What to do and see in Oswego, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 10, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Oswego /ɒsˈwiːɡoʊ/ is a village in Kendall County, Illinois, United States. The village population, according to the 2010 census, is 30,355. Its population has more than doubled since the 2000 census count of 13,326. With that growth, Oswego is the largest municipality located completely within Kendall County.
Restaurants in Oswego

1. Hudson Crossing Park

65 N. Harrison St., Oswego, IL
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Hudson Crossing Park

Reviewed By KB C

Whenever there isn't an event (though those are fun), the park is a calm and shady respite on the Fox River. Let the kids run around the park, and enjoy the scenery.

2. Paramount Theatre

23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506-4128 +1 630-896-7676
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 343 reviews

Paramount Theatre

Reviewed By Mamaw58 - Lombard, Illinois

We were entertained recently at the performance of Cabaret and recommend seeing this production! As usual, we are never disappointed with any of the Paramount productions and again, this is a superb performance!
It is arranged for Adults and is not age appropriate for young children! Thank you Paramount for this entertaining show of Cabaret!
One of the only disappointments at the theatre is the line for the women's rest room during the 15 minute intermission. Since a female dominated audience it is hard to get in the restroom, grab a refreshment at the bar, and back in your seat before the second half begins....
Hurrah the new theatre seats are arriving this coming summer 2018! They have served us all well over the 80 plus years!

3. Sugar Grove Family Fun Center

Route 47 and Jerico Road, Sugar Grove, IL
Excellent
33%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Sugar Grove Family Fun Center

Reviewed By Left-the-dog-at-home

The go carts were such fun! It was cool to get competitive as a family. We did 2 races and that was the end of our money. A very short outing! If you get a coupon, then it'd be a far better value and easier to justify.

4. Fox Valley Winery

5600 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL 60543-9169 +1 630-554-0404
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Fox Valley Winery

Reviewed By JerryHiggins55 - Allen, Texas

Great location right on the river. We did the 5 wine tasting for $20. I found some great choices and okay choices that provided the opportunity to select ones I liked. Great atmosphere in which to imbibe.

5. Blackberry Farm

100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora, IL 60506-8118 +1 630-892-1550
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Blackberry Farm

Reviewed By HeatherRaeOchoa - Aurora, Illinois, United States

We visited Blackberry Farms 3 times in July/August. Twice for their summer out door concerts on Thursday evenings and once for their Wine and Canvas.

We had an awesome time for each event.

The concerts are only $5 per person and it is BYOB (or Wine/Liquor) and Picnic/Snacks.

Wine and Canvas is only $19 per person and is also BYOB (or Wine/Liquor) and Picnic/Snacks.

They supply all materials needed. Paint, canvas, instruction and an apron!

It is such a pretty place and welcoming environment a great way to have an affordable date night, couples night out with friends and family, or just with an awesome group of friends/family.

I also saw a lot of people celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.

I will attend most of their concert events next year and would like to make it to at least 2 to 3 Wine and Canvas events a year!

6. Mind Trap Escape Rooms

299 Montgomery Rd, Montgomery, IL 60538-1653 +1 630-216-9609
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Mind Trap Escape Rooms

Locked in a room for 1 Hour with no way out, you must uncover clues, decipher riddles, and discover the keys to plot your Escape.

Reviewed By KB C

We did the Kidnapped room with 2 seniors, 2 teens and a married couple who were strangers to our group of 6. Everyone could contribute something to the varied puzzles and the divide and conquer approach was ideal. We almost solved it!

7. Oswego Public Library

32 Jefferson Street, Oswego, IL 60543 +1 630-978-1205
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Oswego Public Library

Reviewed By KB C

The Oswego Public Library (in Oswego and in Montgomery) has a fantastic collection of books and ebooks for all ages. If they don't have it, they can get it. The staff is incredibly helpful and the reading programs are creative and engaging for adults and children. There are study rooms and reading lounges as well.

8. Raging Waves Waterpark

4000 N Bridge St, Yorkville, IL 60560-4400 +1 630-882-6575
Excellent
38%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 227 reviews

Raging Waves Waterpark

Raging Waves is Illinois’ largest outdoor waterpark, located on more than 45 acres in Yorkville, Ill., 45 minutes west of the Chicago loop. Every summer, families visit this Aussie-themed, family-friendly waterpark, which features 20 water slides, a separate kiddie pool area, a wave pool, a lazy river, 24 private cabanas, and more. Open in 2008, Raging Waves was named by USA Today as a top summer destination.

Reviewed By jessica606 - Oswego, Illinois

The water is cold - but by mid day when it's warm it's fine. If you get there first thing in the morning, you can get through the majority of attractions before the bulk of the lines start. However - it will be colder in the morning, but most kids don't mind. You can bring sealed bottled water in the park - and pack a lunch for your car, or eat inside the park (hotdogs, pizza, etc...)

9. Prairie Point Splash Playground

4120 Plainfield Road, Oswego, IL 60543 +1 630-554-1010
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

The Prairie Point Splash Playground is the District's first splash pad. With 17 spray and play features, this park is sure to be a busy place all summer long, offering a refreshing reprieve on hot days. The Splash Pad is free to use. Be sure to bring your towel!

Reviewed By dpenn1982 - Yorkville, Illinois

This is a great place to take children! First it is free! I repeat FREE! There are a good amount of features in the splash pad and it is fenced in. There are some benches, a shaded area and bathrooms all in the fenced area. There is a playground about 100 yards from the splash pad. It is very clean and well maintained. The only down side is that it is concrete so don't run around like a maniac. We go here a few times a summer and my kid loves it!

10. Phillips Park Zoo

1000 Ray Moses Dr, Aurora, IL 60505-5786 +1 630-256-3860
Excellent
50%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Phillips Park Zoo

Reviewed By Jovita O - Aurora, Illinois

The mini zoo is free and open most of the year. The Sunken garden has beautiful foliage thus a favorite for pictorials. There are also monuments to honor fallen local soldiers. Mastodian gallery ia another quick tour you can do. Great place to stroll. My pet ❤️ coming here. FYI: Dogs are not allowed in the zoo area though .

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