Oak Brook Illinois
Inside BAPS elaborate Mandir temple
Cantigny Mansion, former home of Chicago Tribune founder Colonel Robert McCormick
DuPage County is home to 50 world-class golf courses
Historic Glen Art Theatre on Crescent Boulevard in Glen Ellyn
Barrels at Lynfred Winery, the area’s oldest
A lively match at Oak Brook Polo Club
Explore Naper Settlement, a 19th-century history museum
Scene from the 2012 Ryder Cup golf competition at Medinah Country Club
Find hidden gems at The Morton Arboretum’s Maze Garden
The excitement of the big city in an affluent and active setting
Voted the healthiest county in Illinois, DuPage County boasts over 10,000 hectares of bike paths, hiking trails and lush green spaces. Locals take pride in the conservation, sustainability and continued betterment of the region's parks and forest preserves. Immerse yourself in nature at The Morton Arboretum, a 688-hectare botanical living history collection. Guided tram tours take you across the grounds, including woodlands, wetlands and a prairie. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the Children’s Garden, an expansive adventure area with tons of interactive activities. At Cantigny Park, enjoy multiple gardens, a greenhouse, two museums and a championship golf course. Cycle or walk the 98-kilometer Illinois Prairie Path from one of many points, including the historic Chicago Aurora & Elgin electric wilderness route.
DuPage County is on the forefront of scientific discovery and conservation research. It’s home to one of only two international laboratories for particle physics in the world (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) and the top producing research center for energy applications (Argonne National Laboratory). Both of these prestigious labs offer tours with viewing areas and hands-on exhibits. The Fermilab Art Gallery and The Leon Lederman Science Education Center, as well as Wilson Hall, are also open to guests of all ages.
Get a deeper understanding of DuPage County’s diverse cultural tapestry at BAPs Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Chicago, a majestic Hindu structure and place of worship. Visitors can partake in the “Understanding Hinduism” exhibit, spend time in the Haveli (an intricately designed wooden structure and courtyard) or marvel at the Mandir, with its elaborate architecture. Don’t stop there. Step back in time at Naper Settlement, an outdoor living history museum with ties to Chicago’s underground railroad, and the Agricultural Interpretive Center, a play-scape fit for the whole family to explore.
Unbeatable Shopping and Dining
Opportunities to indulge are in endless supply here – and surprisingly affordable. Reserve a day to experience Oakbrook Center, one of the largest and most prominent open-air upscale shopping centers in the USA. You’ll find nearly 160 shops, restaurants and high-end department stores in a stylish setting that includes gardens, fountains and displays of modern art. Be sure to visit Chicago Premium Outlets, which offers nearly as many stores including designer labels at a discounted price. After shopping, you can feed your appetite at steakhouses, Italian restaurants, Latin eateries, brew pubs, al fresco cafes or wine bars serving small plates. There are hundreds of local favorites and surprising international flavors to explore in the DuPage dining scene.
Poet Carl Sandburg, Blues legend Muddy Waters, athlete Red Grange and John and Jim Belushi have all made their homes here.