Clarion Inn Elmhurst - Oakbrook
933 S. Riverside Drive
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: (630) 279-0700
Fax: (630) 279-0131
The Elmhurst city in the U.S. State of Illinois is bestowed with a spectacular botanical garden and conservatory in the form of the Wilder Park Conservatory. It is predominantly a single room conservatory site and is open for general public viewing on a daily basis between 8:00a through 4:00p. A specific highlight of the conservatory site is that it brags of a small scenic pond coupled with a goldfish. The origination of the site dates back to 1868.
The Madison Meadow Park lays sprawled in downtown Lombard. This park is an ideal recreational spot, frequented by locals, which has facilities for baseball, softball, disc golf, tennis and jogging. This park also plays host to community events now and then. So, do stop by this park, for even if there aren’t any events happening, the lake in the center of the park is beautiful, and beckons visitors to take in its serenity.
Enchanted Castle is a delightful place for kids and adults alike. This amusement park has fun activities like mini-golf, go-karting, gaming room and much more.
The newly renovated Berens Park offers 3 volleyball courts, 5 soccer fields, a walking/running path, playgrounds all amidst lush tropical greenery. The park also offers a pavilion which features multi-rooms that are made available for parties, meetings, corporate events and rentals. All in all, the park is a reflection of nature's beauty and contributes to many fun day outs.
Also known as the First Church of Lombard, Maple Street Chapel is a historic church that was completed in 1851. This church, famed for its Gothic Revival architecture, is one of Lombard's best-known landmarks, and is managed by the Maple Street Chapel Preservation Society, Inc. The Maple Street Chapel Folk Concert Series is one of the most popular events organized, and attracts locals and tourists alike. Tours of the chapel are usually held between 2p and 4p.
Lilacia Park is a beautiful park with its enchanting lilacs and tulips gardens. Stroll along the scenic gardens or explore the greenhouse and historical structures. The park also provides for picnic areas and small playground.
The Westchester Public Library is more than just somewhere to borrow books. With a focus on encouraging lifelong learning, the library is a lively place to engage in local events, book groups and classes. The library has a diverse collection of books, music and videos from popular culture as well as literary works. A place for quiet study or lively discussion, kids and teens will enjoy reading clubs, film screenings, craft workshops, story time and more. For adults, there are computer classes and book discussions as well as a Museum Adventure pass that allows you to explore several of Chicago's top museums. To find out more about the activities and programs going on at the library, visit the website.
The Graue Mill is a historic mill in Oak Brook, Illinois. The former grist powered mill was built in 1852, and is now a museum displaying the Civil War era with volunteers dressed in period costumes. The museum is especially advisable for large groups and school trips as highly interactive docent led tours are available, where participants get to grind corn. The gift shop also stocks some interesting items.
The First Congregational Church of Western Springs is a landmark in Western Springs. Children’s Sunday School is organized at 9:00a and 10:30a on Sundays. Also, adult Christian education programs are carried out at 10:15a. The First Congregational Church’s Preschool is a facility for the community. Spread across 1.6 acres (0.65 hectares) of land area, the historic building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
A city located in the DuPage County of Illinois, Wood Dale is a charming community of more than 13,000 residents. Like most American towns and cities, the land that would later become Wood Dale once belonged to a Native American tribe, and was taken over by the State after Illinois received the status of a state in 1818. Today, Wood Dale is a humble city, being home to a vast acreage of open spaces, modest homes, and a vibrant and friendly community. See the website to know more.
The Cernan Earth and Space Center is a public planetarium named after astronaut Eugene Cernan, one of the persons to leave his footprints on the moon. In the 44-foot (13-meter) dome theater, one will find a series of tech-savvy equipment. The Space Center has outstanding laser projections and a three-screen projection system, star projector, slide and special effects projectors, film projector and a sound system that has multiple speakers and channel mixers. The Cernan Center is ideal for school and college children to explore space through various public programs. Call or check out the website for costs and timings.
Explore 216 acres where more than 400 species live and play in naturalistic habitats. View exceptional exhibits featuring well-known and exotic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. You can watch monkeys play around, lions roar, and birds fly about at the various up-close habitats. Visit Stingray Bay where you can interact with cownose rays as they swim around a 16,000 gallon tank.