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Schaumburg

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Schaumburg is a city in Chicagoland, best known for its ever popular Woodfield Mall, the largest mall in Illinois. Its name is derived from a place in Germany.

Get in[edit]

Schaumburg welcome sign

By plane[edit]

O'Hare (ORD IATA) and Midway (MDW IATA) are Chicagoland's two main passenger airports with regularly scheduled flights. Another option, especially for private pilots, is...

  • 1 Schaumburg Regional Airport (FAA LID: 06C), 905 W. Irving Park Rd (near the intersection of Irving Park Road and Wright Blvd), Schaumburg, +1 847 895-0007. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Located approximately four miles southwest of the Schaumburg Village Hall. Chicago helicopter tours are available from this airport.

By car[edit]

Schaumburg is just off the I-90 in Illinois. From the Congress pkwy, take the exit onto I-90 W/I-94 W toward Wisconsin & continue to follow I-90 W. After about 27 miles, take the left exit onto Roselle road, move straight & turn right at W Thacker Street.

By train[edit]

Although there are is no access to Amtrak in the village, getting to and from the downtown Chicago Amtrak station is easy by using the nearby Metra commuter rail line that passes just south of the village. The east end of this Metra line ends at the same terminal in which Amtrak trains arrive and depart. Metra details are below.

By bus[edit]

There are no bus companies routing through the village. Using the local commuter rail system, Metra (see below), to downtown Chicago will bring you near most intrastate and interstate bus lines.

Get around[edit]

Map of Schaumburg

By light rail train[edit]

Schaumburg is directly served by the Milwaukee District West Line (MD-W) station at 2000 S. Springinsguth Road. Because of the size of the village though, one of the other nearby stations may be closer to where you need to go or where you live. To the west of the Schaumburg station is Hanover Park station. To the east of the Schaumburg station is the Roselle train station, and further east is the Medinah train station, All of these stations are less than 10 miles from the Village Hall. Trains to downtown Chicago take about an hour to arrive at Union Station. Metra fares and times can be found on their website Metra Rail. Parking for cars is available at all of the stations mentioned for $1.50/day, but does not provide for overnight parking.

By commuter bus[edit]

Schaumbrg is served by 16 Pace Bus routes. There are express routes going from Schaumburg to the Rosemont Transit Center where the "El" can be picked up to take you to either downtown Chicago or O'Hare Airport. On game days there are also express routes to both Soldier Field, where the Chicago Bears play professional football, and Wrigley Field, where the Cubs play professional baseball. During the summer there is an express route to the Six Flags amusement park in Gurnee, Illinois. There is also the Schaumburg Trolley to take you to various shopping locations, Ikea, Loews Theater, and the Schaumburg Convention Center. There are of course a host of other routes for commuters to make their way to other suburban locations. The Pace Bus stations, times, and fares can be found at Pace Bus their website.

By car[edit]

Unless you are staying on one of the major roads that run through the village, a map is essential. Schaumburg was not built on a grid system of roadways, but instead has many winding roads that lead into neighborhoods, cul-de-sacs or dead ends, and they can easily turn you around into a different direction than you intended to drive. You can sometimes even see where you want to go, but there may not be a visible road to get you to that location.

See[edit]

Lakeside at the Prairie Center for the Arts
  • 1 Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct (part of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center Complex), +1 847 895-3600. Box office: M-F 8AM-4PM and 90 minutes before curtain on performance days. Performance venue that hosts local entertainment and international touring acts.
  • 2 Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, 1061 American Ln, +1-847-825-5586. Open by apppointment. The Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (WLM) ranks among the world’s premier collections devoted to anesthesia history. Housed in the headquarters building of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the WLM also serves as an active, specialized medical library. Free.
  • 3 Schweikher House Preservation Trust, 645 South Meacham Road, +1- 847-923-3866. Open by appointment. The Schweikher House is a masterpiece of Prairie-style design that has been carefully preserved. The home was originally built in 1937 - 1938, and it was specifically designed to fit onto the property where it is located. Although not as well known as some of the other homes in the Prairie style, it is a hidden jewel of great architecture. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places. $35.00.
  • 4 Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road (From Interstate 90, take the Roselle Road exit south to Schaumburg Road. Take a left (east) about 2 miles to the entrance of the center.), +1 847-985-2100. Apr-Oct 8AM-8PM; Nov-Apr 8AM-5PM; Farm closed Dec-Feb. Spring Valley includes the Vera Meineke Nature Center, the Volkening Heritage Farm with animals and historic farm buildings, and more than 3 miles of walking paths. Recently added is the Bison's Bluff outdoor nature themed playground for kids. Birdwatchers will enjoy the many species of birds that visit the park during migration seasons. In the winter a pair of Great Horned Owls can often be seen roosting or flying, and they can more frequently be heard calling to each other. Free.

Do[edit]

Schaumburg Boomers Stadium
  • 1 Legoland Discovery Center, 601 N. Martingale Rd, Suite 130, +1 847-592-9700. 10AM-7PM with last entry at 5PM. This attraction for children is designed for children 3-10 years old, and features a full replica of Chicago using Lego bricks as well as a number of educational activities inspired by Lego. $15 - $31.
  • 2 Schaumburg Boomers, 1999 South Springinsguth Road (From Illinois 390, take the Springinsguth Road Exit. Turn south on Springinsguth, and the stadium bill be on your left. Parking is directly opposite the stadium. The Schaumburg Metra station is also across from the stadium.), +1-847-461-3695, e-mail: . Catch a Schaumburg Boomers game, a Frontier League professional baseball team, at Boomer Stadium. After the game there are fireworks on selected nights throughout the season (check the team schedule for dates). The team was Division Champions in both 2013 and 2017. $8 - $15.
  • 3 Schaumburg Septemberfest, 101 Schaumburg Court (From Interstate 90, take Roselle Road south to Schaumburg Road. Turn left (east) onto Schaumburg Road. The first stop light is Summit Road which is where the festival is held. Parking is best done in one of the many lots nearby including Schaumburg High School which has free shuttles to the festival. Be sure to plan your parking ahead of time. Parking is usually around $5.), +1-847-895-4500. Approximately 10AM-10PM. The annual Schaumburg Septemberfest is one of the highlights of the year in the village. The festival is held every Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday). Attractions include a carnival, an arts and crafts show, the Taste of Schaumburg, three stages of entertainment, and fireworks on the last evening. Admission and concerts are free. Carnival rides, food, and drink prices vary..

Buy[edit]

Woodfield Mall
  • 1 Woodfield Mall, 5 Woodfield Shopping Center. M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 11AM-6PM. With around 300 stores, this is the largest shopping mall in Illinois. Woodfield Mall on Wikipedia Woodfield Mall (Q3569830) on Wikidata

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Lou Malnati's Pizza, 1 South Roselle Road (Roselle Rd & Schaumburg Rd) (From Interstate 90, take the Roselle Road exit south to Schaumburg Road. Turn left (east) onto Schaumburg Road and immediately turn right into the parking lot of the restaurant.), +1 847-985-1525. M-Th 11AM-11PM; F Sa 11AM-Midnight; Su 11AM-10PM. Amazingly delicious deep-dished pizza. A family owed business where everything is still hand made from scratch. Consistently among the best pizza restaurants in the Chicago area. $8 - $25.
  • 2 Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 2001 N. Roselle Rd (Take Interstate 90 to the Roselle Road exit and go north to E. Central Road. Go right on Central to the parking lot.), +1 847-882-1496, toll-free: +1 888-935-6878. M-F 7:30PM;Sa 1:30PM, 4:30PM, 7:30 PM; Su 4:30PM Note that some days shows are not held, so be sure to check their online calendar. Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th-century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six knights competing in the joust and other tests of skill. Adult $61.95 (+tax); child 12 years & under $36.95 (+tax).
  • 3 Wu's Chinese Cuisine (Wu's Chinese Restaurant), 756 E Schaumburg Rd, +1 847 278-7927. Su-Th 11:30AM-9PM; F-Sa 11:30am-10PM. $6-14.
  • 4 Seasons 52, 1770 E Higgins Rd, +1 847-517-5252.
  • 5 India House, 721 W. Golf Road, +1 847-278-0760.
  • 6 Dakshin Restaurant, 1135 N Salem Drive,Salem Plaza, +1 847-882-9533. Decent South Indian restaurant, in heart of Schaumburg. Has buffet lunch and a la carte menu as well

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

  • 1 Schaumburg Township District Library (Schaumburg Library), 130 South Roselle Road (From Interstate 90, take Roselle Road south to Schaumburg Road. Cross the intersection, and then take the first right (before the next stop light). This will lead directly into the library parking lot.), +1-847-985-4000. M-F 9AM-10PM; Sa 10AM-6PM; Su noon-9PM. In the library, there is a free Internet access area with about 20 terminals, meeting rooms, study rooms, study tables, and of course the stacks of books on the second floor. On the first floor is a children's department. Free. Schaumburg Township District Library on Wikipedia Schaumburg Township District Library (Q2232040) on Wikidata

Go next[edit]

Routes through Schaumburg
RockfordElgin  W I-90.svg E  Arlington HeightsChicago
END  W I-290.svg E  Elk Grove VillageChicago
Ends at Illinois 25.svgStreamwood  W Illinois 19.svg E  RoselleEnds at Illinois 41.svg
Long GroveArlington Heights  N Illinois 53.svg S  Elk Grove VillageJoliet
Ends at Illinois 25.svgHoffman Estates  W Illinois 58.svg E  Rolling MeadowsEnds at Illinois 41.svg
Ends at Illinois 31.svgHoffman Estates  W Illinois 62.svg E  Rolling MeadowsEnds at Illinois 83.svg
Ends at Illinois 73.svgHoffman Estates  W Illinois 72.svg E  Elk Grove VillageEnds at Illinois 43.svg
Ends at US 20.svgHanover Park  W Illinois 390.svg E  RoselleEnds at Illinois 83.svg
ElginBartlett  W Metra Milwaukee District West icon.png E  RoselleChicago



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