Free Chicago Museum Days - Summer 2015 Museums, zoos, and gardens offer free admission ** Keep in mind that most of these only apply to Illinois residents with valid identification, and do not include special exhibits or events.
Spielbound! - A board game cafe in Omaha, NE soon to be the world's largest board game cafe in the world. The owner of this non-profit has the largest collection at over 2,500 games. - Eat, Drink coffee and beer, and Play games!!!
Ravinia, in the northern Chicago suburbs, is a beautiful outdoor park and amphitheatre that features all sorts of artists all summer long. You bring a picnic basket, blankets, candles, your favorite bubbly, lawn chairs and even folding tables and enjoy. It's surrounded by woods, and there is a train stop right at the entrance. Enchanting!!!