Quality Inn & Suites Elk Grove Village/O'Hare
100 Busse Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: (847) 593-8600
Fax: (847) 593-8607
A park that is bustling with people and events, the Lions Park, or Rainbow Falls as it is also called, is one of the numerous parks that dot the landscape of Elk Grove Village. Open from dawn to dusk, this park is spread over an area of 11.4 acres (4.61 hectares), and comprises a basketball court, a playground, a skating rink, and three baseball fields. Do see the website to know more about upcoming events and other details about this park.
Ned Brown Forest Preserve is a must visit for some family-friendly recreation. It is spread over 3700 acres (1500 hectares) and is one of the best-used natural preserves in the state of Illinois. Located within is the National Natural Landmark, Busse Woods. Named after the former mayor of Chicago, Fred A. Busse, it offers visitors with an array of leisure activities. Discover its flora and fauna, go fishing or elk spotting, enjoy a lakeside picnic or don't miss out on a bicycle ride along the 10.8-mile (17-kilometer) Busse Woods Trail.
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant is one in a chain of restaurants which has a winery within its premises. The restaurant serves a range of New American dishes and house-made wine. There is also a tasting room for wine and a store from which you can buy your favorite bottles.
In the heart of Elk Grove Village, surrounded by the town’s government building, lies the Village Park. This small strip of a park is a popular gathering point for the village residents, be it for just a walk, or to attend a community event. Among the events that have been hosted here are Art in the Park, the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Summer Concert Series. Call for further information on upcoming events.
Pioneer Park is an open green space open to the locals. It features paved walkways, playgrounds, sidewalks, tennis and basketball courts.
What do you get if you put three million LEGO bricks under one roof and throw in a whole lot of fun? If your answer is Legoland Discovery Center, then you're absolutely right! One of the main attractions of the center is the miniature models of major Chicago landmarks, all made from LEGO. It also has several fun rides, interesting workshops and something called a LEGO 4D Cinema.
One of the several parks that are managed by the Arlington Heights Park District, the Recreation Park is located in downtown Arlington Heights. One of the favorite parks among the locals, the Recreation Park has a ball field, tennis courts, picnic areas, walking paths, and a swimming pool. The park is also home to the oldest Community Center in the city, built in 1937. Call for more information.
A city located in the DuPage County of Illinois, Wood Dale is a charming community of more than 13,000 residents. Like most American towns and cities, the land that would later become Wood Dale once belonged to a Native American tribe, and was taken over by the State after Illinois received the status of a state in 1818. Today, Wood Dale is a humble city, being home to a vast acreage of open spaces, modest homes, and a vibrant and friendly community. See the website to know more.
Roosevelt University's Schaumburg Campus - Albert A. Robin Campus is spread across 27 acres (10.92 hectares). The beautiful campus has a magnificent entrance and houses 5 colleges catering to the fields of Arts, Science, Business and Management education programs.
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is a place with a wide selection of books and free WiFi to aid you with your research or project. The place also has a children's section and a play area for kids.
The past is, ironically, an essential part of a community’s present and future. It tells us how a particular community has sustained itself against trying times and how it has flourished in times of prosperity. The Arlington Heights Historical Society has preserved this past at the community’s Historical Museum. Comprising five buildings – Muller House, Log Cabin, Coach House, Banta House and the Soda Pop Factory Building – this museum houses artifacts and documents detailing the past of Arlington Heights. Tours are available at specific timings, so do see the website to plan your visit.
The Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary is a great addition to your Schaumburg itinerary. Sprawling over 135 acres (55 hectares), the verdant scenery of fields, forests, wetlands and ponds surround the historic Heritage Farm and Estate of pioneering settlers in the area. A great getaway for locals and tourists alike, it paints a picture of splendor and serenity while boasting beautiful flora and attracting exotic fauna. Follow a hiking trail, bring out your birdwatching binoculars, walk through fields, photograph flowers and pay a visit to the nature center, all for a plethora of experiences that guarantee a relaxing time.