A Native's Guide to Chicago's Western Suburbs (Native's Guide)
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This insider's guidebook to Chicago's Western Suburbs for newcomers, lifelong residents, visitors, and business travelers covers history, culture, dining, entertainment, recreation, touring, special events, and local resources. Discover a history that includes the Underground Railroad, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ernest Hemingway, gangsters, railroads, Route 66, and the I M National Heritage Corridor. Visit restored prairies, nature trails, sprawling estates, historic campuses, corporate headquarters, cemeteries, and a world class zoo. Shop antiques and boutiques, megamalls and thrift stores, specialty bookshops and classic record stores, Old World bakeries, meat markets, and candy counters. Dine on hearty Bohemian and haute French, Mexican and Mediterranean, hot dogs and beer gardens, lobster and ostrich, sushi and BBQ, Tiki bars and microbreweries. Enjoy historic golf courses and polo clubs, race tracks and trolley tours, equestrian trails and ice rinks, symphony orchestras and ballet, movie palaces and dinner theater, laser shows and Kiddieland, wine bars and folk music, coffee houses and county fairs. Full of the fascinating sights, places, stories, and facts that sometimes even locals don't know about, "A Native's Guide to Chicago's Western Suburbs" equips you with everything you need to enjoy and navigate the suburbs like a true insider. From the American Movie Palace Museum to the Harley-Davidson Mall, from Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces to the Sears Catalog Homes, from Riverfest to Ribfest, the "Native's Guide" is your essential guide to Chicago's Western Suburbs.