Archaeology, Art, Culture, Natural History, Park
Arboretum, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Military, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Located in Wheaton, Ill., this sprawling, 500-acre park is where families wander through nature, get lost in history, play golf at an award-winning course, attend a big band concert, tag monarch butterflies, make a snow globe, take classes, introduce children to the age-old custom of afternoon tea, attend a wide variety of special programs and events --in short, spend quality time together.
History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Crabtree is popular for birding. A total of 263 bird species have been observed and at least 89 species have been recorded to breed on the property. Numerous ducks and geese occur in spring and fall on Crabtree Lake. Spring wildflowers carpet the forested areas, as do summer and autumn blossoms in the meadows and prairies.
Culture, History, Historic House, Park
The Fabyan Villa was the home of Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan from 1905-1939. Riverbank, the name they bestowed upon their property, was initially a country retreat from their home in Chicago. They hired Frank Lloyd Wright in 1907 to enlarge and re-model the existing farmhouse and shortly thereafter took up permanent residence at the Villa, as they called their home.
Arboretum, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Nature Centers, Park
When visiting the Villa Museum, you discover the Fabyans' uniquely fascinating legacy. The Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style house contains the Fabyans' private collection of Asian artifacts, natural history specimens, original furniture- just to name a few! The captivating combination of history, architecture, military intrigue, and personal exploration is designed to make the Fabyan Villa Museum a delight for persons of all ages and backgrounds.
Creve Coeur, Illinois
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Park
Archaeology, History, Military, Park
Botanical Garden, Children's, Park
Botanical Garden, Nature Centers, Park, Science
Surround yourself with spectacular displays of spring blooming bulbs or the blazing color of autumn, the Garden offers a tranquil setting to enjoy the beauty of each passing season. Established in 1951, Luthy Botanical Garden encompasses five acres and offers over a dozen theme gardens, a Conservatory, a garden gift shop educational programming, numerous events, a rotating sculpture exhibit and magnificent floral displays.
Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Heritage Canyon is a 12-acre wooded structure nature walk dotted with buildings that take the visitor back to the 1800's.
Highland Park, Illinois
Oak Park, Illinois
Botanical Garden, Park
Oak Park, Illinois
Art, History, Park
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Founded in 1939, the Hyde Park Art Center is the oldest alternative art space in Chicago. The Art Center presents six exhibits each year along with dozens of art classes for kids 3 to 93 in ceramics, painting, drawing, photography and other visual arts taught by professional artists. The Art Center also supports dozens of art-based community outreach initiatives serving over 4,000 young people annually on the south and west sides of Chicago.
Historical Society, Park