Plan Your Visit to Riverside

Whether you are visiting the Chicago region for the first time, or were born and raised in the area, the Village of Riverside's historic landmark status and architectural features provide for a fascinating and relaxed day-trip destination.

The Village also is a destination for several special events throughout the year including Car Shows and an Arts Fair. This page provides information to help you plan your trip to the Historic Village of Riverside.

Transportation & Parking

The Village of Riverside is easily accessible from Highways
  • I-290
  • I-294
  • I-55
  • I-88

Free parking is available on all of the streets surrounding the museum: East Avenue, Forest Avenue, Longcommon Road, Burlington Road, and Pine Avenue.


The Village of Riverside is also conveniently located on a METRA commuter Line. For more information on using rail for transportation, browse the BNSF schedule.

Local Tours & Attractions

To learn about various tours offered in Riverside visit the Village Tours and Museum page and read the section titled "Village Tours." For more information about local events or activities happening in Downtown Riverside visit Riverside Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby Attractions

While in Riverside, visitors and residents can also take advantage of several cultural, educational, and historic destinations located within miles of the community. Please visit our Other Local Attractions page for more information.
Red and green trolley going down the street of Riverside.