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  • deperu4
    New York142 contributions
    Excellent exhibitions, from Asia, Egypt, Europe, and of course and a vast collection of Cezanne and other great renowned artists
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • Linda S
    North Carolina8 contributions
    We enjoyed this on a couples trip. It is ideal for kids of all ages, but we still had a great day. Don't miss the submarine exhibit!
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • NatSteveC
    Birmingham, UK222 contributions
    We visited on a warm and sunny Monday morning. There were no queues and we were up the top in about 20 minutes, after the bag checks, ticket checks and waiting for the elevator.
    The views were incredible from every side. We did not do the 'Tilt' although there was no wait for it and we could have got straight on.

    The gift shop was fairly reasonably priced, about average for these types of places.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Amanda C
    Gold Coast, Australia1,640 contributions
    Not sure you can visit Chicago for the first time without getting a selfie here.
    Busy spot but a quick and easy stop when wandering through Millennium Park.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • kenatravels
    Chicago, IL30 contributions
    We visited Millennium Park and The Bean (CloudGate) in February when it was cold and snowy. It was so amazing to have to park basically to ourselves. A commercial was being filmed right in front of the bean which was really cool too.
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • annelb123
    Lincoln, RI8 contributions
    The museum is so big you need more than one day to see all of. Beware on football game days the traffic is kind of crazy.
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • Becswa
    Omaha, NE164 contributions
    This was my second visit to Wrigley. My first visit was in 1986- and I fell in love with baseball at that visit. My return visit couldn't have been better- Cubs won, weather was perfect, seats were great, easy to get there via the L. It won't be 36 years before I return again!
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • KCinAZ
    Mesa, AZ153 contributions
    The river walk was great. Lots of shopping and nice restaurants. Make sure to visit the marina park.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Caribbean Traveler
    Le Claire, IA67 contributions
    We had not been to Chicago for awhile and wow were we impressed by the difference in the Riverwalk. Vastly improved. Felt quite safe and walked it for over a mile. Many bars and restaurants. Really a fun time to watch the boats go by while enjoying music and family. Later at night, they project art onto the merchandise mart. That was fun to see as well.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Cory L
    Worcester, MA60 contributions
    We found this little gem while searching trip advisor for attractions. Being a free zoo we didn't know what to expect. The exhibits were very elaborate and well kept. The park was extremely clean. They had/have an amazing array of different animals and mammals. Very glad we visited.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • Michele W
    14 contributions
    The architecture and content in this former library is worth the visit. Don't miss the restored glass domes, staircases, and interesting Civil War exhibit
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Kellin
    3 contributions
    This was a wonderful surprise find! The house is painstakingly restored and full of Art Deco objects and Tiffany glass. Walking around in it feels like being in an episode of your favorite historical movie or tv show. Even the guest bathrooms have period accurate fixtures! This is an experience! Have already recommend it to everyone we’ve met since.
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • snoozermoose
    Boston, MA89 contributions
    I love conservatories and try to go whenever a city has one. This one was quite nice and a welcome reprieve from multiple days spent in the city. Not crowded at all. Parts of it could've used better signage as it was a little confusing to get around. Overall, if you have limited time this wouldn't be top of my list but we enjoyed it.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Lisa W
    Cardiff, UK131 contributions
    Superb exhibits and plenty to see and do on a rainy day in Chicago. The variety of animals and sea creatures is excellent and all the information is really educational. Only downside was the amount of people in at one time and that people were allowed to walk round eating and drinking.
    Fantastic day overall.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • snoozermoose
    Boston, MA89 contributions
    Renting bikes from the city bike share and biking almost the entire length of this trail was the highlight of our trip here. The bike lanes definitely get crowded during rush hour but it was so cool to see locals actually getting to use bike lanes in a functional way (Boston, take note). The views were beautiful.
    Written 28 July 2022
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