River Road

Rosemont is a city in Cook County in the state of Illinois, just outside of Chicago. It does enormous business as the primary hotel supplier for O'Hare International Airport, but has a couple of the region's best-known concert venues as well.

Get in


The CTA Blue Line has a stop in Rosemont, on River Road between I-190 and I-90 right before O'Hare. And Metra's North Central Line stops at Rosemont Station on Balmoral Avenue just west of I-294, with service between Chicago and Antioch.

By car


By public transportation


Get around


PACE buses serve the area, including the free Rosemont Entertainment Circulator (route 811), and hotels can be expected to run shuttles to the airport. For anything else, though, you'll likely want to have a car.


  • Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels, 9513 W. Higgins. Self-proclaimed as having the world's largest public display of M.I. Hummel figurines in the world. You know, those little cherub-faced ceramic figures.
  • Chicago Wolves, 6920 N. Mannheim Rd.. This minor league hockey team plays at the Allstate Arena. The season runs October-April.
  • Rosemont Waterfall, 6167 N River St (At the northeast corner of Higgins and River Road). A favorite local setting for wedding pictures, the waterfall harmonizes with the surrounding Forest Preserve along the Des Plaines River Valley


  • 1 Allstate Arena (Rosemont Horizon), 6920 N. Mannheim Rd. A 19,000-seat arena that holds major music concerts, circuses and rodeos. Allstate Arena (Q1336027) on Wikidata Allstate_Arena on Wikipedia
  • 2 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd.. This enormous complex hosts a variety of conferences and events, including Chicago Comic Con, ACen, and local high school proms. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Q5294297) on Wikidata Donald_E._Stephens_Convention_Center on Wikipedia
  • 3 Rosemont Theatre, 5400 North River Rd. A 4,300-seat theater for stars including Jerry Seinfeld and Kelly Clarkson. Rosemont Theatre (Q7368484) on Wikidata Rosemont_Theatre on Wikipedia
  • Polish National Catholic Cemetery, 9200 West Higgins Rd.. A quaint cemetery set along the Des Plaines River, it possesses a charming array of old monuments and markers. It is also the only Chicagoland cemetery with its own picnic area, preserving the old world custom of picnicking at the graves of deceased loved ones.
  • AMC Rosemont 18, 9701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.. This huge movie theater, over 100,000 square feet, is more than just a theater. For those 21 and up, the VIP Theatre has free popcorn, bigger seats, and cocktails. There's a full-service restaurant on site (you can eat while watching a movie), a playroom, and child care for kids age 3-10.
  • iFly, 5520 Park Place. Indoor skydiving


  • Midwest FurFest. One of the world's two largest furry conventions (along with Anthrocon), held in Illinois since 2000, and in Rosemont since 2010. Over 15,000 attended in 2023, many of them costumed mascots and fursuiters. The event is held in late November or early December each year; admission is charged and prices vary depending on if you pay in advance or at the door, or if you choose a higher tier with more perks. Basic entry $80 if purchased in advance, $90 at the door. Midwest FurFest (Q22906917) on Wikidata Midwest FurFest on Wikipedia
  • Anime Central. One of the largest anime conventions in the USA (and definitely largest in the state), ACen books all five hotels out near the Hyatt Regency during the second or third weekend in May. Admission starts at $60 for the whole weekend.


  • 1 Fashion Outlets of Chicago (FOC), 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, +1 847-928-7500. M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 10AM-7PM. Over 130 stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store, and Neiman Marcus Last Call. Fashion Outlets of Chicago (Q17005668) on Wikidata Fashion Outlets of Chicago on Wikipedia



The best options to eat would be at the Parkway Bank Park, 5445 Park Place. There are several bars and restaurants, including:

  • Sugar Factory, +1-847-233-9010. M-Th 4PM-1AM, F 4PM-4AM, Sa 10AM-4AM, Su 10AM-2AM. Best known for their fishbowl cocktails (best split amongst several people). Outside of that, they have down home faves like chicken and waffles and more typical tastes, like flatbreads and burgers. Food starts around $15, drinks will set you back $15-40.
  • Fogo De Chão, +1 847-678-7200. see website as hours vary. Brazilian all-you-can-eat steakhouse. Consider this a 'splurge', as you'll easily pay $50 for your meal.

Outside of the park, you can still find other food:

  • Giordano's, 9415 W Higgins Rd. Another of the top three deep-dish pizza places.



Each 'upscale' hotel in Rosemont includes a hotel bar (and in the Hyatt Regency, a semi-Starbucks), but these can be pricy.

You can also drink and eat at the Rivers Casino's buffets. Its creation and build created much controversy only a few years ago.



There are quite a lot of hotels in Rosemont:







Go next

Routes through Rosemont
RockfordDes Plaines  W  E  ChicagoGary
MilwaukeePark Ridge  N  S  Schiller ParkGary
Lake Geneva/MilwaukeeDes Plaines  W  S  Schiller ParkChicago/Tinley Park
ENDO'Hare International Airport  NW  SE  Far Northwest Side, ChicagoThe Loop, Chicago
AntiochO'Hare International Airport  NW  SE  Schiller ParkChicago

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