Naperville Area Attractions
Naperville's living history museum tells the story of daily life in Naperville as it changed from a simple frontier outpost to a bustling turn-of-the-century community. With costumed villagers, annual events and special exhibits, you never know what a visit to the Settlement will bring!
523 S. Webster St. Map
Naperville's 'crown jewel' is five miles of winding paths along the Naperville river. The Riverwalk was built and dedicated in 1981 as a celebration of Naperville’s Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. Its covered bridges, fountains, lush landscaping and distinctive shepherd’s crook light poles aptly tie Naperville’s historic past as the oldest settlement in DuPage County to the city’s present.
Take the Naperville Riverwalk virtual tour
Downtown Naperville has over 30 public works of art. Follow the Century Walk to discover unique wall murals depicting life in Naperville over the past 100 years, reliefs, mosaics, sculptures and other commissioned displays
Visit the Naperville Tourist Information Center for more information on the artwork locations.
DuPage Children's Museum
DuPage Children's Museum is packed with exciting ways to explore art, math, science and how they work together in the world. The museum contains three floors of interactive exhibits, including three Young Explorers neighborhoods designed for children up to 24 months.
301 North Washington St, Naperville Map
The Naperville Park District is home to 136 parks totaling over 2,500 acres. Each park has its own special use and amenities, including hiking and biking trails, off-leash dog areas, fishing, boating and golf courses.
Naperville's largest parks include the Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, Green Valley Forest Preserve and Knoch Park.
Over the course of a summer Centennial Beach charms more than 155,000
visitors from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Come join them as they enjoy a day
of swimming, sunning, picnicking, and play with family and friends. Centennial
Beach includes a large swimming area, a sand beach, sports areas and a
shallow-end water slide.
Centennial Park Map
Moser Tower & Millennium Carillon
Naperville's tallest landmark, the Moser Tower, stands 158 feet high. The tower, which opened in 2000, houses the 72 bronze bells of the Naperville Carillon. This includes the 6 ton 'Captain Joe Naper Bell', named after the founder of the city. Guided tours of the tower are available and live concerts are held throughout the summer.
Map to Moser Tower