Elmwood Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 24,883 at the 2010 census. The community has long maintained a large Italian-American population, with a more recent influx of Polish-American and Hispanic residents.
Restaurants in Elmwood Park
4.5 based on 1 reviews
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio served as Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889 to 1909--the first 20 years of his career. Here Wright developed a new American architecture: the Prairie style. Trained interpreters offer insights into Wright's family life and architectural career. Enjoy guided tours of the museum complex and neighboring historic district seven days a week. Tour details are available on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website.
This place where Wright did some of his earliest and best work as a young architectural genius is well worth an hour. Seeing how Wright created a new American architecture among other European style homes shows both his courage to step out and lead in developing a new style and his genius in making spaces that were formative and inspiring for family and coworkers alike.
Docents are great...very knowledgeable and passionate about all things Wright, Oak path and Chicago. Make sure to do online reservations so you aren’t disappointed
4.5 based on 253 reviews
Ever dream of flying? Now you can at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Rosemont. Experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from a perfectly good airplane - no falling, no parachutes, just you floating on a smooth cushion of air with our professional instructor right next to you. No special skills are needed, just a sense of adventure. iFLY is safe for kids 3 and up, fun for the entire family, and perfect for birthday parties or groups. iFLY is the experience of a lifetime.
Well oiled machine! People all VERY friendly! Entire experience from time you enter the door to exiting is 1 hour. Pricey, but totally worth it! Give yourself extra time to get there. Coming from the north, it was not easy finding the parking lot in front of iFLY. Our instructor was fantastic - friendly, knowledgeable, entertaining, etc..!! My 10 year old and 13 year old daughters LOVED it (& made the extra $9.95 for the high fly worth it). We had a (just turned) 5 year old and older, "less athletic" people in our group and each one looked to have an equally fun time! HIGHLY recommend!!
4 based on 10 reviews
Hala Kahiki on River Road in River Grove. Strange but great place. No food per se, other than some chips and salsa's. But they have a menu of tropical drinks that must be in the hundreds. Probably not this much variety of cocktails in Hawaii or the Caribbean. All shapes, sizes, flavors. The atmosphere is tropical, like a giant tiki hut. The place was packed on Saturday, with a waitimg line out the door. May have been a coupon out there on Living Social. At least an hour or two wait for a table inside. They have outdoor patio seating, but the weather was a little inclement. Two of us went in, there was one seat at the bar, so my wife sat and I stood. Fun to watch them make the various drinks. We would ask a loit of questions. Were able to chat with the bartenders, even though they were extremely busy with drink making. Met another couple an hour later and were able to get a table in back.
Drinks run the gamut, from ice cream things to an unlimited variety of rum - type drinks. We had mojitos (very good), a volcano (very good), and several others (Zombies, Dreamsicles, etc.). . Reasonably priced for the size and complexity of the drinks. Too many to choose from, many I have never heard of. But I would say all are excellent choices, handmade by some great bartenders. The wait staff and hostess were very friendly and attentive. Well worth the trip, and we would want to go back soon to try some of the other selections. A nice break from the normal bar scene.
3.5 based on 6 reviews
Maywood Park race track has been around for many many years. My grandfather would take the family here growing up. There are live races every Thursday and Friday nights. Post time (when the races begin) is 7:10 pm. The races last through 10 pm. You can grab a dog or burger, or pay for the buffet which includes meat carving stations, pastas, shrimp, and more. It is well worth the price. You can watch from the outside stands or if the weather is not cooperating, you can view from the inside stands. You can also pay to sit in front of the glass on the inside. This will provide more comfortable seating, a better view, and a tv to watch other races on (or tv shows for the kids). All in all a great way to get out and do something different with the family. Entry is is 2-3 $ depending on the night.
5 based on 4 reviews
This theater had been closed for some time. It was apparently completely renovated and has now re-opened as an AMC Theater. There is plenty of parking available. Though there are only six auditoriums, each of the auditoriums seems like they seat plenty of people, as well. And you get to sit in power recliners, which are great for watching the movie, and for falling asleep while watching a movie genre that you weren't all that interested in. Like many of the AMC Theaters, there is a McGuffins bar and there is a large concession stand with more than enough condiment stations. Included with the conessions are CocaCola Freestyle machines which allow you to choose from about 100 different types of drinks. The main bathrooms are behind the concession area and are bright and very clean. The staff seemed friendly and helpful. You may want to consider being a member of the AMC Stubs program, as it will save you some money. We came for the movie Paddington 2 and it was a really good kids movie in a comfortable venue.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
216-acre Zoo With Over 400 Species Of Animals.
I have been to many zoos, but Brookfield never disappoints. I would highly recommend their membership if you live nearby. There is a lot to see so the family has a lot of places to go. I used to have the membership when I lived in Chicago and would just go there to walk around with my daughter. The zoo is educational and relaxing. After leaving the zoo, your kids will be ready for a nap. There is a lot of fun to be had at the zoo!!!
4.5 based on 94 reviews
The annual Wright Plus Housewalk celebrates architecture, design, Frank Lloyd Wright's innovative vision and the talents of his fellow architects. It is an enjoyable day featuring rare interior tours of private homes and public buildings designed by Wright and his contemporaries.
We planned our trip to Oak Park a year in advance, then built a week-long architectural study of Chicago around the Wright Plus 150 Housewalk. 'A good plan well-executed! Our ticket included tours of The Rookery and Robie House, making the ticket price an even greater value. Not even a steady downpour dampened our resolve to see all ten homes including Wright's Home & Studio.
HOUSEWALK TIPS - Plan ahead and buy your tickets online to save time. Study the tour information to take full advantage of your day in Oak Park (or week in Chicago). We rode the 'L' from Wicker Park with no trouble and caught the Housewalk Trolley at the Oak Park 'L' station.
Arrive early, because you will need the full day to get your wristbands and queue-up to see every home. Pack light, as backpacks are not allowed. Be patient. There are a lot of people, and you will spend time waiting to enter each home. We started our day at a home with no line, while others waited up to an hour to see their first home. To walk in reverse order works and saves waiting time. If you encounter a long line, move-on to the home with no line.
Take a lunch break and recharge your batteries. The Housewalk recommends local restaurants that offer a discount to tour-goers. Take advantage of this, because you will need a break mid-day. NO PHOTOGRAPHY is allowed inside the tour homes. Prepare for the weather, as much of your day is spent outside. Lastly, be grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who give their time and knowledge to make this a great event. Bravo Oak Park and the FLW Trust!
4 based on 681 reviews
Fashion Outlets of Chicago is conveniently located just five minutes from O'Hare International Airport and about 15 minutes from downtown Chicago, in Rosemont, Illinois. It is the area's only two-level indoor outlet shopping experience featuring over 130 designer outlets offering great savings up to 75% off every day. The Center is anchored by Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Forever 21 and is home to world-class brands like Gucci, Prada, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Burberry, plus national brands like Banana Republic, J.Crew, Swarovski, Nike, Under Armour, Cole Haan and more. In addition to an outstanding selection of outlet retailers, Fashion Outlets of Chicago features a variety of quick-service food options available to shoppers at the food court. Fashion Outlets of Chicago also offers unique services for domestic and international travelers including a partnership with TSA-certified BAGS Inc. for special concierge programs, enabling visitors to print boarding passes and check shopping bags and luggage directly to their final destination. Additional amenities and shopping incentives are available such as the Green Savings Card offering exclusive discounts and incentives at your favorite participating stores and restaurants for only $5!
It is a 2 floor outlet that is located within 15 minutes of the convention center in Rosemont, IL. It is also within walking distance to many hotels including Crowne Plaza, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton O'Hare and Hyatt Regency O'Hare. It is also next to a movie threater. There are parking lots both indoor and outdoor to choose.
There are many different kind of outlets of different brands here, e.g., Gap, Banana Republic, etc., and there is a food court with 5 to 6 stalls selling Chinese food, Japaneae food, burgers and others.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
Triton College Botanical Garden is a botanical garden kept by students and local horticultural club with brick paths and brightly colored flowers and shrubs. It has also a corn field and vegetable garden. Open year around. Nice place for a walk. Not many people know about it.
You can park your car on the college parking right across the street (5th Ave).
3.5 based on 18 reviews
Have shopped here quite a bit. However, their flagship store, Carson Pirie Scott, has the lower end of the spectrum in clothing. I always shop at Lincolnwood or Randhurst stores, so much better quality and selections there. We think shopping at this store is just a small step up from K Mart. Very limited selection of junior or petite clothes and the buyer thinks that everyone is a size 7 1/2 to 11 in shoes. If you wear a size 6 or 6 1/2 or even 7 don't count on finding your size in the style you want. Their buyer needs to be changed. Too many styles geared toward budgeted middle agers. Their kitchen ware department is really small and doesn't have decent choices. However, when they run the coupon of spend $100 or more .. get $50 off, that's the time to buy bargains.
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