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Evanston, Illinois

  • Shakespeare Garden

    A gift of the garden club of Evanston to the community, the Shakespeare Garden, tucked away on the Northwestern University Campus, is celebrating its 80th year of existence. Planted by the cub in 1920...
    Shakespeare Garden
  • Merrick Rose Garden

    The Merrick Rose Garden is a public park exhibiting 100 varieties of roses with an histoic Centennial Fountain as the focal point. ...
    Merrick Rose Garden

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Northwestern University Walking Tours

Founded in 1851, Northwestern University is a renowned educational institution rich in history and architecture. More than 150 historically significant and interesting sites on campus are featured in various walking tours, each taking approx. 30

Evanston, IL Tours

Maple Avenue Gallery

The Maple Avenue Galley, an independently owned and operated fine art gallery, adds yet another exciting facet to Church Street Plaza, the growing retail and entertainment destination which opened last year in the heart of downtown Evanston, Illinois. The expansive 4,500

Evanston, IL Arts

Evanston Arts Depot

This new cultural center is a restored train station in the heart of Evanston. It is home of Piccolo Theatre and Custer's Last Stand Festival and features classes in movement and meditation. 3 Meeting Rooms, Theatre Style, Banquet & Reception Spaces available.

Evanston, IL Cultural Centers

France Willard House Museum

Willard was a 19th Century author and speaker who rallied support for women's reform movements. The House provides a glimpse into the life and work of one of the most prominent women of the time.

Evanston, IL Museums


Things to do near Evanston, IL

The Arts Center

A magnificent neoclassical building and architectural gem. 700 seat auditorium ideal for meetings, retreats, lectures, recept...

Skokie Sculpture Park

Two miles of beautiful park land combining recreation, jogging and biking paths alongside over 60 large-scale contemporary sc...

Apple Orchard Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

McDonald's #1 Store Museum

The McDonald's #1 Store Museum is a replica of the original red and white tile design of the 1st McDonald's Restaurant opened...

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

Visit the victorian home where Nobel Prize-winning author, Ernest Hemingway, was born in 1899 and learn about his early famil...