Rodeway Inn & Suites O'Hare South
3001 N. Mannheim Road
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Phone: (847) 233-9292
Fax: (847) 233-9255
3001 N. Mannheim Road , Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131
- Phone: (847) 233-9292
- Fax: (847) 233-9255
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.
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.
In the heart of the village of Norridge lies the Norridge Park, home of the Norridge Park District. Being the main park of the village, this place is usually crowded with folks looking for some recreational activities. Among the facilities here are tennis courts, softball fields, playgrounds, a swimming pool, and basketball courts. The Norridge Park also plays host to community events, including sports events and concerts.
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.
This historic house was designed by renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright and it was built for the prominent Gale family of the town. This house marks the transition of Wright from traditional designs and adapting modern ideas of architectural designing. Added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the Walter Gale House is certainly an architectural landmark.
Visit the home of the famous architect and his family during the formative years of his career. Tours of Frank Lloyd Wright's design masterpiece show off the soaring great room, private gardens and more where the beginnings of his Prairie style came to life. Visitors can also wander through the studio where he produced his landmark designs that challenged conventional architectural ideas. Special events and programs take place year round, be sure the visit the website for more details.
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.
Upon its completion in 1908, Frank Lloyd Wright said that "Unity Temple makes an entirely new architecture
Unity Temple Restoration Foundation is one of the few prairie style churches in the country. Architectural great Frank Lloyd Wright, who was a member of the congregation, designed the building. The flat, cube-like building sits squat to the ground. Inside, the auditorium has excellent acoustics. Daily tours are offered, and a portion of the proceeds goes to ensure the future of this rare building.
George Washington Maher constructed this house in 1897 for the eccentric banker John Farson. Maher followed the "motif-rhythm" theory of architecture, wherein ornamentation serves as symbolism of the place and people of a specific locality. In keeping with this theory, the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest decided to house a local history museum here. The exhibits rotate often and include the literary heritage of Ernest Hemingway and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The Riis Park is a fully-equipped community park that welcomes everyone. It is named in the honor of Jacob A. Riis, a renowned journalist and a social reformer. This sprawling park is replete with facilities and is an ideal spot for picnicking with your entire family. Sport lovers can choose from basketball, badminton, soccer, dodge ball and many other games. The not-so outdoorsy types can simply enjoy the cheerful atmosphere and picturesque setting of the park. That's not it, Riis Park also features a modern gymnasium, an assembly hall, special water park for the young ones, a swimming pool and an ice rink. If that is still not enough, it covers creative and cultural avenues too and hosts workshops, acting classes and similar other events. Check website for details.
Learn about the life, work and death of one of America's greatest writers through family photographs, early manuscripts and other memorabilia. Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway, author of The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms and other esteemed works, was born and raised in suburban Oak Park. Explore lesser known parts of his career, such as his on-location reporting of various wars. The museum admission includes a guided tour of Hemingway's birthplace house, which is just up the street.