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  • Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History Ticket or VIP Tour

    1. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History Ticket or VIP Tour

    Visit the Field Museum of Natural History, one of Chicago's great museums. With more than 35 world-renowned natural history exhibitions, there's something for everyone. Imagine subterranean life in the Underground Adventure exhibit, where you'll “shrink” to 1/100th of your natural size to explore the world beneath the surface. Admire sparkling gemstones in the Hall of Gems, and marvel at one of the largest collections of Chinese jade in North America in the Hall of Jades. Then, follow the stories of the Ice Age mammoth hunters and the temples of the Inca and Aztecs, or visit the Dinosaur Hall Evolving Planet exhibit to mingle with giant sloths, woolly mammoths, Sue, and Maximo. All this is included with the General Admission Ticket option. Upgrade to the All-Access Pass and receive entry to a 3-D movie and all 3 ticketed special exhibitions. Choose the Early Access VIP Tour option fo...

    Plenty to see at the Field Museum. More interactive exhibits for the kids. Had a great day!

  • Chicago CityPASS®: Save 50% on 5 Top Attractions

    2. Chicago CityPASS®: Save 50% on 5 Top Attractions

    Take in incredible views, fascinating science, world-class art, and more with Chicago CityPASS® tickets that include premium admission to Chicago’s top attractions and save travelers 50% off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. The CityPASS system is simple. Simply present your mobile (or printed) ticket to be scanned at any of the 5 attractions for entry. What exactly can you experience with the CityPASS ticket? One-stop is the Shedd Aquarium, where you can see otters, lizards, whales, and dolphins – and much, much more. Shedd Aquarium is home to more than 32,000 animals, housed under one octagonal dome. You can also take in breathtaking views at Skydeck, which stands 1,353 feet above the city. The Field Museum is on the list too, home of “Sue” the world’s largest T. Rex. There are two option tickets that give you access to either the 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck or th...

    It was pandemic crazy. Everybody everywhere. Having those passes helped the boys and I get into places and events without jumping through reservation hoops. A relaxing vacation, go figure.

  • Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago Skip-the-Line Ticket

    3. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Pre-book and skip the lines to enter the Art Institute of Chicago, a world-class museum with hundreds of thousands of artworks. Here you can get an intimate view of some of the world's most famous art, from iconic contemporary and modern paintings to medieval masterpieces.  Experience the Institute’s vast collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, the largest outside The Louvre in Paris. See masterpieces such as Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on La Grand Jatte," Renoir's "Two Sisters (on the Terrace)”, and numerous paintings by Claude Monet first-hand. In the “Modern Art” collection, see iconic pieces such as Matisse's “Bathers by a River”, Brâncusi's “Golden Bird”, Magritte's “Time Transfixed”, O'Keeffe's “Black Cross, New Mexico”, Orozco's “Zapata”, Ivan Albright's “Picture of Dorian Gray”, and Lachaise's “Woman (Elevation)”. The “American Art” collection will show ...

    I bought skip the line tickets on line, never received them and had to pay again (for 6 people) when I got there. The ticket seller found my name, but I didn’t have the confirmation number, so she had me pay again. The Art Institute was fabulous, but I shouldn’t have had to pay twice.

  • Chicago: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

    4. Chicago: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

    The Chicago All-Inclusive Pass by Go City provides free admission to the city’s top activities, attractions, and tours, offering the ultimate in convenience, savings, and flexibility. Choose durations of 1, 2, 3 or 5 days at a low, pre-paid price. Save up to 45 percent compared to buying individual attraction tickets. The more you see, the more you save! Take a trip up to SkyDeck Chicago, visit the Field Museum, have fun at Navy Pier, and enjoy a cruise. All these and more are included in the cost of your Chicago All-Inclusive Pass. See the complete list below. The Chicago All-Inclusive Pass comes with a digital guide including useful attraction information. Use it to help you decide what to do, where to go and how to get there. Activities, attractions, and tours included with the Chicago All-Inclusive Pass: • Shedd Aquarium • SkyDeck Chicago • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Cla...

    En general es bueno. Solo que en algunos lugares tu boleto esta condicionado a horarios especificos.

  • Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour of Chicago

    5. Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour of Chicago

    Glide around the streets and parks of Chicago on a leisurely 2.5-hour guided Segway tour. Perfect for Chicago newbies and veterans alike, the tour uncovers quirky facts about one of America’s most energetic destinations. Start your Segway experience at Millennium Park and continue to Grant Park to stop and admire the famous Buckingham Fountain. Ride to Museum Campus to soak up spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and beautiful lakefront. The tour includes a training session to become familiar with the unique self-balancing Segways, before exploring the Windy City in a fun and futuristic fashion. Smart, entertaining tour guides work hard to provide you with the experience of a lifetime, and reward you with expansive views of the sea-like Lake Michigan.

    Great time! Enjoyed the Chicago sites! Enjoyed learning to use the Segway!!! Especially enjoyed seeing so much and a fair price. I enjoyed being so close to the magnificent mile millennium park the Bears stadium the beaches art museum so much more downtown and good restaurants. I almost forgot I enjoyed and the reason I went was to see Buckingham fountain it was really beautiful beautiful day beautiful time beautiful people

  • Chicago Explorer Pass: Over 25 Tours and Attractions

    6. Chicago Explorer Pass: Over 25 Tours and Attractions

    Save up to 40% off the retail price of admission at 25 top Chicago attractions and tours for 1 low price. Visit top sites such as the Navy Pier, Skydeck Chicago and The Field Museum. Create your own itinerary using the free map and guidebook. Explore at your own pace on a hop-on and hop-off trolley tour and lake and river cruises. Enjoy the flexibility to choose the attractions when you get to Chicago, and do as much as you want each day. Included Attractions: Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Classic Tour 360 CHICAGO Navy Pier Centennial Wheel and Rides Adler Planetarium Ten Pin Bowling Lounge America Writers Museum Shoreline Architecture River Cruise Shoreline Classic Lake Tour Field Museum Museum of Science and Industry LEGOLAND Discovery Center Bike Chicago: 4 Hour Bike Rental Tall Ship WINDY The Escape Game Chicago Big Bus Chicago: Panoramic Night Tour Chicago Children's Museum...

    This is a good pass worth the money. However I gave it 4 not 5 stars because my only issue is how 360 makes you do reservations online but their website continues to have system errors making it hard to book if you can book. I've been trying to reserve this time slot and can't cause all I get is a technical error screen. And you can't get anyone on the phone. Very frustrating.

  • 360 Chicago: Observation Deck Entry with a Drink at Bar 94

    7. 360 Chicago: Observation Deck Entry with a Drink at Bar 94

    Take your cocktail hour to a whole different level at Bar 94, 360 Chicago's own inviting bar located 1,000 feet over Chicago’s spectacular Magnificent Mile. Part observation deck, part cocktail and beer destination, Bar 94 combines breathtaking views and taste-tempting cocktail combinations. Featuring locally crafted beers from Revolution Brewing and locally inspired spirits from KOVAL Distillery, Bar 94 combines amazing 360-degree views with premium beer, wine, and spirits to give you a taste of Chicago you can’t find anywhere else. Your admission includes access to 360 Chicago, formerly The John Hancock Observatory, which combines superior lake views with close-ups of Chicago’s monumental landmarks. With views consistently rated as Chicago’s best, no other tower gets you closer to the heart of Chicago. Located on the Magnificent Mile and close to Navy Pier, 360 Chicago also provides...

    It was a great experience. The only suggestion I would say is to have a few more places to sit while drinking your cocktail. Otherwise, everything was fine.

  • Chicago History Museum Admission

    8. Chicago History Museum Admission

    Explore the history of Chicago and America through a collection of permanent and temporary exhibits drawn from approximately 22 million holdings. "Chicago: Crossroads of America" explores Chicago’s development and its influence on American history. Explore a treasure trove of historical artifacts, including a chunk of the original Fort Dearborn, a restored original L train car, a re-created jazz club, and the actual first locomotive to operate in Chicago. Use all five senses to discover Chicago’s history with the “Sensing Chicago” exhibit, riding a high-wheel bike, hearing the Great Chicago fire, and even enjoying a famous Chicago-style hot dog. Check out temporary exhibitions on everything from Chicago art to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Chicagoans, to the city's fashion history. Feel the intensity of the Great Chicago Fire and splendor of the World’s Columbi...

    Lived in Chicago my whole life and should've visited sooner!! Such a beautiful and wonderful museum! We're going back for sure. :)

  • LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago

    9. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago

    Discover the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago. Hop aboard a royal chariot to save the princess on an interactive journey during the Kingdom Quest adventure ride. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™: A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where families control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell. Explore MINILAND, a Chicago cityscape made entirely out of over 1.5 million LEGO Bricks. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit too. Trek into a LEGO Jungle Expedition and come face to face with incredible life-size LEGO jungle animals including ti...

    My kids had a great time at Legoland. We took my daughter, son and their friend for my son’s birthday and they loved it. The kids spent most of the time building creations and racing them down the huge ramp. Good times.

  • Chicago: Art Institute Tour Before Opening Hours with Guide

    10. Chicago: Art Institute Tour Before Opening Hours with Guide

    Experience a guided tour around some of the world’s greatest and most iconic art pieces at the Art Institute of Chicago. Avoid the crowds and lines, meeting your expert guide at the Institute before opening times and explore the expansive collection, learning more about both contemporary and classic pieces. Although the museum usually hosts 1.79 million people per year, you will be able to stroll among the pieces at leisure, getting up close and personal with works by famous and infamous artists like Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. The Art Institute of Chicago is home to the greatest collection of Impressionist artwork in the world. Your guide will provide expert information on the collection and the museum’s history and hidden gems.

    Martin was an excellent guide, with lots of interesting stories about the artists, the philanthropists,etc.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Alicia(tour guide) was the best!! She was super patient with my training and riding as a 1st Time Segway Rider. She was knowledgeable about Chicago's History. She was eager to assist me with photo needs, and she even captured some scenic photo opportunities for me, considering that she has a great eye for photography!! I definitely recommend the Segway Tour and if possible, ask for Alicia as your tour guide!! You won't be disappointed.❤

Great time! Enjoyed the Chicago sites! Enjoyed learning to use the Segway!!! Especially enjoyed seeing so much and a fair price. I enjoyed being so close to the magnificent mile millennium park the Bears stadium the beaches art museum so much more downtown and good restaurants. I almost forgot I enjoyed and the reason I went was to see Buckingham fountain it was really beautiful beautiful day beautiful time beautiful people

The first bus driver was great. Animated guided the tour. The second however was driving erratic. I would say using gas and brake at the same time as our heads were jerking around the seats. No guide, no announcement of why stops.

My kids had a great time at Legoland. We took my daughter, son and their friend for my son’s birthday and they loved it. The kids spent most of the time building creations and racing them down the huge ramp. Good times.

Caleb was a very cool, informative, & humorous guide, made the tour fun