Wilder Park Conservatory
225 Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, Ill. 60126
Cost: Free, donations appreciated.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
A small conservatory, ideal for little feet, showcases seasonal plants as well as permanent displays of flowering tropical plants. The park features a formal garden, herb gardens, seasonal displays, perennial beds, and a paved walkway. An art museum, rock museum and playground are nearby. Closed for construction April-December 2013.