Choose your adventure at The Forge: Lemont Quarries
Thrill seekers will want to make tracks for La Forge: Quarries of Lemont, one of the largest outdoor adventure parks in the world. The 300-acre, year-round park is located 22 miles southwest of downtown Chicago in the historic town of Lemont. Open to visitors of all ages and skill levels, The Forge features the three tallest rope towers in the world, the longest and tallest ziplines in the tri-state area, BMX and ATV tracks, a adventure zone dedicated to children and much more. Get ready to tackle the largest outdoor adventure course in North America!
Rock Climbing and Zipline Adventure
The main centerpiece of The Forge is one of the largest aerial challenge courses in the world. Boasting over 10 acres, this adventure course features five self-contained hexagonal towers interconnected by two miles of ziplines, multiple abseil stations and 299 high ropes course elements spread over 15 aerial adventure trails. The Climb & Zipline adventure allows participants to slide down one of four career zip lines and provides two miles of zip lines between towers, abseil stations and climbing elements.
Participants with physical disabilities can also test their limits, as the adventure is designed with the ability to lift participants with mobility issues up and through a level of one of the hexagonal towers, and travel nearly 1,000 feet above a scenic 12 acre lake. .
Children’s adventure zone
This play area is intended for children from 3 to 13 years old. Children can move around safely without harnesses or helmets. Little adventurers can climb more than 12 feet in safety structures and take on the challenges of over 30 fun rope course elements. There are also mini zip lines and balance lines.
More to explore
The adventures are endless at La Forge. Hire a kayak or canoe and explore the lakes of The Forge Quarry. Ride BMX and mountain bike at the new walk-in bike park, with trails for beginners, intermediates and experts. Prove yourself on the region’s most advanced skills courses and pump tracks. Or opt for a laid-back cruise or stroll over five miles of crushed limestone paths.
Gather your friends or family for an outdoor game of laser tag – there are over 30 game types to choose from. Join Archery Battle Tag, which combines dodgeball action with foam-tipped arrows. Organize a friendly ax throwing competition. Try maceball, where capture the flag meets swashbuckling.
Go orienteering using a traditional map and compass to explore heritage quarries. Go on a traditional treasure hunt. Or try an outdoor augmented reality game that’s a mix of an escape room, treasure hunt, and location-based adventure.
La Forge hosts many events throughout the year. Attend summer concerts in the amphitheater, a food truck festival, sunrise and sunset yoga classes, and an art walk. The Forge Race Series welcomes runners ranging from beginners to pros, and includes triathlons and half marathons.
Relax and enjoy a snack or cocktail (try The Forge Mimosa) at The Foundry, overlooking the picturesque Forge Quarry. Enjoy hot meals straight from the grill with Forgefire Adventure Dining, available on weekends. During the warmer months, don’t miss the outdoor beer and appetizer pairings every second Friday of the month, Sunday brunch on the last Sunday of every month, and free live music with local musicians every Friday. During the winter, experience Forgefire Globe Dining and eat outside in your own private, air-conditioned snow globe.
Learn more about The Forge: Lemont Quarries and plan your next adventure today!