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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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    27582 Volo Village Rd.
    Volo, IL US
  • SkipperBud's Lakemoor
    Size is no object at SkipperBud's, where all forms of aquatic fun line their shelves, from water-wings on up to yachts. Though the shop doesn't actually line the walls with multi-ton vessels, it does store smaller recreational vehicles in dry stack, pulling entire boats off high shelves with an enormous, specially outfitted forklift. Inside the store proper, staff keeps neat displays of more conventionally-sized gear, including watersporting apparel such as skis and life vests to boating accessories, such as anchors and bumper stickers to slap on the bottom of a ship's hull that say, "If you can read this, you are a really smart fish." To keep boaters covered in the office, SkipperBud's deals in a variety of storage and maintenance packages. They shield private vessels from the elements during winter months in vast warehouses, and perform tune-ups and major repairs to engines and fiberglass hulls.
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    31535 N US Hwy 12
    Lakemoor, IL US
  • First Tee Greater Chicago
    With nearly 200 chapters worldwide, The First Tee uses the game of golf to instill in local children positive life skills and a love of physical activity. The organization recognizes that life between the ages of 5 and 17 can be full of new experiences and difficult challenges?one might call them hazards?and organizes its on-course curriculum to help teach Nine Core Values that can be carried throughout life. The list includes things like honesty, which covers telling the truth about scores; integrity, which teaches that players should never move their ball even if no one is looking; and perseverance, which instructs youngsters to never give up even if that means diving after a ball into a water hazard. The organization brings kids together to put these values into practice at summer camps and after-school sessions throughout the year.
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    701 East Shorewood Road
    Round Lake, IL US
  • Depot
    Do as the English do at Depot! This local watering hole serves British food and drink. Put the diet on pause when you visit Depot — there are no low-fat menu items. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. Pull your partner onto the dance floor — the bar provides more than enough room to twist the night away. The bar's popularity is at an all-time high during the week. Take your vehicle to dinner nearby parking is plentiful and will not pose a problem for drivers looking to dine. Depot knows how to put a smile on your face the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
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    415 Railroad Ave
    Round Lake, IL US
  • Copas
    Treat yourself to tasty, homemade barbecue at Copas in Round Lake. Low-fat food isn't on the menu, so diners come to Copas to enjoy their every bite. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Copas has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Weekends are busy at the restaurant, so be prepared for longer wait times. Patrons are provided with sufficient parking nearby. You can take it easy on your wallet at Copas — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
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    304 N Cedar Lake Rd
    Round Lake, IL US
  • Mirror Bar
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Mirror Bar, a local pub. Low-fat food isn't on the menu, so diners come to Mirror Bar to enjoy their every bite. Tired of driving in circles? Head to Mirror Bar for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door. Who's hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Mirror Bar's yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
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    W4254 County Rd
    Random Lake, WI US

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