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Address: 307 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047-8863
Phone Number: +1 847-634-0888
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Still recovering... but the charm potential is there

Trying to "shop small" this year, I drove out to Long Grove on a weekday afternoon searching for some unique gifts. It's been quite a while since I was last there. Many of the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Merrill M
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Northbrook, Illinois

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Northbrook, Illinois
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76 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Trying to "shop small" this year, I drove out to Long Grove on a weekday afternoon searching for some unique gifts. It's been quite a while since I was last there. Many of the buildings are vacant or being renovated or are for sale. The Olive Tap was a nice surprise, with extensive olive oil tastings. Seasons and Irish Boutique... More 

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Thank Merrill M
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885 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I've added one star since my last review. Long Grove has not been a full day's outing for a long time, but there have been enough improvements lately to provide a a pleasant afternoon. There are still a TON of empty stores. But there are also a couple of places to eat or get coffee; candy stores; a few galleries,... More 

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Thank illinois travelere
Big Rock
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121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We visited downtown Long Grove after visiting the confectionary. About half is being renovated and worked on and the rest is pretty good. The stores were priced well and interesting.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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726 reviews
338 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Not as quaint as we remembered. Some of the cuter shops we used to visit are gone now. Seems like they are having trouble competing with nearby chains. Sad in a way.

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Thank McWett
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My good friend and I traveled to Long Grove today from Oak Creek, WI. I hadn't been to Long Grove in over 12 years and my friend had not been for many years also. What a shock and disappointment. It is virtually a ghost town with most shops either for rent or for sale, falling apart and we only found... More 

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Lincoln, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The town and shops look like they might be interesting so i'd like to go back when a Fest is not going on and they aren't packed with people. We decided to go to the Apple Fest because we were in search of apples and it sounded like something new to explore. I expected to be able to buy a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Recently visited Long Grove to take family photos there. The town is very cute, old brick sidewalks, little shops and an old covered bridge. However, I was there with family who had visited before and they were surprised with how many of the shops have closed and are just abandoned buildings. They have a big apple festival that draws seems... More 

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Thank photographyluva
Chicago
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Boring! Not like Geneva, . They need some fun stores Nothing to bring me back! Sidewalks need repair Don't go if you have trouble walking. You have to pay $5 dollars a person for a fest! They would probably make more money if they didn't charge. It's Greed!

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Thank BRGuest
Long Grove, Illinois
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The great recession has taken its toll on this sleepy village and it has never recovered. At least a third of the shops remain vacant and the crowds are non existant, except for the ocassional festival. The new village board is attempting to revitalize and there are some encouraging signs of a pulse in town with a few new shops... More 

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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225 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Irish fest was just okay - they charged for all the kids activities which is really unnecessary (just have a free craft table). The main stores are cute but pricey - the popcorn shop charges $5 for a tiny bag of popcorn. Fun to shop but expect to spend more than usual.

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