We are excited to open our newest REI location in Orland Park, Illinois on August 27th. If you're in the area, we hope you will join us in our Grand Opening Celebration!

Once the store is open, we'd love for you to share your enthusiasm with this community by posting a photo from the Grand Opening (or your first visit!) and telling us what it means to you to have an REI in your community. 



Want some ideas for what to share with us? Here are some thought starters:

  • Find the Benchmark at the store. What is the elevation of Orland Park?
  • Meet a staff member and find out why they love the outdoors.
  • What is the mural behind the cash registers? 
  • Show off any swag or stickers you got and how you're using them!

We look forward to seeing your photos and thoughts below!


At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

How on earth did I miss this? I’ll definitely be there!!

“Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.” (John Muir)

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How are new locations decided? There's a concentration around the Chicago area now and I'm curious to see if there are any plans for downstate- which would be GREAT for renting to explore ex. Shawnee.


Hi @cml - Thanks for bringing this question to the community!

As a co-op that serves our members, our new store locations are often picked based on where our members are located.

Thanks for sharing the suggestion of a store downstate with rental options closer to Shawnee. We have taken note of it. That is definitely a neat area to roam around! 

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.