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3001 N. Mannheim Road
Franklin Park, IL 60131
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Arts & Museums
View the largest public display of M. I. Hummel figurines in the world, along with Anri and Goegel collectibles. After developing a love of these precious figurines on a trip to Europe with his son, Donald E. Stephens, the founder and mayor of Rosemont, collected and then donated them to the Village of Rosemont. A gift shop is on-site.
Dedicating to preserving and remembering historic theaters, this historical society provides a museum and archive filled with an exclusive collection of memorabilia, photographs, blueprints, and books from various types of theaters.
Are you a parent traveling with children who wants to take a break from the hectic mess of airport travel? If so, head over to the departure level of Terminal 2, where you will find an assortment of interactive exhibits that will wear the little ones out in no time. There is an assortment of displays, including a two-story purple cargo airplane, complete with movable foam rubber cargo. Parents can rest on park benches.
Changing interpretive exhibits on Elmhurst's history, as well as national touring exhibits, are exhibited at this prize-winning museum that also offers programs for children, families, and adults throughout the year.
Award-winning museum that is known for the on site Ludwig Mies van der Rohe McCormick house and includes an educational pavilion, a dramatic glass entrance gallery, and three museum galleries.
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art is home to Joseph F. Lizzardo, Sr.’s collection of antiques and lapidary treasures. The museum was established in 1962 and features exquisite gemstones and jewelry from eras gone by. Located in Wilder Park, the architecture of the building aptly resembles a jewelry box. On display are rare pieces from the Ming Dynasty and the Roman era, as well as geological exhibits like rocks and fossils.
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.
The Wonder Works is a museum solely dedicated to kids, from tiny tots to eight year old kids all have a great time here. Apart from the in-house facilities, it also features an outdoor garden where there is a farmer's market set up. For details, check website.
Provides a hands-on evironment to strengthen the social, emotional & intellectual development of children up to age 10. The museum include exhibits, educational programming, a retail store and a children's party room.
Managed by the Villa Park Historical Society, the historic Villa Avenue Train Station is now transformed into a museum. This train station was used by the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. A part of the station was reserved for the passengers, whilst the other half was Western United Gas and Electric Company's office. The museum features exhibits pertaining to the railroad, artifacts and objects related to the history of Villa Park. It also doubles up as visitors center that assists regular and business tourists with maps, information about the area and other stuff. For more details, please check website or call ahead.
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.
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.