Cantigny Park

Wheaton, Ill.


1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Ill. 60189
(630) 668-5161
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 (per car): $5

Visit the First Division military museum, which takes visitors on an interactive tours of the nation's wars. Life-size soldiers demonstrate what life was like during each particular war, and kids can experience the sounds of bombs exploding as they travel through bunkers or jungles, or step out onto Normandy Beach from a life-like landing craft. The highlight of the visit for most kids is climbing and pretending on the many real tanks and other military equipment parked outside the museum. Cantigny Park has many events for families including art shows and military re-enactments. There's a restaurant, coffee shop, gift shop and picnic area with playground. Nov., Dec. and Feb. hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. museum; 9 a.m.-sunset grounds. Closed January. February open weekends (Friday-Sunday) only.

Upcoming Events

LEGO Train Show

December 12, 2015 - December 13, 2015

Lego Train Show Party

December 12, 2015

Brunch with the Grinch

December 12, 2015

Second Saturday: Journalism

FREEDecember 12, 2015

Family Movie Night: “Elf”

FREEDecember 18, 2015

Ongoing events

Inchworms Parent-Child Program

October 7, 2015 - December 2, 2015

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