What is the Village of Long Grove website?
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What is the Long Grove Historical Society website?
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What is the Long Grove Park District website?
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Are stores open on holidays? Evenings?The general guidelines are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. and Sundays, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. but shops may choose to stay open longer on special occasions and on Fridays during the summer. Most of the restaurants are open evenings. Information about each business is located on the Dining and Shopping pages.

NOTE: All Long Grove businesses are independently owned and operated. Business and property owners are free to set their own hours. If a specific business is your destination, always call ahead.

Do you have a Lost & Found?
The Visitor’s Information Center (847) 634-0888 collects and logs all lost items turned in by guests or our businesses. If the owner can be identified we will contact them. Otherwise, we keep items for approximately 6 months before we dispose of them.

Are dogs/pets allowed in the village?
Well-behaved pets on leashes are allowed in public areas, unless a problem arises or owners don’t control them. Shops have their own policies, only service animals allowed in businesses where food is prepared or served.

Are the buildings handicap accessible?
Due to the historic nature of our village, not all buildings are accessible to wheelchairs or strollers. Brick pathways and steps are also found in most areas of the shopping district. The Visitor’s Information Center maintains a list of handicap accessible buildings or call the business directly (see shopping and dining pages).

Do you rent wheelchairs or strollers?
There are none available to rent in Long Grove.

Do you have public restrooms?
The Visitor’s Information Center and restaurants have restrooms.

Can Long Grove be reached using public transportation?
Long Grove is not currently served by commuter rail or bus lines. The Directions & Maps page has a link and phone numbers to train service in the area.  Rideshare services are also very popular.

Is photography allowed?
Long Grove’s buildings and green spaces are very photogenic. Photography is encouraged for personal use. Photography for commercial purposes should be discussed with the property owner if the business sign or name will be displayed. The Visitor’s Information Center can help to direct inquiries to specific property owners.

Can we take our wedding pictures there?
The rules above apply. Buffalo Creek Park on the north end of the district requires that photo shoots register with the Park District in advance. The Long Grove Park District Website is http://www.longgroveparkdistrict.com and their telephone number is (847) 438-4743.

Can we hold our wedding in the Sunset Pavilion?
Arrangements for weddings using the Sunset Pavilion must be coordinated with the Visitor’s Information Center. A fee will apply. Please call (847) 634-0888 for more information.

Are outdoor events allowed?
Any event that involves a gathering of people outdoors in commercial or open spaces, especially involving tents, music, entertainment, signage, food service, security, parking requirements, etc. should inquire about a Special Event Application at least 90 days prior to the date. Contact the Village of Long Grove (longgrove.net) or call (847) 634-9440 for information.

Do you publish festival dates in advance?
We try to make our yearly calendar available in January of each year. Contact the Visitor’s Center to help with planning when dates are not available here. E: info@longgrove.org P: 847-634-0888

Does the village have horse-drawn carriage rides?
Long Grove has traditionally offered carriage rides on special weekends throughout the year, for a per-ride fee.  Information will be posted on the Events & Festivals page.

Can we schedule a horse-drawn carriage for transportation from the church to the downtown area?
Please contact the information center or call (847) 634-0888 before booking because some festivals and events don’t allow access through the bridge or on roadways.  Information will be posted on the Events & Festivals page when available.

Do you have concerts in the park?
That tradition lives on at various times and locations throughout town, but the schedule varies. Events will be published in the Calendar as it becomes available. Learn more on the Long Grove Art & Music Council website.

Is there lodging nearby?
Yes, we have a list of nearby lodging here on our website. Information is available from the Lake County Convention & Visitors Bureau, or by calling (847) 662-2700.

How do I participate in festivals as a vendor or entertainer?
Go to the specific event listing on the Events & Festivals page in the event are interested in and follow directions and guidelines for application.

How far is Long Grove from Chicago?
We are approximately 35 miles northwest of the Loop. Depending on the day of the week and time of day, it can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1-1/2 hours by car (Maps & Directions)

How far is Long Grove from Milwaukee?
Approximately one hour (View at Google™ Maps)

How far is Long Grove from O’Hare Airport?
Approximately 40 minutes. (View at Google™ Maps)

How far is Long Grove from Six Flags/Gurnee?
Approximately 25 minutes. (View at Google™ Maps)

How far is Long Grove from Woodfield Mall?
Approximately 20 minutes. (View at Google™ Maps)

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