Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Grand Opening of Millie's Dino Den at Millie's Playland
[Crystal Lake, IL | December 18, 2023] — The Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration of Millie's Dino Den, the latest addition to Millie's Playland, 5186 Northwest Hwy., Ste. 130, in Crystal Lake.
Millie’s Playland is part children’s museum, part indoor playground, both focused on imagination. Named after their 5-year-old daughter Millie, owners Jon and Alicia Magro turned their vision into reality with Millie's Playland. The story behind this venture is a testament to resilience, love, and the strong support of the community.
In early 2019, Jon was diagnosed with stage 3 throat cancer. Determined to overcome this formidable challenge for the sake of his wife Alicia and their daughter Millie, Jon embarked on a courageous battle against the disease. In September of 2019, Jon received the incredible news of a clean bill of health. The Magro family remains deeply grateful to all those who stood by them during this challenging period.
The mission of Millie's Playland is not to maximize profit but to serve as an outlet for the Magro family to give back to the community. A portion of any profit generated by Millie's Playland will be donated to SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer), reflecting their commitment to helping others facing similar challenges.
"Our family's journey through adversity has shown us the power of community and the importance of giving back. Millie's Playland is our way of saying 'thank you' to the community that supported us during our toughest times. It's a place where families can come together, create cherished memories, and where a portion of every visit goes towards helping others facing similar challenges. We hope Millie's Playland becomes a symbol of resilience, love, and unity in our community."
Millie's Dino Den is a captivating addition to Millie's Playland that takes inspiration from the iconic Jurassic Park movies. The attention to detail in creating this prehistoric wonderland is nothing short of extraordinary. Visitors can expect a truly immersive experience that combines the thrill of encountering lifelike dinosaur replicas with educational elements that ignite curiosity and imagination.
For their hours and pricing, and to learn more about Millie’s Playland and the new Millie’s Dino Den, visit their website at www.milliesplayland.net. Millie’s Playland can be reached by phone at (815) 526-3135.