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West suburban to dos for weekend of 8/18

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West suburban to dos for weekend of 8/18

Family coming to town weekend of 8/18; doing the Bears game and Chicago City tours that day. Looking for something fun to do on Sunday in the far west suburbs - Naperville and west... for ages 9-70. Help?

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1. Re: West suburban to dos for weekend of 8/18

Google Morton Arboretum, Cantigny and Naper Settlement. As well as being interesting in themselves, they will all likely have special programs on Sundays during the summer.

Are you aware that next weekend is also the Air and Water Show in Chicago? I don't know if that would cause you to change your plans at all?

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Centennial Beach in Naperville

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http://www.discoverdupage.com/

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Thanks everyone. The Dupage website was quite helpful. We may end up biking at the Arboretum.... if the folks will bring their bikes! Lori

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5. Re: West suburban to dos for weekend of 8/18

Downtown Naperville is a great area, with nice shops and fun things for the kids to see - centennial beach is good if the weather holds or the naper settlement.

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blackberry farm in aurora is a little farm that has pony rides, old antique carriage museum, ducks and pigs and lambs, a train ride around the lake, nice walking area, a blacksmith demonstration.

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7. Re: West suburban to dos for weekend of 8/18

You can rent bikes at the Arboretum if your family doesn't have them.

In addition to the other suggestions, you could rent bikes in Batavia and ride along the Fox River Trail. You could also visit the windmill in Geneva, along with Fabyan Villa and the Japanese Garden.

http://www.ppfv.org/fabyan.htm

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8. Re: West suburban to dos for weekend of 8/18

Check it out, but for much of the summer you have been able to rent bikes at the Arboretum. Just not sure if it is every day and until when the program runs. There is also the tram, nice walking, a tree house expo, a wonderful children's garden (which adults will like), a maze for all ages and a nice cafeteria, plus a starbucks in the visitor center.

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