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EXPLORING LAKE COUNTY

Spend a day enjoying the rolling countryside, view natural prairie, the last working farmland in Illinois, and choose from a wide variety of experiences in this charming and often overlooked area of Northern Illnois.

 

Discover!

 

  • The history of the county's communities through a local museum tour showing exhibits, artifacts and displays.

 

Tour!

 

  • The home of one of last century's finest residential architects. This simple farmhouse and surrounding buildings today serve as the Libertyville Arts Center.
 
  • An historic home that belonged to one of the leading founders of Libertyville. Today it serves the community as a living museum of the past.
 
  • The major seminary and school of theology for the Archdiocese of Chicago, completed in 1921 under the direction of Cardinal (then Archbishop) Mundelein. This classical Georgian architecture makes a picture-perfect setting. Tour the Main Chapel, enjoy the lakefront overlooks, and walk the outdoor Stations of the Cross.
 
  • A very traditional Serbian Orthodox monastery - visit the church and cemetery.
 
  • An early 1900s country estate with 500 years of decorative arts. Complete your visit with a stop in the conservatory - you might even catch a glimpse of peacocks or white Fallow deer.
 
  • A purveyor of fine chocolate and the factory. Watch the process, sample the finished product and visit the discount shop.

Enjoy!

 

  • Glasses of fresh-made apple cider, shop, browse and even pick the newest crop at the close of our day
 
  • The high art of riding which has survived for over four centuries in the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and is practiced today in Lake County. The Lipizzan breed of horse are the ultimate embodiment of classical riding and originated during the late 16th century.

Lunch!

 

  • At a delightful buffet in the historic village of Long Grove, or dine at the Great House of the Sears family estate.

Choose from a number of other interesting and unusual stops to complete your own personalized and customized tour of historic Lake County, Illinois.

 

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