Illinois December 09, 2017
6 Magical Places In Illinois Where You Can Take A Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride
Everyone loves horses and tours, and there’s something you can do in this state that combines them both. Nothing is more magical that these six horse-drawn sleigh rides in Illinois that will take you through a winter wonderland.
Grab that special someone or your whole household for a fabulous night you’ll never forget. Keep scrolling for all the best sleigh rides.
1. Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena)
Enjoy the sounds of sleigh bells and the whisper of runners along the ice and snow in this winter adventure. Rides last about an hour and must be reserved in advance. The best part is that guests enjoy hot cocoa by a bonfire about halfway through the ride.
2. Go Sleigh (Harvard)
Immerse yourself in a country Christmas at this fun family event. Guests enjoy picturesque trails through the forest, passing a trout stream while gliding over snowy hills. Sleighs are pulled by big beautiful Belgian draft horses and feature music and souvenirs.
3. Forest View Farms (Tinley Park)
This sleigh ride can take place at the farm or at a location of your choosing. There are also horse-drawn wagon rides for when conditions do no call for sleighing. Guests may go in groups or rent a two-person sleigh.
4. Kline Creek Farm (West Chicago)
Select dates in late December and early January, locals can take a 20-minute journey through a winter wonderland. Entry is first come, first serve, though private arrangements can be made. Sit along side your friends, family, and other locals for a joyous ride.
5. Downtown Oak Park (December 16, 2017)
For one day only, this charming downtown will hold a holiday celebration that features free horse-drawn sleigh rides. Though there are wheels on this "sleigh," it's still pulled by horses and will take you on a magical Christmas adventure through the town.
6. Ben's Christmas Tree Farm (Harvard)
Holiday weekends prior to Christmas are all about sleigh rides at this fabulous farm. Free and fun for the whole family, this ride will take you back in time. Don't forget to grab your Christmas fir before you go.
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What other horse-drawn sleigh rides are there in Illinois? Share your local attractions with us!