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Things to do in Berwyn

Visit the birthplace of Bob Odenkirk and Svengoolie in Berwyn. The town also prides itself on its placement on the former Route 66. Berwyn is a medical and education orientated town, with the hospitals and schools being the largest employers. Berwyn’s recreational scene largely consists of parks wrought with historical background and some indoor attractions too. Let’s look at some of the things to do when passing through Berwyn, IL.

Oak Park Conservatory

The Edwardian greenhouse of the Oak Park Conservatory should demonstrate how many decades it’s been around. In fact, it will be a century old in seven years. This botanic has several types of desert cacti, native orchids, ferns, and a rainforest collection. Their pond has koi and turtles swimming around. Spend the morning or afternoon on garden walks, both indoor and outdoor.

Oak Park Conservatory

615 Garfield St,

Oak Park, IL

60304

No more than three miles from Berwyn, IL

Urban Air Trampoline And Adventure Park

A local favorite of Berwyn is their indoor trampoline and adventure park. Aside from sky-high trampolines and games, there’s a high ropes course, go-kart track, climbing wall, mini-golf, laser tag, bowling, arcade, and other thrilling activities involving a trampoline or a safety harness. They also do birthday parties and fitness classes.

Urban Air Trampoline And Adventure Park

7401 W 25th St,

North Riverside, IL

60546

No more than one and a half miles from Berwyn, IL

Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument

On May 4, 1886, there was a workers' demonstration for an eight-hour workday in Haymarket Square in Chicago. This also came at a time when the local police had shot and killed a worker and injured several others. It was a peaceful protest until someone, not a worker, threw dynamite at the police, and a shootout occurred. Seven police officers and four protestors died, and several others were wounded. This event is one of the reasons why we have International Worker’s Day. In 1893, the Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument was erected in the Forest Home Cemetery. The statue memorial is now a historic landmark and can be freely visited.

Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument

863 Des Plaines Ave,

Forest Park, IL

60130

Just three miles from Berwyn, IL

Proksa Park

Proksa Park is Berwyn’s largest park that is the pillar of community recreation. The three lighted tennis courts make evening matches possible, along with the two baseball diamonds, which also have lighting. Children love the Baldwin playground. There are also picnic groves and a creek area for a more nature-orientated experience. The activity centers host preschool classes and events as well.

Proksa Park

3001 Wisconsin Ave,

Berwyn, IL

60402

Miller Meadow

This is a popular choice for outdoor activities because Miller Meadow has an open grove ideal for flying toy airplanes and a special area where dogs can go without leashes. A two-mile trail makes for a leisurely stroll through the woods. Cross country skiing and cycling are also permitted on park grounds.

Miller Meadow

2175 S 1st Ave,

Forest Park, IL

60130

About three miles from Berwyn, IL