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Against the backdrop of towering trees, a massive stone turtle perches atop a 12-foot waterfall that flows into a sky-blue wading pool. Behold Tortuga, Turtle Splash Water Park?s mascot and one of many whimsical, interactive structures that dot Turtle Splash Water Park?s five acres. In addition to getting soaked under Tortuga?s waterfall domain, visitors can clamor across the park?s interactive water playground and soar down three types of water slides, including a 35-foot twisting tube slide. Turtle Splash Water Park also fosters a sense of community through water-powered revelry, including swimming lessons and special events.

129 West National Street
West Chicago,
IL
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Hawthorne's Backyard's culinary architects animate the American fare, such as burgers, ribs, and roasts, depicted on the menu. An appetizer of loaded chili cheese fries, which swim in green onions and sour cream ($5.99), can prep palates for an appointment with a hearty entree. Momma's pot-roast sandwich, a pulled-pork tenderloin cooked in homemade barbecue sauce and set inside a hoagie bun, frolics across taste-bud territory ($8.50), and the backyard double cheeseburger dually satiates meat and dairy yearnings ($10.50). A full slab of signature baby-back ribs comes to tables drenched in barbecue sauce and, like a subpoena from a grandmother, is served with cinnamon apples and sweet-potato fries ($18.99).

1200 W Hawthorne Ln
West Chicago,
IL
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The Chicago area's oldest school for home cooks & bakers, with multiple locations. Cooking with the Best Chefs also offers restaurant tours, wine dinners, mushroom hunts, monthly dinner club, day trips & culinary events. Demonstration & hands-on classes are taught by professional chefs. Many variety of dishes are taught.

440 East Roosevelt Road
West Chicago,
IL
US

For more than 75 years, American Flyers has prepared aspiring aviators for both professional and recreational flight. The school, which is based out of DuPage Airport, offers a wide array of services ranging from introductory learn to fly experiences to full courses that help students earn their private pilot's license. If students should choose to make a living piloting aircraft or riding bald eagles, they can also collect all the certifications they'll need to pursue a career.

3N040 Powis Rd.
West Chicago,
IL
US

Beneath the night sky's smattering of stars, Cascade Drive-In projects double features of the latest first-run films. Customers tune car radios to 88.5 FM or attach celebrity impersonators to their car windows to hear audio synchronized to the narratives unfurling onscreen. Throughout the evening, moviegoers can chow down on Cascade Drive-In's concessions or dump their own charcoal into the theater's onsite grill to simmer feasts for friends gathered in the picnic area.

1100 E North Ave.
West Chicago,
IL
US