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Enjoy year round fun and activities at Chicago Botanical Garden. A short 45 minute drive from Schaumburg, free entry and plenty to see a do. Walking, biking, photos, food, birding and more. 


Starved Rock State Park and Lodge is located less than two hours from Chicago. Enjoy the history, natural beauty, delicious restaurants and unlimited outdoor adventure. One way and round trip transport.


Walk the prayer trail that depicts the final days of Christ's life. Gaze upon 40 life size bronze figures are artfully placed in dramatically landscaped gardens that look and feel like the Holy Land.


If you love the written word or want to inspire future writers, visiting the American Writers Museum is a must. Their knowledgeable staff and well designed exhibits provide an afternoon of history and fun.


Enjoy walking, architecture, river & lake tours. Visit Robie House & The Water Tower. Tour Maggie Daley Park and Grant Park. Go up to the 360 Observation Deck then down by the Chicago River.


Anderson Japanese Gardens is recognized as one of the premier Japanese gardens in North America. Enjoy a walk through 12 acers of landscape, streams, koi-filled ponds and waterfalls.

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Enjoy part of the 21-mile walking path around Geneva Lake. The Shore Path provides views of beautiful homes and landscaping. After your walk enjoy food, shopping in historic Lake Geneva.

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Along the coast of Lake Michigan you’ll find a beautiful ecologically diverse area, the Indiana Dunes National  & State parks. Hiking, birding, beaches and sand. Exhibits, nature, history and sunsets. 


The Morton Arboretum is the champion of trees, a living museum and scientific center that is also an engaging 1,700-acre garden that protects trees and other woody plants from around the world. 

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