Restaurants & Dining
Things to Do
Hotels & Motels
Transportation / Parking
History of Libertyville
2015 BMW Golf Championship
Libertyville Sports Complex
Religious Institutions / Organizations
You are here:
Things to Do
Area Attractions - Libertyville, IL
There are so many ways to enjoy the Spirit of Independence in and around Libertyville. Here are a few links to fun activities.
Adler Cultural Center - 1600 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville
David Adler Cultural Center
is formerly the home of David Adler, one of Chicago's great architects. The Cultural Center welcomes thousands of local and nearby residents to participate each week in art and music classes, folk and ethnic concerts, art exhibitions, special events, tours and programs for adults and children. Adler Cultural Center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday with free admission. Ph:(847) 367-0707.
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home - 25200 St Marys Rd, Lake County (Libertyville)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home
is located just south of the Village's borders and is operated by the Lake County Forest Preserve. A tour of the home and beautiful grounds gives an inside view of how this former governor and political figure lived and the setting in which he met other dignitaries. Self-guided tours are available daily, guided tours available per set schedule. Ph: (847) 968-3422.
Ansel B. Cook Victorian Home Museum - 413 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville
Ansel Cook House
is located in Cook Park in the heart of Libertyville and operated by the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society. This treasure is one of the most complete Victorian museums in Lake County. The home was built in 1876 and was bequeathed to the Village of Libertyville. Located in downtown Libertyville, the home is open on Sundays during the summer and on Sundays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm during December for a nominal fee.
Biking/Hiking Paths & Parks - Libertyville
With over 8 miles of
connecting into the larger Lake County system and over 500 acres of parks, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the out doors. View a
of the paths and parks, which includes a summary of available facilities. Libertyville's parks feature lakes, athletic fields, ice skating, flower gardens, picnic areas, sled hills and more.
Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
Chicago Botanic Garden
is an enchanting place with 23 unique gardens, sparkling lakes and discoveries around every corner. Climb up a waterfall garden, chug over to the Model Railroad Garden and enjoy exciting events and summer.
Cuneo Mansion & Gardens - Vernon Hills
is an historic mansion dating from 1914 nestled on 75 acres of vistas and formal gardens. The Italianate architecture is the work of architect Benjamin Marshall, who was commissioned by Samuel Insull to create a summer villa. Owned by the Cuneo family from 1937-1990 the museum is now operated for public tours by Loyola University. Tour groups are welcome. Ph: (847) 362-3042
Didier Farms - Prairie View
offers a Garden Center, homegrown vegetables, Pumpkinfest September - October 31, Pony rides, an animal zoo, a five-acre corn maze, and a petting zoo. Free special events on weekends.
Golf - Libertyville
Play a round of golf at the
Libertyville Golf Course
, a nine-hole course located at 870 Country Club Drive, call (847) 362-5733 for details. Practice your swing at the
Libertyville Sports Complex
, 1850 N Highway 45, call (847) 367-1506 for information. The whole family can have fun at
Aloha Falls Miniature Golf
, 1800 N Highway 45, (847) 549-3630.
Great Lakes Naval Museum - Great Lakes
Great Lakes Naval Museum
is a small military museum showing the history of Navy 'boot camp' training and of Naval Station Great Lakes. Open Fridays 1:00-4:00 pm, Sat./Sun. 7:00 am - 3:00 pm or by appointment. Due to changes in security procedures, individuals must be sponsored by a service member/dependent with an Armed Forces ID card. Free admission.
Historic Downtown Libertyville - Libertyville
With restored buildings dating back to the late 1800's when Libertyville was the county seat, downtown is a neat place to explore. Features include restaurants, a museum, movie theater, brewery, winery and many great shops. A
Independence Grove - Lake County (Libertyville)
Located adjacent to Libertyville on Peterson Road (Rt 137), and part of the
Lake County Forest Preserve
offers an array of outdoor activities, including fishing, boating, hiking trails, and a swimming beach.
Jelly Belly Center - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Free guided tours at the
Jelly Belly Center
. Discover the secrets of making Jelly Belly® jelly beans. Retail store open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, closed major holidays. Tours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Ph:(262) 947-3800
Lambs Farm - Green Oaks (Libertyville)
businesses include the Farmyard, Pet Shop, Country Inn Restaurant, Thrift Shop, and Country Store & Bakery, which benefit programs for people with developmental disabilities. Ph: (847) 362-4636
Libertyville Sports Complex - 1950 N Highway 45, Libertyville
(corner of Peterson Rd and Rte 45)
Libertyville Sports Complex
offers something for everyone in the family- climbing mountain, heated driving range, fitness center, indoor soccer, basketball, plus much more! The Libertyville Sports Complex is the perfect place to take your family for a day. Ph: (847) 367-1502
Marytown - 1600 W Park Ave, Libertyville
Home of the Conventual Franciscan Friars of
and National Shrine of Saint Maximilian Kolbe. Overnight retreat and conference center, and gift shop on site. Ph: (847) 367-7800.
Ravinia Music Festival - Highland Park
is the oldest outdoor music festival in North America and is lauded for presenting world-class music in an inviting, natural environment. The festival attracts over 600,000 listeners to some 120 to 150 events that span all genres including classical, chamber music, jazz, pop, world, music theater, dance and kids programming every summer from June-September. Events are hosted in an open-air pavilion that seats 3,200 plus lawn; the 450-seat Bennett " Gordon Hall; and the Martin Theatre, an 850-seat prairie-style building that stands as the only building from the park's original 1904 construction. Ph: (847) 266-5000
Richardson Corn Maze - Spring Grove
Richardson Corn Maze
-- Walking the trails to solve the maze is fun for all ages! Four mazes together make up the World's Largest Corn Maze. After the mazes, spend time in our beautiful, wooded picnic area, slide down the giant 50' slide, walk up to the top of a 50' tall observation tower or ride on the free pedal carts. Concessions and free wagon rides are available on weekends. It's extra fun at night solving the mazes by flashlight or moonlight. Reservations are suggested for groups wanting a campfire site.
Six Flags - Gurnee
Six Flags Great America
has thrills for kids of all ages with new live shows, nightly fireworks and the addition of the Operation SpyGirl Stunt Show and Wiggles World themed kids' area! The massive Hurricane Harbor water park provides wild and wet fun for the whole family, with 26 water slides, a massive wave pool, and Skull Island, the world's largest interactive water playground.
Tempel Lipizzans - Wadsworth
Farm features majestic white stallions that prance and dance as they perform a centuries-old tradition of classical dressage at Tempel Farms. When the summer performance season is over, guests can enjoy guided stable tours April through May and September through October. Performance line: (847) 623-7272. Private events and group sales: (847) 244-5330.
For over 30 years, the
(comprised of volunteers) has provided free public concerts in Cook Park in the summer. The concerts are one of the favorite summer events that make Libertyville so special and are surrounded by the beautiful Rose Garden.
For additional Lake County area attractions--
Visitor's Bureau website
or call (800) LAKE-NOW.