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Chicago's North Shore Convention and Visitor's Bureau
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WHERE YOU GET EVERYTHING
Bordering Chicago along beautiful Lake Michigan, Chicago’s North Shore represents the most scenic communities in the Midwest that are also home to state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities. Our region proudly hosts groups from 20 to 1,000 people.
Chicago's North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau is dedicated to offering you everything you need for a successful meeting or event: location, amenities, superior service, entertainment, ease of transportation and the exquisite style that is the hallmark of Chicago’s North Shore.
Chicago’s North Shore offers world-class meeting facilities – all close to downtown Chicago, O’Hare International Airport and the I-94 corridor. Our properties offer a range of amenities including rooftop ballrooms, conference centers built with IACC specifications, wireless internet connectivity, advanced audiovisual capabilities as well as a ballroom that can accommodate over 1,000. Chicago’s North Shore is a preferred destination for meeting planners who choose to offer their meeting delegates a broad and diverse range of attractions, restaurants, entertainment and shopping options.
Our unique meeting venues include:
Chicago Botanic Garden – Glencoe
Evanston Woman’s Club – Evanston
Lakeview Banquets – Glenview
Levere Memorial Temple – Evanston
Mission Hills Country Club – Northbrook
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts – Skokie
Northwestern University – Evanston
Pinstripes – Northbrook
RedField Estate – Glenview
S.P.A.C.E. – Evanston
The Glen Club – Glenview
Valley Lo Club – Glenview
Winnetka Community House – Winnetka
Our conference hotels & lodging options include:
Best Western University Plaza – Evanston
Courtyard by Marriott – Glenview
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center – Skokie
The Glen Club – Glenview
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore – Skokie
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore – Evanston
Hilton Orrington – Evanston
Holiday Inn North Shore – Skokie
The Homestead – Evanston
The Margarita European Inn – Evanston
Renaissance Chicago North Shore – Northbrook
Sheraton Northbrook – Northbrook
Wyndham Glenview Suites – Glenview
Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Wilmette, Glencoe, Highland Park, Park Ridge, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Northfield. Proximate to City of Chicago and O'Hare area.
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Chicago O'Hare / 30
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|Attractions||American Toby Jug Museum
910 Chicago Ave. • Evanston
Showcasing the largest collection of Toby and Character Jugs in the world including many rare and unique jugs within the complete Royal Doulton collection. On display are over 6,000 pieces illustrating their evolution from inception c. 1765 to the present day. Admission free, by appointment.
Bahá’í House of Worship
100 Linden Ave. • Wilmette
One of only seven in the world and the only one in North America, the Bahá’í House of Worship is the largest and the oldest surviving Bahá’í Temple. Standing on the shores of Lake Michigan, the auditorium, with its walls of lace-like ornamentation and its dome rising 135 feet above the main floor, offers a scene of unsurpassed beauty. It is surrounded by exquisite gardens and fountains. This imposing and dramatic structure has received numerous design awards, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd. • Glencoe
Climb a waterfall garden, discover hidden rooms inside an English Walled Garden, cross 11 bridges spanning sparkling lakes, and discover a garden with 15 trains chugging across bridges and trestles. The Chicago Botanic Garden brings you 385 acres and 23 gardens of wonder to explore, twelve months a year. Highlights include seasonal festivals and tours, the new Plant Science center, art exhibitions, a school and lots of ways for families to learn about the wonders of nature.
Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood Street • Evanston
Housed in the gracious historic mansion of former U.S. Vice President Charles Gates Dawes is a National Historic Landmark overlooking Lake Michigan. Restored with original furnishings and artwork and enhanced with exhibits focusing on Evanston history. Tours of the house as well as walking tours featuring Daniel Burnham architecture are also available.
1421 Milwaukee Ave. • Glenview
This prairie grove covers 123 acres of ecologically diverse prairie land preserved and maintained as former home of the visionary horticulturist and educator Dr. John Kennicott who brought his family from New Orleans to settle on this land in 1836. The Grove, located in Glenview is a National Historic Landmark and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. It offers many opportunities for educational, environmental and historical enjoyment including two historic homes, the Kennicott House and the Redfield Estate; the Grove Interpretive Center, a Native American Village, a Log Cabin, a Schoolhouse, a Wetlands Greenhouse and numerous interpretive trails.
Illinois Holocaust Museum
9603 Woods Dr. • Skokie
This 65,000 square-foot building designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching the universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The museum features an authentic early 20th century German rail car, an inspiring Hall of Remembrance for contemplation and reflection, a permanent exhibition chronicling life before, during and after the Holocaust, a youth exhibit for 9–11 year olds highlighting the lessons of the Holocaust and a 225 seat auditorium.
Kohl Children’s Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd. • Glenview
Kohl Children’s Museum offers hands-on, interactive exhibits designed exclusively for children ages birth to 8. All of the exhibits and programs are designed to make learning fun and interesting for young children. A visit to a grocery store, a veterinarian’s office as well as a day care inhabited by dolls allow children to participate in adult activities on their own scale. Children can build a house, make music, take care of cars, explore the properties of water and much more in the many engaging exhibits featured.
Levere Memorial Temple
1856 Sheridan Rd. • Evanston
Dedicated in 1930 as a memorial to Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity veterans, this unique building contains a gothic style chapel illuminated by Tiffany stained glass windows, meeting facilities, banquet room, research library and museum.
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University • Evanston
Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the Block Museum is dedicated to the study and exhibition of reproducible art forms, including prints, photographs, film, video, and computer-mediated art. It is also noted in metropolitan Chicago for its outdoor Sculpture Garden. The museum also hosts an acclaimed film series which moves outdoors in the summer. Admission to the museum is free.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central St. • Evanston
Focusing on the art, history, and culture of the American Indian. Permanent exhibits dedicated to the Native cultures of the Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Northwest Coast and Arctic regions of North America. Each gallery contains a “touching table” where visitors can handle real examples of Indian artifacts, as well as feel the raw materials – including snakeskin, caribou fur, birch bark, turquoise and buffalo skin – that were used by Native Americans. Temporary exhibits showcase emerging and established contemporary Native artists. Lectures and performances throughout the year provide a venue for multicultural education. A calendar of events is available online
633 Clark St. • Evanston
Founded in 1851, Northwestern University is a renowned educational institution rich in history and architecture. More than 150 historically significant and interesting sites on campus are featured in various walking tours, each taking approximately 30 minutes to complete. University highlights include The Arch, University Hall, The Arts Circle, and the University Library. Northwestern is a Big Ten school and one of the leading university’s in the U.S. and its Evanston campus is on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave. • Winnetka
The mission of the Winnetka Community House is to enrich the lives of North Shore residents, their families and friends by providing diverse educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. Visit the website for complete details.
|Arts & Entertainment||North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd. • Skokie
The premier performance venue on Chicago’s North Shore! The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is a dynamic two-theater complex operating as part of the Village of Skokie’s plan to provide cultural, literary and educational programs to benefit Chicago’s North Shore. The facility features an 867-seat main theater and a convertible 342-seat theater. The North Shore Center presents a Feature Series, Youtheatre program and hosts the annual Showcase for performers for young audiences. North Shore Center is proudly home to producing theater company Northlight Theatre, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, the acclaimed Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and numerous other cultural organizations and special rental events each year.
200 Ravinia Park Rd. • Highland Park
Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. It is the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and attracts world class performers every year from around the world. Famous for it’s concerts on the Lawn, there are actually four separate venues where audiences can experience music year-round.
7924 N. Lincoln Ave. • Skokie
Producing an eclectic mix of entertainment in this small and intimate theatre. Renovated to the tune of $1.5 million, this 140 seat venue offers drama, musical as well as a broad range of performance art in the center of newly revitalized downtown Skokie.