Cantigny Park

Wheaton, Ill.

 
 

1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Ill. 60189
(630) 668-5161
www.cantigny.org
Hours: Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through April; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May through September; Gardens/Grounds: 7 a.m.-sunset daily May 1-Oct. 31; 9 a.m.-sunset daily Nov. 1-April 30. Call or visit website for special events.
Admission: Free. Parking is $10 May-Sept but only on Sat & Sun. It’s $5 on weekdays year-round.

Visit nearly 30 acres of formal and informal gardens with seasonal plantings, including the popular Idea Garden with a section just for kids. Two history-rich museums are on the grounds too, one being the former home of Robert R. McCormick, Cantigny’s benefactor. The First Division Museum features our nation's military history from World War I through Desert Storm and kids enjoy climbing on the tanks outside the museum. Cantigny has many special events and programs just for families and  kids, including Family Night Out, Second Saturdays and Art  in Bloom, June 20-21. Also this summer, the park will host five concerts for kids and 10 Movies in the Park; all are free with paid parking. The park offers a restaurant (lunch only), coffee shop, gift shop and picnic area with playground.

 
 
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