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

August 6, 2017 Velvet Champine

Wheeling is a village in Cook and Lake counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. A suburb of Chicago, it is primarily in Cook County. The population was 37,648 at the 2010 census. Wheeling is named for Wheeling, WV.
Restaurants in Wheeling

1. Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022-1169 +1 847-835-5440
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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5 based on 995 reviews

Chicago Botanic Garden

Just a short trip from Chicago, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre complex of flora, footbridges and waterways.

Reviewed By nimi111 - Pune, India

Loved it, just loved it! It huge, beautiful, clean, well maintained and informative. The kind of flowers and trees we saw there we amazing! And the walk in the garden is so peaceful, air is so fresh, you just want to stay there!
Must visit place

2. 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.

3. Kohl Children's Museum

2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026-8074 +1 847-832-6600
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 176 reviews

Kohl Children's Museum

A bright and friendly place for children of all ages, featuring a life-sized train car and a water room.

Reviewed By Bjshanks

My 8 year old was bored with this museum but my 6 year old stayed busy. But both got bored after about 2 hours. All staff very interacting and interested in ensuring the kids were being entertained. Very crowded when I went. I don't know if we will be back though. But if my children were under 5 I think I would return.

4. Long Grove Confectionery Co.

333 Lexington Dr, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-6934 +1 847-459-0269
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
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Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Long Grove Confectionery Co.

Reviewed By illinois travelere

I have been shopping here FOREVER.
The Long Grove Confectionery Outlet offers great product; wonderful prices; samples to try before you buy; and really helpful, friendly sales people.
It's always a good idea to stop by after a holiday for the markdowns.
They are justifiably famous for their seasonal specialities -- molded chocolates, chocolate-covered strawberries, and hand-dipped caramel apples.

5. Marriott Theatre

10 Marriott Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069-3700 +1 847-634-0200
Excellent
74%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Marriott Theatre

Reviewed By Jhjani

Went with a bus group of theatre students to see Newsies at the Marriott Lincolnshire. The production was fast-paced and exciting to watch. The actors are so close and constantly moving around so everyone in the theatre could see them. The singing and dancing were very well done. Scene changes were quick as actors moved set pieces up and down the aisle. Looking forward to attending another production here, as it’s easy to get to and parking is free.

6. Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area

21950 N Riverwoods Rd, Riverwoods, IL 60015-1603 +1 847-968-3321
Excellent
73%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area

Reviewed By illinois travelere

We saw quite a few families enjoying the many activities at Ryerson....especially all the gorgeous fall photo ops!

Today the resident screech owl was meeting and greeting in the Welcome Center, Because of an eye injury, she cannot survive in the wild, so she lives at Ryerson. Her protective coloration is striking -- and watching her turn her head 270 degrees is fascinating. Owls have fixed eye sockets, so since they can't move their eyes, they have to turn their heads, Exorcist-style.

Another great activity was to get a free container of food (limit one per family per visit) at the Center to feed the chickens and sheep.

It was a perfect day to hike the leaf-covered trails to the Des Plaines river.

7. River Trail Nature Center

3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062-7122 +1 847-824-8360
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

River Trail Nature Center

Reviewed By Docdsny - Niles, Illinois

Always a favorite place to unwind. They have some cool animals and some wonderful trails for walking. Situate long the bank of the Des Plaines river you can sit,watch and listen to the many birds. They usually have some great programs. Good to take your kids or scouts to teach them about nature. I think they still have their maple syrup fest where you can sample syrup from their own trees. If you are driving nearby this is a good place to unwind. Watch for the deer for a special treat or listen for the owls.

8. AMC Randhurst 12

200 Randhurst Village Dr, Randhurst Mall, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-1297 +1 847-590-1766
Excellent
50%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
Terrible
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4 based on 21 reviews

AMC Randhurst 12

Reviewed By Allen21096 - Chicago, Illinois

I'm not sure why we didn't really think of it, but we decided to go to the theater on the day that "Boss Baby" opened. Even though we were taking two of my grandkids who were on spring break, I completely zoned out about the fact that other kids were out. It was crowded. The staff was efficient. The food (popcorn & pop) were good. The prices are a little high, but you can soften the blow if you are an AMC Stubs member. The movie was funny and the kids - all four, ranging from 19 months to 10 years, all loved it.

9. Regal Cinemas Lincolnshire Stadium 21 & IMAX

300 Parkway Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4336 +1 847-215-2803
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 89 reviews

Regal Cinemas Lincolnshire Stadium 21 & IMAX

Reviewed By illinois travelere

Such comfortable reclining seats.....I worried that I would fall asleep and miss the movie. Fortunately, the film was quite engaging, so I was able to relax and watch without drifting off.

The parking lot remodeling is completed, and they were working on the landscaping when we visited today.
The remaining construction site will be apartment buildings.

You choose your seat(s) when you pay for it/them -- either in advance online or at the ticket window. The seating chart is easy to understand....and there really aren't any bad seats....especially in a theater with a curved screen.

Typically, there 7 or 8 rows, front to back, and 14 or so seats across. (There are larger and smaller theaters as well.)

And if you love the popcorn, there is now a microwave version available.

10. Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1404 +1 847-577-2121
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is a live entertainment and arts education facility located in downtown Arlington Heights, Ill. and has quickly become one of Chicagoland’s leading venues for quality programming. The complex is home to a 350 seat theater. Metropolis offers a diverse array of Chicago’s most talented performers and performance troupes, as well as national acts spanning virtually all performance genres – all under one roof.

Reviewed By warmthoughts - chicago

Metropolis is a great little theater in Arlington Hts. They offer such a variety of experiences, music, comedy, and of course plays. Through the years I've attended many of these shows and have never been disappointed. There are no bad seats and only great entertainment. There is something for everyone and at a reasonable price.

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