Sightseeing in Forest Park


Chicago Helicopter Experience: Daytime Helicopter Tour for Two from Chicago Helicopter Experience

Daytime Helicopter Tour for Two from Chicago Helicopter Experience

Chicago Helicopter Experience

Bridgeport

Passengers soar over the skyline, marveling at the Willis Tower, John Hancock Building, and Trump Tower by day

$256

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

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 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 WWII

$14 $7

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

$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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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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Jo-Don Farms: The Zoo at Jo-Don Farms Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Jo-Don Farms (40% Off)

The Zoo at Jo-Don Farms Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Jo-Don Farms (40% Off)

Jo-Don Farms

Caledonia

Guests greet more than 300 critters, from camels to tigers, at zoo open for 40 years

$10 $6

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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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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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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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The Gold Pyramid: $18 for a Tour for Two at The Gold Pyramid ($30 Value). 26 Dates and Times Available.

$18 for a Tour for Two at The Gold Pyramid ($30 Value). 26 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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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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Inside Chicago Walking Tours: One or Two Youth or Adult Architecture Walking Tour Tickets from Inside Chicago Walking Tours (Up to 30% Off)

One or Two Youth or Adult Architecture Walking Tour Tickets from Inside Chicago Walking Tours (Up to 30% 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 $14

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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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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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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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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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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve: Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (Up to 48% Off)

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (Up to 48% Off)

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Buchanan

20 themed gardens, a nature preserve, and a 45-acre arboretum burst with plant and animal life

$16 $9

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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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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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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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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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Disturbia Screams in the Park: $18.30 for Disturbia Screams in the Park Haunted House on October 4–November 1 ($28.15 Value). 11 Options Available.

$18.30 for Disturbia Screams in the Park Haunted House on October 4–November 1 ($28.15 Value). 11 Options Available.

Disturbia Screams in the Park

MB Financial Park at Rosemont

H.H. Holmes–themed haunted house features macabre scenes such as torture chambers, cannibalized victims, and the living dead

$28.15 $18.30

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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo: Two or Four Admissions to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo (Up to 43% Off)

Two or Four Admissions to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo (Up to 43% Off)

Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

Horse Cave

Zoo with a focus on Australian animals houses red kangaroos, dingoes, emus, and more; includes admission to cave with spectacular formations

$51.90 $32

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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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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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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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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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Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet: $500 for a Two-hour Chartered Party Cruise on Lake Michigan for Up to Six from Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet ($976 Value)

$500 for a Two-hour Chartered Party Cruise on Lake Michigan for Up to Six from Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet ($976 Value)

Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet

Burnham Harbor

Party cruise on Lake Michigan where you can enjoy views of the magnificent skyline aboard a 32 foot powerboat

$976 $500

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Elgin Area Historical Society: Museum Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for a Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Museum Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for a Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Elgin Area Historical Society

Eastside Elgin

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

$6 $5

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

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

Stray Boots

 

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

$24 $12

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Wicker Park: Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Wicker Park at Wicker Park

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Wicker Park at Wicker Park

Wicker Park

Bucktown

$55 $40.50

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Spirit of Chicago: Spirit of Chicago Buffet Cruise at Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago Buffet Cruise at Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago

Near North Side

$101.86 $69.87

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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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Atkinson-o'rourke Gallery: $48 for $100 Worth of Gallery Visits — Atkinson-O'Rourke Gallery

$48 for $100 Worth of Gallery Visits — Atkinson-O'Rourke Gallery

Atkinson-o'rourke Gallery

Elmhurst

From the merchant: Voted “Best New Gallery” in Chicagoland. Choose from our vast collection of 100% original paintings and sculptures.

$100 $48

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WanderBikes: $30 for $55 Worth of electric bike rental at WanderBikes

$30 for $55 Worth of electric bike rental at WanderBikes

WanderBikes

The Loop

From the merchant: The Best Lakefront experience in Chicago. Sightseeing along the Lakefront Bike Trail is now easier and more enjoyable.

$55 $30

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Chicago Running Tours & More: Running Tours of Downtown Chicago from Chicago Running Tours & More (Up to 58% Off)

Running Tours of Downtown Chicago from Chicago Running Tours & More (Up to 58% Off)

Chicago Running Tours & More

Central Chicago

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

$32 $14

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    7511 Madison Street
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Painted Board Studio
    Looking for a new date idea? Check out Painted Board Studio in Forest Park and enjoy a peaceful night of art browsing. Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the museum. Commuters will love the easy access to public transit and parking close to Painted Board Studio. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    7418 Madison Street
    Forest Park, IL US
  • American Artworks Gallery
    Treat your eyes to some world-class art at Forest Park's American Artworks Gallery. Service and taste make a great restaurant, and that's why you won't be disappointed by this museum. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    7314 Madison Street
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Trailside Museum
    Use your free time to see the veritable treasures at Trailside Museum's museum in River Forest. Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this museum has the restaurant just for you. At this museum, everyone will find something they love — kids included! Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    738 Thatcher Ave
    River Forest, 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

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