Posts in category "Western Suburbs"

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 »

Why You Should Just Stay Home Labor Day Weekend

Traveling on Labor Day is a Chicago tradition. This weekend it is estimated that 37% of Chicagoans will pack up the car and take to the roads to get out of town for the weekend. While a road trip is always fun, staying home can be even better. Here are the top 5 reasons to... Read more »

Three Hot Outdoor Family Activities for the Cool Weekend

Three Hot Outdoor Family Activities for the Cool Weekend
This weekend is shaping up to be beautiful with cool temperatures and low humidity in Chicago, making it the perfect time to hit some Chicagoland must do’s for this summer. Here are the top three picks for summertime fun that are made even better by the wonderful weather:   1. Brookfield Zoo The zoo has... Read more »
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Take Mom Outdoors

Mother’s Day is May 12, 2013, and there is still time to plan a wonderful nature-filled afternoon with mom. Both Chicago and the Chicago suburbs have numerous events that focus on spending time outdoors with the special mom in your life.   River Forest: Woodland Walk on Mother’s Day From 1:00-2:00 pm the Trailside Museum... Read more »

Go Wild With These Free Earth Day 2013 Activities and Celebrations

Earth day 2013 is on Monday April 22, and do you have plans to show your appreciation for Mother Nature yet? If not, there is still plenty of time to find fun and meaningful ways to celebrate this natural holiday in Chicago and Chicagoland. Get outdoors and enjoy the spring weather with these five fun... Read more »

7 Free and Fun Outdoor Wild Chicago Activities This Weekend

Spring into fun this weekend with these free and fun activities at Chicago and Chicagoland forest preserves. These events promise family fun while helping kids learn about the world around them. 1.    Willowbrook Wildlife Center: Return of the Large Predators Learn about the return of large predators like wolves, bears and cougars to Illinois. After... Read more »
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Dinosaurs Alive! Returns to Brookfield Zoo with Feathered Family Fun

Check out some prehistoric fun as dinosaurs return to the Brookfield Zoo this weekend, at the Dinosaurs Alive! Exhibit. If you missed this exhibit a few years ago, don’t miss out again as it returns for the 2013 season. The exhibit is nestled in a wooded trail and provides up-close and personal views of life-sized... Read more »
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