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Thinking about what there is to do in Essex? Here's some ideas on what you should do. Essex has an unusually diverse array of historical settings for local history buffs to enjoy. Mason, John Wesley, Gothic Cottage, Swannell, Charles E., House, and Windrose Site, are pretty easy to get to. You haven't been to the zoo in a long time right? So time to get back, and with all the walking it's a fun way to get some exercise. When you're in town get to Iroquois County State Conservation Area or try Cosley Zoo.

Take it to the next level. Grundy County Fair is not a bad drive and always has been consistently enjoyed by the locals. Even when the fair is not in town there are usually tons of super fun things to do. From livestock auctions to specialty events and great live music the local fairgrounds near Essex are great for finding kid friendly entertainment options. Get off the couch and check out whats going on but first check the Essex Fair and Events Directory. Any number of things for the kid in us are withing reasonable distance of Essex. If you like theme parks or would like fun ideas, the possibilities are endless. Now it's obvious. Get out and have fun getting there! Grundy County Speedway is worth the relatively short drive, you can also look into Joliet Memorial Stadium or Jules Raceway while you're in town.

Need to re-energize after all this Ice cream is not just for dessert anymore. Like to try some gourmet ice cream? There are dozens of ways for you to get your ice cream jonez in town. Check into Dairy Queen Brazier, or make an appearance at Hershey's Ice Cream Store for the completely most awesome pistachio or perhaps some flavorful sundaes. OK it's time to decompress now. Looking for a place to relax and enjoy too many glasses of wine, or find a fun place to get ultra Newcastled in Essex. Down something less urbane like a Martini (Dry), or maybe a Yellow Bird. While in Essex we can reccomend Father Time, Recos Tap and Restaurant, or Blackie's Bar & Grill. Wanna try a different itinerary, it's all good just reload the page to get a whole new plan. Or click new itinerary

AMUSEMENTS

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Varied things for the kid in all of us are withing reasonable distance of Essex, Illinois. Whether you like attractions or want to plan an outing the potential experiences are huge. Now you know what to do so jump in your car and find some cool stuff to do. When you're in Essex check out Grundy County Speedway or take the fam to Joliet Memorial Stadium for some fun.

ARTSY PLACES

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Find framing and a grip of modern art surrounding Essex. Whether you are looking for Realism Arts or just looking for inspiration while taking in the scenery at some local galleries, you'll find a mixture of great artsy places in Essex. Try Colonial Studio or see something artful at Foto Quick.

Main Street Company
(815) 584-1100
140 East Main Street
Dwight, IL 60420


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Frame World & Gallery
(815) 933-7263
259 South Schuyler Avenue
Kankakee, IL 60901

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Broderick Photography
(815) 468-6047
1052 Lincoln Drive
Manteno, IL 60950


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Colonial Studio
(815) 933-3716
2293 West 3100N Road
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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BARS

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Looking for a place to relax while indulging in some Tecate's or take in some cocktail therapy and get slightly budweiserized in Essex. Taste something flavorful maybe a Toffee Apple Martini, Everything's Peachy or maybe an After Dinner Cocktail. While in Essex stop by Father Time, Recos Tap and Restaurant or Blackie's Bar & Grill. To find other bars read the Essex, Illinois bar directory. Read reviews or add your favorite haunts in our directory.

BOWLING

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Call your friends and kill some pins while enjoying some fried food at Bennett's Tri-City Bowl. Bowling is a great leisure activity and we've got the best lanes in Essex, at your fingertips. Cruise by Off Broadway Lanes. Or to locate other bowling alleys nearby click on the Essex, Illinois bowling directory. Know a place that's a complete 300 game tell others, add it to our directory.

Lake Street Bowl
(815) 237-2756
365 Lake Street
South Wilmington, IL 60474

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Wilmington Bowling Center Inc
(815) 476-2600
402 S Water St
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Off Broadway Lanes
(815) 634-2181
65 E Division St
Coal City, IL 60416

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17-47 Bowl
(815) 584-2724
410 E Mazon Ave
Dwight, IL 60420

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BRAIN FREEZE

Essex, Illinois ice cream directory find frozen yogurt

Going out for ice cream is great fun. Want to try some new flavors? We have a zillion ways for you to get your brain frozen in Essex. Looking for the most decadent White House (Vanilla Ice Cream with Maraschino Cherries) or maybe some traditional chocolate we've got your hookup If you're in Essex drop in at Dairy Queen Brazier or try Hershey's Ice Cream Store. Know of a place with perfect frozen yogurt or the most tubular gourmet ice cream? Tell us about it here and include it in the directory.

Dairy Queen Brazier
(815)584-1118
324 West Mazon Avenue
Dwight, IL 60420

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Schwan Ice Cream CO
(815)932-6666
511 Larry Power Road
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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Hershey's Ice Cream Store
(815)928-9250
1600 North State Route 50
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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Dairy Queen
(815)932-6441
121 South Main Street
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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COFFEE BARS

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RESTAURANTS

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Lots of restaurant choices abound in Essex from BBQ to fine dining there are wide ranging opportunities to satiate your pallette. Peruse the Essex, Illinois restaurant listings and find some great places to get your grub on. While you're visiting locals reccommend Essex Inn or sample some of the other great local places like Blackie's Bar & Grill or Father Time.

FAIRGROUNDS

Essex, Illinois Citywide fairground midway

Who doesn't like going to the fair? If you're looking for something to do for the family the fairgrounds always have great fun stuff for all. Even when the fair is not in town there are usually lots of economical family things to do. From midway attractions to gun shows and trade shows the local fairgrounds near Essex are cool for finding local entertainment options. Now stop looking at this website and find out about the scheduled events at Grundy County Fair.

FAST FOOD PLACES

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Hungry? You're totally covered from bacon and eggs to late night drive thru's satisfy your cravings for some killer grinds in Essex. Feeling hungry how about a good old Dairy Queen Mocha MooLatte or a satisfying Sonic Hot Fudge Shake? Find the best reviewed fast food options nearby Essex here in our directory. Reviewers recommend you get to Weber's Dairy Queen or drop into Kroger - Retail Store. Buon appetito!

Weber's Dairy Queen
(815)458-2140
236 Comet Dr
Braidwood, IL 60408

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Wilmington Super Valu
(815)476-7144
700 W Baltimore St
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Subway Subs
(815)476-2410
204 E Baltimore St
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Kroger - Retail Store
(815)935-1650
Kroger Shopping Centre
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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GOLF COURSES

Essex, Illinois golf course find

Why is golf more fun than baseball or football? Perhaps because when pro golfers make a mistake, there is nobody there to cover for them or back them up. Now that's settled so dust off your irons get your clubs in the car and check out the enjoyable municipal courses and driving ranges easily accessible to Essex. High Point Golf Club has some difficult sandtraps complimented by beautiful surroundings. Or visit the pro shop at Braidwood Fairways, check out the cool gear from Callaway or impress your buddies with the new Ping G15 Draw Max Game-Improvement Driver end your golf day with a trip to the 19th hole Know of a course that's a complete hole in one? Write a review in our listings.

High Point Golf Club
(815) 365-4000
309 Highpoint Dr
Essex, IL 60935

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Silver Oaks Golf Course
(815) 458-2068
Route 53
Braidwood, IL 60408

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Cinder Ridge Golf Course
(815) 476-4000
24801 Lakepoint Dr
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Braidwood Fairways
(815) 458-2965
Essex Rd
Wilmington, IL 60481

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HISTORIC PLACES

Essex, Illinois Citywide historical finds

Check out some history while you're in Essex get to Mason, John Wesley, Gothic Cottage, Swannell, Charles E., House, or stop by Windrose Site. Essex has a number of significant historical landmarks for families with kids to enjoy. Look into the Essex, Illinois historical places directory to find more great historical places nearby Essex. Or browse the Illinois historical places directory for up to date information on all of the historical stuff to do when you're in Illinois.

LIBRARIES

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Why do I wanna go to the library? Like-minded people: It's a comfort to be around like-minded bookworms, and you might be more motivated just from looking at people hard at work. It's also a nice way to feel like you're part of the neighborhood. revisiting the classics such as The Moonstone to phenomenal newer titles such as Doctor Who - Shada by Gareth Roberts. It's all at the library for free! Whether your looking for Arthur Conan Doyle or Alison Lurie, the Essex, Illinois library directory has a multitude of great places to read. Whatever your interests are you'll find a multitude of genres like Science, Cookbooks, History, and Classics. waxing philosophical and quoting the works of Carl Phillips at parties.

MUSEUMS

Essex, Illinois museum find

Essex offers some really fascinating museums and galleries to students and teachers who are interested in the arts. Stroll through the offerings at Illinois Route 66 Museum or make time to visit Joliet Area Historical Society Museum. Going to museums makes you smarter. Need another reason? Cool mummies Still need more? How about though provoking contemporary art? Still uncertain if you should go to the museum, here's another reason. In all honesty your dogs playing poker tapestry is not art so go and enjoy art as it should be experienced at Old Zion Museum.

NIGHTLIFE

Essex, Illinois night life listing

Another night with your X Box and the bros is gonna be a sausage fest so why not get our freak on the dancefloor at the best clubs in the sweet, sweet city of Essex. Watch the bartender as he looks at you in awkwardness as you drink your first Caffé Disaronno and bust your dope Turfing techniques at Stumble Inn Inc. If you have time before last call check out Reco's Tap & Grill or hit max party capacity at Custer's Keg Make sure to delete all incriminating cell phone pictures and hit up Kroger - Retail Store for some late night gluttony. Know a cool nighclub or after hours place that's just crazy fun? Add it to theThe Essex, Illinois nightlife directory.

Reco's Tap & Grill
(815)237-8050
530 Rice
South Wilmington, IL 60474

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Stumble Inn Inc
(815)458-0538
201 S Kankakee St
Godley, IL 60407

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Custer's Keg
(815)458-0696
21060 Highway 113
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Marks Brothers Grille
(815)237-0452
116 Depot St
Gardner, IL 60424

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PARKS

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Essex has a surprisingly interesting selection of local city parks and great recreational areas for those who love the outdoors. Get your kite or Frisbee and check out Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Prese or maybe stop by Peotone Public Library and borrow a copy of Other Woman by Jill McGown, or another good book and enjoy a great book and the scenery at Wilmington Shrub Prairie Nature Preserve. When you are staying in Essex those in the know always suggest experiencing natural beauty and grounds at Sand Ridge Savanna Nature Preserve.

SHOPPING

Essex, Illinois shopping mall directory

It's Tuesday and you gotta spoil yourself a little you don't need a reason, it's all good. I'd shop on Christmas if the stores weren't closed. Whether you're looking for decidedly tested designers like Vera Wang or want to tell your girlfriends about the neat designer Malandrino stuff you got this weekend. Essex has a number of choices to get your shop on look into The Essex, Illinois shopping directory to find shopping malls with premium shops and merchandise from Aativijay Gupta, Tony Cohen, Band Of Outsiders, and Maya Hansen. When you're in Essex find something nice at Carson Pirie Scott, or roll to Kmart or load up on all the sale stuff.

Ben Franklin
(815) 476-9091
706 W Baltimore St
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Big Lots
(815) 932-4426
43 Meadowview Ctr
Kankakee, IL 60901

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Kmart Supercenter
(815) 937-0203

Kankakee, IL 60901

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Kmart
(815) 932-9393
990 N Kinzie Ave
Bradley, IL 60915

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SPAS / SALONS

Essex, Illinois spa salon listing

Oh the benefits of being a woman it's totally easier I mean you can legitimately have more than 50 pairs of shoes, you can walk through the lingerie section of a store and not feel awkward, and you can leave your boyfriend for any reason, and everyone will take your side. Oh it's great to be a woman but, you need to look like money, act like money, and be money whether you're needing an aromatherapy facial, calming massage treatments, a seductive new layered cut, or you wanna just chill and get your pedicure on. Taking care of yourself is it's own reward and you need to stay on top. Not to worry. We've got your health and beauty hook up to stay beautiful in Essex. Review all your options in the Essex, Illinois Spas and Salons Listings.

Curves
(815) 476-7797
205 N Water St
Wilmington, IL 60481


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Body Tantalizing
(815) 476-9566
213 N Water St
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Jackie's Prime Cut Hair Design
(815) 476-7364
207 N Main St
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Fitness Advantage
(815) 476-2790
315 N Water St
Wilmington, IL 60481

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THEATRE / ARTS

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Essex has varied of theatre productions within minutes of the city center. Taking in the theatre is a great date night and the best part is you don't have to wear 3D glasses. C'mon get some culture it won't kill you. Check into local productions of the classics like Agamemnon by Aeschylus: King Agamemnon returns home from a 10-year war to find his wife has turned on him in both a sexual and a murderous sense. Or find local interpretations of feel good musicals like The Sound of Music. Check out the Essex, Illinois theatre and arts directory for details. We recommend you check out Kankakee Valley Theatre or Morris Theatre Guild Playhouse when you're in town.

WORLD FLAVORS

Essex, Illinois italian restaurant directory

Are you tired of getting your dinner from the gas station? No problemo bro, Essex has an abundance of yummy places to get your world flavors groove on. El Paso totally is a tasty possibility or drive your hungry self to Dayton Tap Incorporated for more detailed eats or to find the best Chinese food inside Essex check out the Essex, Illinois world flavors directory. Know of a place that's got awesome Tempura or tubular pepperoni pies be cool and add them to our directory.

Dayton Tap Incorporated
(815)434-3015
3112 East 1961st Road
Ottawa, IL 61350

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El Paso
(219)374-8666
10833 W 133rd Ave
Cedar Lake, IN 46303

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Pegasus Pizza
(309)263-7700
151 W Bradley St
Morton, IL 61550

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Keller's Food & Spirits
(262)279-9966
614 Walworth Street
Genoa City, WI 53128

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ZOOS

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Plan a day at the zoo and everyone is assured a wonderful learning opportunity, and with all the steps you'll get walking around it's an interesting way to get some exercise. Between running around looking for the enclosure and the Birds attractions find a moment to get some cool cell phone pictures with the zoo's many picturesque surroundings. When you're searching for some wild fun in Essex take in the grounds Iroquois County State Conservation Area, or for more wild times click on the Essex, Illinois zoo directory.


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About Essex


Essex is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. The population was 554 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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Essex, Illinois Geography

Essex is located at (41.177620, -88.191338).According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.98%) is water.



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