature golf and go karts. So much fun! There were a lot of arcade games and nice prizes that could be won. Unfortunately, there were a LOT of children there from various summer camp programs in the city so it was pretty crowded. We got there about 11:00 (they open at 10:00) and we were able to do the things we did before the crowds begin to arrive.

Sandy is the lady that sold us our tickets and gave us directions. Her customer service skills were top notch. She made us feel valued by taking time to give us useful advise and even walked us through the park.

I will definitely go again and take my 15 year old grand daughter. I will also recommend to my friends, with children and those without. There is something to do for every age range. The fees were reasonable $7 for go carts, $3 for the rock climbing wall and $3 for bumper cars.

While there was food sold, we didn't get any so I can't comment on that.

8. Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

5100 Museum Dr, Oak Lawn, IL 60453-7005 +1 708-423-6709
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn's mission is to positively impact a child's potential in life through play-based education. Every program and every exhibit at the Children's Museum is created with the Common Core standards (formerly the Illinois Learning Standards) at their core. These are the same standards that the Illinois Board of Education requires local school districts to use.

Reviewed By judyn44 - illinois

There is plenty for the kids to do here..very creative and imaginative play areas. Something for everybody.We loved it but felt it was a bit pricey. Also, you can avoid a parking fee by going to the top of the parking garage. There should be a sign to tell you that as there are few parking places available in front of the Museum.

9. At the Office

4901 Cal Sag Rd, Crestwood, IL 60445-4416 +1 708-388-5520
Excellent
33%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

At the Office

Reviewed By gms58 - Crestwood, Illinois

ATO is under new ownership and has made some improvements but you sometimes have to dig a little deep to find them. They run decent drink specials but in my opinion, the food specials need to be more attractive in terms of value. The menu is fairly diversified and some of the entrees are pretty good while others are pretty awful. Nice beer garden and events occasionally. Service is usually pretty good but it seems like at times they are understaffed, like when they get an unexpected crowd during traditionally off times. All things considered, I'd rate ATO as average.

10. Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2093 +1 773-684-1414
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Museum of Science and Industry

The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see. You’ll experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; descend into an Illinois coal mine; tour a fully functioning eco-friendly home; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D beating heart; and much more! MSI is not a place where you walk around quietly and observe. No way! You get involved in the fun—and learn—by doing. Just a few miles from downtown with convenient underground parking.

Reviewed By kansasrod - OSKALOOSA

Group of high school students spent from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM and all said they could have stayed longer. Would be perfect for a bad weather day. Ask where the bus stop is in front of museum that takes you back downtown for only $2.50 via CTA. When buying admission tickets get a ticket for the Nazi sub -- worth the price.

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