Sightseeing in Northlake


$30 for a One-Year Rialto-Level Membership in the Theatre Historical Society of America ($60 Value)

Theatre Historical Society of America

Theatre Historical Society

Receive research, event, and merchandise discounts from a historical society that celebrates the architecture and culture of the theatre

$60 $30

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40-Minute Ride in a Extra 300L Stunt Airplane or T-6 Texan Trainer Warplane from Gauntlet Warbirds (41% Off)

Gauntlet Warbirds

Sugar Grove

A seasoned flight instructor leads a 40-minute joy ride aboard an Extra 300L aerobatic plane or a T-6 Texan warplane

$440 $259

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Two or Four Tickets to a Tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio or Frederick C. Robie House (50% Off)

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Multiple Locations

Guided tour of one of two local architectural marvels that stand as seminal works in Frank Lloyd Wright’s legendary career

$34 $17

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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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$149 for a Helicopter Flying Lesson and Flight from Bachman Aero ($295 Value)

Bachman Aero

Schaumburg

The 30-minute helicopter flying lesson puts students in control of the craft at 500 feet with instruction from a FAA Certified Pilot

$295 $149

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General Admission or Multiple Visits at 360 CHICAGO (Formerly John Hancock Observatory) (Up to 39% Off)

360 Chicago at The John Hancock Center

John Hancock Observatory

94 floors up, take in stunning panoramas of Chicago and it’s sky-high architecture bordered by sparkling Lake Michigan

$38 $23

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$35 for a Bike and Yoga Tour for One from Bike and Roll Chicago ($60 Value)

Bike and Roll Chicago

Millenium Park

Bike down the Lakefront Trail to various parks, where the surroundings will lend serenity to Vinyasa yoga classes

$60 $35

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$59 for Scavenger Dash for a Team of Two from Sierra Adventure Sports on Saturday, June 13 ($127.59 Value)

Sierra Adventure Sports

Citizen Bar

Teams of two traverse the streets of Chicago as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

$127.59 $59

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$12 for Cover Your Bases Baseball-Themed Pub Crawl by Festa Parties on Saturday, May 9 ($22 Value)

Cover Your Bases

Murphy's Bleachers

Partiers stop at 12 bars and celebrate all things baseball

$22 $12

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$39 for a Two-Hour Wednesday-Night Fireworks Cruise from Island Party Boat ($75 Value)

Tiki Party Boat

Island Party Boat

Take in fireworks lighting up the Chicago skyline on an island-themed 50-foot boat equipped with a sundeck, lounge, and premium sound system

$75 $39

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Three-Hour Historical Bus Tour for Two or Four from Weird Chicago Tours (Up to 39% Off)

Weird Chicago Tours

Pick up location

Travel by bus to the former crime scenes, red-light districts, gangster hangouts, or ghost-sighting spots of Chicago’s storied past

$70 $45

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Lakefront Speedboat Tour, Thrill Ride, or Architectural Tour from Seadog Cruises (Up to 43% Off)

Seadog Cruises

Navy Pier

Speedboats zip past famed Chicago landmarks along the lakefront and river; informative narration on city’s history and architecture

$32.42 $20

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Chicago Pizza Walking Tour for Two or Four from Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours

Near North Side

2-hour, 1.2-mile walking tour hits several pizzerias like Pizzeria Uno and Giordano’s in River North to sample pizza and learn its history

$90 $44

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Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 49% Off)

Chicago Crime Tours

Chicago

Learn about more than 100 years of Chicago’s crime history in a 90-minute tour of famous crime scenes and landmarks

$79.90 $42

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Walking Tour from WendyCity (Up to 59% Off). Two Options Available.

WendyCity

Multiple Locations

Tour the Mag Mile and learn some of its history during a relaxed walk before the stores open

$50 $21

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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

International Museum of Surgical Science Chicago

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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Cupcake Tour of Chicago with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Great Food Tours New York

Chicago

Tours make six stops along Michigan Avenue, visiting a century-old shop, one with 50 varieties of cupcake, and another with gelato

$50 $25

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Running Tours of Downtown Chicago from Chicago Running Tours & More (Up to 55% Off)

Chicago Running Tours

Chicago Running Tours

Professional guides lead sightseeing tours at a jogging pace during excursions that emphasize fun and learning over speed

$32 $15

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Eat Hyde Park or Sweet Hyde Park Tour for 1, 2, or 4 from A Taste of Hyde Park Walking Tours (Up to 56% Value)

A Taste of Hyde Park

Multiple Locations

Guests sample hot dogs at Bergstein’s NY Deli, samosas at Rajun Cajun, and fudge at Kilwin’s

$50 $25

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Walking Food Tour for One or Two from Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago (Up to 37% Off)

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago

Multiple Locations

Enjoy a roving lunch of five different tastings while learning about the history and culture of either River North or Wicker Park

$55 $35

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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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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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"Speakeasy" Social Game Experience for One, Two, Four, or Eight at Waxwing Puzzle Co. (Up to 57% Off)

Waxwing Puzzle Co.

Waxwing Puzzle Company

Players take part in a role-playing event that is set in the prohibition era and pulls from mob folklore

$40 $20

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Tour of Dawes House/Evanston History Center for 2, 4, or 5–10 People (Up to 58% 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 $9

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Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour of Aurora or Naperville for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (Up to 51% Off)

Haunted Hometowns

Multiple Locations

Ghost-seekers clutch EMF meters on lantern-lit tours through historic and haunted sites as guides relate tales of local specters

$40 $20

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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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Geneva Lake Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Geneva Lake Museum

Lake Geneva

Museum fills historic Power & Light building and replicates Lake Geneva Main Street of late 19th and early 20th centuries

$14 $7

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Admission for Four Adults, or Membership for One Adult or Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Elgin History Museum

Eastside Elgin

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin’s rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

$12 $8

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Select Local Merchants

  • Elmhurst Art Museum
    Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum displays national shows and the works of deserving regional, national, and international artists. In addition to hosting on going activities in the museum's education center, the museum seeks to spark creativity and foster sensitivity for fine art in the community through stimulating displays, programs, and mind control. Attached to the museum is the historic McCormick House, which is one of only three homes in the United States designed and built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and then replicated in LEGOs. The museum layout is designed around the house, which stands as a tribute to Mies and has won the Chicago AIA Regional Architecture Award.
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    150 Cottage Hill Ave,
    Elmhurst, IL US
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Arts
    • For $4, you get two adult admission tickets to the museum (up to an $8 value; museum admission is free on Fridays, and on all days for active armed forces members). • For $15, you get a one-year individual membership (a $30 value).
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    220 S Cottage Hill Ave
    Elmhurst, IL US
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
    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.
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    951 Chicago Ave.
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
    "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.
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    875 Lake St.
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Ernest Hemingway Foundation
    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.
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    200 North Oak Park Avenue
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Wonder Works
    A giant tree spreads its limbs across a softly lit room as soothing forest sounds play. On a child-size stage, kids manipulate controls to flick theater lights on and off. In an art studio stocked with supplies, budding artists make creative messes. This is all taking place in Wonder Works' 6,400-square-foot space. Children aged 8 and younger explore six hands-on exhibits that help them express their creativity and develop mental and social skills. Wonder Works is able to cater to children with special needs. The children's museum also hosts school field trips, and a variety of special activities and events including a children's music concert series, African American History Month, and the paleontology-centric Dino Works. In addition, an outdoor organic garden onsite gives kids an opportunity to marvel in the great outdoors without having to pay tolls to riddle-spouting trolls.
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    6445 W North Ave.
    Oak Park, IL US

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