Lombard, Illinois

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1822 Votes - "Most Fun"
86 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
48 Votes - "Friendliest"
3 Votes - "Best For Food"
2 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"

Description

Lombard, Illinois is full of fun and exciting things to do and see! The Village, located about 20 miles from downtown Chicago, offers a variety of activities to engage the whole family. Lombard has beautiful homes, parks, schools, shopping, events and more that make it a wonderful place to live. There's no comparison to the pride that Lombard residents take in their community. May is known as Lilac Time in Lombard. The annual event includes the famed Lilac Ball and special events throughout the community - and culminates with the annual Lilac Parade down Main Street. The Arts and Crafts Fair and Spooktacular are downtown Lombard street festivals that generate thousands of visitors. Cruise Nights combines vintage cars and live music to become a summer staple. Taste of Lombard is an Independence Day tradition and boasts one of the most popular fireworks displays in the Chicago area. Lombardians enjoy outstanding library and park district facilities. The Helen Plum Memorial Library offers thousands of volumes and extensive programing, while the Lombard Park District has 17 parks and facilities totaling 450 acres for a myriad of recreational activities. The new Paradise Bay Water Park is an award-winning aquatic facility and a huge draw to the community. Lombard has historical sites such as the Lombard Victorian Cottage Museum, a newly constructed Carriage House and the Sheldon Peck Homestead. Lilacia Park is breathtaking with poetic appeal. Enchanted Castle Restaurant & Entertainment Complex is an entertainment complex with 60,000 square feet of kid fun. For older kids at heart, WhirlyBall provides an exciting game that combines basketball, hockey and bumper cars. Premier bowling lounge Lucky Strike and AMC Theatres at Yorktown are fun-filled diversions for visitors of all ages. Lombard is known for its shopping and dining scene, anchored by the 120-acre Yorktown Center. Lombard is a friendly Midwestern town and welcomes visitors. Come join in the fun!

I love Lombard because it is like having two towns in one. You can visit the Yorktown Mall area with all the big name stores, restaurants and bars or you can head downtown for the small shops, local restaurants and pubs. Also being so close to major expressways makes commuting a breeze.
Reviewed by grammarpolice
on August 15, 2013
A very fun town with very friendly people and great restaurants. The parks are also beautiful!!
Reviewed by conniejane
on August 15, 2013
Lombard IL has so much happening at all times during the year. The people are truly genuine and very friendly, if you say hello to a complete stranger you will receive a smile and a hello right back. As there really are no strangers in Lombard just friends you haven't met yet. From a vibrant downtown with many festivals, events, great restaurant's and bar choices to a bustling shopping and dining experiences at Yorktown Center - folks will always find some fun things to do. Our award winning park district has so many great choices for getting back to nature year round, take a picnic lunch or dinner and enjoy the fabulous scenery. Come and find out, it's well worth a weekend getaway.
Reviewed by dannyw112505
on August 13, 2013
Fun in Lombard is best summed up by the center of town that features a Dairy Queen sandwiched by two bike paths. So whether your idea of fun is training for the Tour De France or touring a Peanut Buster Parfait, Lombard has it for you!
Reviewed by hillrod200
on August 13, 2013
Lombard celebrates the Lilac Festival every May. There are tours of beautiful Lilacia Park right behind the public library and an awesome parade! Thousands of people come out to see floats, bands, community groups and other fun at the annual Lilac Parade! It is not to be missed!
Reviewed by jenzerbenz
on August 12, 2013
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