Swedish-American Museum

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Walking Tour Of Chicago’s Andersonville

It can be a joy just to walk around Andersonville and take in the diversity, but here are five places that you should stop at if you do spend a day in the neighborhood.


The water tank on top of the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville is being removed, after it was damaged by the extreme cold this winter. (Credit: CBS)

Iconic Andersonville Water Tower Coming Down

Crews have begun removing an iconic water tower on top of a museum in Andersonville, after it was damaged by the extreme cold this winter.


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Best Mall-Free Places To Take Photos With Santa In Chicago

Have you been naughty or nice this year? If you’re looking for a place in the Chicago area to take pictures with Santa Claus, but without heading to the mall, then check out the following list.



Christmas Around The World In Chicago

You don’t have to stray far from home to travel around the world this Christmas. Take a trip around the globe right here via the vibrant and diverse museums and neighborhoods of Chicago.


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Guide To: Family Fun In Andersonville

If you are looking for something to do with the kids, head north to Andersonville: “A quaint village in the heart of a world class city.” Andersonville was founded by Swedish immigrants and remains a thriving Swedish community with plenty to offer families that visit or choose to make it their home.


Midsommar in Sweden (credit: Bonnie Kenaz-Mara)

Guide To: The Swedish American Museum

This time last year, our family was on a three-generation vacation in Sweden for midsummer. You don’t need to venture nearly so far north to give your family a Scandinavian adventure. The Swedish American Museum in Chicago’s charming Andersonville enclave is a great place to start.



Hidden Gems For Kids In Chicago

Try one of these less well-known spots and expand your horizons a little. It’s a big town – especially if you include the suburbs — and most of us have just barely scratched the surface.