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Attractions

Close to downtown Chicago, Chicago’s North Shore features Northwestern University, Chicago Botanic Garden, Ravinia, the only Baha'i House of Worship in the Western Hemisphere, the Illinois Holocaust Museum, the North Shore Center for Performing Arts, the Charles Gates Dawes House, the Block Museum of Art, Historic Wagner Farm, Kohl Children’s Museum, many equity theater companies as well as unique galleries and museums and of course, the beaches and lakefront paths that hug the shores of Lake Michigan.

**COVID-19 UPDATE: Please check directly with the attraction to confirm if they are open.

Baha'i House of Worship

100 Linden Ave. Wilmette
(847) 853-2300
The Baha'i House of Worship stands as a symbol of unity. It is a sacred space for all people to commune with God. The House of Worship is open daily to all for conte... MORE

Block Museum of Art

Northwestern University Evanston
(847) 491-4000
The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern University and its surrounding communities, featuring a global ex... MORE

Charles Gates Dawes House

225 Greenwood St. Evanston
(847) 475-3410
The magnificent chateauesque mansion of former U.S. Vice-President Charles Gates Dawes is located adjacent to Lake Michigan. This National Historic Landmark has been... MORE

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Rd. Glencoe
(847) 835-5440
Climb a waterfall garden, discover hidden rooms inside an English Walled Garden, cross bridges spanning sparkling lakes, a Japanese Garden and discover a garden with... MORE

Frances Willard House

1730 Chicago Ave. Evanston
(847) 328-7500
The historic home of one of the most prominent social reformers of the 19th century America. Willard rallied support for temperance as well as many important reform ... MORE

Grosse Point Lighthouse

2600 Sheridan Rd. Evanston
(847) 328-6961
Built on the shores of Lake Michigan by the United States Government in 1873 as the lead lighthouse marking the approach to Chicago after several shipwrecks demonstr... MORE

Grove National Historic Landmark

1421 Milwaukee Ave. Glenview
(847) 299-6096
The Grove offers 145 acres of nature preserve with trails to walk through woodland, prairie and natural wetlands. Visitors will enjoy the Interpretive Center filled ... MORE

Halim Time and Glass Museum

1560 Oak Ave. Evanston
(224) 714-5600
Showcasing two magnificent collections of time pieces and stained glass by America's greatest artists. More than 30 masterpiece windows tell the story of the America... MORE

Illinois Holocaust Museum

9603 Woods Dr. Skokie
(847) 967-4800
Recognized as the third largest Holocaust Museum in the world, and designed by renowned Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman, this world-class museum offers memorable ... MORE

Kohl Children's Museum

2100 Patriot Blvd. Glenview
(847) 832-6600
Offering hands-on, interactive exhibits designed exclusively for children. Learning is fun and interesting here. A visit to a grocery store, a veterinarian's office ... MORE

Let It Shine

1515 Lake Cook Rd. Northbrook
(224) 444-0223
Opening November 15th, Let It Shine is a brand new curated drive-thru light show taking place at Northbrook Court. Guests will be immersed into a symphony of sight a... MORE

North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie

9501 Skokie Blvd. Skokie
(847) 673-6300
The North Shore Center is a dynamic two-theater complex featuring the 867-seat mainstage theatre, and a convertible 318-seat theater, which serves as the home to Nor... MORE

Northwestern University

633 Clark St. Evanston
(847) 491-3741
A Big Ten school and one of the leading universities in the U.S. Its Evanston campus is on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Founded in 1851, this renowned educ... MORE

Ravinia Festival

200 Ravinia Park Rd. Highland Park
(847) 266-5100
Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concert... MORE

Rotary International

1560 Sherman Ave. Evanston
(847) 866-3000
In may ways, Rotary International Headquarters is like a miniature United Nations. Through its 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas, Rotary's 1.... MORE

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

McCormick Boulevard between Touhy & Dempster Street Skokie
(847) 679-4265
A collaboration of public and private advocates turned an eyesore into this beautiful park that runs for two miles from Dempster Street to Touhy Avenue in Skokie and... MORE

The Talking Farm

3669 Howard St. Skokie
(847) 425-5125
A non-profit dedicated to educating the community about agriculture, biodiversity, and horticulture. Using sustainable practices, they grove and distribute season pr... MORE