1100 E. Higgins Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 330-0133
Fax: (847) 330-0093
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.
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 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.
Experience the lifestyle of the 1800s as you visit Volkening Heritage Farm. You can take part in the traditional farming activities at this farm or just sit back and relax amidst the beautiful nature.
The beautiful sculpture shows a woman awaking from her sleep. It is based on the Greek theory where goddess sisters are said to inspire mortals with great ideas. Made from Indiana limestone by Don Lawler - Meg White Sculpture Studios Inc, it is believed to whisper inspiration if one sits on her hand. Overlooking a nearby pond, Awaking Muse lies on the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center grounds. It is indeed one of the major highlight of the town.
Veterans Gateway Park is a place where you can come to get some peace and quiet. This park is home to a gorgeous fountain and a beautiful, artificial stream.
The Schaumburg Township District Library is a warm and welcoming place where book lovers can sit for hours together. This is also a venue for interesting seminars and educative events.
Watch knights on horseback re-enact an 11th century tournament complete with jousting matches and sword fights while feasting on a four-course banquet at the castle of King Alfonso the Magnificent. Admission includes a two-hour show, dinner (which you eat with your hands) and beverages. A cash bar is open throughout the show. There is free parking. Call ahead for timings.
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.
The Water Works is a spectacular amusement park with plenty of rides and activities for children and adults alike. This is a perfect place to spend a fun day with family.
Any nature enthusiast must visit the Ruth Macintyre Conservation Area. This conservation area is nothing less than Eden glowing with exotic flora, wildlife and natural beauty.