Museums & Historic Sites

Koehnline Museum of Art

With a focus on modern and contemporary art and featuring local Chicago area artists, the Koehnline Museum of Art offers both a permanent collection and rotating exhibits. From its home on the campus of Oakton Community College, the museum also serves as a space for student artists to display their work.

1600 E Golf Rd, Des Plaines | 847.635.2633 | Distance from Hotel: 5.2 miles

Niles Historical Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of this Chicago area village, first settled by the Potawatomi tribe in the 1700s. Learn about its early years as a settlement of log cabins and its evolution to a modern town. Don’t forget to have your photo taken at the Leaning Tower of Niles!

8970 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles | 847.390.0160 | Distance from Hotel 8.2 miles

Elmhurst Art Museum

Art, architecture, and education converge at a complex of unique buildings that makes up the Elmhurst Art Museum. Established in 1981 by a group of art teachers with the intention of offering participation in the arts to all, the museum features rotating contemporary art created by regional artists. A free, self-guided architecture walking tour is one of the highlights of visiting.

150 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst | 630.834.0202 | Distance from Hotel: 10.9 miles