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249 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Illinois


Unusual Attractions in Illinois

Chicago: A Weekend Guide for the Curious Traveler

Just when you thought you knew the Windy City, it finds new ways to surprise you.

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The landmark gates
Nov 18
Chicago, Illinois

Rosehill Cemetery Walk

Take a stroll through history in Chicago's largest cemetery.
Schoenhofen Monument.
Nov 25
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
Dec 1
Chicago, Illinois

Nature's Time Capsule

Explore the intersections of science and nature at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's offsite collection facility.
J. Allen Hynek.
Dec 1
Evanston, Illinois

A Close Encounter With J. Allen Hynek

Star gazing and the story of the man who made the world believe in UFOs.
A vintage view of the famous department store.
Dec 7
Chicago, Illinois

Give the Lady What She Wants: A Scavenger Hunt in Marshall Field’s

Explore Chicago's historic State Street department store on this unique scavenger hunt.

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