Activities in Illinois


RiverEdge Park: Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket with Tonic in Aurora on Friday, July 10 (Up to 40% Off)

Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket with Tonic in Aurora on Friday, July 10 (Up to 40% Off)

RiverEdge Park

Aurora

Bands behind “Walk on the Ocean” and “Walkin’ on the Sun” come together for a night of pop alt rock, joined by special guest Tonic

$50.40 $30

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Slide The City: VIP Admission Package for Two to the Slide The City Music & Food Festival on September 4 or 5 ($44.18 Value)

VIP Admission Package for Two to the Slide The City Music & Food Festival on September 4 or 5 ($44.18 Value)

Slide The City

Downtown Rockford

Kids and adults enjoy continuous live music, food, and fun at the Slide The City Music & Food Festival

$44.18 $29

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Joliet Park District: One Adult or Two Children's Visits to Splash Station Waterpark in Joliet (46% Off)

One Adult or Two Children's Visits to Splash Station Waterpark in Joliet (46% Off)

Joliet Park District

Joliet

In railroad-themed waterpark, patrons shuttle down five twisting slides, a lazy river, and zero-depth pool

$13 $7

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Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps: Chicago Bears Non-Contact Instructional Youth Football Camps, Five Day Full or Half Day Option, Ages 6-14. 23 Locations.

Chicago Bears Non-Contact Instructional Youth Football Camps, Five Day Full or Half Day Option, Ages 6-14. 23 Locations.

Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps

Multiple Locations

Chicago Bears Alumni Heroes team up with USA Football-certified coaches to teach skills to young players during five-day camps

$259 $240

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Shudo Kan Karate Club: Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Shudo Kan Karate Club (50% Off)

Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Shudo Kan Karate Club (50% Off)

Shudo Kan Karate Club

Springfield

Two months of unlimited karate, fitness, and self-defense with a karate gi

$237 $119

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Heart of Illinois Fair: Heart of Illinois Fair at Exposition Gardens, July 10–18 (Up to 50% Off)

Heart of Illinois Fair at Exposition Gardens, July 10–18 (Up to 50% Off)

Heart of Illinois Fair

Heart of Illinois Fair - Exposition Gardens

Classic fair with midway games and rides, hearty food, and live entertainment

$20 $10

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Kickapoo Creek Winery: $39 for Wine Tasting & Tour for Two with Lunch and Bottles of Wine at Kickapoo Creek Winery ($67 Value)

$39 for Wine Tasting & Tour for Two with Lunch and Bottles of Wine at Kickapoo Creek Winery ($67 Value)

Kickapoo Creek Winery

Edwards

Fruit-forward wines using locally sourced grapes; lunches such as wild pacific salmon burgers, pastry-wrapped bratwurst, and turkey reubens

$67 $39

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Lords Park Aquatic Center: Two or Four Youth or Adult All-Day Swim Passes at Lords Park Aquatic Center in Elgin (50% Off)

Two or Four Youth or Adult All-Day Swim Passes at Lords Park Aquatic Center in Elgin (50% Off)

Lords Park Aquatic Center

Elgin

All-day passes grant youth and adults entry to 14,142-square-foot recreation pool, flume slides, and sand volleyball court

$12 $6

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The People's Choice Family Fun Center: Mini Golf, Game Tokens, and Ice Cream for 2, 4, or 6 at The People's Choice Family Fun Center (Up to 67% Off)

Mini Golf, Game Tokens, and Ice Cream for 2, 4, or 6 at The People's Choice Family Fun Center (Up to 67% Off)

The People's Choice Family Fun Center

Waukegan

Glow-in-the-dark indoor mini-golf course delights with carnival- and circus-inspired décor and obstacles guarding 18 holes

$29.38 $12

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Survive Paint Wars: Survive Paint Wars Feat. Rain Man, Waka Flocka, Riggi & Piros, and More on Saturday, July 11 (Up to 37% Off)

Survive Paint Wars Feat. Rain Man, Waka Flocka, Riggi & Piros, and More on Saturday, July 11 (Up to 37% Off)

Survive Paint Wars

Hawthorne Race Course

New and improved 2015 outdoor paint party with performances from Rain Man, Waka Flocka, Riggi & Piros, DJ Bl3nd, and more

$39.50 $25

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Rod Stewart : Rod Stewart at U.S. Cellular Coliseum on July 22 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 36% Off)

Rod Stewart at U.S. Cellular Coliseum on July 22 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 36% Off)

Rod Stewart

US CELLULAR COLISEUM

Rod Stewart’s iconic voice croons hits such as “Forever Young,” plus tracks off his most-recent album, Time

$95.65 $63.40

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Discover the Dinosaurs: "Discover the Dinosaurs" Interactive Exhibit for Adult or Child on July 17–19 (Up to 36% Off)

"Discover the Dinosaurs" Interactive Exhibit for Adult or Child on July 17–19 (Up to 36% Off)

Discover the Dinosaurs

Decatur Civic Center

See up to 40 museum-quality dinosaurs models, some of which move and roar at visitors’ command; kids pan for fossils and gems in a mine area

$24 $17

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The Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival: Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival, July 19–26 (Up to 50% Off)

Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival, July 19–26 (Up to 50% Off)

The Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival

Multiple Locations

Screenings of independent feature films, shorts, documentaries, pilots, and music videos culminate in an awards ceremony

$10 $5

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Bollywood Groove: Four or Eight Bollywood Groove Cardio-Dance Fitness Classes at Bollywood Groove (Up to 51% Off)

Four or Eight Bollywood Groove Cardio-Dance Fitness Classes at Bollywood Groove (Up to 51% Off)

Bollywood Groove

Multiple Locations

Dancers and athletes alike workout using Bollywood moves, which fuse Indian folk, semi-classical, and modern Indian dance

$55 $27

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Gotham Dream Cars: $125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

Multiple Locations

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

$249 $125

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Bolingbrook Golf Club: Five Medium Buckets of Range Balls Valid Any Time or After 6 p.m. at Bolingbrook Golf Club (Up to 59% Off)

Five Medium Buckets of Range Balls Valid Any Time or After 6 p.m. at Bolingbrook Golf Club (Up to 59% Off)

Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook

Five medium-sized buckets of range balls allow golfers to hone their swing morning, afternoon, or evening

$70 $29

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Grande FIT: Three or Five Personal-Training Sessions with Initial Assessment at Grande FIT (Up to 80% Off)

Three or Five Personal-Training Sessions with Initial Assessment at Grande FIT (Up to 80% Off)

Grande FIT

Palatine

Instructor motivates client to reach their fitness goals with cardio, strength, and core exercises

$325 $65

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Northshore Fitness Studio: Rowing Machine, Scull Rowing, or Both Lessons for Up to Three People at Northshore Fitness Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Rowing Machine, Scull Rowing, or Both Lessons for Up to Three People at Northshore Fitness Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Northshore Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

Rowing Machine class works upper-body strength on indoor ergometers; Scull Rowing teaches fundamental moves

$75 $28

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Chicagoland Bowling: Bowling with Shoe Rental for 2, 5, or 10 from Chicagoland Bowling (Up to 57% Off)

Bowling with Shoe Rental for 2, 5, or 10 from Chicagoland Bowling (Up to 57% Off)

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

Hour-long game at your choice of 10 Chicagoland Bowling member centers

$28 $12

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Silver Lake Country Club: $189 for 2015 Golf VIP Pass with 10 Rounds on Rolling Hills Course at Silver Lake Country Club ($870 Value)

$189 for 2015 Golf VIP Pass with 10 Rounds on Rolling Hills Course at Silver Lake Country Club ($870 Value)

Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park

VIP package includes 10 rounds at a 9-hole executive course, 5 group lessons, 10 buckets of range balls, and a putter

$870 $189

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Odyssey Country Club: Admission for Two or Four to Country Concert Pre-Party (Up to 54% Off). Seven Concerts Available.

Admission for Two or Four to Country Concert Pre-Party (Up to 54% Off). Seven Concerts Available.

Odyssey Country Club

Tinley Park

Enjoy live music, games, and food and drink before a show at Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, just 1/4 mile away

$26 $14

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Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance: Four or Eight Weeks of Irish-Dance Classes for Kids at Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance (Up to 52% Off)

Four or Eight Weeks of Irish-Dance Classes for Kids at Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance (Up to 52% Off)

Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

Kids learn the lightning-fast footwork and pulsating rhythms of Irish dance in a fun, inclusive environment

$55 $27

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Bounce Sports: One or Three Private Baseball Lessons and Two Weeks of Training at Bounce Sports (Up to 65% Off)

One or Three Private Baseball Lessons and Two Weeks of Training at Bounce Sports (Up to 65% Off)

Bounce Sports

Berwyn

Baseball players hone their skills during one-hour private lessons with experienced instructors

$299 $109

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MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass: One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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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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Secret US Classic: Secret U.S. Classic Women's Gymnastics Event for One at Sears Centre Arena on July 25 (Up to 44% Off)

Secret U.S. Classic Women's Gymnastics Event for One at Sears Centre Arena on July 25 (Up to 44% Off)

Secret US Classic

Sears Centre Arena

Final women’s gymnastics event before the national championships is likely to feature top contenders such as Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas

$35.50 $20

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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

$12 $7

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Miner Mike's Adventure Golf : Mini-Golf for 2, 4, or 6 at Miner Mike's Adventure Golf (Up to 60% Off) 

Mini-Golf for 2, 4, or 6 at Miner Mike's Adventure Golf (Up to 60% Off) 

Miner Mike's Adventure Golf

McCollum Park

Landscaped greens, water features, and a mining scene dot this 18-hole miniature golf course

$10 $4

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Glencoe Park District: Weekday or Weekend Admission for Two to Glencoe Beach with One-Hour Paddle-Board or Kayak Rental (Up to 52% Off)

Weekday or Weekend Admission for Two to Glencoe Beach with One-Hour Paddle-Board or Kayak Rental (Up to 52% Off)

Glencoe Park District

Glencoe Beach

This century-old beach grants visitors plenty of space to lay out and relax or paddle along the shore

$60 $29

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Bricks 4 Kidz of St. Louis Metro East: Up to 45% Off Motorized Design / Robotics Camp at Bricks 4 Kidz of St. Louis Metro East

Up to 45% Off Motorized Design / Robotics Camp at Bricks 4 Kidz of St. Louis Metro East

Bricks 4 Kidz of St. Louis Metro East

Multiple Locations

From the merchant: Unique camps, where kids will build incredible motorized creations, play games and have fun using LEGO® Bricks.

$100 $55

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Sky Zone : Two 60- or 90-Minute Jump Passes at Sky Zone (Up to 46% Off)

Two 60- or 90-Minute Jump Passes at Sky Zone (Up to 46% Off)

Sky Zone

Elmhurst

Bounce along a sea of indoor trampolines with basketball hoops and pits filled with foam cubes

$28 $15

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Breathe, The Art of Yoga: $29 for 10 Yoga Classes at Breathe, The Art of Yoga ($90 Value)

$29 for 10 Yoga Classes at Breathe, The Art of Yoga ($90 Value)

Breathe, The Art of Yoga

Dekalb

Passionate instructor guides students of all experience levels through basic yoga, Vinyasa Flow & meditation classes

$90 $29

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Morrow's Academy of Martial Arts: Six Private Lessons, One Uniform, and Optional Membership at Morrow's Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 72% Off)

Six Private Lessons, One Uniform, and Optional Membership at Morrow's Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 72% Off)

Morrow's Academy of Martial Arts

Moline

Seventh-degree black belt and kung fu specialist John A. Morrow aims to build students’ self-discipline and self-esteem in private lessons

$134.50 $39

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Golfer's Edge: Simulation Session for Two or Four at Golfer's Edge (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

Simulation Session for Two or Four at Golfer's Edge (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

Golfer's Edge

Lombard

Simulator displays a realistic golf course for both practice and stroke play

$40 $19

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Buffalo Grove Theater: Two-Hour Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session at Buffalo Grove Theater (51% Off)

Two-Hour Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session at Buffalo Grove Theater (51% Off)

Buffalo Grove Theater

Buffalo Grove IL

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater’s movie screens

$120 $59

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Villa Olivia Golf Course: 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Villa Olivia Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Villa Olivia Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Villa Olivia Golf Course

Bartlett

Verdant 18-hole course designed in 1926 and outfitted with modern amenities

$98 $49

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Encore Music Academy: Family Class, Private Lessons, or Group Keyboard Class at Encore Music Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Family Class, Private Lessons, or Group Keyboard Class at Encore Music Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Encore Music Academy

Crystal Lake

Early childhood classes explore sound and rhythm; group piano lessons cover the basics; private lessons for piano, violin, brass and voice

$49 $22

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Carol Stream Park District: Admission for Two or Four to Coral Cove Water Park from Carol Stream Park District (Up to 40% Off)

Admission for Two or Four to Coral Cove Water Park from Carol Stream Park District (Up to 40% Off)

Carol Stream Park District

Coral Cove Water Park

Enjoy two zooming water slides, a huge swimming pool, plunge pool, toddler playground and concession area

$20 $12

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Wrestlefest 6: $35 for One Early-Entry Ticket with Poster to Pro Wrestling Blitz's WrestleFest 6 on Saturday, August 15 ($57.24 Value)

$35 for One Early-Entry Ticket with Poster to Pro Wrestling Blitz's WrestleFest 6 on Saturday, August 15 ($57.24 Value)

Wrestlefest 6

Edwards Sports and Event Center

WrestleFest 6 barrels into Romeoville with a fight card featuring Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and other wrestling icons

$57.24 $35

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Klein Creek Golf Club: Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Klein Creek Golf Club (Up to 60% Off)

Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Klein Creek Golf Club (Up to 60% Off)

Klein Creek Golf Club

Winfield

The 18-hole, par 72 course golf course designed by architect Dick Nugent features prairie land, man-made lakes, a golf shop, and restaurant

$158 $65

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Ultimate Fitness: Three-Week VIP Gym Pass for One or Two at Ultimate Fitness (74% Off)

Three-Week VIP Gym Pass for One or Two at Ultimate Fitness (74% Off)

Ultimate Fitness

Multiple Locations

Three weeks of access to two gyms, including strength-training and cardio equipment in semiprivate rooms, indoor pool, and kids’ jungle gym

$35 $9

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Seafari Springs : $10 for Two Adult Admissions at Seafari Springs ($16 Value)

$10 for Two Adult Admissions at Seafari Springs ($16 Value)

Seafari Springs

Hanover Park

Water park features a zero-depth pool, speed slides, tube slides, a 130-foot long water slide, a 13-foot waterfall, and more for all ages

$16 $10

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Paintball International: All-Day Paintball with Equipment Rentals for Up to 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball International (Up to 80% Off)

All-Day Paintball with Equipment Rentals for Up to 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball International (Up to 80% Off)

Paintball International

East Dundee

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$92 $19

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Illinois Footgolf Association: $30 for Footgolf Tournament Entry from Illinois Footgolf Association ($50 Value). Five Dates Available.

$30 for Footgolf Tournament Entry from Illinois Footgolf Association ($50 Value). Five Dates Available.

Illinois Footgolf Association

Multiple Locations

Footgolf players use precise kicks to score points with a soccer ball on a golf course; prizes go to 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place finishers

$50 $30

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Slimmer Fit & Nutrition: 10 Zumba Classes at Slimmer Fit and Nutrition Clubs, Park Ridge

10 Zumba Classes at Slimmer Fit and Nutrition Clubs, Park Ridge

Slimmer Fit & Nutrition

Park Ridge

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$120 $42

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Jump N' Jam Playland: 5 or 10 Weekday or Weekend Open-Play Passes at Jump N' Jam Playland (Up to 58% Off)

5 or 10 Weekday or Weekend Open-Play Passes at Jump N' Jam Playland (Up to 58% Off)

Jump N' Jam Playland

Calumet City

Inflatable bounce houses, jungle gyms, slides, obstacle courses, and basketball courts

$40 $19

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Saviano's White Tiger Kenpo: 10 or 20 Martial-Art or Self-Defense Classes at Saviano's White Tiger Kenpo (Up to 77% Off)

10 or 20 Martial-Art or Self-Defense Classes at Saviano's White Tiger Kenpo (Up to 77% Off)

Saviano's White Tiger Kenpo

Addison

Instructor with 30-years’ experience teaches disciple as students focus on the physically demanding study of the art of self defense

$150 $39

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Heaven & Hell Bootcamp : One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Heaven and Hell Bootcamp (Up to 75% Off)

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Heaven and Hell Bootcamp (Up to 75% Off)

Heaven & Hell Bootcamp

Glendale Heights

Encouraging boot-camp sessions change daily to keep muscles engaged, using sandbags, jump ropes, and stability balls for full-body workouts

$69.99 $20

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Willow Hill Golf Course: Nine-Hole Round of Golf with Optional Cart Rental for Two or Four at Willow Hill Golf Course (Up to 49% Off)

Nine-Hole Round of Golf with Optional Cart Rental for Two or Four at Willow Hill Golf Course (Up to 49% Off)

Willow Hill Golf Course

Multiple Locations

Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

$44 $25

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  • The Adler Planetarium
    Before bright lights and towering skyscrapers commandeered the night sky, Chicago sprawled beneath the stars. At the Adler, a perforated metal sphere filters out the light pollution, giving a glimpse into what the city sky might have looked like circa 1913. Within the observatory, guests can explore the entire universe, gauging its distance by sending themselves an e-postcard from Neptune (which arrives in four hours) or the Andromeda galaxy (which arrives in 2.5 million years).
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    1300 S Lake Shore Dr.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Yoga Gyan Jyoti
    Born in India—the same land where yoga originated centuries ago—Poonam Gupta has felt a profound attachment to the ancient discipline since childhood, when her father led her through the first steps of what would become a lifelong journey. Those early sessions with her father led Poonam to spend countless hours meditating, meeting with teachers, and perusing spiritual texts. In the course of her studies, she discovered that the physical practice of yoga was only part of the equation; the process of studying and furthering her knowledge of the art proved equally self-empowering. Poonam thought back to this breakthrough when it came time to found her own studio, naming it Yoga Gyan Jyoti, which translates to “light of yogic knowledge.” Today, her daily yoga classes help practitioners to improve their flexibility, build their strength, and overcome weight issues. The center complements its yoga classes with training in ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine that focuses on correcting imbalances that result from years of poor nutrition or one-handed pushups.
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    481 North Commons Drive
    Aurora, IL US
  • Larsen's Landing Outfitters
    Though Larsen's Landing Outfitters has always been family owned, the stretch of wilderness under its care has two additional overseers: a pair of eagles. The birds patrol 30 acres of sheltered trails, two open fields, and miles of marshes, watching visitors as they paddle rental canoes and kayaks down the pristine Kishwaukee River, which has been rated as one of the three cleanest rivers in the state. Visitors aren't alone, though. Beavers, turtles, otters, and sandhill cranes make their homes on the bank, sharing the shore with endangered black terns and mulberry wing butterflies. They move amidst towering trees, including the sycamores that gave the river its name, a Potawatomi word for river of the sycamore. Like a grumpy scorpion, the river's flourishing ecosystem benefits from minimal and respectful human contact. Larsen's Landing Outfitters preserves this status while still permitting visitors to explore the environment. The staff plans canoe, kayak, and camping trips with package options, from tutorials on steering a boat to picnic buffets. Travelers can park their vessels at any point to indulge in a swim, go fishing, or relax on a sandbar—and at overnight sites, campfires and pig roasts imbue the air with nostalgic, smoky aromas.
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    1951 New Milford School Rd.
    Rockford, IL US
  • CPX Sports
    A hailstorm of paint projectiles rains down upon CPX Sports' more than one dozen fields, each of which poses different challenges and requires specialized tactics. The crown jewel of the park is the Town of Bedlam, a massive maze of small-town 1950s buildings that jut out between streets dotted by paint-splattered cars and streetlights. There, snipers poke their heads out of the central city hall's tower as the opposing team hides out or checks for abandoned shampoo samples inside the post office. The Jungle of Doom drops teams into a heavily wooded field to vie for control of a central temple, and chromatic combatants weave between desiccated cars in the Wastelands, attempting to collect the most gas cans. A full pro shop outfits players with markers, protective gear, and Sesame Street coloring books for target practice. In the newly-built indoor paintball facility, meanwhile, combatants can compete on an over 35,000 square-foot field no matter how bad the weather outside is. The location also features private rooms for birthday parties, or corporate outings for effective team-building exercises that don’t involve gluing the marketing staff to people in sales.
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    2903 Schweitzer Road
    Joliet, IL US
  • Tasting Devine Cellar
    With its massive selection of varietals and styles, Lynfred Winery seems determined to make something for almost any wine drinker. The cellar brims with everything from bold, spicy reds to crisp and refreshing whites, as well as fruit wines made from apples, cherries, rhubarb, and pears. The grapes arrive from vineyards throughout California and Washington state, although the rest of the fruit typically comes from a bit closer to home, including growers throughout Michigan and Wisconsin. Despite this variety, the staff's commitment to approachable, fruit-forward flavors characterizes virtually everything that the winery makes. This dedication to easy drinking seems only natural given the winery's origins in a home basement. In 1975, Fred Koehler, along with his wife Lynn, decided to try to re-create the family wines his father and grandfather had made throughout the 1920s. The batches grew larger with each passing vintage, and, in 1979, Fred and Lynn chose to upgrade their homespun hobby into a commercial venture. Within six years, Lynfred Winery's creations began to appear in the national spotlight as they garnered awards and medals from wine competitions across the country. This attention allowed Fred to swell production even more, eventually expanding to a larger location in 1990. Fred and Lynn's legacy continues to inspire the staff as they operate a facility that creates more than 100,000 gallons of wine each year using as many as 80 varietals. These wines appear on restaurant menus, on retail shelves, and inside fish tanks throughout the Chicagoland area.
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    15 South Roselle Road
    Roselle, IL US
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
    Less than 90 minutes from St. Louis, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum houses the world’s largest collection of original Lincoln artifacts, complete with the Gettysburg Address. A life-size replica of Lincoln’s log cabin set back in a forest of artificial trees stands 40 feet tall just like the President’s iconic top hat. The museum also houses a re-creation of the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theatre, where the president was assassinated, and the state-of-the-art Union Theater, which projects films such as Lincoln’s Eyes, a broad overview of Lincoln’s personal and political life with a special focus on slavery. In the Ghosts of the Library exhibit, transparent phantoms of Lincoln and his contemporaries drift around powered by Holavision technology. Youngsters, supervised by parents, can try on period dress, pose for photos with life-size cutouts of young Abe, or reenact historic scenes in the Lincoln Home dollhouse located in Mrs. Lincoln’s attic, the hands-on learning center. Before heading home, patrons can browse the museum store—more than 3,500 square feet of artifact replicas and Lincoln-themed merchandise.
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    212 N 6th St
    Springfield, IL US

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