Top 10 Things to do in Oakbrook Terrace, United States

February 12, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Oakbrook Terrace is a city in DuPage County, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 2,134, which was estimated to have increased to 2,155 by July 2012. It is the smallest town in DuPage County, in terms of area and population.
Restaurants in Oakbrook Terrace

1. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3351 +1 630-833-1616
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4.5 based on 101 reviews

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Our Museum is dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stone. We house a world class collection of jade and hard-stone cravings along with an interactive Rock and Mineral exhibit that is great for all ages!

Reviewed By GrandmaLChicagoArea - Chicago Area

Went with a family member to this museum. The top level has many priceless and rare jade carvings. Also quartz and gem stones were displayed. Everything was interesting and beautiful. Lower level had videos to watch and educational displays such as where crystals and fossils are found and how they are formed. Also a very well thought out gift shop is downstairs too. Only small annoyance is my family member did not like the kind of elevator they had, it had glass type walls and was very slow. Other than that it was great.

2. Morton Arboretum

4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1293 +1 630-968-0074
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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.

3. Drury Lane Theatre

100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-4615 +1 630-530-8300
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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. Mount Carmel Cemetery

1400 S Wolf Rd, Hillside, IL 60162-2105 +1 708-449-8300
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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.

5. Lilacia Park

150 S. Park Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148
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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.

6. Tivoli Theatre Downers Grove

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

7. Oakbrook Center

100 Oakbrook Ctr, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1838 +1 630-573-0700
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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!!

8. DOA Room Escape

717 N Iowa Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181-1510 +1 630-387-9099
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5 based on 27 reviews

DOA Room Escape

Reviewed By Sue_Micheal - Chicago, Illinois

We booked The Garage with Groupon. After doing 2 previous escape rooms, I thought we would have s chance however I underestimated the power of 5 excited girls! Even though we didn't escape the games master was great and really helpful to the girls. They...MoreYou're welcome Sue! We love that the girls had so much fun!

9. Graue Mill & Museum

3800 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523-2738 +1 630-655-2090
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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. Yorktown Center

203 Yorktown Shopping Ctr, Highland Avenue & Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148-5555 +1 630-629-7330
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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.

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