Museums in Elgin


Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center: Visit for One or Two to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (Up to 50% Off)

Visit for One or Two to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (Up to 50% 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

$12 $8

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Naper Settlement: $35 for Two Adult Tickets and Beer at Naper Settlement's Oktoberfest on October 2 or 3 ($54 Value)

$35 for Two Adult Tickets and Beer at Naper Settlement's Oktoberfest on October 2 or 3 ($54 Value)

Naper Settlement

Naperville

Celebrate German culture with beer, food, and live music at Naper Settlement

$54 $35

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Hesston Steam Museum: 4-Train-Ride Tickets for Two, Four, or Six at Hesston Steam Museum (Up to 52% Off)

4-Train-Ride Tickets for Two, Four, or Six at Hesston Steam Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Hesston Steam Museum

Galena

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

$34 $19

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

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

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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Wonder Works: Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Wonder Works (42% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Wonder Works (42% Off)

Wonder Works

Oak Park

Studio, stage, forest exhibit, building station, fantasy village, and storybook castle welcome hands-on exploring from children and toddlers

$36 $21

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

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

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

Chicago History Museum

Chicago

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

$14 $7

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

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

$20 $12

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

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

APR Pullman Porter Museum

Far South Chicago

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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SciTech Hands On Museum: Admission for Two or Four, or Summer Camp and Admission for Four to SciTech Hands On Museum (Up to 41% Off)

Admission for Two or Four, or Summer Camp and Admission for Four to SciTech Hands On Museum (Up to 41% Off)

SciTech Hands On Museum

Downtown Aurora

150 family-friendly science and technology focused exhibits; camp topics range from the physics of flight to “real life” zombies

$16 $10

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McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum: Bridge and Bridgehouse Tour for 1, 2, or 4 at McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Bridge and Bridgehouse Tour for 1, 2, or 4 at McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum (Up to 50% Off)

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

The Loop

Museum guide showcases historic landmark bridgehouse with views of bridge gears, structure, and five-story tower along this riverwalk tour

$8 $5

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Music Box Theatre: Cinema Science With the Field Museum: Gattaca at Music Box Theatre

Cinema Science With the Field Museum: Gattaca at Music Box Theatre

Music Box Theatre

Chicago

$10 $7.50

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Cascade Drive-In: $14 for Movie and Popcorn for Two at Cascade Drive-In ($24.50 Value)

$14 for Movie and Popcorn for Two at Cascade Drive-In ($24.50 Value)

Cascade Drive-In

West Chicago

The double features of first-run flicks pair with the audio from an FM station or in-car speakers as attendees dig into the popcorn

$24.50 $14

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Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.: 48-Hour or Daytime Passes to Guided Tours from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. (Up to 29% Off)

48-Hour or Daytime Passes to Guided Tours from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. (Up to 29% Off)

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.

Chicago

Guides narrate the sights of the Windy City as trolleys cruise to multiple stops downtown and in neighborhoods; “hop on hop off” access

$35 $25

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Brick Fest Live: Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Donald E Stephens Convention Center on October 3–4 (Up to 30% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Donald E Stephens Convention Center on October 3–4 (Up to 30% Off)

Brick Fest Live

Donald E Stephens Convention Center

LEGO lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

$28.50 $20

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Hollywood Blvd Cinema: Two or Four Tickets at Hollywood Blvd Cinema (44% Off)

Two or Four Tickets at Hollywood Blvd Cinema (44% Off)

Hollywood Blvd Cinema

Woodridge

New releases and classic films in a modern theater that honors cinema history with vintage photos and a recreation of Hollywood Blvd.

$32 $18

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The Dancing Horses Theatre: The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Delavan

Equestrians and various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance; backstage pass includes horse-training info and equine meet-and-greets

$37.50 $18

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Village of Bensenville: Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for Two or Four at Bensenville Theatre (Up to 45% Off)

Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for Two or Four at Bensenville Theatre (Up to 45% Off)

Village of Bensenville

Bensenville

Guests grab buckets of popcorn and large sodas before heading into intimate twin theaters to view recent releases

$20 $12

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Studio Movie Grill: $5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.75 $5

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Star Cinema Grill - Arlington Heights / Hollywood Palms - Naperville: $5 for Movie at Star Cinema Grill or Hollywood Palms (Up to $10.50 Value)

$5 for Movie at Star Cinema Grill or Hollywood Palms (Up to $10.50 Value)

Star Cinema Grill - Arlington Heights / Hollywood Palms - Naperville

Multiple Locations

Watch recent Hollywood releases while enjoying any item from our extensive menu served table-side

$8 $5

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Bike and Roll Chicago: $69 for a Bike Tour and Tasting for Two at Lagunitas Brewing Co. from Bike and Roll ($138 Value)

$69 for a Bike Tour and Tasting for Two at Lagunitas Brewing Co. from Bike and Roll ($138 Value)

Bike and Roll Chicago

Millenium Park

Guests bike Chicago’s historic neighborhoods, tasting dishes from popular restaurants, ending with tour, tasting at Lagunitas Brewing Co.

$138 $69

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

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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The Annoyance Theatre & Bar: Splatter Theater at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

Splatter Theater at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theater

$20 $13.75

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“Maybe Baby, It's You”: “Maybe Baby, It's You” at Pheasant Run Resort on Select Dates Through October 23 (Up to 49% Off)

“Maybe Baby, It's You” at Pheasant Run Resort on Select Dates Through October 23 (Up to 49% Off)

“Maybe Baby, It's You”

Fox Valley Rep Box Office at Pheasant Run Resort

Play examines the nature of romance in eleven funny, sweet vignettes

$37 $19

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The Logan Theatre: $12 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn at The Logan Theatre ($20.50 Value)

$12 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn at The Logan Theatre ($20.50 Value)

The Logan Theatre

Logan Square

Historic theater features current releases and classic films

$20.50 $12

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Under the Gun Theater: Porn Minus Porn at Under the Gun Theater

Porn Minus Porn at Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

Lakeview

$12 $9

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The Spirit of Peoria: Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise or Overnight Excursion aboard The Spirit of Peoria (Up to 38% Off)

Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise or Overnight Excursion aboard The Spirit of Peoria (Up to 38% Off)

The Spirit of Peoria

Peoria

Enjoy the nostalgia of cruising the Illinois River Valley or the Mississippi River aboard an authentic paddlewheel driven riverboat

$32 $20

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

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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Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three: Twisted Melodies at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Twisted Melodies at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Athenaeum Theatre

$37 $24.50

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Illinois River Winery: Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine at Illinois River Winery

Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine at Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

North Utica

Sample more than 30 handcrafted wines from the tasting room or sip wines while touring the facility

$30 $17

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Hydrate Nightclub Chicago: Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Lakeview

Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

$36 $16

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pH Comedy Theater: Centralia: The Bloody Rock Musical at pH Comedy Theater

Centralia: The Bloody Rock Musical at pH Comedy Theater

pH Comedy Theater

Edgewater

$10 $3.75

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Inside Chicago Walking Tours: One or Two Youth or Adult Architecture Walking Tour Tickets from Inside Chicago Walking Tours (Up to 36% Off)

One or Two Youth or Adult Architecture Walking Tour Tickets from Inside Chicago Walking Tours (Up to 36% Off)

Inside Chicago Walking Tours

Chicago

A former teacher and improv comedian offers a slice of Chicago’s architecture and history on engaging walking tours

$20 $13

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Chicago Crime Tours: Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 47% Off)

Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 47% Off)

Chicago Crime Tours

Near North Side

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

$159.80 $85

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"We Gotta Bingo": "We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Dinner Comedy on Select Dates, August 30–November 29

"We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Dinner Comedy on Select Dates, August 30–November 29

"We Gotta Bingo"

Chicago Theater Works

Audiences play bingo, swig beer, and savor an Italian family-style dinner in this interactive musical comedy

$51.85 $30

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

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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Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre: Movie Tickets and Popcorn at Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre (Up to 51% Off)

Movie Tickets and Popcorn at Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre (Up to 51% Off)

Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre

Drummer

Classic drive-in theater employs high-tech projectors to show new releases on two screens

$17.50 $10

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

$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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Fox Valley Repertory Theater 2015 Suscription Series Shows: Two or Three 2015 Shows at Fox Valley Repertory on March 26–October 25 (Up to 63% Off)

Two or Three 2015 Shows at Fox Valley Repertory on March 26–October 25 (Up to 63% Off)

Fox Valley Repertory Theater 2015 Suscription Series Shows

Fox Valley Rep Box Office at Pheasant Run Resort

Laugh all year long at three comedies about an embezzling mayor, a reunited ’60s girl group, and soul mates

$94 $35

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Second City Tours: Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from Second City Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from Second City Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Second City Tours

John Hancock Center

90-minute tour explores the tragic side of Chicago history with stops to locales said to be marked by paranormal activity

$30 $14

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Smart Destinations: Two-Day All-Inclusive Go City Card Including Free Admission to Dozens of Popular Attractions

Two-Day All-Inclusive Go City Card Including Free Admission to Dozens of Popular Attractions

Smart Destinations

 

Card grants free admission to museums, tours, and attractions; save up to 55% off combined gate prices if purchased separately

$52.99 $49.50

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Scoot for Good: 4- or 8-Hour Scooter Rental for One or Two from Scoot for Good (Up to 53% Off)

4- or 8-Hour Scooter Rental for One or Two from Scoot for Good (Up to 53% Off)

Scoot for Good

Meeting point

Sight-see around Chicago on easy-to-operate scooters that come with instruction overview

$79 $45

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The Public House Theatre: The History of Alcohol in Chicago: A Drinker's Guide at The Public House Theatre

The History of Alcohol in Chicago: A Drinker's Guide at The Public House Theatre

The Public House Theatre

Lakeview

$15 $10.50

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Naughty Little Cabaret: Naughty Little Cabaret at She-nannigans on September 11, October 9, or November 20 (Up to 33% Off)

Naughty Little Cabaret at She-nannigans on September 11, October 9, or November 20 (Up to 33% Off)

Naughty Little Cabaret

Shenannigans

Male and female burlesque revue dazzles with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

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Yacht Party Chicago: Halloween-Weekend Booze Cruise from Yacht Party Chicago (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Halloween-Weekend Booze Cruise from Yacht Party Chicago (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Yacht Party Chicago

Multiple Locations

Celebrate Halloween on a yacht that cruises into Lake Michigan with drinking and dancing to a DJ, followed by an after-party

$55.50 $26

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Dealflicks: $20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions from Dealflicks

$20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions from Dealflicks

Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

Guests enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions at multiple theaters on Dealflicks.com

$20 $13.99

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"Late Nite Catechism" or "Bible Bingo" : Bible Bingo or Late Nite Catechism at Royal George Theater, Fridays–Sundays through October 31 (Up to 40% Off)

Bible Bingo or Late Nite Catechism at Royal George Theater, Fridays–Sundays through October 31 (Up to 40% Off)

"Late Nite Catechism" or "Bible Bingo"

Royal George Theatre

Two comedies from Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan skewer Catholic traditions and sensibilities in a lighthearted, interactive romp

$30 $18

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  • Elgin Area Historical Society
    Boasting Greek Revival-style architecture, the Elgin History Museum's first floor exhibits show how Elgin developed form the 1830s to through the 1970s. The museum focuses on the town's industry, its architecture, and, most importantly, its citizens. The second floor's thematic exhibits cover the world-renowned Elgin National Watch Factory, which employed generations of residents, and the Hiawatha Pageant, performed for 50 years at Camp Big Timber. Size: five permanent exhibits, plus a handful of temporary exhibits The Building: called Old Main, it was built in 1856 for the Elgin Academy prep school and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places Eye Catcher: Check out the display of an early Lady Elgin pocket watch owned by the Gifford Family Permanent Mainstay: Elgin Road Races, which chronicles the competitions held in town beginning over 100 years ago in the early days of auto racing Don't Miss: Made in Elgin exhibit that features dozens of Elgin manufacturing companies and their products from over the years Hands-On Exhibit: Watch Your Pocket allows kids to build a pocket-watch prototype as if they were working on the assembly line at the watch factory Pro Tip: Illinois Residents can get a free admission pass from their local library to many Northern Illinois museums
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    360 Park St
    Elgin, IL US
  • Fox River Trolley Museum
    Enjoy the finest art South Elgin has to offer at Fox River Trolley Museum. Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this museum, it's no different. Take the kids along too — this museum is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    361 South La Fox Street
    South Elgin, IL US
  • Garfield Farm Museum
    For those seeking a taste of some of the finest artwork in Saint Charles, soak up the culture at Garfield Farm Museum. Looking for a bite to eat? This museum also has an awesome restaurant. Grab the kids when you head to this museum — its family-oriented atmosphere perfect for the whole clan. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    3N016 Garfield Rd
    St. Charles, IL US
  • St Charles Heritage Center
    For those skilled in the creative arts, St Charles Heritage Center is home to some of the finest works in Saint Charles. For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this museum. This museum is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    215 E Main St
    Saint Charles, IL US
  • Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley
    Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley in Saint Charles houses a wide array of art and culture. Come see them today on a trip through this refined museum. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    8 Indiana St
    Saint Charles, IL US
  • FireZone
    A kids' firehouse sets the stage for hands-on, imaginative activities at FireZone, where actual firefighters show off fire engines, explain educational displays, and oversee games for kids of all ages. In addition to children’s parties and drop-in play sessions, FireZone runs school field trips, caters to adults with corporate training days, and rents fire trucks for picnics, parades, and festivals.
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    1100 National Parkway
    Schaumburg, IL US

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