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Chicago is among the largest cities in the US. So it comes as no surprise that they are home to some of the best archery ranges too!
So, for the Chicagoan archer who’s keen to find somewhere to shoot, there are plenty of great options to choose from.
But if you do not know where to start, take a look at the ranges featured in my list below.
These are only the most highly regarded, with plenty of positive reviews, experiences and those that are held in high acclaim.
So without further ado, lets get started.
Chicago Archery is perhaps one of the most recognized and appreciated archery ranges in the city.
It welcomes both new archers and experienced archers; with a one-hour introductory lesson given to all first-time archers.
This is an indoor range with multiple-lanes – both 20 & 30 yards.
On-site you will find an extensive shop with a range of Hunting Bows, Crossbows, Target Bows, and other Bow Accessories – all from the top brands.
You’ll also be able to book private lessons, reserve the range or book group events like parties and corporate do’s.
They even have a podcast ‘Chicago Archery; To The Point!’ – what more could you ask for?
“My son’s interest in archery started here 3 years ago and I quickly joined him. Chicago Archery has been a phenomenal resource for both equipment and training. We’ve tried some places closer to home, but we always end up back at Chicago Archery. They are very careful to keep things safe, but if you and your equipment are safe on the range, they’ll find a way for you to shoot (and improve!), whether you’re into recurve, compound, traditional, or crossbow. They really care about their customers.”Google Review
Address: 365 Georgetown Square, Wood Dale, IL 60191
Strictly Archery is another highly regarded archery store and range with a wealth of positive reviews on Google.
At Strictly Archery you will find 2 indoor archery ranges, with the ability to shoot up to 40 yards.
They offer archery lessons in group or private settings, and they have level 3 NTS certified instructors on site to help you with any questions, or to help you become a better archer.
Strictly Archery actively welcome novices, pros or even avid hunters too.
Within the shop you will find compound bows, Olympic bows, traditional bows and crossbows. There is also a complete line of archery accessories.
Better yet, they offer range of bow services from simple repairs to thorough super tunes.
“Not only did they set my daughter up with a great starting recurve bow they offered up their range before purchasing to make sure it was a good fit. The shop owner also directed us on lessons, tournament and ways to help her grow as an archer.”
Address: 401 Earl Rd, Shorewood, IL 60404
Wanderlust archers invites archers of all abilities and ages to drop by for a shoot.
They offer a range of classes designed for beginners through to intermediates; offering use of equipment or the ability to bring your own.
They also offer open shooting, costing just $10-$15 per hour depending on the time you shoot.
Private lessons are also available if this is something you are interested in, along with weekly classes.
Wanderlust also have their own team that travels nationally to compete in archery competitions.
They have a JOAD (Junior Olympic Archer Development program for 8-20 year olds, as well as our Adult Program if you are interested in taking your archery to the next level.
Little Quivers offers archery for young children too so there really is something for everyone.
Or looking for an archery event or party; Wanderlust can offer that too!
“If you are even remotely interested in archery, come to wanderlust archers!! My mom and I took a class for fun a few months ago, and now we are HOOKED. I cannot say enough good things about Wanderlust, it’s truly a hidden gem of Archery in the Chicagoland area!!”Google Review
Address: 5802 Dempster St, Morton Grove, IL 60053
Lincoln Park Archery Range
Over in Belmont Harbor at the Lincoln (Abraham) Park, you will find the Lincoln Park Archery range.
It’s a semi-private club using Chicago Park District land set aside specifically for archery.
Membership is available to all Chicagoland residents with a simple application and reasonable fee of $30 per individual or family.
If you’re new to archery and don’t have your own equipment, you are invited to visit one of the clubs free clinics, and even set up a private lesson with one of the instructors. They will also give advice on purchasing equipment.
“A fun group of people to practice with. Free lessons are available and members are always very helpful and encouraging.”Google Review
Address: 2 W Belmont Harbor Dr, Chicago, IL 60657
And that concludes my list of the best archery ranges in the Chicago area.
Hopefully you have a few ranges you can contact, inquire at and hopefully make a booking with!
Either way, if you’re an experienced bowsman or a complete beginner, there’s plenty of ranges for you to practice and hone your skills, or learn the basics of archery altogether!
And last but not least.
That’s the most important thing.
I live in Alberta, Canada where I enjoy indoor and 3D archery with traditional bows and compound bows. On this site, I share everything I’ve learned about archery along the way.