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5 Places Near Chicago That Make for the Perfect Weekend Getaway

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Spring Green, Wisconsin

Driving time from Chicago: 3.5 Hours

Peaceful and charming, we understand why the picturesque village of Spring Green, located on the Wisconsin River, drew in Frank Lloyd Wright, who built his summer home, Taliesin, here.

And while that’s definitely worth a visit, we suggest you head to the House on the Rock, an interesting wonderland of knick-knacks and artifacts that’s set literally on a massive rock, surrounded by dramatic views of the beautiful towering trees.

While there, make sure you don’t miss the enormous indoor carousel or the Infinity Room, an engineering wonder with 3,264 windows that extend 218 feet over the valley.

And if you’re searching for a place to stay, you can step back in time at Spring Valley Inn, which was designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

The tiny inn on the wooded prairie will give you unbeatable views of the valley. It also doesn’t hurt that it has a fire pit, relaxing bar, patio, hot tub, indoor pool, and workout room.

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