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Terrific collection

It is so much fun to visit the center with ever changing exhibits and special programs for children... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Lagunaone
A surprising collection of in-depth history and professional displays

Few small-towns offer what GHCM offers in the way of a town museum. The center is doing a fabulous... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Kirkorelup
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Grayslake, Illinois
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

It is so much fun to visit the center with ever changing exhibits and special programs for children of all ages.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lagunaone
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Few small-towns offer what GHCM offers in the way of a town museum. The center is doing a fabulous job maintaining the culture and history of Grayslake and making it available to the community through records, displays, and artifacts.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kirkorelup
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This Museum has fantastic displays similar to The bigger museums in large towns. They change the displays frequently and are always interesting.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Carr0llF
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Such a warm building for historic information about Grayslake--complete with wonderful docents On a recent visit during the art festival there were many intriguing activities for young children.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank karenmcclu
Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Heritage Center & Museum offers fascinating special displays and a permanent exhibition that chronicles the history of Grayslake. The exhibits are professionally done and capture the spirit of Grayslake. The special displays range from baseball to Lincoln and Grayslake goes to War. Dave, the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank onegolf
Reviewed February 17, 2016

This museum is interesting and educational, without the travel time to the city. Small enough to keep the interest of younger children and great for teens to relate to other times in history.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Susan N
Reviewed November 10, 2015

I went there in February 2013 and I liked the train exhibit and that they have there and it was a good place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is perhaps the best local museum you will ever visit. Even if you are not from Grayslake, it offers a wide selection of material, including traveling exhibits like the Lincoln exhibit. And if you are from the area, it is a treasure trove of...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank MikeandLinda H
Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was so impressed with the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum. The exhibits are as good or better than anything you'd find in a big city, like Chicago. They always have interesting events and programs. Really great!

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Ashley E
Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Grayslake museum really stands out not only because of the great collection of local history and artifacts but also because of the great programming they provide that brings local history together with larger national and world events. These events often include actors who provide...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Rob_Chicago_2010
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