FIRST TIME VISITING?
Here's what you need to know
Admission is always free - we're a free-to-visit, pay-to-play adventure park.
Adventure awaits everyone at The Forge: Lemont Quarries. Guests can enjoy hundreds of outdoor activities from fishing, hiking, biking, and canoeing, to rock climbing, rappelling, ziplines, tactical laser tag, augmented reality adventure games, and the largest aerial challenge course in the world. We offer educational and entertainment options as well. The park is open year-round, rain or shine.
Come out and discover for yourself that adventure comes in endless forms.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the price of admission?
Admission is always free. We are a free-to-enter, pay-to-play operation. We encourage you to come and check out the park, enjoy our gorgeous quarry-views and greenery, and check out activities prior to purchase!
Is parking free?
Yes, parking is free. We offer 3 lots: Parking Lot 1 (across from our Climb & Zipline Adventures), Parking Lot 2 (across from our grab-and-go restaurant, kids zone, laser tag, paddlesports, and outdoor amphitheatre), and Overflow Parking. Additional parking can be found in Downtown Lemont, where you can check out the downtown retail & restaurants.
What are your current hours of operation?
Our hours of operation change seasonally. Please refer to our Home page for the most current hours of operation.
Are you open year-round?
The Heritage Quarries Recreation Area is open year-round. Public access to The Forge: Lemont Quarries will be available year-round, with reduced seasonal hours for waiver-based activities and mandatory pre-bookings for groups during the winter season (Labor Day to Memorial Day).
Where are you located?
We are located in Lemont, IL - 22 miles outside of Chicago. Our exact address is 1001 Main Street, Lemont, IL 60439, located on the grounds of the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area. Visit our Directions page for more information
What is The Forge: Lemont Quarries?
As an innovative leader in outdoor recreation, The Forge: Lemont Quarries is a state-of-the-art adventure park designed to deliver unique year-round outdoor activities for adventurers of all ages and abilities.
Is public transportation available?
There are multiple public transportation options available within close proximity to the park. Approximately half a mile from the park is the downtown Lemont Metra Heritage Corridor station, which runs a very limited weekday schedule. In addition, the BNSF line, which has a more consistent train schedule, stops at Downers Grove, approximately 6 miles from the park. We encourage guests to check with their preferred public transportation systems to confirm daily schedules and availability.
Are activities safe?
The safety and security of our guests is a top priority at The Forge: Lemont Quarries. While there are inherent risks in outdoor recreational activities and extreme sports, we provide guests with the instructional skills training they need to safely engage in activities. All guests are required to read and sign our waiver prior to participating in any activities at The Forge: Lemont Quarries.
Do you serve food?
The Foundry, our grab & go Restaurant, is a great option. The Forge: Lemont Quarries also offers a unique outdoor Forgefire Adventure Dining experience with a fireside, chef-curated meal. Please note that outside food & beverage is prohibited at The Mount, Lower Quarry Shelf, and The Foundry. Coolers are prohibited throughout the park.
Can I use cash?
We are a cashless operation. We are currently credit card swipe/chip pay, as well as debit.
Can I bring my dog?
The Forge: Lemont Quarries is a dog-friendly facility. Dogs must remain on leash and with their owners at all times. The Forge: Lemont Quarries is not responsible for injured or lost animals. Guests are fully responsible for their dogs and must clean up after their four-legged friends!
What are your age, height & weight requirements?
Please review our Participant Requirements page before booking your adventure. Each activity has its own requirements.
Can you accommodate guests with disabilities?
Head to our Accessibility Page for more information!
Do you have memberships?
Annual Memberships are available. Check out our Memberships page for more information.
What is the cancellation policy?
Go to our Terms & Conditions page to read our full cancellation policy.
Can I just walk-up and start an activity?
Reservations are highly recommended. We cannot guarantee activity availability for walk-ups. To avoid queueing and long wait times, we ask that all guests make reservations, prepay, and sign & submit all waivers prior to arrival.
What is the weather policy?
All activities proceed rain or shine unless otherwise stated by The Forge: Lemont Quarries staff or on our website. Go to our Terms & Conditions page to read our full weather policy.
What should I wear?
Guests should come prepared with appropriate attire and footwear. Please note that closed toe shoes that are secure to the foot are required for all attractions. Examples of proper attire include mid-thigh length shorts and shirts that cover shoulders (for harness comfort) and sneakers. Please read our Participant Requirements for more information regarding specific activities. Please contact us if you have any questions as to what is or is not acceptable.
How do I contact you?
Please use our chat function in the bottom right corner or give us a call at 630-326-3301.
Can I use my drone in the park?
Drones are strictly prohibited at The Forge: Lemont Quarries.
Do you have team development programs?
Working within our safety guidelines, customizable team development programs are available and provide challenging and educational experiences that develop professional skills and improve team dynamics. Go to our Group page to learn more.
Do you host birthday parties at the park?
Working within our safety guidelines, birthday parties at The Forge: Lemont Quarries are available. Birthday Parties are a unique experience that delivers a one of a kind birthday for any guest of honor and their friends and family. Go to our Groups pageto learn more about the different birthday party experiences and how to book today.
Do you have a summer camp?
Check out our Quarry Camps for all the rad adventures for kiddos 7 to 14!
Besides the physical activities, what else can I do?
The Forge: Lemont Quarries offers a wide range of programming including live music, film screenings, yoga classes, adventure dining, and more. Visit our Events to stay up to date regarding all of the upcoming events at the park.
Can I fish at the park?
Fishing is allowed on all but the Forge Quarry, however a valid fishing license is required. There are also several quarry lakes throughout the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area.
Do you offer a military discount?
Activity Passes and Membership discounts are available for active and retired military personal and immediate family members. Individuals must provide ID verification. The discount is 10% off. Please contact us via chat or phone call to book your military-discount adventure.
ALL EXHILARATE ACTIVITIES ARE FEE-BASED AND REQUIRE SIGNED PARTICIPATION WAIVERS.
PLEASE REVIEW PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS BEFORE BOOKING YOUR ADVENTURE.
All activities proceed rain, snow, or shine unless otherwise stated by The Forge: Lemont Quarries staff. In the event of adverse weather, some or all activities may be unavailable. Guests with impacted reservations will be communicated with via email and announcements made on our website and social channels. Please check weather conditions prior to purchasing any activity pass.
All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.