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Cantigny Park, Wheaton

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#1 of 7 in Museums in DuPage County
Explore the grounds of Colonel Robert McCormick's 12 hectare (30 acre) estate at Cantigny Park. Upon his death in 1955, the World War I veteran's estate was donated to the McCormick Foundation for use as a public facility. Park your car for a small fee and gain access to a wide variety of indoor, outdoor, and educational activities. Watch the short welcome video inside the visitor center to learn more about the park's history and its current features. Stroll through the gardens containing over 160,000 perennials, annuals, trees, and flowering shrubs, as well as a world-class rose garden. Head to the tank park to view the large collection of armored vehicles dating from World War I to present day. Finally, try out the estate's 27-hole golf course, or visit one of the two museums. Go for a hike or grab a bite to eat at the restaurant on-site. Take a look at our Wheaton trip itinerary website to schedule your visit to Cantigny Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • 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 cl...  more »
  • 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 C...  more »
  • 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 fantasti...  more »
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  • I feel like it would be beautiful and the summer but even in the winter it's still nice to look around. There's tons to do here with the Museum and just generally walking around. The tanks are cool and you can climb on them which is surprising to me but it was fun. All in all it's cheap to get in and it's definitely worth the walk around if you have time.
  • One of my favorite places to go spring, summer, in fall. They have a bang-up car show in September one of the largest in the area. Also a beautiful garden setting to get ideas from or just enjoy.
  • This is a very well documented look at the US First infantry Division from WWI through present. Well done!
  • It was so beautiful! My friend and I went here today ... Wonderful place to learn more about the US and to take a lot of colorful photos. We love walking through the gardens and enjoyed the guided tour at the House Museum. Very interesting! :)
  • We had an excellent experience renting the banquet rooms here (Dec 2016). The facilities are lovely, the food was great, and the staff, particularly Ms. Anderson was very helpful in making sure our event went extremely smoothly and well.
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