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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Pick up a Map and Explore Elmhurst

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Elmhurst Outdoor History Tours

If a hometown stay-cation is in the plans this summer, no worries—the Elmhurst History Museum has some local adventures in store. Take an outdoor tour of Elmhurst, either on foot or two wheels, and try out a fun plaque scavenger hunt to share with family and friends while adhering to safe social distancing. Stop by the Elmhurst History Museum’s front porch to pick up maps and an information sheet or go to download documents on our web site.

Elmhurst Walking & Biking History Tour: Embark on a local biking, walking, or running tour that takes a 5K loop through central Elmhurst calling attention to interesting historical places and sights along the way. 

Bronze Plaque Adventure Scavenger Hunt: Take a trip through time and learn a little local history while searching for Elmhurst treasures captured in bronze (and stone) historic markers sprinkled around town. Look for clues at each location and fill in the answers to become an Elmhurst history detective. Route starts and ends at the Elmhurst History Museum. Appr. 1.5-mile loop through downtown Elmhurst. 

More information: elmhursthistory.org or call 630-833-1457

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst


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