Kids Activities in Lyons


Tactical Laser Tag for 2, 4, 10, or 6 at Red Star Combat (Up to 63% Off). Eight Options Available.

Red Star Combat

Melrose Park

Wield battle rifles with eight different weapon settings to blast your way through a 30,000-sq.-ft. arena on missions open to ages 10+

$32 $16

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Mini Golf for 4, 6, 8, or 10 or Mini Golf for 4 and 45 Arcade Tokens Each at PGN Fun Center (Up to 59% Off)

PGN Fun

PGN Fun Center

Two adventure-themed miniature-golf courses wind through castles, caves, and tall hedges

$28 $14

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Outing for Two or Four to The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn (Up to 44% Off)

The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn

The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn

Explore 16 hands-on, educational exhibit areas developed within Illionis Learning Standards; Hands-on learning brings the classroom to life

$32 $18

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Weekend Access to the Chicago Pet Show for Two at Oak Lawn Pavilion on April 25–26 (Up to 42% Off)

Chicago Pet Show

Oak Lawn Community Pavilion

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Two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups, aimed at current and prospective pet owners

$12 $7

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$69 for Four 30 Minute Private Music Lessons $140 — Northfield School of Music

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

Students can choose from drums, guitar, voice, violin, or piano lessons

$140 $69

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Four In-Home or In-Studio Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

North Shore Music Institute

North Shore Music Institute

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach music techniques for the bass, cello, and drums in a wide variety of genres

$240 $120

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons from Parker Music (67% Off)

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

$60 $20

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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The Green & White Soiree at Barley & Brass on March 17 (Up to 40% Off)

The Green & White Soiree

Barley & Brass

Green-hued cocktails and a rollicking dance floor at a St. Patrick’s celebration that benefits the community

$45 $27

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Specialty or Flying Trapeze Class at Trapeze School New York (Up to 54% Off)

Trapeze School New York in Chicago

Trapeze School New York in Chicago

Soaring through the air becomes a reality in group trapeze classes

$57 $30

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$110 for Piano Lessons ($200 Value) — The Art of Piano Playing

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$200 $110

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Maze Visit and Games for Two, Four, or Eight at Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier (Up to 62% Off)

Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier

Navy Pier

A spinning tunnel and the corridor of confusion lay inside a 4,000-square-foot, Chicago-history-themed maze on Navy Pier

$25.98 $14

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Admission for Two or 1-Year Individual or Family Membership at International Museum of Surgical Science (50% Off)

International Museum of Surgical Science

Near North Side

More than 600 art pieces and 7,000 medical artifacts—including a working iron lung—trace the advancement of surgery throughout history

$30 $15

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Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Lincoln Park

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWI

$14 $8

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5 or 10 Kids' Open-Play Sessions at Chicago Playpen (Up to 59% Off)

Chicago Playpen

Bronzeville

Kids play inside a facility that’s full of educational installations, including a grocery store

$60 $29

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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drum, or Piano Lessons at Guitar Cities (Up to 59% Off)

Guitar Cities

Chicago

Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

$80 $33

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$58 for a Ghost Investigation Tour for Two from Chicago Ghost Investigations ($116 Value)

Chicago Ghost Investigations

Pilsen

After a crash course in ghost hunting, small teams use tools to explore and communicate with ghosts of Al Capone’s underworld

$116 $58

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$99 for a Two-Hour Kids' Party with Host, Setup, and Clean Up at Bright Smiles Party Suite ($235 Value)

Bright Smiles Party Suite

Chicago

Kids celebrate their birthdays in style with two-hour parties that include a host to help supervise as well as run setup and cleanup

$235 $99

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Visit for Two or Four, or Individual or Family Membership to Museum of Broadcast Communications (Up to 50% Off)

Museum of Broadcast Communications

Near North Side

Artifacts and digitized recordings detail the history of radio and television; interactive station lets visitors anchor their own newscasts

$24 $12

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Five Weeks of Bagpipe or Drum Lessons with Rentals at Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming

Irish American Heritage Center

In groups of up to five, students hone playing and practice technique and learn about the culture of drums or Scottish bagpipes

$145 $69

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$29 for Two Adult Sports-Acrobatics Classes at MSA & Circus Arts ($60 Value)

MSA & Circus Arts

Logan Square

Learn floor-tumbling moves, such as bounces, flips, and handstands, and jump on a regulation-sized trampoline equipped with safety lines

$60 $29

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$12 for 15 Batting Cage Tokens at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar ($20 Value)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Sluggers

Sports bar’s upstairs game room includes batting cages where guests can practice their swings and crush fastballs

$20 $12

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Dance Classes or Majorette or Musical-Theater Program at Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center (Up to 54% Off)

Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center

Multiple Locations

Adults learn dances such as Afro-Modern Fusion, hip-hop, and jazz; children learn majorette-style dancing or put on a musical

$60 $29

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$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Bar Louie River North

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$90 $45

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$15 for One Hour of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Six at Fireside Bowl (Up to $48 Value)

Fireside Bowl

Logan Square

Guests to this 1940s bowling alley vie for the highest score while surrounded by vintage decor and modern scoring systems

$48 $15

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Two or Four Piano Lessons at Heart of Singing (Up to 53% Off)

Heart of Singing

Heart of Singing

Seasoned musician inspires versatile piano moves during lessons tailored to the student’s skill level & goals

$80 $38

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$31 for $70 Groupon — ChampYon Taekwondo USA

Champyon Taekwondo Usa

Champyon Taekwondo Usa

From the merchant: Students learn the basics during two trial classes; uniform included

$70 $31

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$33 for Three Private Guitar or Piano Lessons or Two Vocal Lessons at The Ultimate School of Guitar (Up to $72 Value)

The Ultimate School of Guitar

The Ultimate School of Guitar

Basic to advanced lessons in guitar, piano, and vocals taught by talented instructors with educational and practical experience

$72 $33

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Music-Production 101 Class or One Full-Day Boot Camp at The Talent Pros (Up to 80% Off)

The Talent Pros

The Talent Pros

Workshops cover the basics of the recording industry with insight from an experienced staff that includes a Grammy-winning producer

$75 $29

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General, Family, or Friend Sponsor Annual Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum (50% Off)

APR Pullman Porter Museum

A Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

Museum celebrates the victories of the nation’s first African-American labor unions and the history of African-American railroad workers

$50 $25

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Three, Five, or Seven Private Violin or Viola Lessons at MB Muzik (Up to 58% Off)

MB Muzik

Chicago

A violinist since age seven, Marija Bubanj teaches violin and viola students basic scales, fingerings, and bowing techniques

$180 $75

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Two or Four Private Piano or Drum Lessons at Guitar Chicago (Up to 54% Off)

Guitar Chicago

The Loop

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

$70 $33

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$24 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Paul Cherewick: Guitar Teacher

Paul Cherewick: Guitar Teacher

Chicago

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $24

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5 or 10 Pop-In Playtime Admissions at Pump It Up (50% Off)

Pump It Up Chicago

Pump It Up

Inflatable playground of bounce houses, tall slides, obstacle courses, and climbing walls; open play sessions held throughout the week

$50 $25

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One or Three 30- or 60-Minute Private Piano Lessons at Palos Heights Piano (50% Off)

Palos Heights Piano

Palos Heights

Classical pianist with 20+ years of experience teaches the instrument's fundamentals to students of all ages

$30 $15

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Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Lombard Roller Rink (Up to 52% Off)

Lombard Roller Rink

Lombard

Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

$24 $12

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Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Southwest Ice Arena (Up to 53% Off)

Southwest Ice Arena

Crestwood

Skaters spin around two well-maintained ice rinks during public skates inside the family-friendly skating center

$18 $9

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Four Private Music Lessons from Dave Kohut Guitar Instruction (44% Off)

Dave Kohut Guitar Instruction

Crestwood

From the merchant: Guitar, bass, banjo, or Ukulele lessons available. All levels of student from beginning to advanced are welcome.

$80 $45

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Ice-Skating Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Seven Bridges Ice Arena (Up to 53% Off)

Seven Bridges Ice Arena

Woodridge

Sports arena with one Olympic-size ice rink, one NHL-size ice rink, and a multisport turf field on the second floor

$20 $10

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One or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Evolution Music (Up to 67% Off)

Evolution Music

Orland Park

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

$20 $10

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Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six People at Wood Dale Bowl (Up to 66% Off)

Wood Dale Bowl

Wood Dale Bowl

Players hone their pin-pummeling skills inside this bowling alley that boasts 24 lanes and automatic scoring

$25 $11

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$28 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Devine Music Studio

Devine Music Studio

Glen Ellyn

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $28

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Arcade Outing with 100 Tokens and a 14-Inch Single-Topping Pizza at Kiddie Kingdom (Up to 55% Off)

Kiddie Kingdom

Kiddie Kingdom

Entertainment facility houses platefuls of hand-tossed pizza, more than 62 arcade games, and a miniature carousal

$33.70 $15

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Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Rocket Ice Arena (Up to 58% Off)

Rocket Ice Arena

Rocket Ice Arena

Skaters of all levels hone their moves during open skates while supporters cheer them on from lodge with fireplace, free WiFi & café

$18 $9

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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Membership for a Family or Individual (Up to 40% Off)

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Skokie

The museum honors Holocaust victims, telling their stories with artifacts and interactive exhibits that urge visitors to fight intolerance

$40 $25

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10- or 20-Visit Resident or Non-Resident Pass to Exploritorium (Up to 46% Off)

Exploritorium

Exploritorium

Kids & families explore water, engineering & theatre while playing in interactive areas; 2008 Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick–winning playspace

$27 $15

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Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Bloomingdale

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

$16 $8

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Tour of Dawes House/Evanston History Center for 2, 4, or 5–10 People (Up to 45% Off)

Evanston History Center

Evanston History Center

Visit the National Historic Landmark Dawes House, where more than a century of history about the city is preserved in a beautiful chateau

$20 $12

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Open Play for Three or Four or a Party at Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe (Up to 42% Off)

Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe

Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe

Play pass grants access to mazes, slides, and ball pits for the whole day; party includes pizza, drinks, and invitations

$36 $22

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One or Three Two-Hour Adult Art Classes at Terra Sounds (Up to 48% Off)

Terra Sounds

Terra Sounds School of Music and Arts

Adult artists of all experience levels pick a media of their choice, such as watercolor, acrylic, or oil paint, while working on a sketch

$27 $15

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Five Kids’ Bounce-House Visits or a Classic Party for Up to 25 at Pump It Up Glenview (Up to 51% Off)

Pump It Up Glenview

Glenview

Kids jump, play, and socialize aboard colorful inflatable slides and bounce houses during open-play times or birthday party

$45 $22

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$29 for Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds ($80 Value)

Terra Sounds

Terra Sounds School of Music and Arts

Students can practice instruments including guitar, piano, drums, violin, or voice or study techniques such as songwriting or improvisation

$80 $29

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$74 for Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music ($150 Value)

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle

Music school established in 1959 offers aspiring musicians lessons in numerous instruments, like guitar, piano, bass, drums, brass, and more

$150 $74

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Ice-Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Canlan Ice Sports (Up to 55% Off)

Canlan Ice Sports Romeoville

International Ice Center

Guests lace up rented skates and take to the ice during public-skating sessions held in this three-rink facility

$20 $10

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5 or 10 Bounce-House Play Passes at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off

Pump It Up

Schaumburg

Kids scramble and jump through bounce houses and coast down inflatable slides during five or 10 play sessions

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Drop-In Play Sessions, or a 90-Minute Firefighter Birthday Party for Up to 14 at FireZone (Up to 61% Off)

FireZone

Firezone

Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

$45 $19

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$140 for $250 Groupon — My Learning Party

My Learning Party

Schaumburg

From the merchant: We provide a birthday party service and venue for children that instills or rekindles the love of learning or giving.

$250 $140

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$149 for One-Month Rock 101 Performance Program with Private & Group Lessons at School of Rock ($300 Value)

School of Rock

Mokena

Students spend private lessons learning to master their chosen instrument; group lessons teach students to perform as part of a band

$300 $149

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5 or 10 Weekday or Weekend Open-Play Passes at Jump N' Jam Playland (Up to 58% Off)

Jump N' Jam Playland

Calumet City

Inflatable bounce houses, jungle gyms, slides, obstacle courses, and basketball courts

$40 $19

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 54% Off)

AMF Bowling

Multiple Locations

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$30.38 $17

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Three or Six Open-Play Outings at Kids Club Party and Fun (Up to 50% Off)

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

$30 $16

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$18 for Nickel City Family Entertainment Center Visit for Four with Pizza, Pop, and Gameplay ($31.99 Value)

Nickel City

Northbrook

Share a large pizza and pitcher of soda between turns on 100+ nickel-operated video and redemption games

$31.99 $18

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One 60-Minute Private Guitar Lesson with Family Member or Friend from Eric Mantel ($45 Value) 

Eric Mantel

Eric Mantel

A guitar instructor for more than three decades, Eric Mantel teaches students myriad techniques with inspiration from guitar greats

$45 $22.50

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At Fleetwood Roller Rink, skaters glide across a lustrous 75'x165' floor under a rainbow of vibrant lights that have illuminated patrons for 50 years. Furnished with rental equipment, patrons can swiftly perform tricks or recite the complete works of Homer before refueling with pizza, hot dogs, and candy dispensed from a fully stocked snack shop. The full-service facility is a frequent site of fundraisers and events, and staff members can devise comprehensive birthday party packages that include such merrymaking accouterments as cake, balloons, and tax forms filled out in the style of Mad Libs. Skaters of all experience levels can sharpen their skills during weekly lessons and open skating sessions.
7231 W Archer Ave
Summit Argo,
IL
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Built in 1925, the newly refurbished and richly historic LaGrange Theatre has shown captivating entertainment on both the stage and the screen. Upcoming features include The Social Network, a Facebook biopic, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, the latest installment of the popular wizard series. Walk past the theater's signature marquee and renovated murals, then relax with a snack from the concession stand, such as buttery popcorn, an ice-cold soda, or a seared ginger duck breast with peach-chili aioli personally served by a tuxedoed Martin Scorsese.
80 S La Grange Rd
La Grange,
IL
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Horrorbles is one-stop shopping for all things horror and sci-fi, featuring movies, one of a kind and limited edition collectibles, figures, apparel, books and magazines, gag gifts, classes, parties, screenings, lectures, showings and more, this is the place for horror & pop-culture fans!
6729 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn,
IL
US
A green flag cuts through the air, signaling rows of Sodi RX7 karts to throttle up their 200cc Honda GX engines and roar around the quarter-mile track. Inside the 40,000-square-foot facility that houses these karts, Chicago Race Factory's staff provides safety briefings and protective helmets to drivers, scheduling track time in advance or penciling walk-ins into the next available race. The track is also open to parties for birthdays, social gatherings, and corporate team-building events. Recognizing man's natural need for speed, they have formed competitive and league racing for true gearheads who want more laps around their racer-designed track, whose tire border prevents captive Michelin men from escaping back into the wild.
6955 S Harlem Ave
Bedford Park,
IL
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It's safe to say that Frank Lloyd Wright is a household name, partly because he put his name on so many houses. The sites overseen by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust receive nearly 150,000 visitors a year?tangible proof that the visionary's impact on architecture, design, and culture remains alive and well. To ensure that legacy continues, the Chicago-based nonprofit runs tours at several of Wright's buildings and hosts various educational programs. Home and Studio: Unity Temple. Robie House. The Rookery Light Court remodeling. All classic pieces of Modern architecture, and all designed inside the studio at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park. From 1889 until 1909, Frank Lloyd Wright worked out of this residential space, eventually expanding the home to include a proper studio as demand for his services grew. Now an architectural destination in its own right, the Home and Studio welcomes guests seeking a look into the mind (and working conditions) of America's most famed architect. On tours, trained interpreters guide visitors through the space, sharing anecdotes and insights into Wright's work and home life. Frederick C. Robie House: The crown jewel of Hyde Park's residential architecture, the Frederick C. Robie House was designed by Wright for the up-and-coming industrialist of the same name between 1908 and 1910. Widely hailed as one of the finest examples of the Prairie School of architectural design, the house has earned its share of accolades over the years, including a spot on the very first National Register of Historic Places in 1966. During tour, architectural experts guide groups through each of the house's significant features, from the cantilevered roof and prevalence of horizontal lines to the striking leaded glass windows that give the house its inner light. Tours also cover recent restoration efforts, giving guests an inside look at what it takes to preserve a historic home.
951 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park,
IL
US
"You know, Unity Temple is my contribution to modern architecture"—bold, blunt, and revolutionary, Frank Lloyd Wright single-handedly forged the Prairie school of architecture, of which Unity Temple is perhaps the purest example. Built between 1905 and 1908, the church broke all of the traditional rules, replacing the steeple with low, flat roofs, removing the prominent entranceway to create a sense of monolithic austerity, and most daringly of all, using poured concrete as not just a structural element but an architectural one. This honest exposure of a conventionally hidden material reflected the philosophy of a man who valued genuine candor over sweetened niceties, whether in word or in stone. More than a century since its construction, the church is in the midst of an ongoing restoration, funded by member sponsorship and daily admission fees. Although the interior still luxuriates in the wash of natural light from the stained glass ceiling, and the boxy, modern light fixtures flicker on, the exterior faces severe weathering due mainly to Wright's eternally before-his-time designs, which failed to account for the effects of water and time on concrete, and an infestation of rockbiters in the 70s.
875 Lake St
Oak Park,
IL
US

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