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Libertyville

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Libertyville is a village and township in Far North Suburbs of the Chicagoland region.

Get in[edit]

Libertyville is on the Milwaukee District North Line of the Metra commuter rail system--the Chicago-to-Fox-Lake route. The train ride to or from Chicago takes a little more than an hour.

By car, Libertyville can be reached from the Rockland Road and Buckley Road exits off of I-94. It's about 45 minutes from Chicago and about an hour from Milwaukee.

Get around[edit]

Compared to other suburban towns of similar size, Libertyville is fairly well-served by public transportation.

See[edit]

  • Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy, 2500 N. St. Mary's Rd.. A nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting democracy housed in the historic home of former Illinois governor and two-time presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson.
  • David Adler Music and Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave. (south of Buckley Rd.), +1 847-367-0707. This performance and educational center is on the former estate of noted architect David Adler, who lived in and extensively redesigned an 1864 farmhouse that has been preserved much as it was at Adler's death in 1949.
  • Lloyd Lewis House, 153 Little St. Mary's Road (near the DesPlaines River). A Frank Lloyd Wright house designed in 1939 for the editor of the Chicago Daily News.
  • St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, 32377 N. Milwaukee Ave (north of Buckley Road/Route 137), +1 847-367-0698. The cemetery of this religious institution (which also includes the St. Sava School of Theology) is the resting place of King Peter II of Serbia, the only European monarch to be buried in U.S. soil.
  • Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave., +1 847-327-7000. The town's high school was the alma mater for many of the alt rock figures who emerged improbably from Libertyville's non-scene, notably Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and Adam Jones of Tool.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Libertyville is well-known for car shopping; many Chicagolanders who know nothing else about the town can tell you that it's "a beautiful place in the country," thanks to a car dealer's long-running jingle. The car dealerships are found in a long strip along Milwaukee Avenue.

  • Libertyville Saddle Shop, 306 Peterson Rd. (west of Milwaukee Ave.), +1 847-362-0570. 9:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Sunday 10-4). Has one of the largest selection of riding-related gear in the Midwest.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

  • Downing's, 431 S. Milwaukee Ave, +1 847-362-4020. Neighborhood bar with a youngish crowd; the owners are siblings who bought the place with the proceeds from a winning lottery ticket.

Sleep[edit]

  • Candlewood Suites Chicago Libertyville, 1100 N. US Highway 45 (at Winchester Rd.), toll-free: +1-800-980-6421. Somewhat off the beaten path.
  • Days Inn Libertyville, 1809 N Milwaukee Ave, +1 847-816-8006. Formerly the Hitch Inn Post. Cheaper than other options. Some scary reviews online.
  • Holiday Inn Express Chicago-Libertyville, 77 West Buckley Road (at the corner of Milwaukee Ave.), +1 847-549-7878. At the north end of town.

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

Libertyville is convenient to Lake Forest, Waukegan, and the Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee.

Routes through Libertyville
Fox LakeGrayslake  NW Metra Milwaukee District North icon.png SE  Lake ForestChicago
AntiochGrayslake  NW Metra North Central icon.png SE  Buffalo GroveChicago



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