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things to do in burr ridge, IL and Chicagoland

Explore a vibrant suburb on the edge of Chicago and uncover some of the area's most interesting sights. Just 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, this charming area has long been known for its magnificent residences and generous green spaces. Today you'll discover a wealth of things to do.
Catch a high-octane concert at Toyota Park. Take the family to the Brookfield Zoo. Shop for shoes at Burr Ridge Village and hit a hole in one at Flagg Creek Golf Club.
Minutes away in Chicago you'll encounter a world-class metropolis with endless entertainment and captivating energy. Soak up the urban vibe at Millennium Park, the city's lively cultural hub. Root for the Chicago Bulls at the United Center and take care of business at McCormick Place.
Looking for a nature break? Surround yourself with tall trees at scenic forest preserves in Glen County and Cook County. Embrace the dynamic charms of America's greatest Midwest city.

Burr Ridge Village Center

Browse two dozen upscale specialty stores and popular national chains at this European-style shopping center. Pamper yourself at the water spa, enjoy artisan restaurants, and encounter community celebrations on the Village Green.

Brookfield Zoo

See hundreds of exotic animals in their natural habitats at this award-winning zoo. Wander through rainforests, deserts, savannahs, and polar regions packed with playful animals. Pet penguins, watch dolphin shows, and ride a wooden carousel.

Toyota Park

Feel the thrill of high-stakes soccer action at this state-of-the-art stadium, home of the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team. You'll also find women's soccer and women's football competitions, along with large-scale festivals and music concerts.

Millennium Park

Gather with locals and chill out at Chicago's signature urban oasis, a state-of-the-art green space surrounded by skyscrapers. Have fun at free music shows and watch outdoor movies. Picnic on the grass and be inspired by public art.

Flagg Creek Golf Club

Practice your swing at this friendly neighborhood golf course with nine interesting holes and bent grass greens. Hit a bucket of balls at the driving range and relax with a cold drink on the outdoor deck of the course's restaurant and bar.

McCormick Place

Get down to business at the largest convention center on the continent. This massive complex near the shores of Lake Michigan features four connected buildings and an indoor arena. Attend the biggest events, corporate conventions, and trade shows in the Midwest.

Chicagoland Speedway

Experience the revving engines and top-speed excitement of NASCAR racing at this 1.5-mile tri-oval speedway in Joliet. Hit the Fan Zone for special access to pit tours, pre-race concerts, and driver meet-and-greets.

United Center

Join the millions of sports fans that have passed through the doors of this giant indoor arena to cheer for the Chicago Bulls NBA team and the Chicago Blackhawks NHL team. Enjoy ice skating shows and huge concerts at the biggest arena in America.

Waterfall Glen County Forest Preserve

Trek across glacier-carved rock ridges and lush ravines to the Rocky Glen waterfall at this popular nature preserve. Go hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing on the forest's extensive trail system.

Forest Preserves of Cook County

Feed your soul in the wilderness. This network of parks and open spaces is a natural wonderland of forests, wetlands, prairies, streams, and lakes. Picnic in a shady grove of trees, explore scenic hiking trails, and watch for wildlife like white-tailed deer.