This Weeks Chicago Family Picks You Should Check Out: June 11 – 17

| June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Clarke House Museum

1827 S. Indiana Ave


Wednesday – Sunday at 12 noon and 2 pm – free every Wednesday, all other days adults $10 and children 5-12 $6. Children under 5 are free.

Built in 1836 for Henry B. Clarke, the Clarke House Museum is Chicago’s oldest house. The house shows what life was like for a family in Chicago during the city’s formative years before the Civil War. Its fascinating history began at a time when Chicago received its city charter and much of the area was still undeveloped prairie.

Over the years, the house survived fires, belonged to a church, and was moved twice – during the second move, the house was stuck in the air for two weeks.  The house is now located in the Chicago Women’s Park in the Prairie Avenue Historic District, and operated as a museum by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Taste of Randolph Logo

Taste of Randolph

June 15-17

Randolph Street from Peoria to Racine

Admission: $10

This is the season of street festivals in Chicago, and Taste of Randolph Street doesn’t disappoint. Food from the top restaurants of the West Loop and music from popular DJ’s around the city, will have you and your family enjoying the city and all that it offers.

Lake Cruise by Shoreline

Lake Cruise by Shoreline

All Summer Long

$17.44 for adults $7.63 for children

This half-hour Skyline Boat Tour spans the entire panorama of Chicago’s world renowned skyline, traveling north past Navy Pier to the Hancock Building, east out to the Lighthouse, and south towards the Sears Tower and Museum Campus which includes the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium.

The tour is accompanied by a professionally produced narration recounting Chicago’s dramatic history and highlighting many famous landmarks along the route. Tours depart from Navy Pier, departure times vary according to the season-please call or visit online for exact schedule information.

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Natasha is a Chicago born and bred wife and mother of four. Being able to discover her city one week at a time is a HUGE plus for her. Between touring her city, she also volunteers with a local school, touts the joys of sewing, reading, and sleeping. Come visit her at her blog Houseful Of Nicholes for a deeper look at the craziness that she calls life.

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