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Cool Things to Do in Matteson, IL

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What comes to mind when you think of Matteson, IL? If you’re like many, you think of a village that nearly doubled its population between the census conducted in 2000 and the one performed in 2010. Matteson occupies land in both Cook and Will counties, and it’s the birthplace of two former players in the National Football League, Jon Asamoah and Tai Streets. Sir Michael Rocks, a rapper and former member of The Cool Kids, was also born in Matteson, IL.

Just like Matteson is the birthplace of some famous people, it’s also the home of some really cool things to do and see. In fact, you can find a wide variety of attractions and activities that are less than ten miles away from the Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center on Holiday Plaza Drive. Others are just a short drive outside of Matteson, but they’re well worth the visit.

These four attractions will help you experience the best of Matteson:

  1. 2 Starving Artists

This establishment specializes in hosting art parties for any memorable occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a graduation, an upcoming wedding, the birth of a child or a girls’ night out, 2 Starving Artists is the perfect location to host your party.

Event attendees get to choose what they want to paint, and the staff at this venue will show them how to create individual pieces of artwork your guests will treasure.

  1. Matteson Recreational Division

The Matteson Recreational Division consists of a network of public lands intended to foster participation and enjoyment among the members of the diverse communities that make up Matteson. The recreational division includes parks that give you the chance to relax in a peaceful outdoor setting or get some exercise any time of year.

The public parks that are part of the Matteson Recreational Division include:

  • Allemong Park
  • Butterfield Park
  • Dettmering Tot Lot
  • Gleneagle Park
  • Governors Trail Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Miller Gardens
  • Norte Dame Park
  • Oakwood Park
  • Ridgeland Park
  • Woodgate Park
  1. Marcus Theaters — Orland Park Cinema

Located in nearby Orland Park, this theater complex is a fantastic place to have some fun with the family. You can enjoy a meal at Real Sizzle before or after you watch a movie and feast on hearty burgers and tasty milkshakes.

You can also watch a newly released film on an UltraScreen DLX while you lounge in a heated Dream Lounger leather recliner.

  1. The Open Bottle

This boutique craft beer shop and tap room is a must-visit for anyone who likes fresh beer from local and overseas beer makers. The owners and staff are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

Whether you want to taste an assortment of craft beers, enjoy a pint of your favorite brew or find a beer you can savor at home, you’ll find what you’re looking for at The Open Bottle.

Stop by Giordano’s

Like The Open Bottle specializes in providing its visitors with craft beer from all over the world, we specialize in providing our guests with authentic Italian food. For more than four decades, Giordano’s has been serving award-winning stuffed pizzas, thin crust pizzas, Italian sandwiches, flavorful pastas, delectable appetizers and salads made with the freshest ingredients available.

Whether you dine in, carry out or order delivery, you’ll enjoy great food every time you choose Giordano’s. Stop by our location on West Lincoln Highway or give us a call to place an order today.