Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Things to do in Skokie, Illinois

The second SAGA Retreat of 2015 is being held at the Doubletree Hotel, Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Below are a few things that you can see and do in the local area.

Westfield Old Orchard, an upscale shopping center, is one of the country's first and is the third largest mall by total square footage in Illinois. The anchor stores include Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Macy’s and Nordstrom.

Skokie has a sculpture garden that is situated between Dempster Street and Touhy Avenue on the east side of McCormick Boulevard. It was started in 1988 and now has over 70 sculptures. Just north of the sculpture garden is a statue to Mahatma Gandhi with five of his famous quotations engraved around the base. This was dedicated on October 2, 2004.

In addition to municipally-managed public spaces, the village is also home to the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, encompassing Centre East, Northlight Theatre and the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra. The facility celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006.

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center opened in Skokie on April 19, 2009.

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