Posts in category "Western Suburbs"

Discover Chicago's Version of Pablo Escobar's Wild Hippos

Pablo Escobar’s hippos running amuck in the Amazon made the news this week, but while the hippos may be amusing, they bring a bigger issue to the spotlight: invasive species. In recent years, other invasive species have made news in and around Chicago. Two that come to mind are the emerald ash borers that have... Read more »

Last Minute Chicago & Chicagoland 4th of July Activities & Events

The holiday weekend is quickly approaching, but don’t panic if you haven’t made any fun plans for the 4th of July just yet. The Chicago area offers a ton of fun and unique experiences that are slightly off the beaten path, but can be just as fun as Navy Pier. Here are 5 local Chicagoland... Read more »

The Cheapest Way to Visit Brookfield Zoo: Hidden Perks of Membership

Brookfield Zoo is one of the most popular and beloved family hotspots in Chicagoland, but it is not a cheap place to experience. Parking starts at $10 a car and admission is $15 an adult and $10.50 a kid, so the costs add up quickly when visiting with a family. After you take out a... Read more »
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4th of July 2014 Suburb & Chicago Fireworks List

Looking for local chicago fireworks? Here is a list of communities that will be hosting fireworks displays in and around Chicago and Chicagoland for the 4th of July. There might be more communities than those listed, so if you don’t see your community on this list, you might want to call and check. Antioch Date:... Read more »

Discover Hidden Sites and Summer Fun with the Passport to Adventure!

Discover Hidden Sites and Summer Fun with the Passport to Adventure!
Looking for a reason to get outdoors and discover some local history and fun? The Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association kicked off their annual Passport to Adventure program Memorial Day weekend. Kids (and inquisitive adults) can pick up a free passport book at local museums and nature centers in DuPage and Kane counties. The books include... Read more »

The Best Chicago Winter 2014 Activities for Kids & Families

It’s been a hard, snowy winter in Chicago, or Chiberia as it is now called, but there are still fun Chicago winter 2014 activities you could be enjoying with your family. This is the point in winter where cabin fever hits its peak. The warm months of spring still seem to be an eternity away, and... Read more »
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Free Fall & Halloween Family Activities This Weekend Around Chicago

It’s fall in Chicago and that means it is time for Halloween activities. However, the cost of pumpkin farms and other Halloween fun can add up quickly. Instead of shelling out big bucks at the pumpkin patch, you can enjoy these free events with your family this weekend. Keep in mind, these events are free... Read more »

The Best Chicago Pumpkin Farms to Visit in 2013

It’s officially fall in Chicago and it’s finally time to enjoy outdoor fall and halloween activities. If you’re looking for family fun in Chicago, Halloween 2013 won’t disappoint. One of the most popular Chicago Halloween activities is visiting a pumpkin patch to enjoy apple cider, pig races, corn mazes, kiddie rides, haunted houses and to... Read more »

Halloween Family Activities Tweens and Teens Will Actually Want To Do

As parents of tweens and teens know, it’s hard to find fall activities that your child will enjoy with the rest of the family, and Halloween can be especially tricky to navigate these days. With costumes that regularly begin with the words “bad” or “sexy,” it may feel like this holiday is just a lost... Read more »
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Brookfield Zoo Quietly Kills a Chicago Halloween Tradition

Rumors that Brookfield Zoo will not host its hard-ticketed after-hours Halloween event Creatures of the Night this year, even after stunning popularity last year, have been confirmed as true. Although there was no mention that last year’s event was the last, the zoo has confirmed that the event will not run again this year. The... Read more »
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