See One-of-a-Kind Gems at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

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Nestled in Wilder Park is a fascinating museum known as the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. Awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the museum features a sizeable collection of Chinese jade along with other hard-stone carvings from around the globe. What is Lapidary Art? Before going to a lapidary museum, you probably want to […]

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Step Out into Nature at Spring Valley

Field of day lillies at a wildlife preserve in Spring Valley, Illinois

Now that spring has officially arrived, it’s a great time to venture out and connect with nature. Just a little over eight miles away from Carol Stream Crossing is a place where you can delight in all that nature has to offer. The place is called Spring Valley, and it’s full of trails, flora, fauna, […]

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Don’t Miss the Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden

close up of a pink orchid at an orchid show

An easy drive from Carol Stream Crossing is a stunning destination known as the Chicago Botanic Garden. The botanic garden covers 385 beautiful acres and also hosts unique events year-round. One of these events is the annual Orchid Show, which takes place between February 9th and March 24th. This year’s theme is The Tropics, and it captures the […]

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