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Best Places to Experience Fall Fun in Chicago

Autumn is a great time for fall festivals, nature walks, and enjoying the bright fall foliage colors. Here are the best places to discover the magic of the fall season around Chicago. Cover image via Pixabay.

  • 1.

    Graceland Cemetery

    Graceland Cemetery

    A serene place to enjoy fall colors and marvel at all the Egyptian-inspired architecture.

  • 2.

    Chicago Riverwalk

    Chicago Riverwalk

    Stroll along Chicago's Riverwalk to see art, hear music, and enjoy the fall colors along the promenade.

  • 3.

    Lincoln Park

    Lincoln Park

    Chicago's largest park offers plenty of colorful trees and fun attractions for a great fall day.

  • 4.

    Morton Arboretum

    Morton Arboretum

    Surround yourself in the glory of autumn among over 4,200 types of trees.

  • 5.

    Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

    Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

    One of the best nature centers in Chicagoland to see fall colors—and admission is free!

  • 6.

    Chicago Botanic Garden

    Chicago Botanic Garden

    Marvel at the Chicago Botanic Garden's Japanese maples that turn a bright red hue.

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