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FABULOUS NORTH SHORE

Follow old Indian trails and see historic sights in North Shore communities. Learn of the development of each village, admire their architecture, culture, and ambience. Delight in the elegant mansions “The Newport of the West”, travel past old farm sites forged by immigrant settlers in a new land. Hear tales of the wealthy, the inventive, and the pioneers who chose the lake shore as their home.

 

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDENS

  • Over 300 blooming acres in Glencoe will delight the eye as a tram ride reveals the variety and beauty of flowers, plants, trees, islands, and gardens. The Education Center features greenhouses, seasonal displays, gift shop, and a French Café, all a part of our tour.
 

BAHA’I TEMPLE

  • Tour the only temple of the Baha’i faith on this continent. Over 30 years in construction have resulted in this breathtaking masterpiece in Wilmette. Our tour includes a film in the Visitor’s Center, the main sanctuary, and the surrounding spectacular gardens.
 

CHARLES GATES DAWES MANSION

  • The present Evanston Historical Society occupies this elegant 30 room French Normandy estate on Lake Michigan. Furnished by former Vice-President Dawes and his family, it is a perfect example of living history. Our tour includes a film on the history of Evanston.
 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

  • Explore this fascinating Big Ten campus, a blend of Gothic and modern buildings that reflect Evanston’s and the University’s 135 year development. Drive the original campus on Sheridan Road or visit the Shakespeare Garden.
 

OTHER OPTIONS

  • The landmark Frances Willard house in Evanston, “Rest Home”, or the Midwest’s famous Mitchell Indian Museum.

 

LUNCHEON

  • A sumptuous buffet in a private dining room overlooking the lake or a gourmet feast prepared by creative young chefs at a culinary school.
 

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