Trolleys (some are FREE), Chicago

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    Lincoln Park Free Trolleys

    by wkcsmt Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Yet another free trolley, but only during the holidays: Nov 26 - 28, Dec 18 - Jan 2. No service Christmas or New Years Day.

    Trolley Routes:
    Lincoln Park - Navy Pier (departs Navy Pier on the hour & on Nature Museum on the half hour)
    Lincoln Park - METRA Ogilvie & Union (every 30 minutes)

    Hours:
    Mondays - Saturdays 10am - 6pm
    Sundays 12pm - 6pm

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    Navy Pier Free Trolleys

    by wkcsmt Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Daily service during the hours that the Pier is open. Trolley travels from Navy Pier along Grand Ave, turning at State Street before heading back to Navye Pier along Illinois Street.

    Catch the trolley at stops marked with a "Free Trolley" sign & the free trolleys are marked with signs in their front windows. Board 30 minutes before service ends.

    Opening hours will change from time to time. Do check prior travelling. Current Navy Pier hours:
    Winter (November 1 - March 31)
    Mondays - Thursdays 10am - 8pm
    Fridays & Saturdays 10am - 10pm
    Sundays 10am - 7 pm

    December 26 - the Sunday after New Year's Eve
    Sundays - Thursdays 10am - 8pm
    Fridays & Saturdays 10am - 10pm

    April 1 - the Thursday before Memorial Day
    Sundays - Thursdays 10am - 8pm
    Fridays - Saturdays 10am - 10pm

    Summer (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
    Sundays - Thursdays 10am - 10pm
    Fridays & Saturdays 10am - 12am

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    Downtown Free Trolleys

    by wkcsmt Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Free Trolley Route Map

    Free trolleys only on weekends from September - December. Daily holiday services available on November 26 - 28 & December 18 - January 2. No service on Christmas Day. Catch trolleys at stops marked by a "Free Trolley" sign & the trolleys are marked with signs in their front windows. Board 30 minutes before service ends.

    Trolley routes:
    Shopping
    Metra/Museums
    Metra/Navy Pier
    LaSalle Station Express

    Hours (every 20 minutes):
    Saturdays 10am - 6pm
    Sundays 12pm - 6pm

    Holiday service hours:
    Mondays - Saturdays 10am - 8pm
    Sundays 12pm - 6pm

    Metra/Museums service to Roosevelt/State only on Bears’ game days.

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    Free Trolleys

    by Paulie_D Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Chicago's Free Trolleys offer service to some of the city’s most popular museums, shopping destinations and visitor attractions.

    Trolleys run on four routes, connecting downtown CTA and Metra rail stations to the Art Institute and Museum Campus, State Street and Michigan Avenue shopping, and Navy Pier, with many stops in between.

    The routes interconnect and each trolley has a clear sign indicating which route it travels.

    Generally, trolleys are every 20 minutes.

    BEWARE, there are a number of trolley companies operating in Chicago so ensure that you are standing at a marked Trolley stop and that the trolley clearly states that it is a Chicago Free Trolley.

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  • Hop on Hop off city tour via Chicago trolley

    by TRAVELCHICK29 Updated May 30, 2004

    If you are only spending a few days in Chicago, the Chicago trolley is not a bad idea. It takes you around downtown Chicago and stops at major attractions sites. Also the guide gives you an insight on the architecture and history of most of the historic buildings and of the city. Tickets are about $20 per person for the whole day. You can get off at any trolley stops and catch another one any time you like. Trolleys come by about very 30 minutes.For routes, check the website.

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  • Chicago Free Trolley

    by mm2 Written Mar 15, 2003

    There are several free trolley's that travel up and down Michigan Avenue, and to Navy Pier, Grant Park and several other area's. The trolley's are very convenient, great for tourist because they go to the tourist hot spots, and they are FREE.

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    Take the Trolley or Doubledecker Tour

    by shrimp56 Written May 1, 2004

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    Clang clang clang went the trolley!

    These "trolley" tours are run by Chicago Trolley & Doubledecker Company -- this stand was just outside Orchestra Hall on S. Michigan Ave. near the Art Institute.

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    Trolley

    by queensgirl Written Oct 24, 2004
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    This is the free trolley that you can catch at places like Michigan Ave. to take you to different landmarks around the city for free.

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