Things to Do in Chicago with Kids

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Things to Do in Chicago with Kids

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  • SJM Jordan
    Amman, Jordan313 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park is very nice, clean and organized and have that famous bean in it. It also has a big place for concerts. I went during a hot day in May but I think it even looks nicer in evenings
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • Laura G
    Chicago, IL117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We've been members at MSI for several years, but never did the Coal Mine tour until this weekend. It was great! Very detailed and fun, and much more than I was expecting. I recommend!
    Written May 5, 2024
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  • Uccman39
    North Brunswick, NJ213 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful place to visit on a nice day. I stopped in Chicago for the day on my way out west. Chicago is an underrated city for shopping and beautiful lake views. Didn’t have time for the restaurants but would like to return soon
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • Pure_Diamond
    Helsinki, Finland180 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm afraid of heights and thought that I can't do this: stand on 103rd class floor and look down. We had 90 secs time to stand on that floor and I sneaked there and looked down. Wow... I did it👍👍👍. Very proud of myself..

    What a view.... I recommend this experience👍
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • hecubus23
    Las Vegas, NV124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time here after being a life long Cubs fan. Absolutely awesome! Very friendly and helpful staff. Its a great place to watch a ball game!
    Written April 24, 2024
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  • Mathias n
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun to see but the bean was fenced off for some reason put a real damper on the visit. I assume it’s either a short term project or for the winter weather. Regardless it was cool would like to see it up close next time.
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • Brenda M
    Lowell, MA10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited with my adult son and some family friends with little ones ages 5-10. We enjoyed the exhibits we saw and we only saw some of the museum, so would definitely return for more exploring. "Sue" is definitely a highlight.
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • LaurenSCO
    Scotland, UK93 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most amazing views! The tilt experience was great and I thought, reasonably priced! Staff were nice and queues moved fast. Only thing that stopped it being a 5 was the cost of the photos. You expect to pay a bit more at these things but I felt $30 for one print was excessive.
    Would definitely recommend when in Chicago!
    Written November 21, 2023
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  • CubanWaters
    Chicago, IL3,981 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Any time of the day a great path along the river to take a stroll on. All types of buildings around, boats going by and a few open spots for a meal, beverage and such. It's safe and closes at 11 pm, I believe. Goes from the heart of the city to pret near all the way down to the lake front.
    Written May 19, 2024
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  • Bobbie W
    Warwick, RI1,696 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Lincoln Park Zoo is quite beautiful. Unfortunately, many of the animals weren’t seen. Either they were sleeping or hiding inside. What we did see was great. I especially enjoyed watching the flamingos being fed. It was very hot and sunny. Next time, I’ll be sure to bring a thermos of water because most drinks were expensive.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • Justin C
    Marquette, MI1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I really loved this cruise, you could see all of the buildings so well and the warm weather and sun made it the perfect afternoon activity.
    Written April 24, 2024
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  • Baybug2
    Macon, GA307 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just be prepared for the wind...........it was nice and warm and people were out and about. It was our first time visiting the Pier. It was nicely done and very spread out so you could move about even when it was busy.

    We will come back for the boat tours and probably some good food as well.

    The view is just absolutely beautiful. It is really hard to believe it is a freshwater lake. Reminded us alot of the Destin FL harbor.
    Written April 30, 2024
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  • sanju_222323
    New Jersey15,785 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the largest fountains in the world (Built-in 1927 as a donation from the family), the feature boasts 133 jets that shoot water as high as 150 feet into the air during 20-minute choreographed displays (take place every hour between 8 AM and 11 PM). The last display of the evening starts at 10:35 PM. After dusk, the water show is accompanied by lights, a must-see if you are in the neighborhood in the evening.

    The fountain is the central focal point of Grant Park, Chicago's expansive public space with many attractions and smaller parks like Millennium Park, comparable to Central Park.

    Extra point for - the view from this place... one side, Chicago skyline, another side, the path to Michigan River.... so location wise- its top place.

    and From Skydeck Chicago- you can understand how strategically this fountain is placed.
    Written March 23, 2024
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  • Eric
    Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice aquarium with pretty typical aquarium exhibits. Exhibit space is fairly small per today's aquarium standards but still fun. The highlight is the indoor animal performance space. The 4D shows are fun as well. Don't forget 1 is included with the GoPass.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Arielle
    Mobile, AL117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited during a time that no games were happening, but I still wanted to visit the Bulls/Blackhawks shop to get some gear, and visit the Michael Jordan statue. It was very nice. Lots of cool items inside.
    Written April 19, 2024
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