Chicagoland Baseball Academy's 5,000-square-foot training facility reverberates with the clink of balls ricocheting off aluminum bats, the pop of pitches hurtling into practice nets, and the cries of “Got it!” from fielders communicating a pop fly. Owned by longtime baseball trainer and high-school head coach Bill Rosencrans, the Academy helps players improve their games through lessons that isolate essential skills such as power throwing and executing double plays. To ensure each athlete plays to his or her full potential, classes also focus on regular core training, using ropes, medicine balls, and plyometrics to keep bodies in top shape.
Single-seat Formula K go-karts sidle beside two-seaters on Kristof Entertainment Center's family-friendly driving track. After letting the wind tussle hair, friends and families compete on the 18-hole scenic miniature-golf course replete with challenging holes and flanked by waterfalls, fountains, and castles. In batting cages, baseballs and softballs hurl toward bat-wielders, and players send bowling balls careening toward pins across lanes during regular or cosmic bowling. Sports skills are further tested at seven billiards tables that leave ample opportunity for sinking in eight-balls, and the arcade's classic redemption games such as skee-ball facilitate fun and prizes. After exhausting all one's rounds of play, Kristof's Bar reenergizes visitors with Pepsi products and snacks while broadcasting sports on its many televisions.
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If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This course also has a fabulous restaurant.
Take the kids along too — this course is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Sports fans flock to Elgin's Fox Valley Sports Academy for a fun day away.
If you were looking for a high intensity workout, cross fit is your answer.
Don't go through your body transformation alone, when you can seek support from their fantastic personal trainers.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
For a fast bite with tons of flavor, try Lincolnwood's Bunny Hutch Restaurant.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
On warmer days, take advantage of Bunny Hutch Restaurant's outdoor seating.
Bunny Hutch Restaurant has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Bunny Hutch Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Bunny Hutch Restaurant's tasty dishes at your next party.
Don't spend time searching for parking — guests are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
At Bunny Hutch Restaurant, you will need cash to pay for your expenses.
Living life on the go can be stressful, but picking the right place to eat shouldn't be. Make the delicious choice with Bunny Hutch Restaurant.
The Hub at Berens Park invites guests of all ages with a sprawling complex dedicated to wholesome fun. Groups can seek out par across the Hub's 18-hole miniature golf course, which encircles a scenic water feature, or protect the strike zone at the batting cages, where softballs and baseballs dart over the dish at speeds ranging from 40 to 80 miles per hour. A circuit of mini geysers erupts throughout the 6,000-square-foot spray ground, where tykes can freely frolic and arm themselves with Big Squirts—refillable water toys available for purchase at the equipment window—for leverage in juice-box hostage situations. The Hub also encompasses a playground with youth- and tot-friendly equipment, an indoor facility with restrooms and a concessions stand, and a party room families can rent for birthday parties or guileless secret-society meetings.