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Glenview

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Glenview is a town of some 45,000 people in suburban Cook County, Illinois, part of the Chicagoland area. Once home to the Glenview Naval Air Station, the 1,121-acre facility was turned over to the local government and was redeveloped as The Glen, one of Glenview's prime residential and commercial areas.

Get in[edit]

Glenview is accessible by PACE, Metra (Milwaukee District/North line), Amtrak (Hiawatha and Empire Builder lines) and the Edens Expressway (I-94).

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • The Grove National Historic Landmark, 1421 Milwaukee Ave, +1-847-299-6096. M-F 8AM-4:30PM, Sa-Su 9AM-5PM. The Grove was the home of horticulturalist Dr. John Kennicott, who moved with here with his family in 1836, and of his son Robert Kennicott, a naturalist whose explorations helped lead to the Alaska purchase. The Kennicotts' 1856 house is here, as are recreations of a Potowatomi longhouse, a log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse. Nature trails lead through oak forests and wetland pools; an interpretive center features a miniature zoo with fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds.
  • Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, 2100 Patriot Blvd, +1-847-832-6600. M 9:30AM-noon, Tu-Sa 9:30AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. A "hands-on learning laboratory" for children 0-8. Founded in Wilmette in 1985, it moved to its current location in The Glen in 2005. Children and adults $8.50, seniors (55+) $7.50.
  • Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Rd, +1-847-657-1506. M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 9AM-3PM. A working farm from 1902 until 1997, these 19 acres are now a farm museum demonstrating farm techniques from the 1920s-50s. Features dairy cows, draft horses, poultry etc. Free.
  • Chicago Harley Davidson.

Do[edit]

  • The Sybaris
  • In addition to its extensive Park District, the Village's east and west sides are bordered by the Cook County Forest Preserves. The western Preserves contain the Des Plaines River and a gravel bike path. The eastern Preserves contain the North Branch Chicago River, North Branch Bike Trail (paved) and horse riding trails and stables.

Buy[edit]

Glenview's Downtown district is located on Glenview Road, between Harlem and Waukegan roads, and is home to many shops and restaurants. The Glen Town Center is an outdoor mall containing a movie theater, shops, and restaurants, located on Patriot blvd. between West Lake and Chestnut. The Glenview Chamber of Commerce has a listing of the businesses located in Glenview.

Eat[edit]

  • Hackney's, 1241 Harms Rd; 1514 E Lake Ave, +1-847-724-5577, +1-847-724-7171. There are six Hackney's restaurants in Chicagoland, but the original two are both in Glenview--both of which opened as speakeasies in the 1920s. They all feature the Hackneyburger and an old-time neighborhood feel.
  • Matty's Wayside Inn, 1727 Waukegan Rd, +1-847-724-1314.
  • Walker Bros. Original Pancake House, 1615 Waukegan Rd, +1-847-724-0220. 6:30AM-9:30PM daily. A breakfast favorite since 1981. The second link in a popular local chain.

Drink[edit]

Glenview House, Grandpa's Place, Meier's Tavern

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through Glenview
St. PaulMilwaukee  W Amtrak Empire Builder icon.png E  ChicagoEND
MilwaukeeSturtevant  N Amtrak Hiawatha icon.png S  ChicagoEND
Milwaukee via I-94.svgNorthbrook  N I-294.svg S  Des PlainesGary
Fox LakeNorthbrook  NW Metra Milwaukee District North icon.png SE  Morton GroveChicago



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