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See the towers, piers and iconic landmarks along the Chicago River on a 90-minute architectural tour through the heart of the city. Enjoy complimentary refreshments on deck as you cruise down the historic waterway, while listening to fun stories and facts throughout the tour. Spot gargoyles that keep watch high above the city, and buildings that range from Neoclassical to Art Deco. Take in over fifty sites from Lake Point Tower to the Navy Pier, and see the Second City…
Start your day with a tour showcasing the works of one of our countrys greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. Take a look at Mr. Wrights drafting studio, enjoy the performance theater, marvel at the assembly hall, and finish up with the exhibit room. Have a seat near the Wisconsin River as we dine on the Euro style cuisine of the Blue Spoon Café enjoying a buffet lunch of soup, salad, and sandwiches. After lunch, we'll journey just across the Wisconsin…
Join us as we visit the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. Anticipated non-game day tour includes: seating bowl, press box, Budweiser bleachers, visitors’ clubhouse and Cubs’ dugout. All stops and locations are subject to availability. Reminder: Wrigley Field is an active construction site. Please dress and plan accordingly. Specific tour routes are established each day based on events and activities in the ballpark. This is a 75-90 minute guided tour. Tours are outdoor walking tours (approximately 1 mile) conducted in rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. Prior to the tour we will enjoy buffet style lunch with salad, appetizers and a sandwich at Bernie’s across from Wrigley Field. If there is enough time between lunch and tour, you can enjoy some Cubs shopping.
Fair Oaks Farm is an escape to the country with acres of great food, learning, fun and an experience you will never forget! Visit the birthing center where you will see a live birth of a cow or pig. Learn about the future of farming, protecting the environment and caring for the animals while ensuring the highest quality products possible. Take a crop tour and learn how the entire facility runs on cow and pig manure! Sustainability is how they operate. During our tour, lunch will be a buffet option of roasted pork loin or fried chicken including garlic mashed potatoes, buttered corn, rolls, coffee, tea and a single scoop of ice cream. A Visit to the gift shop to purchase some great cheese and chocolates for the ride home will be our final stop.
For ages: 21 years and up. Join the Barrington Park District for our second annual Fish Boil Special Event! Enjoy a night filled with music, dancing and of course great food! The menu includes: fish, chicken, boiled potatoes and onions, homemade coleslaw, salty rye break and an apple square for dessert. This will be a night to remember! Registration deadline: September 14. Register Now
Experience a 14-mile fall trip through the beautiful Wisconsin countryside aboard a historic trolley and learn a bit of history of this 111 year-old rail line in the museum. Schedule includes a stop at Indianhead Park and the Elegant Farmer Depot where you can purchase an award winning pie baked in a paper bag or many other bakery and market items. Following our train ride will be lunch at the restored 1940’s farm home at the Red Geranium Restaurant. Menu includes your choice of grilled chicken angelina or black angus chapped steak, please make your selection at time of registration. A house salad, chef’s choice of a vegetable and starch, rolls, coffee, tea, lemonade and coke products are included with the meal. As we travel home, we will stop at the uniquely interesting Ginger Blossom in Richmond, IL to browse the ethnic and traditional crafts, rugs, furniture, sweaters and antiques from all over the world!
Explore the beauty and history of Galena, Illinois! You’ll love browsing through Galena’s 19th-century downtown with more than 100 storefronts featuring clothing, jewelry, collectibles, specialty items, gifts and more. After shopping, take a break and enjoy lunch at the Courtyard Restaurant at the DeSoto House Hotel, Illinois’ oldest operating hotel. Choose from grilled or crispy chicken sandwich, deluxe club sandwich or baby spinach salad. After lunch and before we leave, let the Galena Trolley take you around town for a non-stop 1 hour tour of this historic town.
Our first stop is in Theresa, Wisconsin to visit Widmer’s Cheese and Confections by Joel. Widmer’s Cheese Cellars settled in the heart of one of the richest cheese making areas in America more than 80 years ago. There will be a 15 minute video, possible tour depending on what needs to be made, free samples and cheese makers can answer your questions upon request. Chocolate is a specialty for blind entrepreneur, Joel Bernhard, owner of Confections by Joel. He started making candy back in 1999, selling to friends and neighbors but as word spread about his delicious chocolates he expanded to an old general store which is over 100 years old, with original tin ceilings and hardwood floors. Next stop is Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Experience the elegant High Tea at the Drake Hotel in festive downtown Chicago as you enjoy live holiday musical entertainment, finger sandwiches, pastries and an assortment of very fine teas. Following High Tea, you will have time to shop on the Magnificent Mile. Continue the holiday festivities at the ballet where you will be mesmerized by the boldly reimagined “Nutcracker” with Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live by the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and performed by the Joffrey Ballet Company.
Based on the beloved Academy Award-winning Disney film, this nine-time Tony nominated musical continues to win the hearts of people all over the globe. Trapped in her provincial life, a young and intelligent beauty risks everything to become the heroine of her own story and break a wicked spell imprisoning a castle of enchanted misfits and a terrifying beast.