Booking a Hotel in Evanston, IL

Evanston, Illinois is located in Cook County and is approximately 12 miles north of downtown Chicago. Explore the area and the stars at The Dearborn Observatory. Open for public observing every Friday night; walk-ins are welcome but best to book a reservation at this popular attraction. Gaze a short drive away to the next attraction, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. This dynamic, imaginative, and innovative learning resource features global exhibition program that crosses time periods and cultures serving as a springboard for thought-provoking discussions.

Another museum worth a visit is the American Toby Jug Museum. This admission-free exhibit features the world's largest collections of Toby and Character Jugs at over 8,000 and still growing. 

Head for a hike at the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. This narrow 2-mile landscaped park features walkways and bike trails displaying over 60 sculptures of all types.  Download the SNSP Self-Guided Tour pdf document for the order of sculptures and interesting information about the pieces. 

Top Things to Do in Evanston, IL

  • Arrington Lagoon at Dawes Park
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Dearborn Observatory
  • Lock Chicago
  • Merrick Rose Garden
  • Robert Crown Center

Colleges & Universities Near Evanston, IL

  • Northwestern University School of Professional Studies Evanston Campus
  • Willard Residential College

Historical Sites Near Evanston, IL

  • American Toby Jug Museum
  • Bahá'í House of Worship
  • Evanston History Center
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

Hospitals Near Evanston, IL

  • Evanston Hospital
  • Presence Saint Francis Hospita

Airports Near Evanston, IL

  • O'Hare International Airport

Military Bases Near Evanston, IL

  • Naval Station Great Lakes
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