Friday, June 17, 2016

5 Fun Chicago Destinations

PEKIN, Ill., – Summer has officially arrived in Illinois and we’d like to inspire you to take a road trip adventure! We picked 5 fun Chicago destinations to see this summer. Chicago is located about 170 miles northeast of Pekin, right on Lake Michigan. It will take you a little less than 3 hours to get there, the perfect distance for a road trip! We think you’ll like these fun places:

Oz Park 
5 Fun Chicago Destinations

Oz Park is The Wizard of Oz themed park located in the Lincoln Park community of Chicago. The park was originally an effort to enhance the community. Now it serves as a unique playground and park featuring fun statues of Oz characters.

Lincoln Park Zoo 

5 Fun Chicago Destinations

Lincoln Park Zoo is a completely free outdoor attraction located in Lincoln Park in Chicago. The zoo features tons of different wildlife including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Did we mention it’s free?

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool 

5 Fun Chicago Destinations

Originally built in 1889 as part of a Victorian garden, the lily pool was adopted by Alfred Caldwell in 1936. The Lincoln Park Conservancy picked it up in 1997 and brought it back to its former glory. They now maintain the beautiful 2.7 acre historical landmark.

Navy Pier 

5 Fun Chicago Destinations

Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s most well renowned attractions and landmarks. With so much food, the Ferris wheel, and its redeveloped atmosphere, there’s something at Navy Pier for everyone. Be sure to check their website for lists of events and activities.

The International Museum of Surgical Science 

5 Fun Chicago Destinations

If you need to get out of the heat or the rain this summer, and you want a different museum experience than the art, science, and field museums offer, check out the International Museum of Surgical Science. The IMSS is the only museum in North America dedicated to the history of surgery!

We hope these 5 fun Chicago destinations pique your interest and motivate you to hit the road! If you decide to go on any road trips this summer, be sure your car is up to date on all of its maintenance. Head over to our new Summer Car Care at Velde Ford Pekin pages to help you keep your car running smoothly. If you’d like to schedule a service appointment you can fill out our online form. Don’t forget to check our Service FAQ page for more information.

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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