Top 10 Things to do in Palos Heights, United States

October 15, 2017 Misti Hsu

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

1. Lake Katherine Nature Center

7402 Lake Katherine Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463-1054 +1 708-361-1873
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 119 reviews

Lake Katherine Nature Center

Reviewed By EJJourney

Lake Katherine is a botanical garden in Palos Heights, right off Rt 83 near 76th that includes woodlands, prairie, wetlands, and formal gardens. There is a nature center that is fun to check out, a mile loop walking trail around a ten acres lake. I rented kayaks for 2, single but they also have canoes, and double kayaks for rent. There are workers who give you life jacket, brief kayaking tips, and help you get in/out of the water. No escorted. Calm waters. We saw heron, geese, ducks, turtles, and fish. Very pleasant. I reserved ahead (very easy with phone call) and was glad.. Some people came in as we were there and asked about renting a kayak... No luck, they were all booked up. The nature center closes @4, so that is the latest you can kayak. Free parking. You can bring a picnic lunch if you want. Beautiful grounds. They also rent out for events.
Tomorrow is the Butterfly Festival. Lots of things to do check out the web site. Kid friendly. Bathrooms on site.

2. Moraine Valley Community College - Fine and Performing Arts Center

9000 W College Pkwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465-2478 +1 708-974-5500
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Moraine Valley Community College - Fine and Performing Arts Center

The Fine and Performing Arts Center offers an array of music, dance, theater, and art for all ages. Home to the Dorothy Menker Theater, the John and Angeline Oremus Theater, and the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, the center opened its doors in 1994. The center prides itself as a showcase for performances, a catalyst for budding artists to practice their art, a center for academic preparation for two-year degrees and transfer programs, and a resource for all who love the arts and want to learn more. The mission of the Fine and Performing Arts center, through its public presentations of dance, music, theater and the visual arts, is to enrich the members of the college community by providing opportunities for people of all ages to experience and grow through the arts.

Reviewed By Palosgirl_10 - Palos Heights, IL

We are so lucky to have this beautiful entertainment center just a few miles away. The center features 2 theaters, one large enough to hold concerts, choral groups and top entertainers. There is plenty of parking (free) and they usually have light refreshments (coffee, sweets, etc) available for sale. The Art Gallery is usually open before and during the intermission.

3. Swallow Cliff Stairs

11918 S. LaGrange Road, off Route 45, Palos Park, IL +1 773-792-0149
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 9 reviews

Swallow Cliff Stairs

Reviewed By carole c - Groton, Connecticut

Built in 1930 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the 125 limestone stairs brings one to the 800 acre preserve full of trails, waters and wildlife. Be sure to pause near the railing at the top to view Chicago's skyline. The Boy Scouts installed a ring "counting" system for those that want to track their rd trip jaunts on the stairs. My daughter told me that some still prefer the stacking of stones on the ledge for their count. A concession bldg. on the ground level offers food, beverages as well as a warming area and restrooms. The phone number for the concessions is 800-870-3666; it appears to be seasonal. The stairs are not wheelchair accessible. Considerable parking but beware this tends to be a very popular attraction.

4. Chicago Ridge Mall

444 Chicago Ridge Mall, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415-2671 +1 708-499-0840
Excellent
21%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 28 reviews

Chicago Ridge Mall

Chicago Ridge Mall offers great shopping near Chicago at over 130 stores. In the mall and nearby Commons Shopping Center are restaurants and an AMC movie theater. Find Khol's department store, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores in the mall, just east of I-294 at 95th St.

Reviewed By Ted H

I once loved this mall because it had beautiful plants and fountains. Since they have low quality merchants, it is far from desirable. Yankee Candle and KB Toys are the only decent stores. Otherwise, find another mall if you want a decent variety.

5. 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.

6. Little Red Schoolhouse

9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs, IL 60480-1265 +1 708-839-6897
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Little Red Schoolhouse

Reviewed By Susan S - Brookfield, Illinois

Great place to take a hike and visit the new nature center. Live turtles, birds, owls, snakes and fish. Great area for kids to play and learn about nature.

7. 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%
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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.

8. Hollywood Park

5051 Cal Sag Rd, Crestwood, IL 60418-1458 +1 708-389-7275
Excellent
70%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Hollywood Park

Hollywood Park features year round fun for all ages! Go-Karts, Mini Golf, Indoor Bumper cars and more! Our game room has nearly 90 video, prize and ticket games for all ages. Try our homemade pizza, chicken wings and other delicious made to order items. Hollywood Park specializes in the BEST birthday parties, group outings, field trips, overnight lock-ins, company parties, graduations and more!

Reviewed By bizzee1 - Chicago, Illinois

Took 8 and 5 year old grand daughters for a day out. We went on the bumper cars, miniature golf and go karts. So much fun! There were a lot of arcade games and nice prizes that could be won. Unfortunately, there were a LOT of children there from various summer camp programs in the city so it was pretty crowded. We got there about 11:00 (they open at 10:00) and we were able to do the things we did before the crowds begin to arrive.

Sandy is the lady that sold us our tickets and gave us directions. Her customer service skills were top notch. She made us feel valued by taking time to give us useful advise and even walked us through the park.

I will definitely go again and take my 15 year old grand daughter. I will also recommend to my friends, with children and those without. There is something to do for every age range. The fees were reasonable $7 for go carts, $3 for the rock climbing wall and $3 for bumper cars.

While there was food sold, we didn't get any so I can't comment on that.

9. Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

5100 Museum Dr, Oak Lawn, IL 60453-7005 +1 708-423-6709
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn's mission is to positively impact a child's potential in life through play-based education. Every program and every exhibit at the Children's Museum is created with the Common Core standards (formerly the Illinois Learning Standards) at their core. These are the same standards that the Illinois Board of Education requires local school districts to use.

Reviewed By judyn44 - illinois

There is plenty for the kids to do here..very creative and imaginative play areas. Something for everybody.We loved it but felt it was a bit pricey. Also, you can avoid a parking fee by going to the top of the parking garage. There should be a sign to tell you that as there are few parking places available in front of the Museum.

10. Bremen Grove Dog Park

159th and Oak Park Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60477 +1 800-870-3666
Excellent
100%
Good
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5 based on 7 reviews

Bremen Grove Dog Park

Reviewed By TwinBritts - Oak Lawn, Illinois

After participating in the online contest to try and win Oak Forest a new dog park - what a surprise to find we came in 2nd place (still a great prize was awarded for 2nd!) I've since joined with my two brittany spaniels and they absolutely love the ungroomed areas and very large space they can explore. I like that it IS groomed in many areas so I can walk out an keep an eye on them while getting exercise for myself. I love this dog park.

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