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Guidebook to Wheaton!

Jodi

Guidebook to Wheaton!

Food Scene
This restaurant is amazing! They feature pastas, pizzas, and other small plates. It's small, with limited seating-- so might be worth calling ahead. (630.480.2480) We've gone many times and always enjoy it!
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GIA MIA
106 N Hale St
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This restaurant is amazing! They feature pastas, pizzas, and other small plates. It's small, with limited seating-- so might be worth calling ahead. (630.480.2480) We've gone many times and always enjoy it!
For authentic, delicious wood-fired pizza, head to Billy Bricks in Wheaton! Located right downtown, it's a great place to grab a bite to eat and then walk the surrounding streets to check out some local shops.
Bricks Wood Fired Pizza
103 E Front St
For authentic, delicious wood-fired pizza, head to Billy Bricks in Wheaton! Located right downtown, it's a great place to grab a bite to eat and then walk the surrounding streets to check out some local shops.
This husband-wife run restaurant features amazing burgers and fries. It also has an incredible patio! An awesome spot to stop for a quick bite or a chill-with-a-beer afternoon.
302 Wheaton
302 West Front Street
This husband-wife run restaurant features amazing burgers and fries. It also has an incredible patio! An awesome spot to stop for a quick bite or a chill-with-a-beer afternoon.
This is our absolute favorite breakfast place of all time! It's right down the road from us (just turn left at the light onto Butterfield Road). It has great prices, and the portion sizes are unreal! Highly recommend.
Butterfield's Pancake House
351 Rice Lake Square
This is our absolute favorite breakfast place of all time! It's right down the road from us (just turn left at the light onto Butterfield Road). It has great prices, and the portion sizes are unreal! Highly recommend.
If you like burgers, head to this joint! Tons of creative options to choose from. In the summer, they have an awesome patio!
The Burger Social
108 North Hale Street
If you like burgers, head to this joint! Tons of creative options to choose from. In the summer, they have an awesome patio!
Local steakhouse with steak, seafood, and chops. It's a little pricier...so would be a good option for a fancy dinner/date night.
Ivy Restaurant
120 N Hale St
Local steakhouse with steak, seafood, and chops. It's a little pricier...so would be a good option for a fancy dinner/date night.
This is our go-to Chinese and sushi place! They have a really fast pick-up option if you want to order carryout, and also have lots of seating for those who'd like to dine in. We recommend the Spicy Salmon roll and the Lo Mein :)
Lu's Sushi & Chinese
2001 South Naperville Road
This is our go-to Chinese and sushi place! They have a really fast pick-up option if you want to order carryout, and also have lots of seating for those who'd like to dine in. We recommend the Spicy Salmon roll and the Lo Mein :)
If you're looking to give famous Chicago deep-dish pizza a try, we recommend Gino's East. Their pastry crust is to die for! They have a large dining area, as well as great delivery and pick up options. (Our favorite is the Meaty Legends deep dish).
Gino's East
315 W Front St
If you're looking to give famous Chicago deep-dish pizza a try, we recommend Gino's East. Their pastry crust is to die for! They have a large dining area, as well as great delivery and pick up options. (Our favorite is the Meaty Legends deep dish).
If you're up for a drive, head to Steamboat BBQ. It's about 15 minutes from our place, but worth it! Amazing smoked meats, delicious sides, and great prices.
Steamboat BBQ
322 E Geneva Rd
If you're up for a drive, head to Steamboat BBQ. It's about 15 minutes from our place, but worth it! Amazing smoked meats, delicious sides, and great prices.
Local Attractions
A cherished landmark in the heart of downtown Wheaton since 1921, come visit the world's smallest candy store! The shop features freshly popped popcorn and penny candies lining the walls. It's such a fun place to visit for kids and adults alike!
Little Popcorn Store
111 1/4 W Front St
A cherished landmark in the heart of downtown Wheaton since 1921, come visit the world's smallest candy store! The shop features freshly popped popcorn and penny candies lining the walls. It's such a fun place to visit for kids and adults alike!
This charming little petting zoo features lots of farm animals, a sandpit, a duck pond, and even options to feed some of the animals. Admission is $6-7/per adult, children are always free!
Cosley Zoo
1356 N Gary Ave
This charming little petting zoo features lots of farm animals, a sandpit, a duck pond, and even options to feed some of the animals. Admission is $6-7/per adult, children are always free!
At the First Division Museum, be immersed in the history of the U.S. Army’s famed 1st Infantry Division. Be captured by the sights, sounds and soldiers’ stories from the First World War through modern times. Visitors can encounter, question and form their own views of our military past and present. Watch and learn as the history of our nation’s military conflicts unfolds in this distinctive museum to be enjoyed by the whole family. Outside, explore the iconic tank park featuring 100 years of armor. The museum and grounds were fully renovated in 2017. Admission is FREE and parking is only $5/car, or $10 on the weekends.
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Cantigny Park
1 S 151 Winfield Road
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At the First Division Museum, be immersed in the history of the U.S. Army’s famed 1st Infantry Division. Be captured by the sights, sounds and soldiers’ stories from the First World War through modern times. Visitors can encounter, question and form their own views of our military past and present. Watch and learn as the history of our nation’s military conflicts unfolds in this distinctive museum to be enjoyed by the whole family. Outside, explore the iconic tank park featuring 100 years of armor. The museum and grounds were fully renovated in 2017. Admission is FREE and parking is only $5/car, or $10 on the weekends.
Herrick Lake is right down the road from our place. It has a large trail that goes all the way around the lake, as well as several picnic areas. It's a great spot to come burn some energy and enjoy the great outdoors! Totally free admission and parking.
Herrick Lake Forest Preserve
Herrick Lake is right down the road from our place. It has a large trail that goes all the way around the lake, as well as several picnic areas. It's a great spot to come burn some energy and enjoy the great outdoors! Totally free admission and parking.
Wheaton’s French Market is a French styled open air market where you will find fresh local produce, bread, cheese, meat, flowers, artisan foods & crafts, clothing, jewelry and gifts for the home sold by local vendors in open air pavilions. Located in Municipal Parking Lot 3 at Main and Liberty streets in Wheaton, IL, the market takes place on Saturdays from 8:00 - 2:00pm starting in mid-April through mid-November.
Wheaton French Market
Wheaton’s French Market is a French styled open air market where you will find fresh local produce, bread, cheese, meat, flowers, artisan foods & crafts, clothing, jewelry and gifts for the home sold by local vendors in open air pavilions. Located in Municipal Parking Lot 3 at Main and Liberty streets in Wheaton, IL, the market takes place on Saturdays from 8:00 - 2:00pm starting in mid-April through mid-November.
The Billy Graham Center Museum is located on the campus of Wheaton College. Visitors will enjoy a unique visual overview of the history of Christian evangelism and its influence on American society. It is a family-oriented museum, with rare artifacts and interactive displays that begin with the early history of America. Recommended length of time for guests to plan for their visit is one-and-a-half to two hours. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $7/adult.
Billy Graham Center Museum
500 College Ave
The Billy Graham Center Museum is located on the campus of Wheaton College. Visitors will enjoy a unique visual overview of the history of Christian evangelism and its influence on American society. It is a family-oriented museum, with rare artifacts and interactive displays that begin with the early history of America. Recommended length of time for guests to plan for their visit is one-and-a-half to two hours. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $7/adult.
This incredible place is a 1,700-acre living museum, which champions trees throughout the world through scientific study, conservation, and advocacy. They have various events throughout the year --like a troll hunt and their famous Christmas lights display in the winter. Admission is about $7-10/per person, with discounted rates offered for children and seniors.
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The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois 53
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This incredible place is a 1,700-acre living museum, which champions trees throughout the world through scientific study, conservation, and advocacy. They have various events throughout the year --like a troll hunt and their famous Christmas lights display in the winter. Admission is about $7-10/per person, with discounted rates offered for children and seniors.