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Cantigny Park Photo courtesy of Cantigny Park and Gardens
  • 1 S 151 Winfield Rd

    Wheaton, IL 60187

  • Phone: 630-668-5161


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  • Hours:

    Park: Feb 

     

    Fri-Sun 9am-Sunset Park: Mar-Dec 

     

    Tue-Sun 10am-4pm Museum: Feb 

     

    Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Museum: Mar- May 28 &

    Sep - Dec 

     

    Tue-Sun 10am-4pm Museum: May 29- 

     

    Aug 

     

    Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

     
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25 miles west of Chicago, you'll find this majestic, 500-acre public park. Colonel Robert R. McCormick left the land to be used "for the recreation, instruction and welfare of the people of the state of Illinois" and he would beam with pride to see how his wish has been fulfilled. On the grounds of the park are the McCormick Museum, the First Division Museum, two championship-caliber golf courses, Fareways Restaurant and approximately 15 acres of manicured gardens. If the family is in need of a peaceful break and a little quality time, an afternoon spent at Cantigny is just what the doctor ordered. The park is open weekends in February and the museum has extended summer hours.

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Megy Karydes

Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"From old military tanks to climb to impeccable gardens to explore."


Best for Parks Because: Kids young and old will find the military tanks on the grounds irresistible to not climb. (Climbing is encouraged.)