Attractions in Evanston, Illinois, include the Charles G. Dawes House, Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop, the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art and the Shakespeare Garden. Among the restaurants and bars in Evanston are Bat 17, Found and the Union Pizzeria.
The Charles G. Dawes House, former house of Calvin Coolidge’s vice president, is home to the Evanston History Center. The center offers tours of the house and the surrounding town and includes historic artifact displays. Special events at the Charles G. Dawes House include ice cream socials, Mother's Day house walks and holiday open houses.
Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop is a museum and shop with a focus on rocks and prehistoric life. The museum's fossil collection includes a complete cave bear skeleton, and visitors can purchase gems, crystals and jewelry from the shop. The shop also hosts field trips and groups.
The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art features over 5,000 pieces from artists such as Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol. Special collections include architectural drawings by Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin and computer prints from the 1950s.
The Shakespeare Garden, a part of the Garden Club of Evanston, showcases dozens of plants from the great playwright's works.