Things to Do in Chicago with Children

THE 10 BEST Chicago Things to Do with Kids

Things to Do in Chicago with Kids

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  • Johnny Trekkie
    San Diego, CA9,263 contributions
    This park is enormous! Be prepared to spend at least 90 minutes wandering around, enjoyed greenery, gardens, sculptures, fountains, and of course that big silver bean thing which is unfortunately under maintenance through Spring 2024, so that was disappointing! But otherwise everything is lovely. Admire the architecture of the Art Institute. Look out onto the waters of Lake Michigan. Buckingham Fountain was filmed in the opening of the tv show "Married With Children"...one of my favorites from the 80s and 90s! This should be great for you social media addicts!
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • Cassie
    Sandusky, OH219 contributions
    This place was huge & spectacular. We didn't know about the underground parking so we parked in the lot, used QR code to pay, $20 for 4 hours. You don't enter at where you think you would instead at street level you go through doors then down stairs. There is the ticket sales & gift shop. You head up the escalator to enter the museum. 3 of us were there 4 hours & we didn't see everything. For me the coolest part was the submarine & the glass cases showing the different body sections. Would love to come back & spend more time here someday.
    Written 1 December 2023
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  • Brandon
    Pittsburgh, PA463 contributions
    Sadly, during our visit, the Cloud Gate was closed. Even though the attraction was fenced off, you can still see it from a few places and even get a few picture.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Deborah W
    3 contributions
    Chicago is a clean interesting city with amazing food. We were only there for 3 days. We stayed at the Hilton Chicago and toured The Art Institute and The Chicago 360. The Art Institute has amazing art especially impressionistic paintings. Saw the whole city from the 90th floor of the 360. The shopping is great in that same area. We ate at Au Cheval where we had delicious hamburgers although the wait was long on a Friday night. We also had Chicago deep dish pizza at Lou Mahnati’s which was amazingly delicious - we called ahead and got right in.
    Written 2 November 2023
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  • krhbilly
    3 contributions
    Don't miss Wrigleyville and all it has to offer. Lots of places to grab a drink or nightcap, a wide variety of food options, and coffee shops. A great place to visit with friends and family.
    Written 22 October 2023
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  • Brandon
    Pittsburgh, PA463 contributions
    This attraction is amazing to get a 360 view of the city. The ledge is an exciting experience that lets you stand over the city and get a picture of you above the clouds. Definitely get the city pass because it gets you into the expedited entry and lets you skip the line.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Brandon
    Pittsburgh, PA463 contributions
    This is a great museum. It has an amazing display of dinosaurs that also goes through mass extinction events. If you have the citypass, make sure to use all your perks and see the extra exhibits and movie.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • LaurenSCO
    Scotland, UK48 contributions
    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 21 November 2023
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  • Eugene T
    3 contributions
    I can't believe this was free. What an amazing experience. A short visit since I was only in Chicago for a day, but the variety of animals and the cleanliness of the place really blew me away given there was no charge to enter. I live near Busch Gardens in Tampa and would say this tops it. Thanks Chicago!
    Written 29 November 2023
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  • Akbar Akh
    7 contributions
    Walking in riwerwalk and a boat tour in riwerwalk really interesting and had fun moments for us. You can walk and enjoy the green riverside walkway that passes through the south shore and the city center. You can also board cruise ships and learn about the history of the city's most famous attractions
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • CaptainBristol
    Seattle, WA35 contributions
    This is pretty silly, It's a river that runs through downtown Chicago. It has a lot of buildings on both banks. Some buildings look great, some look blah. The water is watery. It's just a river in a city!
    Written 14 November 2023
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  • matt w
    Boston, MA3 contributions
    While the wife was doing a little shopping, a Pier worker kept me occupied with my touristy questions. I believe his name was George he's very informative and friendly!!
    Written 17 November 2023
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  • LaurenSCO
    Scotland, UK48 contributions
    A lovely place to spend a few hours! Staff were very nice and it was great to walk around and see the dolphins and beluga whales! It was very busy though which meant seeing certain things was a bit harder! A good place for the kids!
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • ken k
    Onsted, MI1,157 contributions
    When are people going to stand up to these stadiums and their incredibly high price gouging. The stadium is nice. The seats are comfortable. $4.75 for a water, $7 for a Pepsi…..ridiculous. The food and beers are out of reach for a family. I hope the owner’s can sleep at night.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • TravelerPaul_12
    Saint Paul, MN145 contributions
    Very pleasant experience walking through the variety of rooms with plants from different environments - tropics, desert, etc. One room depicts what Chicago looked like a million years ago. An outdoor section includes plants demonstrating "bit ideas for small city spaces". Easily viewable in about an hour, but someone can take longer if they want to. Just a few steps from Green Line stop.
    Written 1 October 2023
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