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Find free things to do including museums, gardens, zoos and historic sites in Chicago, Springfield and other locations around Illinois.
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The best sailors on the planet race in Chicago June 10–12 during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. Get a taste of the action by helming a retired racing yacht on Lake Michigan.
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Statue Stories Chicago gives voice to 31 sculptures around the city through August.
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Hovering over the lakefront, helicopters give riders a fresh look at the breadth and beauty of Chicago’s ‘front yard.’
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On an organic farm in Illinois, a weekend of cushy tent camping and Mediterranean-inspired cooking reinforces the ties that bind us—deliciously and indelibly—to the land.
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Genius. Murder. Affairs. No architect packed more drama into a lifetime than Frank Lloyd Wright, who left a thousand stories in a collection of Midwest homes open for tours.
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What’s for dinner? Where are we going? The element of surprise shapes Yo Soy Underground Suppers’ unconventional (and delightful) meals.
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Fresh doughnuts, savory crepes and lobster roll sandwiches are just a few of the reasons to visit Chicago French Market below downtown Chicago's Ogilvie Transportation center.
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Lego Pro Adam Tucker talks about architectural feats created for a new exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.
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Midwest restaurants turn grilled cheese sandwiches into a gourmet entrée your grade school self would never recognize.

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