Things to Do

Looking for fun? 

Schaumburg has activities for everyone. Whether you want to enjoy the miles of biking trails, galleries, shopping, theater, music, baseball or festivals. Schaumburg has it all. For a full list of fun activities and additional visitor information, check out the Meet Chicago Northwest.  


The Schaumburg Trolley

Schaumburg offers free trolley service between 10 locations in the Woodfield Area. Daily service is offered between Thanksgiving Day to New Years’ Day and also Memorial Day to Labor Day. Service is available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all other times of the year.  Click here to see a list of routes and additional detail.

Popular Attractions

  • Prairie Center for the Arts– one of the premiere performance venues in the northwest suburban area, hosting local entertainment as well as international touring acts.
  • Woodfield Mall– providing the finest collection of department stores and specialty shops in the Great Lakes region with nearly 300 stores and restaurants.
  • For a full list of activities check out the Meet Chicago Northwest.   

Local Activities

International Sculpture Park
A favorite local activity is to stroll through the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center and look for these wonderful works of art.  Sculpture locations and artist information is available on our Chicago Athenaeum pages


Schweikher Home & Studio Tours
The Schweikher House Preser­va­tion Trust, provides tours of one of Illi­nois’ hid­den archi­tec­tural gems, Mod­ernist archi­tect Paul Schweikher’s 1938 home and stu­dio sited on 7 acres in Schaum­burg, Illinois.

Schaumburg Township District Library– a 5-star rated library by the Library Journal and the second largest public library in Illinois with more than one million visitors each year.

Trickster Art Gallery– the only Native American owned and operated arts institution in Illinois providing a unique contemporary view of Native Arts, cultural education and awareness.


 Schaumburg is located just under 30 miles (48 km) northwest of downtown Chicago and approximately 8 miles (13 km) northwest of O'Hare International Airport.

The Woodfield Trolley

The Schaumburg Metra Train Station

Award Winning Bicycle Paths 

PACE Bus Route Information