Top 10 Things to do in Glen Ellyn, United States

November 16, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

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

1. Morton Arboretum

4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293 +1 630-968-0074
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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. First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097 +1 630-668-5185
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

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.

3. 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!

4. Lilacia Park

150 S. Park Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

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.

5. Tivoli Theatre Downers Grove

5021 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515-3626 +1 630-968-0219
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
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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!!

6. Willowbrook Wildlife Center

525 S Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6900 +1 630-942-6200
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

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.

7. Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189-3353 +1 630-668-5161
Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

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.

8. Yorktown Center

203 Yorktown Shopping Ctr, Highland Avenue & Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148-5555 +1 630-629-7330
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Yorktown Center

Reviewed By ccalcf - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yorktown is a 2 storey mall with JCPenney, Von Maur & Carsons and shops like Bath and Bodyworks. Yankee Candle, Forever 21, Marshalls & homegoods, Victoria secrets, Famous Shoes, Aeropostale ...Sephora is inside JCP.
Food court with Panda Express , Sarku Japan, subway , aunty annie, Cinnabon, sbarro, outlets etc.

The mall has been renovated in some areas. it's good for raining days as it's mostly indoor compared to Oakbrook.

9. Cosley Zoo

1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-3425 +1 630-665-5534
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Cosley Zoo

Reviewed By GiseppeGord

An attractive small zoo perfect for all ages. Parking may be an issue on busy days. Free admission. A pleasant assortment of animals that will delight all. Animals are well cared for. There is also a gift shop. A comfortable spot for a two hour respite from life's rush.

10. Noon Whistle Brewing Company

800 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4735 +1 630-376-6895
Excellent
61%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Noon Whistle Brewing Company

Reviewed By gizmogaga - Chicago, Illinois

This place has quality beers. since the first time I came here (opening day) the quality and taste has only improved. they have a nice space with ample seating to enjoy some craft beers. there is also a small outdoor patio. staff is knowledgeable and friendly. my only complaint would be that on 2 occasions I have come for a beer release and they were only assisting the line for bottle / can sales with one ipad!!!! the line took forever and was moving quite slow for the amount of people waiting.

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