Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm
Lake Forest, Ill. 60048
Cost: Free, donations appreciated.
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; Noon-4 p.m. Sunday
Features more than 150 animals including a King Cobra, gila monster, beaded lizard, bobcat, Laughing Kookaburras, raptors, crocodilians, turtles, tortoises and rattlesnakes of North America. During regular visiting hours, you can talk with animal keepers and meet some of the animals. There is also the Middlefork Savanna Interpretive Trail, a historic farm and gardens, nature trails, a panoramic viewing deck and a park.