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A plethora of books belonging to diverse genres await your arrival at the Calumet City Public Library. The library has a warm and welcoming interior where you can pick your favorite read and stay put for long hours. The community room at the Calumet City Public Library features classic movies and it is also available on rent for local and private events. The place undertakes a variety of programs for adults as well as for teens, and organizes various events on occasions such as Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Mike Floyd, an avid beer enthusiast, along with his sons, Simon and Nick, established 3 Floyds Brewing Co. in 1996. An adjoining brewpub offers guests freshly brewed beers on tap, along with an array of delicious pub fares. The Dark Lord Day festival, revolving around the eponymous beer, is an annual event at 3 Floyds; it is the only day where visitors can purchase the 3 Floyds' special; Russian Stout. Though located in Munster, Indiana, this brewery is barely a 40-minute drive away from Chicago.
A sculpture park raised in memory of the warriors who laid down their lives for their country men, the Community Veterans Memorial is a must-visit attraction of the city. This memorial park is lined with bronze sculptures that narrate the stories from World War I and World War II, the Vietnam War, and also have sculptures raised in remembrance of the 9\11 attack. Visitors cannot help getting emotional as they stroll across this memory lane paying homage to the great veterans who carved their names in history. If you have little ones, bring them here to get them acquainted to the nation's glorious past and courageous soldiers. Albeit a free attraction, what this place offers in experience is simply invaluable!
Located in the heart of the city, the sprawling Wicker Memorial Park offers some of the best recreational facilities in the city. The beautifully landscaped park has a spacious play area for kids, with slides and other play equipment as well as a large splash pad to cool off in the summers. For the adults, there are bike and walking paths, with a bike rental facility available on site. Pet dogs can join in the fun at the Dog Run area, where they can run about and play to their heart's content. Besides this, the park also boasts of a challenging 18-hole golf course, with an on-site pro-shop. The park is a popular venue for hosting private events and offers a variety of Banquet Halls in different configurations. Check website for more.
A generous donation by the Richard D. Irwing to the town of Homewood, the Irwin Community Center is fully equipped for pre-school classes for toddlers, several art rooms, a fully equipped kitchen to make sure you don't go hungry, and even a band shell which is located right outside the center in Irwin Park. The park itself is a lush green expanse of beautifully mowed grass where you can take a stroll or walk your dog. The center is often used to host events and concerts as well as concerts. You can also rent some space for a conference or meeting.
Located in the center of Chicago Heights, Commissioners Park is a popular recreation spot in the city. Managed by the Chicago Heights Park District, this park features a playground, slides, picnic pavilions, softball fields, and also a skating rink. An ideal place to take the kids for a family picnic, the Commissioners Park is a favorite park for family outings. call to know more.
A charming American town, Homewood is located about 28 miles (45 kilometers) from Chicago. Incorporated as a town in 1893, Homewood saw its first settlers as early as 1834. The town flourished at first as a farming town, because of the excellent topsoil, but later found prosperity with the advent of railroads and the town became an important cargo and commuter stop. Today, Homewood is one of the several suburban towns in the region. It is known for its cultural events like the Block Part, Homewood Rail Days, Dog Days of Summer, and Chocolate Fest. See the website for more information.
Carlson Oxbow Park is a wetland nature park located on the Little Calumet River. Originally intended for flood control measures, the area was turned into a park in 1998 after the river was straightened. Today, the park is a natural oasis, home to a rich variety of native wildlife, including the woodchuck and eastern cottontail rabbit as well as bird species like the house wren and blue winged teal. Hiking and fishing are some of the most popular activities as the park.
William W. Powers State Recreation Area is a lovely expanse of lakeside greenery inviting local families and visitors to enjoy the natural sights of Chicago. The park is centered around Wolf Lake, a 419 acre expanse of water that offers six miles of fishing along its sandy banks. The site housed a Nike Ajax missile at the height of the Cold War crisis, with a defunct model of the same missile present on the site today. A diverse assortment of wildlife in the park ranges from Monk Parakeets to deer and coyotes.
An oasis of nature sitting amidst the urban locales of Hammond, Gibson Woods Nature Preserve offers a peek into the native topography that the region once had. The park spans 131 acres (53.01 hectares) and is an excellent example dunes and swales that were prevalent in the Great Lakes region. The park harbors a fine array of native and endangered plant and animal species, and is of great interest to botanists as well as wildlife enthusiasts. Guided tours acquaint visitors with lesser known facts about the region. There's a hiking trail as well as a wildlife viewing area. Check website for more.
Learn the art of crafting beer at Flossmoor Station Brewery which has been awarded as the Best Brewery in Chicago. You can book a tour at the brewery to know more about the art of brewing your favorite spirit. Having gained several local, national and international awards, this brewery serves some of the freshest and finest beers. Housed in the heritage Flossmoor station this brewery also has a classy brewpub. This brewpub serves beer which is freshly made on-site along with some delectable food choices. Visit their website to know more about their tours and bookings.
Jak's Warehouse is an indoor play area suitable for children of all ages. Here, visitors are required to pay for a card that lets kids enjoy four hours of sheer fun. With rope ways that let them challenge fear of height to laser tags, bumping cars and arcade games kids never fall short of things to do here. Got more time on your card? Try your hand at the mini golf and if speed thrills your kids just show them the karting track. Refreshments are available on-site, so do not worry if hunger strikes!