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

October 7, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Libertyville is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States and an affluent suburb of Chicago. It is located 5 miles (8 km) west of Lake Michigan on the Des Plaines River. The 2014 census population was 20,512. (There is also a township of the same name, which includes the village and some surrounding areas.) Located in northeastern Illinois, southwest of Waukegan and west of Lake Forest, its immediate neighbors are Mundelein to the west, Green Oaks, Mettawa, and Rondout to the east, Gurnee to the north, Grayslake to the northwest, and Vernon Hills to the south.
Restaurants in Libertyville

1. Marriott Theatre

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

2. Tighthead Brewing Company

161 N Archer Ave, Mundelein, IL 60060-2301 +1 847-970-9174
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Tighthead Brewing Company

Reviewed By The_GR_Blade - Grandville, Michigan

This place rocks I sampled omany of their beers and was quite impressed with all of them. Even though the outside looks like a warehouse the inside is really nice with beer inspired tables and large TVs playing the sports game. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and were able to find a seat easily enough. The menu is awesome highlighting their seasonal beers and their mainstays. I also really liked how they highlighted the brewing process on the menu. Not sure if they serve food or not or if you bring your own in. The only thing I could think that they could improve is to put their history on the menu explaining how they got going. I was really impressed and enjoyed my time there I will definitely be visiting again next time I'm in the area.

3. Independence Grove Forest Preserve

16400 W Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048-5133 +1 847-968-3499
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 108 reviews

Independence Grove Forest Preserve

Reviewed By camn21252 - Libertyville, Illinois

Lots of people love Independence Grove, which is most apparent on the weekends when the parking lot is full and there are no picnic sites available. Park is sometimes overrun with bicycles, trikes and strollers making it hard to walk and get around. If you like busy parks and crowds, this is for you. If you like quiet and more natural areas, other Lake County Forest Preserves are much more enjoyable.

4. North Shore Distillery, LLC

13990 W Rockland Rd, Green Oaks, IL 60048-9724 +1 847-574-2499
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5 based on 1 reviews

North Shore Distillery, LLC

Visit our Spirit Lover's Paradise! We make amazing spirits by hand here at the first craft distillery in Illinois, and we love sharing them with people. We offer spirit tastings, amazing cocktails, snacks, and more, and we host a variety of events too. We are open Wednesday to Sunday - check our website for hours, events and more!

Reviewed By ChicagoTrish_D - Chicago, Illinois

North Shore distillery is a premium distiller of small batch craft spirits. Each batch of spirits is fermented, blended and distilled onsite. You can sit at the bar or lounge and taste vodkas, gins, rums, aquavit and absinthe or enjoy a cocktail. They even offer...MoreThank you so much! We love it so much when people really get what's special about us, and even more when they write about it publicly. Thanks again!

5. 60 to Escape

6170 Grand Ave, Store 147, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592 +1 844-623-7227
Excellent
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5 based on 255 reviews

60 to Escape

The rules here are so simple that they're laid out right in the business's name: 60 to Escape. Small groups of friends, family members, or coworkers are locked in a room, where they have only an hour to use problem-solving skills and teamwork to escape. Players can select from a variety of scenarios to challenge themselves with.

Reviewed By Jbohacheff

If you are into riddles and mind puzzles this is the place.The story line is mind challenging and entertaining. This is no video game. My wife and I did well together and completed 80% of the puzzle. We would have beat the clock if we had more people. Best for two or more couples.

6. Wildlife Discovery Center

1401 Middlefork Dr, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1589 +1 847-810-3663
Excellent
76%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Wildlife Discovery Center

Reviewed By Lisa K

The wildlife discovery center is a hidden gem! It has lizards, snakes, crocodiles, birds of prey and even a bobcat. If you come at the right time, you can watch them train the siamese crocodiles, which is really cool! It is very interactive, more so in the summer when they have space to let the turtles out for kids to touch and they can bring the snakes outside and such. But very awesome all year round!

7. Lake County Forest Preserves

1899 W Winchester Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048-5367 +1 847-367-6640
Excellent
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5 based on 52 reviews

Lake County Forest Preserves

Reviewed By Janice P - Libertyville, IL

The park system in Lake County is second to none. Between Independence Grove and Old School in Libertyville - you have two amazing places to walk, ride a bike, relax, ice skate —
All seasons - 12 months of the year, there is something you can do at the preserves.

Well maintained. Excellent facilities.

No matter where you are in Lake County, there is a Forest Preserve within 5 to 10 miles of your home.

8. Marytown - The National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe

1600 W Park Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2563 +1 847-367-7800
Excellent
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5 based on 43 reviews

Marytown - The National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Reviewed By Big_bro_1_usa - Chicago, Illinois

PROS: beautiful chapel with amazing artwork inside- stained glass windows, relics, the monstrance- everything is exquisite. Plenty of parking; there were stations of the Cross outside but unfortunately it was a blustery, cold rainy day. It gives my family and I more reason to return. Plenty of items in the gift shop.
CONS: none whatsover.

9. Cuneo Museum & Gardens

1350 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1540 +1 847-362-3042
Excellent
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4 based on 50 reviews

Cuneo Museum & Gardens

The beautiful home of John F. Cuneo is surrounded by 75 acres of lakes, fountains and botanical gardens.

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

Today, we marvel as we stroll the hallways and parlors and gardens of Victorian mansions, marble monuments to the Gilded Age. San Simeon, William Randolph Heart's castle in California, is most noteworthy. Two others that immediately come to mind are George Vanderbilt's Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina, and Henry Flagler's Whitehall in Palm Beach, Florida. And Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island. Chicagoans can admire a reproduction of Hearst's San Simeon or Charles Foster Kane's fictional "Xanadu" of Citizen Kane fame at the Cuneo Museum and Gardens in north suburban Vernon Hills. Located at 1350 North Milwaukee Avenue, it was built in 1914 for Samuel Insull, an original founder of the General Electric Company. Insull, who once served as Thomas Edison's personal assistant, lost his fortune in the Great Depression and died of a heart attack in 1938 with 84 cents in his pocket. He was identified by a hotel laundry bill in his pocket. In 1937, John Cuneo Sr., the founder of the Cuneo Press and Hawthorn Mellody Dairy, purchased the mansion. It remained the family home until the death of Cuneo's widow in 1990. In 2009, the house was donated to Loyola University of Chicago. The Mediterranean style mansion, noted for its opulent Venetian style architecture, features a 40-foot high great central hall with arcaded balconies, a grand staircase, lavish double formal dining rooms and a private chapel with exquisite stained glass windows and wonderful frescoed ceilings. The mansion's antique furnishings, Renaissance paintings, 17th century tapestries, silver and porcelain collections are the result of the Cuneo family's lifelong collecting. The grounds were designed by renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen and comprise 75 acres of lakes, fountains, formal gardens, antique classical statuary, a private 9-hole golf course and a conservatory housing exotic plants. If that's not enough, the walls of the indoor swimming pool are in travertine marble. This is a must-see for anyone who appreciates art and culture, an absolute feast for the eyes. Charles Foster Kane would have loved this "Marble Museum," which utilized 17 different kinds of marble in its construction.

10. The Lambs Farm

14245 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048-9713 +1 847-362-4636
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 40 reviews

The Lambs Farm

Lambs Farm is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives and connecting with the human spirit in us all. Through a range of vocational, residential, social & recreational programs, our Participants flourish by leading lives of their own choosing. Lambs Farm also runs several businesses on campus to help support services- the Farmyard, Magnolia Cafe & Bakery, Thrift Store, Garden & Pet Center and the Country Store. Everyone who is involved with Lambs Farm experiences personal growth, including the Participants, their families, Lambs Farm employees, volunteers, donors, and visitors.

Reviewed By L J - Warminster, Pennsylvania

I brought my granddaughter who is 2 on Sat. It was perfect She got to pet as many of the animals as she could including kissing all of them. The staff there is super friendly and very helpful. I have never seen her so excited. Her father was there when he was little and still remembers it with a big smile on his face. We all had a wonderful time. Great for small kids and their parents also.

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