Museums in Belvidere


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

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

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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Ronald Reagan Home: Visit with Gift-Shop Credit for Two or Four at Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home (Up to 52% Off)

Visit with Gift-Shop Credit for Two or Four at Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home (Up to 52% Off)

Ronald Reagan Home

Dixon

Visitors explore the fully restored home of Ronald Reagan, where he lived from 1920–1923 before moving to Hollywood and then the White House

$20 $10

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Farnsworth House: Farnsworth House Tour for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Farnsworth House Tour for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Farnsworth House

Plano

Tour a radically modern 1951 home designed by influential architect Mies van der Rohe to float above the ground and reflect the forest

$40 $21

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The Gold Pyramid: $18 for a Tour for Two at The Gold Pyramid ($30 Value). Twenty-Two Dates Available.

$18 for a Tour for Two at The Gold Pyramid ($30 Value). Twenty-Two Dates Available.

The Gold Pyramid

Wadsworth

Built as a private home in 1977, the 17,000 sq. ft. pyramid features statues, a moat, a three-pyramid garage, and Egyptian-style furnishings

$30 $18

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Russell Military Museum: Admission for Two or Four to Russell Military Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two or Four to Russell Military Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Russell Military Museum

Zion

See aircraft, vehicles, tanks, and weapons used in actual combat, including Civil War cannonballs, a Choctaw helicopter, and a 1908 Howitzer

$20 $11

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  • Midway Village and Museum Center
    Established in 1968, Midway Village Museum embodies a sprawling, 137-acre time capsule. Within the museum’s 27 fully functioning, Victorian buildings, exhibits tell the story of Rockford since its incorporation in the early 19th century. Throughout the years, the town has made history as the progenitor of the sock monkey, the launching point for aviator Bert Hassell, and home of the Rockford Peaches—an all-female baseball team fictionalized in the film A League of Their Own, though the real squad neither played in the 1943 championship nor battled a CGI dragon. Other attractions amid the barns, blacksmiths, and general stores include a dollhouse museum and a meticulous archive of Rockford’s long, proud history in the furniture industry.
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    6799 Guilford Rd
    Rockford, IL US
  • Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum
    Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum is a Victorian-era time capsule, containing within its Swiss-style architecture more than 10,000 objects representing the furniture, artwork, and clothing of the Tinker family. Between the main estate, the barn, the carriage house, and 27 acres of rolling gardens, the museum possesses enough history to attract locals, tourists, and even the producers of Syfy's Ghost Hunters, who recently filmed a segment at the house. Daily guided tours sweep through the grounds, which include a pre-Columbian Native American conical mound, as well as the site where Rockford was founded 4,000 years ago.
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    411 Kent St.
    Rockford, IL US
  • Discovery Center Museum
    What do kids love more than outer space? Nothing, except maybe learning more about it at Discovery Center Museum, named one of the 10 best museums in the country for families by USA Today readers. The slew of interactive exhibits include a planetarium, where youngsters can learn more about the night sky, and an exhibit on Rockford astronaut Dr. Janice Voss, who went on an impressive grand total of five space missions with NASA. The museum covers more than space, though?those are just two of the more than 250 hands-on exhibits that explain concepts as diverse as how agriculture touches our everyday lives and how airplanes fly without flapping their wings.
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    711 N Main St.
    Rockford, IL US
  • Historic Auto Museum
    Rife with presidential artifacts from Ulysses S. Grant to Ronald Reagan and pop-culture memorabilia from Elvis Presley to Ghostbusters, the 36,000-square-foot Historic Auto Attractions curates an eclectic collection of historical and pop-culture memorabilia through 11 themed rooms. Visitors can peruse World Leaders to see the limousines of Harry S. Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as the personal cars of Adolf Hitler, Nikita Khrushchev, and Benito Mussolini. President Kennedy's assassination is revisited at the Kennedy Day In Dallas exhibit, which displays the actual Secret Service car that drove behind Kennedy's car in the presidential motorcade, as well as the ambulance that took Lee Harvey Oswald to the hospital after Jack Ruby shot him. The museum's new Abraham Lincoln display introduces history buffs to Lincoln's White House rocking chair, his personal razor blade, and his beloved Captain America comic-book collection.
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    13750 Metric Rd
    Roscoe, IL US
  • Logan Museum
    Caf? Belwah presents inventive cuisine and sophisticated adult beverages in a refined yet relaxed atmosphere. Hearty breakfast choices, such as pancakes topped with saut?ed apples, bananas, and homemade butter-pecan syrup ($7), imbue diners with the strength to speed-read encyclopedias or move mountains just a touch to the left. Lunchtime arrives with salads, soups, and sandwiches, including the croissant-borne crab-cake sandwich with chipotle tartar sauce ($10). Caf? Belwah's wines, specialty cocktails, martinis, and beers flirt with the brain's happy centers and the knees' wobble buttons, and dependable menu standbys are frequently crafted with local ingredients, including the likes of roasted duck with cranberry chutney ($24) and mushroom ravioli genovese ($17).
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    700 College St
    Beloit, WI US
  • Ellwood House Museum
    Established: 1965 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours Parking: Parking lot Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Guided tours Recommended Age Group: All Ages Pro Tip: Wear comfortable shoes. Q&A with the Executive Director What are the museum's origins? The museum has been operating since Mrs. Ellwood donated the mansion and property to the DeKalb Park District; currently, the estate consists of seven historic structures and 10 acres. A guided tour takes 60 to 90 minutes. Guided tours are the only option for seeing the museum. What is one fun, unusual fact about your business? The mansion was built in 1879 from [the] income Isaac Ellwood received from his half ownership in the first barbed-wire manufacturing company. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? The 1891 playhouse is a scale model of a Victorian home and once served as a parade float for the builder to showcase his home-building skills. By the late 1800s, it was acquired by the Ellwoods and became a playhouse. Entering the little building is part of the tour, but it is not handicap accessible. There is an 1865 cemetery located just beyond the woods.
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    509 North 1st Street
    DeKalb, IL US

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