If you are moving to Chicago or one of its many unique suburbs, you will want to get out and explore this spring.
Sure, downtown Chicago has a great deal to offer, but so do the suburbs. From historic settlements to beautiful parks, and from baseball games to a historical fleet of combat vehicles, you never know what you might discover.
Here are a few places to visit to get you and your family out and about in the Chicago area this spring.
Visit famed Cantigny Park, located in Wheaton, IL. This 500-acre park features extensive formal gardens, a picnic grounds, and a top-rated public golf course. Also, the park is home to two museums, the McCormick Museum, and the First Division Museum.
Enjoy an organized bird walk through this Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Stroll the nature trail to take in the beauty along the way. Or let the kids loose on the playground to burn off some energy.
Stop by the First Division Museum to learn about the history of the U.S. Army’s famed 1st Infantry Division. Experience the sights, sounds and soldiers’ stories from World War I through present-day. Explore the museum’s iconic tank park with tanks and artillery pieces from World War I to Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
Grab the whole family and head on out to the ballpark. No need to fight the city crowds in Chicago, attend a Schaumburg Boomers game at Alexian Field in Schaumburg, IL.
The Boomers, an independent minor league baseball team, is part of the Frontier League and provides fun, family entertainment at an affordable cost throughout the spring and summer.
Spend a day in the summer at the ballpark eating hot dogs and watching your favorite pastime. The Boomers even have fireworks after every Friday and Saturday night home game, plus memorial day and July 4th celebrations.
It’s conveniently located and easily accessible – parking is even free!
Chicago Athenaeum’s International Sculpture Park
Discover the art outdoors in this quaint sculpture park in Schaumburg, IL. Here, on 20 acres of forest, meadow, and natural prairie, The Chicago Athenaeum Sculpture Park provides a beautiful setting to take in some fantastic larger-than-life artwork.
Walk the grounds and view art design in all areas of the discipline, architecture, industrial and product design, graphics and urban planning. This collection from around the world is perfect for families to explore together.
Bring a lunch, and enjoy a peaceful picnic in the park while you watch the swans on the lake.
Enjoy a visit to the Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL, a fantastic immersive learning experience for all ages. Complete with costumed interpreters the museum is situated on 12 acres and has more than 30 historic buildings including a chapel, post office, fort, and one-room schoolhouse.
Explore this living history museum and see first hand how life in Illinois has progressed over the past 200 years. Learn how the village of Naperville evolved from a frontier outpost to a beautiful, thriving turn-of-the-century community.
There is so much to see and do in Chicago, and it’s surrounding suburbs. This is a very short list of the countless things to discover this spring.
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