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Best things to do in Chicago

Art Museum
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“One of the biggest Museums in America with an amazing collection. The Modern Wing collections and Impressionists are my favorite. Also the best way to bring creative gift is to visit museum shop.”
406 locals recommend
History Museum
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“Meet Sue the Famous T-Rex. The Field Museum is also part of the Museum Campus ”
195 locals recommend
Art Museum
“My favorite art museum in Chicago. Great contemporary shows. Cute little cafe in the ground floor. Free music on the garden on Tuesdays. Free admission with an Illinois zip code on Tuesdays.”
167 locals recommend
Science Museum
“This museum is a favorite and is very close. Located in the southeast side, take a bus 1/2 block from home and arrive within 10-15 minutes. If you're here for Christmas, it's a MUST SEE for beautiful Christmas trees from around the world.”
137 locals recommend
Planetarium
“The Adler Planetarium is also located on the Lake and part of the Museum Campus ”
128 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Looking for a big kid day? Visit the Science and Industry museum, by far my favorite museum that Chicago has to offer. They always have cool and new exhibits and events”
60 locals recommend
History Museum
“Chicago History Museum was founded in 1856 to study and interpret Chicago's history. It is located in Lincoln Park at 1601 North Clark Street at the intersection of North Avenue in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood. ”
96 locals recommend
Museum
“Lot's of great Mexican art, it also has a great gift shop! The best part about this place is that it's also free. ”
82 locals recommend
Museum
“Formally the main branch of the library. Current museum - entry is free, and great to know if you need a place to rest or to use the bathrooms. ”
62 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The studio tour is very good. I have a walking map for private FLW homes in the area near his studio.”
71 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“The BEST cocktails in Chicago, hands down. Small bar space, but large outdoor space that is open weather-permitting. I highly recommend! ”
100 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Not really a zoo, but has two awe inspiring live exhibits, butterflies and tropical birds. Lots of fun kid activities. Short walk from Lincoln Park Zoo, houses the winter farmers market every other Saturday morning from Oct. thru April. By North Pond, a great birding spot in spring and summer. ”
66 locals recommend
History Museum
“Celebrating over 50 years of sharing history, DuSable Museum of African American History is the nation's first independent museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Exhibits, concerts, films, children's events and literary discussions are just a few of the institution's various programs offered.”
29 locals recommend
Museum
“Beautiful small museum. They have various programs including exhibits, tours and a kids area.”
35 locals recommend
Museum
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“The Chicago Children's Museum is located at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1982 by The Junior League of Chicago who were responding to programming cutbacks in the Chicago Public Schools”
23 locals recommend
History Museum
“Tour the beautiful Gothic + modern architecture at the University of Chicago campus and stop in at the Oriental Institute Museum. It's full of the most amazing artifacts of the most ancient civilizations known to humans. They have real, fully preserved mummies!”
20 locals recommend