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Millennium Park
#2 of 652 things to do in Chicago
A great way to get your bearings in downtown and take in the skyline; a perfect picnic spot; a fabulous public art destination; and ideal for the entire family (especially when you stroll to Maggie Daley Park to t...
Whether you stroll the sprawling park, visit the world famous "Chicago Bean" sculpture, visit the child focused Magie Daley Park, or attend one of the many acoustically perfect free concerts at the Pritzker Pavill...
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Cloud Gate
#3 of 652 things to do in Chicago
It is a highly polished metal sculpture which reflects the city skyline and anyone close by - great fun for kids and adults alike - and well worth a few minutes to have a look at.
All family members loved this cloud gate and it was funny during the daily showers of April where everybody ran to the cloud gate to hide from the rain, it is amazing scenic destinations reflecting the aesthetic p...
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Maggie Daley Park
#9 of 652 things to do in Chicago
The trails and benches are just right for walkers; the colorful jungle gyms intriguing for kids; the rock climbing and skate ribbon inviting to youth; the flowers and grassy knolls embracing to nature lovers; and...
Fantastic climbing wall, an amazing playground (my kid did the slides for 2+ hours), a roller blade/scooter "ribbon," and a nifty little "Enchanted Forest" area.
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Garfield Park Conservatory
#11 of 652 things to do in Chicago
The Fern room was amazing, the show room is so lovely, there's tons of cactus from different varieties and desert plants, exotic orchids and they also have a whimsical room for children.
Divided into different rooms with different themes, there's quite a bit of variety, from the palms to the ferns to the succulents and other families of plants.
Museum of Science and Industry
#23 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Amazing museum for everyone, robot exhibit is especially great for kids and adults, U505 allows everyone the ability to enter the vessel and take pictures plus you get this incredible history lesson on how the mus...
We have enjoyed the Shedd, Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Peggy Notebaert Museum, LP Zoo & Navy Pier Children’s Museum, and the MSI is now definitely our new favorite rainy day activity.
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Navy Pier
#19 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Breathtaking views, wonderful gardens, family friendly, shops, many great food choices, Tiffany glass display, sculpture, Shakespeare, interactive events, rent a bike or a segway, free fitness classes, benches and...
This is a MUST...... whether you are a resident of Chicago or a visitor, you MUST visit Navy Pier..... fantastic place... from the children’s museum, to build a Bear...... from the AWESOME enclosed brand spanking...
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Lakefront Trail
#14 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Great for joggers, walkers, cyclists, dog walkers, and beaches every now and again for the kids.
Chicago residents get to enjoy a very beautiful stretch of lakefront trails--so popular with walkers, joggers, bikers and families!
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Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
#5 of 652 things to do in Chicago
It's definitely touristy, and they definitely herd you like cattle, but the views are great, the Ledge is awesome and it makes for a fantastic family memory.
Great for young and old and fearless kids will love it too.Take lots of pictures, some of the best views of Chicago!
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Chicago River
#10 of 652 things to do in Chicago
excellent tour guide his knowledge about the Chicago was amazing one and a half hour trip with family and friends
Flowers, public art, a number of well-appointed play areas for children, a number of nice, cheap restaurants, and beautiful views of the city.
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Lincoln Park Conservatory
#30 of 652 things to do in Chicago
The flowers are all gorgeous and they have some cute touches for the kids.
Wide variety of plants, good for couples and families
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American Writers Museum
#13 of 652 things to do in Chicago
It's interactive enough to be entertaining for kids, but readers will enjoy reading fun facts about their favorites and discovering new authors.
There are lots of interactive games for both adults and children, and is a wonderful tribute to American writers.
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The Field Museum
#37 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Spectacular place from Chicago My kids love it .Yes you must ho in yout visit to chicago Spectacular areas to see this great collections
Lots of really interesting dinosaur and prehistoric exhibits to keep families entertained and the rotating special exhibits are world class (just saw the Terracotta Warriors exhibit and it was great).
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Lincoln Park
#34 of 652 things to do in Chicago
... many sports fields, ponds, the Lincoln Park Zoo, walking/running trails, Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, art sculptures and historical statues (that talk!), fountains - a great place for families.
The paved areas around South and North Ponds are wheelchair friendly by observation -- certainly bike friendly, with polite recreational bikers, often little kids and families.
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Lincoln Park Zoo
#39 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Free on all days, right near the lakefront in Chicago's safest neighborhood, it has plenty of attractions (carousel, train for tots, indoor climbing structure for younger kids, farm in the zoo) and a variety of an...
My family loves this zoo, the animals are always so active and the exhibits are great!! Free parking is possible which makes it very budget friendly
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Chicago Riverwalk
#24 of 652 things to do in Chicago
That is what you get - stroll and stroll down the river and lots of places to stop and relax or you can purchase refreshments adult and kids.
Locals, joggers, families walking their dogs all within the backdrop of the lights of down town chicagos luminous towers and outstanding architecture.
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Crown Fountain
#41 of 652 things to do in Chicago
The digital video continually cycles, always with the spout in a different place....it's the perfect backdrop for the Magnificent Mile and for all the little kids playing in the splash pool that surrounds it.
It is one of my most favorite attraction in Millennium park whenever those fountains work I love to see those faces (and facial expressions change and spit those fountains Children simply crazy about itrunning aro...
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Wrigley Field
#16 of 652 things to do in Chicago
There's just something special about walking to Wrigley Field on a beautiful sunny Chicago day, seeing children with lemonade stands as you're strolling by, enjoying the ambiance of the old school stadium and ivy...
Mingling with the thousands of fans both inside and outside in a family friendly atmosphere is a sheer delight and a world away from the feeling you get visiting an English premier league football ground.
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Buckingham Fountain
#45 of 652 things to do in Chicago
The Buckingham Fountain at night, with a light show is simply amazing and something that you just love to see, the kids are blown away by it and it leaves the whole family feeling like the trip was well worth the...
Remember Married with children A great place to visit while I'm chicago Great to get to from Lake Shore Drive or north Michigan Avenue
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Chicago Skyline
#6 of 652 things to do in Chicago
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Chicago Children's Museum
#55 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Rooms are set up to engage children with many different types of activities that are hands-on and fun ways to explore for both children and adults.
The real highlight, though, was the totally unexpected overflowing foam/bubble "silo" just outside the museum/Navy Pier! Awesome for kids of all ages!!
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Shedd Aquarium
#54 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Perfect way to spend a rainy day with the family!! Nicely organized, great interactive displays for the kids, wonderful educational shows, and a friendly staff!
sea animal shows, great views of Lake Michigan, hands-on activities for kids, a great indoor playground for young kids, a great pacific sea life collection and more.
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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
#52 of 652 things to do in Chicago
... from Lincoln Park Zoo, steps from North Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway exit, the museum focuses on the natural history of the Chicago area and offers educational programs for children and adults.
Excellent museum with plenty of things for children and adults
Michigan Avenue Bridge
#47 of 652 things to do in Chicago
near shopping mall and sight seeing plus boat trip during day time the whole family loved it perfectly superb would recommend to everyone must see once
Its great for the whole family.
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Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank
#29 of 652 things to do in Chicago
This very pleasant museum is well-organized, presents complex subjects such as the Gold Standard, Interest and Inflation in an easy-to-understand way, and has lots of interactive exhibits to help keep younger kids...
This gem of a museum is tucked away in the Federal Reserve Bank and is a great attraction for kids and adults.
Grant Park
#51 of 652 things to do in Chicago
We played at the kids area, did some rock climbing and had a great deal of fun!
As a child, it was a green space for family picnics and music.
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Fourth Presbyterian Church
#35 of 652 things to do in Chicago
This beautiful and majestic landmark left its mark on our family this Easter, as we were visiting our Chicago family.
Their program of having retired missionaries work with foreign born children learn English is empowering.
Chicago History Museum
#48 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Very informative exhibit on Lincoln and also a good short film on the history of Chicago for young children, under the age of 12. Wonderful traveling exhibits.
We appreciated the variety of exhibits, and some of the interactive ones kept the kids entertained.
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The Magnificent Mile
#4 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Around the corner is The John Hancock building and it's a fab place to take the whole family for a bite to eat and see the amazing view of the amazing of the White City - Windy City that Chicago is known as! Beaut...
If you are equipped with comfortable footwear and are in the mood to walk, you can reach Grant Park, the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Buckingham Fountain (the fountain in Married with Children), and Soldier Field.
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Wrigley Building
#44 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Owned by the Wrigley family, known for chewing gum and more, this is one of Chicago's finest buildings, on a very premium space, with a fantastic view from and at.
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Holy Name Cathedral
#25 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Family Visit
Remember that they are God's children too.
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