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Cantigny Park

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1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
(630) 668-5161 http://www.cantigny.org

The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park reopened to the public on Saturday, August 26, 2017 following an extensive 10-month renovation project. They opened with a traditional military ceremony honoring the 100-year history of the 1st Infantry Division and museum ribbon cutting at 11 am that day. Kidlist Contributor, Meghan was there to check it out firsthand with her kids.

Highlights of the thoroughly updated military museum include “Duty First,” an all-new gallery focusing on the more recent history of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division. The gallery’s new media and interactive exhibits provide a hands-on experience from a soldier’s perspective that are sure to leave a lasting impression on visitors.

Admission to the museum is free with paid parking. Cantigny’s regular daily parking fee is $5 per car. On Saturdays and Sundays, May through September, parking is $10. The $10 rate also applies on Labor Day. Parking is free on the first Wednesday of every month.

More information, including a calendar of upcoming events, is available online at fdmuseum.org.

There are also many tanks outside that are pretty cool to see.

December 2019

Brunch with Santa

December 1, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$5 – $38

Treat your little ones to a brunch they won’t soon forget, as Santa takes a trip from the North Pole to visit Cantigny. Enjoy a fantastic brunch spread while enjoying a face painter, balloon artists, and of course getting a family picture with the big man himself. All reservations MUST be made online. Choose from a 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. seating. Ages 13 and up: $38 Ages 4-12: $33 Ages 3 and under: $5 Price includes all non-alcoholic beverages,…

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Cantigny Park Free Parking Day

December 4
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2019

One event on May 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
Free

2019 Cantigny Park Free Days Parking is free the first Wednesday of each month, March through December. Special Free Days May 19 – Armed Forces Day July 11 July 26 – McCormick Day November 11 – Veteran’s Day

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Brunch with the Grinch

December 7, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 14, 2019

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$5 – $38

All the Whos in Whoville will surely be flocking to Cantigny to meet the Grinch as we host our annual Brunch with the Grinch. Treat the family to this great brunch spread, watch the Grinch movie, and of course visit with and get your picture with the Grinch himself! All reservations MUST be made online. Red Oak Room, Cantigny Golf Clubhouse Choose from a 10am or 12:30pm seatings. Ages 11 and up: $38 Ages 4-10: $33 Ages 3 and under:…

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Celebrate the Season Holiday Festival

December 7, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
Free with parking

Families and children of all ages are invited to Cantigny Park for the “Celebrate the Season” holiday festival from 1 – 7 pm. The park will be decorated for the holidays, and an assortment of activities and offerings are planned to kick off the season in style. We will be showing “The Grinch (2018)” inside the Theater at the Visitor Center Throughout the day as well. Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides ($2) | Craft | Face Painting ($3) | Storytime with Mrs.…

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Jingle Bell Rock – Kid Rock Event

December 10, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$10 – $12

Kick off the holiday season with Kid Rock’s Jingle Bell Rock music and dance party! Our songs and musical activities will be about celebrating the holiday season with family and friends, decorating trees, playing in the snow, making cookies, wrapping gifts, and much more! A variety of musical instruments and movement props will be used. Put some “jingle” into your child’s holiday season and create long-lasting memories together! Kid Rock is operated by Rock ‘n’ Kids, Inc. and has been providing…

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LEGO Train Show

December 14, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
Free with parking

The LEGO show has become a holiday tradition. This extraordinary event is produced by the Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club and is the group’s largest annual show in terms of display space and attendance. Welcome to the 16th Annual LEGO Train Show! Please enjoy ALL the attractions this weekend, brought to you by the Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club. **Visitors to the show are encouraged to bring a new and unwrapped toy for the Marine Toys for Tots drop boxes inside…

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Brunch with the Grinch

December 14, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 14, 2019

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$5 – $38

All the Whos in Whoville will surely be flocking to Cantigny to meet the Grinch as we host our annual Brunch with the Grinch. Treat the family to this great brunch spread, watch the Grinch movie, and of course visit with and get your picture with the Grinch himself! All reservations MUST be made online. Red Oak Room, Cantigny Golf Clubhouse Choose from a 10am or 12:30pm seatings. Ages 11 and up: $38 Ages 4-10: $33 Ages 3 and under:…

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Brunch with Santa

December 22, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$5 – $38

Treat your little ones to a brunch they won’t soon forget, as Santa takes a trip from the North Pole to visit Cantigny. Enjoy a fantastic brunch spread while enjoying a face painter, balloon artists, and of course getting a family picture with the big man himself. All reservations MUST be made online. Choose from a 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. seating. Ages 13 and up: $38 Ages 4-12: $33 Ages 3 and under: $5 Price includes all non-alcoholic beverages,…

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