The summer is upon us, and it’s good to get out and have some fun. There are plenty of wheelchair accessible activities in Chicago and the western suburbs to keep you and the family entertained.

Let’s take a look at a few of our favorite activities. 

Blackberry Farm – Blackberry Farm is a living history museum located on the far west side of Aurora. They offer a recreation of pioneer life, and plenty of hands-on exhibits. The paved outdoor walking paths make it wheelchair accessible. For more information on the farm, you can visit their website. 

Kane County Cougars – The Kane County Cougars are located off Kirk Road on the east side of Geneva. The games are very affordable, offer a family-friendly environment, and they are wheelchair accessible. There are great views of the action to be had from every corner of the park. For more on the Cougars and the minor league baseball experience, check out their website. 

Morton Arboretum – Located in Lisle, this is a great place to get a taste of nature, and the native trees and plants. There are a variety of paved paths and buildings that offer wheelchair accessibility. The Arboretum is a great place to soak in a sunny summer day. You can check out their website for more.

Chicago Wheelchair Accessible Activities

Chicago offers several wheelchair accessible activities for people of all interests. 

Chicago Sports – The Bears, White Sox and Fire all have wheelchair accessible venues.

Chicago Museums – The Art Institute, Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd Aquarium are all wheelchair accessible.

Outdoor Venues – Millennium Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Chicago Botanic Garden and Navy Pier are all wheelchair accessible.


We’re lucky to live in close proximity to the third-largest city in the U.S. The number of wheelchair accessible activities in the area is steadily on the rise. You can always call ahead or Google to discover whether a location or activity is accessible.