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 $18

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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 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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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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Theatre Historical Society of America: $30 for a One-Year Rialto-Level Membership in the Theatre Historical Society of America ($60 Value)

$30 for a One-Year Rialto-Level Membership in the Theatre Historical Society of America ($60 Value)

Theatre Historical Society of America

Elmhurst

Receive research, event, and merchandise discounts from a historical society that celebrates the architecture and culture of the theatre

$60 $30

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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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Challenge Nation: $25 for Entry to Chicago Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on July 11, 2015 ($55 Value)

$25 for Entry to Chicago Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on July 11, 2015 ($55 Value)

Challenge Nation

Bar Louie South Loop

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$55 $25

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Vintage Garage Chicago: Vintage Garage at Vintage Garage Chicago

Vintage Garage at Vintage Garage Chicago

Vintage Garage Chicago

Chicago

$5 $3

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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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Bike and Roll Chicago: $69 for a Segways at Sunset Tour for Two from Bike and Roll Chicago (Up to $138 value)

$69 for a Segways at Sunset Tour for Two from Bike and Roll Chicago (Up to $138 value)

Bike and Roll Chicago

Millenium Park

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

$138 $69

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Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour: Haunted "Dead and Undead" Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Chicago Hauntings (44% Off)

Haunted "Dead and Undead" Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Chicago Hauntings (44% 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 $19

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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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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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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

Chicago

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

Chicago

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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Chicago Crime Tours: Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 49% Off)

Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 49% 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 $42

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WendyCity: Walking Tour from WendyCity (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Walking Tour from WendyCity (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

WendyCity

Multiple Locations

Tour the Mag Mile and learn some of its history during a relaxed walk before the stores open

$50 $25

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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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Great Food Tours: Cupcake Tour of Chicago with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Cupcake Tour of Chicago with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Great Food Tours

Chicago

Tours make six stops along Michigan Avenue, visiting a century-old shop, one with 50 varieties of cupcake, and another with gelato

$50 $25

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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

Multiple Locations

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 Daytime Helicopter Tour for Two from Chicago Helicopter Experience

One 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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Second City Tours: Beer and Bacon Tour, Wine and Cheese Walk, Pizza Parade, or Cupcake Crawl from Second City Tours (Up to 56% Off). Six Options Available.

Beer and Bacon Tour, Wine and Cheese Walk, Pizza Parade, or Cupcake Crawl from Second City Tours (Up to 56% Off). Six Options Available.

Second City Tours

Near North Side

Enjoy beer and bacon pairings. wine and cheese, pizza, or cupcakes during fun food tours

$100 $49

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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 (50% Off)

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

APR Pullman Porter Museum

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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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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Chicago's Finest Tours: Sightseeing Tours for Two from Chicago's Finest Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Sightseeing Tours for Two from Chicago's Finest Tours (Up to 60% 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 $24

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Illinois Railway Museum: Weekday or Weekend Admission for One, Two, or Four at Illinois Railway Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Weekday or Weekend Admission for One, Two, or Four at Illinois Railway Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Illinois Railway Museum

Coral

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

$10 $4

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    Mark McMahon has been documenting people and their environments nationally and internationally for more than forty years. His on-location works are included in museums, exhibitions, private and corporate collections.
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  • Chicago Helicopter Experience
    Chicago is famous for its skyline, but there's only so much sky you can see from the ground. That's why at Chicago Helicopter Experience, pilots lift passengers from Chicago's first private heliport, to enjoy the view of downtown's busy streets and wide-open views of the city's magnificent architecture. Three types of tours each afford a unique experience, whether it's seeing the sunset reflecting off the Willis Tower or cruising over the nocturnal landscape of the city. Each tour takes place within the state-of-the-art EC130 helicopter, which features plush leather seats, noise canceling headsets, and bubble windows with a panoramic 180° view outside.
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  • Kohl Children's Museum
    With more than 23,000 square feet of public space, Kohl Children's Museum gives its young visitors plenty of rooms in which to play. The kid-focused facility houses 16 permanent exhibits for infants and children up to 8 years of age, each filled with hands-on activities designed to encourage learning and exploration. City on the Move helps children learn about Chicago by challenging them to build city scenes from geometric shapes or crank an electricity-generating wheel to power a pretend John Hancock Center. Kids can follow animal footprints to their source in Nature Explorers, move musical notes to create melodies in Ravinia Festival Music Makers, or explore the rotating temporary exhibits.
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  • Suevel Studios
    Eric and Markay Suevel have run the eponymous Suevel Studios—a full-service glass studio that creates custom pieces and hosts classes—for more than 30 years. Both proprietors have practiced the art for decades, but their partnership marries two distinct approaches. Eric learned the craft at a young age from his uncle, and Markay possesses a liturgical perspective as an ordained minister with a master’s in divinity. They cut and fuse alongside a team of worldly and learned glassworkers, all of whom bring their own specific expertise to the table, whether doing restoration work or mosaics. The studio's stained-glass work lights up churches, homes, and restaurants as well as their students’ faces after they complete one of 25 classes. There, apprentices acquire the skills required to decorate household windows or liven up bland, translucent reading glasses.
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  • Volo Auto Museum
    In 1848, dairy cows grazed on the 30 acres that now host the Volo Auto Museum’s five showrooms. The mooing of heifers has given way to the imaginary roar of 200 collector cars and 100 gleaming autos that once graced movie and television sets—including a Batmobile from the 1966 TV series, a Herbie from the latest movie, and one of the first General Lees. After ogling the television and movie collection, guests can wander among vintage and antique vehicles and reminisce about the days when we still had to go places in person. Nearby, the military exhibit’s realistic scenery surrounds vehicles ranging from a WWII BMW motorcycle with sidecar to a 1967 Bell helicopter shot down in Vietnam. After examining older artillery and artifacts, visitors can gaze at cases holding items retrieved from Saddam Hussein’s palace and from captured Iraqi soldiers. Those below driving age can explore kids’ attractions, including SpongeBob’s boatmobile. Guests traverse the vast showrooms on foot or via a 1915, Victorian-style trolley, free on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Trolley tours begin by exploring autos that used to be stabled by the rich and famous alongside their unicorns. They then venture into the old dairy farm’s 19th-century barn, where activity by Civil War ghosts has drawn investigators from the Discover Channel’s Ghost Lab. Before leaving, visitors can refuel with an Angus-beef patty at the Betty Boop Burger Bar and Beer Garden or drop into four antique malls.
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    It was the late 1970s, decades after the Holocaust, but neo-Nazis hadn’t disappeared: they threatened to march in Skokie. Realizing the need to combat this kind of intolerance with education, Chicago-area survivors and their supporters banded together to create the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois. This initiative evolved into the museum which was built to honor the memory of Holocaust victims, educate visitors, and explore the human intolerance that continues to lead to genocide today.
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