Food, Lodging and Entertainment

Where to stay when visiting The Illinois Science + Technology Park?

There are a selection of hotels around Old Orchard Mall and in Evanston.  Some in our hospitality section offer a special discount to visitors visiting The Illinois Science + Technology Park.  The DoubletreeHampton InnHoliday Inn and  Extended Stay are in Skokie.  A brand new Residence Inn opened in May of 2014. The Orrington and Hilton Garden Inn are in Evanston. See our hospitality page for special offers.

What's there to do around The Illinois Science + Technology Park?

Downtown Skokie currently consists of an approximately 15-block area surrounded by several major institutions and businesses.

A cafe / restaurant is in the Park. The Downtown Skokie mix of merchants and restaurants is comprised primarily of traditional independently operated and owned businesses, with several notable franchises represented. Approximately one mile north is the Village's West Dempster Retail District and approximately two miles north Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center, the third largest open-air, upscale mall in Illinois

Here is a link to galleries, bakeries, delis, movies, and restaurants.

If you want to catch a train and go to downtown Chicago, you can catch the train at the Oakton Station.  Also, there is parking at the Yellow Line terminus on Dempster. Trains run until 11:00 at night.