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Whether you are coming to Western DuPage for a day or for a lifetime, there is no shortage of things to do. Here is a small sampling of the fun to be had in Western DuPage:

Golf: Old Wayne Golf Course, Prairie Landing Golf Club, and St. Andrews Golf & Country Club in West Chicago … Arrowhead Golf Club and Cantigny Golf in Wheaton … and Klein Creek Golf Club in Winfield provide golf courses of varying sizes and difficulties.

Turtle Splash Water Park

Turtle Splash Water Park: A 5-acre outdoor water park in West Chicago, Turtle Splash is the perfect place to spend a summer day. Enjoy water slides, a lap pool, a playground area, lounge chairs and concessions.

Ferry Creek Wetland Restoration: Located at Summerlakes Park in Warrenville, the Ferry Creek Wetland Restoration is a 6-acre wildlife area with hiking paths, ball fields and an overlook platform.

Cantigny Park: In nearby Wheaton, Cantigny Park offers two museums, expansive gardens and a 27-hole golf course, plus special events, concerts, lectures and workshops throughout the year.

Professional Baseball: In nearby Geneva, the Kane County Cougars, a Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, entertains baseball fans of all ages from April through early September.

Parks, Trails and Forest Preserves: Western DuPage is filled with natural landscapes for outdoor fun. The Illinois Prairie Path is a 62-mile-long trail that runs right through Western DuPage and can be used for walking, jogging, bike riding, and horseback riding. The DuPage Forest Preserve District is one of the oldest in the country and provides hiking, camping, fishing, picnicking, swimming, boating and more. There are also several parks for picnics, reunions, sporting events or just getting some fresh air.

Wiggly Field Dog Park: Within Reed-Keppler Park in West Chicago is the private, permit-only Wiggly Field Dog Park, a great place to bring your dog for some leash-free fun and exercise.

Latitude 42: Latitude 42 in Warrenville is a 35,000-sq.-ft. gaming and entertainment center with a bowling alley, HD sports theater, restaurant, live performance theater, and bar with a stage and dance floor.

Park Districts: Each community’s Park District offers year-round recreational activities. For Warrenville, visit www.warrenvilleparks.org ... West Chicago, www.we-goparks.org … Winfield, www.winfieldparkdistrict.com.

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