Cantigny Park

Wheaton, Ill.


1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Ill.
60189(630) 668-5161
Hours: Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Gardens/Grounds: 7 a.m.-sunset daily. Call or visit website for special events.
Admission: Free. Parking (per car): $5, $2 off peak

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.

Upcoming Events

Inchworms Parent-Child Program

March 5, 2014 - April 23, 2014

Open House

FREEMay 4, 2014

Inchworms Parent-Child Program

May 7, 2014 - June 11, 2014

History Connections

FREEJune 3, 2014 - June 24, 2014

D-Day Commemoration

FREEJune 7, 2014

Art in Bloom

FREEJune 14, 2014 - June 15, 2014

Ongoing events

Egg Hunt

FREEApril 19, 2014

WWII Landing Craft Display

FREEJune 3, 2014 - June 8, 2014

History Alive!

FREEJune 5, 2014 - August 28, 2014

Wild Wednesdays

FREEJune 11, 2014 - August 6, 2014

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