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Things to Do

Area Attractions - Near Libertyville, IL

There are endless  ways to enjoy the Spirit of Independence in and around Libertyville. Check out a few of our local options!

Adler Arts Center - 1700 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville

The Adler Arts Center maintains and interprets the historic home of architect David Adler.  Since 1980, the Arts Center has welcomed thousands of local and nearby residents to participate in music lessons, art classes, art exhibits, youth arts camps, concerts, festivals, and much more.  The Adler Arts Center offers year-round activities dedicated to promoting music and the arts as an integral part of everyday life.  The Adler Arts Center is open to the public Monday - Thursday and Saturday. Ph:(847) 367-0707.

Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home - 25200 St Mary's Rd, Lake County (Libertyville)

The 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

The Ansel B. Cook Home is located in Cook Park in the heart of Libertyville and operated by the Libertyville 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  from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm the first two Saturdays in December for a nominal fee.

Antiquing - Various Locations, Libertyville

Several great locations are available to meet your antique passion! Reclaimed Artisans offers furniture, home decor, accessories and more by over 80 vendors--spend a whole afternoon exploring their vintage collections or make a day of it during their seasonal outdoor shows. Maison Plunder, located at the north edge of the downtown, also offers a collection of antiques for your home. 

Biking/Hiking Paths & Parks - Libertyville

With over 8 miles of bike paths in Libertyville 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 map 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

The Cuneo Museum 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

Didier Farms 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.

Dunn Museum - 1899 W Winchester Rd, Libertyville

Arrive curious. Leave inspired. The Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County will immerse you in the history, nature and people of Lake County. The museum is operated by the Lake County Forest Preserves.

Evening Entertainment - Libertyville

Visiting for the day, why not stay a while. A number of regular evening entertainment options are available. If you happen to live in the Village, these nightspots are right on your doorstep. Enjoy dinner before heading out for the evening.

Great Lakes Naval Museum - Great Lakes

The 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.

Greater Libertyville Soccer Association (GLSA) – Lake County (Libertyville)

GLSA annually hosts several popular soccer tournaments including the Octoberfest Classic and Libertyville Cup. Tournament guests benefit from the nearby hotels and restaurants Libertyville offers.

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. View the Mainstreet Libertyville website.

Independence Grove - Lake County (Libertyville)

Located adjacent to Libertyville on Peterson Road (Rt 137), and part of the Lake County Forest Preserve system, Independence Grove 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)

Lambs Farm 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 Canlan Sports Complex - 1950 N Highway 45, Libertyville

(corner of Peterson Rd and Rte 45)

The Libertyville Canlan Sports Complex, operated by Canlan Sports, offers something for everyone in the family- climbing mountain, fitness center, indoor soccer, basketball, plus much more! The Libertyville Sports Complex is the perfect place to take your family for a day or to hold an event or tournament. Ph: (217)471-2278

Marytown - 1600 W Park Ave, Libertyville

Home of the Conventual Franciscan Friars of Marytown 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

Ravinia Festival 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.

Village Band - Libertyville

For over 30 years, the volunteer-based Village Band 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 -- view the Visitor's Bureau website or call (800) LAKE-NOW.

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