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Village of Riverside

Visit historic Riverside, Illinois! Recognized internationally as one of the first planned suburban communities in the country, Riverside is one of the most historic and beautiful villages in Northern Illinois. Designed in 1869 by famous landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who also designed New York's Central Park, the entire village was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. Conveniently located along the Metra BNSF rail line, only a 20 minute ride from downtown Chicago, Riverside is easily accessible by train, automobile or bicycle. Walk or ride your bicycle through winding streets while enjoying historic architectural wonders. Frank Lloyd Wright designed several homes in Riverside, including the Avery Coonley Residence and the Tomek House. For more information on the history and architecture of Riverside, visit the Riverside Historical Museum, open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Saturday. Riverside is home to unique shops, restaurants and wide-open green spaces.  The village hosts Riverside Arts Weekend each May and has a thriving Wednesday afternoon Farmers’ Market.  For a list of upcoming events and information on visiting Riverside, please visit the History/Community page of the Village website.  For a directory of local businesses, please visit the Riverside Chamber of Commerce website.


Test B Higgins Glass
Higgins Glass
Home of “modern miracles with everyday glass,” Higgins Studio creates handcrafted collectible pieces...more
Test B La Barra
La Barra
LaBarra is brought to you by Chicago’s artisan baker, Rich Labriola. The latest location in charming...more
Test B Quincy Street Distillery
Quincy Street Distillery
Quincy Street Distillery creates historically-inspired, handcrafted, artisanal spirits based on clas...more
Test B Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery
Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery
Located in the heart of Historic Riverside, the Riverside Arts Center (RAC) has been providing River...more
Test B Riverside Historical Museum
Riverside Historical Museum
Explore a rare collection of artifacts, photographs, and archival materials that emphasize the urban...more
Test B Riverside Public Library
Riverside Public Library
Explore a rare collection of artifacts, photographs, and archival materials that emphasize the urban...more
Test B Vault Escape
Vault Escape
You and your team must find hidden clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges to escape the room! ...more


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