Elmwood Park is a small village bordering the Northwest side of the city of Chicago in the state of Illinois. With a population of 25.405 residents as of the 2000 census, Elmwood Park is a great holiday destination. The community has long maintained a large Italian-American population, with a more recent flux of Polish American and Hispanic residents. Elmwood Park provides a wide range of accommodation and many venues and attractions where you can spend your free time with your family and friends.
Top Attractions Within Elmwood Park
Chicago Zoological Society is a wonderful Zoo for children and adults alike, where they can visit animals from all around the world. Among its historical firsts are indoor multispecies exhibits, zoo nutrition residents, methods for animal husbandry and state of the art medical care. The zoo is a great place where children and adults alike can learn more information on preserving the environment. Moreover, there is the possibility of feeding and petting some of the animals. It is a great way of spending the afternoon.
James R Thompson Center is the place where commerce, culture and state offices meet under the glass. This fascinating building is located in Chicago, very near Elmwood Park features an art gallery, artisans shop, three floors of restaurants and shops and thirteen floors of balconies that surround the rotunda. The centre provides a wonderful view of the town. Everything is made from glass. It is an attraction that is worth visiting, by children and adults alike.
Douglas Tomb is a scenic park south of downtown Chicago, nearby Elmwood Park. This is the burial place of the distinguished statesman Stephen Douglas. The monument is a 96-foot tall granite structure, with a mausoleum at the base. At the four main corners of the mausoleum, pedestals hold large bronze, allegorical figures portraying Illinois, History, Justice and Eloquence. The site is open to everybody at any time. It is a great place where you can learn more interesting information on the history of Illinois as a state and implicitly the United States.