Chicago Southland Top Destination for Youth Group Attractions

Youth groups of all ages can enjoy the wide variety of attractions offered in the Chicago Southland region. Whether it’s an all-day outing or a major upcoming event, Chicago Southland has a wide array of educational and fun-filled opportunities from which to choose.

Lansing, United States - July 16, 2019 /PressCable/ —

Youth groups of all ages can enjoy the wide variety of attractions offered in the Chicago Southland region. Whether it’s an all-day outing or a major upcoming event, Chicago Southland has a wide array of educational and fun-filled opportunities from which to choose.

The Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) has a well-informed, friendly staff on-hand to help plan and create a unique trip tailored to fit every need of your youth group.

The Chicago Southland has many destination options available, including Irons Oaks Environmental Center, Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Homewood Bat Co., Lotton Art Glass Gallery & Studio and Freedom Hall, to create the best youth group experience.

Irons Oaks Environmental Center, with its 38 acres of wooded preserve and a built-in interactive component, thanks to the great Team Development course, is the ideal venue for teambuilding. The many activities, such as the 40-foot climbing tower and two high ropes courses, are perfect for any youth group. Under the guidance of the onsite, dedicated facilitators, participants gain experience and insight into teambuilding, improved communication skills and leadership skills.

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, located on Governors State University campus holds 29 contemporary large-scale sculptures, sure to bring out the artist in anyone. Admission is free, and customized guided tours are offered for an additional cost. The park’s Outdoors at the NATE is an innovative, hands-on program where students will enjoy exploring creative visual thinking and STEM principles.

Homewood Bat Co. is the perfect destination for sports-minded youth group members or teams to come have a day of play. Learn how baseball bats are created, from youth bats to professional caliber ones, or check out the test-batting cage in the pro shop. For groups who love horses, HITS Chicago-Balmoral Park offers a number of equestrian events. Chicago Southland is full of fun sports-oriented adventures.

The Lotton Art Glass Gallery & Studio is a great spot for youth groups fascinated in arts and culture. A family-owned business, tours of The Lotton Art Glass Gallery allow students to observe the beautiful handmade art pieces and interact with the artists in residence. Lotton Art Glass creates many unique art pieces, from vases to chandeliers and more.

The Freedom Hall is the best destination for youth group members interested in performing arts. The 280-seat Nathan Manilow Theatre consistently features entertaining live shows that include children’s theatre, a variety of musical performances, dance and more. It is available for venue rentals and performances for visiting youth groups.

Performance Opportunities abound in Chicago’s Southland. Arrangements can be made for youth choir groups to perform the National Anthem at Ozinga Field, followed by cheering the home team on to victory.

For more details on youth group activities and events in the Chicago Southland, get in touch with our CSCVB Tour & Travel Market Manager, Tobie Fitzpatrick. She’ll be glad to guide you in creating a fun, memorable agenda for your youth group while they’re visiting the Chicagoland area.


The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 63 south and southwest suburbs. The CVB markets the Chicago Southland region as a meetings and conventions, group tours, sports, and leisure event destination.

For more details about the CSCVB, please visit

Contact Info:
Name: Kim Kislowski
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Organization: Chicago Southland CVB
Address: 2304 173rd St, Lansing, IL 60438, United States
Phone: +1-708-895-8200

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