Here’s all you need to know about Brookfield Zoo’s latest attraction, the Hamill Family Wild Encounters exhibit.
If your family would like to enjoy a movie under the stars this summer, this guide is for you!
If your family would like to spend a day this summer exploring a new suburb, Elmhurst offers a lively downtown, beautiful Wilder Park, the Prairie Path for a family bike ride and much more.
Whether your family loves trains, history, or exploring, you are likely to enjoy a trip to the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin. The highlight is a 4-mile round trip on a trolley along the banks of the Fox River.
Travel back in time in downtown Naperville, where you’ll find 12 acres devoted to a family-friendly, outdoor history museum called Naper Settlement.
Primrose Farm is a revived 1930s working farm located in St. Charles, west of Randall Road, and owned by the St. Charles Park District. The farm grounds have picnic pavilions, more than 100 acres of agricultural open space, a tire wing, lots of farm animals, community garden plots that can be rented and “farm discovery trails.” There is a small “summer kitchen” building separate from the farmhouse that you can go inside, but otherwise, you’ll be outdoors. Grounds are open dawn to dusk, weather permitting.
St. James Farm encompasses 607 acres, including more than 100 acres of woodlands, prairies and wetlands. Beginning in the early part of the 20th century, it was the retreat of the wealthy McCormick family. It is now operated and owned by the DuPage County Forest Preserve, and during certain times of the year, you can tour the grounds in a covered wagon.
The Fox River Trolley Museum, located in South Elgin, offers a chance to tour antique electric trolley cars, as well as take a four-mile round trip on a trolley along the banks of the Fox River.
Water Wonders, located along the Fox River in North Aurora, is designed to be a a place where children can splash, wade and climb while learning about water conservation and the native landscape of Illinois. Water Wonders was spearheaded by the North Aurora River District Alliance, a non-profit organization committed to developing the North Aurora riverfront area into a destination that residents and visitors will enjoy.
Cascade Drive-In, located in West Chicago off of North Avenue/Route 64, is one of the few places left in Illinois where you can enjoy “Movies Under the Stars.” It often shows family-friendly films, and offers deals for carloads on certain days of the week. You can bring your own food, or you can visit the full-service concession stand.