Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have something else that you would like to know then please contact us by calling our visitors center or emailing us at info@longgrove.org

General Questions

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Click here to visit their site: http://lgparks.org/

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.

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.

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.

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).

There are none available to rent in Long Grove.

The Visitor’s Information Center and restaurants have restrooms.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Events & Festivals

To learn more click here: http://www.longgrove.org/events-festivals/

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 (website) or call (847) 634-9440 for information.

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

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.

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.

That tradition lives on at various times and locations throughout town, but the schedule varies. Events will be published in the as it becomes available.

Go to the specific event listing on the Events & Festivals page in the event are interested in and follow directions and guidelines for application.

Getting to Long Grove

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)

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