Museums in Lake County, Illinois - Visit Lake County - Official Travel Site

Museums in Lake County

History and Hollywood cars are waiting for you...

You might not think of Lake County as a historical landmark, but take a closer look and you’ll see that we have a rich past and a respectable collection of unique museums and interesting historical locations.

For the animal lovers in your life, the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest is a great way to spend an afternoon! Visit with their resident turtles, birds of prey, a Bobcat and the largest collection of Rattlesnakes in North America.

Did you know that Lake County is home to the only official United States Navy in the Midwest? Learn about the life of a Sailor and their proud history at the National Museum of the American Sailor. Share in the tradition of United States Sailors through a collection and preservation of Navy history and the Great Lakes Naval Base’s roll as the Navy’s one and only “boot camp”.

Cruise by Volo Auto Museum to see the World’s Largest selection of Hollywood movie cars. Take pictures in front of Doc’s DeLorean from Back to the Future, the Scooby Doo Mobile, Greased Lightning from Grease and hundreds more! Plus they have a great selection of Disney memorabilia, and a real Bat Mobile so kids will love it!

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Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
(Libertyville)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: THE DUNN MUSEUM IS CLOSED. Please see their website...

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Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
(Riverwoods)
Located among pristine woodlands in the Ryerson historic home in Riverwoods, Il., Bru...

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Chicago Botanic Garden
(Glencoe)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN CLOSURE, EFFECTIVE MARCH...

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Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
(Vernon Hills)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: CUNEO MANSION AND GARDENS IS CLOSED. Please see the...

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Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
(Grayslake)
A state of the art history museum dedicated to collecting and sharing the history of ...

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Greenbelt Cultural Center
(North Chicago)
Nestled within the native landscape of the Greenbelt Forest Preserve between North Ch...

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Heller Nature Center
(Highland Park)
Visitors can enjoy a 97-acre preserve with oak-hickory forests, tall grass prairie, o...

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National Museum of the American Sailor
(Great Lakes)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN SAILOR IS CLOSED...

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Ray Bradbury Experience Museum
(Waukegan)
RBEM's current location is under development to become an experiential museum in ...

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Shiloh House
(Zion)
Shiloh House is an elegant 25-room mansion built in 1901 by Zion's founder, the R...

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The Bettendorf Castle
(Fox River Grove)
The Bettendorf Castle hosts private group tours from time to time. We invite private ...

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The Sanfilippo Estate
(Barrington)
Private estate featuring one of the world's finest collections of restored, autom...

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Volo Auto Museum
(Volo)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: VOLO AUTO MUSEUM IS CLOSED. YOU CAN ENJOY AN ONLINE ...

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Waukegan History Museum
(Waukegan)
The Waukegan Historical Society’s headquarters is the Waukegan History Museum l...

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Wildlife Discovery Center
(Lake Forest)
The Wildlife Discovery Center is a special place offering programs for people of all ...

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