Things to Do in Naperville

Top Things to Do in Naperville - Naperville Must-See Attractions

Things to Do in Naperville

Check out must-see sights and activities:
Riverwalk, Centennial Beach, Parks, Department Stores.

Book these experiences for a closer look at the region.

Top Attractions in Naperville

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What travelers are saying

  • muzique1960
    Woodridge, IL825 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to go for a walk in any time of the year. There are different things to see, depending on where you walk, and the paths are well-maintained.
    Written December 1, 2023
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  • Wayne J
    58 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding converted quarry beach in the middle of downtown. Good facilities and safe for all ages.
    Written August 9, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Dancebuster
    Warrenville, IL8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I took my kids here and they had a pretty fun time. My 11 year old did have as great of at time as my 6 year old. I would suggest you bring a extra pair of clothes if you do not live close.
    Written March 12, 2021
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  • ilBuckeye
    Arlington Heights, IL258 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a great visit here with our family. They have a few interesting indoor exhibits highlighting Naperville history. The rest is a large outdoor park complex with a number of historical 1800 era buildings that have been moved and built. Many are staffed with period characters giving you details on that particular building - there were 3 open on the Tuesday we visited.

    This if free to Naperville residents. You may be able to get half off passes at your local Illinois library also. The large Pine Craig mansion is typically only open at 3PM, be sure to check the schedule when planning your trip.
    Written July 5, 2023
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  • James A
    Windsor, Canada19,733 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Naperville is it’s own township but let’s be honest, it’s a Chicago suburb like Aurora or Oak Brook or Bolingbrook. This ‘downtown’ was nice but it’s not a city. It’s a municipality that runs itself but feeds off the economy of the Windy City yo it’s east. A nice place to spend part of the day which will be in include a visit to Starbucks Reserve and the Apple store. That’s what you’ll be doing in Naperville.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Previa1994
    Chicago, IL6,670 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I rode my bike and hiked on the trails in Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville in August. The trails are wonderful running through prairieland vegetation. No shade is to be expected most of the way. The place was chirping with variety of grassland birds and lots of rabbits were on the trails. A model craft field is also available at the Plainfield Road parking lot. The prairie was abloom with a variety of colorful flowers.

    The main attraction is an approximately 5.5 mile loop trail (Springbrook Prairie Trail). There is also a one mile trail (Sunflower Trail) which serves as access path from Modaff Road. These two trails are very smoothly paved with crushed stone and biking is permitted on these two trails. There is also a 2-mile long nature trail (Henslow’s Trail) dedicated for hiking only. Lots of black berries were in fruition on this trail. Trail markings are excellent throughout and quite informative placards posted every so often. Rest benches are located about every half mile. The only small negative thing about the loop trail is that a major road (Book Road) cut through the 5 mile loop, which means one has to cross the road twice in order to complete a loop. But, a tunnel under Plainfield Road conveniently connects the two trails on either side of the road.

    Springbrook Preserve is a gem of a place excellent for hiking, running, or biking. Best on a cloudy day to avoid the sun, though.
    Written August 8, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • markmillieramon
    Naperville, IL896 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The carillon is an icon of Naperville, easily seen from anywhere along the Riverwalk. Guided tours are available at little cost and is well worth the climb. Of course an elevator takes you about two thirds of the way but then you must climb metal stairs to the top. You pass the bells as you go, from very large to very small. The guide explains the mechanism that is the carillon as you go, stopping at the keyboard that is set in a small room. The top offers grand views of the surrounding area as you would expect from being a hundred and sixty feet off the ground. Hang onto your hat, it's windy up there. After about fifteen minutes it's time to head down and survey your pictures. A nice way to complement a day at the riverwalk.
    Written August 13, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • tweety874
    Bartlett, IL288 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took our 4 year old granddaughter to see this play on a Sunday afternoon. The performance was only an hour which is perfect for this age group. She enjoyed it but had a little trouble seeing the fish as a person. Haha.

    Only thing I would say is the time of the performance was not great. It was a noon. Hard when you are bringing small children as they get hungry and there is no food or drink allowed. A 10:00 or even 11:00 time would have been better. The prices for the performance where very reasonable.
    Written February 28, 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • IlliniTrav
    Phoenix, AZ7,041 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knock Knolls is a pretty park, but it is spectacular in late April and early May. That's when the forest floor is carpeted with Virginia Bluebells. If you get to experience this, you will never forget it. To get to the bluebell area, cross the bridge over the DuPage River from the parking lot. After the bridge, there is a dirt path on your right. Follow this back into the woods. Most of the bluebells are a beautiful lavender blue shade, but if you're lucky you'll spot some white and pink ones. Enjoy your time here!
    Written May 9, 2022
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  • James G
    Oswego, IL1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ive been here a few times. Beer is very good. Specializing in IPAs. I would like to see some more stouts, porters and German, but they found their niche. Prices are a bit on the high side. I like what they did for the outdoor drinking firewood and igloos. Found the bartenders to be approachable and knowledgeable.
    Written December 30, 2022
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  • Memo Villarreal
    Chicago, IL1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place, so clean and organized, it's not a trouble that all to get a library card you only need your proof of residence and an ID
    Written July 2, 2022
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  • TravelSnob4all
    Naperville, IL73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome show!!! The voices costumes, live pit and choreography were as professional as I've seen!

    The "Off broadway" level of production in a professional yet intimate theater is worth every dollar spent!

    Don't miss a chance to see a show put on by BrightSide Theatre!
    Written June 25, 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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