By Bob Puhala
Each name during this action-packed commute sequence deals 4 complete seasons of fun--52 weekends in all! there is something for everyone--intimate weekends for undefined, full of life actions for households, and open air adventures for seekers of sunlight and clean air.
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Watch for special "Lake Michigan Circle Tour" signs posted along the way. Of course, all you've got to do is stay close to the lake, and you've got it made. So hit the road and start your journey. Here are some of the highlights. North Shore Starting just north of Chicago on Sheridan Road in suburban Evanston, the Lake Michigan shoreline campus of Northwestern University may be one of the prettiest in the country. ) Tour the Lindheimer Astronomical Research Center, attend a big-name classical music concert at the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, and see great works of art at the Mary and Leigh Block Gallery.
Call (815) 777-0855. Geneseo Historical Museum 212 South State Street, Geneseo. The main claim to fame here is what's hyped as the "largest arrowhead and Indian exhibit" in Illinois. You also can step into a turn-of-the-century country store or laze in a fully furnished Victorian parlor. Call (309) 944-3043. Page 25 The Lincoln Douglas Valentine Museum 101 North Fourth Street, Quincy. If you're looking for Valentine's Day card ideas, this is the right place for you. Hundreds of antique and unusual valentines are on display.
At least that's what some art critics say. Located in Grant Park on Monroe Street between Columbus Drive and Lake Shore Drive. Page 38 "Flamingo" Alexander Calder's "Flamingo" looks like a massive metal bird flapping its steel-beamed wings within the steel-and-glass gridiron of skyscrapers that surround the Federal Center Plaza. The 53-foot-tall, vermilion-colored construction is a dramatic, fluid sculpture that, according to Calder, he simply made up as he went along in the creative process. " Located at Dearborn and Adams Streets.