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Cantigny Park

  • 1S151 Winfield Rd. Map It
  • Park/Playground

Updated 06/11/2013

Fodor's Review

The 500 acres of this estate offer multiple attractions: an impressive military history museum with immersive exhibits (including touch-screen videos and re-created battle scenes), sprawling grounds with formal gardens, and its own 27-hole public golf course with separate youth links. The centerpiece, however, is the Beaux Arts–style Col. Robert R. McCormick Museum. Built for the former Chicago Tribune owner, the 35-room mansion features the Joseph Medill Library,

the stately wood-paneled Freedom Hall, and an Art Deco movie theater in the basement. The hidden Prohibition-era bar alone is worth a visit—we won't ruin the surprise by revealing where it is.

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Sight Information

Address:

1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, Illinois, 60189, USA

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Phone:

630-668–5161

Website: www.cantigny.org

Sight Details:

  • $5 per car when museums open, $2 when museums closed
  • Feb., Fri.–Sun. 9–sunset; Mar.–Apr. and Nov.–Dec., daily 9–sunset; May–Oct., daily 7–sunset

Updated 06/11/2013

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