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Top Places to Enjoy Brilliant Fall Colors

The feeling of fall is an undeniable yearning to seek out the comforts of the season. The crisp autumn air and stunning landscapes of fiery orange, warm gold, and vivid crimson fill your senses. Find yourself on a scenic road with family or friends, or perhaps find much-needed alone time on a hike…

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Sensory Gardens in DuPage

A sensory garden is an outdoor space with various plants and other elements that stimulate, delight, and engage your five senses — sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. Here are some of the sensory gardens that you can visit throughout DuPage. Brookfield Zoo Included with zoo admission Explore…

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Top 10 Hiking Trails in DuPage County

What better time than the present to take advantage of the best hiking near Chicago. Enjoy our hilly terrains, walking trails, and award-winning gardens - beautiful in any season. 1. The Morton Arboretum A stunning natural area open 365 days of the year with 1,700-acres to explore, this outdoor…

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Hikes, Horses and History

Legendary Estates DuPage County experienced a unique housing boom at the turn of the 19th century. The county, which at the time was primarily farmland, proved a quiet retreat for wealthy Chicagoans as many adopted the European tradition of building country homes. As a result, DuPage became the site…

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Urban Escapes

It’s well known that spending time outdoors has a positive effect on our health – physically and mentally. Whether seeking serenity or adventure, you will find your place of restoration in DuPage County, with nearly 500 miles of recreational trails, and a myriad of classes and excursions. DuPage is…

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Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo, considered among the best in the U.S., hosts 2.3 million guests annually and has stayed true to its mission of “inspiring conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature” since its founding in 1919. Not only do they offer a wide variety of education…

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