Group Activities in Chicago

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  • CultureVulture60657
    Chicago, IL8,404 contributions
    The Cezanne retrospective now at the Art Institute through early September is stupendous. The curators have gathered works from the AIC's own large holdings of Cezanne plus other museums across Europe and the U.S. for a comprehensive look at the life work this important late 19th Century painter. Cezanne revisited the same subjects time after time over the course of decades. To see several in one room is a rare opportunity. I also loved the video in which the curators dissected 3 paintings, even using infrared technology, to explain how, using color, Cezanne built up his images. It's a large show, about 130 works, plus notebooks and other items, so plan to spend a couple hours with it.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • 307leven
    Stroudsburg, PA139 contributions
    We visited the last Friday in April. To get there by the 9:30 opening, we traveled by bus instead of driving from our hotel on Michigan Ave. because it was cheaper ($10 for both of us, round trip) than paying the $22 parking fee, plus we didn't have to drive. The #2 bus dropped us off at 57th and Stoney Island Ave, which is only a block west of the museum, to get back we took the #6 bus, but during the summer months, the #10 bus drops you off right at the museum.

    The exhibits were spectacular, I took the U-505 tour which was an extra $18 and took about 1/2 hour, but our tornado film inside the giant dome theater was included upon our request as part of our CityPass admission. The rocket and Apollo exhibits were outstanding, the transportation exhibits were great. I also enjoyed the farm tech exhibits, the extreme ice displays, the 727 plane exhibit, which you can walk through and various other displays including the various aircraft on display.

    I did not get to see the coal mine or the Art of the Brick Gallery because they were extra add ons and I didn't have enough time. But, my wife saw the Coal Mine exhibit and enjoyed it. We were there all day until closing at 4pm and only took a 15 minute break to eat a snack and grab a cup of coffee. If I had another day, I would have liked to come back and see more.

    If you go, wear comfortable shoes due to all the walking. Also, don't schedule too many add on exhibits such as the Brick Gallery, U-boat tour, tornado film, etc. or you won't get to see the whole museum.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • TravelingMama
    New York, NY346 contributions
    Beautiful views of the shoreline and city. We opted for a daytime view and it didn’t disappoint. They have the tilt attraction- we didn’t do it - but it looked like the people who did enjoyed it.
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • Reedmummy
    Georgetown, SC20 contributions
    The best time to go if you are walking is the middle of the day. There is a lot of crime In Chicago and a lot of shootings everyday while I was there the middle of the day was the safest time it seemed
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Reedmummy
    Georgetown, SC20 contributions
    It was great go during the middle of the day it is safer. There was a lot of shootings in Chicago while we were there and mugging. The park is safe and very nice
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Darryl G
    Richmond, VA96 contributions
    This museum, which takes a full day to explore, has the best and largest exhibit of dinosaurs and other fossils I have ever seen! All of the exhibits, and there are many other topics covered, with the exception of the gem exhibit, are all large, and well displayed. But back to the dinosaurs and fossils, not only is the display large, but it is divided by geologic periods, with summaries of how the earth changed from one period to the next, and how those climate and geological changes affected life on earth, both giving rise to and the demise of, various types of both plants and animals, until the modern age. For my taste, this is the best museum in Chicago, and several others are also good.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Mitch S
    5 contributions
    Wrigley is baseball history....The cubs lost but being there was an experience. Right on the red line easy to get to. Just keep in mind as this is an old stadium there will be obstructed seats due to the big metal poles
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • Reedmummy
    Georgetown, SC20 contributions
    This is a great experience to see The history and the scenery is great this is a must see in Chicago.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • siochain
    12 contributions
    Walked back to the hotel from the restaurant. Very active and very pretty. Lights on many of the buildings and one in particular plays a video which was very colorful.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Matt F
    83 contributions
    Wow! We had visited Chicago before, but never Lincoln Park Zoo. Why? I couldn’t tell you because this place is INCREDIBLE! And…FREE!
    My wife and I couldn’t believe that we were walking around such a vast, well maintained place, seeing Gorillas and Giraffes and Zebras and Hyenas up close without having to pay a penny (or a dime!)
    It was a great experience! Seeing the Gorillas was a highlight for me!
    If you’re ever in Chicago, this place is a MUST SEE! Visit here before anywhere else!
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • kkmckendree
    Battle Creek, MI154 contributions
    A nice stop that's free and you can wonder around and look at the beautiful architecture of this building. The pictures don't do it justice!
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Bfly82
    Wisconsin100 contributions
    What a neat place to visit. But I do have a few gripes. There’s only so many people they give tickets to hourly. So you pick a time slot. Which to me I thought was a great idea since that would give people more space. Unfortunately it was absolutely packed you couldn’t move. It was hard to look at anything and was less then enjoyable cause everyone is pushing through to get to each exhibit. It was very frustrating and it seemed like so many people felt the same. I’d like to go back and enjoy more time looking at the exhibits and not feel so rushed. Maybe letting less people in each day would be helpful for guests. Other then that it’s well maintained and the gift shop is neat.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Irina
    United States9,939 contributions
    Lakefront Trail is an invaluable part of Chicago. It's great -- and free -- for anybody: pedestrians, joggers, walkers, cyclists. From the trail one can admire some fantastic scenic views of the gorgeous Lake Michigan and the unique Chicago Skyline, the exciting Chicago Lakefront, the grand and welcoming Navy Pier, and many other beautiful sites of this vibrant city.

    There are some new improvements to Lakefront Trail: it has a new addition -- the Navy Pier Flyover (constructed in 2014 -- 2021), which provides the separation of bicyclists from pedestrians in a very busy part of the city, that very often has traffic congestion in the area close to Navy Pier. For all visitors, and especially skaters and bicyclists I would recommend to study the current trail map and its regulations, safety instructions, etc. The trail is well-marked, has some very detailed info boards , and of course, there's much online info available, as well.

    Lakefront Trail stretches for 18,5 miles along the western shore of Lake Michigan, and goes quite a way parallel to Lake Shore Drive. The lawns, and some large city parks along the trail length, are nicely landscaped and well maintained.

    My friends and I have enjoyed our last visit to Lakefront Trail, as we always do!
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • Deidre P
    37 contributions
    If your looking for something to do when you arrive in Chicago the loop is a good way to get your blood circulating after your flight and drive in from the airport. Great views, stop for bite to eat and drink along the way, I think of it as guiltless pleasure…
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • kmz88
    Chicago, IL362 contributions
    A beautiful fountain. Must see in Chicago. Plan to be there at the hour to see the central, high portion of the fountain go up!
    Written 25 February 2022
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