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Chicagoland's Adventure Park for Everyone

Adventure Comes In Endless Forms

 Play, Compete, Relax, Eat. All In One Place.

Discover outdoor activities, events, and dining options in a 300-acre park, just 22 miles southwest of Chicago. We've got adventures for all ages, energy levels, abilities, or interests. Experience one of the USA Today's 10Best Aerial Adventure Parks in the USA!
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Halloween events

The Forge Celebrates Halloween

Celebrate spooky season at The Forge with hayrides, ghost stories, scavenger hunts, movies, and more! Open to monsters of all ages.
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Halloween events

Zombie Laser Tag

Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Find out when you immerse yourself in our one-of-a-kind, live action, Tactical Laser Tag experience.
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Events

So Many Events. Something for Everyone.

We host outdoor concerts, live music festivals, races, camps and more.
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What’s New At The Forge

New Explorer Day Pass

More activities & more fun for the best value! Play 15 activities as many times as you want in one day. Does not include Climb & Zipline Adventure.
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New Activities

New activities are now available at The Forge including a new Archery Range and Water Tag!
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Pollyanna Oktoberfest

Pollyanna Oktoberfest is back at The Forge and better than ever!
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Featured Events

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The Forge Celebrates Halloween

Date: 
October 15th - October 16th, 2022
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The Forge Fall Cooldown

Date: 
Sun, October 16th, 2022
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The Forge Fall 4-Miler

Date: 
Sat, November 12th, 2022
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What Our Guests Are Saying

I've visited The Forge in the autumn, and just this past Friday in the middle of winter for a prix-fixe dinner in a heated globe- and had a blast both times! Beautifully well-maintained outdoor space, which is free to walk around anytime. Free parking, too. You just pay to climb, or for food/drink.
Susie Donohue
Great place to spend time with friends and\or family. Had a great time with my brother and niece. The staff is great and very attentive to each and every person. Even walking out we had a staff member ask how our day was! There are many different "elements" (types of obstacles). I was wondering if I could make it and I did.
Dan Hand
Great place for a birthday party! Kids loved the park and staff were amazing and helpful! The staff were very tentative to keeping the park clean and safe for all of the kids. Amazing fun! I’m a mom and made it through the ropes, zip line and the climbing wall! This is a place for the whole family.
Cathy K
Forgefire Globe Dining experience. This was an adventure. The staff is attentive including the chef! The hot apple cider is delicious! We'll definitely be going again.
Matilda Mwaniki
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Groups

Looking for the Ultimate Group experience?

We welcome groups of all ages, sizes, and types. School groups, corporate bonding, team building, scouts, reunions, bachelor/ette get-togethers, birthdays, and more. We've got a group package perfect for all kinds of occasions.
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Food & REfreshments

Dining Options For Every Appetite & Occasion

We've got quick bites, hot off the grill meals, or specialty dining experiences. Refuel before or after an adventure or meet up with friends and family.
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Plan Your Visit

New To The Forge?

Find out everything you need to know about The Forge including parking, directions, accessibility for disabled visitors and frequently asked questions.
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