Museums in Austin, Chicago


Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (50% Off)

Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum - Live

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

$16 $8

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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

include invitations to programs and events, and reciprocal free or reduced admission to more than 200 science centers and museums around the world.

$40 $20

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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

$60 $30

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Memberships to DuSable Museum of African American History (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

The DuSable Museum of African American History
Washington Park

Examine tales and artifacts of African American history with studies of African nations, murals, and even an animatronic Harold Washington

$40 $25

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Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame Culinary Experience for One or Two on October 13 (47% Off)

Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame
Navy Pier

See Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame induct notable chefs; open bar & restaurant samples

$95 $50

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One or Two Adult Admission Tickets to Farnsworth House (Up to 48% 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

$20 $12

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4-Train-Ride Tickets for Two, Four, or Six at Hesston Steam Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Hesston Steam Museum
La Porte

Ride on miniature and full-size steam trains and explore interactive exhibits devoted to steam power

$34 $20

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$18 for a Tour for Two at The Gold Pyramid ($30 Value). 36 Dates and Times 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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Admission for One, Two, or Four to the Illinois Railway Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Illinois Railway Museum
Evergreen Park

Watch restored antique train cars in operation, then check out memorabilia from the Chicagoland and national rail industries

$10 $5

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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

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

$40 $22

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Single-Day Admission for One, Two, or Four or Family Membership to Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 62% Off)

Joliet Historical Museum
Joliet

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$6 $3

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Admission for Two or Four to the Museum of Arts & Play (Up to 53% Off)

Museum of Arts & Play
Dyer

Museum highlighting the benefits of play boasts everything from vintage toys to pop culture collectibles 

$16 $9

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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

$45 $22

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Chicago Hot Dog Fest Presented By The Chicago History Museum on August 5–7

Chicago Hot Dog Fest
Chicago History Museum - Live

Three-day fest celebrates the great American hot dog with specialty dogs, ice cold brews, and music

$30 $25

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Museum Campus, Gangster, or Fireworks Tour for 1 or 2 from Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours (Up to 18% Off)

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours
Central Chicago

Ride up to some of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks during Museum Campus, Gangster history tours, and fireworks displays

$68

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Chicago Explorer Pass Including Admission to Three or Five Attractions from 20+ Options. Pay Nothing at Gate.

Go City Card
Oak Park

Card grants free admission to 3 or 5 Chicago museums, tours, and attractions, chosen from over 20 options

$49 $40.50

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Cupcake Tour of Chicago with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Best Tours (Up to 68% Off)

Best Tours
Chicago

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

$50 $19

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Gangster Tour of Chicago for One, Two, or Four from Best Tours (Up to 65% Off)

Best Tours (Chicago)
Chicago

Tour-goers take a 90-minute jaunt past iconic landmarks and mob movie filming locations while learning about Chicago’s gangster past

$35 $17

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Chocolate Tour of Chicago with Seven Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Best Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Best Tours
Chicago

Sample Aztec chocolate drinks, cupcakes, truffles, and chocolate donuts during two-hour chocolate tour along the Magnificent Mile

$50 $25

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"Big Fish" The Musical

Madison Street Theatre
Oak Park

$40 $25.25

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"Saturday Morning Funnies"

Edge Theater
Edgewater

$10 $7.50

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Admission for One, Two, or Four to the Chinatown Food Tour of Chicago from Best Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Best Tours (Chicago)
Chicago

Tours of Chicago’s Chinatown make stops for dumplings, tea, and fortune and almond cookies

$50 $25

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Monday Night Sunset Cocktail Cruise Aboard the Anita Dee II Yacht

Anita Dee II Yacht
Chicago

$25 $16.50

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Italian Food Tour of Chicago with Five Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Best Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Best Tours
Chicago

Sample Chicago-style pizza, italian beef, and artisan products during a two-hour Italian-food tour along the Magnificent Mile

$50 $25

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Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater

Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theater
South Loop

$67 $46.25

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"Little Shop of Horrors"

American Blues Theater
Lincoln Park

$29 $23

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Downtown Naperville Food Tour for One or Two from Naperville Bites and Sites (Up to 22% Off)

Naperville Bites and Sites
Chicago

Eat, walk, and discover Naperville’s historic neighborhood during a culinary and cultural food tour

$48 $40

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"Our Lady of 121st Street"

Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three
North Side

$30 $20.25

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"Direct from Death Row the Scottsboro Boys"

Raven Theatre East Stage
Edgewater

$42 $25.50

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Interactive Walking Tours of Chicago from Stray Boots (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Stray Boots
Oak Park

Clues, trivia, and riddles lead explorers through vibrant neighborhoods via the Stray Boots iPhone or Android app

$24 $12

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"The Importance of Being Earnest" - Saturday July 30, 2016 / 7:30pm

Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two
North Side

$42 $27.25

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Peppa Pig's Big Splash Tickets

Peppa Pig's Big Splash Tickets
North Side of Little Fort

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$74.94

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Tickets

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Downtown

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$75.11

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"The Taming of the Shrew"

Oak Park Festival Theatre in Austin Gardens
Galewood

$29 $18.75

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Paw Patrol Tickets

Paw Patrol Tickets
Downtown

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$83.27

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"Ayn Rand in Love"

MCL Chicago
Lakeview

$20 $14.50

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"Remembrance"

Saint Sebastian Players Theatre
DePaul

$20 $13.75

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"Kin Folk"

The Den Theatre - Main Stage
Wicker Park

$20 $13.75

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Lake Paddle

Kayak Chicago - North Avenue Beach
North Side

$75.21 $45.11

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"Dating and Dragons"

Factory Theater
Far North Side

$25 $16.50

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"DUI vs. IUD"

Drinking & Writing Theater at Haymarket Pub & Brewery
West Town

$10 $7.50

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Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Wicker Park

Wicker Park
Bucktown

$55 $43.75

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$179 for an Interactive Murder-Mystery Game for Up to 40 People from The Mystery Shop ($490 Value)

The Mystery Shop
Chicago

Pairs of actors lead fun auctions while dropping clues, leading audiences of up to 40 to deduce who committed murder

$490 $179

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Theresa Caputo Tickets

Theresa Caputo Tickets
Indiana University

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$80.08

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Deathtrap Tickets

Deathtrap Tickets
Belmont

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$85.82

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Smokey Joe's Cafe Tickets

Smokey Joe's Cafe Tickets
Belmont

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$92.11

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Wednesday Night Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Anita Dee II Yacht at DuSable Harbor
Chicago

$31 $17.25

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Hamilton Tickets

Hamilton Tickets
Downtown

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$428.83

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$62 for a 90-Minute Architectural Boat Tour for Two from Chicago Line Cruises ($84 Value)

Chicago Line Cruises
Chicago

Award-winning Docents tell the stories behind over 50 “cloud busters” and narrate historical events that influenced the present-day skyline

$84 $62

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  • Wonder Works Chicago
    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
  • Ernest Hemingway Foundation
    Looking for a unique art museum? Head on over to Ernest Hemingway Foundation in Oak Park and browse through a wide variety of art pieces. Service and taste make a great restaurant, and that's why you won't be disappointed by this museum. Tots are more than welcome to hang with their parents at this museum. Commuters will love the easy access to public transit and parking close to Ernest Hemingway Foundation. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    200 North Oak Park Avenue
    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

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