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The Field Museum

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
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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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Great place to spend an afternoon

This museum is absolutely beautiful. There is so much to see. If you buy the discovery ticket that includes a movie and all the special events, it will take you about 4 1/2 hrs to... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
Pam M
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McKenzie, TN
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McKenzie, TN
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139 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is absolutely beautiful. There is so much to see. If you buy the discovery ticket that includes a movie and all the special events, it will take you about 4 1/2 hrs to see everything.

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum as it was one of the places on our list to see. It is huge. The dinosaur bones and Sue, the T-Rex, are cool to see. The Terracotta Warriors were also unique. Overall, it is a lot like a Smithsonian, but a little less crowded. There were tons of exhibits we skipped due to limited time.... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016

A bucket list item. This museum is a must see for kids and adults; to actually take a look at the past and see the world in which we and generations before us have inhabited.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

A lifelong fan and member of the American Museum of Natural History in my hometown of New York City, I have to admit the Field Museum is in the same class. Fantastic exhibits and a location on the lakefront (that would be Lake Michigan for you out of towners) make it a truly special place to visit. There really isn't... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

A must visit, do visit the African, Asian and Chinese galleries . There is a lot to learn as how the earth has evolved and how the living being came into existence. A must visit for all specially for the school going kids. Do visit the Egypt gallery.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Huge natural history museum. Family had a great time. We didn't get to see everything. We were there from 11-5 pm. One thing I didn't like was all the extra pay to see exhibits.

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We explored this museum during a rainy day. There was an exhibition on about voodooism. We enjoyed the information on dinosaurs. There is lots to see.

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South Bend, Indiana
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Field Museum is SO big. You really need to plan a couple days. Time permitting, go for a full day, do something else for a day and go back to Field for a day. If you're pressed for time, plan ahead and prioritize. It's easy to eat up a lot of time there. The Terra Cotta warriors were my favorite... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The exhibits are very well done with layers of information. The interactive exhibits have been executed masterfully. This is a very different natural history/antiquities museum because the curators have take the effort to make it all accessible and interactive. Not just artifacts shown in glass cases. Incredible holdings, including items from China and Egypt. This is a true Chicago treasure.... More 

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Our convention had the final event here and it was amazing!! Sue is definitely worth the visit and watching the 3-D on her was great!

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