Hands-On Activity

Experience the Adventure with Hands-On Activities Fit for the Whole Family!

Activities are subject to change without prior notice, please check back often for updates.

Go Dive Now Pool

Try scuba in a heated pool! Over the years tens of thousands of people have been introduced to scuba diving at the “Go Dive Now Pool”. Now it’s your turn! Anyone age 10 and older can discover the fun and exciting sport of scuba diving in the comfort of a tropically warm pool (10 and 11 need to be accompanied by an adult in the pool). Bring your swim suit – we will supply all the scuba gear! It’s a great way to try scuba diving and test some of the latest scuba equipment. You can also have a photo of yourself taken underwater as a keepsake of your “diving adventure.”

Bring your swimsuit or wetsuit and towel to the show.

Segway - Travel Expos
Trikke - Travel Expos

Ride On A Segway and Trikkes!

The most fun and educational tour in Chicago! Guides discuss architecture, history, interesting facts along the lakefront, Millennium Park and Museum Campus! Come ride, learn and play on our Segways and Trikkes!

Camel Rides & Animal Encounter Session - Travel Shows
Camel Ride
Jo-Don Farms

Camel Rides

This is your chance to Imagine yourself trekking through the Sahara desert while on a camel. All ages welcome.

JoDon Farms is an Animal Rescue Facility. Donations are welcome and appreciated to help keep the farm running so they can keep rescuing other animals. For more information and how you can help please visit www.jodonfarms.com

Arizona - Rainbow Bridge - Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Sponsored by:
Arizona The Grand Canyon State

Arizona Photo Booth

Picture yourself in beautiful Arizona!

You never know who you’ll meet or where you might go when you travel the world at the Travel & Adventure Show.

Stop by the Travel & Adventure Show Arizona Photo Booth and discover the area’s unique destinations.

And now you can leave the show with photos of you and yours from exciting locations with our interactive Green Screen Photo Booth. Choose from our amazing collection of Arizona’s most picturesque locations and our professionals will prop you up, snap a great pic, and give you a photo to take home.

Share your experience on Facebook and Instagram! And be sure to tag your photo #ChicagoTravelShow

While you wait, make sure to fill out your prize form on our interactive tablets and you might just walk away with a free all-expense paid vacation or a bag of international goodies.

Sponsored by:
Arizona The Grand Canyon State

Enjoy a Taste of Arizona, right on the show floor!

Sample a special recipe from Chef Todd Sicolo of Westward Look Whyndham Grand Resort & Spa and a taste of wine with Matt Raica, Winemaker at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards

Matt Raica, Arizona Stronghold Vineyards


After a career in the United States Marine Corps and working in corporate America for several years, Matt decided to follow his dream and relinquish his suit and tie in becoming a winemaker. He first started at Barrage Cellars, a small winery in Washington State. Then he traveled to New Zealand and Italy to learn and experience other wine regions before heading to Napa Valley and interning with both Chateau Montelena and Titus Family Vineyards to continue his wine education and to further hone his craft. In June of 2017, he proudly left California and moved to Arizona to join Arizona Stronghold as their winemaker.

Todd Sicolo, Westward Look Whyndham Grand Resort & Spa


Todd Sicolo joined the Westward Look team in Tucson after opening the Intercontinental Hotel Los Angeles. An alumnus of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Chef Sicolo also served as Executive Chef for Shelborne Grand Resort & Spa in South Beach, Florida, where he worked directly with celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto. Sicolo also spent 6 years as Executive Chef for the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Scottsdale.

Sunny Deshpande, Live Artist

Stop by the Arizona Booth and watch our live artist paint one of Arizona’s iconic landscapes and enter for a change to win the masterpiece raffled off at the close of exhibit each day.