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Nearby Attractions

Many of the visitors and tour groups coming to the museum enjoy connecting with other visitor attractions in the area.

Several sites are listed below with a brief description, phone number and website link where additional information may be obtained.

In addition, if you are looking for information on current events at Wheaton College campus check out the Wheaton College Events Calendar.

On Wheaton College Campus

Wade Center

The Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College, Illinois, houses a major research collection of the books and papers of seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. Overall, the Wade Center has more than 11,000 volumes including first editions and critical works. Other holdings on the seven authors include letters, manuscripts, audio and video tapes, artwork, dissertations, periodicals, photographs, and related materials. Any of these resources may be studied in the quiet surroundings of the Kilby Reading Room.

In addition, the Wade Center has a museum where such pieces as C.S. Lewis's family wardrobe and writing desk, Charles Williams' bookcases, J.R.R. Tolkien's desk, Pauline Baynes's original map of Narnia, and a tapestry from Dorothy L. Sayers' home can be viewed. Photographs, rare books and manuscripts, and other small items of memorabilia round off the displays.

351 Lincoln Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630.752.5908

Visit the Wade Center Website

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Wheaton Archaeology Museum

The J.P. Free Collection at Wheaton College is a major assemblage of archeological artifacts from Tel Dothan in Palestine.

Billy Graham Center, 500 E. College Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630.752.5705

Off Campus

Cantigny Park and Museum

Cantigny was the estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, former editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Cantigny today encompasses about 500 acres of open and wooded land. It is a source of education and recreation for the public and is comprised of four areas: two museums (McCormick's Mansion Museum and the first Division Museum), the gardens and the golf course.

1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 • Phone: 630.668.5161

Visit the Cantigny Park and Museum Website

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Cosley Zoo

Cosley is home to more than 35 types of animals and preserves part of Wheaton's history through an old train station, an antique railroad caboose, a 128-year-old barn and a display of horse drawn vehicles. The farm features a beautiful duck pond, the Vern Kiebler Learning Center and the Tail Inn Gift Shop. 

1356 Gary Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187 • 630.665.5534

Visit the Cosley Zoo Website

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DuPage Children's Museum

This museum is a place where children and adults play and learn together. You'll find exhibits, programs, workshops and materials that stretch thinking skills, stimulate creativity and provide intellectual challenge in science and the arts."

301 Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540 • Phone: 630.637.8000

Visit the Dupage Children's Museum Website

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DuPage County Historical Museum

Experience Dupage County history. From pioneers breaking prairie sod and the introduction of the railroad to today's high technology boom, DuPage County has seen remarkable change and growth.

102 E. Wesley, Wheaton, IL 60187 • Phone: 630.682.7343
Website: www.co.DuPage.IL.US/museum

Visit the Dupage Country Historical Museum

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Morton Arboretum

Blooming daffodils in the spring, a flowering prairie in the summer, weeks of fabulous fall color and tranquil splendor all winter. Enjoy 12 miles of walking trails, 11 miles of roads, or ride on the Acorn Express open-air tram. Join us year-round for our free, weekend, and family activities. Call for more details.

4100 IL Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532 • 630.719.2465 • www.mortonarb.org

Visit the Morton Arboretum Website

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Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement in the heart of downtown Naperville, is a museum village where 19th century homes, shops and public buildings tell the story of daily life in Naperville as it changed from a frontier outpost to a bustling turn-of-the-century community. 

523 South Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540 • Phone: 630.420.6010 

Visit the Naper Settlement Website