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Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189-3353
+1 630-668-5161
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Cantigny is wonderful place to visit no matter what season. There are paved walks that take you... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Karen S
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Lombard, Illinois
Learn about a key family in the history of Chicago

While I lived in Chicago for 2 years and visit often, I confess I never knew the story of Colonel... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
James W
,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Welcome to Cantigny!Discover a world of beauty, learning and fun just around the corner! Cantigny was Colonel Robert R. McCormick’s gift to the community and all 500 acres are yours to enjoy. Plan your visit today!
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  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1S151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189-3353
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"mccormick mansion"
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"idea garden"
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Cantigny is wonderful place to visit no matter what season. There are paved walks that take you through numerous distinct garden areas that we interesting even in the winter. Kids will have a blast climbing on the tanks. The museum is a nice size (no...More

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

While I lived in Chicago for 2 years and visit often, I confess I never knew the story of Colonel McCormick. This free tour helped fill in many gaps as you learn about his family and their impact on Chicago and even the world. The...More

Thank James W
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

I love walking around the gardens! Amazing in all seasons. The flowers are brilliant and abundant. And if gardens aren't your thing there's the Division 1 museum and the House tours- both are fantastic and worth a visit.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The Idea Garden is just that: A lovely, labeled garden area with four-season interest and plenty of great plant combinations to inspire Illinois gardeners. The Rose Garden is also a good place to find ideas for growing roses that will flourish in Zone 5. The...More

Thank M P
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Friends from Sr Charles took us on the tour of the house and grounds. Carol was our guide for the hour long tour of the house. She did an excellent job of explaining the role of Robert McCormick and his wives history of the house...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Even with the renovations this summer this park is beautiful. Their concerts offered all throughout the summer are great. Well worth the car entrance fee. Couldn't get over how many limos came through for wedding photos. We counted 22 while we listened to the concert!

Thank Julia J
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I decided to visit this place because it had some gardens to see and we hadn't been there in awhile. Also it was somewhere to go on a sunny day. The only problem was there was a lot of construction going on...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We visit Chicago quite often and I have always wanted to visit, Even though it's October there were plenty of beautiful flowers to be seen in the gardens. With limited time we focused on walk through the tank park and the military museum which focuses...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

For a $5 parking fee, you get free access to the grounds, the 1st Division military museum, the McCormick manor house tour, etc. The grounds are beautiful with very nice, well maintained formal gardens. The huge manor house is open for tours (both 30 min...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I entitled this a 'limited review' because I didn't have the chance to see the newly renovated museum. I attended a wedding at Cantigny recently. It was an outdoor ceremony in the Rose Garden, which is a beautiful location. The reception was held at the...More

Thank Curt K
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kuleczki
5 August 2016|
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Response from Colleen E | Reviewed this property |
Just in front of the museum and gift shop on the outer grounds, there is plenty of play space and running areas, as well as for picnics
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Linda R
30 July 2016|
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Response from Dee J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a restaurant on the property. I have not eaten there.
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Linda R
30 July 2016|
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Response from Suzette S | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on your taste buds as they have several choices. Visit the website under dining. I tried to copy/paste below but it wouldn't allow me.
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