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Attractions

Recreation

From golf courses to bowling alleys, skating rinks to pumpkin farms, there is plenty to do all year round in Tinley Park and nearby towns.

Tinley Park Park District,
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
www.tinleyparkdistrict.org

The Tinley Park Park District provides 420 acres of parklands for the whole family to enjoy. Residents and guests will love the park district’s more than 50 recreational sites, which include White Water Canyon Water Park and Spray Ground; Tinley Junction Miniature Golf and Batting Cages; the Vogt Visual Arts Center and much, much more.

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
www.firstmidwest.com/fmba

largest outdoor concert venue

The largest outdoor concert venue in the Midwest, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre entertains 400,000 music fans each year with some of the biggest names in music. Recent concerts have included Rush, One Direction, Black Sabbath and John Mayer, with other musical greats such as Aerosmith, Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen having graced the stage in recent years. The amphitheatre also hosts the Vans Warped Tour each year.

Odyssey Fun World
www.odysseyfunworld.com

For a day of family fun, you just can’t beat Odyssey Fun World. A day at this indoor/outdoor amusement park is a day filled with arcade games, bumper and paddle boats, batting cages, go-karts, laser tag, indoor rides and mini-golf.

Events

You would be hard-pressed to find a dull day in Tinley Park. Between concerts, farmers’ markets, library events and annual festivals, there is always fun to be had for residents of all ages.

Annual Events

Irish Parade — March
Benches on the Avenue — May through October
Farmers’ Market — June through October
Music in the Plaza — June through September
Race Around the World Duathlon — June
Caribbean Block Party — July
Boo Bash – October
Holiday Market — December
Parade of Lights — December

The Arts

The artistic community within Tinley Park is thriving, with plenty of opportunities for residents to both create their own art and experience the art of others. The Vogt Visual Arts Center hosts an art gallery, art show, jazz concerts, special events and art classes. The Tinley Park Community Band and Arts Alive! Community Center provide musical and theatrical productions, and the Tinley Park Arts Council sponsors a number of arts and culture events throughout the year.

Just a walk through town can be its own artistic experience. In 2004, the MainStreet Commission began its Benches on the Avenue project, which brings about 20 benches to the town each May through October with a different theme each year; and a trip down Oak Park Avenue is filled with bronze statues.

Regional Attractions

Neighboring communities provide even more exciting activities to Tinley Park residents. The following are just a few examples of the fun attractions within a short drive from Tinley Park.

Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield – www.czs.org

Just a 35-minute drive north from Tinley Park, Brookfield Zoo makes for the perfect day-trip. The zoo is open 365 days a year and features 20 exhibits where guests can view and learn about animals from all over the world. The zoo also offers great programs and activities for the whole family.

Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway
Joliet - www.chicagolandspeedway.com www.route66raceway.com

Located adjacent to each other in Joliet, the Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway are comprised of a drag strip, dirt oval track, D-shaped tri-oval speedway and a 75,000-seat grandstand.

The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
Oak Lawn – www.cmoaklawn.org

The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn’s mission is “to positively impact a child’s potential in life through play-based education,” and they do just that. With themed exhibits such as the Dream a Dream Theatre, Air Maze and Treemendous Tunes Treehouse, along with exciting and educational programs, the Children’s Museum is a family favorite.

Toyota Park
Bridgeview – www.toyotapark.com

Opened in 2006, Toyota Park is a 469,000-square-foot outdoor stadium that can seat as many as 28,000 guests for concerts and sporting events. The stadium is host to the Chicago Fire soccer team and offers amenities such as luxury suites, the Miller Lite Party Deck, rooftop deck and parking lot rentals.

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