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Designed by Jens Jensen and planted in 1917, Northwestern's Shakespeare Garden is a little known secluded formal garden in the midst of campus that highlights plants mentioned in Shakespeare's works. Other features include a sundial, statues, and a fountain.
At Thornwood Park, visitors can enjoy recreational activities like tennis, baseball, and ice skating. The park has a playground with swings, a climbing structure, and monkey bars. There are also several walking paths for joggers.
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Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 MoreLess Info
At Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, visitors can see a wide variety of performances, from live orchestra music to stand up comedy from nationally recognized comedians. The concert hall also hosts student performances from the Northwestern University's school of music.
Little ones can explore and learn in the hands-on play spaces at Growth Spurts. The play place offers different types of learning and play for different ages and stages as well as special classes for learning and interacting with others.
Sharing the site with the Evanston Art Centre, the Grosse Point Lighthouse was built in 1883 by the US Government. Since it was the first lighthouse built in this area, it is now a National Historic Landmark.
Founded in 1980, Light Opera Works is a non-profit performing arts theater that hosts a number of shows and performances throughout the year. Visitors to the theater enjoy a variety of popular shows and musicals in the 1,000 seat auditorium.