Village of Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Welcome to Glen Ellyn, the Village of Volunteers!  

Named Illinois' choice in USA Today's feature, Picturesque Small Towns in Every State!

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In the heart of DuPage County, the scenic Village of Glen Ellyn is a prosperous, civic-minded community with much to offer by way of shopping, dining, the arts and entertainment. The village is just 23 miles west of Chicago, which is easily accessible from Glen Ellyn's downtown Metra station, and is convenient to major highways and airports.

Village President Diane McGinley
Glen Ellyn Civic Center
535 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce
Glen Ellyn Chamber Of Commerce is a service and action organization, comprised of members who invest in the economic, civic and cultural well being of the community.

Just off I-355 on Roosevelt Road, the Crowne Plaza Lombard Downers Grove features 119 upscale guest rooms and suites, meeting and banquet space, an indoor pool, fitness center and more.

The Inn at Water's Edge is an elegant boutique hotel that offers a unique guest experience on the College of DuPage campus.

Glen Ellyn's historic downtown offers a variety of dining choices from casual to gourmet, including American, Irish, Italian, Mexican and Thai food. Glen Prairie Local Flavor Fine Food & Drink, adjacent to the Crowne Plaza, features fine dining with bold, natural and locally grown ingredients.

Historic Downtown Glen Ellyn is filled with locally-owned shops and restaurants. It is a pedestrian friendly area where a number of family-friendly events are held throughout the year. Farther south, Roosevelt Road is bursting with nationally recognized stores, restaurants and commerce.

The village is convenient to Oakbrook Center, Yorktown Center and Stratford Square Mall. It is also a short drive or Metra commuter train ride from Chicago's shopping district.

The Glen Art Theatre, built in the 1920s in Downtown Glen Ellyn, shows first run movies on four screens. North of downtown, historic Stacy's Corners is the site of the village's original commerce center and home to Stacy's Tavern Museum, a former 1840s stagecoach inn.

The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage (The MAC) is home to several resident professional ensembles, student productions and world-class touring attractions, plus the Gahlberg Gallery for visual arts. The newly renovated building is scheduled to reopen in Spring 2014.

The Glen Ellyn Park District maintains an outdoor aquatic facility, four recreation buildings, 23 multipurpose parks and playgrounds, and two lakes. Highlights of the 88,000 square foot Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center include an indoor turf field, 3 basketball courts, rock-climbing, batting cages, fitness center and a multi-lane elevated running track.

Village Links Golf Club boasts an 18-hole championship course that has hosted over 40 USGA and PGA Tour qualifying events, plus a regulation length 9-hole course, practice facilities, and a clubhouse with dining and banquet rooms.

Nature lovers will enjoy Willowbrook Wildlife Center, with over 80 native Illinois animals and open to the public 7 days a week. Hikers, bikers and joggers can hop onto the Illinois Prairie Path in Downtown Glen Ellyn.

The following events are held annually in the Village of Glen Ellyn. For information about these and other events, please visit our Events Calendar page or the events calendars at and

  • Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ
    Downtown Glen Ellyn

  Venue & Description City Phone
Abbington Distinctive Banquets Abbington Distinctive Banquets
The Abbington is the perfect setting for your special day. Whether your event is a wedding reception for 1,300 guests or a corporate dinner for 100, w...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 942-8600
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Buffalo Theatre Ensemble
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE) was founded in 1986 as a professional ensemble in residence at the College of DuPage (COD). Modeled after Kansas City R...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 942-2100
College of DuPage College of DuPage
College of DuPage with more than 28,000 students, is the second largest provider of undergraduate education in the state of Illinois, offering pre-bac...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 942-2800
Crowne Plaza Lombard Downers Grove Crowne Plaza Lombard Downers Grove
Our Crowne Plaza brand promise: "A better meetings experience for meeting planners and a better night sleep for meeting attendees & all guests," coupl...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 629-6000
Downtown Glen Ellyn Downtown Glen Ellyn
Shop and dine the many options in historic Downtown Glen Ellyn. Our boutiques are unique and our restaurants are tasty. Best of all, we are a train st...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-5000
Glen Ellyn Historical Society Glen Ellyn Historical Society
1846 stagecoach inn and tavern presents a glimpse of life 150 years ago. Experience the art, technology and culture of northern Illinois residents. Op...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 858-8696
Glen Ellyn Park District Glen Ellyn Park District
Discover 300+ acres of fun: rock climbing, indoor turf, splash park, outdoor swimming, platform tennis, mini golf, tennis, sand volleyball, bocce ball...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 858-2462
Glen Prairie Glen Prairie
Contemporary American cuisine with fresh local ingredients provided by the contemporary American farmer. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner....More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 613-1250
Inn at Water's Edge Inn at Water's Edge
Guests will discover the comforts of a world-class boutique hotel in this six-room operation on the College of DuPage campus. The Inn's eco-friendly d...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 942-6888
Marcel's Culinary Experience Marcel's Culinary Experience
Marcel's Culinary Experience operates a full schedule of culinary classes for cooks of all ages and skill levels, and is also available for private ev...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 790-8500
Marché Marché
Marché is more than another excellent Marcel’s Culinary Experience: it’s a zippy hive – alive with a curated collection of delectable foods, ama...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 790-8890
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
College of DuPage's McAninch Center is home to hosting a wide variety of Grammy Award-winning performers and world-class touring attractions, National...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 942-4000
Reserve 22 Reserve 22
Year round casual bar and restaurant in a spectacularly landscaped golf course setting. Seasonal menus, 24 craft beers on tap and an extensive wine li...More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-5550
Village Links of Glen Ellyn Village Links of Glen Ellyn
The Village Links of Glen Ellyn is one of the elite layouts in the Midwest, having hosted qualifyings for 40 USGA & PGA Tour Championships....More!
Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 469-8180

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