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

November 30, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Rosemont is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Located immediately northwest of Chicago, as of the 2010 census it had a population of 4,202. The village was incorporated in 1956, though it had been settled long before that. While Rosemont's land area and population are relatively small among municipalities in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, the village is a major center for commercial activity in the region and is a key component of the Golden Corridor.
Restaurants in Rosemont

1. iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Chicago (Rosemont)

5520 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018-3730 +1 779-368-4359
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Chicago (Rosemont)

Ever dream of flying? Now you can at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Rosemont. Experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from a perfectly good airplane - no falling, no parachutes, just you floating on a smooth cushion of air with our professional instructor right next to you. No special skills are needed, just a sense of adventure. iFLY is safe for kids 3 and up, fun for the entire family, and perfect for birthday parties or groups. iFLY is the experience of a lifetime.

Reviewed By thelittlebird - Rocky River, Ohio

Well oiled machine! People all VERY friendly! Entire experience from time you enter the door to exiting is 1 hour. Pricey, but totally worth it! Give yourself extra time to get there. Coming from the north, it was not easy finding the parking lot in front of iFLY. Our instructor was fantastic - friendly, knowledgeable, entertaining, etc..!! My 10 year old and 13 year old daughters LOVED it (& made the extra $9.95 for the high fly worth it). We had a (just turned) 5 year old and older, "less athletic" people in our group and each one looked to have an equally fun time! HIGHLY recommend!!

2. Pickwick Theater

5 S Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4155 +1 847-825-5800
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Pickwick Theater

Reviewed By Anna G - Chicago

Location of this theater is great. Just in the center of Park Ridge and next to the Amtrak train station. And than you have free convenient parking which helps a lot. Historic ArtDeco building designed by well know architect in IL.

3. King Spa & Sauna

809 Civic Center Dr, Niles, IL 60714-3208 +1 847-972-2540
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 180 reviews

King Spa & Sauna

Reviewed By EnjoyMyReviews

The energy here is awful. The spa is located in a low level strip mall. $35 admission fee does not include any services. The facility is cheesy. Guests must wear their uniforms. Everyone is walking around the main areas without shoes. It’s disgusting. Guests are required to be naked in the locker rooms to use the jacuzzi and hot tub. I have no issue being naked in a locker room, but sitting in water with other naked strangers is disgusting.

There are different relaxation rooms. I tried all of them except the ones that had an extra charge. The rooms are small, uninviting and unimpressive. There isn’t much to differentiate between the different rooms other than the underlying theme (salt, coal etc). I think the whole concept is ridiculous and a farce.

The main common area has many chairs. Guests are sitting around in uniform reading, on their phones or laptops. Why would they allow phones etc in a common relaxation area in a spa?

Staff was generally unfriendly and curt. Whether it’s a communication problem or something else the staff needs to go through customer service training.

Food was average, but generally fairly priced.

I’ve been to spas throughout the U.S. and without a doubt this is the least impressive place I’ve been. Zero stars. Won’t go back.

4. Lake Opeka

1015 Howard Avenue, Des Plaines, IL +1 847-391-5730
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Lake Opeka

Reviewed By Allen21096 - Chicago, Illinois

From 29 Sep 17 through 1 Oct 17, Lake Opeka was blessed to be the home of the half-sized Travelling Vietnam War Memorial. It was displayed on the east side of the lake, just south of the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion. The entire display was nicely done, and there was more than just a half-sized wall. At half-sized, the Wall still seemed too long. There were more than a few bouquets of flowers and messages left at the Wall. Among other ceremonies were a wreath ceremony, a candle light ceremony and a closing ceremony were held. Thanks to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for having the Wall and bringing it to the Chicagoland area! And to Des Plaines Park District for hosting the Wall. I did find the name of the only person that I knew that died in Vietnam whom I worked with in 1967 & 1968 at our high school jobs. Thanks to U.S.M.C. PFC William Allen Hayes for your service. He gave his life on 6 Jun 1968 and was awarded a Silver Star for his actions in combat. Semper Fi, Billy!

5. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077-1095 +1 847-967-4800
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 200 reviews

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is one of Chicagoland's premier attractions. The Museum uses lessons from the Holocaust to focus attention on contemporary issues of genocide, intolerance, and inhumanity at home and worldwide.

Reviewed By binduAustralia - Melbourne, Australia

This collection of permanent and temporary exhibitions is not something you can -- or should -- allocate a couple of hours to, and do it any justice. Probably half a day, or four hours at the very least.

We had about three hours and what we really should have done was move quickly through the whole facility and get an overview, then go back and spend more time reading, watching the videos that are dotted around the displays, and inspecting the exhibits more closely.

As a result we really didn't get a chance to see the last exhibits much at all, as we had run out of time. But the material is compelling, the stories are well told and the events are explained in a way that means you really want to take your time. We have visited a number of Holocaust museums around the world and this one certainly is one of the most memorable.

We were advised by staff to make sure that we were in the auditorium area in time for the late afternoon Hologram feature, which is a new initiative. Take A Stand is a hologram program of holocaust survivors who share their experiences and stories and then "answer questions" from the audience. A moderator feeds the questions back and the questions are matched to the extensive recordings made, so the idea is that you feel like you are speaking directly with the presenter.

The concept is impressive, and the stories are, of course, dramatic and memorable, however the technology still needs work....various attempts at questions didn't work and several different questions triggered the same, repetitive response. In addition, the session didn't seem to have a cut-off time, or our moderator didn't handle the schedule properly. Once the doors closed, we were not able to leave until the whole question time was over. We were then rushed out, missing a craft market we would very much like to have visited, and having no time at all in the shop which also looked very interesting.

Given the lateness, and the fact we had skipped the final displays to attend the presentation, the 50 minutes we spent could have been productively divided into 20 or 25 minutes of the presentation and then an opportunity to finish seeing the main displays and the shop.

6. Fashion Outlets of Chicago

5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018-5321 +1 847-928-7500
Excellent
35%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 681 reviews

Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Fashion Outlets of Chicago is conveniently located just five minutes from O'Hare International Airport and about 15 minutes from downtown Chicago, in Rosemont, Illinois. It is the area's only two-level indoor outlet shopping experience featuring over 130 designer outlets offering great savings up to 75% off every day. The Center is anchored by Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Forever 21 and is home to world-class brands like Gucci, Prada, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Burberry, plus national brands like Banana Republic, J.Crew, Swarovski, Nike, Under Armour, Cole Haan and more. In addition to an outstanding selection of outlet retailers, Fashion Outlets of Chicago features a variety of quick-service food options available to shoppers at the food court. Fashion Outlets of Chicago also offers unique services for domestic and international travelers including a partnership with TSA-certified BAGS Inc. for special concierge programs, enabling visitors to print boarding passes and check shopping bags and luggage directly to their final destination. Additional amenities and shopping incentives are available such as the Green Savings Card offering exclusive discounts and incentives at your favorite participating stores and restaurants for only $5!

Reviewed By Edward-A A - Hong Kong, China

It is a 2 floor outlet that is located within 15 minutes of the convention center in Rosemont, IL. It is also within walking distance to many hotels including Crowne Plaza, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton O'Hare and Hyatt Regency O'Hare. It is also next to a movie threater. There are parking lots both indoor and outdoor to choose.

There are many different kind of outlets of different brands here, e.g., Gap, Banana Republic, etc., and there is a food court with 5 to 6 stalls selling Chinese food, Japaneae food, burgers and others.

7. Rivers Casino

3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-4201 +1 888-307-0777
Excellent
20%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
10%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 535 reviews

Rivers Casino

Rivers Casino is Chicagoland's newest gaming and entertainment destination! If you are just looking to have some fun on your favorite table games, we offer 50 games, including Blackjack, Spanish 2, Craps featuring Fire Bet, Roulette, Baccarat featuring Dragon Bonus Side Bet, Mississippi Stud, 3-card poker, Pai Gow Poker featuring Fortune side bet, Caribbean Stud Poker,Texas Hold'Em Bonus. We also feature over 1,000 slots including Wheel of Fortune, Sex in the City, Sphinx 3-D, Lucky 88, and more! From a juicy steak to a basket of wings, Rivers has got you covered. We have seven bars, buffets, and restaurants to suit any taste. We are also excited to be home to the newest member of the Gibson's restaurant group, Hugo's Frog Bar and Chop House.

Reviewed By tommyl024

Nice venue but not like Wisconsin or Michigan Casinos. Don't think the slot payouts are correct. Put $50 in a machine and received ZERO return. No bars, no nothing. Got lucky on a bonus machine after someone put in $300 with no return. I would rather pay for a reservation college tuition payment with a few hours of "play" than return here.

8. Beer on the Wall

106 Main St, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4030 +1 312-720-3732
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Beer on the Wall

Reviewed By tagretchen - Park Ridge, Illinois

Extremely welcoming staff serving up
a wide variety of beer on tap and to go. I highly recommend this place to the craft beer (or cider) lover. Perfect for the whole family as they’re stocked with board games for all ages as well as old school Nintendo and X box.

9. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018-5117 +1 847-692-2220
Excellent
30%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 301 reviews

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Reviewed By KNCA - Roanoke, Virginia

We had a one day conference here and were very pleased with the accommodations. Everyone was polite. It was easy to cross the street from the hotel. Nothing negative to say.

10. Kings

5505 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018-3730 +1 847-233-0099
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 166 reviews

Kings

Kings Dining & Entertainment offers a memorable dining and entertaining experience unlike any other. Kings Dining & entertainment boasts a restaurant-first approach with amazing scratch dishes from its chef driven award-winning kitchen in classic retro environment. Guests can start with fan favorite appetizers such as the Buffalo Chicken Wontons & Bang Bang Calamari and move on to crisp salads, House Smoked Ribs, Fresh Salmon or Grilled Steak Tips while enjoying a premium cocktails. Guests can round out their meal with decadent desserts and craft beers. Of course, Kings Dining & Entertainment also sets itself apart with timeless social gaming. Kings Dining & Entertainment features family friendly days and a haven for adults after 10pm.

Reviewed By Bob T - Indiana

Great service, good food, fun things to do. Had a great server...Shydi Suleiman was our server and he was fast, attentive, recommended items on the menu, and drinks never half full but rather full. Lots of fun.We are glad to hear about your visit and service you received from Shadi. We will make sure to share that with him and the entire team. Thank you for the visit and the feedback it is truly appreciated.

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