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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 14 stops to start your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago and listen to live commentary through provided earphones to find out fun facts about the city and its iconic architecture. 

The full circuit takes about about 2 hours but you can hop off and back on as many times as you like within a 24- 48- or 72-hour period depending on option selected when booking. Buses run regularly giving you flexibility to discover the city at your leisure. The bus route takes you through Grant Park
From $40.00
 
Chicago Evening Express Segway Tour
"TOUR HIGHLIGHTSThe Field Museum - The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. The Field is the current home to Sue the famous T. Rex and the Lions of gardens and public sculptures. Chicago's ""front yard"" includes Buckingham Fountain as its central focal point.The Lakefront/Monroe Harbor - Cruise along the edge of Lake Michigan speckled with sailboats with Navy Pier as its impressive backdrop.Shedd Aquarium and Oeanarium - Opened to the public in December 1929 at the time it was the world's largest inland aquarium. One of the first animals to arrive is currently its oldest resident: Grandad an African Lungfish acquired in 1933.Soldier Field - Soldier Field is the current home to the Chicago Bears who moved in 1970 from their original home at Wrigley Field. Originally built in 1924 as a dedication to fallen war veterans Soldier Field underwent a $600 million renovation in 2003 and is now a staple of Chicago's magnificent skyline.Chicago's World Class Skyline - See the architectural wonders that comprise one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. < intimate experience. Discover what it's like to be a Windy City celebrity as everyone turns to watch you glide by!Note: All Segway riders must be at least 12 years of age to participate."
From $50.00
 
Chicago CityPass
"Chicago CityPASS includes entry to: Shedd Aquarium (includes VIP entry to Waters of the World galleries Amazon Rising Wild Reef Abbott Oceanarium Polar Play Zone Amphibians special exhibit and Stingray Touch (May to October) plus your choice of a 4-D Experience. The Field Museum (includes All-Access Pass
From $98.00

Cultural Center Tips (22)

A definite 'must'

Chicago Cultural Center houses a useful tourist information office (where I found the leaflet which led me to the jewel of Second Presbyterian Church) but it's also somewhere you should visit for...
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leics
Oct 16, 2012

a great place to relax

The architecture alone is a reason to visit this spot, but it's also extremely peaceful, and there's even a cafe inside.There wasn't a whole lot to see when I came (a great photo exhibit on Chicago...
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bocmaxima
Sep 06, 2006

Hop onto the statue outside cultural center

Seems everyone who can, does. Not easy getting up onto the largestatue of a steer outside the cultural center, but once I saw someone do it, I decided that I could do it also. Swing one leg up and...
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SONG
Jun 23, 2011

The Untouchables

Spend sometime tracking down the movie locations used on The Untouchbles. The Cultural Centre is one where Al Capone lurked and sweet-talked the Chicago press as well as murdering one of his...
reenby
Jul 24, 2007

the Chicago Cultural Center

This is housed in what used to be the main library. They host art exhibits, readings, and so forth, plus it's a really pretty building. It also houses the Museum of Broadcast Communication, of note...
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anne_h
Aug 25, 2002

Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center, formerly the public library, is a magnificent building that provides an unusual role as a cultural center for the public, with free art exhibits, performances, lectures,...
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WulfstanTraveller
Feb 12, 2014

Chicago Cultural Center

The building is beautiful and should be toured just for its architecture. There was an exhibit on the top floor that was fun, funny, and insightful. There is also artwork on the ground floor as well....
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iam1wthee
Jul 18, 2013

Make Music Chicago

I'm not sure if this is a new event or one that has been happening for a while, but if it is a new event I sure hope they continue it year to year. Earlier in the day, the first day of summer 2014...
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riorich55
Jun 25, 2014

Experience it !

I went there an a school trip to look at some works of art,I think the true art, the true culture, was in the building it self. The South Staircase with winding rails was majestic, as well as the hall...
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JOEFRY
Oct 30, 2007

Visitor Information Center

The Visitor Information Center at the Chicago Cultural Center is a great first stop on your visit. There are countless brochures, maps, and other resources to help you plan your trip. This is also...
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mam3206
Jul 28, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Chicago

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Chinatown

I lived in China for 2 years, so I had high expectations. I went to Chef Bao for lunch (used to be Lao Hunan), which is food from the Hunan region (where I lived), the food was spot on authentic so...
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National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

Chicago's Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, located on the Riverwalk between Wabash Avenue and State Street, is one of the largest in the nation outside of Washington, D.C. It features a fountain and a...
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Monument to the Great Northern Migration

This moving fifteen foot tall statue stands at the northern entry into historic Bronzeville. Encouraged by reports from those who went before, as well as the influential Chicago Defender newspaper,...
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Adler Planetarium

Opened in 1930, this is the oldest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere and it is a wonderful place. It has several different shows, a collection of astronomical and location-finding instruments, and...
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Soldier Field

The new "spoof" in town is the redux/renovated Soldier Field. Politicians were promised that the exterior walls will remain standing and the interior totally redone. However, they were also promised...
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Buddy Guy's Legends

If you are fortunate enough to be planning a trip to Chicago for January, check Ticketmaster for Buddy Guy's annual headlining weekend events at his own club: Legend's. It is the best $30 that you'll...
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