Museum Of Illusions Chicago

Museum Of Illusions Chicago

Museum Of Illusions Chicago
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Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
How to get there
  • Randolph/Wabash • 2 min walk
  • Lake • 3 min walk
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Sharon S
Columbia, MD17 contributions
Feb 2023
Lots of fun! Kloby (a museum employee) was wonderful, helping us see the illusions and taking photos for us. Give him a raise, lol!
Written 1 February 2023
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Jillnt6772
Bethesda, Maryland, United States201 contributions
Jan 2023
For $25 per person you can certainly find a better museum to visit. OR for FREE you can visit any of the Smithsonian Museums. This museum felt like a pop-up and was cheaply put together. Many of the signs were missing, and many of the "illusions" have been around for years. Nothing earth shattering. The gift store is pathetic.
You could go through the entire museum in about 30-45 minutes. I'd opt for another option.
Written 29 January 2023
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Deniz I
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Couples
The number of interactive illusions was phenominal! Absolutely great for dates! I'm so happy I had my plus 1 to take pictures of illusions with!
Written 29 January 2023
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Marilyn M
Lincoln City, OR181 contributions
May 2022
I think this may have been our teenage granddaughter's most fun experience while we were visiting Chicago. We were there over 3 hours! She begged to return. She learned a great deal about illusions and puzzles.
Written 9 January 2023
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Becky L
Sullivan, IL213 contributions
Dec 2022
I was not quite sure what to expect, but this was a fun and interactive place that the teenagers I was traveling with really enjoyed. The adults also had fun - including me!!! The staff was helpful and nice. Most of the museum is accessible to people in a wheelchair. Give yourself about an hour or a little more. Take pictures and enjoy! Admission might be a little high for what you get, but it was fun. Not your traditional "museum" - more of an interactive adventure.
Written 5 January 2023
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Tiffany
3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Very fun with a group of 20 year olds. Interesting facts. Staff was very helpful with explaining things and very friendly.
Written 1 January 2023
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Pat N
1 contribution
Dec 2022
This is such a fun place! It's a timed entry and they are extremely good about making sure it's not too bottled up before they let additional people in. Every single staff person (12/28/22) was warm and engaging. The exhibits captured the attention of my 7 and 11 year old grandkids (and me!) and we will definitely be visiting again!! A special thank you to the staff!!
Written 29 December 2022
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Amanda S
Annandale, VA1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
Great quirky museum for ages of all ages. We went with 11,43,83,72 years old. All loved it. We were there about an hour and a half. Very cool
Written 23 December 2022
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Chris H
Grand Rapids, MI1,256 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Part of a high rise building. This museum blends in. I'm not really sure museum is the right word. Let's stick with attraction. This attraction wasn't as large as I was expecting, however it was fun. There was all kinds of optical illusions for you to explore. A lot even show up well on photos. My favorites were the tunnel of lights. It really gave me a massive case of vertigo that took me a few minutes to get over. I also really enjoyed the mirror room. 1 thousand Chris's, ahhhh scary lol.

The staff was absolutely terrific. Super friendly and happy to help.

Overall a 4 star review. A little small, so it's a quick visit about 40 minutes. Still worth a visit, especially for people with kids. Would I return? Probably not but only because I've seen it now. I would visit another branch.

Written 13 December 2022
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Mary C
Granite City, IL13 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
So much fun looking at the mind bending exhibits. Plenty of fun photo ops too! I highly recommend and would definitely go again!
Written 3 December 2022
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