Fun & games in Chicago

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Fun Activities & Games in Chicago

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  • cancunbabe
    Cancun, Mexico126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The playground is very nice, it has something for all ages. My 10 and 13 year old boys had a fun break after a long walk to get to the park.
    Across the street you can see the lake, qe rented bikes and rode around the lake. It was very misty that day but I imagine on a clear day could be very nice.
    We went 2 separate times to do ice skating. One at 11 am and one in the last shift at 8 pm. The morning one was much better because at night the ice was very bumpy.
    Some of the skates they rent are very bad and go imwards or outwards, making it impossible to skate
    We changed them a few times and then had a lovely time skating and having hot chocolate afterwards.
    Written 17 January 2024
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  • Amy S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a blast with The Bank escape room! My 12 year old twins loved it. We had so much fun doing this as a family. Isaak was a fantastic game master. Highly recommended .
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • vwfanforever
    Yorkton, Canada294 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took in the museum as a huge Jordan fan I got to see a lot of items. It's disappointing to know this is the only place to really see tributes to the legend. Thankfully harry bought some of the merch. Highly recommend to eat the food and get free admittance.
    Written 15 July 2023
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  • Richard P
    Chicago's North Shore, IL12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I did “These Heist” on our Sunday date night! Sara was very helpful and fun! Highly recommended for any couple!
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • ek1974
    Hartland, WI233 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was the first time we did Axe Throwing. My family really enjoyed it a lot. Easy to make reservation online and easy to find location.
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • ousilly1
    Chicago, IL2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The team members are wonderful. They were absolutely the best at guiding and instructing us. Highly recommended for a group of friends!
    Written 4 January 2023
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  • psudino
    Weehawken, NJ4,131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This park is surrounded by highrises and is located just North of Millennium Park. I was walking back to my hotel and decided to take a detour through this park. The first thing that I noticed was how quiet it was. I suppose the tall buildings blocked the sounds of Lakeshore and Columbus, and effects were very peaceful.

    The lawns and paths were exceptionally well maintained. The buildings surrounding the area are clean and colorful and the Radisson is especially interesting. This can be a very peaceful place in the middle of the city.

    Since I was walking towards the DuSable Bridge I walked northwest in the park. To my surprise there was an intriguing staircase to get you to the main level. You can see in my picture that there is a garden in the center of a rather large circular staircase in which aesthetics was clearly on the mind of the designer.

    Overall, a very nice experience.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Nathan W
    Newport, Australia341 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We got free skates via the Hilton, and skated away the evening. The rink was devoid of any pushy or show-off skaters to ruin the night for us hopeless skaters! Beautiful city lights give the rink a great atmosphere.
    Written 19 January 2020
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  • Lindalee S
    Glen Ellyn, IL115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went with friends to an ikebana luncheon. We had a lovely buffet of salmon, chicken stir fry, several salads, fruit, and cookies. Then we watched an Ikebana demonstration with bamboo used as containers and material. Very good food and attentive servers. Very much attention to cleanliness.
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • Global Explorer 60643
    Chicago, IL33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect place to come on your own, a date, outing, or birthday. I took my wife here today for her birthday we did four minutes each of flight time, and the high velocity add-on. Our instructor Miguel was one of the kindest most patient and knowledgeable instructors I’ve come across. His excitement for the sport has me encouraged to try something new and even do a real skydive. I can’t wait to come back.
    Written 9 May 2019
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  • Kathie R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My son and I went there, first time ever throwing axes. We had a lot of fun! LA was a great coach! We were the only ones there at that time.
    Written 6 November 2023
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  • Kevin B
    Denver, CO726 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have never been a improv fan, more of a stand up comedy fan so I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this. The show was hilarious. Mixture of preplanned skits and stuff made up on the spot. Also good mixture of quick bits and more drawn out pieces. Service was quick and attentive. Comfortable seats too. Enjoyed the intermissions. Highly recommend.
    Written 9 February 2024
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  • jacksan
    chicago4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a blast. Hard to solve which made it fun. The sporadic coaching along the was helpful and didn't spoil anything.
    Written 28 August 2023
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  • Katie
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had been wanting to visit The Game Show Game Show for some time and SO glad we finally did to celebrate a friend's going away send-off! If you're fun-loving and slightly silly, this is for you. Get ready for sparkly vests, singing, dancing, challenges, survey questions, trivia and some friendly competition. Eddie and Ingrid were great hosts and made our visit feel special! We were talking about it for the rest of the night. What are you waiting for? Book. that. ticket!
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • Keely W
    76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had no idea what to expect. I knew it was a one woman show and bingo was played at some point. It was HILARIOUS! As a Catholic school “survivor” there was so much to laugh at. All the other audience members laughed as well. I will admit there were moments I found more humor in it than others but that made it that much more enjoyable all around. I’ll be back for Late Night Catechism soon enough!
    Written 17 February 2020
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