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    City Pass

    by Dabs Updated Mar 27, 2013

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    Favorite thing: If you are in Chicago for longer than a few days and you are planning to cram a lot into your visit, you might consider getting a CityPass which includes the following 5 attractions:

    Willis (Sears) Tower Skydeck (fastpass)
    The Field Museum (all access pass)
    Shedd Aquarium (VIP pass that avoids lines to all three parts)
    Adler Planetarium OR Art Institute
    Museum of Science and Industry (includes Omnimax) OR the Hancock Observatory (includes audio tour and Fast Pass)

    You have 9 days to visit all of the museums from the date of first use, the cost is $94 for adults, $79 for kids. Visit the website to see if it's really a good value for you.

    NOTE: One thing that is different from other museum passes is that there are tickets for each attraction so you can only visit once.

    Personally I would select the Art Institute over the Adler Planetarium unless you are really into astronomy. I would pick the Museum of Science and Industry over the Hancock, you can visit the Signature Lounge instead and get the same view for the price of a drink.

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    Go Chicaco Card

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 9, 2011
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    Favorite thing: is a rival of the famed City Pass in Chicago and it claims to have more than 30 rides and attractions and tours under it's belt, far more than the city pass and if you have ready car available and have 1 week free time to go around chicago, then this Go Chicago Card is your best bet to see the City. a 1 day Adult Go Chicago Card will Cost $ 66.99 while a 7 day Go Chicago Card will cost $ 169.99.

    Fondest memory: website:
    number: 866-628-9031www.smartdestinations.com/chicago.../_d_Chi-p1.html

    Admission to ALL the attractions below included with your Go Card.
    Lake Cruise by Shoreline
    Navy Pier - Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority
    John Hancock Observatory
    SkyDeck Chicago - Willis Tower
    The Field Museum
    Adler Planetarium
    Art Institute of Chicago
    Shedd Aquarium
    North Side Tour by Gray Line
    Architectural River Cruise by Shoreline
    Bike Chicago Navy Pier
    Brookfield Zoo
    Chicago Architecture Foundation
    Chicago Children's Museum
    Chicago History Museum
    Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour
    Grand Tour by Gray Line
    Hop On Hop Off Trolley by Gray Line
    Kohl's Children Museum of Greater Chicago
    LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
    Lincoln Park Zoo Offers
    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Museum of Science and Industry Plus Omnimax
    Notebaert Nature Museum
    Robie House
    South Side Tour by Gray Line
    The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour
    Windy of Chicago

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    Chicago City Pass

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 9, 2011
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    Favorite thing: yes, Chicago aslo has a city pass as of all major cities like san francisco, new york, los angeles and others and is a rival of the chicago card and getting one Chicago City Pass Voucher or "E" Ticket will cost you $ 76 and is available everywhere in Chicago like in shops, stores, museums, at Navy Pier, at Goldem Mile, etc.

    CityPASS gives you VIP admission to 5 must-see Chicago attractions like the:
    Shedd Aquarium
    The Field Museum
    Skydeck Chicago
    Adler Planetarium OR Art Institute of Chicago
    John Hancock Observatory OR Museum of Science and Industry
    - CityPASS is valid 9 days from day of first use

    Fondest memory: website is: www.citypass.com/chicago
    Toll Free: (888) 330-5008 7-Days a Week
    8 a.m.-6 p.m. MT

    according to their website:

    What is it?
    Chicago CityPASS includes one-time admission to 5 of Chicago’s most famous attractions.
    CityPASS ticket booklets are valid for nine days beginning with the first day of use. Booklets include detailed attraction information, hours, location, insider tips and a map.
    With your CityPASS booklet in hand, you’ll skip most ticket lines.
    CityPASS is available as a shipped booklet or convenient e-ticket.
    How do you use CityPASS?
    Exchange your e-ticket for a Chicago CityPASS booklet at the first attraction you visit. (If you already have your CityPASS booklet in hand, you'll skip this step.)
    Present your booklet at each attraction for admission.
    Each attraction will tear out or scan their ticket. Please do not pull a ticket from the booklet or it will be invalid.
    An Option Ticket allows you to choose admission to one of the two attractions offered.
    What’s included with CityPASS?
    CityPASS Includes admission to 5 Chicago attractions:

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    Citipass

    by goingsolo Written Jun 2, 2005

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    Field Museum- Chicago

    Favorite thing: Chicago's version of the citipass is a great deal for the museum-bound tourist. The pass includes admission into 5 museums- Science and Industry, the Art Institute, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium as well as to the top of the John Hancock building. The price- $49 as of May,. 2005, is considerably less than what you'd pay if you visited all of these places.

    There are a couple of drawbacks, though. The first is that this is not such a good deal unless you plan to visit all attractions. If you only want to see a couple, you are better off just buying individual tickets. Also, the pass does not include admission into many of the shows at the museums, including the very popular Bodywars at the museum of science and industry, so its not exactly all-inclusive.

    On a positive note, with a pass in hand, you can bypass the often long ticket lines, especially on the weekends, and make more efficient use of your time. That worked pretty well for my 72 hour foray into Chicago.

    Fondest memory: If you see no other museum, check out the Field Museum. I have a separate tip on it on this page, but I felt compelled to mention it here. This place can go toe to toe with the Smithsonian or any other large museum in terms of content, displays, etc. I could have spent my entire visit here.

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    Chicago CityPass

    by wkcsmt Updated Jan 21, 2005
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    Favorite thing: CItyPass is your ticket to Chicago's famous attraction and is valid for 9 days from first use. You can purchase it at the first attraction you visit or online. You'll save almost 50% on admission fees. **Some fees apply to special exhibitions in each attraction!!

    CityPass includes:
    - The Field Museum
    - The John Hancock Observatory
    - John G. Shedd Aquarium
    - Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
    - The Art Institute of Chicago
    - Museum of Science and Industry

    Price:
    $49 - Adult
    $39 - Youth (ages 3-11)

    DO NOT REMOVE TICKETS FROM BOOKLET!!

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