Sightseeing in Lake Forest


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 $17

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Glunz Family Winery & Cellars: Fine Wine at Glunz Family Winery & Cellars (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fine Wine at Glunz Family Winery & Cellars (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Glunz Family Winery & Cellars

Glunz Family Winery

Variety of wine made in small batches, including table wine, seasonal wine, and fortified wine

$25 $15

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Evanston History Center: Tour  of Dawes House/Evanston History Center for 2, 4, or 5–10 People (Up to 50% Off)

Tour of Dawes House/Evanston History Center for 2, 4, or 5–10 People (Up to 50% 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 $11

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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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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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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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Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute: Discover Chinatown Walking Tour for Two or Four from the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute (Up to 52% Off)

Discover Chinatown Walking Tour for Two or Four from the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute

Armour Square

Chinatown walking tour showcases historical landmarks and great restaurants and teahouses on a 90-minute, 5-block jaunt

$20 $10

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

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

Best Tours

Chicago

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

$50 $25

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Second City Tours: Cupcake Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Second City Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Cupcake Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Second City Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Second City Tours

Water Tower Place

The city’s favorite cupcake hot spots are visited during this tour: Sprinkles, Sacred Grounds, More, and Crumbs

$50 $23

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Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour: Haunted "Dead and Undead" Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Chicago Hauntings (51% Off)

Haunted "Dead and Undead" Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Chicago Hauntings (51% Off)

Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour

Near North Side

Get an inside peek in Chicago’s dark and sinister past with a haunted walking tour

$34 $17

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Weird Chicago Tours: Three-Hour Historical Bus Tour for Two or Four from Weird Chicago Tours (Up to 39% Off)

Three-Hour Historical Bus Tour for Two or Four from Weird Chicago Tours (Up to 39% Off)

Weird Chicago Tours

Pick up location

Travel by bus to the former crime scenes, red-light districts, gangster hangouts, or ghost-sighting spots of Chicago’s storied past

$70 $45

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City Winery Chicago: City Winery Chicago at City Winery Chicago

City Winery Chicago at City Winery Chicago

City Winery Chicago

City Winery

$10 $3.75

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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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Island Party Boat: $65 for a Three-Hour Thirsty Thursday Margarita Cruise from Island Party Boat ($125 Value)

$65 for a Three-Hour Thirsty Thursday Margarita Cruise from Island Party Boat ($125 Value)

Island Party Boat

Central Chicago

Enjoy a margarita, salsa music, and views of the Chicago skyline on an island-themed cruise

$125 $65

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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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Chicago Loop Bridges: Explore the History of Chicago's Massive Downtown Bridges

Explore the History of Chicago's Massive Downtown Bridges

Chicago Loop Bridges

The Loop

Walk along the Chicago River with a retired civil engineer who explains the history and architecture of the city’s iconic bridges

$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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Chicago Line Cruises: $59 for a 90-Minute Architectural Boat Tour for Two from Chicago Line Cruises ($84 Value)

$59 for a 90-Minute Architectural Boat Tour for Two from Chicago Line Cruises ($84 Value)

Chicago Line Cruises

Near North Side

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

$84 $59

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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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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

$79.90 $45

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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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Chicago Running Tours & More: Running Tours of Downtown Chicago from Chicago Running Tours & More (Up to 55% Off)

Running Tours of Downtown Chicago from Chicago Running Tours & More (Up to 55% 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 $15

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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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Chicago History Museum: Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 48% 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 $8

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Chicago Helicopter Experience: One Weekday, Daytime Helicopter Tour for Two from Chicago Helicopter Experience

One Weekday, 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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Chicago Film Tour: Chicago or Blues Brothers Film Tour for Two from Chicago Film Tour (Up to 50% Off)

Chicago or Blues Brothers Film Tour for Two from Chicago Film Tour (Up to 50% Off)

Chicago Film Tour

Near North Side

Bus trips steer past famous locations from Blues Brothers movies or other films shot in Chicago

$60 $30

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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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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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O 'Donnell's pub: $20 for $40 worth of Drinks at O 'Donnell's pub (Up to 40% Off)

$20 for $40 worth of Drinks at O 'Donnell's pub (Up to 40% Off)

O 'Donnell's pub

Mayfair

Enjoy cold beers and cocktails and friendly conversation at this neighborhood corner pub

$20 $12

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APR Pullman Porter Museum: General, Family, or Friend Sponsor Annual Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum (56% Off)

General, Family, or Friend Sponsor Annual Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum (56% 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 $22

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: Admission for 2 or 4, or One- or Two-Year Family Membership to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for 2 or 4, or One- or Two-Year Family Membership to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Lincoln Park

Nature museum hosts living and educational exhibits on the natural world including a butterfly haven and a native prairie.

$18 $11

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The Plant: Sustainable-Food Facility Tour for Two or Four at The Plant (Up to 45% Off)

Sustainable-Food Facility Tour for Two or Four at The Plant (Up to 45% Off)

The Plant

Back of the Yards

Self-sustaining urban facility houses a hydroponic farm, nonprofit education and research center, and various food-production businesses

$20 $12

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Chicago's Finest Tours: Sightseeing Tours for Two from Chicago's Finest Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Sightseeing Tours for Two from Chicago's Finest Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago's Finest Tours

Multiple Locations

Tours take guests along Chicago’s historic River Walk, around the Loop, or to a hearty brunch buffet

$60 $29

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Illinois Railway Museum: Weekday or Weekend Admission for One, Two, or Four at Illinois Railway Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Weekday or Weekend Admission for One, Two, or Four at Illinois Railway Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Illinois Railway Museum

Coral

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

$10 $5

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Select Local Merchants

  • Deer Path Art League and Gallery
    If you're ready to show her how much you care, pick out some jewelry from Lake Forest's Deer Path Art League and Gallery and send a surprise that's silver or gold. Artists everywhere will fall in love with this store's carefully crafted sculptures and creative works of art. Adorn your space with something one-of-a-kind. This store is known for its beautiful, handcrafted works of art. If you are concerned about parking, you shouldn't be. There are plenty of parking options in the area. So adorn yourself in silver and gold. Deer Path Art League and Gallery's jewelry will catch anyone's eye.
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    400 E Illinois Rd
    Lake Forest, IL US
  • Re-Invent
    Fill your day with inspiration and beauty when you take the time to admire the stunning works of art here. Artists everywhere will fall in love with this store's carefully crafted sculptures and creative works of art. For artwork that's unique, pick up a piece carefully crafted by hand (no one is exactly alike!). At Re-Invent, you won't have to worry about forgetting where you parked. There are plenty of parking spaces nearby for you to choose from.
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    202 East Wisconsin Avenue
    Lake Forest, IL US
  • Wildlife Discovery Center
    Ready to enrich yourself in a brand new culture? Visit Wildlife Discovery Center for an experience unlike any other in Lake Forest. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1401 Middlefork Drive
    Lake Forest, IL US
  • Princeton Frame and Art Gallery
    Whether you're solo or with a group, Princeton Frame and Art Gallery in Highland Park is a great place to explore and indulge in works of art. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1844 1st St
    Highland Park, IL US
  • Greenleaf Gallery
    Look at art from a new point of view and draw inspiration from showcased pieces at Greenleaf Gallery in Bannockburn. Be sure to visit the restaurant at this museum for a delicious meal. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this museum just as much as their parents do. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1760 Sunset Lane
    Bannockburn, IL US
  • River Trail Nature Center
    River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook is a great destination for a rainy day whether you're an art enthusiast or just starting out. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    3120 Milwaukee Ave
    Northbrook, IL US

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