10 Things to Do in Streamwood That You Shouldn't Miss

September 8, 2017 Agatha Simes

Streamwood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 39,858 at the 2010 census. It is a northwest suburb of Chicago, and is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area.
Restaurants in Streamwood

1. Gail Borden Public Library

270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120-5596 +1 847-742-2411
Excellent
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5 based on 106 reviews

Gail Borden Public Library

Reviewed By SandiMcClure - Elgin, Illinois

When I first saw the Gail Borden Public Library I was so impressed with the building. And the location near the Fox River adds to its beauty. The amenities offered by this library to the community are extensive. Of course you can check out books, but they also offer classes on how to use various types of computers, they offer educational programs and hold community meetings there. It is a resource of unlimited information. Elgin is so fortunate to have such an amazing library.

2. Spring Valley

1111 E Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194-3648 +1 847-985-2100
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5 based on 93 reviews

Spring Valley

Reviewed By georgerE9770EQ - Schaumburg, Illinois

We love the 135 acres of fields,forests, marshes and streams right off Schaumburg, Road in the Village itself. Also the fact that this is the way the area was 100 years ago in this area. There are 3 miles of paths ( all handicapped accessible) and flowers of all kinds. In addition for the children, there is the Bison's Bluff Nature Playground that is always filled with kids having a great time in a nature set up.
There is a Nature Center, a Heritage Farm, and an old Log Cabin to explore and learn what was going on 100 years ago when this was a small German Village. In addition 4 times during the year there are special "Highlights" available. And all year there are things going on at the Nature Center and the Heritage Farm.
Hours vary during the year, but normally 8 to 8 in the Summer Season and 8 to 5 in the Winter Season; and the whole thing is FREE!
We love to come for a walk, and the Grand kids love to walk, see,learn and play at the Playground!! This is an Attraction Not to be Missed!

3. Lynfred Winery

15 S Roselle Rd, Roselle, IL 60172-2043 +1 630-529-9463
Excellent
67%
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4.5 based on 111 reviews

Lynfred Winery

Reviewed By CharlieV2011 - Chicago, Illinois

I absolutely love this quaint winery and the wine selection, especially the fruit wine. The winery in Roselle is small and quaint and offers wine tasting at a great price. The fruit wines are the best, especially the blueberry and strawberry. As of recently, their wines are sold at a department store in Chicago, and I couldn’t be happier. Great wines, nice history, and great gifts available!

4. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

4N739 State Highway 59, Bartlett, IL 60103 +1 630-213-2277
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

I've never been to the Taj Mahal in India. I have been to the B'ai Temple in Wilmette. But I've never seen anything like BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir off Highway 59 in northwest suburban Bartlett. Opened in 1953, it is a traditional Hindu place of worship built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. It is a religious sect headed by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The magnificent complex is built of hand carved Italian marble and Turkish limestone. The Mandir is the largest of its kind in Illinois and was constructed according to guidelines outlined in ancient Hindu texts of temple architecture. The complex covers over 27 acres and, in addition to the Mandir, includes a Haveli and a small bookstore. The Haveli is a cultural center in which weekly congregations are held. The Mandir is open daily for worship and to visitors. Extraordinary steps were taken to construct the Mandir. The limestone and marble stones were quarried in Turkey and Italy and shipped to India, where they were hewn and carved by 2,000 craftsmen. In total, 70,000 cubic feet of stone was chiseled and shaped with intricate patterns and designs. Once the stones were sculpted, they were shipped to Chicago and fitted together like a jigsaw puzzle. The Mandir occupies 22,000 square feet and is 78 feet high, 112 feet wide and 215 feet long. It is topped by 16 domes and has 151 pillars, 117 arches, five pinnacles and four balconies and took over 16 months to complete. It is a beautiful, peaceful place, regardless of your religious and cultural background, well worth visiting.

5. iPic Theater

100 W Higgins Rd, (The Arboretum Shopping Center), South Barrington, IL 60010-9408 +1 224-293-1001
Excellent
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

iPic Theater

iPic presents our guests with a unique movie experience where they can relax and escape with great comfort, hospitality and amenities.

Reviewed By FrankFern - Chicago, Illinois

We visit IPIC Theater about twice a month, its the only place we like to see movies at! The premium plus seats are incredibly comfortable and they come with a pillow and blanket. Plus with push button food service you are always spoiled!

6. Sears Centre Arena

5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192-3720 +1 847-649-2222
Excellent
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4 based on 53 reviews

Sears Centre Arena

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

I already have submitted a review on Sears Centre Arena. It has been published. Why did TripAdvisor place this subject on my website again? They don't bother to explain their mistakes or oversights. They do a lot of dumb things. This is just one of them. But, for the record, Sears Centre Arena has became a popular venue for high school basketball in Illinois, a site for sectional and supersectional competition. The students and players love it because it is much larger that a high school gym and offers a big-time feeling, like playing in United Center or Madison Square Garden. And there is plenty of parking. The facility is very convenient, located just off the I-290 expressway in Hoffman Estates.

7. Santa's Village Azoosment Park

601 Dundee Ave, corner of Rt. 72 and Rt. 25, East Dundee, IL 60118-3060 +1 847-426-6751
Excellent
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4.5 based on 194 reviews

Santa's Village Azoosment Park

Celebrating Family Fun! Santa's Village AZoosment Park offers kiddie and family thrill rides, a barn and petting zoo, domestic and exotic animals, live shows, games, shops, and restaurants Open May through October. One admission price includes all activities - rides, shows, animal encounters and attractions! Free Parking. Santa's Village AZoosment Park is conveniently located in East Dundee, IL minutes from I-90. Great for Group Outings, Family Reunions and Birthday Parties! Season is May- October

Reviewed By mkernus - Chicago, Illinois

We had a blast with our 7 and 4 year old grandchildren. They loved having so many rides to choose from and we enjoyed the all rides included admission price. The park was immaculate and the rides are in pristine condition. Most rides are nostalgic and from other kiddie parks which makes it very nostalgic. My husband and I commented several times at how nice the park looked (lovely summer plantings, koy pond and all the buildings were freshly painted.
One of the many highlights of the day was getting to visit Santa Claus. He has his own beautifully decorated summer house and each family has a private visit with him. Santa was so sweet with our grandchildren.
Thank you to the owners of Santa Village for restoring this park and making it a magical place. I would say this might be the top kiddie amusement park in the U.S.

8. Picture Show

324 W Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108-2680 +1 630-529-7472
Excellent
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Picture Show

Reviewed By Steve B - Carol Stream

Been to this theater several times. They do NOT show "first run" movies. The seats are powered recliners in all theaters. It's decently clean. The screens are as large as in any average cineplex. Sound quality is ok.
If you want to see a picture on the big screen instead of your TV at a reasonable price, this is the place.

9. Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park

19-265 Western Ave, Algonquin, IL 60103 +1 847-836-7243
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park

Reviewed By Cbjhome - Algonquin, Illinois

As a surprise for my son's good grades I purchased a group package on Groupon for snowboarding lessons. Of course we picked the only warm day and the place was packed! Yes they could use more help at the rental station and someone to organize the meeting places better for lessons however once we told a worker that we couldn't find our group as the rental place took 40 minutes he gave us a private lesson and that was wonderful! The instructor was a teenager who knew his stuff and really helped my son while talking to him at his level. This winter I plan to give him private lessons again as I highly recommend these!! I called this place a hidden gem because it really is hidden but also its local and you don't have to drive to WI to get a similar snowboarding experience! My last suggestion would be more help at the snack station too. Whether you are snowboarding and coming in starving or an observer which I was you need faster service here!

Overall I recommend! I hope this review helps someone :)

10. Congo River Mini Golf

1325 Barrington Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169-1014 +1 847-843-1778
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Congo River Mini Golf

Reviewed By Heidi-ready-2-travel - Crystal Lake, Illinois

I would not recommend this course for little ones or anyone that is experiencing a mobility issue. There are many steps after hole 7, narrow bridges, and non level greens.

On the plus side, there are several water hazards, multi level holes, and over and under options.

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