Sightseeing in McHenry


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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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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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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The Collings Foundation : Admission to Wings of Freedom Tour from The Collings Foundation on July 29–August 2 (Up to 40% Off)

Admission to Wings of Freedom Tour from The Collings Foundation on July 29–August 2 (Up to 40% Off)

The Collings Foundation

Multiple Locations

Explore planes from throughout America’s military aviation history, including rare World War II aircraft; flight experiences available

$24 $15

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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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Green Meadows Petting Farm: Animal Petting Farm Visit for Two or Four at Green Meadows Petting Farm in Waterford (Up to 44% Off)

Animal Petting Farm Visit for Two or Four at Green Meadows Petting Farm in Waterford (Up to 44% Off)

Green Meadows Petting Farm

East Troy

Fuzzy fleeces, soft feathers, and bristly hides rub against hands at a petting zoo where kids can also ride a pony and milk a cow

$27.50 $17

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Geneva Lake Museum: Geneva Lake Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Geneva Lake Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Geneva Lake Museum

Lake Geneva

Museum fills historic Power & Light building and replicates Lake Geneva Main Street of late 19th and early 20th centuries

$14 $7

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Fox River Distilling Company: Tour for Two or Four with Bloody-Mary Mix, Hats, and Rocks Glasses at Fox River Distilling Company (Up to 43% Off)

Tour for Two or Four with Bloody-Mary Mix, Hats, and Rocks Glasses at Fox River Distilling Company (Up to 43% Off)

Fox River Distilling Company

Geneva

Tour the distillery, which produces vodka, gin, and moonshine, and leave with bloody-mary mixes, hats, and rocks glasses

$47 $27

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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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Illinois River Winery: Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine at Illinois River Winery

Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine at Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

North Utica

Sample more than 30 handcrafted wines from the tasting room or sip wines while touring the facility

$30 $17

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The Zoo at Jo-Don Farms: The Zoo at Jo-Don Farms Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Jo-Don Farms (40% Off)

The Zoo at Jo-Don Farms Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Jo-Don Farms (40% Off)

The Zoo at Jo-Don Farms

Caledonia

Guests greet more than 300 critters, from camels to tigers, at zoo open for 40 years

$10 $6

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Haunted Hometowns: Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour of Aurora or Naperville for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (Up to 51% Off)

Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour of Aurora or Naperville for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (Up to 51% Off)

Haunted Hometowns

Multiple Locations

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

$40 $20

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  • Richardson Adventure Farm
    A family walks down a lane cut into a sprawling field of corn, striding confidently until they reach a fork. After a debate, they turn left, and eventually left again. A wooden bridge leapfrogs them to a new path, lined with rows of eerily similar corn stalks. Luckily, it's a balmy day, the blue sky striated with wispy clouds, and they're not in a hurry to emerge from the green ocean of corn. From an observation deck nearby, the 28-acre cornfield looks like a postage stamp inside the 450-acre farm, which grows soybeans, corn, and more than 50,000 Christmas trees. Homesteaded in 1840, the land is now owned and worked by a third generation of Richardsons. The family wanted to welcome visitors to the farm to enjoy the rural, outdoorsy fun that could only fit on such a sprawling space. They planted the corn maze—among the world's largest—and devised other attractions such as a zipline and paintball gallery. Visitors can also cheer on racing pigs, pet animals in an interactive zoo, and participate in different maze games. In autumn families come to pick pumpkins and in winter they cut their own Christmas trees.
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    909 English Prairie Rd.
    Spring Grove, IL US
  • Art Works Childrens Museum
    For those seeking a taste of some of the finest artwork in Ingleside, soak up the culture at Art Works Childrens Museum. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    130 Washington Street
    Ingleside, IL US
  • Jt's Frames
    You'll be excited to take a trip to Crystal Lake's finest, the museum at Jt's Frames. Check out the restaurant at this museum for a delicious meal. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    93 Berkshire Dr
    Crystal Lake, IL US
  • Lake County Discovery Museum
    Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda incorporates artistic inquiry with a memorable visitor experience, making it a must-see museum. It's certainly time you stopped reading about this museum with its amazing restaurant and finally came in for a bite. At this museum, kids of all ages are welcome. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    27277 N Forest Preserve Rd
    Wauconda, IL US
  • Volo Auto Museum
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Volo Auto Museum facet_type_id: afffff90-5f38-1032-bbff-2f8561929ff1 html_text: |- 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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    27582 Volo Village Rd.
    Volo, IL US
  • Old Courthouse Arts Center
    For a first-class collection of culture, be sure to check out the work on display at Woodstock's Old Courthouse Arts Center. Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this museum, it's no different. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    101 North Johnson Street
    Woodstock, IL US

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