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Museums

Chicago’s North Shore is rich in cultural assets. The Illinois Holocaust Museum, the largest in the Midwest, tells the story of past and current intolerances, the Halim Time and Glass Museum showcases its gorgeous collection of glass and timepieces, the Kohl Children’s Museum is the perfect spot for kids under 8 years, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian rare artifacts, and the Chicago Botanic Garden is a large outdoor museum with acres of gorgeous landscapes and gardens.

American Toby Jug Museum

910 Chicago Ave. Evanston
(877) 862-9687
Showcasing the largest collection of Toby and Character Jugs in the world including many rare and unique Jugs within the complete Royal Doulton collection. On display are over... MORE

Baha'i House of Worship

100 Linden Ave. Wilmette
(847) 853-2300
The Baha'i House of Worship stands as a symbol of unity. It is a sacred space for all people to commune with God. The House of Worship is open daily to all for contemplation, ... MORE

Block Museum of Art

Northwestern University Evanston
(847) 491-4000
The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern University and its surrounding communities, featuring a global exhibition p... MORE

Charles Gates Dawes House

225 Greenwood St. Evanston
(847) 475-3410
The magnificent chateauesque mansion of former U.S. Vice-President Charles Gates Dawes is located adjacent to Lake Michigan. This National Historic Landmark has been faithfull... MORE

Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop

711 Main St. Evanston
(847) 866-7374
A shop and a Pre-Historic Life Museum showcasing one of the largest private collections on display in United States. Selling authentic fossils, colored minerals, unique jewelr... MORE

Frances Willard House

1730 Chicago Ave. Evanston
(847) 328-7500
The historic home of one of the most prominent social reformers in the 19th century America. Willard rallied support for temperance as well as many important reform movements ... MORE

Grove National Historic Landmark

1421 Milwaukee Ave. Glenview
(847) 299-6096
The Grove offers 145 acres of nature preserve with trails to walk through woodland, prairie and natural wetlands. Visitors will enjoy the Interpretive Center filled with exhib... MORE

Halim Time and Glass Museum

1560 Oak Ave. Evanston
(224) 714-5600
The museum showcases two magnificent collections of time pieces and stained glass by America's greatest artists. Housing more than 1,100 pieces from around the world, the ext... MORE

Illinois Holocaust Museum

9603 Woods Dr. Skokie
(847) 967-4800
Recognized as the third largest Holocaust Museum in the world, and designed by renowned Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman, this world-class museum offers memorable experience... MORE

Kohl Children's Museum

2100 Patriot Blvd. Glenview
(847) 832-6600
Offering hands-on, interactive exhibits designed exclusively for children. Learning is fun and interesting here. A visit to a grocery store, a veterinarian's office as well as... MORE

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

3001 Central St. Evanston
(847) 475-1030
Showcasing the art, history and culture of North America native people with permanent and, temporary exhibits and hands-on activities. Includes archeological, ethnographic and... MORE

Skokie Heritage Museum

8031 Floral Ave. Skokie
(847) 677-6672
The Historic Engine House is a beautifully restored building with a reference library for public use. The Fire Department exhibit includes a reconstructed 1800s Ladder Truck, ... MORE

Wagner Farm

1510 Wagner Rd. Glenview
(847) 657-1506
One of the last working dairy farms in Cook County is open to the public for recreation and learning. Explore the world of American agriculture and rural life as it existed in... MORE

Wheeling Historical Society & Museum

251 N. Wolf Rd. Wheeling
(847) 537-3119
The past is never lost – as long as it is remembered. Towards that goal, the Wheeling Historical Society collects and preserves significant materials related to our past... MORE

Winnetka Historical Society

411 Linden St. Winnetka
(847) 446-0001
Founded in 1932, this organization owns and operates two historic buildings. The museum and headquarters at 411 Linden Street houses exhibit and gallery space and is open for ... MORE