Museums in Illinois


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

$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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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

$16 $8

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Segway Experience of Chicago: $37 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour of Downtown Chicago from Segway Experience of Chicago (Up to $65 Value)

$37 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour of Downtown Chicago from Segway Experience of Chicago (Up to $65 Value)

Segway Experience of Chicago

The Loop

Atop a latest-generation Segway PT, guests coast past Buckingham Fountain and Millennium Park, occasionally pausing for photo ops

$65 $37

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Chicago Crime Tours: Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 38% Off)

Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 38% 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

$79.90 $54

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Seadog Cruises: Lakefront Speedboat Tour, Thrill Ride, or Architectural Tour from Seadog Cruises (Up to 31% Off)

Lakefront Speedboat Tour, Thrill Ride, or Architectural Tour from Seadog Cruises (Up to 31% Off)

Seadog Cruises

Navy Pier

Speedboats zip past famed Chicago landmarks along the lakefront and river; informative narration on city’s history and architecture

$29.07 $20

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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

$40 $20

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Cahokia Mounds Museum Society: Self-Guided Audio Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Book and Tote from Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (50% Off) 

Self-Guided Audio Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Book and Tote from Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (50% Off) 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville

Visitors take self-guided audio-visual tours of a metropolis built by Native Americans from AD 700 to 1400

$20 $10

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Wateriders Kayak Tours: Architecture and History Kayak Tour or Shady Chicago Kayak Tour for Two or Four from Wateriders (Up to 52% Off)

Architecture and History Kayak Tour or Shady Chicago Kayak Tour for Two or Four from Wateriders (Up to 52% Off)

Wateriders Kayak Tours

Riverwalk

Guides spin true tales of Windy City history and architecture; the gritty underbelly takes center stage in the Ghosts and Gangsters tour

$130 $65

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Second City Tours: One, Two, or Four Tickets to the Chicago Gangster Tour from Second City Tours (Up to 61% Off)

One, Two, or Four Tickets to the Chicago Gangster Tour from Second City Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Second City Tours

Holy Name Cathedral

Guides recount local legends about Al Capone, Dillenger, and more during a 90-minute gangster tour

$30 $14

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River Bend Golf Course: Nine Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at River Bend Golf Club (Up to 38% Off)

Nine Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at River Bend Golf Club (Up to 38% Off)

River Bend Golf Course

Lisle

58 acres of bent-grass tees, greens, and fairways weave through federally protected wetlands, which come into play on eight of nine holes

$50 $32

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Woodbine Bend Golf Course and Restaurant: $18 for 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for One at Woodbine Bend Golf Course and Restaurant ($35 Value)

$18 for 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for One at Woodbine Bend Golf Course and Restaurant ($35 Value)

Woodbine Bend Golf Course and Restaurant

Stockton

Golfers can enjoy a round of golf with a cart and bucket or range balls on an 18-hole, par 72 course

$35 $18

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Orchard Valley Golf Course: $59 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart and Lunch at Orchard Valley Golf Course ($150 Value)

$59 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart and Lunch at Orchard Valley Golf Course ($150 Value)

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Aurora

One of Chicagoand’s most popular courses includes varied pars and diverse obstacles including wetlands, lakes, and even waterfalls

$150 $59

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Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Three-Hour Walking Food Tour for One or Two from Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago (Up to 26% Off)

Three-Hour Walking Food Tour for One or Two from Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago (Up to 26% Off)

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago

Multiple Locations

Local guides talk about the architecture and history of River North or Wicker Park while stopping at places such as Xoco and Antique Taco

$55 $42

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SciTech Hands On Museum: Outing for Two or a Summer Adventure Camp at SciTech Hands On Museum (Up to 26% Off)

Outing for Two or a Summer Adventure Camp at SciTech Hands On Museum (Up to 26% Off)

SciTech Hands On Museum

Aurora

More than 150 interactive science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics exhibits inspire and educate kids to learn about the world

$200 $149

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Wheaton Park District: Mini Golf for Two or Four at Wheaton Park District's Prairie Path Mini Golf Course (50% Off)

Mini Golf for Two or Four at Wheaton Park District's Prairie Path Mini Golf Course (50% Off)

Wheaton Park District

Wheaton

Prairie-themed, ADA-accessible course with a central water feature where guests can practice their putting skills across 18 holes

$12 $6

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

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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Highland Park Country Club: Round of Golf, Range Balls, and Beers for One, Two, or Four at Highland Park Country Club (Up to 59% Off)

Round of Golf, Range Balls, and Beers for One, Two, or Four at Highland Park Country Club (Up to 59% Off)

Highland Park Country Club

Highland Park

Par 71 course with massive greens, 49 bunkers, and water hazards on 13 holes challenges even seasoned golfers

$93 $39

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The Gold Pyramid: $18 for a Tour for Two at The Gold Pyramid ($30 Value). 36 Dates and Times Available.

$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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Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery: Up to 42% Off Wine Tasting and Cheese Pairing for Two or Four at Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery

Up to 42% Off Wine Tasting and Cheese Pairing for Two or Four at Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery

Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery

Hanover

From the merchant: Located just 17 miles south of Galena, patrons experience 6 of our hand crafted wines paired with 3 types of cheeses.

$24 $14

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Highlands of Elgin: $79 for 18 Holes of Golf with a Cart Rental and $50 Gift Card to Tavern at Highlands of Elgin ($114 Value)

$79 for 18 Holes of Golf with a Cart Rental and $50 Gift Card to Tavern at Highlands of Elgin ($114 Value)

Highlands of Elgin

Elgin

Voted Best Municipal Course in Illinois from GolfWeek Magazine in 2015 golfers swing through 18 holes surrounded by native fescue grasses

$114 $79

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Rocky Waters Winery: One Group Wine Tasting for Four or Eight at Rocky Waters Winery (50% Off)

One Group Wine Tasting for Four or Eight at Rocky Waters Winery (50% Off)

Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover

During group wine tastings, winemakers serve seven samples and answer visitors’ questions

$24 $12

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Mineral Springs Haunted Tours: Haunted Tours at Mineral Springs Haunted Tours (50% Off). Six Options Available.

Haunted Tours at Mineral Springs Haunted Tours (50% Off). Six Options Available.

Mineral Springs Haunted Tours

Alton

Guests use ghost-monitoring equipment to search for the spirits of folks who met their end in this historic spa and hotel

$70 $35

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Offshore Adventures: Two-Hour BYOB Sailing Cruise for Two or Six from Offshore Adventures Chicago (Up to 70% Off)

Two-Hour BYOB Sailing Cruise for Two or Six from Offshore Adventures Chicago (Up to 70% Off)

Offshore Adventures

Chicago

Daytime or sunset Lake Michigan cruises delight with views of the Chicago skyline; passengers can bring their own drinks and playlists

$220 $69

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Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour: Choice of Ghost Bus Tour for One or Two at Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour (19% Off)

Choice of Ghost Bus Tour for One or Two at Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour (19% Off)

Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour

Chicago Hauntings Ghost

Paranormal experts narrate a bus tour; specialty tours explore haunted sites inspired by the city’s gothic past or the notorious H.H. Holmes

$36 $29

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Centennial Acres: One or Two 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Centennial Acres (Up to 52% Off)

One or Two 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Centennial Acres (Up to 52% Off)

Centennial Acres

Forreston

Instructors train students in Western and English riding styles at 19th-century farm

$60 $29

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 Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower : Admission for 2, 4, or 12 at Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower (Up to 54% Off)

Admission for 2, 4, or 12 at Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower (Up to 54% Off)

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

Hartford

Parallel towers loom above the fork of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, where Lewis and Clark commenced their historic voyage

$48 $22

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Randall Oaks Golf Club: $49 for 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental and Range Balls at Randall Oaks Golf Club ($102 Value)

$49 for 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental and Range Balls at Randall Oaks Golf Club ($102 Value)

Randall Oaks Golf Club

West Dundee

18-hole championship golf course challenges players with water and sand hazards and multiple teeing areas for all skill levels

$102 $49

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Bonnie Dundee Golf Course: $35 for 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental and Golf Balls at Bonnie Dundee Golf Course ($78 Value)

$35 for 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental and Golf Balls at Bonnie Dundee Golf Course ($78 Value)

Bonnie Dundee Golf Course

East Dundee

Golfers are challenged by small greens well-guarded by sand hazards, forcing players to master their shot making

$78 $35

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Tuckaway Golf Club: 18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Tuckaway Golf Club in Crete (Up to 54% Off)

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Tuckaway Golf Club in Crete (Up to 54% Off)

Tuckaway Golf Club

Crete

Lush green fairways situated around pine and oak trees make up 6,225 yards of golf course designed by John Ellis in 1960

$60 $29

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Edgewood Golf Club: $19 for 18-Hole Round, Cart, and Small Bucket of Range Balls for One at Edgewood Golf Club ($40 Value)

$19 for 18-Hole Round, Cart, and Small Bucket of Range Balls for One at Edgewood Golf Club ($40 Value)

Edgewood Golf Club

Auburn

Practice your swing at the driving range, then head out for a round on the 18-hole course

$40 $19

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Klein Creek: Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Klein Creek Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Klein Creek Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Klein Creek

Royal Golf Club at Klein Creek

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 $69

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Tall Ship Windy of Chicago: 75-Minute Sailing Tour for One or Two on Tall Ship Windy of Chicago (Up to 35% Off)

75-Minute Sailing Tour for One or Two on Tall Ship Windy of Chicago (Up to 35% Off)

Tall Ship Windy of Chicago

Navy Pier

A 148-foot-long, traditional four-masted schooner sails throughout Lake Michigan for about 75 minutes

$30 $20

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Dream Riders: Two Horseback-Riding Lessons at Dream Riders (64% Off)

Two Horseback-Riding Lessons at Dream Riders (64% Off)

Dream Riders

Nunda

From the merchant: Riding lessons at our facility consists of novice to advanced independent recreational riding.

$70 $25

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Bolingbrook Golf Club: Three or Five One-Hour Small Group Golf Clinics at Bolingbrook Golf Club (Up to 69% Off)

Three or Five One-Hour Small Group Golf Clinics at Bolingbrook Golf Club (Up to 69% Off)

Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook

PGA professionals lead group clinics on a variety of topics, getting players ready for rounds on 7,104 yd. course with a true-island green

$215 $66

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Bike and Roll Chicago: Sunset Segway Tour from Millennium Park for One or Two from Bike and Roll Chicago (Up to 50% Off)

Sunset Segway Tour from Millennium Park for One or Two from Bike and Roll Chicago (Up to 50% Off)

Bike and Roll Chicago

Millennium Park

Easily maneuverable segway vehicles traverse the lakefront for views of the Chicago skyline, parks, and lakeside museums

$75 $39

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StoneCrest Farm: One or Four Private Riding Lessons for One, or One Semi-Private Lesson for Two (Up to 55% Off)

One or Four Private Riding Lessons for One, or One Semi-Private Lesson for Two (Up to 55% Off)

StoneCrest Farm

Lake In The Hills

Learn how to ride and care for a horse in private lessons on a 10-acre farm

$50 $29

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Hilldale Golf Club: $60 for a Round of Golf for Two and Cart Rental at Hilldale Golf Club ($128 Value)

$60 for a Round of Golf for Two and Cart Rental at Hilldale Golf Club ($128 Value)

Hilldale Golf Club

Hoffman Estates

Par 71 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., features plenty of hazards to keep things interesting

$128 $60

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Naperville Kayak: 30-Minute Kayak Rental for Two or Four at Naperville Kayak (Up to 50% Off)

30-Minute Kayak Rental for Two or Four at Naperville Kayak (Up to 50% Off)

Naperville Kayak

Naperville

Float on the waters of downtown Naperville’s Paddleboat Quarry in a kayak

$20 $12

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John White Stables: One, Three, or Five 30-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at John White Stables (Up to 56%Off)

One, Three, or Five 30-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at John White Stables (Up to 56%Off)

John White Stables

Woodstock

Year-round stable builds confident and knowledgeable horseback riders within its spacious indoor arena

$45 $22

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The International House of Wine and Cheese and The American Cafe: Wine and Cheese at The International House of Wine and Cheese and The American Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Wine and Cheese at The International House of Wine and Cheese and The American Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

The International House of Wine and Cheese and The American Cafe

The International House of Wine and Cheese

Homestyle American food, wines and craft beers, and a selection of cheese ranging from parmesan to Wisconsin cheddar to cheese curds

$20 $10

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Rittergut Wine Bar:  $29 for Three-Cheese Tasting and Two Wine Flights at Rittergut Wine Bar (Up to $45 Value)

$29 for Three-Cheese Tasting and Two Wine Flights at Rittergut Wine Bar (Up to $45 Value)

Rittergut Wine Bar

The Loop

Flights of two sparkling, white, or red wines bring forth the nutty-sweet flavors of imported cheeses

$45 $29

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Windy City Watersports: 30- or 60-Minute Jet Ski Rental at Montrose Beach from Windy City Watersports (Up to 54% Off)

30- or 60-Minute Jet Ski Rental at Montrose Beach from Windy City Watersports (Up to 54% Off)

Windy City Watersports

Uptown

Customers ride the waves off Montrose Beach on the back of a jet ski; life jackets included with rental

$85 $39

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Old Orchard Country Club: 18-Hole Round of Golf and Cart Rental for Two or Four at Old Orchard Country Club (50% Off)

18-Hole Round of Golf and Cart Rental for Two or Four at Old Orchard Country Club (50% Off)

Old Orchard Country Club

Mount Prospect

Water hazards frame narrow fairways and even bisect certain holes on this 6,119-yard course

$156 $78

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Prairie Isle Golf Club: $38 for 18 Holes of Golf and a Riding Cart for One at Prairie Isle Golf Club ($68 value)

$38 for 18 Holes of Golf and a Riding Cart for One at Prairie Isle Golf Club ($68 value)

Prairie Isle Golf Club

Prairie Grove

Wetlands, meadows, and wooded greens challenge golfers on this challenging course spread across 135 verdant acres

$68 $38

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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

Golf Course

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

$44 $25

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Equidream School of Horsemanship: One or Two Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Equidream School of Horsemanship (Up to 60% Off)

One or Two Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Equidream School of Horsemanship (Up to 60% Off)

Equidream School of Horsemanship

Grayslake

Netta Schleden channels her British Horse Society training to teach riders to safely pilot their steeds

$50 $22

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Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club: Indoor Golf Lessons from Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club (Up to 61% Off). Three Options.

Indoor Golf Lessons from Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club (Up to 61% Off). Three Options.

Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club

Downers Grove

PGA-certified instructors impart golf wisdom during private lessons using video swing analysis and the latest in golf-instruction technology

$90 $39

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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

$60 $30

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Kayak Morris: One or Two Full-Day Kayak Rentals with Beginner Land-Based Lessons from Kayak Morris (Up to 52% Off)

One or Two Full-Day Kayak Rentals with Beginner Land-Based Lessons from Kayak Morris (Up to 52% Off)

Kayak Morris

Morris

On-land lesson covers safety and essential strokes before students pilot craft on a nearby beginner waterway for the rest of the day

$80 $39

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  • The Adler Planetarium
    Historic spacecraft, fragments of far away worlds, and maps of the galaxy make outer space seem completely within reach. That's the magic of the Adler Planetarium. From the moment visitors pass through the Clark Family Welcome Gallery—a portal of aluminum tubing, fabric, and video projections—they embark on a journey through space, time, and imagination. Eye Catcher: Earth's neighbors and one massive yellow Sun hang overhead in Our Solar System, which also includes a fragment of a meteorite and a replica of the Mars rover. The Adler is the only place where visitors can touch a piece of the Moon, Mars, and three different asteroids under one roof. Permanent Mainstay: The Historic Atwood Sphere, Chicago's oldest planetarium, where guests can step under a steel dome to view the night sky as it appeared in 1913 thanks to 692 drilled holes. Hands-On Experiments: In The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time, you can send yourself digital postcards from across the Universe; it'll only take four hours for one to arrive from Neptune, but be prepared to wait 2.5 million years for one to arrive from the Andromeda galaxy. Hidden Gem: The Space Visualization Lab introduces guests to cutting-edge research that astronomers discuss with visitors one-on-one to convey the vastness of space or the size of the castle they want to build on the Moon. Don't Miss: The live planetarium show, Destination Solar System, blends a sci-fi plot with real science as it journeys to Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn's moon Titan. Special Programs: Every third Thursday of the month, Adler After Dark lets amateur astronomers 21 and older spend the evening gazing at the stars with cocktails in hand. Groupon Guide Stargazing Tips from an Adler Astronomer Get the most out of your stargazing gear with these tips. The Adler’s New Show Takes You on a (Practically) Real Tour of the Solar System How an Adler Planetarium scientist and "Lalaloopsy" TV writer propelled their audience across the solar system.
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    1300 S Lake Shore Dr.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Graham Building
    Aurora's Graham Building knows how important it is to get the job done, so call the experts next time your home needs a little TLC. Whether you're looking to repair or remodel parts of your property, the master carpenters at Graham Building can help you bring your vision to life. Find something in your home that needs fixing? Remember to call up the helpful folks at Graham Building, your friendly neighborhood handyman service.
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    33 South Stolp Avenue
    Aurora, IL US
  • Rockford Art Musuem
    The Rockford Art Museum has more than a century of creativity hanging from the walls in its galleries. It acquired its first piece in 1913 and has since collected more than 1600 pieces from local and international artists. Glass sculptures, 20th century American photography, and impressionist paintings vie for attention alongside the dynamic images of the American southwest from the Taos Society of New Mexico. The collection houses the detailed work of regional artists trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Royal Academy of Arts and the earthy, meaningful paintings of outsider art, such as Richard Burnside’s untitled painting of a cat made from paint and pinecone pieces. Standing apart from the main collection, the museum’s RAM Art Annex houses educational programs and the museum store stocks an inventory of jewelry and glass pieces by local artists. The annual Greenwich Village Art Fair also shares art appreciation with the community. The fair gathers more than 100 artists in an atmosphere filled with live music.
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    711 N MAIN ST STE 3
    ROCKFORD, IL US
  • Joliet Historical Museum
    By highlighting the goings-on in the community of Joliet, The Joliet Area Historical Museum scans the entirety of American history from the perspective of the town's inhabitants. Housed inside the former Ottawa Street Methodist Church, multimedia exhibits artfully assembled from audio-visual displays, touch screens, and life-size models illustrate the stories plucked from the eventful timelines of the town and its people. Occupying two full stories, permanent exhibit The Soaring Achievements of John C. Houbolt honors the life and work of former resident Dr. Houbolt, who had a primary role in NASA's race to the moon. The exhibit's life-size Lunar Lander even allows guests to step inside and glimpse the accommodations and controls, revealing a control panel more complicated than a single button labeled "Go to Moon." In addition to its permanent collection, the museum also keeps an active calendar full of special events.
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    204 North Ottawa Street
    Joliet, IL US
  • DuPage Children's Museum
    In 1987, Louise Beem and Dorothy Carpenter were early-childhood-education specialists. Based on their combined experience—gained from teaching preschool, founding the College of DuPage's early-childhood-education program, and being grandmothers—the two friends felt that traditional methods of teaching youngsters were less than optimal at the time. Their brainchild, the DuPage Children's Museum, began that same year. The pair designed the museum's colorful exhibits to incorporate interactive and open-ended elements, which they believed more closely matched the way kids learn and naturally process information, a discovery they say has now been corroborated by findings in neuroscience research. In that vein, the three-story museum engages young neurons with interactive art, math, and science-themed attractions. Giving little hands the chance to explore, the AWEsome Electricity exhibit bridges the gap between the electric-powered gadgets and lights families use every day to where all that nonbreakfast-based energy comes from. Kids learn how electricity gets from one place to another and what its basic units are while at play in the museum's signature hands-on spaces. Elsewhere, the Young Explorers exhibit is designed for children aged 2 and under, who develop math skills by learning concepts such as sorting and patterning and express their creativity by experimenting with color and light.
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    301 North Washington Street,Naperville
    Naperville, 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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