Chicago Northwest for Families
Collected by Francisco Aguilar
Itasca is a lovely town located in the suburbs of Chicago with a quaint historical downtown to explore. The surrounding areas featuring activities for everyone; it's a great place to visit, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
601 N Martingale Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173, USA
Only 37 short minutes outside of Chicago, the marvelous land of Legos awaits. Have you ever asked yourself “Can you make Legos into any shape on earth?” Well, I’m here to tell you the answer is “yes.” Yes, you most certainly can. From monkeys to...
523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL 60540, USA
If you fancy a trip back in time to catch a glimpse of how life changed throughout the 19th century, Naper Settlement is the time machine you seek. There is a dizzying array of educational and cultural learning to be done on these hallowed...
2 Pierce Rd, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
Elliotts' is the spot for all your delectable deli needs. And the best part is that it's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can have your favorite eats any time of day. Pop in on your way to work for some freshly baked muffins or an egg...
130 Forest Ave, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
The Springbrook Nature Center is open year round and home to numerous community activities. Their philosophy emphasizes conservation, recreation, and education, and is encapsulated in their mission statement: 'The Village of Itasca's Nature Center...
850 N Wood Dale Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191, USA
Founded in 1971, the Wood Dale Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history of this quaint Illinois town. One such monument to their efforts is the Adolph and Esther Rosenwinkel farm that was donated to the society back in...
500 Park Blvd, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
There's nothing better after a long day than to get outside and take in some fresh air. The walking paths that weave in and around Park Boulevard are perfect for that post-work day stretch. You can enjoy the manicured lawns, the gurgling...
123 E Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191, USA
Shorty's is a throwback to an era where you hopped in your '57 Chevy, put the kids in the back, and rolled to the drive-in for a bite to eat on a summer night. Featuring the usual selection of American hotdog and hamburger fare, Shorty's also has...
933 W Irving Park Rd, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
With over 40 years of experience in the business, the philosophy at Bread and Butter is very simple: take staple foods that everyone loves and infuse them with freshness and healthy upgrades. And simplicity is key at this lovely local eatery,...
249 E Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191, USA
You've probably had the sauce, but did you know that there are three different places in Illinois where you can actually go and eat at a Sweet Baby Ray's restaurant? With locations in Wood Dale, Elk Grove Village and Chicago, there's no excuse....
5N105 IL-53, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
This place may be small, but its food and drink selection is mighty. Family owned and operated, this cozy local spot is a true gem for authentic Colombian food and drinks in the suburbs of Illinois. The shop and owners are absolutely delightful,...
865 Maplewood Dr, Itasca, IL 60143, USA
This place truly lives up to its name. There isn't one single model train-related item that this place won't have. They feature a staggering amount of model choices, and in back there are entire walls of locomotives, cars and cabooses to choose...
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