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  • Chicago Children's Museum

    700 East Grand Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Located at Navy Pier
    A special place of education, exploration, and stimulation, this museum is the number one children's museum in Chicago and offers unique, hand-on exhibits and activities with permanent exhibits...
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  • Deep River Waterpark

    9001 East Lincoln Highway (US 30)
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    Located Within the Chicagoland Metro Area
    "The Indiana's premiere, Chicagoland's largest and the Midwest's favorite family waterpark." Generally open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. They offer discount group rates, family packages,...
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  • Hancock Observatory, The

    875 North Michigan Avenue, Ninety-Fourth Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Located at the John Hancock Center
    This observatory towers over 1,000 feet above Chicago and features an open air Skywalk, the Midwest's highest open air experience, as well as a Chicago history wall, and 3-D talking telescopes that...
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  • Navy Pier

    600 East Grand Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Visitors to this Chicago landmark will enjoy a ferris wheel, carousel, and Wave Swinger, as well as a children's museum, an IMAX theatre, an 18 hole miniature golf course, and boat ride tours. There...
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  • Odyssey Fun World

    19111 South Oak Park Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60477
    Located in Tinley Park
    Voted Chicago Southland's "Best Family Fun Center" and "Best Miniature Golf Course," this amusement center offers numerous indoor and outdoor attractions including 250 redemption and video games, a...
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  • Sears Tower Skydeck

    233 South Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60606
    The tallest building in the world, this building stands over 1,700 feet tall and features a skydeck overlooking the west side of Chicago's downtown Loop.
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  • Shedd Aquarium

    1200 South Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60605
    This aquarium opened in 1929 and is one of the oldest public aquariums. Over 6,000 aquatic animals representing more than 700 species from all parts of the world are featured inside the aquarium.
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  • Wheel Fun Rentals

    5200 North Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60640
    Located at Foster Beach
    Wheel Fun Rentals has two great locations within Foster Beach. Their cycle rentals are located at the main parking lot and watercraft are available at the Beach House, with a variety of watercraft...
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  • XTreme Trampolines

    485 Mission Street
    Carol Stream, IL 60188
    Xtreme Trampolines is the first ever indoor trampoline park in the Chicagoland area. They are excited to bring jumping joy to all those trampoline lovers in Illinois.
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Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Clarke House Museum

    1827 South Indiana Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60616
    Located in the Prairie Avenue Historic District
    The oldest domestic structure in Chicago, this Greek Revival house was built by the Henry B. Clarke family and is filled with furnishings and wallpaper from the period. An informative time line is...
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  • Cuneo Museum and Gardens

    1350 North Milwaukee Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60061
    Located in Vernon Hills
    Situated on 75 serene acres that includes lakes, fountains, formal gardens, antique classical statuary, a private nine hole golf course, and a conservatory housing exotic plants, this mansion has...
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Frederick C. Robie House

    5757 Woodlawn Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637
    Located On the Campus of the University of Chicago
    Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this spectacular Prairie style house is considered an architectural masterpiece and features 174 exquisite art glass windows and doors. The house is a...
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  • Glessner House Museum

    1800 South Prairie Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60616
    Located in the Prairie Avenue Historic District
    Explore Chicago's history and architecture by touring this magnificent house that was built by H.H. Richardson and is the only surviving Richardson building in the Midwest. This National Historic...
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  • Old Saint Patrick's Church

    700 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL 60661
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Old St. Patrick’s was founded as the first English-speaking parish in the city. One of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of...
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Museums & Galleries

  • Pritzker Military Museum & Library

    104 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Open to the public Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, The Pritzker Military Museum & Library's mission is "to acquire and maintain an...
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  • ABA Museum of Law

    750 North Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60611
    This museum exhibits and documents famous trials in American history that shaped and shocked the nation. Sensational trials featured at this museum including the Lizzie Borden murders, the 1935...
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  • Art Institute of Chicago

    111 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Founded in 1879, The Art Institute of Chicago houses a collection spanning 5,000 years of artistic expression in medias such as paintings, prints and drawings, sculptures, photographs, videos,...
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  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

    6500 South Pulaski Road
    Chicago, IL 60629
    Located in the West Lawn Neighborhood of Chicago
    "The Balzekas Museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture."
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  • Brauer Museum of Art

    Valparaiso University Center for the Arts
    Chicago, IL 46383
    Located in Valparaiso
    A nationally recognized collection of 19th and 20th century American art is showcased at this museum that focuses on American and international religious art.
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  • Bronzeville Children's Museum

    9301 South Stony Island Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60617
    An interactive children's museum that relates to the contributions and culture of African-Americans.
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  • Chicago Cultural Center

    78 East Washington Street
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Chicago's architectural showplace for the lively and visual arts, this landmark historic building also offers daily programs and exhibitions covering a wide range of the performing, visual, and...
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  • Chicago History Museum

    1601 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
    Located at the South End of Lincoln Park
    "The Chicago History Museum cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history."
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  • David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The

    5550 South Greenwood Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637
    Located on the Hyde Park Campus
    A focal point for art in the Chicago area, this museum houses a permanent collection of over 8,000 objects that spans five centuries of both Western and Eastern civilizations. The collection features...
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  • DuSable Museum of African American History

    740 East Fifty-Sixth Place
    Chicago, IL 60637
    Dedicated to the collection, preservation, study, and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent, this museum is the first and oldest independent museum in...
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  • Field Museum, The

    1400 South Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Part of a 57-acre lakefront museum campus that includes the John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium, near Soldier Field, the Charter One Pavilion and Grant Park; the Field Museum was founded...
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  • International Museum of Surgical Science

    1524 North Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60610
    Located in a historic landmark mansion, this museum contains over 10,000 objects related to the history of surgery with artifacts featured on all four floors of the mansion and displayed by either...
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  • Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

    800 South Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60607
    The University of Illinois at Chicago
    Located in two of the original settlement house buildings, the Hull Home, a National Historic Landmark; and the Arts and Crafts-style Residents' Dining Hall, "the Museum preserves and develops the...
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  • Martin D’Arcy Collection

    820 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    The only museum in Chicago that showcases Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art, this museum is situated on the north shore of Lake Michigan and features over 500 important works of art including...
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  • Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

    1852 West 19th Street
    Chicago, IL 60608
    Located in the Pilson/Little Village Community
    Situated in the largest Mexican community in the Midwest, this museum showcases the art and culture of Mexico and features multiple exhibits, lectures, and special events.
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  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

    220 East Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Located in the Magnificent Mile
    MCA houses a magnificent collection of contemporary art since 1945. Medias include painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. This museum also features a gift store,...
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  • Museum of Contemporary Photography

    600 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Columbia College Chicago
    Presents "projects and exhibitions and acquiring works that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies."
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  • National Hellenic Museum

    333 South Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60661
    The 40,000 square foot National Hellenic Museum is "America’s only national institution that interprets the American experience through the history of Greek immigrants," from ancient times to...
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  • National Veterans Art Museum

    4041 North Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60641
    Historic Portage Park Neighborhood
    The National Veterans Art Museum's permanent collection consists of more than 2,500 works of art by more than 250 veteran artists, including paintings, photography, sculpture, poetry, and music.
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  • Oriental Institute Museum, The

    1155 East 58th Street
    Chicago, IL 60637
    “Promotes interest in and understanding of ancient civilizations of the Middle East, and their connections to the modern world.” The Oriental Institute Museum's exhibits objects of...
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  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, The

    2430 North Cannon Drive
    Chicago, IL 60614
    The Chicago Academy of Sciences' Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum provides hands-on science instruction, including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, a 2,700 square foot greenhouse that is home to more...
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  • Polish Museum of America, The

    984 North Milwaukee Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60642
    One of the United State’s first ethnic museums, the Polish Museum of America "collects, preserves, interprets and promotes materials, artifacts and history that chronicle Polish history and...
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  • Swedish American Museum

    5211 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60640
    "The Swedish American Museum is a nonprofit museum and cultural center for the education, celebration and interpretation of Swedish American history and culture in Chicago, Illinois."
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  • Ukrainian National Museum, The

    2249 West Superior Street
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Houses over 1,140 artifacts, including those related to traditional folk arts, agricultural tools, artwork, musical instruments, household utensils, and souvenir materials from the Soviet Union.
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Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Camp Sagawau

    12545 West 111th Street
    Lemont, IL 60439
    A 12 acre dedicated nature preserve and environmental educational facility that features a canyon estimated to be 100,000 years old and offers a variety of seasonal programs to the public, as well as...
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  • Chicago Botanic Garden

    1000 Lake Cook Road
    Chicago, IL 60022
    Located in Glencoe
    Situated on 385 serene acres, this relaxing venue features 23 spectacular gardens set on a series of islands and lakes that contain over two million plants. Three native habitat areas are also on...
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  • Garfield Park Conservatory

    300 North Central Park Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60624
    Open year round, the Garfield Park Conservatory is the sister facility of the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Visitors will be able to enjoy its six greenhouses and two exhibition halls through...
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  • Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center

    2453 Vollmer Road
    Chicago, IL 60461
    Located in Olympia Fields
    Home to diverse wildlife and habitats, this 37 acre nature preserve offers a wide variety of educational programs including environmental education, adventure education, corporate training, and...
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  • Lincoln Park Zoo

    2001 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60614
    Visitors will find several species of fish, invertebrates, reptiles, and amphibians with more than 2,300 individual animals at Lincoln Park Zoo, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. ...
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  • Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

    9800 South 104th Street
    Chicago, IL 60480
    Located in Willow Springs
    Designed to educate visitors about the importance of wildlife and environment, this forest preserve nature center was once a schoolhouse built in 1886 and sits on land that was once a fruit orchard...
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  • Plum Creek Nature Center

    27064 Dutton Road
    Chicago, IL 60401
    Located in Beecher
    A fine educational and recreational nature center that features local natural history exhibits and hands-on displays for children plus offers family programs throughout the year, camping, and picnic...
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  • Wolfe Wildlife Refuge

    109th & Laramie Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60453
    Located in Oak Lawn Park District
    Explore the natural beauty and animal habitats of this beautiful 45 acre wetlands preserve that offers visitors activities such as bird surveys, seed collections, and plantings. A children's...
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Science & Technology

  • Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum

    1300 South Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60605
    "The first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere," this planetarium opened in 1930 and fuels the imagination of its visitors with exhibits and state-of-the-art computer technology. A renowned...
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  • McDonald's-The Future at Navy Pier

    600 East Grand Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    A wide range of laser light shows, videos, and gadgets to fascinate children of all ages is on site at this exciting and unique facility that also includes a 7,000 square feet of dining space and a...
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  • Museum of Science and Industry

    57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60637
    The restored and converted Palace of Fine Arts, the last remaining major structure from the 1893 World's Fair, opened in 1933 to the public as the Museum of Science and Industry and was the first...
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Tours & Cruises

  • American Sightseeing Tours

    17 East Monroe Street (Street Level)
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Palmer House Hotel (Gray Line Ticket Office)
    Established in 1907, American Sightseeing Tours offers sightseeing trolley and coach bus tours and shuttle bus services in Chicago.
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  • Black CouTours

    P.O. Box 201896
    Chicago, IL 60620
    Black CouTours is a destination planning service that specializes in tours of Black American heritage, history, culture, and entertainment.
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  • Chicago Architecture Foundation

    224 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60604
    This foundation offers an exciting mix of over 65 tours, as well as exhibitions, lectures, and special events, that are designed to enhance the public's appreciation of Chicago's world famous...
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  • Chicago Cruises

    330 North Wabash
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Cruise Chicago's Summer of George provides private chartered cruises of all kinds. Specializing in corporate meetings and social outings, they can accommodate any group size from 50-150. As each of...
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  • Chicago Detours

    435 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60647
    Chicago Detours offers walking tours that are smart, engaging and different. They explore the real Chicago - from the past into the present day.
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  • Chicago Elevated

    Chicago Elevated is a new kind of tour company. Looking for something a little rebellious? Off the beaten path? Looking for something as entertaining as it is educational? Check out tours from...
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  • Chicago Food Planet Tours

    830 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Hungry for an authentic Chicago culinary and cultural experience? Chicago Food Planet specializes in Food Tours through Chicago's most historic, delicious neighborhoods. Suitable for all age groups...
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  • Chicago Line Cruises

    465 North McClurg Court
    Chicago, IL 60611
    60- and 90-minute architectural cruises, cocktail architectural cruises, Chicago History Museum river cruises, and fireworks cruises.
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  • Chicago Neighborhood Tours

    78 East Washington Street
    Chicago, IL 60602
    "Visit the World, One Neighborhood at a Time" with this tour company that offers interesting tours of specific areas in Chicago including tours of Uptown, Chinatown, Greek Town, Historic Bronzeville,...
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  • Chicago Pizza Tours

    27 North Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60606
    See Chicago one slice at a time as you ride around town on this comfortable bus and stop at four different pizzerias in four different neighborhoods. Chicago has so much great pizza to taste and what...
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  • Chicago Theater Stories Walking Tour

    Southwest Corner of Randolph & Michigan
    A storytelling walking tour of the Chicago downtown theater district. Tours daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Reservation required.
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  • City Segway Tours

    910 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 130
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Guided Segway tours.
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  • Mercury Cruises

    112 East Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Chicago city day and night tours, Chicago fireworks cruises, Chicago river cruises, Lake Michigan cruises, and Chicago's only canine cruise. Tours depart from the Southeast corner of the Michigan...
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  • Mystic Blue Cruises

    600 East Grand Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Mystic Blue provides casual and fun dining cruises in Chicago.
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  • Odyssey

    445 East Illinois Street
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Climb aboard this elegant, climate controlled yacht for unique brunch, lunch, dinner, and moonlight cruises and enjoy sumptuous appetizers, entrees, and desserts while listening to the vibrant pulse...
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  • Presidential Bike Tour

    740 East 56th Place
    Chicago, IL 60637
    DuSable Museum
    Ride in the footsteps of Chicago's favorite son, Barack Obama, and learn about the 44th President's amazing journey to the White House. This easy riding 2.5 hour bike tour is fun, educational, and...
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  • Shoreline Sightseeing

    600 East Grand Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Navy Pier
    A variety of tours are offered by this tour company including water taxi tours, skyline lake tours, and architecture cruises where you'll learn how Chicago architects pioneered many revolutionary...
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  • Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours

    29 East Ohio Street
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours is the original deep-dish pizza Chicago tour. While enjoying Chicago sightseeing on these Chicago walking tours, taste samples of Chicago's best deep-dish pizza, learn...
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  • Weird Chicago Tours

    Most tours of the Windy City's haunted places, crime spots and weird locations are three hours long. Tours depart from outside the McDonald's at 600 North Clark Street.
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  • Wendella Boat Tours

    400 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    "Chicago's original and most comprehensive boat tour," this tour company provides live narration of the famous sites and history of this city. They also operate a water taxi service, the city's...
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Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Goose Island Brewing Company

    1800 W. Fulton
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Since 1988 Goose Island has consistently brewed Chicago's finest and freshest hand-crafted ales and lagers. Brewermeister, Greg Hall, produces a variety of unmatched seasonal brews, as well as...
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  • Three Floyds Brewing

    9750 Indiana Parkway
    Munster, IN 46321
    A small, artisanal craft brewery. Tours are offered on Saturdays on a first come, first serve basis. The brew pub offers a variety of snacks, small plates, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and more.
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  • Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery

    10033 South Western Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60643
    The only producer of mead on the Northern Illinois Wine Trail, Chicago's first winery creates wine and mead using locally produced ingredients.
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