Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
1 University Parkway
University Park, Ill.
Cost: Free admission and parking, fees for some activities
Hours: Dawn to dusk, daily
Established 30 years ago, the park has grown into a major collection of 27 works that is set within the wild prairie swales of the Governors State University campus. The giant sculptures include Paul Bunyan, a flying saucer and a circular maze. Be prepared for lots of walking, and consider breaking your visits into tours of the north and south parts of the park to make the trip more manageable with kids. There is plenty of free parking and a cafeteria which is open Monday through Friday (hours vary, call the cafeteria directly at 708-534-4496).