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Discover the I & M Canal
[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”1/3″ animation=””][vc_single_image image=”375″ alignment=”” style=”” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” css_animation=”” image_hovers=”true” img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animation=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]Visit locations along the Illinois & Michigan Canal to view locks, a lock tender’s house, aqueducts, a tollhouse and to ride a mule-pulled boat on the canal as if the year were 1848. Discover the canal that built Chicago![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css_animation=””]

  • 5-6 hours
  • $46.95 per person
  • Available May-Oct.
  • Available for 20 to 70 guests.
  • Moderate walking.

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Meet the Lincolns with Mary Todd
[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”2/3″ animation=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]Your guide for the day will be Mary Todd Lincoln. She will share stories with you of the Lincolns adventures along the I&M Canal as you visit places made famous by Abraham Lincoln. At lunch Mary Todd will entertain you about her courtship with Mr. Lincoln and their wedding. Ride along the canal as Abe, Mary and their children did in 1848.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css_animation=””]

  • 4-5 hours
  • $46.95 per person
  • Available May-Oct.
  • Available for 20 to 70 guests
  • Moderate walking

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From Mules to Mansions
[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”1/3″ animation=””][vc_single_image image=”373″ alignment=”” style=”” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” css_animation=”” image_hovers=”true” img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animation=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]Spend the day at three unique venues – Hegeler Carus Mansion, Weber House and Gardens and the LaSalle Canal Boat. None of them are like any other place – all with unique, interesting stories and guides. The mansion and gardens are spectacular and the mules, Larry and Moe, will stay in your heart forever.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css_animation=””]

  • 6.5 hours
  • $48.95 per person
  • Available May-Oct.
  • Available for 20 to 70 guests
  • Moderate walking

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Two Midwest Gems
[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=”” el_id=””][vc_column width=”2/3″ animation=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]Starved Rock State Park and the I&M Canal both have fascinating histories and gorgeous landscapes that allow you to stretch your legs and explore. Enjoy a guided hike at Starved Rock as well as a silhouette walk and boat ride along the I&M Canal.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner el_id=””][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css_animation=””]

  • 4-5 Hours
  • $32.95 per person
  • Available May-Oct
  • Available for 20 to 70 guests
  • Moderate to difficult walking

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Water, Water, Water
[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=”” el_id=””][vc_column width=”1/3″ animation=””][vc_single_image image=”118″ alignment=”right” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” image_hovers=”true” img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animation=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]Explore the I&M Canal and the Illinois River Waterway and see how water transport has been important to northern Illinois since the glaciers formed this valley. Tour includes viewing both 19th and 20th century locks and of course a ride on a mule-pulled canal boat.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner el_id=””][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css_animation=””]

  • 4 hours
  • $35.95 per person
  • Available May-Oct.
  • Available for 20 to 70 guests
  • Moderate walking

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Boat Captain's Tour
[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=”” el_id=””][vc_column width=”2/3″ animation=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]Step back into 1848 with a narrated, mule-pulled boat ride and enjoy a delicious Lock 16 breakfast or lunch.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner el_id=””][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css_animation=””]

  • 2.5 hours
  • $27.95 per person
  • Available May-Oct.
  • Available for 20 to 70 guests
  • Moderate walking

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