Des Plaines is a small town located in Illinois. Just over 58,000 people reside in the city nicknamed the "City of Destiny." It is a Chicago suburb running east of the city, and is located beside Chicago-O'Hare Airport. It is the largest suburb in Chicago. Just like the rest of Chicago, Des Plaines offers its fill of windy days. Summers can be hot and humid, and winters are often fierce and cold. Visitors to the area are minutes from many different transportation options. Those options include the Chicago O'Hare Airport, adjacent to the city; the Metra commuter train; and the Pace Suburban Bus System. Of course there are also the options of rental cars and taxis.
You are sure to want to visit the McDonald's USA Museum. The Museum sits inside of a replica McDonald's Restaurant opened in 1955. There are many different things to see here, such as old-fashioned grills, milkshake machines, fry vats, uniformed mannequins, and so much more. No matter what your age, this is a must-see stop.
Des Plaines History Society
Visit the Des Plaines History Society to get a great understanding of the area. 20th Century times are created in traveling exhibits. Lectures, tours, and programs are all available. It is located in the 1906 Benjamin F. Kinder house at 789 Pearson Street.
When it is time to dine, you must go to The Choo Choo. This is one of Des Plaines best family dinner restaurants. A train delivers your food to you, with a menu-full of options. The food is delicious, and the fun is guaranteed. This will be a memorable event for everyone.
Head to Lake Opeka in Lake Park. There are 40-acres to enjoy a relaxing day alone, with friends, or with family. When you want to hit the greens, a 18 hole par-3 golf course on the western shore is available. Jogging paths, picnic tables, fishing, and much more can all be found at the Lake.
There are so many more things you will want to do in Des Plaines. There is no end to the fun you will enjoy in this Chicago suburb.