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

December 1, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Hinsdale is a village in Cook and DuPage counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. Hinsdale is a western suburb of Chicago. The population was 16,816 at the 2010 census, most of whom lived in DuPage County. The town's ZIP code is 60521, and it is listed in the top 1% of wealthiest towns in Illinois. It is known locally for its beautiful residences and teardown (referring to a process in which a real estate company or individual buys an existing home and then demolishes and replaces it with a new one) culture, of which new rebuilds have taken 30% of homes in the village. The town has a rolling, wooded topography, with a quaint downtown, and is a 22-minute express train ride to downtown Chicago on the Burlington Northern line.
Restaurants in Hinsdale

1. Brookfield Zoo

8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064 +1 708-688-8000
Excellent
58%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Brookfield Zoo

216-acre Zoo With Over 400 Species Of Animals.

Reviewed By David I - Oswego, Illinois

I have been to many zoos, but Brookfield never disappoints. I would highly recommend their membership if you live nearby. There is a lot to see so the family has a lot of places to go. I used to have the membership when I lived in Chicago and would just go there to walk around with my daughter. The zoo is educational and relaxing. After leaving the zoo, your kids will be ready for a nap. There is a lot of fun to be had at the zoo!!!

2. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3351 +1 630-833-1616
Excellent
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4.5 based on 101 reviews

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Our Museum is dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stone. We house a world class collection of jade and hard-stone cravings along with an interactive Rock and Mineral exhibit that is great for all ages!

Reviewed By GrandmaLChicagoArea - Chicago Area

Went with a family member to this museum. The top level has many priceless and rare jade carvings. Also quartz and gem stones were displayed. Everything was interesting and beautiful. Lower level had videos to watch and educational displays such as where crystals and fossils are found and how they are formed. Also a very well thought out gift shop is downstairs too. Only small annoyance is my family member did not like the kind of elevator they had, it had glass type walls and was very slow. Other than that it was great.

3. Morton Arboretum

4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293 +1 630-968-0074
Excellent
78%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 774 reviews

Morton Arboretum

Only 25 miles west of Chicago, there's something for everyone in all four seasons at The Morton Arboretum. Whether you seek a quiet hike in the woods or an active family day out, The Morton Arboretum offers a wide variety of fun activities, events, tours, and classes for all ages and interests. Here you'll find an oasis of 16 miles of hiking trails and nine miles of paved roads, perfect for hiking, running, biking or just exploring. From a guided tour on an open-air tram to the award-winning Children's Garden and Maze Garden, to seasonal exhibits and lunch in The Ginkgo Restaurant overlooking Meadow Lake, the Arboretum is a unique place to explore, discover, escape, and connect with trees and nature.

Reviewed By Todd C - Crystal Lake, Illinois

We've been here during the summer and now the winter (for the Winter Illumination). Both times we've loved it. I was taken back by the cost to walk through a small part of the arboretum during the winter but after doing it, it was well worth the cost. The lights are beautiful. We went as a group and the adults and kids enjoyed it (even though it was close to 0 degrees). There are warming stations and fire pits along the way so you can warm up with a drink (adult drinks too) or by the fire.

4. Drury Lane Theatre

100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-4615 +1 630-530-8300
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 277 reviews

Drury Lane Theatre

Reviewed By Mamaw58 - Lombard, Illinois

There is still time to attend a performance of Joseph at Drury Lane. Just absolutely loved the recreated version of Joseph! We were not disappointed, but we were disappointed to see many empty seats in the audience at the normally busy 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. By all means all the people that stayed home and decided not to attend this production sometimes it is good to step out of the norm and enjoy an updated modern version for 2018!
We have been enjoying plays at Drury Lane since the early 80s and we are just blessed to have this magnificent theatre in DuPage County that continues to thrive!

5. Mount Carmel Cemetery

1400 S Wolf Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-2105 +1 708-449-8300
Excellent
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Mount Carmel Cemetery

Reviewed By John A - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

I wasn't aware Cemeteries were on Tripadvisor's list of places to visit until it popped up after I reviewed a nearby restaurant. Despite the fact that my wife has family members buried here and whenever we are in Chicago we make it a point to visit, it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places just to reflect on your life. Very peaceful and calming. I enjoy driving around just to look at the artistic designed tombstones and Mausoleums.

6. Kohler Waters Spa at Burr Ridge

775 Village Center Dr, Burr Ridge, IL 60527-4518 +1 630-323-7674
Excellent
59%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Kohler Waters Spa at Burr Ridge

Reviewed By Wendy B

I booked this spa for my two sisters and I and my mom for her 80th birthday. The spa is beautiful! We arrived early, as advised on the website, so we could relax in the hot pool and steam room - very nice! The "quiet room" is spacious and comfortable with small groupings of chairs, although we did wish there was a "socializing" room where the four of us could feel better about talking and laughing loud. The treatments were all wonderful! Because I booked well in advance, we were able to have all four of us have pedicures and manicures at the same time. They are very organized, with staff constantly around to make sure all is going well and amenities are kept stocked. We will definitely return!

7. Tivoli Theatre Downers Grove

5021 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515-3626 +1 630-968-0219
Excellent
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5 based on 173 reviews

Tivoli Theatre Downers Grove

Reviewed By Barb L - Chicago, Illinois

Such a fun experience and great value to visit the Tivoli. The price is half of the traditional theaters...as are the refreshments (and drinks and popcorn have free refills). The seats are comfortable, the screen is exceptionally large, and the venue itself has so much to admire and holds a lot of people. There is also an organ player if you go on Friday or Saturday nights. Hands down, our favorite movie theater!!

8. Oakbrook Center

100 Oakbrook Ctr, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1838 +1 630-573-0700
Excellent
60%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Oakbrook Center

Reviewed By sandra n - Lemont, Illinois

Oak Brook Mall is the best mall in Chicago's western suburbs and also one of the best in the Chicagoland area. Without a doubt, this is the place for all the best quality shops around and is a very successful mall. It is an open air outside mall. That's the only thing I don't like in the colder months, but in the nicer weather, it is great! This is the place to find quality and the service is usually consistently very good in most of the stores. Check it out!!

9. Just Escape Room

512 W Burlington Ave, Suite 204, La Grange, IL 60525-2221 +1 708-304-0007
Excellent
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5 based on 21 reviews

Just Escape Room

The door clicks. Sixty minutes are on the clock. Can your team work together, solve the clues, reveal the secrets and find a way out.

Reviewed By lisakrych

YES YES YES! If you are looking for a fun escape room, with a great staff, and reasonably priced?!? Look no more, you found it! I love this place, my only complaint is we finished all of their rooms and have no more to do....MoreWorking this weekend on the new room design. Reviews like this keep us energized to get the new room up as soon as possible. THANK YOU!

10. Galloping Ghost

9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513-1819 +1 708-485-4700
Excellent
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Galloping Ghost

Reviewed By Kevin M

Found this place by chance, Now I will make the 2.5 hour drive multiple times a year from now on. Wow this place has everything you can remember and more games that you have never seen. I only saw 2 machines turned off and 1 or 2 I played had slight issues with joysticks But the other 600 machine ran flawlessly. I arrived when they opened at 11 am and just like that it was 6 pm and time to leave. Food is close by (next door and across the street) located in a nice area. I even scored an autograph from John Lee, Qbert Creator. I cant wait to come back

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