Whether you’re a resident of Mokena, IL or you’re just visiting, you’ll find a wide variety of things to do in and around the city. From a heart-stopping haunted house to great restaurants, outdoor parks, art studios and more, Mokena has attractions and activities everyone will enjoy.
With so many things to do and see, spending just one day exploring the town won’t be enough for you to truly appreciate everything Mokena has to offer. These five ideas will get your visit started off on the right foot:
If you enjoy a good fright, you’ll want to start your stay in Mokena with a visit to SickHouse. Established by two haunted house veterans, SickHouse was created to tell the twisted story of Dr. Sam K. and nurse Samantha H. who, after having their medical practices being declared “criminally insane,” started adopting their patients. Along with their adopted family members, who are described as some of the “most disturbing” people in existence, Sam and Samantha now reside in SickHouse in Mokena. This family of lunatics opens their door to the public, so everyone can witness their terrifying activities.
Can you handle the madness at SickHouse? You’ll only know by visiting SickHouse in person. SickHouse changes its performance every day, so visiting once may not be enough.
- Country Meadow Farm
If you want to learn how to ride a horse or you’re looking for a great place for your child’s upcoming birthday party, you’ll want to check out Country Meadow Farm. This farm offers training, riding lessons, seasonal day camps and fun-filled birthday parties. Country Meadow Farm welcomes new and advanced riders, children and adults.
- Little Pastiche Art Studio
If you’re looking for a great place to spend some time with your family or friends, planning an office event or searching for a double date location, Little Pastiche Art Studio is where it’s at. You’ll get the chance to flex your creative side as you make a piece of art work.
Perfect for a girls’ night, a birthday party, an office gathering, a bachelorette party or a date night involving multiple couples, Little Pastiche Art Studio is an ideal meeting place for groups including up to 20 people. Paint parties generally last two to three hours, and you’re responsible for providing your own food and beverages. You must be at least 21 years-old to consume alcohol at Little Pastiche Art Studio.
- Mokena Community Park District
Mokena has a series of community parks that are set up for an assortment of activities. You’ll find kid-themed playgrounds at more than 15 parks, including Acorn Park, Manchester Cove Park and Timbers Point.
You can compete on a 27-hole Disc Golf course at The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center. Buske, Grasmere and Hecht Park can accommodate roller hockey games. Three lighted, sand volleyball courts are available at Main Park. The city’s Skate Park is located in Grasmere Park, and you’ll find tennis courts at six of the town’s public parks.
- Tribes Alehouse & Grill
If you enjoy craft beer, head over to Tribes Alehouse & Grill on Lincoln Highway. This establishment has a nice selection of craft beers that pair well with the restaurant’s food offerings.
Tribes Alehouse & Grill has a schedule of events that includes Taco Tuesday and Hump Day Halfsies, so be sure you check the establishment’s website to avoid missing an event you might enjoy.
Include a Visit to Giordano’s
With a full bar and a generous menu of authentic Italian food, Giordano’s is an ideal place to relax after a long day exploring Mokena. Our location is also a fantastic choice if you want to pick up some food to enjoy at home or you want hearty food delivered right to your doorstep.
Our menu includes our famous stuffed pizza, thin crust pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, salads, appetizers and more. Give us a call or stop by our convenient location on Lincoln Highway to enjoy a meal you’ll want to have over and over again.