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Historical Sites
Graue Mill and Museum. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Graue Mill is the only operating waterwheel gristmill in Illinois.

Daily spinning, weaving and milling demonstrations, artifacts displayed in period room settings and an Underground Railroad Exhibit are available for viewing.

Mayslake Peabody Estate. Tour Mayslake Hall, a Tudor Revival style mansion, formerly owned by coal baron F. S. Peabody. Witness restoration in progress at this nationally registered historic building by renowned architect B. Marshall. Portiuncula Chapel is available for weddings.

Family Entertainment
Enchanted Castle Family Entertainment Center is pure, magical entertainment, including EFX Motion Theatre, rides and laser tag.

Night Club Entertainment
North Beach Downers Grove is suburban Chicago’s premier adult nightclub. North Beach is open seven nights a week in one of the largest nightclub and private party spaces in the Chicago area.

Adults can play volleyball on two full-size sand volleyball courts or bowl on regulation cosmic bowling lanes. Other games provided are billiards, air hockey and darts. North Beach also provides big screen televisions for sports viewing.

North Beach also features great drinks and food and an ever-changing lineup of great entertainment. Adults can also dance to music hosted by DJs or one of Chicago’s finest rock and roll bands. North Beach offers regular entertainment and drink specials.


Drury Lane opened as a restaurant and a dinner theatre in 1983. Today, Drury Lane continues to be a popular and successful dinner theatre and event center, hosting up to 1,800 people at some of its largest events.

Owner Tony DeSantis has enjoyed his years as a hand-on operator of Drury Lane and community leader. Recently, DeSantis passed this legacy on to his grandson, Kyle, who began working at Drury Lane part-time during summer vacation when he was 16 years old. “Drury Lane has always been in my blood, said Kyle DeSantis, now 28 years old and the Drury Lane’s current manager.

Drury Lane

Kyle received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University and looks forward to applying what he’s learned to grow the business side of Drury Lane. Kyle’s current focus is on increasing the number of corporate events at Drury Lane. “Drury Lane has the space and full accommodation for such events—we just haven’t marketed the space this way before.”

Kyle also said keeping the price of dinner theatre tickets low has actually been good for business, as well as customers. “Our business model is very different from the model I’m used to, but this is a family business, and it works to operate this way.”

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