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19900 Governors Drive
Suite 200

Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461-1057

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Party | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:6000
Meeting
Rooms:Multiple
Maximum
Overnight:5,000+
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  • Governors State University Center for Performing ArtsGovernors State University Center for Performing Arts
  • Irons Oaks Environmental Learning CenterIrons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
  • Irons Oaks Environmental Learning CenterIrons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
  • Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic GardensLake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
  • Tinley Park Convention CenterTinley Park Convention Center
  • Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference CenterHoliday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center
  • The Odyssey credit TWAThe Odyssey credit TWA
  • Prairie State CollegePrairie State College
  • Trinity Christian CollegeTrinity Christian College
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  • Thornton Distilling and Brewing Co.Thornton Distilling and Brewing Co.
  • Ravisloe Country ClubRavisloe Country Club
  • Accelerate Indoor Speedway & EventsAccelerate Indoor Speedway & Events
  • Brookfield ZooBrookfield Zoo
  • Historic Pullman National MonumentHistoric Pullman National Monument
  • Windy City ThunderBoltsWindy City ThunderBolts
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  • Gamma VRGamma VR
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About Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Welcome Social Event Planners

Chicago Southland region contains top-notch meeting facilities, eateries, and attractions for social events. Meanwhile, Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau has the perfect venues to impress your guests!

At the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, groups are our specialty! We can help your family, school, or military reunion planning committee with all the details to create an unforgettable reunion experience. If your business is looking to book a conference, convention meeting or retreat, let us guide you through the process and show you all there is to offer in Chicago’s Southland region! Chicago Southland is also a convenient and spectacular location for social event, banquets, and weddings.

The Chicago Southland convention centers and meeting venues are minutes from downtown Chicago and Midway International Airport offering planners accessibility, affordability, versatility and a wide variety of traditional and alternative meeting sites with a full complement of services. Conveniently accessible via Interstates 80, 90, 94, 294, 355, 55 and 57, the Chicago Southland is an ideal event location for a variety of areas due to its unparalleled accessibility.

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist with the logistical processes associated with planning your event, including everything from site selection through on-site registration. We are your primary source of information for the Chicago Southland region and offer a variety of free professional services including; name badges, welcome banners and tent cards.

Call the Chicago Southland CVB today at 888-895-3211 to begin planning for your next big event in Chicago, Illinois!

Our unique event venues:
Accelerated Indoor Speedway & Events
Chicago Gaelic Park
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
Country Club Hills Theater
Culture
Dave and Buster’s
Dining on the Green
Fountain Hills Golf Club
Freedom Hall
Glenwoodie Golf Club
Green Garden Country Club
Fox Pointe
Haunted Trails Family Park
HITS Chicago - Balmoral Park
In the Game, Hollywood Park 
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
Marcus Theatres
Oak Lawn Children’s Museum
Odyssey Fun World
Odyssey Golf Foundation
Orland Park Civic Center
Palos Country Club Golf Course
Ravisloe Country Club
SeatGeek Stadium
The Serbian Social Center
Sgt. Means Park Barn
Silver Lake Country Club
Stony Creek Golf Course & Clubhouse
Thornton Distilling and Brewing Co.
Tinley Park Convention Center
Tuckaway Golf Club
University Park Golf Club
Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery
Will County Fair Association

Colleges:
Governors State University
Moraine Valley Community College
Prairie State College
South Suburban College
Trinity Christian College

Hotels:
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip *Hybrid Meetings Capable
Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Centre
Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center
Holiday Inn Hotel & Tinley Park Convention Center *Hybrid Meetings Capable
Homewood Suites By Hilton/Elements Conference Center
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

The Chicago Southland encompasses the 62 south/southwest suburbs of Chicago including: Alsip, Bridgeview, Burbank, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Chicago Heights, Crestwood, East Hazel Crest, Harvey, Homewood, Lansing, Markham, Matteson, Mokena, Monee, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, South Holland, Tinley Park, Frankfort, Homer Glen, New Lenox and Orland Park.

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Midway International Airport - 5 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Train | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Free

AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Business Services
Dry Cleaning Services
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Golf Course
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Meditation
Running
Sightseeing
Spa
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
Fitness Center
Parking On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Team Building
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

6000 Attendees


Multiple Spaces

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Theatre Style 5,850 | Classroom Style 2,350

TECHNOLOGY
No

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

5,000+ Overnight Guests

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Accommodations

Accommodations

5,000+
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Hotel | up to 202 rooms
The Chicago Southland offers 5 full service hotels ranging with up to 202 guest rooms.
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| Hotel | up to 132 rooms
The Chicago Southland offers 43 select service hotels with up to 132 sleeping rooms.
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LaBanque Hotel

Chicago Southland is home to LaBanque Hotel, a boutique hotel rich in history with luxuriously appointed rooms. The unique experience begins at the reception desk set in the majestic bank lobby and continues on to our high end guest rooms.
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| Hotel | up to 165 rooms
Chicago Southland is home to 15 motels with up to 165 sleeping rooms.
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Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Business Services
Business Services
Dry Cleaning Services
Dry Cleaning Services
Hair Dryer
Hair Dryer
Iron
Iron
Television
Television
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Biking
Golf Course
Golf Course
Hiking
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Meditation
Meditation
Running
Running
Sightseeing
Sightseeing
Spa
Spa
Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Pet-Friendly
Team Building
Team Building


Unique Experiences
Whether you are looking for a space that is artsy, sporty or anything in between, the Chicago Southland offers an array of unique event spaces. If you're looking for mobile entertainment options to add fun to a more traditional event space we offer bingo, wine tastings, escape rooms, team building, line dancing, sip and paint sessions, caricature artists, casino games and more that can be brought to your event. The Chicago Southland can also help plan community service projects that can easily be incorporated in your events. Not only does the Chicago Southland help plan events, we also offer a wide variety of complimentary event services. From pre-event services, including brochure distribution, event listings and supplies, itinerary planning, and marketing assistance to on-site services such as name badges, registration assistance, executive gift baskets and promotional signs are available. The Chicago Southland region has so much to offer the events industry; whatever your needs are, we will work hard to exceed your expectations. Here at the Chicago Southland CVB, we pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for event planners and aim to make hosting your regional event in the Chicago Southland even easier.

Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
6000
Overall
2,350
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
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Tinley Park Convention Center Entrance

The 120,000 square foot Convention Center features 21 versatile meeting rooms with the ability to accommodate up to 6,000 making it the ideal location for trade shows, conventions and social events. Ample free parking. Free Internet access.
| 15,000 SQ FT | image
Doubletree Hotel by Hilton-Alsip Ballroom

Our renovated property welcomes your event with premium guest accommodations, award-winning dining and elegant surroundings. Three ballrooms accommodating up to 600 guests are perfect for events and parties.
| 25,000+ SQ FT | image
Georgios Banquet Set Up

The Georgios Ballroom accommodates up to 1,200 persons. Ideal setting for your special event. Again, voted #1 banquet facility 2014 in the Chicago Southland previous 10 years. Voted The Knot Best of Wedding, 2014, 2013 & 2011!
| 9,702 SQ FT | image
Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center Banquet

We have the perfect combination of accessibility and comfort! With first class accommodations and flexible meeting space accommodating meetings up to 1,000 and 750 for banquets.
| 6,500 SQ FT | image
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Elements Conference Center Banquet

Connected to the Homewood Suites by Hilton Orland Park, the Elements Conference Center is a convenient solution to your convention & meeting needs. Providing beautiful facilities, guest rooms, catering & audio visual resources all under one roof. The conference center features over 9,000 square feet of elegantly appointed & flexible meeting space.
| 56,218 SQ FT | image
Center for Performing Arts at GSU

Governors State University offers state-of-the-art facilities including Center for Performing Arts, a 1,171-seat theatre suitable for meetings, presentations and special functions and the Center for Performing Arts Arena suitable for theme parties, receptions, meetings and presentations. Classrooms can be rented. Governors State University is 28 miles from Midway Airport, 58 miles from O’Hare Airport and under 2 miles from the nearest Metra Commuter Rail station.
| 20,265 SQ FT | image
Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College offers a variety of facilities for business meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars. The Moraine Business and Conference Center can accommodate from 75 to 800 people with flexible seating configurations. We offer catering with a wide range of menu options and affordable prices. The Gymnasium, classrooms and theaters also can be rented. Moraine Valley Community College is located 17 miles from Midway Airport, 27 miles from O’Hare Airport and just under 3 miles to the nearest Metra Commuter Rail station.
| 2,785 SQ FT | image
The Conference Center at Prairie State College

Offering affordable and convenient meeting space for the Chicago Southland, The Prairie State College Conference Center is equipped with four meeting rooms, a 486 seat auditorium, state of the art sound system, up-to-date audio visual equipment, full-service catering and free WiFi.

The Conference Center is easily accessible from I-57 and I-80, offers an abundance of free parking and courteous staff to assist with your meeting needs. Rental fees include the use of TV/DVD, dry erase board, microphones, flipcharts and screen. Contact our on-site professional staff to discuss your next meeting and for available dates.

Prairie State College is located 22 miles from Midway Airport, 43 miles from O’Hare Airport and just over 3 miles from the nearest Metra Commuter Rails Station.
| 16,298 SQ FT | image
St. Xavier University - Chicago

Saint Xavier University offers a vibrant university atmosphere at both its Chicago and Orland Park Campuses. Our campuses offer beautiful banquet and meeting facilities which vary in size to meet your needs. Saint Xavier University is host to many camps and conferences with a full service conference department to assist with event planning. Come tour our facilities to see what Saint Xavier University has to offer! We look forward to meeting with you. St. Xavier is located 8 miles from Midway Airport, 34 miles from O’Hare Airport and just over 3 miles from the nearest Metra Commuter Rail station.
| 33,000 SQ FT | image
St. Xavier University - Orland Park

Book your meeting at this beautiful state-of-the-art campus featuring classrooms, computer labs, dining facility, atrium and outdoor gathering spaces nestled in a nature preserve. St. Xavier University, Orland Park Campus is located 25 miles from Midway Airport, 45 miles from O’Hare Airport and 2.5 miles from the nearest Metra Commuter Rail Station.
| 35,950+ SQ FT | image
Trinity Christian College Auditorium

Trinity Christian College offers a picturesque setting on our beautifully wooded 60-acre campus with personal attention to large and small groups. Located just 30 minutes southwest of downtown Chicago, Trinity welcomes meetings, banquets and receptions all year long as well as conferences, family reunions and overnight accommodations during the summer. The Ozinga Chapel can host banquets, receptions, concerts and graduation ceremonies. Trinity offers excellent on campus catering as well as audio/visual services.
| 1,300 SQ FT | image
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center & Teambuilding Course

Consider Irons Oaks for your next retreat or special function. Irons Oaks facilities offer an ideal setting for baby showers, religious ceremonies, anniversaries, birthday parties or an office meeting; come see our beautiful, 1,300 sq. ft conference rooms. These rooms offer spacious accommodations for your special event along with a secluded, cozy, gracious atmosphere hosted by Irons Oaks’ friendly staff. A sure delight!

Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center provides the ultimate in experiential training programs coupled with a fun, safe environment that will take your business professionals to the next level of achievement.

Does your team need direction? At Irons Oaks, our Corporate Reach programs are customized to fit your corporation’s specific needs. Corporate Reach training enhances professional skills with collaboration, communication, problem solving and accountability, introduces tools for enhancing interaction and provides guidance for action plan development to integrate team principles into daily operations, and much more! Our clients take back to their offices greater understanding and appreciation of individual skills and contributions and how their efforts impact group effectiveness. These skills provide the tools for groups and individuals to return to their organizations and create measurable improvements.

We offer experienced, top notched trainers who specialize in workshop facilitation, one-on-one consultations, off-site adventures and more. There is so much that we offer here at Irons Oaks. Your office staff will never be the same! While some of the training is physical in nature, everyone has the power to decide at what level he or she wishes to participate. Irons Oaks is located on a 38-acre wooded preserve just south of the Chicago metropolitan area, conveniently located off I-57 at the corner of Vollmer Road and Western Avenue in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Additional grounds and facilities available for larger engagements.

Irons Oaks is located 21 miles from Midway Airport, 42 miles from O’Hare Airport and just under two miles from the nearest Metra Commuter Rail station.
| 4,209 SQ FT | image
Matteson Community Center

Make the Matteson Community Center the DESTINATION for your important events, business meetings, family functions and sporting events. The Matteson Community Center is 22 miles from Midway Airport, 44 miles from O’Hare Airport and 3 miles from the nearest Metra Commuter Rail station.
| 6.650 SQ FT | image
Orland Park Civic Center

The Orland Park Civic Center is handicapped accessible and surrounded by ample parking. With more than 10,000 square feet of space, the Civic Center is ready to host your next sales conference, training seminar, reunion, sporting event, trade show, convention, theatrical, cultural, civic, educational or commercial activity. It is also the ideal setting for private events such as weddings, showers and christenings. Whether business or social, our staff is dedicated to making your event a success. We will be happy to provide suggestions for caterers, entertainers and other resources available to make sure that all the particulars for your event are satisfied. The Center offers flexibility, with connecting, interchangeable rooms to meet your specific needs. The Orland Park Civic Center wishes to make your occasion a happy and memorable event. The Orland Park Civic Center is 14 miles from Midway Airport, 31 miles from O’Hare Airport and 1 mile from the nearest Metra Commuter Rail station.
| 234-1500 SQ FT
The Chicago Southland offers 18 select service hotels with space ranging from 234 - 1,500 square feet.

The Chicago Southland has an inventory of banquet facilties and event spaces accommodating up to 1,000. From golf course clubhouses to distilleries and amphitheatres to nature centers, the Chicago Southland offers a vast array of unique event spaces. 

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability


Dining Options
| Seating Capacity: 86 | image
Allgauer's Salad

Allgauer's Restaurant features steak, chops, pasta and seafood. Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner and our award winning champagne Sunday brunch.

Casual dining in a family-friendly environment, serving super sandwiches, salads, steaks, chops, seafood, pasta skillets and award-winning corned beef.
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At The Office Sports Bar & Grill

Casual sports bar, fun atmosphere, great food, great service. Come watch your favorite sport here. Awesome outdoor patio!
| Seating Capacity: 500 | image
Aurelio's Pizza

Chicago's oldest pizza chain since 1959 and the world's largest pizzeria seats over 625 people. Private Party Room. Specializes in thin crust pizza and fresh Spinach Calabrese, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Voted Best Pizza Chicago Southland.
| Seating Capacity: 100 | image
Balagio Ristorante

Where comfort meets elegance in the south suburbs home-style Italian cooking at its best.
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Bar Louie

Family Dining Restaurant including pick-up, delivery & catering service. Featuring pizza, Italian & classic American food. Organ played on Tuesdays & Fridays.
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Beggar's Pizza

Family Dining Restaurant including pick-up, delivery & catering service. Featuring pizza, Italian & classic American food. Organ played on Tuesdays & Fridays.
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The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep invites an entirely different experience that pushes the boundaries of its location and challenges those to think differently, with an unconventional take on food & drinks.
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Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe

Restaurant specializing in BBQ, Gourmet Mexican & Cajun. Party Room and eat-in lounge also available.
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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Lawn

An upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, Napa-style tasting room and retail store...all under one roof.
| Seating Capacity: 300 | image
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Orland Park

An upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, Napa-style tasting room and retail store...all under one roof.
| Seating Capacity: 270 | image
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Located in an historic train station, we offer a wide range of American heartland cuisine. Great beer at the area's oldest brewery named best small brew pub in America - 2006 Great American Beer Festival.
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The Garden Grille

Located in the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago - Tinley Park. Our casual setting is the perfect spot for breakfast or dinner.
| Seating Capacity: 425 | image
Glenwood Oaks Rib & Chop House

Recently chosen for the best ribs by Chicago Magazine adds to our long list of recognitions and awards for outstanding service and food. Celebrating 39 years.
| Seating Capacity: 190 | image

Established 1922, Historical Speakeasy, Classic American Steakhouse, Highest Quality, Award Winning, Steak, Chops, Seafood. Private luncheons, Full Service Bar/Lounge, Saturday Entertainment.
| Seating Capacity: 90 | image

Enjoy a unique dining experience in the restaurant’s plush dining room and lounge featuring French inspired cuisine. The focal point of the restaurant is the bank’s vault located in our comfortable bistro setting.
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Lynnie Ques

All of our items are prepared daily; our ribs, chicken and brisket are hickory smoked. Down-home cooking you will love.
| Seating Capacity: 350 | image
Mr. Benny's Steak & Lobster House

Prime Steaks, Prime Rib, Fresh Seafood, Veal, Lamb & Pork. New patio for outdoor dining, now open.

Our ocean fresh seafood is flown in daily, directly from the World's Oceans to your table. Enjoy succulent steaks paired with the highest quality wines from our extensive wine collection. Let your taste buds rejoice and your senses awaken in the unforgettable dining experience at Outriggers!
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Serving Southwest Suburbs for over 30 years, with fine Italian dishes, steaks, seafood, homemade pastas and award-winning pizza. Catering, Carry-Out, Luncheons, Special Occasions.
| Seating Capacity: 230 | image
The Princess Cafe

The Princess Cafe has built a reputation for serving the very finest steaks, seafood, chops and the freshest vegetables. Enjoy cocktails and dining in a relaxing country atmosphere.
| Seating Capacity: 200 | image
Siam Marina

Featuring delectable dishes of Thailand and Vietnam with French influences, enhanced by Chef Pham's sauces and seasonings. Enjoy our renowned martinis, cocktails, fine wines and imported beers.
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Side Street American Tavern

Southwest Suburbs' best total dining/social/entertainment experience; casual dining; great food; live music; friendly atmosphere; large-screen TVs; group/package events.
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Stoney Point Grill

Live Video Gaming, Off-Track Betting, 5-Star Restaurant, Jukebox, 50 TVs (All Sports), official Blackhawks Bar, Party Room, Carry-Out, Family Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Full Service Bar.
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The Well at Thornton Distilling and Brewery Co.

Located in the oldest standing brewery in Illinois', Thornton Distilling Company has been crafting beer and spirits for over 150 years, from the pioneers, to prohibition, to now. Distillery onsite, fine cocktails and food are available. A recently obtained brewing license will allow the expansion of plans to release traditional beers originally produced in the 1800's. Until then, on tap are draft beers from some of the finest craft breweries in the US. The adjacent, popular tasting room and special event venue are now known as The Well at the Distillery. 
| Seating Capacity: 230 | image
Tin Fish

Renowned for fresh seafood and oysters as well as aged steaks. A much respected wine list and bar deep in aged spirits.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Midway International Airport - 5 minutes
Nearby Cities
The Chicago Southland encompasses the 62 south/southwest suburbs of Chicago including: Alsip, Bridgeview, Burbank, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Chicago Heights, Crestwood, East Hazel Crest, Harvey, Homewood, Lansing, Markham, Matteson, Mokena, Monee, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, South Holland, Tinley Park, Frankfort, Homer Glen, New Lenox and Orland Park.
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Train
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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Fans, entertainers and athletes alike praise SeatGeek Stadium as accessible, friendly and fun. In addition to being host to the Chicago Red Stars games, SeatGeek Stadium is regularly home to world-class acts Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton or Phish, as well as high school football and festivals, among others.
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Since 1855, Frankfort has been a gathering place. The Grainery once held the yield from local crops. Today it towers over Briedert Green, town center and home to year-round community events.
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Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens is an 85-acre park that includes woodlands, prairie, wetlands, and a 10-acre lake. An estimated 100,000 people come to the park each year to hike or jog along the trails, canoe or kayak on the lake, attend a special event or educational program, or simply enjoy the beauty of the gardens and the abundant opportunities to see wildlife.
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Orland Square Mall is an enclosed shopping center in Orland Park, Illinois. It is the most upscale mall in the Chicago Southland area and largest mall in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, covering an area of over 1.2 million ft
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Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre is an outdoor music venue, in Chicago's southwest suburb of Tinley Park, Illinois, that opened in 1990. It is one of the largest music venues in the Chicago area, with capacities of up to 28,000 spectators.
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The Windy City ThunderBolts are a professional baseball team based in the Chicago suburb of Crestwood, Illinois, in the United States. The ThunderBolts are a member of the Frontier League, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball.
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Encounter major works by masters of contemporary sculpture at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Established 35 years ago, the park has grown into a major collection of 28 works that is set within the wild prairie swales of the Governors State University campus. Located just 34 miles directly south of Chicago's Loop business district and connected by a one-hour Metra train ride to the Millennium Park station, the park is easily accessible by train, automobile, or tour bus.
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The Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center is a joint project of the Homewood-Flossmoor (HF Parks.com)and Olympia Fields (OF Parks.com) park districts. The near 40-acre nature preserve is home to a diversity of wildlife and habitat types.
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See one of the country’s largest rail intersections, where the Canadian National main line connects with the Metra line, from a 35’ high train viewing platform. This is a must-visit attraction for area visitors!
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The Brookfield Zoo is a zoo located in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Illinois. The zoo covers an area of 216 acres and houses around 450 species of animals
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The Pullman Historic District is a unique community, built in 1880-84 as a planned model industrial town for the Pullman's Palace Car Company. Learn about the town's history and its buildings.
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Speed-lovers, be prepared for the newest attraction taking over the Chicago Southland area: European-style indoor go-karting at Autobahn Indoor Speedway. Our state-of-the-art electric indoor go-kart racing experience offers perfect racing conditions every day. Change Your Speed at our Grand Prix-Style tracks with our unique electric Italian go-karts reaching speeds up to 50 MPH. You can unleash your inner warrior as axe-throwing is now offered on site.
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White Water Canyon Water Park is an affordable, wet and wild oasis just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, perfect for the whole family!
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Family amusement park featuring 100s of games, rides, award-winning miniature golf, go-karts & batting cages. October haunted house, and Restaurant/party room featuring karaoke. Birthday party and group packages available.
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The Shrine is a multimedia destination located just 35 miles from Chicago, situated on 30 acres featuring 40 life-sized bronze sculptures artfully placed in dramatic landscaped gardens that look & feel like the Holy Land.
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All new facility for food, fun and celebrations! Chef-crafted menu, arcade games, attractions currently include: Go-Karts, bumper cars, mini bowling, rides, axe throwing and Giant Fun Slide. Specializing in parties and group outings. Corporate events, field trips, over-nighters and more! Private Terrace event room available. Open year-round.
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Visit our website for discounts and packages. Games, Laser Tag, Batting Cages, Soft Playland, Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Inflatable Park & more!
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A 24,000 sq. ft. restaurant and entertainment facility.
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Tinley Junction features an 18-hole miniature golf course with a railroad theme as well as 5 batting cages for both hardball and softball. A concession stand rounds out a full day of family fun.
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The craft beer industry is exploding across the United States, and the Chicago Southland is no exception. Home to 19 raft breweries to choose from, fun is always on tap in the Chicago Southland region. Sample an award-winning brew at Evil Horse Brewing Company in Crete, including the silky-smooth, pale wheat Downtown Hottie. Hop over to the Chicago Southland’s oldest brewery, Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery in Flossmoor, for even more topnotch taps. Enjoy open mic nights and live entertainment year-round at Hailstorm Brewing Co. in Tinley Park. While you’re in Tinley Park, check out 350 Brewing Company, which features nearly 20 unique brews on tap. Unwind at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, with locations in Orland Park, Oak Lawn and New Lenox. Sample award-winning wines at a tasting or enjoy a perfectly paired, delectable meal from their expansive menu. History and hops come together at the Thornton Distilling and Brewing Co. in Thornton. With parts of this building dating back to the 1800s, this location is perfect to grab a refreshing Old Fashioned. Need a lift? Call the Illiana Brew Bus! With several package options available for passengers, the Illiana Brew Bus is the perfect way to enjoy all the Chicago Southland’s breweries safely.
No matter what type of pint is your passion, the Chicago Southland is overflowing with options! Please drink responsibly!
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Unplug from your daily routine and reconnect with over 40,000 acres of forestry, countless miles of trails and the best waterways that cut through where the prairie landscape meets the industrialized urban environment. With over 14 nature centers in the Chicago Southland, outdoor recreation enthusiasts don’t have to travel far to find a trail to explore, lake to canoe, special event and educational program to attend or to simply enjoy the beautiful gardens and abundant wildlife opportunities.
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Spectacular baseball, season ticket plans, group outings, party areas, family entertainment, business entertainment, great food, friendly staff and exciting fireworks!
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We provide people with the opportunity to experience the future of entertainment through the wonders of virtual reality. We deliver the Premium VR Experience through our service, environment and games.
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Illinois’ largest sporting facility hosts more than 100 events, including major motorsports entertainment, endurance events, musical concerts and festivals, and much more for the family!
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Eagle Sports Range is committed to providing the best selection of products and services from the Firearms and Shooting Sports Industry.
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Get properly teed off in the Chicago Southland. With over 600 holes of golf, it is easy to find a course for any skill level. Whether you are looking for the perfect championship caliber course or need to get out of the board room and onto one of our many executive level nine-hole courses, the Chicago Southland has you covered.
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With a world renowned sculpture park, philharmonic orchestra, outdoor sculptures, murals and many live performances, the Chicago Southland offers a style that will appeal to the seasoned aficionado or the casual fan of the arts.
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Whether you are looking for an indoor shopping mall, antiques, flea markets or historic downtown district, the Chicago Southland has many Shopportunities.

Services

Services

Services

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist you in many ways. We are your primary source of information for the Chicago Southland region. You can rely on the experience of our professional staff to assist you in all facets of planning your next event. We offer a variety of FREE professional services  to groups booked through the CSCVB (restrictions do apply). Call us today at 888-895-8233!

Testimonials

Testimonials


"Thanks for being so very helpful. It's nice to know that these types of services, that the Southland CVB provide, are available to the "everyday" public. And since 99% of our guests were from out of town the maps, nametags and coupon books were the perfect touch. Thanks for everything!!"



Just wanted to thank you, Kristy, for all the special services, materials and gifts that you provided to make our youth conference a success. It was very successful and we could not have done it without you. Be Blessed, God loved you and so do we!"