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Accessibility

Adaptive Adventures

The Forge Adaptive Adventures are designed for visitors with cognitive and physical disabilities to also enjoy exhilarating outdoor activities. There are adaptive adventures and programing for disabled visitors of all ages. The Forge: Lemont Quarries has adapted a number of popular activities to allow our differently-abled guests to enjoy the thrill of adventure.

Specialized Team & Equipment
Our specialized staff members will work with you on the select activities equipped with adaptive handles, seats, cantilever arms, and more, to best serve your needs. Rest assured, every guest will have a safe and fun experience at the park!
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Choose from 4 Adaptive Adventures

Climb & Zipline

A unique and first-of-its-kind-haul-systems allows universal access to our iconic ropes course. The first level of our Hex Tower has a unique system of cantilever arms that allow differently-abled guests to interact with the same ropes course elements as our able-bodied guests.

Guests with disabilities can be elevated to the top of the 54' tower and transferred to our 1000' zipline where they then soar over The Forge Quarry.

Kids Adventure Zone

This enclosed play area is a great way for sensory-sensitive adventurers to explore and have fun. Featuring a 12-foot high safety-netted structure, adventurers can challenge themselves on more than 30 fun elements.

Guests can book private sessions to ensure fellow adventurers adhere to sensory-sensitive play.

Water & Paddlesports

We offer single kayaks and canoes with specialized seats, outriggers, and adaptive handles. Guests use our accessible dock to transfer from their assistive devices and easily make their way onto the water.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of admission?

Admission is always free. We are a free-to-enter, pay-to-play operation. We encourage you to come and check out the park, enjoy our gorgeous quarry-views and greenery, and check out activities prior to purchase!

Is parking free?

Yes, parking is free. We offer 3 lots: Parking Lot 1 (across from our Climb & Zipline Adventures), Parking Lot 2 (across from our grab-and-go restaurant, kids zone, laser tag, water/paddlesports, and outdoor amphitheatre), and Overflow Parking. Additional parking can be found in Downtown Lemont, where you can check out the downtown retail & restaurants.

What are your current hours of operation?

Our hours of operation change seasonally. Please review to the Plan Your Visit Page to find our current hours of operation.

Are you open year round?

Public access to The Forge: Lemont Quarries will be available year-round, with reduced seasonal hours for activities and pre-bookings for groups during the winter season (Labor Day to Memorial Day). Visit our Plan Your Visit Page to get our current opening hours

Where is The Forge: Lemont Quarries located?

We are located in Lemont, IL - 22 miles outside of Chicago. Our exact address is 1001 Main Street, Lemont, IL 60439, located on the grounds of the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area. Visit our Directions Page for more information.

What is the cancellation policy?

Find out all the details about our cancellation and all our policies at The Forge.

What is The Forge:Lemont Quarries?

As an innovative leader in outdoor recreation, The Forge: Lemont Quarries is a state-of-the-art adventure park designed to deliver unique year-round outdoor activities, concerts, special events and more for adventurers of all ages and abilities.

Is public transportation available?
  • There are multiple public transportation options available within close proximity to the park.
  • Approximately half a mile from the park is the downtown Lemont Metra Heritage Corridor station, which runs a very limited weekday schedule.
  • In addition, the BNSF line, which has a more consistent train schedule, stops at Downers Grove, approximately 6 miles from the park.
  • We encourage guests to check with their preferred public transportation systems to confirm daily schedules and availability.
Are the activities safe?
  • The safety and security of our guests is a top priority at The Forge: Lemont Quarries.
  • While there are inherent risks in outdoor recreational activities and extreme sports, we provide guests with the instructional skills training and equipment they need to safely engage in activities.
  • All guests are required to read and sign a waiver prior to participating in any activities at The Forge: Lemont Quarries.
Besides physical activities, what else can I do?

The Forge: Lemont Quarries offers a wide range of programming including live music, film screenings, yoga classes, adventure dining, and more. Visit our Home Page or First Time Visiting the Forge to see all the things you can do at The Forge:Lemont Quarries.

Do you serve food!
  • Yes! Check out our  4 Dining Options at The Forge! 
  • The Foundry—our quick bites restaurant, is a great option.
  • We also offer a unique outdoor Forgefire Adventure Dining experience with a hot off-the-grill meals.
  • We also host several Specialty Dining Events throughout the year.
  • Please note that outside food & beverage including Coolers is prohibited at The Mount, Lower Quarry Shelf, and The Foundry.
Can I use cash?

We are a cashless operation. We are currently credit card swipe/chip pay, as well as debit only.

Can I bring my dog?
  • The Forge: Lemont Quarries is a dog-friendly facility.
  • Dogs must remain on leash and with their owners at all times.
  • The Forge: Lemont Quarries is not responsible for injured or lost animals.
  • Guests are fully responsible for their dogs and must clean up after their four-legged friends!
What are your age, height & weight requirements for activities?

Requirements are different for most activities. Please refer to the details on each activity page which include all the information.

Can you accomodate guests with disabilities?

YES! View our Accessibility Page to get all the details.

Do you have memberships?

No, not at this time.

Can I just walk up and start an activity?
  • Reservations are highly recommended.
  • We cannot guarantee activity availability for walk-ups.
  • To avoid queueing and long wait times, we ask that all guests make reservations, prepay, and sign & submit all waivers prior to arrival.
What is the weather policy?

Please review our Policies Page to get all the details about our weather policy and more.

What should I wear?

Guests should come with the appropriate attire for the weather (dressing in layers is always a good choice) and appropriate footwear. Review the individual activity on what to wear and to bring.

How do I contact you?

Get all the details on how to contact The Forge on our Contact Us Page.

Can I use my drone in the park?

Drones are strictly prohibited at The Forge: Lemont Quarries.

Do you have team development programs?

Working within our safety guidelines, customizable team development programs are available and provide challenging and educational experiences that develop professional skills and improve team dynamics. Visit our Groups Page to get all the details.

Do you host birthday parties at The Forge: Lemont Quarries?

Yes, we do! Find out all the details about our Birthday Party Packages here.

Do you have summer camp?

Yes! Visit our Quarry Camp page to get all the information about summer camp options.

Can I fish at the park?

Fishing is allowed on all but the Forge Quarry, however a valid fishing license is required. There are also several quarry lakes throughout the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area.  Find out more details on the Fishing Activity page on our website.

Do you offer a military discount?
  • Activity Passes and Membership discounts are available for active and retired military personnel and immediate family members.
  • Individuals must provide ID verification.
  • The discount is 10% off. Please contact us via chat or phone call to book your military-discount adventure.
"As a wheelchair user I LOVE that the Forge is accessible! Did ziplining today for the first time. Everyone was so welcoming! Thanks to The Forge team for making it such a fun and beautiful experience!"

—S. Espinoza

Other Accessible Locations at the Park

Bathrooms
Our west side bathrooms include accessible washrooms.
Dining
The Foundry and Forgefire Adventure Dining are both accessible to wheelchairs.
Event Facilities
Outdoor events located at The Mount are also accessible for disabled guests.

Plan Your Activities

Fill out the Adaptive Adventure Questionnaire to help us better understand your needs. Add your desired dates (minimum 2 weeks in advance). Please allow 48-72 business hours for a response to your inquiry.
Book a call with us 7 days a week  or 
Chat with us online Mon–Fri 9am – 5pm or 10am- 4pm weekends
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