Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.

Novelty Golf Minigolf in Lincolnwood, Illinois

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It’s the summer of 2010 and you’re watching television and this Novelty Golf commercial comes on your HD flat screen TV…

…and you might wonder if you’ve skipped 20 or so years back in time.

Or, if you’re like me, you think “OMG I HAVE TO GO.”

Luckily last weekend a friend was visiting and with no prompting from myself he suggested we go to this golf course he heard about and it just happened to be Novelty Golf Lincolnwood IL…my friends may just know me too well.

Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.

Novelty Golf & Games opened in Lincolnwood, Illinois (just North of Chicago) in 1949, and really, it doesn’t look like much has changed since (except maybe the prices).

Seal at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
Rooster at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
Val and a rooster at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.

There are two courses to choose from on this Lincolnwood mini golf course and each hole has a different surprise…from an Eiffel Tower to a giant chicken to Frankenstein monster to a dinosaur to a giant boot to a giant rooster!

Statue of Liberty at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
Eiffel Tower Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
Giant boot at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
Val is scared of the dinosaur at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.

The best part? You have to operate your own obstacles! Some of the windmill-like tricks you had to push a button to get working…and others had a foot pedal you had to pump yourself! It was amazing.

Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
Mermaid at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
Castle at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
Frankenstein monster at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.

Each course is 18 holes, but at the end you get to play a special bonus pinball-like “19th hole” to try to win a free game. Alas, I did not win…but that certainly will not keep me from going back.

19th hole at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
Take Your Best Shot and Win a Free Game - 19th hole at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.

Afterwards we headed over to the on-premise Bunny Hutch for some snacks. While I didn’t try their new egg rolls, I did get some tasty mozzarella sticks and a milkshake (I gave up drinking soda a few weeks ago…so my milkshake consumption has gone way up).

Bunny Hutch at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
Cheese sticks and a milkshake at the Bunny Hutch at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.

If you’re in the area, playing a round at Novelty Golf Chicago is a really great way to spend the day. While we only had time for one round, there is a discount to play both courses, and they also have games and batting cages.

Knight at the golf course at Novelty Golf in Lincolnwood, Illinois.

Novelty Golf & Bunny Hutch Mini Golf

Location: 3650 West Devon Ave. Lincolnwood IL. 60712
Hours: Open 7 days a week, April through October, 10 am till midnight (Memorial Day thru Labor Day )
Cost: See website for current prices and hours.
Date: June 12, 2010


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Novelty Golf (and Bunny Hutch), an old-school mini golf center, opened in Lincolnwood, Illinois (just North of Chicago) in 1949 and hasn't changed since. Add this to your list of places to visit in Illinois and things to do this summer and check out this road trip stop on your Chicago vacation.
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Novelty Golf (and Bunny Hutch), an old-school mini golf center, opened in Lincolnwood, Illinois (just North of Chicago) in 1949 and hasn’t changed since. Add this to your list of places to visit in Illinois and things to do this summer and check out this road trip stop on your Chicago vacation.
Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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