Spring comes to the Chicago area late, usually May, but when it does, the flowers celebrate with extra enthusiasm.
Year after year these beauties are plentiful throughout the 30 acres of gardens at the Robert R. McCormick Estate, now designated a public space for education and recreation.
The park is called Cantigny (Can-TEE-ney) to commemorate McCormick's military time served during World War I in the Battle of Cantigny, France.
The estate also boosts an outstanding military museum complete with WWI tanks. Outside the First Division Museum at Cantigny you'll find almost a dozen tanks on display. The tanks hail from World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
This particular tank, the M46 Patton, was designed to fight in the Korean War. It could handle Korea’s mountainous terrain and pivot through narrow attack routes. The main gun could penetrate the armor of North Korea’s tanks. It was also deployed as an artillery weapon. This tank’s “Tiger” paint scheme reflects the markings of the 6th Tank Battalion, 24th Division.
Stats: Weight - 48.5 tons; Crew - 5; Main Armament - 90 mm gun; Top speed - 30 mph; Armor Thickness - .5” – 4.5”; Number Produced - 2,015.
A magnet for kids young and old, the place was like an anthill in the middle of a picnic. All are allowed to climb on the tanks, although the day we were there, most of the kids doing the climbing were of the 3' and under variety.
Located just 30 miles west of Chicago, this public park and military museum is a must-see for veterans and those members currently serving in the armed forces.
A $5 parking fee per vehicle will get you into the park with the exception of special events, when additional fees may be incurred. It was a bee-utiful day in the gardens of the former estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, newspaper heir to the Chicago Tribune. The Colonel served in World War I with the First Division of the U. S. Army and saw action in France, in the Battle of Cantigny. He named the estate he inherited from his grandfather in honor of that battle.
Upon his death in 1955, he designated his fortune (he was childless) and the 500-acre estate on which is 35-room mansion was located to be used to establish the McCormick Charitable Trust (now called the McCormick Foundation). He also asked that Cantigny be developed into a park for the general public.
Thirty miles west of Chicago, you don't want to miss these beautiful gardens, nor the First Division Museum, complete with almost a dozen tanks from WWI, WWII and the Vietnam War. All are sitting on the grounds just outside the Museum. For all my Foodie Friends out there. Seriously, this is a thing of beauty! Gelato Nocciolato. We were served up this delicious treat last night when we meandered into the relatively new Lavazza Cafe in Naperville. There are so many creative gelato and coffee creations, it's hard to pick just one. You can also find Lavazza in Eatily, downtown Chicago. Delicious! Gardens at Cantigny Lego Fest at Cantigny Gardens at Cantigny Cantigny scenery
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Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant

Location

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Arrowhead Golf Club, DuPage Children's Museum, and Centennial Beach. Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a 24-hour business center are onsite.

Room Amenities

Weekly housekeeping is available.

HYATT house Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

HYATT house Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville features an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

This 3-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center. Event facilities measuring 938 square feet (87 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers barbecue grills, a picnic area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A complimentary area shuttle within 5 mi is available for guests. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

HYATT house Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville is a smoke-free property.

  • Picnic area 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Restaurant 
  • Express check-out 
  • Year Built 2010 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 87 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 938 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 123 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Playground on site  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Kitchen 
  • DVD player 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Microwave 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Weekly housekeeping provided 
  • Desk 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Stovetop 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast.

HBar & Sip and Savor Menu - This diner specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 175 per stay), plus a one-time cleaning fee of USD 100
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 175 per stay) plus USD 100 one-time cleaning fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • HYATT house Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville
  • HYATT house Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville Hotel
  • HYATT house Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville Hotel Warrenville
  • HYATT house Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville Warrenville
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