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Illinois

Updated: September 3rd, 2020

Below is a list of best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

​In the info below, the yellow cost number is just an estimated amount at the time I checked their website; over time, the amount could change.  With the cost of a hotel room, I'm pricing a queen bed for two people for a night on the weekend, and the amount shown is before taxes.  These figures are just a rough estimate of what places could cost, so if incorrect, I apologize.

Breakfast

- Doughnut Vault

401 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654

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- Charlie Parker's Diner

700 W North St, Springfield, IL 62704

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- Otto's Place

100 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036

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- Big Bill's Sandwich Shop

301 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036

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- Walker Bros. Original Pancake House

153 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091

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- Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe

130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

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- Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee

50 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

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- Firecakes Donuts

2453 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

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Activities

- Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

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Adult General Admission: $39.95

- Field Museum

1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

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Adult General Admission: $26.00

- Six Flags Great America

1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031

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- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701

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Adult Museum Admission: $15.00

- Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

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Museum & One Sky Show for Adult: $28.00

- Oriental Institute Museum

1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637

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Suggested Donation: $10.00

- Grosse Point Lighthouse

2601 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201

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Tours: $6.00

- Route 66 & Motor Museum

600 Toronto Rd, Springfield, IL 62711

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- Rim Rock Recreation Trail

37.60231, -88.27822

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Hiking

- Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637

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Adult General Admission: $21.95

- Wrigley Field

1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613

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Tour Cost: $30.00

- Galloping Ghost Arcade

9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513

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Play All Day: $20.00

- Matthiessen State Park

2500 IL-178, Oglesby, IL 61348

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Hiking

- Starved Rock State Park

2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348

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Hiking

- Oak Ridge Cemetery

1441 Monument Ave, Springfield, IL 62702

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- Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

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Lunch/Dinner

- Au Cheval

800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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- Superdawg Drive-In

6363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646

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- BEAST Craft BBQ Co.

20 S Belt W, Belleville, IL 62220

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- Rosebud Steakhouse

192 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

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- Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.

2121 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

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- Green Street Smoked Meats

112 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607

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- Moonshine Store

6017 E 300th Rd, Martinsville, IL 62442

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- Fiore's Delicatessen

2258 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60612

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- Krekel's Custard

2121 N Grand Ave E, Grandview, IL 62702

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- Durty Gurt's

235 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036

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- Pequod's Pizza

8520 Fernald Ave, Morton Grove, IL 60053

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- Long Nine Junction

5 W Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

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- Gene & Jude's

2720 N River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171

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- Kuma's Corner

2900 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

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- Original Rainbow Cone

9233 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643

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Places to Stay

- The Wheelhouse Hotel

3475 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657

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Average cost a night on a weekend in October: Not Available at This Time

- Thompson Chicago

21 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

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Average cost a night on a weekend in October: $152

- Jail Hill Inn

319 Meeker St, Galena, IL 61036

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Average cost a night on a weekend in October: All Booked

- FOUND Hotel Chicago

613 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

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Average cost a night on a weekend in October: $91

- The Langham, Chicago

330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Average cost a night on a weekend in October: $257

- Chicago Athletic Association

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

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Average cost a night on a weekend in October: Not Currently Available

- The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

9853 U.S. 20, Galena, IL 61036

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Average cost a night on a weekend in October: $170

- Waldorf Astoria Chicago

11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

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Average cost a night on a weekend in October: $239

- Goldmoor Inn

9001 W Sand Hill Rd, Galena, IL 61036

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Average cost a night on a weekend in October: Could Not Be Found, Need to Call

- Virgin Hotels Chicago

203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601

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Average cost a night on a weekend in October: $188

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21 and Up Fun

- Whiner Beer Company

1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609

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- Goose Island Brewhouse

1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

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- Revolution Brewing

3340 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

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- Lagunitas Brewing Company

2607 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608

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- BuckleDown Brewing

8700 47th St, Lyons, IL 60534

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- Triptych Brewing

1703 Woodfield Dr, Savoy, IL 61874

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- Half Acre Beer Company

4257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

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- Map Room

1949 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

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- Kaiser Tiger

1415 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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- Bangers and Lace

1670 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

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 Again these are my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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