Special Interest museums in Chicago

 

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Rocks are hot here, from meteorites to gemstones. See the New Rock & Mineral Experience and more than 200 exhibits featuring jade and the Castle Lizzadro,...

  

Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad

A 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three open cars and an antique caboose through farmland and 30 feet over Yellow Creek. The museum across the street...

  

Volo Auto Museum

See the Midwest's largest all-indoor vintage, collector and Hollywood car collection. This multimillion dollar display includes the Batmobile, Ghostbusters...

  

Hesston Steam Museum

See all kinds of trains, from live steam engines to amusement park trains. Train rides begin at noon and run until 5 p.m.

  

Poplar Grove Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum

Opening in May, this museum, houesd in an air hangar and located just beside the Poplar Grove airport, covers the history of transportation. Offers...

  

Cheney Mansion

A historic mansion and gardens with special programming. Events: "Kids Cook" for kids ages 8-12. Hands-on classes taught on Saturday mornings, 9:30-noon,...

  

Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures at Aurora University

One of the largest collections of Native American resources in the Chicago area, this museum offers hands-on activities for the younger set as well...

  

Trickster Gallery

Trickster Gallery is the only Native American owned and operated arts institution in Illinois and features contemporary art by Native people...

  

Civil War Museum

This museum provides a unique presentation of the Civil War connections between the Upper Midwest home front and the battle front. The 15,000-sq. ft....

  

 







 
 
 
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