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Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189-3353
+1 630-668-5161
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I love walking around the gardens! Amazing in all seasons. The flowers are brilliant and abundant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wheaton, Illinois
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The Idea Garden is just that: A lovely, labeled garden area with four-season interest and plenty of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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
+1 630-668-5161
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank EnjoytheSilence44
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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

Thank william f
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
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

Thank cwillini
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

Thank matmul45
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

2  Thank interceptpubs
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
Reviewed 25 September 2017

first time to a war reenactment. So much fun, and what a great way to learn. love the booths set up where merchants sell items in the theme of the war. The museum is interesting and educational. It was a great day! Price was right...More

Thank gingerlynn9
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Make sure to walk all the way to the back of the gardens and past the Army tank displays to find this gorgeous building. Inside are masterful interactive displays.....you must experience to learn about the wars they depict. Spans WW I & II, Viet Nam...More

Thank Rebel500
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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
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.
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.