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Johansen Farms started more than 85 years ago, when Hans Johansen and his family immigrated to Illinois from Copenhagen. Upon their arrival, the family started to grow and sell flowers and vegetables, slowly transforming their business from a roadside farm stand into a flourishing plant empire.

Today, sunlight filters into Johansen Farms’ 24 greenhouses, illuminating scarlet petals and verdant tendrils as they rise from beds of moist earth. Within these humid growing centers, gardeners cultivate more than 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers, from blooming annuals to hearty grasses. Guests meander at will, stopping to sniff baby flower buds and eye appetizing fruits and veggies.

710 W Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook,
IL
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Founded in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is a world-class zoological institution nestled in the heart of Chicago?s historic Lincoln Park district. The zoo is open every day of the year and offers free admission to provide entertainment and education for visitors of all ages. In addition to architectural treasures and award-winning progressively designed animal habitats, the zoo is also a conservation haven, operating one of the country?s largest zoo-based conservation and science programs.

Farm 1900 N. Stockton
Chicago,
IL
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Founded in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is a world-class zoological institution nestled in the heart of Chicago?s historic Lincoln Park district. The zoo is open every day of the year and offers free admission to provide entertainment and education for visitors of all ages. In addition to architectural treasures and award-winning progressively designed animal habitats, the zoo is also a conservation haven, operating one of the country?s largest zoo-based conservation and science programs.

2200 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago,
IL
US

The Field Museum began in 1893 with a collection of objects from the then-ongoing Chicago World's Fair, beginning a more than century-long exploration of science, art, and archaeology. These days, the Museum—which shares a lakefront campus with the John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium—contains more than 26 million artifacts and specimens. The collection is so massive that only 1% of its items can be displayed at a time, though that 1% features plenty of historically significant doozies.

To get a picture of them, you need look no further than the 19 mummies that grace the Inside Ancient Egypt exhibition, where they rest among an actual Book of the Dead. Then there's SUE, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. Stretching 42 feet from snout to tail, the towering T. rex sports a more than 90% complete skeleton, not to mention 58 sharp teeth. Equally sharp are the jewels in the Grainger Hall of Gems and the definition of the visuals displayed on the 3D Theater's massive screen.

To keep the Museum's permanent and rotating exhibitions up to date, The Field Museum's scientists conduct research at global field sites and on the collection itself. To learn how the Museum is beginning to catalog our world for future museumgoers, check out the Groupon Guide's recent visit.

1400 S Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago,
IL
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The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park fosters understanding of the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, with emphasis on his Oak Park origins and his impact on world literature.

We run the Hemingway Birthplace Home and the Hemingway Museum, plus offering scholarly and popular programming and entertainment year-round.

200 North Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park,
IL
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In Wheaton, a day at the park is never the same twice?unless, of course, you want it to be. The Wheaton Park District maintains 53 facilities that encompass everything from pools to hiking trails that weave through the area's lush outdoors. With just a glance at a few of its destinations and attractions, it becomes apparent that the district is serious about its commitment to "enrich the quality of community life."

The Prairie Path Minigolf Course and The Rail, for instance, take up residence at Clocktower Commons. Here, 18 mini-golf holes wind past a central water feature while a 12,000-square-foot skate park lets inline skaters and skateboarders practice tricks that are simply too rad for their parents' driveways. Wheaton Park District also includes The DuPage County Historical Museum and the Cosley Zoo, where a trip into the barn introduces visitors to goats, wooly llamas, and other local wildlife.

102 E Wesley St
Wheaton,
IL
US