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Cantigny Park

Last weekend I had a few extra days off of work (thank you Columbus!), so I headed home to Chicago.

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Nope, that’s not my house! It used to be Robert R. McCormick’s house, the former owner of the Chicago Tribune. Now it’s a museum located in beautiful Cantigny Park, just outside of Chicago.

My grandmas and I wanted to take advantage of the crisp fall weather, so my grandma suggested that we visit the mansion and gardens at Cantigny on one of the days that I was home. I’m so glad that we did!

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The park is absolutely gorgeous in the fall, with vibrant flowers, pumpkins and leaves everywhere.

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We walked to the mansion first for a museum tour.

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The tour was interesting, and I loved how the home had a unique mix of 1800s and 1950s appliances!

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

But the highlight of the mansion is definitely the gorgeous grounds that it sits on.

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

After we had our fill of the mansion, we began strolling through the gardens at Cantigny.

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

It was such a perfect day with my “grandmums!”

Fall at Cantigny Park - Chicago travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Cantigny Park is absolutely gorgeous in autumn, and I recommend you take advantage of it while the weather is still nice! You can plan your visit here.

Happy fall!

~A

For all of my Chicago travel posts, click here.

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