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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wauconda: Lake County Discovery Museum

Truly, we don't chose every family activity based on trains, but wherever we are, we do seem to find them. Case in point, our recent visit to the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda. It's a great small museum with well-done exhibits on local history, its enormous postcard collection and, currently, a Charles Dickens exhibit. My kids loved the "Vortex Roller Coaster Theater" and the small antique (and climb-on-able) excursion boat that was supposed to explain some of the recreational history of the Chain of Lakes. Railroads weren't the focus of the exhibits or our trip, but the handful of pictures helped us play our usual "Find the Trains" game. Here's what we found :

Learn about a great train robbery

North shore train travel from days gone by

Known for their massive postcard collection,
some images feature our favorite mode of transportation.

Look up and pretend you're standing under the el tracks.