The landmark that became the city's logo, Grosse Point Lighthouse, overlooks a stretch of sandy beach dunes very well maintained in their natural state. Musicians and singers perform on the steps of the lagoon inviting picnickers, bikers and music lovers to lakefront Dawes Park, in order to celebrate Independence Day.
Willow Park Zoo, opens daily, and houses ... More more than 400 animals including elk, deer, coyotes, bobcats, pronghorn, wallabies and exotic birds
The Skokie Sculpture Park, is a favorite park of joggers, cyclists and power walkers. Over 80 sculptures of Wild Horses and Windmills are placed at random intervals along the length of the 2 mile-Long Park.
Summers in Evanston are pleasant with the average maximum temperature at 27°C. During winter, the temperature consistently drops to –8°C. The region has a dry climate; the rainfall here is much lower than the national average.
The region is mountainous in nature, and the city is nestled within one of the several valleys in the area. Several nature parks are in close vicinity making ... More the town a popular tourist spot. During winter the snow covered slopes make Evanston a veritable ski resort.
Evanston came up in the middle of the nineteenth century when it served as a campsite for labourers building the railroad through this region. Eventually ranches, timber trading posts and mining activities added to the city’s development.
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