Top 10 Things to Do in Burr Ridge, IL and Nearby

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When staying with Crowne Plaza Chicago SW, rest assured you'll never run out of ways to enjoy yourself. Whether you are traveling solo or have the family in tow, there are endless attractions in the Chicago area near our Burr Ridge hotel in the suburbs. Browse our top ten things to do in Burr Ridge, IL and the surrounding areas below.

Top Ten Chicago Attractions Near Burr Ridge:

Brookfield Zoo

Open 365 days a year, Brookfield Zoo houses around 450 species of animals across 216 acres. These include a variety of big cats, bears, dolphins, primates, kangaroos and more.


TOYOTA Park isn't just the heart of soccer for much of the Midwest, it is also the top destination for world-class concerts and other sporting events in the Chicago area.

Millennium Park

One of the most iconic places to see in Chicago, Millennium Park is home to a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art, serving as a lively gathering spot located in the heart of the city.

McCormick Place

Located just minutes from downtown Chicago, McCormick Place is the premier convention facility in North America, attracting close to 3 million visitors each year.

Flagg Creek Golf Club

Renovated in 1993, Flagg Creek Golf Course is a nine-hole, par 33 course featuring bentgrass greens, watered fairways and three sets of tees for golfers of all skills. 

Chicagoland Speedway

Located just outside Chicago, Chicagoland speedway opened in 2001 and currently hosts NASCAR racing including the opening event in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

United Center

Crowne Plaza Chicago SW is one of the top hotels close to United Center, home to the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls. United Center is also the largest arena in the United States.

Downtown Chicago 

Experience some of the world's best food, museums, architecture and shopping in downtown Chicago. With events every weekend, live music and theatre, in addition to gorgeous parks and gardens — Chicago is a delightful destination in every season.

Waterfall Glen County Forest Preserve

Experience 2,492 acres of one of the most ecologically impressive displays of open space within the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Waterfall Glen’s prairies, savannas, and oak-maple woodlands contain 740 native plant species, over 300 species of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles and another 300 of invertebrates.

Forest Preserves of Cook County

The Forest Preserves boasts over 200 miles of paved trails and over 100 miles unpaved trails. These trails are ideal for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and more.