The 10 Best Things to Do in Lisle, United States

October 16, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Lisle (/ˈlaɪəl/ LY-UL) is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 21,182 at the 2000 census, and in 2016 the population was recorded to be 22,930. It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. It is also the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region III.
Restaurants in Lisle

1. Morton Arboretum

4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293 +1 630-968-0074
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
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Overall Ratings

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.

2. Tivoli Theatre Downers Grove

5021 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515-3626 +1 630-968-0219
Excellent
88%
Good
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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!!

3. Riverwalk

West Branch of DuPage River, Naperville, IL +1 630-420-6010
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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4.5 based on 682 reviews

Riverwalk

Reviewed By EnjoytheSilence44 - Wheaton, Illinois

I love the Riverwalk! It's prefect for a cool summer evening stroll... and we always see wildlife up close- raccoons,opossums, turtles. I love the murals near the Water Street Development and the 9/11 tribute area. It's a great place to grab a drink and a bite to eat too.

4. Willowbrook Wildlife Center

525 S Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6900 +1 630-942-6200
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Reviewed By JJRiann - Chicago, Illinois

We accidentally stumbled upon this center while on a weekend trip. I am so glad that we did! This place is incredible! In the main welcome center, They showcase birds and reptiles that have been injured. There are placards on each cage with information on the injury and where the animal was located. Outside, there are several other cages with injured fox, owls, raccoons, vultures, bobcats, etc... I was amazed to see an American bald eagle. The enclosures were all impeccably clean and you can tell that these animals are loved. Behind the cages, there is a 1/2 mile trail that winds you around the perimeter and offers views that are breathtaking. You have to keep in mind that this is not a zoo. These animals are being rehabbed and some will never be able to go back into nature. I think the services offered at this facility are commendable. I will definitely be back again soon.

5. First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097 +1 630-668-5185
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
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5 based on 198 reviews

First Division Museum at Cantigny

Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.

Reviewed By william f

This museum is located on the grounds of Cantigny Park the summer home of Robert McCormick who served with the First Division in WW I.
Outside the museum are several tanks from WW I to present.
A self guided tour takes you from the trenches of WW I to the rice paddies of Vietnam.
We spent too much time and were not able to visit the second half of the museum showing the present and future of the first division.

6. Lilacia Park

150 S. Park Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 121 reviews

Lilacia Park

Reviewed By caddy1071

Lilacs and Lombard have been going together for many, many years. Colonel William R. Plum had his Lilac garden and bequeathed it to Lombard after his passing in 1927. Check out the various events that are scheduled at this hometown favorite.

7. Escape Story

4745 Main St, Suite 201, Lisle, IL 60532-1754 +1 630-800-5110
Excellent
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5 based on 27 reviews

Escape Story

Use your brain and try to escape our Sherlock Holmes and Area 51 themed rooms before time runs out .

Reviewed By tGoNosh - Richmond, Virginia

Most do experience. We did Sherlock Holmes and found it to be a very well planed and structured experience. We complete (34% success rate) with three minutes to spare. Clues really made you think and could easily be missed if you don't think outside the box. Great fun and a must do.

8. Alter Brewing Company

2300 Wisconsin Ave Ste 213, Downers Grove, IL 60515-2234 +1 630-541-9558
Excellent
64%
Good
36%
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Alter Brewing Company

First opened on December 18th, 2015, the Alter taproom is a striking and roomy modern-industrial space. You will be greeted by pipe-legged wooden tables and bright orange chairs that will enhance your experience of the delicious beer we have created just for you. Bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening with us soon!

Reviewed By Kt3re - Cayey, Puerto Rico

Had a really nice time here. The beer is really good, they also have some snacks (cheese, breadsticks) and the ambiance is really good. You can only have a few beers, since it's their policy, but nonetheless we had a nice time.We're really glad you had a nice visit to our taproom. Thank you for sharing your experience. Cheers!

9. Dupage Children's Museum

301 N Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540-4537 +1 630-637-8000
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Dupage Children's Museum

Reviewed By C0lley - Chicago, Illinois

Great place for families with small children. Be prepared - it is very noisy and chaotic but with many, many hands-on activities. Very clean and well maintained with great staff. A nice afternoon activity.

10. Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189-3353 +1 630-668-5161
Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 487 reviews

Cantigny Park

Welcome to Cantigny!Discover a world of beauty, learning and fun just around the corner! Cantigny was Colonel Robert R. McCormick’s gift to the community and all 500 acres are yours to enjoy. Plan your visit today!

Reviewed By cwillini - New Lenox, Illinois

My wife and I decided to visit this place because it had some gardens to see and we hadn't been there in awhile. Also it was somewhere to go on a sunny day. The only problem was there was a lot of construction going on at the place, but it was still worth visiting. They have this 1st Division Museum on the property that was just recently opened and it was an interesting place to see. If you go there, you need to see the museum. We saw some humming birds and some beautiful gardens.

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