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    Stop At: Chicago Helicopter Experience, 2420 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-5017

    Your helicopter departs and returns from Chicago's only private downtown heliport. Enjoy games, refreshments and relax before taking-off in our lounge

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Chicago Skyline, Chicago, IL 60601

    Fly above the Chicago skyline and capture the best views of all the city's famous landmarks, parks, stadiums, shoreline, and iconic skyscrapers

    Pass By: Lake Michigan, IL

    Soar along the shores of Lake Michigan, the second largest of the Great Lakes, and take in the panoramic views of Chicago’s lakefront

    Pass By: Soldier Field, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2902

    Capture photos of Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, from the most unique vantage point


    Pass By: Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2490

    See the Shedd Aquarium and its neoclassical marble building design

    Pass By: Grant Park, 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

    Grant Park, Chicago's front yard, capture the beautiful landscape from above

    Pass By: Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Chicago, IL 60605

    You’ll fly over Buckingham Fountain, one of the largest fountains in the entire world

    Pass By: Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606-7147

    See the iconic Willis Tower, still referred to as Sears Tower by locals, and the highest observation deck in North America

    Pass By: Chicago River, Chicago, IL

    Check out the Chicago River, running through the city center from Lake Michigan. These 156 miles of rivers and canals played an intrinsic role in Chicago’s development as an epicenter of industry and transportation

    Pass By: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419

    Circle Navy Pier, a 3,300 ft long pier on Lake Michigan. Throughout its time, the pier served as a dock for commercial traffic, a jail for draft dodgers, a Naval training base, a campus for the University of Illinois, and now home to 50 acres of shops, restaurants and family attractions.

    Pass By: Centennial Wheel, 600 E Grand Ave Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611-3419

    Soar above Centennial Wheel, which is already 200 feet above Navy Pier, and capture this iconic part of Chicago’s skyline

    Pass By: 360 Chicago Observation Deck, 875 N Michigan Avenue 94th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611-1803

    Cruise next to the John Hancock Center, Chicago’s 4th tallest building and home to 360 Chicago Observatory and it’s moving platform TILT

    Pass By: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-4757

    Soar above Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the oldest Zoos in North America


    Pass By: Millennium Park, 201 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601-6530

    Capture Millennium Park, a 24.5-acre rooftop garden in the Chicago Loop

    Pass By: The Magnificent Mile, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

    Soar above the vibrant “Mag Mile”, this six-lane two-way street is home to upscale shops, restaurants and posh hotels.

    Pass By: Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613-4566

    Catch a glimpse of Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, and the second oldest stadium in American baseball. On game days, Wrigley field is not covered on the route
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    2420 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Duration
    12m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All taxes and fees
    • Live commentary on board
    • Noise cancelling headsets
    • Free Parking
    • Access to 6,000 sq ft customer experience center, featuring a history exhibit and interactive games
    • Entry/Admission - Chicago Helicopter Experience
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
    • Photo in front of the helicopter (available for purchase)
    • Go-Pro video (available for purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
    • Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.
    • Subject to weather conditions: If canceled due to weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • All passengers over 18 years of age must have a valid photo ID. At least one passenger 18 years or older must be on the tour.
    • Recommended for ages 3 years and above.
    • Weight limit maximum of 250 lbs (113 kg) per passenger.
    • Seating assignments will be based on a weight and load balance for maximum safety. No seat may be reserved.
    • Helicopters are climate controlled.
    • Large bags, scarves, hats, and selfie sticks are not allowed in the helicopters. Free lockers are available for storage.
    • Free parking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    It was an amazing experience. If you want to create unforgettable moments with your beloved ones, must try.
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    Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
    Responded 25 Aug 2019
    We're so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for the kind words!
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    I would like to thank everyone @ CHE!! Today my husband and I took our 15 year old on his first helicopter ride (as a surprise). I have to say from the moment we walked in we felt welcome. Tony checked us in and was super friendly and helpful. Now I would like to specially thank
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    Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
    Responded 11 Aug 2019
    Thank you so much for the kind words Ella! We love Thomas, and you're right, he is experienced like all of our pilots :) We hope your son had a fantastic day with us!
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    I feel like I got my money’s worth and then some! Very friendly staff. Quick and easy. Free transport to and from the pick up location. Best helicopter tour in Chicago!
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    Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
    Responded 6 Aug 2019
    We're happy that you enjoyed your time with us, and thank you for the kind words! Chicago really is magnificent from the air. Thanks so much for spending your time with us!
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    I HIGHLY recommend a tour of Chicago in a helicopter! Chicago Helicopter Experience were extremely nice and accommodating. Due to some storms in the area, we had to reschedule the flight. It was a breeze and everything worked out perfectly. The pilot was very friendly and
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    Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
    Responded 6 Aug 2019
    Thank you so much for your review Joe. We're glad to have made your experience worthwhile! It looks like you ended up flying on a beautiful day, which is much more inviting than the stormy weather you missed. Thanks for visiting and come back anytime!
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    great views, bucket list checked. but the ride was too short. You fly just up and down the beach, NOT over the city!
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    Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
    Responded 1 Aug 2019
    Hi Barbara! We appreciate you giving us a shot, and thank you for your feedback - we take all feedback seriously. Our team will take your advice into consideration. We do offer 25 minute and 30 minute private tours which sound like they'd be more of what you are looking for. Either way, we appreciate you visiting us!
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