Patch Passport: Venture Out!

Revisit your younger days when you hopped in the car, started the engine and drove off in search of something fun. Patch Passport maps out where you can Venture Out on a 15-, 30- or 60-minute drive from your home.

In the Venture Out portion of the Patch Passport series, we show you some of the best places you can visit in less than a tank of gas.

In McHenry County, we take you to Woodstock Square, where we show you 10 things you can do in the picturesque town.


In Lake County, we bring you a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Genessee Theatre and show you how you can plan a trip there.


At the Lake and Cook county border, we take you to SafeHouse Farm in Barrington, where Jim Tomaszek and his wife take care of several dozen national-championship quality alpacas.

          WATCH THE VIDEO: SafeHouse Alpaca Farm

Or, if you're really feeling adventurous, Venture Out a little bit farther by checking out what our neighboring state to the north has to offer


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