1. Arthur L. Janura Preserve

The largest of these is the 4,366-acre Arthur L. Janura Preserve, which is one of Hoffman Estates' many rare natural areas.

2. Village Green & Hideaway Brew Garden

In the shadow of the Now Arena, Hoffman Estates' location for live music and outdoor events has become a summertime staple.

3. Paul Douglas Preserve

More than 1,800 acres of restored wetlands, open grasslands, oak savanna, and former farmland make up the Paul Douglass Preserve.

4. Congo River Mini Golf

Congo River Mini Golf, which calls itself the area's greatest adventure golf destination, has a design that would fit very well in a prestigious theme park.

5. Main Event Hoffman Estate

There are more than 40 family entertainment venues in the US that are part of the Main Event group.

6. Seascape Family Aquatic Centre

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, Hoffman Estates' free outdoor water park is open to the public.

7. Medieval Time

There is a location of the well-known dinner and tournament attraction in Schaumburg, just past Hoffman Estates' eastern boundary.

8. Vogelei Park

Since the primary entry is along a small lane that splits off the westbound side of the 72, this tiny park by the intersection of Golf and Higgins Road (72) is simple to overlook.

9. Now Arena

A state-of-the-art multipurpose building in Hoffman Estates opened its doors in 2006. It was formerly known as the Sears Centre.

10. Hilldale Golf Club

The driving range at Hilldale Golf Club is made entirely of grass, and the short game area contains bunkers, putting and chipping greens.