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The Field Museum

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496
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+1 312-922-9410
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live...

One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.

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The Field Museum is unparalleled in its architecture combined with the new exhibits they seem to rotate every other month, which are very well done in terms of the information... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Field Museum is unparalleled in its architecture combined with the new exhibits they seem to rotate every other month, which are very well done in terms of the information layout and historical recreations.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is so immense and diverse, you have to take a full day (recommend 2) to see it all. It was a truly memorable experience.

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Livonia, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently went to the Museum to especially see the special exhibit about the Terracotta Warriors. We traveled from out of state to see it and were not disappointed!

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's not the same place that you visited in 6th Grade! The Field Museum is one place in Chicago where visiting more than once is highly Suggested because it's different every time you check it out. The Field Museum is endlessly fascinating because you will see things that you missed on your previous trip there which is part of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my family on our visit to Chicago and it was a pretty entertaining experience but nothing out of the ordinary. I would think twice about revisiting it.

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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went when the King tut artifacts were on display. We found the tour very neat informative. We wish we would have done the audio tour though. Glad we did it once!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great attraction to take the family. Educational and fun activities for all ages. Some of the spotlight attractions cost extra so be prepared!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my day at the field museum, it's huge and induces everything from dinosaurs until new science about molecules.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for the Terracotta Warriors but found out they closed a few days earlier. That was disappointing. The other exhibits that were extra were boring. Enjoyed about half of it. Lots of the stuff is very outdated and looks like it could use a refresh. The dinosaur stuff was awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is ENORMOUS!!! We thought that we'd plan on spending a few hours and visit another attracting afterwards, but we barely got to see a few exhibits because the museum is so incredibly big! It was fantastic and laid out really well, however, plan on an entire day adventure here. The food court is VERY pricey, so make sure... More 

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