Sightseeing in Wilmette


Chicago Helicopter Experience: Daytime Helicopter Tour for Two from Chicago Helicopter Experience

Daytime Helicopter Tour for Two from Chicago Helicopter Experience

Chicago Helicopter Experience

Bridgeport

Passengers soar over the skyline, marveling at the Willis Tower, John Hancock Building, and Trump Tower by day

$256

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Hesston Steam Museum: 4-Train-Ride Tickets for Two, Four, or Six at Hesston Steam Museum (Up to 52% Off)

4-Train-Ride Tickets for Two, Four, or Six at Hesston Steam Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Hesston Steam Museum

Galena

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

$34 $19

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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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Yacht Party Chicago: Halloween-Weekend Booze Cruise from Yacht Party Chicago (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Halloween-Weekend Booze Cruise from Yacht Party Chicago (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Yacht Party Chicago

Multiple Locations

Celebrate Halloween on a yacht that cruises into Lake Michigan with drinking and dancing to a DJ, followed by an after-party

$55.50 $26

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

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

Chicago History Museum

Chicago

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWII

$14 $7

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Evanston History Center: Tour  of Dawes House/Evanston History Center for 2, 4, or 5–10 People (Up to 45% Off)

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

$20 $12

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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center: Visit for One or Two to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (Up to 50% Off)

Visit for One or Two to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (Up to 50% Off)

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Skokie

The museum honors Holocaust victims, telling their stories with artifacts and interactive exhibits that urge visitors to fight intolerance

$12 $8

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McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum: Bridge and Bridgehouse Tour for 1, 2, or 4 at McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Bridge and Bridgehouse Tour for 1, 2, or 4 at McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum (Up to 50% Off)

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

The Loop

Museum guide showcases historic landmark bridgehouse with views of bridge gears, structure, and five-story tower along this riverwalk tour

$8 $5

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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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Disturbia Screams in the Park: $18.30 for Disturbia Screams in the Park Haunted House on October 4–November 1 ($28.15 Value). 11 Options Available.

$18.30 for Disturbia Screams in the Park Haunted House on October 4–November 1 ($28.15 Value). 11 Options Available.

Disturbia Screams in the Park

MB Financial Park at Rosemont

H.H. Holmes–themed haunted house features macabre scenes such as torture chambers, cannibalized victims, and the living dead

$28.15 $18.30

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Jo-Don Farms: The Zoo at Jo-Don Farms Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Jo-Don Farms (50% Off)

The Zoo at Jo-Don Farms Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Jo-Don Farms (50% Off)

Jo-Don Farms

Caledonia

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

$10 $5

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Wonder Works: Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Wonder Works (42% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Wonder Works (42% Off)

Wonder Works

Oak Park

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

$36 $21

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The Spirit of Peoria: Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise or Overnight Excursion aboard The Spirit of Peoria (Up to 44% Off)

Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise or Overnight Excursion aboard The Spirit of Peoria (Up to 44% Off)

The Spirit of Peoria

Peoria

Enjoy the nostalgia of cruising the Illinois River Valley or the Mississippi River aboard an authentic paddlewheel driven riverboat

$32 $18

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International Museum of Surgical Science: Admission for Two or 1-Year Individual or Family Membership at International Museum of Surgical Science (50% Off)

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

$30 $15

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Museum of Broadcast Communications: Visit for Two or Four, or Individual or Family Membership to Museum of Broadcast Communications (Up to 50% Off)

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

$24 $12

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Inside Chicago Walking Tours: One or Two Youth or Adult Architecture Walking Tour Tickets from Inside Chicago Walking Tours (Up to 30% Off)

One or Two Youth or Adult Architecture Walking Tour Tickets from Inside Chicago Walking Tours (Up to 30% Off)

Inside Chicago Walking Tours

Chicago

A former teacher and improv comedian offers a slice of Chicago’s architecture and history on engaging walking tours

$20 $14

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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

$80 $39

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Naper Settlement: $35 for Two Adult Tickets and Beer at Naper Settlement's Oktoberfest on October 2 or 3 ($54 Value)

$35 for Two Adult Tickets and Beer at Naper Settlement's Oktoberfest on October 2 or 3 ($54 Value)

Naper Settlement

Naperville

Celebrate German culture with beer, food, and live music at Naper Settlement

$54 $35

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Chicago Crime Tours: Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 47% Off)

Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 47% 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 $85

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I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor Civic Center Authority: Two Adult Tickets or a Family Pass to A River Thru History – The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous  (Up to 50% Off)

Two Adult Tickets or a Family Pass to A River Thru History – The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous (Up to 50% Off)

I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor Civic Center Authority

Willow Springs

The party sends visitors back in time to early Illinois, when fur trading was lucrative and the sound of cannon fire was a part of life

$25 $13

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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve: Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (Up to 48% Off)

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (Up to 48% Off)

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Buchanan

20 themed gardens, a nature preserve, and a 45-acre arboretum burst with plant and animal life

$16 $9

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

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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Smart Destinations: Two-Day All-Inclusive Go City Card Including Free Admission to Dozens of Popular Attractions

Two-Day All-Inclusive Go City Card Including Free Admission to Dozens of Popular Attractions

Smart Destinations

 

Card grants free admission to museums, tours, and attractions; save up to 55% off combined gate prices if purchased separately

$52.99 $49.50

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Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours: Chicago Pizza Walking Tour for Two or Four from Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Chicago Pizza Walking Tour for Two or Four from Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours

Near North Side

2-hour, 1.2-mile walking tour hits several pizzerias like Pizzeria Uno and Giordano’s in River North to sample pizza and learn its history

$90 $41

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

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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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo: Two or Four Admissions to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo (Up to 43% Off)

Two or Four Admissions to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo (Up to 43% Off)

Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

Horse Cave

Zoo with a focus on Australian animals houses red kangaroos, dingoes, emus, and more; includes admission to cave with spectacular formations

$51.90 $32

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Scoot for Good: 4- or 8-Hour Scooter Rental for One or Two from Scoot for Good (Up to 59% Off)

4- or 8-Hour Scooter Rental for One or Two from Scoot for Good (Up to 59% Off)

Scoot for Good

Meeting point

Sight-see around Chicago on easy-to-operate scooters that come with instruction overview

$79 $38

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

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

Chicago History Museum

Chicago

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWI

$14 $7

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Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Walking Food Tour for One or Two from Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago (Up to 37% Off)

Walking Food Tour for One or Two from Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago (Up to 37% Off)

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago

Multiple Locations

Enjoy a roving lunch of five different tastings while learning about the history and culture of either River North or Wicker Park

$55 $35

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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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Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet: $500 for a Two-hour Chartered Party Cruise on Lake Michigan for Up to Six from Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet ($976 Value)

$500 for a Two-hour Chartered Party Cruise on Lake Michigan for Up to Six from Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet ($976 Value)

Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet

Burnham Harbor

Party cruise on Lake Michigan where you can enjoy views of the magnificent skyline aboard a 32 foot powerboat

$976 $500

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Stray Boots: Interactive Walking Tours of Chicago from Stray Boots (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Interactive Walking Tours of Chicago from Stray Boots (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Stray Boots

 

Clues, trivia, and riddles lead explorers through vibrant neighborhoods via the Stray Boots iPhone or Android app

$24 $12

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

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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Wicker Park: Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Wicker Park at Wicker Park

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Wicker Park at Wicker Park

Wicker Park

Bucktown

$55 $40.50

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APR Pullman Porter Museum: General, Family, or Friend Sponsor Annual Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum (58% Off)

General, Family, or Friend Sponsor Annual Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum (58% Off)

APR Pullman Porter Museum

Far South Chicago

Museum celebrates the victories of the nation’s first African-American labor unions and the history of African-American railroad workers

$50 $21

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Atkinson-o'rourke Gallery: $48 for $100 Worth of Gallery Visits — Atkinson-O'Rourke Gallery

$48 for $100 Worth of Gallery Visits — Atkinson-O'Rourke Gallery

Atkinson-o'rourke Gallery

Elmhurst

From the merchant: Voted “Best New Gallery” in Chicagoland. Choose from our vast collection of 100% original paintings and sculptures.

$100 $48

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Spirit of Chicago: Spirit of Chicago Buffet Cruise at Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago Buffet Cruise at Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago

Near North Side

$101.86 $69.87

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WanderBikes: $30 for $55 Worth of electric bike rental at WanderBikes

$30 for $55 Worth of electric bike rental at WanderBikes

WanderBikes

The Loop

From the merchant: The Best Lakefront experience in Chicago. Sightseeing along the Lakefront Bike Trail is now easier and more enjoyable.

$55 $30

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Chicago Running Tours & More: Running Tours of Downtown Chicago from Chicago Running Tours & More (Up to 55% Off)

Running Tours of Downtown Chicago from Chicago Running Tours & More (Up to 55% Off)

Chicago Running Tours & More

Central Chicago

Professional guides lead sightseeing tours at a jogging pace during excursions that emphasize fun and learning over speed

$32 $15

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Select Local Merchants

  • She Beads
    Find the finest jewelry items in Wilmette at She Beads and show off your new find to your friends. Look cute as a button wrapped in winter accessories from She Beads. Your new and trendy bedroom furniture set is waiting for you. Come browse a variety of options, such as bedroom furniture, and go home with a new bedroom set. Whether you are looking for short- or long-term parking, you can find both options nearby. Don't let that perfect piece of jewelry pass you by! Visit She Beads in Wilmette today and go home with a great new piece.
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    821 Ridge Rd
    Wilmette, IL US
  • Artisan Shop and Gallery
    Artisan Shop and Gallery in Wilmette is a fun museum that features the finest art pieces in town, making it a hit for visitors of all ages. With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this museum boasts among the best eats this side of the city. Your pooch is also welcome at the museum. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1515 Sheridan Rd
    Wilmette, IL US
  • Ross Wetzel Studios
    The best museums in Wilmette hardly compare to the intimate and profound setting of Ross Wetzel Studios'. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1212 Washington Avenue
    Wilmette, IL US
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
    It started in 1977, with a donation by philanthropists John Mayo and Betty Seabury Mitchell of approximately 3,000 artifacts to found the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. Since its inception, the museum has sought to broaden the public's understanding of the continent's cultural diversity of American Indian and First Nation peoples. To that end, it showcases the historical and artistic achievements of the Native American and First Nations peoples of the present-day United States and Canada. Donations over the decades have helped swell the meticulously preserved permanent collection to more than 10,000 objects. Consisting of pieces from tribes throughout the Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and Arctic regions of North America, the collection has a broad-based appeal for researchers, knowledge-hungry visitors, and the culturally curious. Baskets, pottery, clothing, paintings, beadwork, carvings, and archaeological and ethnographic artifacts dating from Paleo-Indian times to the present fill the display cases. Additionally, the museum features special areas where guests can touch and handle Native-made tools and raw materials—including snakeskins, birch bark, and turquoise—that the Native American and First Nations peoples historically would have used in everyday life. Temporary exhibits explore specific themes, such as the cultural identity of mixed race Native peoples and the traditions of storytelling in Native culture.
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    3001 Central Street
    Evanston, IL US
  • Evanston History Center
    The Evanston History Center covers the history of the city of Evanston—but with roots going back nearly 120 years, the Center almost deserves a historical society of its own. It's headquartered in the National Landmark home of Charles Gates Dawes, the Vice President under Calvin Coolidge. In addition to the physical building and the collection of art and artifacts, the Center also leads walking architecture tours, music performances, and ice cream socials. Size: six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 11 fireplaces, two parlors, a library, a dining room, a billiard room, and a ballroom, though it doesn't have a virtual golf center Eye Catcher: the house itself: a 3.5-story chateau that visitors can explore on docent-led tours every Thursday through Sunday Permanent Mainstay: Milestones and Memories, a second-floor exhibit featuring such artifacts as a surgeon's case, and paintings from several centuries throughout the house Don't Miss: live events, such as a lecture series on the role of WWI in the history of the city, holiday parties and ice cream socials, and walking tours exploring architecture, the lakefront, and women's history
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    225 Greenwood St.
    Evanston, IL US
  • Alley Gallery
    Evanston's Alley Gallery is a great place to go for some amazing artwork. 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. The perfect place to take the kids, this museum won't cost you a sitter. Man's best friend is welcome to join you for a delicious meal at Alley Gallery. If you're not in the mood to drive, hop on public transportation instead; Davis (Purple, Evanston Express) is a nearby stop. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1712 Sherman Ave
    Evanston, IL US

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