The 10 Best Things to Do in Western Springs, United States

November 6, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Western Springs is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, United States and is a suburb of Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 12,975. It is twinned with Rugeley, United Kingdom.
Restaurants in Western Springs

1. Brookfield Zoo

8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064 +1 708-688-8000
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Brookfield Zoo

216-acre Zoo With Over 400 Species Of Animals.

Reviewed By David I - Oswego, Illinois

I have been to many zoos, but Brookfield never disappoints. I would highly recommend their membership if you live nearby. There is a lot to see so the family has a lot of places to go. I used to have the membership when I lived in Chicago and would just go there to walk around with my daughter. The zoo is educational and relaxing. After leaving the zoo, your kids will be ready for a nap. There is a lot of fun to be had at the zoo!!!

2. Drury Lane Theatre

100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-4615 +1 630-530-8300
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

Drury Lane Theatre

Reviewed By Mamaw58 - Lombard, Illinois

There is still time to attend a performance of Joseph at Drury Lane. Just absolutely loved the recreated version of Joseph! We were not disappointed, but we were disappointed to see many empty seats in the audience at the normally busy 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. By all means all the people that stayed home and decided not to attend this production sometimes it is good to step out of the norm and enjoy an updated modern version for 2018!
We have been enjoying plays at Drury Lane since the early 80s and we are just blessed to have this magnificent theatre in DuPage County that continues to thrive!

3. Mount Carmel Cemetery

1400 S Wolf Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-2105 +1 708-449-8300
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Mount Carmel Cemetery

Reviewed By John A - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

I wasn't aware Cemeteries were on Tripadvisor's list of places to visit until it popped up after I reviewed a nearby restaurant. Despite the fact that my wife has family members buried here and whenever we are in Chicago we make it a point to visit, it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places just to reflect on your life. Very peaceful and calming. I enjoy driving around just to look at the artistic designed tombstones and Mausoleums.

4. Tivoli Theatre Downers Grove

5021 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515-3626 +1 630-968-0219
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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!!

5. Oakbrook Center

100 Oakbrook Ctr, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1838 +1 630-573-0700
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Oakbrook Center

Reviewed By sandra n - Lemont, Illinois

Oak Brook Mall is the best mall in Chicago's western suburbs and also one of the best in the Chicagoland area. Without a doubt, this is the place for all the best quality shops around and is a very successful mall. It is an open air outside mall. That's the only thing I don't like in the colder months, but in the nicer weather, it is great! This is the place to find quality and the service is usually consistently very good in most of the stores. Check it out!!

6. BuckleDown Brewing

8700 47th St, Lyons, IL 60534-1626 +1 708-777-1842
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 18 reviews

BuckleDown Brewing

Reviewed By angmitchell - Grand Rapids

My husband and I have a hobby of visiting craft breweries when traveling. Recently, we were in the greater Chicago area and found this one. There was a good amount of people there in the middle of the afternoon. We ordered a flight and brought home a growler. The atmosphere was fun and people were friendly. Well worth the stop.

7. Just Escape Room

512 W Burlington Ave, Suite 204, La Grange, IL 60525-2221 +1 708-304-0007
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 21 reviews

Just Escape Room

The door clicks. Sixty minutes are on the clock. Can your team work together, solve the clues, reveal the secrets and find a way out.

Reviewed By lisakrych

YES YES YES! If you are looking for a fun escape room, with a great staff, and reasonably priced?!? Look no more, you found it! I love this place, my only complaint is we finished all of their rooms and have no more to do....MoreWorking this weekend on the new room design. Reviews like this keep us energized to get the new room up as soon as possible. THANK YOU!

8. Galloping Ghost

9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513-1819 +1 708-485-4700
Excellent
71%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Galloping Ghost

Reviewed By Kevin M

Found this place by chance, Now I will make the 2.5 hour drive multiple times a year from now on. Wow this place has everything you can remember and more games that you have never seen. I only saw 2 machines turned off and 1 or 2 I played had slight issues with joysticks But the other 600 machine ran flawlessly. I arrived when they opened at 11 am and just like that it was 6 pm and time to leave. Food is close by (next door and across the street) located in a nice area. I even scored an autograph from John Lee, Qbert Creator. I cant wait to come back

9. Graue Mill & Museum

3800 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523-2738 +1 630-655-2090
Excellent
52%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Graue Mill & Museum

Reviewed By Suero20 - Frankfort, Illinois

When I first started teaching, we went on field trips to the mill every year. However, our numbers became high and they could no longer accommodate such a large group. Definitely take your kids here, there is so much history and it is such an intimate setting. The bottom floor where you see the inner workings of the gristmill is a documented stop on the underground railroad. Powerful pictures are hung on the walls and the mill's significance as this spot is explained. The floor above is the charming shop and where the kids get to see the corn ground into grist. All the kids love this floor, especially because they can get a souvenir! Pick up a bag of the ground corn meal and make cornbread together! Above that is a floor devoted to machinery and above that is a floor with toys and a child's bedroom and lots of hands on things for the kids to see and touch. It's a great day especially in the Fall!

10. Acquisitions of Fine Art

10 E Hinsdale Ave, Hinsdale, IL 60521-4100 +1 630-908-7227
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Acquisitions of Fine Art

Welcome to our gallery in downtown Hinsdale. We're conveniently located directly across from the Metra train station. Over time, we've had the pleasure of assisting our clients in acquiring valuable collections of fine art composed of original paintings, bronze sculptures, original etchings, signed lithographs, glass and more.

Reviewed By ChrisH123123 - Chicago, Illinois

In your hectic day take a moment to enjoy the art. You don't feel pressured to buy in fact I discussed a couple of pieces to sell.
You will never be intimidated discussing the art at the gallery. They were very educational and enjoyed the discussion also

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