2480 Bushwood Drive
Elgin, IL 60124
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Don't even try this place on the weekend. Instead, take the Metra from Union Station during the week. You will be thankful when you see how crowded the boat is even on a Tuesday morning. On the weekends, crowds line up to get their free ticket to get on the actual gaming boat. You will find the usual array of slots and table games. If you don't want to gamble, you can catch live acts at the horseshoe-shaped bar on the main floor, grab food at one of the restaurants or take in a flick in the three-screen multiplex.
Sears Centre Arena is an important and integral part of the Chicago city. This arena that seats 11,800 guests is a sports-cum-cultural center. Soccer, football, hockey, drama, concerts, live shows, gigs and the list of events held here throughout the year is endless. It also features luxury suites, private club and a huge parking space. For the entire event schedule and other details, call ahead or check website.
Pinstripes is a concept that keeps in mind family fun and entertainment. Offering 40,000 square feet (approximately 3716 square meters) of space, this place is complete with a bistro. It has an extensive list of dishes with something for everyone. A kids menu, gluten free meals, and chef specials are all available. A patio with a fire pit in the center is one spot which always sees a crowd gathered around. Live music is on every Friday and Saturday, and features local artists and excellent music. The light brunch offered every Sunday from 10am onwards is reasonably priced and proves to be an excellent start to a fun-filled day. Pinstripes has created such a buzz that the company has other centers across the state and one in Minnesota. Space is available for private parties too.
Known for its beautiful auditorium and artistic stage setting, this gorgeous theater hosts many different types of events. From theater to film festivals (such as the Illinois International Film Festival)the Arcada theater is a great venue for all forms of entertainment. Come down to witness entertainment at its best and rest assured that you would come back for more!
Located in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago, this baseball field is home to the Schaumburg Flyers from the Northern League. There is also a restaurant that has a view of the playing field from every table. Opening hours vary according to the 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.
Art lovers are in for a great time at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg Court. This modern art center features a premier theater with a seating capacity for 442 guests and hosts plays and concerts by locals as well as touring groups. Apart from the performing arts, the center is also known for the art exhibitions held inside the Herb Aigner Gallery by artists from across the world. With events held throughout the year, you can rely on the Prairie Center for the Arts for artistic gratification.
Situated across Cougar Trail, the Fifth Third Bank Ballpark is a local baseball field. Home to the Kane County Cougars, it can accommodate almost 7400 spectators. Formerly, it was also known as Kane County Events Center and Philip B. Elfstrom Stadium; in 2008 this ballpark was completely revamped, and new facilities were added and existing ones were upgraded. For more details and games schedule, check website.
With more than seventy stores in this shopping center and mall, Deer Park Town Center is your one stop for all shopping needs. You can browse through the brand names like Apple Store, Ann Tylor and American Eagle to find some off-beat and amazing wear, or stock up on the grocery. There are several spas and salons in the place as well, for an afternoon of pampering. End your trip with a meal at one of the several restaurants or a cuppa at a coffee shop. The timings of the center vary weekly. To know more, check the website.
Part of the Improv group of theaters across America, this one in the charming village of Schaumburg is less than 30 miles from Chicago's city center. Their repertoire is undoubtedly impressive and perhaps this explains the sellout shows. The theater can be rented for fund-raisers, Bar Mitzvahs, business meetings and private events, while facilities like private sky boxes, VIP seating and discounted food packages are available. The bar serves up delicious dishes like fried calamari, mozzarella sticks, nachos and roasted red pepper hummus so while you're waiting for a show to start, you could probably try out some of these.
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.
Laugh Out Loud will make you do just that. The extensive cast as well as the improv atmosphere ensure that you will have a unique experience every visit. The theater offers classes and camps for most ages.