6080 Gurnee Mills Circle E.
Gurnee, IL 60031-4524
Phone: (847) 855-8866
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Arts & Museums
Cook Memorial Library is located in Libertyville, Illinois. It was built for contractor and politician Ansel B. Cook in 1878 as a Victorian house. Cook later donated this property to become a library. After Cook's death, the building received a major Neoclassical-style renovation, and was converted into a library, opening to the public in the year 1921. It was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on August 16, 2001.
Artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs are on display to illustrate the exciting past of the Navy, and of Great Lakes in particular. Offering guided tours of Great Lakes Naval Training Center.
The Power House is an interactive energy museum with over 60 hands-on exhibits.
The Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda offers a blend of knowledge and information on history, art and popular culture. Established in 1976, it welcomes nearly 45,000 visitors per year. A distinctive feature of the museum is that it explains the history of Lake County in a simple and enjoyable atmosphere. There are enthralling special exhibits organised occasionally to depict the heritage of the region.
The Volo Auto Museum was founded in 1960, and as the name suggests it is dedicated to cars. From Hollywood to vintage, the entire range is on display at this museum. The unique thing about the museum is that it also dabbles in car dealership.
Historic French Tudor mansion that features the work of noteworthy local and regional artists.
Offering programs, exhibits, and displays that cover a variety of topics and historical subject matter from specifics about Buffalo Grove people and places to a general overview of life in the past.
Local history of the Kenosha area, housing, exhibits, artifacts, documents and other items that preserve the history and culture of pioneer heritage in the area.
The accredited Dinosaur Discovery Museum opened in August, 2006, in a renovated 1908 Beaux Arts historic landmark in the heart of beautiful Downtown Kenosha. See the largest collection of meat-eating theropods anywhere. See life-scale replicas of Tyrannosaurus rex, Ceratosaurus, Gallimimus and much more. The Carthage Institute of Paleontology is a collaborative partner in the Museum and operate the on-site paleontology lab. Be sure to stop in the gift shop for a dino-souvenir and other great finds.
Natural history and decorative fine arts museum with permanent and changing exhibits and special family fun programs.
The Art Center or TAC, as it is commonly known, promotes art in the city of Highland Park. Three galleries within the center host art exhibitions throughout the year. Workshops and classes in fine art and creative outlets of all kinds are organized for all age groups. TAC also has a gift shop where you can buy artwork by local artists.
The accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on a scenic lakefront campus in Kenosha. The 57,000 square foot facility covers American Civil War history. The Museum offers the enthusiast a chance to learn about the contributions of the Upper Middle West - Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan - to the Civil War. Already acclaimed for their 15,000 square feet permanent exhibit gallery, "The Fiery Trail," which tells the stories of those whose lives were changed by the Civil War and how those people shaped the course of American history. This gallery showcases significant Civil War artifacts important to the regional and national Civil War story using life-scale, interactive exhibits, and audio and video technology. The Museum includes a veterans memorial gallery, resource center, archives and gift shop.