Lake County, Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau – Museums in Lake County
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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)
ARRIVE CURIOUS. LEAVE INSPIRED. Be led through time among life-size dinosaurs, fossils and more. Enj...

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

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National Museum of the American Sailor
(Great Lakes)
As an official Department of the Navy Museum, the National Museum of the American Sailor's mission i...

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Volo Auto Museum
(Volo)
The Most Under Priced Attraction in the area! 36 acres of family fun. See 300 classic, antique and M...

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Waukegan History Museum
(Waukegan)
The Waukegan Historical Society’s headquarters is the Waukegan History Museum located in beaut...

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

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