Step into the Past at These Antique Shops in Suburban Chicago

Assorted items at one of the most popular antique shops in suburban Chicago.

Have you ever wondered how experts classify an item as an antique? Generally, an antique is an item that’s over 100 years old. However, what about items that are only 50 years old? Experts maintain that such items are collectibles, rather than antiques. Regardless, if you appreciate history and enjoy learning about the past, you […]

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Spend a Peaceful Moment at the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory

A woman at the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory

If you’re looking for a unique destination not far from The Woodlands of Crest Hill, look no further than the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory. These lovely gardens provide educational and recreational opportunities for all ages.  You’ll find the spacious greenhouse and conservatory ideal for both tranquil moments and group events. About the Bird Haven […]

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Visit the Gaylord Building, the Gateway to the National Heritage Corridor

An awesome, fiery, and multi-colored scenic display from the many varieties of deciduous trees lining the banks of a canal near the Gaylord Building.

The Gaylord Building, near The Woodlands of Crest Hill, once stored canal construction materials. When you visit this historic site, you can walk along the canals and see why this building was a key resource during the construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Today, the Gaylord Buiding is the gateway to the Illinois and Michigan […]

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