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The Grove

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First hand history

It is amazing to see that this historic structure has been maintained and open to the public for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles Town, West Virginia
Great place to spend time as a family

Love this place. No matter what time of the year you go, there is always something to do. Great... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Larisa S
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1421 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL 60025-1436
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is amazing to see that this historic structure has been maintained and open to the public for all to learn Publix history. As a teenager I have the privilege of living in this house before it became a museum

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank NNilsen
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. No matter what time of the year you go, there is always something to do. Great visitor center, where you can observe live animals and learn about them. Short and longer walks through forest preserve, interesting 'pioneer time' area and many more.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Larisa S
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Berry nice, small historic property well cared for with knowledgeable friendly staff. Whether you're there for some nature walking or for their Christmas house crafts (not to be missed!)it’s a great place to visit All year around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank prpr17
Reviewed August 21, 2018

An excellent choice for new residents to experience early days of area beginning with coexistence of settlers with native American inhabitants. Superb volunteers in period costume with wide knowledge (lovely UI student working summer) of 19th c. home and out buildings and a pleasant volunteer...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Fantastic place to get married. Very easy to get into and out of the location which was right in the middle of town. Great people who provided excellent service for the wedding which went off without a single hitch! Food was provided by The Grove...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The paths and displays were very enjoyable. There were lots of educational places within the park that we saw

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Many years ago, in another life, I drove "school buses"! The Grove was a favorite place for the Schools in the close NW suburbs of Chicago. This site can be visited at any season, summer or winter with the snow. It is a historic site....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BubbeSuzie
Reviewed June 25, 2018

been here dozens of times, good locale for relaxing, fun festival events, or just walk about for an afternoon, Nature makes the different, as the place is same, but nature can change one scene one day to another the next day. Good trail for bike...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barnett F
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Went last week with my husband and had a great experience. Beautiful natural preserved grounds with animals to see in a free environment. Free tours by era dressed volunteers who gave you a history lesson on the buildings, there including the house of John Kennicott...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank franklX8117HN
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Extremely pretty site and there is so much to see, it's worth your while to make a few trips. Kids will find the animals fascinating and there are plenty of interesting historical facts to intrigue the adults!

Date of experience: July 2017
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from QuebecoisFrancophile | Reviewed this property |
No there is no charge for parking or access to the various settlement buildings.
Shannon H
March 11, 2018|
Response from RoadTrip60076 | Reviewed this property |
The nature center is indoors so I would think it would be fine. The outdoor portion would be dependent on the weather.
September 7, 2017|
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Response from klaus724 | Reviewed this property |
no entrance fee the last time I was there. As for hours of operation, I don't know (didn't pay attention)--you might want to check if they have a web site or call information for a telephone number.