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Lisle

Lisle, Illinois offers something special for your entire travel group—exceptional shopping and dining options, enriching cultural activities and nature-based outings, just 25 miles from Chicago and O’Hare and Midway airports. Lisle boasts four full-service hotels, all with environment-sustaining “green” practices in place. The Village of Lisle’s long history of creating green spaces and its current “green” initiatives make it the perfect green destination for your tour group. Cont...

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MUSEUMS AND ATTRACTIONS ITINERARIES ART, MUSIC AND MORE SHOPPING DINING WORLD CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS

FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau Call the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau to maximize your tour group’s visit to Lisle and the Chicagoland area with our free itinerary planning services. We will gladly assist group tour planners in creating and distributing RFPs to Lisle hotels, as well as provide visitors guides, maps, train schedules and calendars to help you navigate the Lisle/Chicagoland area. Phone: 800-733-9811 Fax: 630-769-1006 Email: sales @stayinlisle.com


Museums and Attractions The Morton Arboretum The Morton Arboretum invites you to connect with nature in its 1,700-acre outdoor museum of spectacular woodlands, wetlands and colorful gardens. The Morton Arboretum is the perfect place to walk; hike; take a guided tour; see an art exhibit; hear a concert; capture the beauty of nature on canvas, disk or film; look for birds; and have some year-round, outdoor fun.

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The Arboretum's Visitor Center houses the Ginkgo Room and Restaurant, overlooking scenic Meadow Lake and the Arboretum Store, which offers unique, nature-inspired gifts. During your visit, have lunch, do some shopping and book a narrated tram tour on the Acorn Express. Don't forget to ask about special seasonal exhibits and events, get a map of the grounds and enquire about not-to-be-missed gardens and collections. The Museums at Lisle Station Park The Museums at Lisle Station Park provide visitors the opportunity to learn about the heritage and culture of 19th century Northern Illinois. Five structures are located on the museum campus, including a blacksmith shop and an 1880s-era caboose. The museums feature a ticket office, waiting room, stationmaster’s living quarters and exhibits tracing Lisle’s history since 1832. Jurica Nature Museum The Jurica Nature Museum is a small natural history museum located on the second floor of the Michael and Kay Birck Hall of Science at Benedictine University. It houses one of the largest bird collections in the Midwest. The museum has a collection of almost 10,000 specimens ranging from a tiny aphid to a roqual skeleton.

Itineraries Nature Walks Enjoy a day visiting these natural attractions throughout the Lisle area, which can best be described as beautiful, calm, serene, blooming, colorful and pristine: • The Morton Arboretum • Cantigny Park • Naperville Riverwalk • Naper Settlement

Cont... FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau Call the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau to maximize your tour group’s visit to Lisle and the Chicagoland area with our free itinerary planning services. We will gladly assist group tour planners in creating and distributing RFPs to Lisle hotels, as well as provide visitors guides, maps, train schedules and calendars to help you navigate the Lisle/Chicagoland area. Phone: 800-733-9811 Fax: 630-769-1006 Email: sales @stayinlisle.com

• Lisle is home to three universities: Benedictine University, National-Louis University and Northwood University. • Arbor Day was the brainchild of J. Sterling Morton, father of J. Morton, founder of The Morton Arboretum. Today, 50 states and many countries all over the world celebrate Arbor Day. • Six out of the last eight years, the Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival was rated by the American Bus Association as one of the top 100 festivals in the US. • Located in the oldest part of The Morton Arboretum, close to where Joy Morton originally built his home in 1909, stands the towering 250-year-old Millennium Oak tree. It is Illinois' official Millennium Landmark Tree. • Before 1850, Lisle was known as DuPage. • Long before McDonald's, Lisle had Dog n Suds. • What is now Benedictine University was founded in Chicago and called St. Procopius College.


Itineraries Cont’d... Spiritual Tour Itinerary Rejuvenate your spirit when you tour St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, a renowned architectural gem, and the Sacred Heart Monastery, where you can tour the beautiful chapel and Mary of Lourdes grotto. Follow your spiritual journey to The Billy Graham Center Museum, where you will enjoy a unique visual overview of the history of Christian evangelism and its influence on American society. Make sure your spiritual tour includes stops at: • St. Procopius Abbey • Billy Graham Center Museum • Wheaton Religious Gift & Religious Supply • Unity Temple Arts, Music and More Enjoy live Broadway theatre and musical performances in intimate venues conveniently located in the western suburbs: • Drury Lane Theater • McAninch Arts Center • William E. Gahlberg Gallery • Paramount Theatre & Copley Theatre • Hollywood – Harrah’s – Empress Casinos Shopping Spend your day shopping among the charming, tree-lined streets of independent and major retailers or visit outdoor/ indoor shopping centers with unsurpassed shopping and dining opportunities, including: • Chicago Premium Outlets • College Square Shopping Center • Downtown Naperville • Oak Brook Center • The Promenade Bolingbrook • Yorktown Center/The Shops of Butterfield Dining After a long day of nature walks, local tours or shopping, dine at one of our many restaurants and eateries. Choose from a broad array of options, including diverse ethnic restaurants, upscale fine dining, and simply the best pizza in the country! FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau Call the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau to maximize your tour group’s visit to Lisle and the Chicagoland area with our free itinerary planning services. We will gladly assist group tour planners in creating and distributing RFPs to Lisle hotels, as well as provide visitors guides, maps, train schedules and calendars to help you navigate the Lisle/Chicagoland area. Phone: 800-733-9811 Fax: 630-769-1006 Email: sales @stayinlisle.com

G ETTING TO LISLE Convenient Location Lisle is one of the most conveniently located cities in the country, easily accessible by air, train and car. Only 25 miles from both O'Hare International and Midway Airports and 25 miles west of Chicago, Lisle is located at the intersection of I-88 and I-355. Call the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau today to assist you in your travel plans to Lisle.

Driving Directions From the North: Take I-294 South to I-88 West. Exit Route 53 South. From the Northwest: Take I-355 South to I-88 West. Exit Route 53 South. From the South: Take I-294 North to I-55 South to I-355 North. Exit Maple Avenue West to Route 53. From the East: Take I-290 West to I-88 West. Exit Route 53 South. Air Travel O'Hare International Airport: 800-832-6352 Midway International Airport: 773-838-0600 Air to Ground Transportation 303 Taxi: 800-225-5303 American Taxi: 847-255-9600 Best Limousine: 630-964-7272 Bill's Limousine: 800-851-0200 My Chauffeur Limousine: 800-244-6200 Group Transportation Hotel Shuttle Service (check with individual hotels) American Charter Coach: 800-851-0200 Chicago Mini Bus: 847-671-9080 or Coach USA: 888-533-7446 Free Enterprise Royal: 800-323-5281 My Chauffeur: 800-244-6200 The Bus Bank: 866-428-7226 MOTORCOACH PARKING Motorcoach parking is available and complimentary at all four Lisle hotels and at many of our local attractions.


World-Class Accommodations The Hilton Lisle The Hilton Lisle combines elegance and warmth with all the amenities of a world-class hotel. Our 309 spacious guest rooms (including 4 suites and 8 handicapped accessible rooms), were updated in 2008 with completely renovated bathrooms. Rooms feature cable and satellite TV, high speed and wireless internet access, and for your group members’ convenience, we offer room service, concierge services, laundry and dry cleaning, as well as shipping, check cashing and business services. After a long day of sightseeing, your group members will appreciate the Hilton’s fitness center, with swimming pool and whirlpool. Guests are welcome to wind down with a drink at the elegant and inviting Bar, and then enjoy award-winning contemporary cuisine at the Hilton’s Allgauer’s Restaurant. The Hilton Lisle offers a number of services and facilities, should you plan any formal gatherings as part of your tour group’s activities. Facilities include spacious banquet, ballroom and meeting spaces. We also offer the expert assistance of our professional staff to help you with any needs your group may require. On all of Collette’s tours, all of

The Hyatt Lisle the hotels and accommodations; transportation The Hyatt Lisle welcomes your tour group with all the luxuries and services you require for theground ultimate in per—be it and motorcoach, ferry or sonal comfort. Our 312 suite-sized and impeccably appointed guestrooms (including 20 suites 11 handielephant; many meals and capped accessible rooms) feature recent renovations of all guestrooms and bathrooms, cable/satellite TV and unique dining high speed internet, plus voicemail and sofa beds. We offer room service, concierge, laundry and dryexperiences; cleaning admissions to museums services, as well as check cashing ($100 per day), shipping, car rental and 24-hour business services. Your and attractions; and knowledgegroup members may enjoy our fitness center, with all new Life Fitness cardiovascular equipment, swimming able cuisine local guides are all inpool, whirlpool and sauna, then relax at Atrium Lounge before dining on traditional American at Chatcluded. There’s no need to field’s, our hotel restaurant.

worry about language or custom barriers. A seasoned The Hickory Ridge Marriott professional tour manager The Hickory Ridge Marriott’s breathtaking surroundings and resort-like amenities ensure aaccompanies perfect stay for your your group tour group. Our 383 elegant guest rooms (including 41 suites and 20 handicapped accessible rooms) feature caevery step of the way, taking ble/satellite TV and high speed internet access. All rooms underwent bathroom floor renovations in 2008 and recare of all the details, answercently received new beds. We gladly provide room service, laundry and dry cleaning, 24-hour business services, ing all their questions, so they shipping and check cashing services. Your group members may refresh at our fitness center, where they’ll are free to explore the find won-a handball/racquetball court, swimming pool and sauna, then unwind at the Arbor Sports Bar and our hotel restauders Asia will reveal.

rant, The Crossings. The Wyndham Lisle The Wyndham Lisle recently underwent a $12-million transformation—all 242 hotel guest rooms (34 suites and 8 handicapped accessible) have been elegantly remodeled. Rooms feature high speed wired and wireless internet, cordless phones, cable/satellite TV, a spacious desk and Herman Miller ergonomic desk chairs. For your tour group’s convenience, the Wyndham offers room service, laundry and dry cleaning, local van transportation, as well as full business services, check cashing and shipping services. Our fitness center offers multiple ways to energize, including a handball/racquetball court, swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna. At the end of the day, your group members may relax with a round of drinks at The “L” Lounge followed by dinner at Union Station, our hotel restaurant.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau Call the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau to maximize your tour group’s visit to Lisle and the Chicagoland area with our free itinerary planning services. We will gladly assist group tour planners in creating and distributing RFPs to Lisle hotels, as well as provide visitors guides, maps, train schedules and calendars to help you navigate the Lisle/Chicagoland area. Phone: 800-733-9811 Fax: 630-769-1006 Email: sales @stayinlisle.com


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