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Byron Museum of History & Lucius Read House

Visit the 1840s Lucius Read House, where runaway slaves were kept on their journey to freedom. Groups can see antique household items, Civil War artifacts, and learn about the farming and railroad industries. 110 N. Union St., Byron, IL 61010. Ogle County. Tel: 815-234-5031. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve

13400 S. Doty Ave., Chicago, IL 60633. 217-782-6302. The 135 acres of the sprawling Beaubien Forest Preserve contains Flatfoot Lake, wetlands, a stretch of the Calumet River with a gas powered boat launch, a thick forest of oak trees, wildlife, picnicing and fishing. Free.

Burnham Nature Sanctuary (in Burnham Park)

4700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60615. 773-256-0949. Burnham Nature Sanctuary, nearly twelve acres of prairie and woodland habitat, sits on the west side of Lake Shore Drive in Burnham Park near 47th Street. Free.

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

800 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607. 312-413-5353. The newly renovated House Museum opens up the never-before-exhibited second floor of the Hull home and recounts stories of Hull-House residents and immigrants. Tours cover artifacts, 19th century social history, and interactive exhibits. Free/Suggested donation.

Smart Museum of Art

University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637. 773-702-0200. Founded in 1974, the Smart is home to acclaimed special exhibitions and a permanent collection that spans five thousand years of artistic creation. Free.

Urban Gateways: The Center for Arts in Education

205 W. Randolph, Suite #1700, Chicago, IL 60606. 312-922-0440. Urban Gateways provides in- and out-of-school arts programming to more than 100,000 children in metropolitan Chicago every year. Free.