Sightseeing in Wilmette


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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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

$12 $7

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Best Tours: Cupcake Tour of Chicago with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Best Tours (Up to 68% Off)

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

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Second City Tours: One, Two, or Four Tickets to Belmont Food Binge Tour from Second City Tours (Up to 60% Off

One, Two, or Four Tickets to Belmont Food Binge Tour from Second City Tours (Up to 60% Off

Second City Tours

Lakeview

Enjoy Lakeview’s ethnic- and American-food offerings, including tacos, French pastries, falafel, and grilled cheese

$50 $23

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Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute: Discover Chinatown Weekend Walking Tour for 1, 2 or 4 from the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute (Up to 52% Off)

Discover Chinatown Weekend Walking Tour for 1, 2 or 4 from the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute

Armour Square

Chinatown walking tour showcases historical landmarks and great restaurants and teahouses on a 90-minute, 5-block jaunt

$10 $6

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Bike and Roll Chicago: $69 for a Segways at Sunset Tour for Two from Bike and Roll Chicago (Up to $138 value)

$69 for a Segways at Sunset Tour for Two from Bike and Roll Chicago (Up to $138 value)

Bike and Roll Chicago

Millenium Park

Easily maneuverable segway vehicles traverse the lakefront for views of the Chicago skyline, parks, and lakeside museums

$138 $69

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River North: Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: River North at River North

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: River North at River North

River North

Chicago

$55 $40.50

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Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour: Haunted "Dead and Undead" Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Chicago Hauntings (44% Off)

Haunted "Dead and Undead" Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Chicago Hauntings (44% Off)

Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour

Near North Side

Get an inside peek in Chicago’s dark and sinister past with a haunted walking tour

$34 $19

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Weird Chicago Tours: Three-Hour Historical Bus Tour for Two or Four from Weird Chicago Tours (Up to 39% Off)

Three-Hour Historical Bus Tour for Two or Four from Weird Chicago Tours (Up to 39% Off)

Weird Chicago Tours

Pick up location

Travel by bus to the former crime scenes, red-light districts, gangster hangouts, or ghost-sighting spots of Chicago’s storied past

$70 $45

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Island Party Boat: $25 for a 90-Minute Weeknight Cruise for One from Island Party Boat ($49.50 Value)

$25 for a 90-Minute Weeknight Cruise for One from Island Party Boat ($49.50 Value)

Island Party Boat

Central Chicago

Enjoy drink specials, music, and views of the Chicago skyline on an island-themed cruise

$49.50 $25

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Bike and Roll Chicago: $69 for a Bike Tour and Tasting for Two at Lagunitas Brewing Co. from Bike and Roll ($138 Value)

$69 for a Bike Tour and Tasting for Two at Lagunitas Brewing Co. from Bike and Roll ($138 Value)

Bike and Roll Chicago

Millenium Park

Guests bike Chicago’s historic neighborhoods, tasting dishes from popular restaurants, ending with tour, tasting at Lagunitas Brewing Co.

$138 $69

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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 54% Off)

Chicago Pizza Walking Tour for Two or Four from Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours

Chicago

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 $44

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Chicago Loop Bridges: Explore the History of Chicago's Massive Downtown Bridges

Explore the History of Chicago's Massive Downtown Bridges

Chicago Loop Bridges

The Loop

Walk along the Chicago River with a retired civil engineer who explains the history and architecture of the city’s iconic bridges

$20

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Chicago Line Cruises: $59 for a 90-Minute Architectural Boat Tour for Two from Chicago Line Cruises ($84 Value)

$59 for a 90-Minute Architectural Boat Tour for Two from Chicago Line Cruises ($84 Value)

Chicago Line Cruises

Near North Side

Professional docents tell the stories behind over 50 “cloud busters” and narrate historical events that influenced the present-day skyline

$84 $59

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Scoot for Good: 4- or 8-Hour Scooter Rental for One or Two from Scoot for Good (Up to 53% Off)

4- or 8-Hour Scooter Rental for One or Two from Scoot for Good (Up to 53% Off)

Scoot for Good

Meeting point

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

$79 $45

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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

$79.90 $45

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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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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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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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Chicago History Museum: Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 57% Off)

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 57% 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 $6

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Chicago Helicopter Experience: One Weekday, Daytime Helicopter Tour for Two from Chicago Helicopter Experience

One Weekday, 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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Chicago Film Tour: Chicago or Blues Brothers Film Tour for Two from Chicago Film Tour (Up to 55% Off)

Chicago or Blues Brothers Film Tour for Two from Chicago Film Tour (Up to 55% Off)

Chicago Film Tour

Near North Side

Bus trips steer past famous locations from Blues Brothers movies or other films shot in Chicago

$60 $27

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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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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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O 'Donnell's pub: $20 for $40 worth of Drinks at O 'Donnell's pub (Up to 40% Off)

$20 for $40 worth of Drinks at O 'Donnell's pub (Up to 40% Off)

O 'Donnell's pub

Mayfair

Enjoy cold beers and cocktails and friendly conversation at this neighborhood corner pub

$20 $12

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APR Pullman Porter Museum: General, Family, or Friend Sponsor Annual Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum (50% Off)

General, Family, or Friend Sponsor Annual Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum (50% 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 $25

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: Admission for 2 or 4, or One- or Two-Year Family Membership to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for 2 or 4, or One- or Two-Year Family Membership to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Lincoln Park

Nature museum hosts living and educational exhibits on the natural world including a butterfly haven and a native prairie.

$18 $11

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The Plant: Sustainable-Food Facility Tour for Two or Four at The Plant (Up to 45% Off)

Sustainable-Food Facility Tour for Two or Four at The Plant (Up to 45% Off)

The Plant

Back of the Yards

Self-sustaining urban facility houses a hydroponic farm, nonprofit education and research center, and various food-production businesses

$20 $12

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Chicago's Finest Tours: Sightseeing Tours for Two from Chicago's Finest Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Sightseeing Tours for Two from Chicago's Finest Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Chicago's Finest Tours

Multiple Locations

Tours take guests along Chicago’s historic River Walk, around the Loop, or to a hearty brunch buffet

$60 $24

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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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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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Glunz Family Winery & Cellars: Fine Wine at Glunz Family Winery & Cellars (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fine Wine at Glunz Family Winery & Cellars (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Glunz Family Winery & Cellars

Glunz Family Winery

Variety of wine made in small batches, including table wine, seasonal wine, and fortified wine

$25 $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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