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Swedish American Museum

The Swedish American Museum in Chicago is a far cry from the grand American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. It still has plenty of charm. The main floor offers a rotating show, featuring a Chicago-related topic. The upstairs has another gallery… Continue Reading →

Woolly Mammoth

Woolly Mammoth is a delightfully creepy, or perhaps creepily delightful, curiosity shop in the heart of Chicago. Need a housewarming gift for the Addams Family? This macabre little store is packed to the ceilings with bizarre goodies. Two-headed calf? Check…. Continue Reading →

Chicago History Museum

For all things Chicago, visit the wide-ranging Chicago History Museum. Located a few blocks from the lakeshore, the museum has been in the same location (in various permutations) since the Chicago fire in the 1870s. Displays range from the early… Continue Reading →

International Museum of Surgical Science

Located in a plum location on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, the International Museum of Surgical Science is a varied collection. Some of the displays are exceptionally good – trepanned skulls, a huge library of medical books, a recreation of a… Continue Reading →

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