Libertyville, also known as The Spirit of Independence, is a village in Lake County, Illinois and an affluent suburb of Chicago. When all is said and done, fun is subjective and very much based on different variables: intentions, how someone and others feel, how much you want to go do something, how far away it is, and how much it costs, just to list several. Here, you will find some of the best things in Libertyville.
1. The Lambs Farm
This non-profit organization is geared towards giving mentally disadvantaged people useful roles in society. Founded in the 60s by Corrine Owen and Robert Terese, the couple wanted to employ those not so fortunate in the area. Now, you can find happy excited kids with so many things to see and a never ending list of family attractions to discover. Besides several small amusement rides, you can find a petting zoo, a thrift shop, a restaurant, and a pet store, just to name a few.
Address: 14245 W. Rockland Road, 60048 Libertyville IL
Website: Lambs Farm
2. Fould's Gallery
Described by several as like nothing you’ve ever seen before, this exhibit is an unusual one, sure to be appreciated by art lovers and esoteric gallery aficionados alike. This is another activity for the family or for yourself and guaranteed to encourage you to ask questions and discuss your thoughts and ideas on it, such as, where did the artist acquire of the different pieces of wood for this religious piece? Art is all about interpretation, feeling, emotions, questions, ideas, creativity, and love. This activity is sure to spark all of those things!
Address: 350 2nd St, Parking is Located on The East Side of The Building, 60048-2212 Libertyville, IL
Website: Fould’s Gallery
3. Independence Grove Forest Preserve
Independence Grove Forest Preserve is a fantastic place to do pretty much anything outdoors. You’ll be able to fish, picnic, see live performances, canoe, enjoy the hikes and trails, and even plan your events there. Practically a resort in itself, you can also enjoy the restaurant there, as well as the numerous kid-friendly attractions.
Independence Grove Forest Preserve
Address: 16400 Buckley Rd, 60048 Libertyville, IL
Website: Independence Grove Forest Preserve
4. Massage Motu
If you’re in town and looking for a day to give your body a treat, reward yourself by booking an appointment at Massage Motu. The services you’ll get are massage treatments and chiropractic, to help melt that accumulation of daily life stress away. The best part is that the rates are great, no matter what you decide on.
Address: 1310 S Milwaukee Ave, 60048 Libertyville, IL
Website: Massage Motu
5. Aloha Falls Miniature Golf
Perfect for family fun, Aloha Falls Miniature Golf isn’t just golf. There are games and you can even have birthday party events planned there! Be sure to check out the two types of miniature golf.
There is the easier Beach Course or if you’re up for a challenge, try the Waterfall Course. The Retro Arcade is the place to seek for hours of unadulterated classic video game fun. In between all of that physical exertion, don’t neglect the Cafe Bar, where you can fuel up for your next fun activity!
Aloha Falls Miniature Golf
Address: 1800 N US Highway 45, 60048 Libertyville, IL
Website: Aloha Falls Miniature Golf
6. Adler Park
This scenic park is full of nature, pretty landscapes and plenty to take in whether you’re alone, with another person, or with the entire family. There’s a pool, a diving pool, a kiddie area, a playground, and grills for amazing memories to follow.
Address: 1500 N Milwaukee Ave, 60048 Libertyville, IL
7. Lake County Forest Preserves
Wetlands, wooden decks, and a lake create picturesque images in the mind, but there’s more to just that description. Among the many peaceful places to rest, there are fun places for kids to enjoy too in the playground and plenty of educational points of reference too, so that everybody no matter how young can learn about their surroundings and nature.
Lake County Forest Preserves
Address: 1899 West Winchester Road
Website: Lake County Forest Preserves
8. Old School Forest Preserves
Large pavilions met with plenty of picnic tables, water fountains, and space to run, walk, hike, and bike, the Old School Forest Preserves is a hotspot for get-togethers, events, picnics, and just taking in the scenery.
Old School Forest Preserves
Address: Saint Mary’s Road south of Route 176 and north of Route 60 (Townline Road)
Website: Old School Forest Preserves
9. Devil's Gate
With a name like ‘Devil’s Gate,’ you didn’t think it was going to be innocuous, right? Listen up ghost story fans. This is for you.
Located near the Independence Grove Forest Preserve is a site of a few very, very creepy legends that are just so weird, you’re better off going there yourself to find out. Dating back to the 20s and even as recently as last summer, unexplainable occurrences are still going on. All you need is moonlight, a flashlight, and a friend with you to bring your manic state back to normal once again.
Address: Des Plaines River Trail, 60048 Libertyville, IL
10. David Adler Cultural Center
Named after American architect David Adler, this estate was built in 1918, and is most associated with his life and career. According to the official site, “The David Adler Music and Arts Center is dedicated to promoting music and the arts as an integral part of everyday life. Its year-round activities are designed to foster critical thinking and interpretation, participation, entertainment, and achievement in music and the arts for the people of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.
The David Adler Music and Arts Center maintains and interprets the historic home of architect David Adler, which is the base of its activities, and a visual image of the harmony between music, the arts and daily life.“
David Adler Cultural Center
Address: 1700 North Milwaukee Ave, 60048 Libertyville, Illinois
Website: David Adler Music & Arts Center
Great fun to be had indoors or outdoors
Did you know that according to CNN Money Magazine, Libertyville was named the 52nd best place to live in the U.S.? Given its beauty, local attractions and interesting historic backstory, this place is bound to continue its growing popularity. CNN Travel named it one of America’s best small town comebacks! No matter if you’re going sightseeing in nature or tackling game consoles at the arcades, there’s plenty of fun for everyone.