Wood Dale, Illinois, is a city in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, adjacent to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. With a range of attractions for visitors of all ages in and around Wood Dale, it's more than just a convenient airport hub. Spend time exploring the trails of unspoiled natural preserves, visiting interesting museums, or enjoying family-friendly attractions. With car rentals in Wood Dale, they're all within easy reach of Wood Dale hotels.
Out and About in Wood Dale
Only seven miles from Wood Dale is Busse Forest Nature Preserve, a National Natural Landmark. Within minutes of hotels near Wood Dale, you can be boating or fishing on the 460-acre Busse Lake, hiking or biking along a trail through woodlands and meadows, or spotting an elk herd in an enclosed pasture. In summer, rent canoes or rowboats to explore the coves, islands and inlets of the lake, and in winter go cross-country skiing through the frozen landscape. A great attraction for families is Brookfield Zoo, home to more than 2,000 animals and less than 30 minutes away from numerous cheap hotels in Wood Dale. Golfers have fun no matter the weather at Wood Dale's golf and entertainment complex, where golf games involve micro-chipped balls and electronic targets. History buffs should check out Yesterday's Farm Museum, operated by the Wood Dale Historical Society; the Itasca Historical Depot Museum, a train station dating to 1873; and the Streamwood, Hoosier Grove Schoolhouse Museum, a preserved one-room schoolhouse built in 1904.
Eating and Drinking
Wood Dale's restaurants are mostly located along Irving Park Road. A casual atmosphere and classic American comfort food are characteristic of the city's plentiful diners, taverns, and sports bars. Wood Dale also offers ample Italian restaurants, including pizzerias and delis. Well-known chain restaurants to suit a range of budgets are also easy to find in Wood Dale.
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