Save money at five of Chicago’s most popular destinations! Chicago CityPASS is a booklet of admission tickets to 5 must-see tourist attractions in Chicago. You’ll save 53% compared to regular box office prices. You’ll also save time with easy access at most attractions, no waiting in lines! Once you have your CityPASS booklet, skip the line and head straight for the entrance. Visit the attractions in any order you choose. Booklets are good for nine consecutive days. Purchase at any Chicago attraction or at http://www.citypass.com/chicago. Passes good for Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck at Willis Tower, The Field Museum, your choice of either Museum of Science & Industry or 360 Chicago, and your choice of wither the Adler Planetarium or Art Institute.
Naper Settlement is a 12 acre family friendly outdoor living history museum based on a 19th-century village of homes, shops and public buildings. It includes exhibits collections of historical facts and furnishings with costumed villagers working, playing, and tell the story of daily life in Naperville from 1831 to 1900 as it changed from a frontier outpost to a bustling turn-of-the-century community.
The grounds also include events and festivals throughout the year including art festivals, the Civil War reenactment, wine and beer festivals, and in November and December, the Christkindlmarket.
Chicago’s premier Hop On Hop Off ® city sightseeing tours with 13 stops in our classic red & green Trolleys and fun-filled Double Decker buses. They also offer private group transportation for special events such as weddings, parties, and corporate outings.
Michigan Avenue Bridge
Art Institute / Millennium Park
Hilton Chicago / Grant Park
Field Museum / Shedd Aquarium
Maggie Daley Park / Millennium Park
Sheraton Grand Hotel
The Magnificent Mile
360 Chicago at John Hancock Center
Hard Rock / River North
The Oriental Institute is a sometimes-overlooked treasure with an amazing collection of artifacts from ancient cultures. It’s closed on holidays. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 for adults. It hosts a number of special exhibits and events throughout the year, including a film each Sunday afternoon and the current special exhibit.
Graue Mill is the only operating waterwheel gristmill in Illinois, and one of only three authenticated Underground Railroad sites in the state. Come for milling, spinning, weaving and living history presentations, and view artifacts that illustrate the way local residents lived between 1850-1890
This Lincoln Park museum features many activities, including animal feedings, science workshops and butterfly releases, and features a permanent butterfly exhibit with 75 different species from around the world. Come for the fun! Thursdays are “suggested donation” days. Check the daily schedule for walks, family programs and more every single day.
Home to belugas, dolphins, otters, turtles, fish and much more, the Shedd is a great place to be year-round. Check the daily schedule for Wild Reef dives, Caribbean Reef dives, and special events.General admission costs $8, and does not give you access to the Oceanarium or Wild Reef. A Shedd Pass, which provides admission to those, costs $28.95.
Exhibits in this $45 million, 65,000 sq. ft. space include artifacts from Simon Wiesenthal, an original volume of the Nuremberg trial transcripts, a German railcar, art from concentration camps and a collection of letters, postcards and other documents.
Celebrating American writers, their works, and influence on the history of the United States with innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, events, and compelling programming.
With visually commanding displays employing thousands of artifacts, photos and video clips, Wheaton’s Billy Graham Center Museum takes you through history to the heart of evangelism in American today, and into the private and public life of its best-known spokesman, Billy Graham.
Relive the glory days of the railroad at this museum, which hosts one of the largest collections of railway equipment in the country. Over 400 pieces of equipment—including electric, steam and diesel engines and cars—are preserved, restored and operated here.
Unique museum of time and glass collections. Over 1,100 time pieces on display ranging from pocket watches to tall case clocks. The stained glass collection includes over 30 historic and valuable windows from around the world.
Cantigny Park is home to the First Division Museum (voted Best Museum in the Daily Herald 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards), the Robert R. McCormick Museum and more than 30 acres of formal gardens, picnic grounds and nature trails.
Here’s a place for your kids (up to age 8) to play in a safe and educational yet inspiring environment. They can enjoy water play, musical instruments, an outdoor habitat, a grocery store, an animal hospital, a car care room and other fun areas.
Explore the wonders of the universe and the latest discoveries in astronomy, space exploration, and earth science at the Cernan Earth and Space Center, a unique space-age facility that combines education and entertainment for people of all ages.
Hands-on interactive exhibits introduce the history of Lake County in a fun learning environment. The museum also displays the nation’s largest permanent exhibition on the history and significance of postcards. A local artist gallery displays art from Chicagoland artists.
The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art presents the beauty of stone in the form of art objects, mineral specimens, gems and gem materials. People of all ages can be inspired by this unique blending of art and science, the result of over fifty years of collecting by the Joseph F. Lizzadro, Sr. family.