The City of River Forest, IL
The city of River Forest is located in the state of Illinois in Cook County and has a population of 11,128 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to River Forest is Chicago, approximately 11 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near River Forest, including 786 Foods- Inc. D.B.A. Brown's Chicken & Pasta, Bertolli's River Pizza, Mcdonald's, Annies Italian Beef No 2 and Beacon Pub. For a larger selection of River Forest restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby River Forest Museums, Botanical Gardens, Golf Courses and/or Zoos, including the Pleasant Home, Cernan Earth and Space Center, Wonder Works, Unity Temple and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of River Forest please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 6 airports are located in or near River Forest:
- Chicago DuPage Airport (DPA)
- Chicago Executive Airport (PWK)
- Chicago Midway Intl. Airport (MDW)
- Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD)
- Gary - Chicago Intl. Airport (GYY)
- Joliet Park District Airport (JOT)
River Forest, Illinois Climate and WeatherIn the month of January, River Forest experiences an average high temperature of 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in January are usually about 14 degrees with an average rainfall of 1.75 inches. The seasonal climate varies in River Forest with daytime temperatures averaging 80 degrees in the summer, and 33 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect River Forest to receive an average of 1.94 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 3.8 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 105 degrees in the summer and as low as -27 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to River Forest should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 60 degrees, and nighttime lows of 40.
River Forest, Illinois Attractions
1Arts Club of Chicago - Chicago,
Arts Club of Chicago is a private club located in the Near North Side community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, a block east of the Magnificent Mile, that exhibits international contemporary art. It was founded in 1916, inspired by the success of the Art Institute of Chicago's handling of the Armory Show. Its founding was viewed as a statement that art had become an important component of civilized urban life.
2Aurora City Golf Course - Aurora,
The Aurora City Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Kane County Illinois. Built in 1930, this Aurora course is open apr 1 to nov 1. Tee times are accepted up to 2 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 630-499-0670. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: Ray Moses Dr, Aurora, IL 60505
3Aurora Regional Fire Museum - Aurora,
The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is a non-profit, tax exempt, educational institution located in Aurora, Illinois in the US. Its purpose is to preserve and exhibit the artifacts and history of Aurora and surrounding area fire departments, as well as teach and promote fire safety and prevention.
4Autobahn Country Club - Joliet,
Autobahn Country Club is a road racing complex located near Joliet, Illinois. The facility includes a configurable main track with a 1.50-mile north track, a 2.06-mile south track, a full track of 3.56 miles, and a 0.8-mile kart track.
5Balmoral Woods Country Club - Crete,
The Balmoral Woods Country Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Will County Illinois. Built in 1976, this Crete course designed by George Fazio & Don Mortell is open mar 1 to nov 1. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 708-672-7448. The golf course dress code is as follows: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK.
Address: 26732 S Balmoral Woods Dr, Crete, IL 60417
6Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture - Chicago,
The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture is a museum that can be found at 6500 S. Pulaski Rd. in Chicago's West Lawn neighborhood, not far from Chicago Midway International Airport. Founded in 1966, the Balzekas Museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture and is the largest museum in the US devoted to the subjects of Lithuania, the Lithuanian language, history, culture and politics, and to the Lithuanian-American experience.
7Barrington Park District Golf Course - Barrington,
The Barrington Park District Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Lake County Illinois. Built in 1958, this Barrington course is open apr 1 to nov 1. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 847-381-0687. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 235 Lions Dr, Barrington, IL 60010
8Bartlett Hills Golf Club - Bartlett,
The Bartlett Hills Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in DuPage County Illinois. Built in 1923, this Bartlett course designed by Charles Maddox & Frank P. MacDonald is open apr 1 to nov 30. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 630-837-2741. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 800 W Oneida Ave, Bartlett, IL 60103
9Batavia Depot Museum - Batavia,
The Batavia Depot Museum is a museum in Batavia, Illinois that was once the town's Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Depot. It was the first of many depots built by the company. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
10Big Run Golf Club - Lockport,
The Big Run Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Will County Illinois. Built in 1930, this Lockport course designed by Harry B. Smead is open apr 1 to nov 30. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 815-838-1057. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 17211 W 135th St, Lockport, IL 60441
River Forest, Illinois Hotels
7Super 8 Chicago Northlake O'hare South
2080 N Mannheim Rd
Northlake, IL 60164
8Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Chicago West-o'hare Arpt
200 S Mannheim Road
Hillside, IL 60162
River Forest, Illinois Restaurants
This is a list of River Forest Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including American Restaurants, Pizza Restaurants and Fast Foods & Carry Out. Happy Dining!
400 Lathrop Ave Ste Ll95
River Forest, IL 60305
1786 Foods- Inc. D.B.A. Brown's Chicken & Pasta
400 Lathrop Ave Ste Ll95
River Forest, IL 60305
River Forest Articles
Published August 30, 2012
Six fantastic reasons for your family to visit Chicago with the best attractions from museums and aquariums, to parks and zoos.
Published August 22, 2011
Come explore the treasures of Chicago's best family museums from America's first planetarium to the exciting children's museum exhibits, to vast nature collections
Published December 13, 2010
There are plenty of family attractions to visit in Chicago. Some free outdoor attractions include the 50 foot Crown Fountain, the Buckingham Fountain and Wrigley Field.
Published December 9, 2010
Chicago Illinois is the go-to family destination for exciting urban activities from the Hancock Center to the Chicago Children's Museum to the Navy Pier's family attractions.