Des Plaines, IL is a northwest suburb of Chicago and is know as the “Good Move” city. With a population of just over 58,000, Des Plaines is a city which is rich in history, commerce and recreation.
Des Plaines is named for the Des Plaines River, which flows along the eastern border the city. The name comes from 18th century French referencing of the American sycamore, which resembles the European plane tree.
The McDonald’s #1 Store Muesum is located in Des plaines on Lee Street, and represents the beginning of Ray Kroc’s involvement with the McDonald’s franchise. Originally opened in 1955, it was rebuilt in 1984 and is a tourist destination to this day.
Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Paradise Pup is an area favorite know for their amazing grilled burgers, homemade Italian beef and Chicago-style hot dogs
1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
1.2 miles east of Generations at Oakton
Delicious grilled burgers, hot dogs, gyros and more.
1010 E. Oakton St., Des Plaines, IL 60018
2 blocks from Generations at Oakton
Gene & Georgetti’s
Old-School Steak House and Italian food. Gene & Georgetti’s is one of the most popular steak houses in the region.
9241 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, IL
3.7 miles southeast of Generations at Oakton
Best Western Des Plaines Inn
1231 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Less than 1 miles from Generations at Oakton
Raddison Hotel Chicago O’Hare
1450 W. Touhy, Des Plaines, IL 60018
1.8 miles from Generations at Oakton
Attractions, Shopping and Entertainment
Casino, live entertainment, restaruants and more.
3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, IL
3.1 miles from Generations at Oakton
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Outlet mall with over 150 stores including Bloomingdale’s Outlet Store, Claire’s Outlet, and Famous Footwear Outlet. Many restaurants and entertainment options as well.
5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018
5 miles from Generations at Oakton
The historic Pickwick Theater opened its doors in Park Ridge in 1928 as a vaudeville stage and movie theater. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and is still in operation today.
4 miles from Generations at Oakton
A stunning 76 acre park, on the west side of Lee Street, between Touhy Avenue on the south and Howard Avenue on the north. Lake Park features an 18-hole par-3 golf course, picnic areas, playground, hiking trail and more. Lake Park’s main feature is beautiful Lake Opeka which offers fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. There is also a marina for sailing, boating and paddle boat rentals. Lake Park hosts many events during the summer including concerts, movie nights and more.
Less than 1 mile from Generations at Oakton