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Naperville Historic District

Address: Naperville, IL
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Ranked #9 of 37 things to do in Naperville
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Those who relish long walks would love this place. Wish the whole of US had preserved history in similar fashion. Come here and you'll forget the plastic modernity of Chicago downtown. The venue needs more visibility esp. in tourist literature such that those visiting Chicago don't miss out on this heavenly experience.The only other place which evoked a similar soothing... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Buying an old home once scared me. Then I was lucky enough to work with a person who had roots in Naperville and a passion for preserving its Historic Homes. As I became more knowledgeable, I realized that a well maintained home could be a real treasure in the Historic District. Where else can you find Victorian, Prairie, Bungalow, Farmhouse,... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The historic section of Naperville is lovely and very easy to access. You can walk from the train station to the downtown area and see plenty of gorgeous old architecture.

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Naperville, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live in Naperville, so drive thru this area quiet a bit. The streets surrounding North Central College are lined with mature trees and most of the houses are large and elegant. I can imagine it being a summer getaway for the people of Chicago. Of course, when I first moved here the downtown area was more small town, but... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Strictly speaking, the Historic District is an area to the north east of the downtown area, and marked by road signs. You can easily walk from the Historic District to the downtown area or the station or the DuPage children's museum as the Historic District borders them all. The Historic District includes much of North Central College and many older... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Downtown Naperville offers many unique shops, which is especially fun during the Holidays. When the weather is nice, take a walk along the Riverwalk or stop, sit, and enjoy the scenery. Some old historic areas (especially Naper Settlement) offer interest to history buffs, and those who like to shop will never be at a loss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

A lot of shops and restaurants within a couple of blocks. Also a great catholic church, Sts. Peter & Paul, historic.

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Cary, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Very easy to spend all day here. Shopping is out of this world and many, many restaurants to choose from.

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