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Wanna find the top attractions in and around Essex? Here's some ideas about how to best take it the town in like a local. Plan a day at the zoo and everyone is sure to have a wonderful learning opportunity, and with all the walking you'll find it's a great way to be active as well. Check out Des Plaines State Conservation Area or try Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield . Cool as it may be your dogs playing poker tapestry is not art. So go and enjoy art as it should be experienced at Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum. Many museums have special exhibits and activities for kids and offer reduced rates during certain times, so maybe you should make time to visit Joliet Area Historical Society Museum, or possibly Gladys Fox Museum.

Try something more exciting. Essex has a unique assortment of local county parks and recreational offerings for those who love the outdoors. Dig your frisbee out of that old box in the attic and check out Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Prese or maybe stop by Shorewood-Troy Public Library and pick up a copy of The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott, or some more casual stuff and enjoy a great book in the lush surroundings at Wilmington Shrub Prairie Nature Preserve. When you are in Essex locals suggest experiencing beautiful scenery at Braidwood City Park. Fairbury Fair is easily within reach and always has tons of pleasant diversions. Even when the fair is not in town there are always lots of cool things to do. From midway attractions to swap meets and car shows the local fairgrounds near Essex are great for finding local entertainment options. Get your face out of the chicken bucket and find out what's going in the Essex Fair and Events Directory.

After all this take a moment to re-energize Hungry? Go for after hours grindage and satisfy your cravings for something good at Weber's Dairy Queen, or consume mass quantities at Subway Subs for something quicker. Buon appetito! Time to wind down a little now. Like to bend an elbow and have a sufficient number of adult beverages, or forget about caution and get unabashedly alight while in Essex. Down something with allure maybe a Balalaika, or perhaps a Salty Dog. While in Essex be sure to check out Essex Inn, Father Time, or Recos Tap and Restaurant. Don't like this itinerary, no problems bro just reload the page to get a whole new plan. Or click new itinerary

AMUSEMENTS

Essex, Illinois Citywide amusement fun

Numerous adventures for the kids are a short ride away from Essex, Illinois. Locate aquariums or just want to get outside the options are boundless. Enjoy the attractions and find some cool stuff to do. When you're in Essex stop by Thunder Valley Raceway or roll over to Joliet Memorial Stadium for some good times.

ARTSY PLACES

Essex, Illinois art galleries

Look for galleries and a variety of surrealist art surrounding Essex. Whether you are looking for original works or just want an excuse to wear a black turtleneck. Check out the scene at some area galleries, you'll find a mixture of great artsy places in Essex. Try Broderick Photography or get in touch with your artsy side at Frame World & Gallery.

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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Like to bend an elbow and enjoy a few ale's or take a cab and get somewhat mashed when you're in Essex. Enjoy something classy maybe a Long Island Tea, Apricot Cocktail or perhaps a Miami. While in Essex chill at Essex Inn, Father Time or Recos Tap and Restaurant. For additional options visit the Essex, Illinois bar directory. Write about your best places in the city's bar listings.

BOWLING

Essex, Illinois Citywide bowling lanes

Call some friends and devastate some pins while enjoying some brews at Bennett's Tri-City Bowl. Bowling is a great way to be active while drinking and eating fried foods and we've located all the best places in Essex, just a mouse click away. Stop in at Lake Street Bowl. Or for other bowling alleys in the area click on the Essex, Illinois bowling directory. Been to a place that is a real perfect game tell everyone, 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 listing frozen yogurt directory

Get in the car and get some ice cream. Like to try some gourmet ice cream? We have thousands of ways for you to find your ice cream zen in Essex. Looking for the best Palmer Mousseum With Almonds (Chocolate Ice Cream with Butter Roasted Almonds and Chocolate Swirl) or perhaps some subllime strawberry we've got you taken care of. While visiting Essex drop by Dairy Queen Brazier or make an appearance at Hershey's Ice Cream Store. Have a favorite place with gourmet frozen yogurt or awesome jamocha almond fudge? Tell us about it here or add it to our directory.

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

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

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Schwan Ice Cream CO
(815)932-6666
511 Larry Power Road
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

Essex, Illinois Citywide coffee shop

Where you get your coffee tells people a lot about you and your lifestyle. The choices for flavors and blends change and evolve all the time. Finding the right place makes the experience complete. Essex has a ton a places to get wired up on caffeine. Try some new specialty flavors like Butter Rum Flavored Coffee or Hazelnut Cream Flavored Coffee. We recommend you check out when you're in Essex. Know of a place with a perfect Half-caf? Tell your friends and write a review.

RESTAURANTS

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Lots of restaurant choices abound in Essex from Seafood to casual dining there are wide ranging opportunities to satiate your tastebuds. Explore the Essex, Illinois restaurant listings and find some great places to get your mow on. While you're in town make time to get to Essex Inn or drop by some of the other local institutions like Essex Inn or Blackie's Bar & Grill.

FAIRGROUNDS

Essex, Illinois state and county fairs

Who doesn't like going to the fair? If you want to plan something while you're in town the fairgrounds always have events scheduled that appeal to everyone. Even when the fair is not in town there are usually tons of family oriented things to do. From rides and attractions to boat shows and live music the local fairgrounds near Essex are a great place to find local entertainment options. Hop in the car and experience a little slice of americana and the events at Fairbury Fair.

FAST FOOD PLACES

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Late night, low blood sugar? You're covered bro from early morning to late nite munchies satisfy your cravings for something good in Essex. Hungry yet how about a good old Arby's Roast Ham & Swiss Sandwich or perhaps a tasty Jack In The Box Vanilla Ice Cream Shake? Find all the local fast food options nearby Essex here in the Citywide Information fast food directory. We recommend you check out Weber's Dairy Queen or bounce to Subway Subs. Buen provecho!

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

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Why is golf more pleasureable than baseball or football? Perhaps because golfers don't lobby to get something they haven't earned with their clubs. Now that's settled so dust off your wedges put your clubs in the car and check out the well manicured links courses and driving ranges in Essex. Cinder Ridge Golf Course has some stimulating obstacles complimented by beautiful surroundings. Or visit the pro shop at Dwight Country Club, check out the newest gear from Callaway or impress your buddies with the new Nike Method 004 Blade Putters when your done bounce to the 19th hole Know of a place that's a total birdie? Add it to our directory.

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 historic listings

When you're in Essex make time to get to Mason, John Wesley, Gothic Cottage, Windrose Site, or stop by Riverview Historic District. Essex has a unique assortment of historical markers and structures for history enthusiasts to enjoy. Look into the Essex, Illinois historical places directory to find more great historical places closely accessible to Essex. Or browse the Illinois historical places listings for comprehensive information on all of the historical stuff to visit while you're in Illinois.

LIBRARIES

Essex, Illinois Citywide library read

Why should I go to the library? Movies: Your public library is a great source for free access to the latest blockbusters, family movie classics, documentaries, or favorite TV shows. revisiting the classics like The Four Million to splendid newly emerging works such as Erasing Time by C.J. Hill. It's all at the library for free! Whether you're interested in Wilkie Collins or Tim O'Brien, the Essex, Illinois library directory has a multitude of great libraries and reading rooms. Wherever your interests lie you'll discover an assortment of genres including Memoir, Contemporary, Music, and Horror. showing off your massive intellect and expounding on the works of Adrienne Rich at the office Christmas party.

MUSEUMS

Essex, Illinois museum location

Essex offers some really fascinating museums and galleries to families and children interested in the arts. Take in the exquisite works at Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum or make time to visit Joliet Area Historical Society Museum. Going to the museum is great fun. Need another reason? Museums provide an effective way of learning. Need yet another reason to go? How about brilliant medieval artifacts? Still not sure if you should go to the museum, here's another reason. Let's be real here your March 1991 Playmate of the month centerfold is not art so go find out what art really is at at Gladys Fox Museum.

NIGHTLIFE

Essex, Illinois night spot directory

It's five o' clock somewhere so get ready to get our dance on at some cool night spots around Essex. Your friends will stare in bewilderment while you order your third Passoã Caipi and bust your crazy Popping techniques at Marks Brothers Grille. If you have time before last call hit up Custer's Keg or hit warp party speed at Everybuddies Pub & Grub Inc Be sure to tip the bartender and hit up Subway Subs to re-energize for tomorrow night. Know a cool nighclub or after hours place that's insanely 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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Everybuddies Pub & Grub Inc
(815)237-8888
120 Depot St
Gardner, IL 60424

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PARKS

Essex, Illinois park listing

Essex has a unique assortment of local state parks and recreational areas for families with kids. Make your dog's day, get his leash on and bounce to Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Prese or maybe stop by Shorewood-Troy Public Library and borrow a copy of God Save the Queen by Kate Locke, or something easy to read and get some peace and quiet at Wilmington Shrub Prairie Nature Preserve. While you're in Essex reviewers advise taking in the sights at Braidwood City Park.

SHOPPING

Essex, Illinois shopping mall listing

You're going out this weekend and you need some "YOU" time you don't need a reason, we understand. Everyday should be a shopping day! Whether you're looking for decidedly tested designers such as Max Jenny or want to tell your girlfriends about the cool designer Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee stuff you got this weekend. Essex is near to lots of great places to get your shop on look into The Essex, Illinois shopping directory to find shopping malls with boutiques and merchandise from Abdul Halder, Fendi, Edith & Ella, and Vivienne Tam. When you're in Essex check out Big Lots, or rollover to Kmart Supercenter or load up on all the sale stuff.

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

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Kmart Supercenter
(815) 937-0203

Kankakee, IL 60901

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

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Carson Pirie Scott
1602 State Rt 50 N
Bradley, IL 60915

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SPAS / SALONS

Essex, Illinois spa salon directory

Why is a better to be a girl than a guy, well it's just way cooler I mean you can feel guiltless over a clothing allowance, you can always get invited backstage at shows and artists will cut off their left ear for you. But all this comes with at a cost, and with some strings attached, you gotta take care of yourself whether you gotta get an anti-oxidant and pollution-fighting facial, fitness instruction, professional color treatments, or you just wanna fall asleep in the chair at the nail shop. If you don't want your boyfriend to trip you have gotta keep yourself up. Not to worry. We've got all the salon, spa, and beauty hook up's you need to stay on top and be beautiful in Essex. Peruse all your options in the Essex, Illinois Spas, Salons, and Skin Care Directory.

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

Essex, Illinois Citywide theater arts symphony

Essex has a plethora of avant garde theatre offerings nearby. Taking in the theatre is a great way to expand your horizons and the best part is it's always in 3D. C'mon get some culture it won't kill you. Check into local productions of the classics like The Mandrake by Nicolo Machiavelli: While Nicolo Machiavelli lived in exile for apparently scheming against the all-powerful Medici family, he penned a play meant to satirize the very foundations of Italian society. Or find local performances of entertaining musicals such as On the Town. Check out the Essex, Illinois theatre and live performance directory to find all the theatre options. We recommend you check out Kankakee Valley Theatre or Morris Theatre Guild Playhouse when you're in town.

WORLD FLAVORS

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Tired of Lean Cuisines? No worries bro, Essex has massive numbers of tasty places to get your tastebuds to far away places. El Paso totally is a choice mow or plan some additional exercise in the morning and consume mass quantities at Pegasus Pizza for all the details or to find the greatest chicken parm inside Essex look into the Essex, Illinois world flavors directory. Know of a place that's got choice Tempura or tubular tofu burgers be cool to them and write them a sweet review.

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 sure to have a wonderful time, with all the walking from exhibit to exhibit it's a fun way to get some exercise. Between running around looking for the Carpenter Bee exhibit and the Mongoose attractions find a moment for a family photo op with the zoo's bizarre and interesting animal guests. When you're looking for something a little on the wild side in Essex take in the happenings Des Plaines State Conservation Area, or for more fabulous zoos and gardens look into 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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