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Located in the northern suburbs of Chicago, the Village of Wheeling is a snapshot of small town life at its finest. With a selection of restaurants and activities to please all, this 40,000 person community has a motto that captures its essence perfectly: 'A Community of Choice.'
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Wheeling, IL, USA
If you find yourself in Wheeling, Illinois, you might think that there isn't much to do. That is, in fact, totally incorrect. All it takes is a little looking about and you can find a plethora of fun little places and activities that will be more...
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583 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Whether visiting for business or pleasure, for a romantic night out or a festive group gathering, Cooper's Hawk has you covered. Located just in front of the Westin Hotel on Milwaukee Avenue, this winery/restaurant destination has something for...
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781 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
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Originally founded in Dallas back in 2005, Twin Peaks has steadily made its way across the U.S. If you are looking for comfort food, ice-cold beer, and all the sports you can handle, all under one roof, then Twin Peaks is the place for you. The...
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971 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
What started as a hobby by Fred Koehler and his wife back in 1975, has turned into something that we all now reap the benefits of. Lynfred Winery was founded in 1979 in Illinois, of all places. Urged by some to take his talents to California, Fred...
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971 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
"Look for the old water pump," is what I was told. What does that even mean? As I came upon Miscellania Antiques, I finally understood. Tucked away in what looks like an old school house (with an old water pump in front, of course) is an antique...
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971 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
The oldest school in Illinois was founded in 1835 in what is now Wheeling. And while the building no longer resides in its original location, you can still venture a journey to the landmark at its former spot at 971 N. Milwaukee Avenue. The market...
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971 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Established in 1963, Sale Barn Square Antiques is touted as the largest and oldest antique boutique in the greater Chicago area. Their services range from appraising and buying select items, to jewelry valuation, and they can even help with your...
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971 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
From the outside, it even looks like a miniature dollhouse. With pastel yellow paint, a cute porch, and a tiny entrance, Shirley's Dollhouse almost makes you feel like a kid again. Venture into one of the five rooms that are literally stuffed with...
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Originally built in 1927, Chevy Chase Country Club can be your go-to spot for a myriad of engagements. As you would guess, there are 18 wonderful holes of golf that await you upon a course that was renovated in 2003. But what's more, this facility...
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582 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
'Come as guests, stay as family.' That's the motto at The Old Munich Inn bar, which has existed in Wheeling since 1978. This place is the real deal, and I'm not exaggerating. You will enter and know what I mean in an instant. Not much has changed...
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604 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
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Featuring a cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, and excellent cuisine, Buca de Beppo is the spot for Italian eating in Illinois. Pop by as a couple for a romantic evening, or head over with a hungry crew of friends for a festive night; everyone...
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412 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
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Wine, cocktails, steak, seafood, atmosphere, jazz, and an enormous patio surrounded by flames—I give you Pete Miller's in Wheeling, Illinois. With a menu to satisfy a diverse selection of palettes from carnivores to vegetarians, and with ambiance...
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321 E Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
While the picture above seems to show art on the walls, the actual art resides in the pastry cases that fill Lana's Dazzling Desserts. Think of this place as a mini museum, where if you purchase the art, you can eat the art. Known for her...
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Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Friendship Park is really as lovely a place as the name implies. Residing in the center of Wheeling, it's a great place to just sit and relax for a bit. The sound of the water is soothing, there are sitting benches along the sides, and the...
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231 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
This store rocks. The Gems of Nature is not merely a jewelry shop, but also your destination for rocks, gems, aromatherapy, oils, loose leaf tea, carvings, collectibles, and even lectures on spirituality. Basically, if Harry Potter were in town...
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102 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
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This has got to be one of the coziest breakfast places you will find outside the city of Chicago. Located in Wheeling, the Rise and Dine Pancake Cafe makes you feel like you just woke up for breakfast in your own home. With down home decor, a...
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393 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
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Independently owned and operated, Bob Chinn's has been serving up incredible seafood and steaks for over 25 years. Featuring the freshest of seafood, flown in from places as far off as Alaska, Hawaii, and New Zealand, you will find yourself in a...
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Wheeling, IL, USA
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superdawg! Started way back in '48, this humble hotdog stand was started so that the owner could work his way through school. With the original location being on Devon and Milwaukee, after many years the owners,...
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260 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
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Bagels, lox, cream cheese—this place has it all. If you are in the mood for an epic breakfast, or simply a midday nibble, Chicago Bagel is ready and waiting to serve up your noshing needs. Take a seat inside, or grab a patio table in the sun,...
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100 Community Blvd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
This 5,000 square foot fitness facility has everything you need to stay in shape while spending time in Wheeling. With an array of classes to choose from, and state-of-the-art equipment that includes on board iPods and televisions mounted for your...
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333 Community Blvd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
There is no better way to beat the summer heat than to spend a day at the water park. Located in the park district of Wheeling, the Family Aquatic Center is like your own mini amusement park filled with water. Kids (and some adults I'm sure) enjoy...
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181 W Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
If you're in Wheeling and need a little spiritual inspiration—or just some solitude—consider stopping by St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. Located in the park district near the community center, this parish welcomes everyone. The small prayer...
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120 S Elmhurst Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
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Skipper's is the original, real deal, authentic drive-in restaurant from the 1950s era. But don't think that just because the place is a throwback that it isn't forward thinking with its small yet eclectic menu. Venture inside and grab a booth, or...
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831 W Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Everybody should be so lucky as to have a Granny like this one. With a menu so big you have to settle in with it like a good book, there is something for everyone at the Original Granny's Waffle and Pancake House. The difference with this Granny...
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621 W Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
The entire Forest Preserve District encompasses 68,000 acres, and includes about 11 percent of Cook County, so there is literally a lot of ground to cover. Your best guide to navigating the preserve will be the maps located on their website listed...
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Northbrook, IL 60062, USA
Located in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Potawatomi Woods is but one of the many places where you can bring friends and family for a day at the park. This little pavilion is the perfect spot for a jovial gathering on a sunny...
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1111 N Milwaukee Ave, Deerfield, IL 60015, USA
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If you're in the mood for a perfectly grilled steak, or perhaps some incredibly fresh seafood, Jimmy's Charhouse is your place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a fantastic meal in elegant surroundings. Start off your meal with a hand-crafted...
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700 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
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The Ram is a family owned and operated 'deluxe tavern' that was started back in '71. Since then, it has grown into a friendly, bustling restaurant that features its very own Big Horn Beers on tap. With a menu befitting a top-tier brewery, there is...
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263 E Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Fresh Farms market is your destination for all things food. Boasting an impressive selection of fresh produce, and anything else you may need for that perfect meal, everything you need is under one roof at Fresh Farms. At first glance, it may...
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20509 IL-21, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Housed in a tiny blue building, surrounded by foliage, and with a sitting bench out front, Lundgren's is your place for antiques 'and stuff,' as the sign says. Perhaps your search requires that you locate an ancient vase or a license plate from...
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1454 Waukegan Rd, Glenview, IL 60025, USA
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Featuring gourmet foods and catering, Foodstuffs is your one-stop shop for all things tasty, fancy and fresh. Upon entering one of the four suburban Chicago locations, you will immediately notice the European vibe and ambiance. You will be...
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1615 Milwaukee Ave Suite 105, Glenview, IL 60025, USA
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Ice cream is so, like, 1980’s. The fro-yo craze is where it’s at people. Started back In 2007, Red Mango has enough locations to virtually guarantee you get can get your frozen yogurt no matter where you are. Using only top-shelf ingredients,...
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208 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
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Every single ounce of dough used in this family run pizzeria is made fresh daily. It’s hand rolled to perfection in their ‘traditional’ way, and then they add their ‘special’ homemade sauce, and of course, a nice double-layer of cheese. In fact,...
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Boasting three locations in the Chicagoland area, Tuscany is the perfect romantic spot for an evening out on the town. Featuring made-to-order dishes that taste like they are right from the garden, you will definitely be sending your compliments...
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25143 N Gilmer Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060, USA
Open year round, the Orion Riding Academy is a truly unique experience for anyone interesting in becoming more comfortable riding horses. There is a plethora of knowledge to be gained from the staff at the academy. Sign up for a lesson and you...
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1071 South Wolf Road, Hangar 10 / Bay 4, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Sure, you've seen downtown Chicago from 20,000 feet as you swoop down to O'Hare. But what if you could get up close and personal with the Chicago skyline in a different way? Based out of Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, Chicago Helicopter...
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9930 Capitol Dr, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Located in Wheeling, IL, the Korean Cultural Center is a non-profit organization devoted to teaching the community about Korean history and culture. With a focus on the the arts, history, and education, all are welcome to come and learn more about...
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600 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Esther and Wally Moy invite you to dine at their family-owned restaurant located in Wheeling. They specialize in Cantonese and Szchewan cuisine, and ingredients are sourced locally and selected daily to ensure that you get the freshest dishes in...
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131 N Wolf Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
One of the best parts of being in a small town is finding out exactly how it come into existence. If you so desire to do this in Wheeling, IL, the folks at the Historical Museum will be happy to aid you in your endeavor. Stop by the museum, and...