Visitors explore history and culture through various exhibitions including Prehistoric Lake County, The First People, and more
What You'll Get
- What’s included: general admission
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The Dunn Museum is located in the General Offices of the Lake County Forest Preserves at 1899 West Winchester Road between Route 45 and Butterfield Road in Libertyville, Illinois. The entrance is on the south side of the building. Once you turn south onto Technology Way follow signs to the Dunn Museum.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid for Adult, Senior, Youth, and Student admission. Not valid on federal holidays. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bess Bower Dunn Museum
As stewards and storytellers of the past, Bess Bower Dunn Museum aims to connect the world through history. Named after Bess Bower Dunn, the first official Lake County historian, the museum houses nearly 20,000 artifacts including prehistoric fossils and tools each telling their own story. The museum also engages the community through fields trips and education programs in order to inspire visitors to make a positive impact in their communities.
- Size: five walk-through exhibits filled with a variety of artifacts and information about the surrounding area
- Eye Catcher: the museum's full-scale replica of a wigwam, where guests learn about the history of Native Americans
- Permanent Exhibits: Prehistoric Lake County, The First People, An American Frontier, and the Woodland Theater where visitors learn about the importance of nature conservation under a canopy of leaves
- Visiting Exhibit: Illinois Proud, celebrating Illinois bicentennial with displays showcasing the work of local historical societies
- Don't Miss: the life-sized Dryptosaurus, 20-foot bipedal dinosaur replica, that greets visitors as they enter the museum