Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Illinois-Lake County-Wauconda Lake County Discovery Museum LP Art Show

Lake County Discovery Museum!

Last week a friend and I ventured out on a rainy, stormy afternoon spring afternoon in Northern Illinois to celebrate a birthday. We went to the Lakeside Inn in Wauconda and had a very nice lunch. The Lakeside Inn is a small local restaurant and bar in a historical building was built in 1847 and was supposedly a stop over for Al Capone when he would pass through on his way back from Lake Geneva (according to the story on the menu).

After a tasty lunch (they have very good food!), we went over to the Lake County Discovery Museum to view the LP Art show! As we walked around and viewed sixty years of outstanding album cover artwork in the LP Art special exhibition, it was like a trip back in time!

It was fun to see the albums we grew up listening to and they even had audio so you could listen to some of the music. It certainly made that Birthday sink in a little more seeing "our" music up on a wall in a museum!

They also had other interesting exhibits of old advertisements as well as postcard art and a gift shop. If you find yourself in the area, stop in and check it out. If you live in the area, plan a visit. It really is a nice facility and right in our own back yard!

The Lake County Discovery Museum is located in the Lakewood Forest Preserve on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road in Wauconda, Illinois. Click here for a map and directions.

$6 for adults and $2.50 for youth ages four to 17. Children three years and under are free. Seniors are $2.50 after 2 p.m. On Discount Tuesdays, admission is $3 for adults, and youth 17 years and under are free. Admission is always free for museum members.

Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Per the website it runs until August 3, 2008. I'd recommend checking thier website to double check the information in case of any changes. Please note they are closed on some holidays as well.

You can go to their website to double check information and to download a coupon for $1 off Museum admission.

The LP Art Exhibit is proudly sponsored by the Daily Herald.

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