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Museums and Cultural Centers In or Near Wauconda

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Museums and Cultural Centers
In or Near
Lake County

Bowen Park Theatre Company – 2000 Belvidere Street, Wukegan, IL,  847/360-4740. Call for tickets.

Chain O’ Lakes State Park – 8916 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081, 847/587-5512.  Picnicking, camping, horse rental (May through October), and lots more.  Handicapped-accessible area at Pike Marsh North Picnic Area.

Cuneo Museum and Gardens  – (formerly Hawthorn-Melody Farms) 1350 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, 847/362-3042. Has a variety of tour packages (mansion, museum, grounds passes, etc) with varying ticket prices.  Call for details or see web site.

Deerfield Area Historical Society – corner of Deerfield and Kipling Roads, Deerfield, IL  847/948-0680.  Tours available Sundays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. from June through September.  Group tours available at other times by appointment – call for info.  Site includes Caspar Ott Log House, George Luther House, and Little Red Schoolhouse, with exhibits and artifacts about early settlements in the area.

Didier Farms – 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd, Prairie View, IL 60069, 847/634-3291.  Various activities throughout the growing season, culminating in Pumpkin Festival in October. Call for times and days of operation.

Illinois Beach State Park – Lake Front, Zion, IL 60099, 847/662-4811.  Hours: Vary by season.  See website for schedule.  Picnicking, camping, hiking/jogging/biking trails, boating, and lots more.

Jack Benny Center for the Arts – 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan, IL 60087, 847/360-4740. Live theater, opera, performing arts classes.

Lake County, IL Forest Preserves Programs and Facilities:

 Greenbelt Cultural Center – 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL  60064, 847/968-3477.  Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Site for a variety of cultural events, including performing arts, children’s programs and educational programs.

Lake County Discovery Museum – Lakewood Forest Preserve, Route 176 and Fairfield Road, Wauconda, IL 60084, 847/968-3400.  Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays are discount days.  Call for admissions charges.

Ryerson Conservation Area – 21950 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, IL p; 60015, 847/968-3321.  Ryerson Woods Welcome Center hours: Monday – Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 11 am to 4 p.m.  Designated Illinois Nature Preserve with many buildings listed with the National Register of Historic Places.  Art exhibits, natural science library,  etc.
Lakes Region Historical Museum  – 817 North Main, Antioch, IL  60003, 847/395-4912 (phones answered Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. only).  Regular hours Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., but group arrangements can be made.

Lambs Farm –  14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville, IL  60048, 847/362-4636.  Non-profit organization serving adults with mental disabilities.  Facility includes petting zoo, mini-train rides, mini-golf, pony rides, and lots of other fun, educational activities for kids. Call for hours of operation and events calendar.

Marriott Theatre – 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, 847/634-0200.  Group rates available; see web site for details.

P.M.&L. Theatre – 877 N. Main Street, Antioch, IL  60002,  Reservations: 847/395-3055. Live theater, including Readers Theater.  See web site for current season offerings and Reader’s Theater details.

Raue Center for the Arts – 26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Call: 815.356.9212 Live theater, including Readers Theater.  See web site for current season offerings

Raupp Museum – 901 Dunham Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL,  847/459-2318.  See web site for hours of operation, special events,  admissions information.

Volo Bog State Natural Area – 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside, IL 60041, 815-344-1294. Illinois Nature Preserve and National Natural Landmark.  Lots of educational opportunities, including guided tours and astronomy nights.
Call for details and scheduling.

Waukegan Historical Society, Haines House Museum – 1917 North Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL 60087, 847/336-1859 (Haines Building) or 847/360-4772 (J. L. Raymond Memorial Research Library). Call or see web site for current hours of operation and admissions information.

Museums and Cultural Centers In the
North and Northwest Suburban Area

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
847-835-5440

Cuneo Museum and Gardens
1350 North Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL
847-362-3042

Kohl Children’s Museum
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
847-832-6600

Lake County Discovery Museum
27277 Forest Preserve Drive
Wauconda, IL
847-968-3400

Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
847-491-4000

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Park Avenue
Evanston, IL
847-475-1030

Morton Grove Historical Society and Museum
Harrer Park
6240 West Dempster Street Morton Grove, IL
847-965-0203

Ragdale Foundation
1260 North Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL
847-234-1063

Woodstock Opera House
121 West Van Buren Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
815-338-4212

Museums and Cultural Centers In Chicago

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
312-922-7827

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
312-443-3600

Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
312-922-3432

Chicago Athenaeum: The Museum of Architecture and Design
307 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
815-777-4444

Chicago Children’s Museum
700 East Grand Avenue at Navy Pier
Chicago, IL
312-527-1000

Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL
312-744-6630

Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL
312-642-4600

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL
773-947-0600

The Field Museum
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
312-922-9410

Historic Pullman Foundation
11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL
773-785-8901

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL
312-413-5353

John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
312-939-2438

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL
312-742-2000

Museum of Broadcast Communications
676 North LaSalle Street, Suite 424
Chicago, Illinois 60654
312-245-8200

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
312-280-2660

Museum of Science & Industry
57th Street at Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
773-684-1414

National Hellenic Museum
801 West Adams Street, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL
312-655-1234

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL
312-738-1503

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences
2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL
773-755-5100

Spertus Museum/Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
610 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
312-322-1700

Terra Museum of American Art
980 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1315
Chicago, IL
312-664-3939

Museums and Cultural Centers
in Illinois and the Surrounding Area

Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Toll Free 800-201-0784

Circus World
550 Water Street
Barbaboo, WI
608-356-8341
Toll Free 866-693-1500

Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL
815-923-4000
Toll Free 800-244-7245

Illinois State Museum
502 South Spring  Street
Springfield, IL
217-782-7386

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 North Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI
414-224-3200

Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI
414-278-2702

Racine Art Museum
441 Main Street
Racine, WI
262-638-8300

Wisconsin Marine Historical Society
814 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
414-286-3074

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