The 10 Best Things to Do in New Lenox, United States

December 14, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

New Lenox in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in New Lenox with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in New Lenox

1. Gaylord Building Historic Site

200 W 8th St, Lockport, IL 60441-2878 +1 815-838-9400
Excellent
38%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Gaylord Building Historic Site

The Gaylord Building played a vital role in one of the great enterprises of the 19th century: the Illinois & Michigan Canal. A landmark since 1838, its many tenants and uses exemplify the canal’s commercial success as the key to mastery of the American mid-continent. This handsome limestone warehouse originally stored canal construction materials and later housed a variety of commercial ventures. Today it serves as a national example of adaptive re-use and is a gateway to the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. Visitors will discover in the exhibition galleries the unique heritage of the site and the corridor. The Gaylord Building is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

The Gaylord Building, which was built in 1838 in what is now known as Lockport's historical district, played a pivotal role in the construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is listed among the 29 Historic Sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Constructed of yellow limestone, it had an Italianate three-story addition added in 1959. Located at 200 West 8th Street, it stands by the I&M Canal, which began in 1836 and was completed in 1848 and spans 96 miles. It was the last link in a waterway connecting the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico via New Orleans and the Atlantic Ocean via New York City. Lockport is situated about 1/3 of the way from the starting point in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood on the Chicago River and the end point at La Salle on the Illinois River. Hence, it was a natural location for canal planning, staging and warehousing operations. In fact, the I&M canal headquarters were in Lockport. Today, the Gaylord Building is a hub of canal exhibits, tours and programs. The canal trail runs past the building along the old canal towpath. In addition, the Public Landing restaurant is a popular gathering spot for locals and tourists. History buffs also will be interested to walk south of the Gaylord Building, to the west end of West 8th Street, behind the Will County Historical Society's building, across the railroad tracks, to one of the newest historical attractions in the state. It is the Lincoln Landing, dedicated in 2009, a memorial park that pays tribute to the spot where a young Abraham Lincoln once beached a flatboat. In Illinois, it seems, the hand of Lincoln is everywhere.

2. Rialto Square Theatre

15 E Van Buren St, Joliet, IL 60432-4211 +1 815-726-7171
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

Rialto Square Theatre

Reviewed By Lor018 - Morris, Illinois

Went to a couple of concerts in Feb. The Rialto remains a great place to attend a concert or probably anything. Beautiful setting, the performers express their high regards to the venue every time. It is good to see the recent good shows being scheduled here lately. We had a long drought there for awhile. Keep the good shows coming and people will attend. Everybody working there is friendly and helpful. Never a bad experience here.

3. Tribes Alehouse & Grill

11220 Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL 60448-8208 +1 815-464-0248
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Tribes Alehouse & Grill

Reviewed By micknewt - Flowery Branch, Georgia

Some of the best food I've ever had at a brewery/grill/bar setting. Reasonably priced meals with an extensive variety draft beers and food (Hint: don't go to the website first found when Googlng). Go to tribesalehouse.com then check out the food and beer selections. Overlook the fact that the Mokena location is in a strip mall. Don't believe the photo that Google pulls up, I have no idea where they got that pix. You won't be disappointed when you get inside. We went mid-afternoon on a Friday and it was busy but not overcrowded and we had fast and excellent service. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our meals and craft beers. I had the pan-seared Cajun mahi and it was very good and an excellent local IPA to drink. There were a couple of expensive food items. Maybe they are worth it but I don't know.

4. Marcus Theatres - Orland Park Cinema

16350 S La Grange Rd, Orland Park, IL 60467-5514 +1 708-873-1900
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Marcus Theatres - Orland Park Cinema

Reviewed By Michael F

Looking to take family to see a movie over Christmas holiday season? Marcus offers a great movie experience. Reclining chairs and full service bar and restaurant really amplify your experience. Great service and a great experience. Only advice, down load app and buy tickets in advance. As with all movie theaters walking up and buying tickets is a thing of the past.

5. Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm

13341 W 151st St, Homer Glen, IL 60491-6792 +1 708-301-3276
Excellent
94%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 198 reviews

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm

Bengtson Pumpkin Farm is the premier fall festival and Pumpkin Patch in the Chicagoland area. Established in 1980 the Bengtson family was selling their pumpkin crop to the public from the family farm. Over the past 37 years the farm has come to include one of a kind attractions that have families returning year after year. Our farm has food options that are most easily described as award winning, not your typical festival food. Unlike many other farms and festivals these days Bengtson's admission includes unlimited access to all the rides and activities. One low price for an entire day of fun. There are many options when it comes to pumpkin patches but Bengtson's is the only choice. Our farm is the highest rated and most reviewed farm you will find. The largest corn box play area anywhere, the all new Cow Spin Coaster, all paved walkways so even the newest members of the family can enjoy the farm from the stroller. Bengtson Pumpkin Farm is an experience like no other.

Reviewed By Albion11 - Chicago

This place is one stop if you have children and need pumpkins. They had carnival rides, food, music, hayrides, even pig races. My grandson loved this corn pit, its like a big sandbox only filling with corn kernels. He was doing cannonballs and snow angels. They could use more changing stations for babies, but it’s all outside so just wing it. On the way out we got some donuts, pumpkins and kettle corn. Fun for the whole family. Weekend are crowded, just a FYI.

6. Harrah's Joliet Casino

151 N Joliet St, Joliet, IL 60432-4018 +1 815-740-7800
Excellent
45%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 749 reviews

Harrah's Joliet Casino

In the heart of historic downtown Joliet, Harrah's Casino offers food and fun in the Chicagoland area! We have all your favorite Slot Machines and Table Games in an exciting yet relaxing atmosphere!

Reviewed By imnotthere1121 - Chicago, Illinois

Use to come here very frequently (twice a week) but have since stopped going when they are giving $5 comps and Hollywood is giving me $20. This really use to be my go to place, and I used to have really high regard for Harrahs....MoreThanks for the review. We have been adding new machines to the floor over the last few months and continue to plan to add more. We hope you find our selection better!

7. Joliet Area Historical Museum

204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL 60432-4007 +1 815-723-5201
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Reviewed By NannyKate29 - Temora, Australia

Love this little museum. Very friendly volunteers who are keen to tell you whatever you want to know. Easy to get around. Price is great value

8. Post Game Pub & Sedona Grille

9630 Willow Ln, Mokena, IL 60448 +1 708-479-1302
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Post Game Pub & Sedona Grille

Reviewed By Coconut_Monkey - Mokena, Illinois

This bar is a nice neighborhood bar to sop in and visit with friends. The food is good, but not a great menu. The bar itself is dark and has a lot of locals who visit.

9. Crisis Rooms

20861 S La Grange Rd, Frankfort, IL 60423-1379 +1 815-534-1256
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 11 reviews

Crisis Rooms

Reviewed By Lanzen - Elkhart, Indiana

My husband surprised me with an afternoon at Crisis Rooms for my birthday in September 2017. We had never been and had no idea what to expect.

The check in was really smooth and organized, with an electronic waiver and a few videos to watch. We were excited!

Our first room was Infected, which was really challenging! We didn't realize there were different levels of challenge on the rooms, and infected was in the middle. Also, it was just him and I alone....I think having more minds working together may have helped.

We did Apartment 10b for a second room, which had another couple booked with us. We enjoyed this one more simply because 1. We now knew what to expect and how the game worked, and 2. We had two extra minds. We made it right to the end, but ultimately lost.

The rooms are REALLY well thought out and put together. The clever mindset it took to put this all together is really amazing. The clues and the puzzles really make you think outside the box, which is so much fun!

This is really one of the neatest adult experiences that I've ever done and we will definitely return to try out different rooms!

I recommend doing more than one room if it is your first time. You get good on the second one!

10. Chicagoland Speedway

500 Speedway Blvd, Joliet, IL 60433-9643 +1 815-722-5500
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Chicagoland Speedway

Reviewed By Edward H - Chicago, Illinois

Another enjoyable Nascar race at Chicagoland Speedway(Rt. 66 Raceway) The weather was beautiful for the First chase race in 2017. Had the best seat in the house. Sat on the pit wall right next to the pace car. See pic of Skittles car(Kyle Busch) #18
In the end pit.

Too much fun!

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