9 Best Things To Do In Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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Hoffman Estates is a village in Illinois in Cook County and a suburb of Chicago. If you’re planning a visit to the area in the future, you should check out that list of best things to do in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

1. Main Event Hoffman Estates

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That is exactly what we call fun! State-of-the-art bowling, laser tag, billiard fresh home-made food, a bar full of delicious drinks, plenty of video games and even gravity ropes. A perfect place to take your friends and family and have a night full of laughs and fun. They have free parking on the site, and if you want to have some private space for your group, they offer meeting rooms for rent.

Main Event Hoffman Estates

Address: 2575 Pratum Ave., 60192 Hoffman Estates, IL

Website: Main Event Hoffman Estates

2. Congo River Mini Golf

Mini golf sounds good. Congo River Mini Golf, even better! It’s a real family adventure, right in the middle of Hoffman Estates.

You can explore all the Congo Rapids and Congo Waterfalls and search for interesting Ancient Artifacts. If you find them all you can win a prize! And it’s all while having fun playing mini-golf. If you don’t believe that’s possible, check out their virtual tour on their web page below. But it’s nothing like seeing it all with your own eyes.

Congo River Mini Golf

Address: 1325 Barrington Rd, 60169 Hoffman Estates, IL

Website: Congo River Mini Golf

3. Seascape Family Aquatic Centre

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When the days are getting hot it’s nice to have a place to go splash in cool water for a little bit. Hoffman Estates has that special place too. In Seascape Family Aquatic Centre you can find many interesting attractions for children of all ages, as well as for adults.

Some of them are the Diving Area, for the brave jumpers; Sand Play Area, where you can build sand castles like on a real beach; Zero Depth Entry, perfect for toddlers; water slides, of course, as well as the Volleyball Course. There’s also a snack bar to get a quick bite or a refreshing drink. If you’re worried about the weather, during the season you can call the pool and find out any updates.

Seascape Family Aquatic Center

Address: 1300 Moon Lake Blvd, 60169 Hoffman Estates, IL

Website: Seascape Family Aquatic Center

4. Rolling Knolls Forest Preserve

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Just 15 minutes outside of Hoffman Estates lies a very interesting Forest Preserve. It’s full of green trees and fresh grass that gives a feeling of being in the wilderness, far away from any city. It’s a perfect opportunity for a nice family picnic or a getaway with friends that can include ball games and some good food. They also organize fun events like archery events or the Nature Discovery Day, where kids, teens, and adults can gather together play and discover nature.

Rolling Knolls Forest Preserve

Address: 11N260 Rohrssen Rd, 60120 Elgin, IL

Website: Rolling Knolls Forest Preserve

5. Sears Centre Area

Sears Centre Area
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Every sports fan should put Sears Centre Area on their to-do list while visiting Hoffman Estates. That huge sports arena hosts football, hockey, lacrosse and soccer games, but not only because it’s also a home to many concerts and theater shows. During concerts and theater shows, it can sit up to 6,000 visitors and for the sports events, almost 10,000 visitors.

Sears Centre Area

Address: 5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy, 60192 Hoffman Estates, IL

Website: Sears Centre Area

6. Busse Forest Elk Pasture

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Have you ever seen an elk? The one that looks like big deer? They’re pretty common in Wyoming and Colorado, but not so much in Illinois.

But it doesn’t mean you cannot find them there at all. Busse Forest Elk Pasture lies just 13 minutes outside Hoffman Estate and gives you the opportunity to get a closer look at those majestic animals. There are a couple of trees that provide a shadow to sit down, eat a snack and enjoy watching the wild herd. I bet kids will also enjoy that interesting show. There are plenty of parking spots outside the pasture.

Busse Forest Elk Pasture

Address: 225 N Arlington Heights Rd, 60007 Elk Grove Village, IL

Website: Busse Forest Elk Pasture

7. Hilldale Golf Club

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Golf can be a relaxing and peaceful way to spend a day during your vacation with friends. But Hilldale Golf Club isn’t for beginners who just want to swing a bat for a little bit. The price for all 18 holes during the week varies between 25 and 43 USD and during the weekend between 25 and 65 USD.

Hilldale Golf Club

Address: 1625 Ardwick Dr, 60169 Hoffman Estates, IL

Website: Hilldale Golf Club

8. Crabtree Nature Center

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Crabtree Nature Center lies in the northwest part of Cook County, 6 miles (9 kilometers) north from Hoffman Estates. The whole landscape was formed by a moving glacier. Almost 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of woodland and wetland is a perfect stop for migrating birds so you should have a nice opportunity for spotting some interesting species. Also, many of spring flowers cover the land in the season, so it’s a good place to take some amazing photos.

Crabtree Nature Center

Address: 3 Stover Rd, 60010 Barrington, IL

Website: Crabtree Nature Center

9. Ned Brown Preserve

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Perfect for a full day expedition, this park is full of interesting wild animals, wetlands and hiking trails. Take your family and friends and go explore the nature, either hiking the Busse Woods Loop Trail, biking on a bike path, fishing on the lake, picnicking on the green grass or even model-airplane flying. You should remember that the park is huge and very popular, so you should plan ahead and choose a parking lot that’s close to your destination.

Ned Brown Preserve

Address: 60007 Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Website: Ned Brown Preserve

Great fun for everyone!

Hoffman Estates, IL, USA
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Hoffman Estates, lying just outside Chicago, is a perfect getaway for people who need to rest from big city life.

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