3 Lesser-Known Chicagoland Attractions Worth Seeing

April 04, 2016 / by Justin Few

Lesser-Known-Attractions-Chicagoland-1.jpgOne of the benefits of choosing Springs at Orchard Road and Springs at Weber Road is their close proximity to the Windy City, and all that it offers. While Michigan Avenue, The Bean and the Museum Campus definitely have their appeal, sometimes you just want to stick a little closer to home. Here are some hidden gems close to North Aurora and Romeoville you should explore.

1. Mistwood Golf Club
1700 W Renwick Rd, Romeoville

Playing a round of golf at Mistwood Golf Club feels like a true escape from the city. Named the Best New Course by Golf Digest after a recent renovation and among the Top 50 Public Facilities by Golf Range Magazine, this Romeoville treasure offers an exceptional game of golf in a distinctively country setting. After you play a round of golf, head over to McWethy's Tavern to enjoy drinks and a meal in an elegant environment overlooking the course.

2. Phillips Park Zoo
100 Ray Moses Dr, Aurora

With beautiful landscaping and a small collection of animals in intimate enclosures that make it easy to get up close and personal, the Phillips Park Zoo is a place where education and wildlife connect. The zoo houses 100 animals representing 41 different species, including a number of stunning birds, gray wolves and cougars. While not large, the zoo provides excellent educational opportunities to its visitors. A nearby golf course and splash park make a trip to Phillips Park fun for the entire family.

3. Paramount Theatre
23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora

If you love the theatre but not the high prices of Chicago's theatre scene, consider the exceptional shows at Aurora’s Paramount Theatre. Located in a stunning historic theater that has been carefully renovated and restored, it’s now considered among the Top Ten Theatres in Chicago according to the League of Chicago Theatres. Whether you catch a Broadway performance or a concert, you’ll be able to enjoy a true theater experience in a stunning venue, without heading to downtown Chicago.

Do you have a favorite hidden gem near North Aurora or Romeoville? Tell us about it in the comments, so we can discover it for ourselves!

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