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Chicagoland Illinois

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre - Located in the heart of downtown Arlington Heights, the new exciting Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is designed to bring a full spectrum of artistic performances to a beautiful, new and intimate setting. The Centre offers a wide variety of top quality entertainment; drama, musicals, dance, children's theater and symphonic performances.

Allstate Arena - The Arena hosts more than 150 events annually, attracting an average of 1.5 million audience members to witness some of the world's top musical performers, exciting sporting events and fun-for-everyone family entertainment.

Kohl Children's Museum - Children ages 1-8 can touch and explore exhibits in addition to participating in planned daily activities. The exhibits encourage the building of strong social skills by creating situations which require children to help each other and work as a team.

Northbrook Theatre & Performing Arts - Dedicated to enriching the lives of Children through theatre. Check to see what is playing now.

Elgin Public Museum - Offering exhibits and educational programs in natural history and anthropology for families, school groups, scouts, clubs, organizations, home schoolers, and anyone who wants to have fun while learning!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center - You'll enjoy incredible adventures with jungle explorers, ride into the unknown on dragons and Technicycles, construct intricate buildings and vehicles, see the local area in astonishing miniature detail in LEGO MINILAND, experience an extra dimension of entertainment in LEGO Studios 4D cinema and, most of all, discover the power of your own imagination!

Ladd Arboretum - Evanston Park District's 23-acre arboretum includes a prairie park, bird sanctuary, ecology center, nature programs and summer camp

Ernest Hemingway Museum & Birthplace - Focuses on the life and work of Ernest Hemingway with emphasis on his Oak Park origins and his impact on world literature.

Argonne National Laboratory - Offers an excellent introduction to Argonne. Located at the Illinois site's main gate, it is filled with interactive exhibits about Argonne's research programs and history.

Wilderness Falls - With two exciting courses to choose from, Wilderness Falls offers a mini golfing experience unlike any other! A world of fun with mini golf, batting cages and an arcade.

Phillips Park Zoo and Visitors Center - Houses numerous educational exhibits and displays. Outside there is the Phillips Park Zoo where you can see and learn about all the different animals.

Paramount Theatre - Supports an annual audience of 150,000 patrons and was named one of the Top 10 theatres in Chicago by the League of Chicago Theatres. Several productions and musicians featured year-round.

Funway Entertainment Center - The Fox Valley's largest indoor and outdoor family entertainment center. This 5 1/2 acre park offers many options and fun for guests of all ages. Attractions include rollerskating rink, video arcade, bumper cars, go karts, bumper boats, batting cages, mini-golf and more.

Morton Arboretum - Beautiful gardens and landscapes are found throughout the Arboretum's 1,700 acres. More than 41,000 plants, representing 3,300 different types of plants from around the world, provide research scientists, horticulturists, arborists, teachers, students, and homeowners with a wealth of information.

Arlington Park - Features thorough-bred racing, festivals, concerts, expos and more.

Chicago Botanic Garden - Features 23 spectacular gardens on 385 acres, the Garden is a place of ever-changing beauty.

Six Flags Great America - Not one, not two, but 11 world class coasters! With over 40 amazing rides, plus spectacular shows and attractions, it is no wonder why Six Flags Great America is the Midwest's premier theme park.

Chicago Indoor Racing - A fun place to do some fast indoor kart racing. Multiple tracks to use to race against your friends and family. Put the pedal to the metal at Chicago Indoor Racing!

The Hemmens Cultural Center - Offering entertainment from contemporary music and theater to shows for the whole family. The Hemmens features popular acts in an intimate setting.

Frances Willard House Museum - Established as a museum in 1900, the Frances Willard House Museum has a remarkably intact collection of original furnishings and objects -- including furniture, artwork, textiles, family photographs, books, and Willard's bicycle.

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian - The only museum in the Chicago-area that focuses exclusively on the history, culture and arts of North American native peoples. The Museum's collections range from the Paleo-Indian period through the present days.

CPX Sports - The ultimate experience in Paintball excitement...semi-automatic mayhem...from the games you play, to the fields you play on, like Armageddon, Jungle of Doom, or the Town of Bedlam.

Haunted Trails - Attractions include miniature golf, go karts, kiddie karts, batting cages, rides, games, a 150 seat restaurant/ party room and an outdoor dining area for groups. It offers one of Chicagoland's largest selections of redemption games and prizes.

Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center - Features Zero-depth walk-in entry leisure pool, Two drop-off slides into a plunge pool, One twisting enclosed body flume/slide, Two winding body flume/slides, Kid-friendly areas with spray guns, waterfall, a small slide and dumping coconut tree.

Scitech Hands On Museum - Offers over 200 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy.

The Albright Theatre Company - Come and enjoy a wonderful experience with the performing arts group here at the Albright Theatre. Check to see what is playing.

Brookfield Zoo - Located just 14 miles west of downtown Chicago and is considered one of Illinois' top attractions.

DuPage Children's Museum - The mission of the DuPage Children's Museum is to stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving among young children. Children's familiar experiences are expanded through self-directed, interactive exhibits and programs focusing on the integration of the arts and sciences. It is a safe and inviting environment where both children and adults learn and play together.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory - This acclaimed center for high-energy physics research possesses the highest energy particle accelerator in the world. The laboratory grounds offer an ample supply of open country for various recreational activities.

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour - Served as Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889 to 1909- the first 20 years of his career. Visit and experience the restored site as it appeared in 1909, the last year that Wright worked in the Studio.

Odyssey Fun World - Features outdoor and indoor activities including two 18 hole Adventure Golf courses, a KIDZ Adventure Park, bumper boats, Hydro Racer Speed boats, baseball and softball batting stations, two wild go kart tracks, a four-level children's interactive play land and over 250 "state-of-the-art" video games, LaserTrek, VR2002 Roller Coaster, Super Kiddie Rides and lots more.