For a glimpse into what life was like on the Illinois prairie, visit Naperville’s Naper Settlement Museum Village, an authentic reconstruction of a 19th-century prairie community. The 13-acre site contains 18 historic homes, businesses and public buildings, plus authentically costumed villagers who have sights to show and stories to tell. To reach it, take the Eisenhower Expressway to I-88 and look for the Naperville exit. Follow the brown-and-white signs to 523 S. Webster Ave. Call 630-420-6010 for more information. Located close to the museum village is one of the most beautiful spots in Illinois: the Naperville Riverwalk. Stroll through nearly 2 miles of winding brick paths along the DuPage River. Call 630.355.4141 for information about Riverwalk events.