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Actors Gymnasium Circus & Performing Arts

927 Noyes St., Evanston
(847) 328-2795
It’s a school, a performance venue, and a resource of truly unique and amazing talent including awe-inspiring aerialists, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and jugglers... MORE


506 Main St., Evanston
(847) 701-5707
As Chicagoland's children-focused bookstore, Booked offers a carefully curated, diverse selection of new titles and classics for youthful readers of all ages. Weekly... MORE

Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop

711 Main St., Evanston
(847) 866-7374
A shop and a Pre-Historic Life Museum showcasing one of the largest private collections on display in United States. Selling authentic fossils, colored minerals, uni... MORE
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Emily Oaks Nature Center

4650 Brummel St., Skokie
(847) 674-1500 ext. 2500
Nature is truly appreciated at this 13 acre savanna and center. People of all ages enjoy this natural oasis full of native wildflowers, grasses, oak trees, three-acr... MORE

Evanston Beaches

2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston
(847) 448-4311
Swimming, boating, picnicking, and tennis facilities are available with miles of pretty biking and jogging paths along Lake Michigan. Beaches locations: Lighthouse B... MORE


4701 Oakton St., Skokie
(847) 674-1500 ext. 2744
A great place for youngsters to play, especially when the weather is unpleasant. Children and adults can explore together through lots of interactive stations. Make-... MORE

Funtopia Adventure Park

2050 Tower Dr., Glenview
(224) 432-5435
A large, active entertainment facility that combines sports and fun with numerous attractions such as indoor climbing walls, a rope course, a caving system, and more... MORE

Glencoe Beach

999 Green Bay Rd., Glencoe
(847) 835-3030
Right in your own backyard is Lake Michigan's most beautiful spot on the North Shore, Glencoe Beach. The beach is ideal for group and family outings, work picnics, o... 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
The museum showcases two magnificent collections of time pieces and stained glass by America's greatest artists. Housing more than 1,100 pieces from around the worl... MORE

Heritage Park

333 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling
(847) 465-3333
Heritage Park is a 100+ acre nature, recreation and community gathering place. Offering something for everyone including 10-acre Lake Heritage with breathtaking scen... MORE

Ignite Gaming

8125 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
(773) 404-7033
The premier gaming venue to play hundreds of PC and console games with your friends while enjoying food and drinks! Open until 3am daily.... MORE

JCC Chicago /Bernard Weinger JCC

300 Revere Dr., Northbrook
(224) 406-9200
Bernard Weinger JCC features an indoor, 25-yard swimming pool, 7,000 sq. foot gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, outdoor field space and Lustbader Health Club, a boutiq... 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

Ladd Memorial Arboretum & Evanston Ecology Center

2024 Mc Cormick Blvd., Evanston
(847) 448-8256
Stretching along a three-quarter mile segment of McCormick Boulevard on a narrow, 23 acre strip of reclaimed land following the diagonal course of the North Shore Ch... MORE

Lock Chicago - Escape Rooms

2510 Green Bay Rd., Evanston
(312) 646-0051
Lock Chicago Escape Rooms in Evanston is excited to announce our brand new experience, "Icarus" to our new facility at 2510 Green Bay Road! Your team is tasked with ... MORE

North Shore Sports Center

1900 Old Willow Rd., Northbrook
(224) 326-2061
North Shore's top choice when planning impactful interaction. The 96,000 square foot Sports and Events Center combines state-of-the-art indoor fields, courts and ada... MORE


1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook
(847) 480-2323
Take a break from routine and gather with family and friends where sophistication meets fun at this distinctive 40,000 sq ft. dining and entertainment venue with 18 ... MORE

Skatium Ice Arena

9300 Weber Park Pl., Skokie
(847) 674-1500 ext. 2900
Listen closely and you can hear the echoes of legends Scott Hamilton, Denis Savard, Evan Lysacek, Sasha Cohen and Stan Mikita. Whether your preference is hockey, fig... MORE

Skokie Sports Park

3459 Oakton St., Skokie
(847) 674-1500 ext. 3100
Featuring one of the top 100 rated golf ranges in the U.S., complete with a two-tier, 40 station range with an automatic tee-up system. The driving range features a... MORE

Skokie Water Playground

3459 Oakton St., Skokie
(847) 674-1500 ext. 2721
This fun facility features include five slides, a fully-accessible Sprayground, and interactive multi-level play area. The large splashing water bucket is always a h... MORE

Splash Landings

2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview
(847) 486-5372
No matter what the season, there’s always plenty of water fun at the Glenview Park District’s four-pool indoor aquatic center. Bring the whole family to enjoy the Pl... 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

Wagner Farm

1510 Wagner Rd., Glenview
(847) 657-1506
One of the last working dairy farms in Cook County is open to the public for recreation and learning. Explore the world of American agriculture and rural life as it ... MORE

Watts Ice Center

999 Green Bay Rd., Glencoe
(847) 835-3030
Glencoe Park District’s outdoor refrigerated skating facility, operates (weather permitting) the day after Thanksgiving through the first Sunday in March. This uniqu... MORE

Wheeling Family Aquatic Center

327 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling
(847) 465-3333
Make a SPLASH at the Wheeling Park District's Family Aquatic Center. Enjoy water playgrounds, water basketball, tube and body slides, drop slides, a zero depth pool,... MORE

Winnetka Beaches

540 Hibbard Rd., Winnetka
(847) 501-2040
Over 23 acres of park land adjacent to scenic Lake Michigan. Operating three swim beaches (Elder Lane, Maple Street and Tower Road), one boat Launch and Sailing Cen... MORE

Winnetka Ice Arena

490 Hibbard Rd., Winnetka
(847) 501-2060
Open September through May each year. Play hockey, practice your figure skating skills or enjoy a recreational skating or watch an Ice Show. The area features a fu... MORE

Winnetka Platform Tennis Facility and Paddle Hut

490 Hibbard Rd., Winnetka
(847) 501-2060
Platform Tennis also known as paddle tennis is played outdoors in fall, winter and spring. The sport has many advantages: it’s easy to learn, it’s great exercise, it... MORE
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