village in Cook County, Illinois, United States

Wilmette is 16 miles (25 km) north of Chicago. It is part of the affluent corridor of lakefront Chicago suburbs known as the North Shore. It is the location of the world's oldest still-standing Bahá'í House of Worship.

The spectacular Bahá'í House of Worship


Get inEdit

  • Close by Interstate I-90/94, known locally as the Edens Expressway.
  • By taxi, from O'Hare airport
  • By Pace bus from neighboring suburbs

By trainEdit

  • The CTA Purple Line 'L' terminates at 1 Linden Station, located on Linden Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets, a few blocks west of the Baha'i House of Worship. The Purple Line provides all-day service to Evanston and Howard Station in Rogers Park on Chicago's Far North Side. It also provides weekday rush hour service to the Loop.
  • The Metra Union Pacific / North Line stops at 2 Wilmette Station, along Green Bay Road between Central and Lake Avenues in Downtown Wilmette. The Union Pacific / North Line runs from Ogilvie Transportation Center in Downtown Chicago's West Loop all the way to Kenosha, Wisconsin, stopping at many towns along Chicagoland's North Shore on the way.

Get aroundEdit

PACE bus routesEdit




  • Edens Plaza. A large shopping center on the west end of town at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Skokie Boulevard (US41)near the Edens Expressway. It features anchor stores like Carson Pirie Scott, Bed, Bath and Beyond and the Fresh Market in addition to many smaller stores.
  • Crystal Cave. Souvenirs.
  • 1 Plaza del Lago, 1515 Sheridan Rd, +1 855 247-7724.    




There are no hotels in Wilmette. Try hotels in Evanston, Skokie, or Glenview.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Wilmette
MilwaukeeNorthfield  W   E  SkokieChicago
MilwaukeeNorthfield  N   S  SkokieChicago
END  N   S  EvanstonRogers Park, Chicago
KenoshaWinnetka  N   S  EvanstonChicago

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