Museums in Lyons, IL


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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4-Train-Ride Tickets for Two, Four, or Six at Hesston Steam Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Hesston Steam Museum
La Porte

Ride on miniature and full-size steam trains and explore interactive exhibits devoted to steam power

$34 $20

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

Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum - Live

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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Maker Faire Detroit Admission for Two or Four at The Henry Ford on July 30 or 31 (Up to 48% Off)

The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford

Over 400 inventors and DIY makers show off the science behind their robotics, electronics, and rockets plus food and music

$56 $30

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Visit for Two or Four, or Individual or Family Membership to Museum of Broadcast Communications (Up to 56% 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 $27

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Single-Day Admission for One, Two, or Four or Family Membership to Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 62% Off)

Joliet Historical Museum
Joliet

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$6 $3

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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

$40 $22

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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

include invitations to programs and events, and reciprocal free or reduced admission to more than 200 science centers and museums around the world.

$40 $20

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Memberships to DuSable Museum of African American History (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

The DuSable Museum of African American History
Washington Park

Examine tales and artifacts of African American history with studies of African nations, murals, and even an animatronic Harold Washington

$40 $25

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Admission for Two or Four to the Museum of Arts & Play (Up to 53% Off)

Museum of Arts & Play
Dyer

Museum highlighting the benefits of play boasts everything from vintage toys to pop culture collectibles 

$16 $9

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

Elgin Area Historical Society
Eastside Elgin

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

$6 $5

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Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame Culinary Experience for One or Two on October 13 (47% Off)

Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame
Navy Pier

See Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame induct notable chefs; open bar & restaurant samples

$95 $50

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"DaVinci & Michelangelo – The Titans Experience" Museum Theatre on July 2 at 6 p.m. or July 3 at 2 p.m.

"DaVinci & Michelangelo – The Titans Experience"
Water Tower Place

Interact with DaVinci’s Machines before experiencing a live theatre production comparing DaVinci’s and Michelangelo’s works on-stage

$40 $20

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Chicago Hot Dog Fest Presented By The Chicago History Museum on August 5–7

Chicago Hot Dog Fest
Chicago History Museum - Live

Three-day fest celebrates the great American hot dog with specialty dogs, ice cold brews, and music

$30 $25

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Museum Campus, Gangster, or Fireworks Tour for 1 or 2 from Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours (Up to 18% Off)

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours
Central Chicago

Ride up to some of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks during Museum Campus, Gangster history tours, and fireworks displays

$68

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Nature on Tap

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

$12 $4.50

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$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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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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Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Village of Bensenville (Up to 50% Off)

Village of Bensenville
Bensenville

Guests grab buckets of popcorn and large sodas before heading into intimate twin theaters to view recent releases

$44 $22

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Amphibious Tour for Two or Four from Dells Army Duck Tour (Up to 38% Off)

Dells Army Duck Tour
Wisconsin Dells

Amphibious, WWII-era vehicles take groups on one-hour trips through the natural landscapes and waterways of the Wisconsin Dells

$60 $39

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"Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque, Fridays at 8 p.m. through September 23

Naughty Little Cabaret
Original Mothers

Male and female burlesque performers, including some from RuPaul’s Drag Race, dazzle with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

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Movie Tickets and Concessions from Dealflicks (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Dealflicks
Multiple Locations

Dealbucks can be use to purchase movie tickets and concessions at multiple theaters on Dealflicks.com

$20 $11

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Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago
Chicago

Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

$72 $28

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Cupcake Tour of Chicago with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Best Tours (Up to 68% Off)

Best 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 $19

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Chicago Explorer Pass Including Admission to Three or Five Attractions from 20+ Options. Pay Nothing at Gate.

Go City Card
Oak Park

Card grants free admission to 3 or 5 Chicago museums, tours, and attractions, chosen from over 20 options

$49 $40.50

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$39 for Date Night with Two Movie Tickets and $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card ($124 Value*)

Ultimate Date Night Package
Oak Park

Create your own ultimate date with movie tickets and a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card for dinner

$124 $39

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Amphibious-Duck Tour of the Wisconsin Dells for Two or Four from Original Wisconsin Ducks (Up to 17% Off)

Original Wisconsin Ducks®
Wisconsin Dells

In an amphibious vehicle, this tour hits Wisconsin Dells sights on land and water, including the Hawk’s Bill rock formation and Dawn Manor

$53.40 $45

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Two, Four, or Nine Tickets to XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride (Up to 44% Off)

XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride
Saint Charles

Prepare for revolutionary and next-generation nine-dimensional cinema rides that offer a remarkably intense and extreme experience

$32 $24

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Upper Dells Boat Tour for Two or Four from Dells Boat Tours (Up to 17% Off)

Dells Boat Tours
Upper Dells Boat Tour Dock

Take in all that’s magnificent about the Dells on this two-hour trek through the area’s sandstone formations and secret river passageways

$53.40 $45

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$39 for a Two-Hour Wednesday-Night Fireworks Cruise from Island Party Boat ($75 Value)

Island Party Boat
Chicago Lakefront

Take in fireworks lighting up the Chicago skyline on an island-themed 50-foot boat equipped with a sundeck, lounge, and premium sound system

$75 $39

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

Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour
Wrigley Building Plaza

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

$50 $24

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Gangster Tour of Chicago for One, Two, or Four from Best Tours (Up to 65% Off)

Best Tours (Chicago)
Chicago

Tour-goers take a 90-minute jaunt past iconic landmarks and mob movie filming locations while learning about Chicago’s gangster past

$35 $17

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Chocolate Tour of Chicago with Seven Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Best Tours (Up to 63% Off)

Best Tours
Chicago

Sample Aztec chocolate drinks, cupcakes, truffles, and chocolate donuts during two-hour chocolate tour along the Magnificent Mile

$50 $24

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

Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour
Chicago

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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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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The Taming of the Shrew

Oak Park Festival Theatre in Austin Gardens
Galewood

$29 $7.50

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Gangster History Tour from The Barrel Run (Up to 40% Off)

The Barrel Run
Near North Side

A bus styled to look like an actual beer barrel sets a party-friendly tone for these educational tours of Chicago’s gangster-filled history

$70 $49

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"Rent"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Arlington Heights

$38 $24.25

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Segway Tour for One or Two at Cantigny Segway Experience (Up to 36% Off)

Cantigny Segway Experience
Cantigny Park

Certified guides lead tours through Cantigny Park’s beautiful grounds, which encompass everything from gardens to historic tanks

$59 $39

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

Second City Tours
Water Tower Place

Get your chocolate fix during this tour that visits five of the city’s most beloved sweet-treat havens

$50 $23

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Little Shop of Horrors, June 5–July 31

"Little Shop of Horrors"
Greenhouse Theater Center

A lovelorn flower-shop employee lands in trouble when his venus flytrap finds an appetite for human flesh in this rock musical comedy

$43 $28

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DUI vs. IUD

Drinking & Writing Theater at Haymarket Pub & Brewery
West Town

$10 $7.50

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Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour of Aurora or Naperville for One, Two, or Four from Haunted Hometowns (Up to 56% Off)

Haunted Hometowns, Corp.
Multiple Locations

Ghost-seekers clutch EMF meters on lantern-lit tours through historic and haunted sites as guides relate tales of local specters

$20 $12

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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

$159.80 $99

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$75 for a Lazy River Tubing Outing with Round-Trip Transport from Cannonball Productions ($93.65 Value)

Cannonball Productions
Bus Pick-Up

Enjoy a day of river floating and an afternoon at the park, basketball, slip n’ slide, volleyball, and an all-you-can-eat taco bar

$93.65 $75

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"On Golden Pond"

Oil Lamp Theater
Glenview

$35 $22.50

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Admission for One, Two, or Four to the Chinatown Food Tour of Chicago from Best Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Best Tours (Chicago)
Chicago

Tours of Chicago’s Chinatown make stops for dumplings, tea, and fortune and almond cookies

$50 $25

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Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from Second City Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Second City Tours
John Hancock Center

90-minute tour explores the tragic side of Chicago history with stops to locales said to be marked by paranormal activity

$30 $14

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  • Berwyn Rt66 Museum
    Berwyn Route 66 Museum in Berwyn features a wide array of creative art pieces that tell a story. When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this museum has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join in the fun at this museum. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles. So if you're looking for a fun time, make plans to visit Berwyn Route 66 Museum.
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    7003 Ogden Avenue
    Berwyn, IL US
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
    It's safe to say that Frank Lloyd Wright is a household name, partly because he put his name on so many houses. The sites overseen by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust receive nearly 150,000 visitors a year—tangible proof that the visionary's impact on architecture, design, and culture remains alive and well. To ensure that legacy continues, the Chicago-based nonprofit runs tours at several of Wright's buildings and hosts various educational programs. Home and Studio: Unity Temple. Robie House. The Rookery Light Court remodeling. All classic pieces of Modern architecture, and all designed inside the studio at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park. From 1889 until 1909, Frank Lloyd Wright worked out of this residential space, eventually expanding the home to include a proper studio as demand for his services grew. Now an architectural destination in its own right, the Home and Studio welcomes guests seeking a look into the mind (and working conditions) of America's most famed architect. On tours, trained interpreters guide visitors through the space, sharing anecdotes and insights into Wright's work and home life. Frederick C. Robie House: The crown jewel of Hyde Park's residential architecture, the Frederick C. Robie House was designed by Wright for the up-and-coming industrialist of the same name between 1908 and 1910. Widely hailed as one of the finest examples of the Prairie School of architectural design, the house has earned its share of accolades over the years, including a spot on the very first National Register of Historic Places in 1966. During tour, architectural experts guide groups through each of the house's significant features, from the cantilevered roof and prevalence of horizontal lines to the striking leaded glass windows that give the house its inner light. Tours also cover recent restoration efforts, giving guests an inside look at what it takes to preserve a historic home.
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    951 Chicago Ave.
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
    "You know, Unity Temple is my contribution to modern architecture"—bold, blunt, and revolutionary, Frank Lloyd Wright single-handedly forged the Prairie school of architecture, of which Unity Temple is perhaps the purest example. Built between 1905 and 1908, the church broke all of the traditional rules, replacing the steeple with low, flat roofs, removing the prominent entranceway to create a sense of monolithic austerity, and most daringly of all, using poured concrete as not just a structural element but an architectural one. This honest exposure of a conventionally hidden material reflected the philosophy of a man who valued genuine candor over sweetened niceties, whether in word or in stone. More than a century since its construction, the church is in the midst of an ongoing restoration, funded by member sponsorship and daily admission fees. Although the interior still luxuriates in the wash of natural light from the stained glass ceiling, and the boxy, modern light fixtures flicker on, the exterior faces severe weathering due mainly to Wright's eternally before-his-time designs, which failed to account for the effects of water and time on concrete, and an infestation of rockbiters in the 70s.
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    875 Lake St.
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Wonder Works Chicago
    A giant tree spreads its limbs across a softly lit room as soothing forest sounds play. On a child-size stage, kids manipulate controls to flick theater lights on and off. In an art studio stocked with supplies, budding artists make creative messes. This is all taking place in Wonder Works' 6,400-square-foot space. Children aged 8 and younger explore six hands-on exhibits that help them express their creativity and develop mental and social skills. Wonder Works is able to cater to children with special needs. The children's museum also hosts school field trips, and a variety of special activities and events including a children's music concert series, African American History Month, and the paleontology-centric Dino Works. In addition, an outdoor organic garden onsite gives kids an opportunity to marvel in the great outdoors without having to pay tolls to riddle-spouting trolls.
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    6445 W North Ave.
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum
    The best museums in Oak Park hardly compare to the intimate and profound setting of Ernest Hemingway Birth Home's. Be sure to visit the restaurant at this museum for a delicious meal. Take the kids along too — this museum is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Ernest Hemingway Birth Home is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at Oak Park-Green (Green). Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. So if you're looking for a fun time, make plans to visit Ernest Hemingway Birth Home.
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    339 North Oak Park Avenue
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Pleasant Home Foundation
    When life affords you a little free time, check out the cultural artifacts at Pleasant Home Foundation in Oak Park. Wandering souls would be best to visit this museum for any one of their A+ dishes. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Pleasant Home Foundation is also accessible via public transportation, with stops at Harlem-Green (Green) and Oak Park-Green (Green).
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    217 Home Avenue
    Oak Park, IL US

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