Museums in South Elgin, IL


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

$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

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Wonder Works (Up to 57% Off)

Wonder Works Chicago

Oak Park

Studio, stage, forest exhibit, building station, fantasy village, and storybook castle welcome hands-on exploring from children and toddlers

$42 $18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pepsi Tall Ships Chicago Festival 2016 on July 28 - 31 (Up to 23% Off)

Pepsi Tall Ships Chicago 2016

Navy Pier

Navy Pier fills up with 14 tall ships such as two-masted schooners and a Viking longboat during this four day festival

$70 $55

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

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

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

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

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

$33 $19

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

Chocolate Tour of Chicago with Seven Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Best Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Best Tours

Chicago

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

$50 $25

Pizza Parade Tour for One, Two, or Four from Second City Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Second City Tours

Chicago

Guides will lead you through River North to sample pizza from local eateries, including the original Uno Pizzeria & Grill

$50 $23

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

Second City Tours

Near North Side

Head to River North for deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, Mike Ditka’s favorite italian-beef sandwiches, and dessert

$50 $23

Signature Scent Class - Good For Any Date Through September 30, 2016 (Reserve in Advance)

Aroma Workshop

Lincoln Park

$60 $36.50

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  • Fox River Trolley Museum
    Enjoy the finest art South Elgin has to offer at Fox River Trolley Museum. Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this museum, it's no different. Take the kids along too — this museum is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    361 South La Fox Street
    South Elgin, IL US
  • Elgin Area Historical Society
    Boasting Greek Revival-style architecture, the Elgin History Museum's first floor exhibits show how Elgin developed form the 1830s to through the 1970s. The museum focuses on the town's industry, its architecture, and, most importantly, its citizens. The second floor's thematic exhibits cover the world-renowned Elgin National Watch Factory, which employed generations of residents, and the Hiawatha Pageant, performed for 50 years at Camp Big Timber. Size: five permanent exhibits, plus a handful of temporary exhibits The Building: called Old Main, it was built in 1856 for the Elgin Academy prep school and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places Eye Catcher: Check out the display of an early Lady Elgin pocket watch owned by the Gifford Family Permanent Mainstay: Elgin Road Races, which chronicles the competitions held in town beginning over 100 years ago in the early days of auto racing Don't Miss: Made in Elgin exhibit that features dozens of Elgin manufacturing companies and their products from over the years Hands-On Exhibit: Watch Your Pocket allows kids to build a pocket-watch prototype as if they were working on the assembly line at the watch factory Pro Tip: Illinois Residents can get a free admission pass from their local library to many Northern Illinois museums
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    360 Park St
    Elgin, IL US
  • Garfield Farm Museum
    For those seeking a taste of some of the finest artwork in Saint Charles, soak up the culture at Garfield Farm Museum. Looking for a bite to eat? This museum also has an awesome restaurant. Grab the kids when you head to this museum — its family-oriented atmosphere perfect for the whole clan. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    3N016 Garfield Rd
    Saint Charles, IL US
  • St Charles Heritage Center
    For those skilled in the creative arts, St Charles Heritage Center is home to some of the finest works in Saint Charles. For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this museum. This museum is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    215 East Main Street
    Saint Charles, IL US
  • Preservation Partners Of Fox
    Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley in Saint Charles houses a wide array of art and culture. Come see them today on a trip through this refined museum. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    8 Indiana Street
    Saint Charles, IL US
  • Black Point Historic Preserve
    Any connoisseur of museums will enjoy the fantastic Black Point Historic Preserve in Lake Geneva. No matter what you're hungry for, the menu at this museum promises the perfect dish for you. Take the kids along too — this museum is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    W4270 Southland Road
    Lake Geneva, WI US

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