Climb to the Top of These Indoor Rock Climbing Walls in Chicagoland

Rock climbing walls are popping up all over the suburbs! They’re a great activity for kids and their families alike. That’s why we rounded up all the indoor rock climbing destinations in Chicagoland, from the city proper to the suburbs. It’s never too early to start rock climbing: many locations accept children as young as five years old and Ackerman Alps is now offering a Parent/Tot Open Climb for ages 2-5!

Indoor Rock Climbing Walls in Chicagoland

Annerino Community Center
Bolingbrook Park District
201 Recreation Drive
Bolingbrook, IL
(630) 739-0272
Open climb and private lessons. Resident and non-resident rates.

Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center
Glen Ellyn Park District
800 St. Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 317-0130
Open climb hours. Daily drop in rates for members and non-members. Resident and non-resident rates. See more information above.

Climb On
18120 Harwood Avenue
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 798-9994
Day passes, punch cards and memberships.

Brooklyn Boulders
100 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 268-0002
Daily and punch card rates. Kids academy and adventure camps.

First Ascent
2950 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 697-9743
Recreational classes and parties. Day passes, punch cards and memberships.

UIC Climbing Wall
737 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-7730
Youth programs and camps. Member and non-member pricing.

May 2021 Family-Friendly Events

Courts Plus
Elmhurst Park District
186 South West Avenue
Elmhurst IL, 60126
(630) 993-4722
Youth classes and programs. Member and non-member rates.

Vertical Endeavors
246 Windy Point Drive
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
(630) 784-9000
Day passes, monthly and annual memberships available. Climbing teams, clubs and camps.

Funtopia Glenview
2050 Tower Drive
Glenview, IL 60026
(224) 432-5435
Online registration recommended, drop-ins welcome, too. Birthday parties, camps and programs.

The Club at Prairie Stone
5050 Sedge Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
(847) 285-5400
Open wall and climbing classes. Members and non-members.

Funtopia Naperville
2639 Aurora Avenue #103
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 718-4327
Online registration recommended, drop-ins welcome, too. Birthday parties, camps and programs.

Gizmos Fun Factory
66 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 949-8948
Daily rates include climbing and other attractions. Birthday parties, too.

Sportsplex Rock Climbing Wall
11351 West 159th Street
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 645-7529
Classes and camps available. Resident and non-resident pricing. Ages 5 years and older.

Indoor Rock Climbing Facilities with Multiple Locations

Chicago Athletic Club
Classes, camps, teams and parties. Member and non-member rates.

2040 West North Avenue
Chicagos, IL 60647
(312) 850-9490

3212 North Broadway Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 529-2024

1019 West Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 529-2022

Family-Friendly Weekend Events: April 16–18 and Beyond

4662 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 529-2023

1455 Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 850-9491

1380 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 850-4667

1635 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 850-4668

Fitness Formula Club
Staffed and unstaffed climbing wall hours for members and non-members. Classes, camps, teams and birthday parties.

140 North Addison Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 882-0140

3228 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 755-3232

3657 North Pine Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 477-3664

1030 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-1030

939 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 337-1244

1114 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 383-1114

1235 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 640-1235

826 West Touhy Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 802-9826

1151 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 360-1151

444 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 627-0444

10 South Clinton Street
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 902-2040

Life Time Fitness
Open climb, climb club, events and birthday parties for members.

601 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 230-0011

1220 Lakeview Drive
Romeoville, IL 60446
(630) 759-9995

16333 South La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 364-0300

Our indoor activities page has even more great things to do with kids in Chicago’s suburbs!

About the Author

Jill Kowalski
Jill is the mom of two energetic little girls, ages two and four, who keep her seriously busy. She and her husband grew up in Orland Park and are now raising their family there as well. When Jill and her family have free time, they love to check out local parks or drop-in at fests where their girls can take over a dance floor. She is always looking for cheap, yet entertaining and worthwhile things to do. When she is not wrangling her kids, Jill has a passion for starting, and sometimes finishing, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, trying out random recipes she finds on Pinterest, and organizing every nook and cranny of her life.

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