Recreation & Entertainment
Whatever the Season, whatever your interest, Arlington Heights has something to offer. Arlington Heights is ready to provide our visitors and tourists with truly authentic experiences.
Choices for activities abound in this picturesque, vibrant community –whether it’s watching a race at Arlington Park Racecourse or enjoying a day of golf at one of our challenging golf courses. Let this serve as your roadmap to having a great experience in Arlington Heights.
Take on the challenge of “Cosmic Bowling” at one of our bowling alleys, or try a game of laser tag! Check out the sights and sounds of a Japanese culture by visiting Matsuwa Marketplace, or unwind and plan an escape to one of several great spas.
Enjoy a peaceful stroll along some of Arlington Heights walking trails, or test your paddle boat skills at Lake Arlington. Whether its wine tasting, taking in a play at Metropolis, swimming a couple of laps at the newly remodeled Olympic Pool, or playing an invigorating game of tennis at the indoor Heritage Tennis Club, Arlington Heights has something for every age and interest.
Arlington Heights has it all from picturesque neighborhoods and a vibrant downtown, to outdoor recreation and indoor recreation, stimulating cultural offerings, a local museum featuring great exhibits, distinctive restaurants and shops, and an endless spirit of fun!
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre:
The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre offers more than 50 productions each year ranging from musical theatre, plays, live jazz, vocal and symphonic music, dance, family shows, the Second City Comedy, and professional children’s theatre. Visit www.metropolisarts.com
for more information. The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is located at 111 W. Campbell Street Arlington Heights, IL 60005; 847.577.2121.
Star Cinema Grill:
This movie theater located in the heart of Downtown at the Arlington Town Square, 53 S. Evergreen, appeals to all senses! See a great movie while dining in and enjoying a drink. The theater shows the latest movies with the convenience of dining in - it's a gret a night out for all ages. 847-259-7827. Learn more about the movies and the experience at http://chicago.starcinemagrill.net/
Arlington Heights Park District:
The Arlington Heights Park District is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, the largest community in Chicago’s prestigious northwest suburban corridor; only 24 miles from business and entertainment in downtown Chicago. It has a current population of approximately 77,000 and encompasses 16.2 square miles. The Arlington Heights Park District is located at 410 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847.577.3000. For more information visit www.ahpd.org
Arlington Lanes LLC:
Now newly renovated, there has been no better time to come visit our fine bowling facility! Come relax and unwind with your family and friends, while enjoying the numerous amenities.
- Forty Lanes
- Two Billiard Tables
- 3 Private Banquet Rooms (Up to 250 Guests)
- Full Service Bar
- Full Kitchen & Grill
- Adult and Junior Leagues
- Cosmic Bowling
Arlington Lanes is located at 3435 N. Kennicott Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847.255.6373. For more information visit www.arlingtonlanes.com
Arlington Park Racecourse:
The Arlington Park Racecourse is a great place for summer entertainment for the whole family. The facility offers thoroughbred racing Wednesday through Sunday with approximately 90 race days per year. Arlington Park is home to the Arlington Million and the Breeder’s Cup. In 2002, Arlington Park hosted a sold out crowd of 46,118 for the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, which came to the Midwest for the first time in its history. The Arlington Park Racecourse is located at 2200 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Entrances on Euclid Ave. & Wilke Road. 8470.385.7500. For more information visit www.arlingtonpark.com
Arlington Heights Historical Museum:
The Arlington Heights Historical Museum is a five-building complex, including a Coach House, Log Cabin, the 1882 home of F. W. Muller, and the 1908 Banta House. These buildings and their contents tell the story of Arlington Heights over the last 150 years. Tour guides introduce you to the life of early residents. Visit www.ahmuseum.org
for more information. The Arlington Heights Historical Museum is located at 110 W. Freemont Street Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847.255.1225.
Arlington Heights Memorial Library:
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is a world class library facility. Approximately 66 percent of Arlington Heights residents possess a library card. The 132,000 square foot facility provides over 450,000 items including 39,000 videos and DVD’s and over 35,000 CD’s and cassettes. The library loaned over 2,300,000 items in 2007. The facility has over 60 computers available in the library, with Internet access, paid information databases. Laptop computers are available at the Computer Desk for use throughout the library and free Wi-Fi is also available. Visit www.ahml.info
for more information. The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is located at 500 N. Dunton Avenue Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004.
Beverly Lanes is a bowling center where people of all ages can relax and have fun! They offer leagues to bowlers of all experience levels. They love birthday parties and group outings, whatever the occasion. Beverly epitomizes a family operation that is run by and for bowlers. Celebrating 54 years of bowling excellence in Arlington Heights!
- Official House of Sport Bowling
- PBA Practice Site - - Home of PBA Events
- 24 Lanes with Automatic Scoring
- Bumper Lanes and Lounge
- Pro shop – 100 % Smoke Free
Beverly Lanes is located at 8 S. Beverly Lane, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847.253.5238. For more information visit www.beverlylanes.2gobowl.com
The Arlington Heights Park District operates several area golf courses including the Nickol Knoll Golf Course, Arlington Lakes Golf Club, and the Sunset Meadows Driving Range. The Arlington Heights Park District is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, the largest community in Chicago’s prestigious northwest suburban corridor; only 24 miles from business and entertainment in downtown Chicago. The Arlington Heights Park District is located at 410 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847.577.3000. For more information visit www.ahpd.org.
- Nickol Knoll Golf Club
3800 North Kennicott Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847.590.6050; www.ahpd.org/NKGC/index.htm
- Arlington Lakes Golf Club
1211 South New Wilke Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847.577.3030; www.ahpd.org/algc
- Sunset Meadows Driving Range
Kirchoff Road and Dwyer Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847.394.5865
- Rolling Green Country Club
2525 E Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847.253.0400; www.rollinggreen.org
The Mitsuwa Marketplace is the largest Japanese grocery store in the Midwest and provides the sights, tastes and sounds of Japanese culture. This is one of the many Japanese businesses located in Arlington Heights. The store is open 365 days a year from 9:00am to 8:00pm. This is one of only eight Mitsuwa Marketplace stores around the country. The Mitsuwa Marketplace is located at 100 E. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005; 847.956.6699. For more information visit www.mitsuwa.com
The Arlington Heights Park District operates two tennis facilities including the Heritage Tennis Club, and the Forest View Racquet & Fitness Club.
- Heritage Tennis Club
7 West College Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847.398.7780; www.ahpd.org/htc
- Forest View Racquet & Fitness Club
800 E. Falcon Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60005; 847.640.2574; www.ahpd.org/fv