The 10 Best Things to Do in Lyons, United States

November 29, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Lyons (also known as Lyons Township) is a village in Lyons Township Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 10,729 at the 2010 census. The Chicago Portage National Historic Site is located in Lyons.
Restaurants in Lyons

1. Brookfield Zoo

8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064 +1 708-688-8000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Brookfield Zoo

216-acre Zoo With Over 400 Species Of Animals.

Reviewed By David I - Oswego, Illinois

I have been to many zoos, but Brookfield never disappoints. I would highly recommend their membership if you live nearby. There is a lot to see so the family has a lot of places to go. I used to have the membership when I lived in Chicago and would just go there to walk around with my daughter. The zoo is educational and relaxing. After leaving the zoo, your kids will be ready for a nap. There is a lot of fun to be had at the zoo!!!

2. Quincy Street Distillery

39 E Quincy St, Riverside, IL 60546-2128 +1 708-357-7414
Excellent
80%
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5 based on 35 reviews

Quincy Street Distillery

A craft distillery producing hand-made artisan spirits in historic Riverside, Illinois.

Reviewed By Bruce G - Chicago, Illinois

The wife and I had seen this neat little place on Groupon and thought it sounded interesting. Sign us up! We were on our way! Took the tour and the owner was our guide. Never know how much work goes into making whiskey! Very neat...MoreThanks for your visit, and glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again!

3. BuckleDown Brewing

8700 47th St, Lyons, IL 60534-1626 +1 708-777-1842
Excellent
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5 based on 18 reviews

BuckleDown Brewing

Reviewed By angmitchell - Grand Rapids

My husband and I have a hobby of visiting craft breweries when traveling. Recently, we were in the greater Chicago area and found this one. There was a good amount of people there in the middle of the afternoon. We ordered a flight and brought home a growler. The atmosphere was fun and people were friendly. Well worth the stop.

4. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2007 +1 312-994-4000
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio served as Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889 to 1909--the first 20 years of his career. Here Wright developed a new American architecture: the Prairie style. Trained interpreters offer insights into Wright's family life and architectural career. Enjoy guided tours of the museum complex and neighboring historic district seven days a week. Tour details are available on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website.

Reviewed By Bob E - Ada, Michigan

This place where Wright did some of his earliest and best work as a young architectural genius is well worth an hour. Seeing how Wright created a new American architecture among other European style homes shows both his courage to step out and lead in developing a new style and his genius in making spaces that were formative and inspiring for family and coworkers alike.

Docents are great...very knowledgeable and passionate about all things Wright, Oak path and Chicago. Make sure to do online reservations so you aren’t disappointed

5. Just Escape Room

512 W Burlington Ave, Suite 204, La Grange, IL 60525-2221 +1 708-304-0007
Excellent
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5 based on 21 reviews

Just Escape Room

The door clicks. Sixty minutes are on the clock. Can your team work together, solve the clues, reveal the secrets and find a way out.

Reviewed By lisakrych

YES YES YES! If you are looking for a fun escape room, with a great staff, and reasonably priced?!? Look no more, you found it! I love this place, my only complaint is we finished all of their rooms and have no more to do....MoreWorking this weekend on the new room design. Reviews like this keep us energized to get the new room up as soon as possible. THANK YOU!

6. Fitzgerald's

6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402-1010 +1 708-788-2118
Excellent
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5 based on 26 reviews

Fitzgerald's

Reviewed By Roseann P - West Chicago, Illinois

Love love this intimate quaint setting for concerts. The entertainment was awesome. You can bring food in from nearby establishments. The cocktails here are very reasonable. Need more concerts please!

7. Max McCook Athletic & Exposition

4750 S Vernon Ave, McCook, IL 60525-6002 +1 708-485-9900
Excellent
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4 based on 4 reviews

Max McCook Athletic & Exposition

Reviewed By Chris J - Shawnee, Kansas

This is one of the largest indoor team sports facilities available to the public. It has TWO full size soccer / football fields + four full size volleyball courts + a large dedicated pitching / hitting tunnel room, all under one roof. There is an upstairs mezzanine area to watch the action with hard metal benches plus space for camp chairs. The downside is the staff is very rude and unhelpful. Their concession stand upstairs has a very limited selection of health-poor foods. The bathrooms are very, very small for a facility of that size and several (men's room) stalls were out of order.

8. Galloping Ghost

9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513-1819 +1 708-485-4700
Excellent
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Galloping Ghost

Reviewed By Kevin M

Found this place by chance, Now I will make the 2.5 hour drive multiple times a year from now on. Wow this place has everything you can remember and more games that you have never seen. I only saw 2 machines turned off and 1 or 2 I played had slight issues with joysticks But the other 600 machine ran flawlessly. I arrived when they opened at 11 am and just like that it was 6 pm and time to leave. Food is close by (next door and across the street) located in a nice area. I even scored an autograph from John Lee, Qbert Creator. I cant wait to come back

9. Vault Escape

3234 Harlem Ave, Riverside, IL 60546-2069 +1 708-990-3029
Excellent
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5 based on 23 reviews

Vault Escape

Vault Escape is an immersive, puzzle-escape room business. Choose from one of our available themes and spend an exhilarating 60 minutes finding clues, solving puzzles and bonding with your team mates. Can your team outwit the Mad Scientist and disable the bomb? Can you find the trophy in time for the big game? Can you break the witch's curse and escape her cottage? Can you save Christmas??? Good for corporate team building, or an adventure with your family and friends. Our Riverside location has 4 themed rooms. For large groups, please call to inquire about our portable game.

Reviewed By Alex Anne M - Chicago, Illinois

The staff member, David, helped us prepare for this event, which we needed a lot of soothing, because we were pretty nervous! If it is your first time going, don't worry, an assistant is watching the entire time and can provide hints. No phones are...MoreThank you so much for your thorough review! I'm so glad that David was able to put you at ease and prepare your for an exciting time. We hope to see you again soon!

10. Berwyn's Toy & Trains

7025 Ogden Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402-3664 +1 708-484-4384
Excellent
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Berwyn's Toy & Trains

Located on historic Route 66, we are a specialty toy and hobby store. We have a 7'X 14' operating train layout, and a play area with three play tables. We sell O-gauge Lionel and RailKing (MTH) electric trains as well as HO and G scale trains. We are one of 20 US official Thomas the Tank Wooden Railway stations. We also carry BRIO wooden trains. We have full lines of Lego, and playmobil. There is a large selection of Corolle dolls and Folkmanis puppets. We are a flagship store for Breyer Horses. We carry a wide selection of slotcars and plastic model kits. Come check us out!

Reviewed By Patricia M - Coal Valley, Illinois

This little treasure chest sits on the corner of Ogden and 66. You probably need to walk off breakfast at Lou Mitchell's anyway, so stop here and read the nifty Route 66 historical marker out front, snap some photos of this prime example of Art Deco architecture, and step inside for an excursion to the happy days of childhood.

Remember when you just couldn't wait to see what Santa left you under the Christmas tree? Well, here's where Santa stores all of that loot during the rest of the year. There are jars of catseyes and shooters; cases of toy soldiers, knights, and every species of dragon and dinosaur; racks of six-shooters, Hot Wheels, kites, and balsam gliders; shelves of plush toys, Breyer horses, Lincoln Logs and Legos; and aisles of plastic model kits, board games, and Barbie dolls, plus all of Barbie's play-sets, playhouses, cars, and clothes galore. Oh, my!

But that's not all. Santa never forgot the train set you asked for. Entering the Train Room is like boarding The Polar Express. The walls are stocked with everything a young engineer needs to get a railroad up and running: engines, rolling stock, buildings, and countless accessories. Floor-to-ceiling shelves showcase a full product line of O Gauge (Rail King, Lionel, Atlas O, Williams, Ross, and Gargraves) and H.O. Electric Trains (Athearn, MTH). The centerpiece is the 25-foot model train layout with passenger and freight trains chugging on separate tracks through Woodland Scenics to Plasticville USA, which is populated with Arttista Figures. Let yourself be mesmerized by this idyllic scale-model world, watching the trains go ‘round and ‘round with timepiece perfection.

So take the time to stop here and savor the memories. Buy a gift for your inner child or your grandkids. The Mother Road will wait for you.

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