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At Park Ridge Historical Society, visitors can learn about the region's past through presentations put on by the group. During these presentations, visitors can look through artifacts from the 18th century to present day.
Community Bark West is a fenced, off-leash park with separate small dog area within the larger main park. The park features walking paths, fountains for dogs and people, shelter for shade and inclement weather and waste disposal bags and receptacles.
A small, historic theater and local landmark, the Pickwick Theater shows a variety of first-run movies, as well as occasional classic film series and special events. It offers an intimate setting, occasional specials, and deals on concessions.
100% 2 votes
3 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL MoreLess Info
Started by violinist Edgar Muenzer and his wife, The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra hosted its opening night in 1994 at the Pickwick Theatre. The orchestra holds concerts at The Pickwick Theatre offering both classical and popular music.
60% 10 votes
824 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 MoreLess Info
A 36-lane bowling center, Brunswick Zone - Mount Prospect offers open and league bowling along with party hosting. The center provides a pro shop, arcade games, billiard tables, a snack bar and a lounge with adult beverages.