DuPage County Fairgrounds – Wheaton, IL

Location:

DuPage County Fairgrounds

2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187

The ITAA uses Fairgrounds buildings for indoor tournaments, and the outdoor north fields for outdoor tournaments.

The Fairgrounds are accessible from several interstates, from both Chicago airports, and by transit using Metra (train) and Pace (bus).

Hotels:

Springhill Suites Marriott

 2 min off I-88
6.2 miles – 14 min drive time to range

Holiday Inn & Suites

630-665-3000    5.5 miles – 11 min drive time to range

Hampton Inn

630-681-9200 5.4 miles – 11 min drive time to range

Holiday Inn Express

1490 W Lake St, Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 351-0101  9.6 miles – 20 mins drive time to range

 

Camping

Camping at the Blackwell Family Campground

Blackwell Forest Preserve has 60 wooded or semi wooded sites for tents, trailers, or motor homes.  Each has electricity and a gravel parking pad fire ring and picnic tables, but no sewage or water hookups.  Go to DupageForest.org for registration.

5.2 miles from range 14 min

Blackwell also has 70 meter archer range open to All at no charge. 

The bicycle trails in Blackwell connect to hundreds of miles of trails in the Illinois Prairie Path.

The preserve also has fishing, an off leash dog area, and a compass course.

Area Attractions

Downtown Wheaton

Wheaton is an upscale suburb of Chicago.  Its downtown is full of excellent restaurants, boutique shops, and amenities.  Whether you are looking for sushi, coffee, a microbrew, Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, or an escape room, downtown Wheaton can meet your need.

2 miles – 7 min drive time to the range.

Cantigny Park

Cantigny Park is 500 acres of walking trails, gardens, museums, and playgrounds.
 
Highlights include
  • The First Division Museum and its climb-on park full of real tanks and artillery pieces.
  • The Robert McKormick Museum – depicting the country home of the a family that made the Chicago Tribune the “World’s Greatest Newspaper”
2 miles – 7 min drive time to the range.

Cosley Zoo

Cosley Zoo gives visitors up-close interactions with nature right in the heart of the suburbs. Nestled on 5 acres, Cosley Zoo is home to farm animals and native Illinois wildlife.
2 miles – 7 min drive time to the range.

Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is a 1,700 acre celebration of trees, founded by the Morton Salt family.  When the Morton Family originated Arbor Day, they took it seriously.

Large enough to require a bike or a car to fully explore, this park changes every week as new leaves and blooms come into season.

7 miles – 20 min drive time to the range