Museums in River Grove, 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

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

$16 $12

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

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

The Gold Pyramid

The Gold Pyramid

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

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

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

Illinois Railway Museum

Evergreen Park

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

$10 $5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$45 $22

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

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

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 $68

$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

$16 for Movie and Popcorn for Two at Cascade Drive-In ($24.50 Value)

Cascade Drive In

Cascade Drive In

The double features of first-run flicks pair with the audio from an FM station or in-car speakers as attendees dig into popcorn

$24.50 $16

Amphibious-Duck Tour of the Wisconsin Dells for Two or Four from Original Wisconsin Ducks (Up to 37% 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

$55.75 $35

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

"Thrones! The Musical Parody": A Parody of "Game of Thrones" (July 22–August 19)

"Thrones! The Musical Parody": A Parody of "Game of Thrones"

Apollo Theater

This send up of the HBO phenomenon puts a humorous, musical spin on the world of Westeros, including spoilers all the way through Season 6

$54.75 $29

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

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

Go City Card

Online Deal

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

$49 $40.50

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

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

$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

$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

Singin' in the Rain

Marriott Theatre

Lincolnshire

$50 $35.25

"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

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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  • Cernan Earth and Space Center
    You'll be excited to take a trip to River Grove's finest, the museum at Cernan Earth and Space Center. Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this museum's restaurant for high-class food. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this museum. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. Cernan Earth and Space Center is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.
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    2000 5th Avenue
    River Grove, IL US
  • Trailside Museum
    Use your free time to see the veritable treasures at Trailside Museum's museum in River Forest. Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this museum has the restaurant just for you. At this museum, everyone will find something they love — kids included! Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    738 Thatcher Avenue
    River Forest, 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

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