The Des Plaines History Center is located 20 miles from the Chicago Loop in the northwestern suburbs, 7 miles north of O'Hare International Airport, and just a short walk from downtown Des Plaines, the Des Plaines Metra station, Pace bus stops, and the Des Plaines Public Library.

 

 

Directions

From I-294 North-bound (Tri-State Tollway): Exit onto US-14 W (Miner St./Dempster St.). Continue west across the Des Plaines River. At second intersection past the river, turn left on Pearson Street. Go one block south to 781 Pearson.

From I-294 South-bound (Tri-State Tollway): Take the IL-58 exit toward Golf Road. Turn left on NE River Road. Turn right onto Ballard Road. Turn left onto Rand Road. Turn right onto Miner St./Dempster St. Continue west across the Des Plaines River. At second intersection past the river, turn left on Pearson Street. Go one block south to 781 Pearson.

From Northwest Highway (Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect area): Follow Northwest Highway until it becomes Miner Street in downtown Des Plaines. Turn right at Pearson Street. Go one block south to 781 Pearson,

From Lee/Mannheim: Follow Lee Street north toward downtown Des Plaines. Turn right onto Prairie Avenue. Drive two blocks east to Pearson Street.

Parking

Free street parking is available at the History Center along Pearson Street and portions of Prairie Avenue.

City of Des Plaines - City Maps web page

Des Plaines Downtown Restaurants and Public Parking Map (PDF)