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Chicago Southland, IL Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 67
Total Sleeping Rooms 6,500
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 175
Committable Meeting Rooms* 21
Convention Center Space 70,450 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 58,100 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 58,100 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $159
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $71
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $468
*Maximum for a single hotel

Chicago Southland, IL Things to Do and Attractions

Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center

A joint project of the Homewood-Flossmoor and Olympia Fields park districts, Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center in Olympia Fields offers a number of nature-based community and environmental education projects, as well as team-building

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Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo houses about 450 species of animals, some of which appear on the extinction list, amid its 215 acres of meticulously kept gardens in Brookfield. The zoo features a variety of exhibits, including the Seven Seas underwater dolphin

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As the home of the Chicago Fire soccer team, Bridgeview's TOYOTA PARK serves as the heart of soccer for much of the Midwest, as well as a fantastic venue for world-class concerts and other sporting events. The Bridgeview arena sits near I-294, I-55,

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Named the best small brewpub and best small brewpub brewer in America at the Great American Beer Festival, Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery serves classic American Heartland cuisine in a warm setting. Housed in a 1906 building originally used

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Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

The largest concert venue in the Midwest, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre is located just off I-80 in Tinley Park. The amphitheater features 12,000 outdoor seats and welcomes more than 400,000 fans each year for its world-class concerts and events.

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

The scenic, serene Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park consists of 28 works set within the wild prairie swales of the Governors State University campus in University Park. Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds, open daily from dawn to dusk. The

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Orland Square Mall

Orland Park's Orland Square Mall is an indoor upscale shopping destination with four major department stores, 150 specialty shops, a food court, a play area, and a variety of dining options.

Railfan Sites

Railfans love the Chicago Southland for its plurality of railfan spots! From double diamonds to the historic Pullman neighborhood, a brewpub in an old Illinois Central rail station, and one of the only places to see a double wye junction in the

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Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens

Lake Katherine is a nature center, as well as an auditorium and rental hall. Lake Katherine consists of 158 acres, including the Calumet-Sag Canal, 3.5 miles of hiking trails, the 20-acre Lake Katherine, Navajo Creek, a waterfall, forested areas,

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Windy City ThunderBolts

The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant's locations in Orland Park and Oak Lawn feature modern dining with entrees crafted around its handcrafted wine, all served in a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere. Entree selections include slow-braised beef

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Harvest Room

This open, airy dining room serves farm-to-table fare, the freshest alternative to dining with ingredients from local growers. The menu includes comfort foods and gluten-free/vegan options, along with cocktails from the full-service bar, handcrafted

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Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

As the largest performing arts organization in Chicago Southland, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is known for its vast repertoire, ranging from baroque and classical masterpieces to modern favorites. Headquartered in Park Forest, the orchestra

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Illinois Lincoln Highway Murals

The Illinois section of the Lincoln Highway, America's first coast-to-coast road, was dedicated in 1913 and runs about 25 miles through the Chicago Southland, from Lynwood in the east to New Lenox in the west. Throughout this section, a series of

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Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe

The casual Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe in Burbank specializes in its own blend of Mexican, Cajun-Creole, Southern cooking and slow-cooked smoked barbecue. The cafe's menu of sandwiches, salads, barbecue, and specialties includes such entrees as

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Freedom Hall

Freedom Hall offers a diverse series accenting dance, music, theater, popular attractions, children's theater, and outreach activities. Join us in the intimate 280-seat Nathan Manilow Theatre.

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