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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

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, adjacent to the Crowne Plaza, features fine dining with bold, natural and locally grown ingredients.  Reserve 22 and Marche' are also favorites among residents and visitors.  

Historic Downtown Glen Ellyn is filled with locally-owned shops like Marcel's Culinary Experience. 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. 

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 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.

Upcoming Glen Ellyn Events:

Frida Kahlo 2020

6/1/20 - 8/31/20
The Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the MAC in partnership with College of DuPage, is pleased to announc...More!

Glen Ellyn Venues:


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!

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!

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!

Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn 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!

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 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 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 Prairie

Contemporary American cuisine with fresh local ingredients provided by the contemporary American farmer. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner....More!

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!

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!


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!

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!

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!

Village Links of Glen Ellyn

The Village Links of Glen Ellyn is a Village owned, public golf course in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, located just 25 miles west of Chicago and less than...More!

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