They don’t call Lisle the “arboretum city” for nothing. Naturally it’s home to the famed Morton Arboretum, but that’s not where the trail ends here. In fact, the community is also home to the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum, the Museums at Lisle Station Park and the award-winning PrairieWalk Pond.
The two-acre PrairieWalk Pond includes scenic overlooks, walking paths, a nature walk, children’s play area and wetlands. The nature park includes more than 100 varieties of native plants and wildlife including cranes, ducks, geese, turtles, frogs, fish, butterflies and dragonflies.
The Garden Walk connects the park to downtown Main Street, which features nature-inspired colorful streetscapes and a dramatic fountain. Beyond enjoying the view, residents and visitors have a variety of local boutiques and eateries to enjoy indoors and out. Many of the businesses are Green by Choice members dedicated to preserving natural resources.
It’s no wonder Lisle was ranked by Money magazine as one of the 100 Best Places to Live. The community hosts several popular festivals including Lisle Cruise Nights throughout the summer when Main Street becomes a massive block party. The village also hosts the popular Eyes to the Skies annual hot air balloon festival and Depot Days, which includes tours of the community’s historic museums and working blacksmith shop.
Located just off the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway, Lisle has a Metra station providing direct access to downtown Chicago.