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'''Wilmette''' [http://www.wilmette.com] is located on the north shore in chicago, and is the location of the world's oldest still standing Bahá'í House of Worship.   
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[[Image:Willmette how.jpg|thumb|350px|The spectacular Bahá'í House of Worship]]
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'''Wilmette''' [http://www.wilmette.com] is located 16 miles north of Chicago, on what is known as Chicago's North Shore. It is the location of the world's oldest still standing Bahá'í House of Worship.   
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==Understand==
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
*Metra train from downtown Chicago (Ogilvie Transportation Center)
 
*Metra train from downtown Chicago (Ogilvie Transportation Center)
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*By taxi, from O'Hare airport
 
*By taxi, from O'Hare airport
 
*By Pace bus from neighboring suburbs
 
*By Pace bus from neighboring suburbs
*Linden "L" train stop
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*Linden Purple Line CTA stop
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
*Pace Bus
 
*Metra Train
 
 
*Car
 
*Car
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*Bicycle [http://www.wilmette.com/departments/engineering/bikinginwilmette.aspx]
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===PACE Bus Routes===
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*213 Green Bay Road[http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_detail.asp?RouteNo=213]
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*421 Wilmette Avenue[http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_detail.asp?RouteNo=421]
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*422 Linden CTA/Glenview/Northbrook Court [http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_detail.asp?RouteNo=422]
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*423 Linden CTA-The Glen-Harlem CTA[http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_detail.asp?RouteNo=423]
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
* [http://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple Baha'i House of Worship]
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* <see name="Baha'i House of Worship" alt="" address="100 Linden Ave" directions="at Sheridan, three blocks east of Linden CTA stop" phone="+1 847 853-2300" email="" fax="" url="http://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple" hours="Daily 6AM-10PM" price="">A cultural and architectural wonder.</see>
* [http://www.wilmettetheatre.com/ Wilmette Theater] has movies and live performances
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* <see name="Wilmette Theatre" alt="" address="1122 Central Ave" directions="two blocks east of Wilmette Metra stop" phone="+1 847 251-7424" url="http://www.wilmettetheatre.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Has movies and live performances.</see>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
*Go to [http://www.wilmettepark.org/gillson.cfm Gillson park] for beach, sailing, tennis, picnic, marina, playground, dog beach, and [http://www.wilmettepark.org/starlight.cfm Wallice Bowl Theater]
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* '''Gillson park''' [http://www.wilmettepark.org/gillson.cfm] for beach, sailing, tennis, picnic, marina, playground, dog beach.
*Go to [http://www.wilmettepark.org/centpool.cfm Centennial Pool]
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*''' Wallace Bowl''', an outside theater located at Gillson Park. Originally built by the WPA, it was recently rehabbed to its original specifications. Free concerts and plays are available in the warm weather months.  [http://www.wilmettepark.org/starlight.cfm].
*Go to [http://www.wilmettepark.org/centice.cfm Centennial Ice Rink]
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*''' Centennial Pool''', [http://www.wilmettepark.org/centpool.cfm].
*Go to the [http://www.wilmette.lib.il.us/ Wilmette Public Library]  
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*''' Centennial Ice Rink''',  [http://www.wilmettepark.org/centice.cfm].
*Go [http://yp.yahoo.com/py/ypMap.py?Pyt=Typ&tuid=13943191&ck=4268765342&tab=B2C&ycat=8110634&city=Wilmette&state=IL&zip=60091-1668&uzip=60091&country=us&msa=1600&cs=9&ed=xj3JXa160SxhTo2FxJ3WortFA6m0GZRBO126r.KhkdZqgjRUkA2H3UtakpwDz7Lcr20-&stat=:pos:0:regular:regT:20:fbT:0 bowling]
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*''' Wilmette Public Library''', [http://www.wilmette.lib.il.us/].
*Go golfing at [http://www.golfwilmette.com/page/190-5882.htm Wilmette's public golf course]
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*''' Wilmette's public golf course''', [http://www.golfwilmette.com/page/190-5882.htm].
*Go do gymnastics at the [http://www.wilmettepark.org/comrec.cfm Community Recreation Center]
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*Go do gymnastics at the ''' Community Recreation Center''',  [http://www.wilmettepark.org/comrec.cfm].
*Go to Chestnut Street Beach
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*'''Chestnut Street Beach'''
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
Souvenirs at the Crystal Cave.
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*'''Edens Plaza''' is a large shopping center located on the west end of town at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Skokie Boulevard (US41)near the Edens Expressway. It features anchor stores like Carson Pirie Scott, Bed, Bath and Beyond and the Fresh Market in addition to many smaller stores [http://www.shopedensplaza.com/]
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*Souvenirs at the '''Crystal Cave'''.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
*[http://www.thenoodlecafe.com/wilmette.htm The Noodle]
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*[http://www.akaihanasushi.com/html/default.asp Akai Hana]
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* <eat name="Piero's Pizza" alt="" address="335 Ridge Rd" directions="" phone="+1 847 251-5550 and +1 847 256-5550" url="http://www.pierospizza.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Best pizza on the North Shore.</eat>
*[http://www.homersicecream.com/ Homer's Ice Cream]
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* <eat name="Tsing Tao" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Located on Green Bay Road. Chinese-American food.</eat>
*[http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/dining/32426,0,7508102.venue Ridgeview Grill]
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* <eat name="Wilmette Chuck Wagon" alt="" address="1120 Central Ave" directions="" phone="+1 847 256-0120" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Greek, burgers, and hotdogs.</eat>
*[http://www.burhops.com/go/sophia/3330/en-US/DesktopDefault.aspx Burhops]
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* <eat name="Kama Kura" alt="" address="Central Street" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Sushi and Japanese cuisine.</eat>
*[http://www.loumalnatis.com/locations/suburbs_wilmette.html Lou Malnati's Pizza]
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* <eat name="The Noodle" alt="" address="708 12th St" directions="" phone="+1 847 251-2228" email="" fax="+1 847 251-2299" url="http://www.thenoodlecafe.com" hours="Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM; Dinner: M-Th 5PM-9PM, F-Sa 5PM-10PM, Su 4:30PM-8:30PM" price=""></eat>
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* <eat name="Dairy Queen" alt="" address="3510 Lake Ave" directions="" phone="+1 847 251-8727" url="http://www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/store-details/1097/" hours="Sun-Thu 11:00 AM-9:30PM, Fri-Sat 11:00 AM-10:00 PM"></eat>
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* <eat name="Akai Hana" alt="" address="3223 W Lake Ave" directions="" phone="+1 847 251-0384" email="" fax="" url="http://www.akaihanasushi.com" hours="M-Sa 5PM-9PM, Su 4PM-8PM" price=""></eat>
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* <eat name="Homer's Ice Cream" alt="" address="1237 Green Bay Rd" directions="" phone="+1 847 251-0477" email="" fax="+1 847 251-0495" url="http://www.homersicecream.com" hours="" price=""></eat>
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* '''Ridgeview Grill''', [http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/dining/32426,0,7508102.venue]
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* '''Burhops''', [http://www.burhops.com] Seafood
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* '''Irving's for Red Hot Lovers''', [http://irvings.com/] Fast Food
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* <eat name="Lou Malnati's Pizza" alt="" address="3223 Lake Ave" directions="" phone="+1 847 256-5780" email="" fax="+1 847 256-8979" url="http://www.loumalnatis.com" hours="M-Th 4PM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 11AM-9PM" price="">Carry-out only.</eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
*[http://www.javacharlie.com/ Charlie's Coffee House] has live music at night.
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*[http://cjarthurs.com/ C. J. Arthur's] has live music and great dinners.
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*''' Charlie's Coffee House''', [http://www.javacharlie.com/] has live music at night.
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*''' C. J. Arthur's''', [http://cjarthurs.com/] has live music and great dinners.
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*<drink name="Meier's Tavern" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
At a friends, otherwise try hotels in [[Evanston]], [[Skokie]], or [[Glenview]].
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There are no hotels located in Wilmette. Try hotels in [[Evanston]], [[Skokie]], or [[Glenview]].
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
* Bicycle or run the [http://www.about-bicycles.com/green-bay-trail.htm Green Bay Trail] to [http://www.ravinia.org/ Ravinia]!
 
* Ride the trains to [[Evanston]] or [[Chicago]]
 
  
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* Bicycle or run the ''' Green Bay Trail''', [http://www.about-bicycles.com/green-bay-trail.htm] to [[Highland Park (Illinois)|Ravinia]], [http://www.ravinia.org/]!
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* Hop on a train south to [[Evanston]] or onward to [[Chicago]]
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[[wts:Category:Wilmette]]
 
[[Wikipedia:Wilmette, Illinois]]
 
[[Wikipedia:Wilmette, Illinois]]

Latest revision as of 21:05, 20 June 2012

The spectacular Bahá'í House of Worship

Wilmette [1] is located 16 miles north of Chicago, on what is known as Chicago's North Shore. It is the location of the world's oldest still standing Bahá'í House of Worship.

Contents

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

  • Metra train from downtown Chicago (Ogilvie Transportation Center)
  • Close by Interstate I-90/94, known locally as the Edens Expressway.
  • By taxi, from O'Hare airport
  • By Pace bus from neighboring suburbs
  • Linden Purple Line CTA stop

Get around[edit]

  • Car
  • Bicycle [2]

PACE Bus Routes[edit]

  • 213 Green Bay Road[3]
  • 421 Wilmette Avenue[4]
  • 422 Linden CTA/Glenview/Northbrook Court [5]
  • 423 Linden CTA-The Glen-Harlem CTA[6]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Baha'i House of Worship, 100 Linden Ave (at Sheridan, three blocks east of Linden CTA stop), +1 847 853-2300, [7]. Daily 6AM-10PM. A cultural and architectural wonder.  edit
  • Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave (two blocks east of Wilmette Metra stop), +1 847 251-7424, [8]. Has movies and live performances.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Gillson park [9] for beach, sailing, tennis, picnic, marina, playground, dog beach.
  • Wallace Bowl, an outside theater located at Gillson Park. Originally built by the WPA, it was recently rehabbed to its original specifications. Free concerts and plays are available in the warm weather months. [10].
  • Centennial Pool, [11].
  • Centennial Ice Rink, [12].
  • Wilmette Public Library, [13].
  • Wilmette's public golf course, [14].
  • Go do gymnastics at the Community Recreation Center, [15].
  • Chestnut Street Beach

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Edens Plaza is a large shopping center located on the west end of town at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Skokie Boulevard (US41)near the Edens Expressway. It features anchor stores like Carson Pirie Scott, Bed, Bath and Beyond and the Fresh Market in addition to many smaller stores [16]
  • Souvenirs at the Crystal Cave.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Piero's Pizza, 335 Ridge Rd, +1 847 251-5550 and +1 847 256-5550, [17]. Best pizza on the North Shore.  edit
  • Tsing Tao. Located on Green Bay Road. Chinese-American food.  edit
  • Wilmette Chuck Wagon, 1120 Central Ave, +1 847 256-0120. Greek, burgers, and hotdogs.  edit
  • Kama Kura, Central Street. Sushi and Japanese cuisine.  edit
  • The Noodle, 708 12th St, +1 847 251-2228 (fax: +1 847 251-2299), [18]. Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM; Dinner: M-Th 5PM-9PM, F-Sa 5PM-10PM, Su 4:30PM-8:30PM.  edit
  • Dairy Queen, 3510 Lake Ave, +1 847 251-8727, [19]. Sun-Thu 11:00 AM-9:30PM, Fri-Sat 11:00 AM-10:00 PM.  edit
  • Akai Hana, 3223 W Lake Ave, +1 847 251-0384, [20]. M-Sa 5PM-9PM, Su 4PM-8PM.  edit
  • Homer's Ice Cream, 1237 Green Bay Rd, +1 847 251-0477 (fax: +1 847 251-0495), [21].  edit
  • Ridgeview Grill, [22]
  • Burhops, [23] Seafood
  • Irving's for Red Hot Lovers, [24] Fast Food
  • Lou Malnati's Pizza, 3223 Lake Ave, +1 847 256-5780 (fax: +1 847 256-8979), [25]. M-Th 4PM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 11AM-9PM. Carry-out only.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Charlie's Coffee House, [26] has live music at night.
  • C. J. Arthur's, [27] has live music and great dinners.
  • Meier's Tavern.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are no hotels located in Wilmette. Try hotels in Evanston, Skokie, or Glenview.

Get out[edit]



Routes through Wilmette
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