Having a Memorable Tour around Berwyn’s Best Parks and Historic Museums
It is Easy to See how Berwyn’s Top Attractions will be Unforgettable
The land on which Berwyn sits on today was nothing more than just a cold marsh with melted glaciers originated from what used to be known as Ancient Lake Chicago. Berwyn got its start when Theodore Doty built a plank road linking Chicago to Ottawa in 1846 and subsequently, there were plans to create a rich aristocratic community previously known as LaVergne. Later, Berwyn became one of the region’s fastest growing communities and today, it has the most Chicago-style mansions and bungalows in the country. Therefore, Berwyn, Illinois, is definitely a site that architecture lovers will fall in love with.
Visitors to the city can expect to have a fun time at attractions like Berwyn Cultural Center, especially if there is a festival or community events going on, bring the kids out to the exceptionally fun Berwyn’s Toys and Trains, have a road trip along historic Route 66 and stop by Berwyn Route 66 Museum for tips and suggestions about which places are worth stopping by. Many of the city’s gorgeous historic landmarks are available for wedding receptions, birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate functions, meetings, road shows, tours and other fun events. Give US Coachways a call to find out how we can help make your event more smooth-sailing with our charter buses, mini buses, school buses, party buses, limousines, exotic vehicles and tour buses. We hope to work closely with you in the near future.
Berwyn’s Top Tourist Attractions and Fun Parks
Whether you are visiting Berwyn on your own or traveling with your pals, we are sure there is something for everyone, regardless of your preferences. Here is a short list of fun points of interest and recreational parks to check out.
- Art & Culture — Make a quick stop at 16th Street Theater if you would like to learn a little bit more about the local art and entertainment scene. A little hard to find, this intimate theater is set in a corner of the city’s Berwyn Cultural Center. There is also a lot of history behind each of the productions, the building and the people who helped promote this 49-seater theater. It is Berwyn’s one and only professional theater (to-date), hence, inclusiveness and affordability tops their list of priorities when setting up programs and pricing. Visitors are encouraged to check out what has been scheduled and book your tickets ahead of time. Make a quick stop at the Oak Park Public Library if you are interested in unique structures and libraries. There is a wealth of information to be had at this unique attraction and you will get to see an airy, bright and cheerful library, quite unlike other libraries you may have visited in the past. Lake Theater is a family-run and -owned business that received its first customers back in 1978 and today, this facility has 7 charming multiplexes around several communities and it provides visitors with a good place to hang out with their family and friends.
- Restaurant & Shopping — Berwyn’s Toys and Trains is a very unique retail store with a great number of antique and pre-loved items for sale. It is a MUST if you have kids with you during the trip - let them go through cases and boxes of plush toys, Barbie dolls, all types of dragons, dinosaurs, soldiers, knights, hot wheel toy cars, plastic model kits, board games, you name it, it is all here. Taking the center stage is the intricately put-together 25-foot model railway that is chugging its way around woodlands and scenic made-belief Plasticville. It is almost a guarantee that your kids are going to find something that they want to bring home with them. Harlem Avenue Lounge is where you want to head to if you love the blues and if there is a bachelor or bachelorette party, birthday party or anniversary celebration. There is so much history behind this attraction and the great acts that they continue to put together for the benefit of residents and tourists alike. Are you feeling the bites of the shopping bug during your visit? Make your way to the quaint and very unique Cermak Plaza Shopping Center in the chartered bus. There is a nice number of clothing outlets, branded stores, family-run businesses, restaurants, cafes and coffee outlets to keep everyone happy. Berwyn also boasts of a thriving dining scene. Visitors will get to sample traditional American delicacies from restaurants like HQ Howard Quintero in Irving Park, try some mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine like Bloog Orange Gimlet from Autre Monde Cafe, dig into yummy Mexican dishes like tortilla chips and salsa from Los Corrales Taqueria and Restaurant, grab some fresh sandwiches and fast food from Big Guys Sausage Stand, sink your teeth into authentic pizza recipe from Paisans Pizzeria and Bar, spice up your dining experience with Thai sweet potato and corn fritters from Bodhi Thai Bistro and also, not forgetting the unforgettable Italian dishes with cheese marinara from La Notte Cafe Ristorante Italiano.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — Berwyn Route 66 Museum is a humble, intimate and educational attraction that should not be missed if you love finding out about local history. If you are on a Route 66 road-trip adventure, even better! This is where you can get your hands on some free maps, travel tips and souvenirs to bring home with you. There is only so much that your GPS and internet can tell you about which place to make stops at so, the brochures and suggestions provided by the center is very useful and helps you create a more personalized journey. Some visitors have freely expressed surprise with how original and authentic the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio has been maintained - from the stained glass windows to ceilings, from the walls right down to the staircases and skylights, they depict of another era so completely different from what you will see anywhere else. You can opt for the guided tour whereby many of the attraction’s interesting parts would be explained to you in detail. The studio was where Wright came to conceptualize some of the most important structures during its era and it contrasts with the comfort of the living room. Don’t forget to also check out the Wright Home Plus Walk and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple. Pleasant Home, located in downtown Oak Park, is a real treat for those who love history and architecture. With 30 rooms to spare, there is also lots of space for conferences, wedding receptions and social gatherings.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — If you have never tried out a Segway, organize a group trip to Oak Park Segway Experience Center for the experience of your lifetime. There are experienced guides who can help make your first-time experience a very pleasant one. Oak Park Conservatory is a beautiful respite in the middle of a bustling city. Here, you will find calming jungles and desert where animals continue to call home. Other great outdoor recreational activities that you can engage in around Berwyn includes a playing tennis, baseball and let the kids run around the water fountains at Euclid Square Park and going for a swim during the weekends at Ridgeland Common Park and Pool.
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