A dynamic community rich in history, Glenview offers a wide range of opportunities for working and playing, learning and staying, shopping and dining. Here you'll enjoy sophisticated attractions while getting a taste of the village's natural beauty and unique heritage.
From The Glen Town Center to Glenview's traditional downtown, Glenview is the place to be. Downtown Glenview offers numerous shopping options, with several stores featuring antiques or collectibles. Collectors of coins, jewelry, figurines, trains, and treasures of all kinds will enjoy this district. Anchored by luxury department store Von Maur, the Town Center offers distinctive shops with everything from games to art. You'll also find unique restaurants and entertainment for the whole family.
The Town Center pays tribute to the former U.S. Naval Air Station that occupied the Glen until the mid-1990s. (From 1935-1993, the station played an important role in four major wars and was the training ground for thousands of Navy recruits including former U.S. President George H. Bush.) Visitors can learn more about the golden age of aviation at the Glenview Naval Air Museum located nearby.
Other highlights from the Glen are the wildly popular Kohl Children's Museum - where kids from birth to eight will love hands-on areas like "Music Makers" and "Pet Vet" - and the new 18-hole championship golf course at The Glen Club, home to the PGA Nationwide Tour's LaSalle Bank Open.
Abt Electronics, located on Milwaukee Avenue is home to Chicagoland's premiere electronics, appliance and home design stores. Virtually every brand name, high-end electronics product and appliance is on display in its showroom. Visitors throughout the Midwest and the U.S. visit this family-run store with its 65,000 square foot showroom which has become a beta testing ground for major manufacturers' products and is the only store of its kind in the U.S.
Visitors can also get a taste of yesteryear at Wagner Farm. Milk a cow, hear a rooster marking time and see how bread is made in a wooden stove at this genuine American farm, which was preserved and now run by the Glenview Park District. Learn more about Glenview's storied past at the Glenview Area Historical Society.
Outdoor enthusiasts will stay busy in Glenview. At The Grove, you can explore the 123-acre prairie grove first settled in 1836. Included are two historic homes, a Native American village, log cabin, schoolhouse, greenhouse and many interpretive trails. Also, don't miss beautiful Gallery Park and its Lake Glenview for fishing. The Air Station Prairie is a 32-acre site preserved with rare prairie vegetation, and its Evelyn P. Tyner Interpretive Center.
Glenview is centrally located between I-94 (Edens Expressway) and I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), and visitors have their choice of two Metra train stops, one of which is also serviced by Amtrak.