Elmhurst Tourist Attractions
Elmhurst was first settled in the 1830s by white settlers, the population tripled after WWII. Visitors will enjoy a visit to the Elmhurst Historical Museum, Art Museum or American Movie Palace Museum.
Elmhurst Historical Museum
The Elmhurst Historical Museum is a local history museum dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Elmhurst and surrounding community. Located in the historic Glos Mansion in downtown Elmhurst, the museum features a permanent exhibit on the history of Elmhurst, plus a variety of interesting traveling exhibits. The museum has many hands-on activities and programs for children and families, plus a variety of adult and general interest events including monthly Tea Time Tours and more.
Elmhurst Art Museum
Elmhurst Art Museum began in two rooms in the Elmhurst Community Center. In 1997, the museum moved into the McCormick House - one of only three homes in the United States designed and built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Contemporary paintings, sculpture, prints and ceramics from the 19th century to present are on display as well the history of glassmaking in America.
Address: 150 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3329, United States
Opening hours: 10am-4pm; Sun: 1pm-4pm; Wed: 1pm-8pm; Fri: 1pm-4pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Easter - Christian
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $7.00, Students $5.00, Senior $5.00, Child 12 & under FREE
Useful tips: Free admission on Tuesdays.
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
Facilities: Wheelchair loan or rental
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art is dedicated to the art of stone cutting. It houses a collection of jade, hardstone carvings, gemstones and minerals. More than 200 pieces of jade including an Imperial altar set completed during the Ming Dynasty and a cinnabar screen encrusted with carved gemstones are displayed.
Address: 220 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3351, United States
Opening hours: 10am-5pm; Sun: 1pm-5pm; Closed: Mon
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $4.00, Senior over 60 $3.00, Students $2.00, Child 12 & under $1.00, Military discount FREE, Child 6 & under FREE
Useful tips: Free admission on Fridays.
Facilities: Gift shop
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