The 10 Best Things to Do in Wauconda, United States

December 10, 2017 Diedre Savory

Wauconda (/ˌwɔːˈkɒndə/ or /wəˈkɒndə/) is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 13,603 at the 2010 census. It is the site of the Wauconda Bog Nature Preserve, a National Natural Landmark. Wauconda Community Unit School District 118 serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade who live in Wauconda and surrounding communities (Island Lake, Lakemoor, Volo, and unincorporated sections of McHenry County). Fremont School District 79 also serves students from communities from northern part of Wauconda.
Restaurants in Wauconda

1. Volo Auto Museum

27582 Volo Village Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9613 +1 815-385-3644
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 336 reviews

Volo Auto Museum

Reviewed By Dan B

I’ve literally been driving past the Volo Auto Museum my entire life without ever stopping in. Finally decided to take my two 10 year old boys over for a Saturday afternoon.

Never realized exactly how big the entire place is, there are multiple buildings full of different types of vehicles. A majority of the vehicles displayed are also available for purchase.

Going once is probably enough to say you’ve been there and seen it. Neat place.

2. Volo Bog State Natural Area

28478 W Brandenburg Rd, Ingleside, IL 60041-9314 +1 815-344-1294
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Reviewed By Karen75017 - Paris, France

We certainly intend to be outfitted correctly for our next visit to take the larger/longer tour! We ran into a fellow who knew the bog so very well and he took us all around and told us about it - what a chance!

3. Tighthead Brewing Company

161 N Archer Ave, Mundelein, IL 60060-2301 +1 847-970-9174
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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.

4. The Catlow Theater

116 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010-3010 +1 847-381-0777
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

The Catlow Theater

Reviewed By falca191 - Barrington, Illinois

Watch excellent movies in comfortable seats, among your friends and neighbors (who understand movie etiquette) ... on the cheap! Add Baloney's wonderful sandwiches next door and you have a very special experience. Simply the BEST.

5. Sideouts Bar & Eatery

4018 Roberts Rd, Island Lake, IL 60042-8504 +1 847-526-7174
Excellent
37%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
18%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 11 reviews

Sideouts Bar & Eatery

Reviewed By DLogsdon - Chicago, Illinois

I've been here a few times in my life. This is a great hangout for bar types, bowlers or volleyball aficionados. Indoors is loud and a not well mannered, adult atmosphere. Outside is hard to get a wait staff member to attend to you and subject to the elements. This will be the place I go only if it is the last place open in the area.

6. Lindy's Landing

115 Park St, Wauconda, IL 60084-1835 +1 847-526-9789
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Lindy's Landing

Reviewed By Missy_Robbins - Austin, tx

Indoor and outdoor dining and drinking, and a beach that children can play on while you eat. The open air beach bar has music on weekends, sometimes good enough that people crowd the dance floor. And the food is exceptionally good...try the bull bites or spicy shrimp for lunch. Also great kiddy menu.

7. Copper Fiddle Distillery

532 W Il Route 22 Ste 110, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2546
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Copper Fiddle Distillery

Reviewed By studebhawk - Woodstock, Maryland

Who knew?
A craft distillery tucked away in suburbia, the Copper Fiddle Distillery is well worth taking the time to discover. Even for a nonwhiskey drinking person like myself, I appreciate the level of devotion and craft that is evident here in the creation of a superb, high-quality product. From the American oak barrels to the craft cocktails at the bar, a quick look around Copper Fiddle Distillery will reveal a hidden gem in the middle of the suburbs.

8. Independence Grove Forest Preserve

16400 W Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048-5133 +1 847-968-3499
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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.

9. Moraine Hills State Park

1510 S River Rd, McHenry, IL 60051-9217 +1 815-385-1624
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Moraine Hills State Park

Reviewed By sjpIllinois - Illinois

We try to go walk here as often as possible. There is a good variety of different paths, of different lengths, to walk or ride a bike. In the fall, the autumn colors are gorgeous. There are also a fishing lake, park headquarters building, and picnic areas.

10. Volo Antique Malls

27640 Volo Village Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9613 +1 815-344-6062
Excellent
56%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Volo Antique Malls

Reviewed By RadioRFD - Woodstock, Illinois

Yes, the auto museum is here too, but the antique mall is worth a few hours itself! If you are looking for something specific, you're likely to find it here. It's great for a bad-weather day, but don't go just to window shop because there's so much, you'll likely find something you'll want to buy. There are several levels, so it's not really stroller or wheelchair friendly though.

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