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Glenview is a town of some 45,000 people in suburban Cook County, Illinois, part of the Chicagoland area. Once home to the Glenview Naval Air Station, the 1,121-acre facility was turned over to the local government and was redeveloped as The Glen, one of Glenview's prime residential and commercial areas.

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Glenview is accessible by PACE, Metra (Milwaukee District/North line), Amtrak (Hiawatha and Empire Builder lines) and the Edens Expressway (I-94).

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  • The Grove National Historic Landmark, 1421 Milwaukee Ave, +1 847 299-6096, [1]. M-F 8AM-4:30PM, Sa-Su 9AM-5PM. The Grove was the home of horticulturalist Dr. John Kennicott, who moved with here with his family in 1836, and of his son Robert Kennicott, a naturalist whose explorations helped lead to the Alaska purchase. The Kennicotts' 1856 house is here, as are recreations of a Potowatomi longhouse, a log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse. Nature trails lead through oak forests and wetland pools; an interpretive center features a miniature zoo with fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds.  edit
  • Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, 2100 Patriot Blvd, +1 847 832-6600, [2]. M 9:30AM-noon, Tu-Sa 9:30AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM (open on M until 5PM Jun-Aug). A "hands-on learning laboratory" for children 0-8. Founded in Wilmette in 1985, it moved to its current location in The Glen in 2005. Children and adults $8.50, seniors (55+) $7.50.  edit
  • Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Rd, +1 847 657-1506, [3]. M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 9AM-3PM. A working farm from 1902 until 1997, these 19 acres are now a farm museum demonstrating farm techniques from the 1920s-50s. Features dairy cows, draft horses, poultry etc. Free.  edit
  • Chicago Harley Davidson

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  • The Sybaris
  • In addition to its extensive Park District, the Village's east and west sides are bordered by the Cook County Forest Preserves [7]. The western Preserves contain the Des Plaines River and a gravel bike path. The eastern Preserves contain the North Branch Chicago River, North Branch Bike Trail (paved) and horse riding trails and stables.

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  • Hackney's, 1241 Harms Rd; 1514 E Lake Ave, +1 847 724-5577; +1 847 724-7171, [4]. There are six Hackney's restaurants in Chicagoland, but the original two are both in Glenview--both of which opened as speakeasies in the 1920s. They all feature the Hackneyburger and an old-time neighborhood feel.  edit
  • Matty's Wayside Inn, 1727 Waukegan Rd, +1 847 724-1314.  edit
  • Walker Bros. Original Pancake House, 1615 Waukegan Rd, +1 847 724-0220, [5]. 6:30AM-9:30PM daily. A breakfast favorite since 1981. The second link in a popular local chain.  edit

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Glenview House, Grandpa's Place, Meier's Tavern

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  • Courtyard Chicago Glenview, 1801 Milwaukee Avenue, +1 847 803-2500, Fax: +1 847 803-2520, [8].
  • Fairfield Inn Chicago Glenview, 4514 West Lake Avenue, +1 847 299-1600, Toll-free: +1 877 299-2512, Fax: +1 847 803-9943, [9].
  • Motel 6 Chicago North - Glenview, 1535 Milwaukee Avenue, +1 847 390-7200, Fax: +1 847 390-0845, [10].
  • Staybridge Suites, 2600 Lehigh Avenue, +1 847 657-0002, [11].
  • Wyndham Glenview Suites, 1400 Milwaukee Ave, +1 847-803-9800, [6]. Near the O'Hare International airport, this full service Glenview hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access, on-site fitness center, and heated indoor pool and whirlpool. All rooms include a 32" plasma flat-screen TV, a wet bar, microwave, and refrigerator.  edit

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