Top 10 Things to do in South Barrington, United States

November 1, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

South Barrington is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, south of Barrington. The population was 4,565 at the 2010 census. South Barrington is a wealthy suburb of Chicago and the location of the famous megachurch Willow Creek Community Church. The Arboretum of South Barrington is a lifestyle center (shopping center) located within the village limits.
Restaurants in South Barrington

1. Arlington Park

2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1004 +1 847-385-7500
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 447 reviews

Arlington Park

Described as "the most beautiful track in America", Arlington began Thoroughbred racing on October 13, 1927, when more than 20,000 fans braved the cold weather to celebrate the event in high style. Since then, Arlington International has become a social destination and perfect summer hangout to watch and wager on the amazing sport of Thoroughbred horse racing! Arlington offers beautiful venues for everything from corporate outings to reunions to weddings, and it's the ideal spot for groups of friends to catch-up, watch the ponies and meet new people. From Miller Lite Party in the Park on Friday, to Miller Lite Horses & Hops on Saturdays, to Sunday Family Days presented by Daily Herald and Lipton Iced Tea, it's always a great time!

Reviewed By JordanS8 - Sarasota, Florida

It seems like there aren’t many tracks left in the country. This is one of the classics. Totally destroyed and rebuilt, and now their racing season is a festive highlight of summer capped off by the Arlington Million. It has excellent banquet facilities, a beautiful clubhouse and great food.

2. Santa's Village Azoosment Park

601 Dundee Ave, corner of Rt. 72 and Rt. 25, East Dundee, IL 60118-3060 +1 847-426-6751
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 194 reviews

Santa's Village Azoosment Park

Celebrating Family Fun! Santa's Village AZoosment Park offers kiddie and family thrill rides, a barn and petting zoo, domestic and exotic animals, live shows, games, shops, and restaurants Open May through October. One admission price includes all activities - rides, shows, animal encounters and attractions! Free Parking. Santa's Village AZoosment Park is conveniently located in East Dundee, IL minutes from I-90. Great for Group Outings, Family Reunions and Birthday Parties! Season is May- October

Reviewed By mkernus - Chicago, Illinois

We had a blast with our 7 and 4 year old grandchildren. They loved having so many rides to choose from and we enjoyed the all rides included admission price. The park was immaculate and the rides are in pristine condition. Most rides are nostalgic and from other kiddie parks which makes it very nostalgic. My husband and I commented several times at how nice the park looked (lovely summer plantings, koy pond and all the buildings were freshly painted.
One of the many highlights of the day was getting to visit Santa Claus. He has his own beautifully decorated summer house and each family has a private visit with him. Santa was so sweet with our grandchildren.
Thank you to the owners of Santa Village for restoring this park and making it a magical place. I would say this might be the top kiddie amusement park in the U.S.

3. Busse Woods Trail System

N Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 +1 708-366-9420
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Busse Woods Trail System

Reviewed By comfortnurse - Ohio

The greater Chicago area has many "Forest Preserves." This one is readily accessible to highways and major roads and on a rainy, dreary, November day was a great spot of fall foliage. The drive through the park passes several parking lots and rest areas. There were picnic tables throughout. What a resource for people nearby. We would come back if in the area again.

4. Lynfred Winery

15 S Roselle Rd, Roselle, IL 60172-2043 +1 630-529-9463
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Lynfred Winery

Reviewed By CharlieV2011 - Chicago, Illinois

I absolutely love this quaint winery and the wine selection, especially the fruit wine. The winery in Roselle is small and quaint and offers wine tasting at a great price. The fruit wines are the best, especially the blueberry and strawberry. As of recently, their wines are sold at a department store in Chicago, and I couldn’t be happier. Great wines, nice history, and great gifts available!

5. Spring Valley

1111 E Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194-3648 +1 847-985-2100
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 93 reviews

Spring Valley

Reviewed By georgerE9770EQ - Schaumburg, Illinois

We love the 135 acres of fields,forests, marshes and streams right off Schaumburg, Road in the Village itself. Also the fact that this is the way the area was 100 years ago in this area. There are 3 miles of paths ( all handicapped accessible) and flowers of all kinds. In addition for the children, there is the Bison's Bluff Nature Playground that is always filled with kids having a great time in a nature set up.
There is a Nature Center, a Heritage Farm, and an old Log Cabin to explore and learn what was going on 100 years ago when this was a small German Village. In addition 4 times during the year there are special "Highlights" available. And all year there are things going on at the Nature Center and the Heritage Farm.
Hours vary during the year, but normally 8 to 8 in the Summer Season and 8 to 5 in the Winter Season; and the whole thing is FREE!
We love to come for a walk, and the Grand kids love to walk, see,learn and play at the Playground!! This is an Attraction Not to be Missed!

6. 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.

7. iPic Theater

100 W Higgins Rd, (The Arboretum Shopping Center), South Barrington, IL 60010-9408 +1 224-293-1001
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

iPic Theater

iPic presents our guests with a unique movie experience where they can relax and escape with great comfort, hospitality and amenities.

Reviewed By FrankFern - Chicago, Illinois

We visit IPIC Theater about twice a month, its the only place we like to see movies at! The premium plus seats are incredibly comfortable and they come with a pillow and blanket. Plus with push button food service you are always spoiled!

8. Sears Centre Arena

5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192-3720 +1 847-649-2222
Excellent
50%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Sears Centre Arena

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

I already have submitted a review on Sears Centre Arena. It has been published. Why did TripAdvisor place this subject on my website again? They don't bother to explain their mistakes or oversights. They do a lot of dumb things. This is just one of them. But, for the record, Sears Centre Arena has became a popular venue for high school basketball in Illinois, a site for sectional and supersectional competition. The students and players love it because it is much larger that a high school gym and offers a big-time feeling, like playing in United Center or Madison Square Garden. And there is plenty of parking. The facility is very convenient, located just off the I-290 expressway in Hoffman Estates.

9. Gail Borden Public Library

270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120-5596 +1 847-742-2411
Excellent
95%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 106 reviews

Gail Borden Public Library

Reviewed By SandiMcClure - Elgin, Illinois

When I first saw the Gail Borden Public Library I was so impressed with the building. And the location near the Fox River adds to its beauty. The amenities offered by this library to the community are extensive. Of course you can check out books, but they also offer classes on how to use various types of computers, they offer educational programs and hold community meetings there. It is a resource of unlimited information. Elgin is so fortunate to have such an amazing library.

10. Deer Grove Forest Preserve

North Quentin Road, Palatine, IL
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 36 reviews

Deer Grove Forest Preserve

Reviewed By nmayer16

Beautiful area, a lot of nature to see. I went here with my boyfriend and 2 other couples. Very calm and peaceful. Nice for a Sunday afternoon.

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