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Address: 1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201
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+1 847-475-3410

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How can one go wrong with a concert on the lake?

Just a great lakeside place to visit for swimming, boating, concerts, picnicking, staging a visit to the Northwestern Campus immediately adjacent to the North, and taking in views... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just a great lakeside place to visit for swimming, boating, concerts, picnicking, staging a visit to the Northwestern Campus immediately adjacent to the North, and taking in views of Downtown Chicago to the South.

Thank JWer2014
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Can't say it is serene location based on the auto traffic. But certainly a nice spot to view the passer bys and lake

Thank J E
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Just across Sheridan Road from the Evanston History Center this lovely park is a great place to relax and unwind. Or take a walk. Or just enjoy the view of the Center and the lake and the sounds of lapping waves. No hustle bustle here.

Thank Jack M
Evanston, Illinois
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52 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The park was originally part of the Charles G. Dawes estate (which is now the home of the Evanston Historical Society) and it overlooks Lake Michigan. There are numerous events taking place in the park during the summer and it is a very nice place to go for a walk, have a picnic, or go for a swim. The park... More 

Thank RSGrosse1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Dawes house is not a very easily accessible place, could see lights on inside but no one answers the bell, Must have to call ahead to make an appointment to see inside. Lovely old house, park across the street with lake which is not accessible to general public, only residents. Must pay to walk on the shore which is... More 

Thank Debbybcn
Evanston, Illinois
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The park centers around the fountain, which was just renovated last summer. Great place to sit a relax, feed the ducks and geese, people-watch, walk or ride along the path, enjoy a concert or one of the many free events that take place during the summer months. There is an area for picnicking, a dog beach (I believe requires a... More 

Thank msdeelr58
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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430 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

What could be better?! It's a very nice park with 2 very decent bathroom facilities not far from each other and a snack bar that stays open late. The city offers all sorts of events at Dawes - art fairs and movies are my favorites.

Thank Bonnie T
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

A well kept park...right across from the Dawes Mansion (Historic center). A dellightful park to experience!

Thank jeannem80
Evanston, Illinois
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The fountain in this park had been altered and it serves an amazing time for relaxation. And the tiny island in the midst of it is just perfect for ducks and birds sanctuary. Baby ducks are usually seen there at the beginning and middle of summer. Island is not accessible to people but it is terrific viewing area to watch... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Just love to come to events here, or just sit under a tree by the lagoon to feel the breeze. The Lagoon is called Orrington Lagoon and lots of playgrounds nearby

Thank jeanc112

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