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2014 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide Now Available
Want to explore a 100-acre sculpture park set among wild prairie swales? Learn about the transformation of a region from industry to natural beauty with a unique environmental heritage tour? How about petting a penguin or feeding a stingray? Inspiration for your next adventure is found in the 88 pages of the 2014 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide. Head to VisitChicagoSouthland.com/2014VisitorsGuide to check out the online version of the guide or request to have one delivered to your door. The guide offers several features with many exploration ideas in the 62 south and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Discover a plethora of public art including a 30-foot-tall Paul Bunyan at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park in University Park, Ill. Test your skill on one of the region’s six toughest golf holes on one of 35 public golf courses. Check out our unique festivals including the Monarch Butterfly Festival at Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens in Palos Heights, Ill., or the Frankfort Fall Festival which attracts over 300,000 visitors every Labor Day weekend. And don’t forget the fun of completing the Chicago Southland Bucket List with activities like soaring through the trees at the Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center in Olympia Fields, Ill., or cheering for the Chicago Fire with Section 8 at TOYOTA PARK in Bridgeview, Ill. For railfans, the Chicago Southland offers several track-level and elevated viewing locations, a rail themed brewpub and the Pullman Historic District for their enjoyment. The 2014 Visitors Guide also features accommodations, dining, things to see and do, arts & culture, shopping, transportation and other visitor amenities. Scan one of the QR codes scattered throughout the guide for bonus online content like videos and itineraries. The 2014 Chicago Southland Coupon Book offers over 55 coupons on dining and attractions in the Chicago Southland, a region located just minutes from downtown Chicago via commuter rail or car. Check out the official Chicago Southland destination website, VisitChicagoSouthland.com, where visitors can also find a wealth of information, plus up-to-date listings of festivals and events in the region.