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The Field Museum

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South Loop
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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
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+1 312-922-9410
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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My wife, who has been to Chicago before insisted I take our daughter to The Field Museum. Now I know why. The exhibit of "Sue" the T Rex skeleton was incredible. It was reported... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My wife, who has been to Chicago before insisted I take our daughter to The Field Museum. Now I know why. The exhibit of "Sue" the T Rex skeleton was incredible. It was reported to be the most complete skeleton of a T Rex in the world. While there we saw a 3D movie on the same subject. Additionally, exhibits... More 

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

I have beautiful memories of my childhood when visited her with the school. I still come and bring my children. Beautiful and interesting museum.

Thank Edith P
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Stopped in for my first time to see the terracotta warriors - fascinating! Really enjoyed the narwhals too

Thank Gary W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Loved the dinosaur bones, but the special attraction was the wonderful exhibit about the terra cotta soldiers. The exhibit is large, well laid out with several real soldiers and replications of many others. Be sure and take in the short film explaining the significance of this emperor in China.

Thank Rosemarie56
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The best part of this museum is the dinosaurs and the mummies, in my opinion. It can be tedious to see the whole thing in one stop for kids.

Thank Swagmania
South Bend, Indiana
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I've been here, a very nice place to go on a rainy day, well worth the trip, highly recommend for everyone to go see.

Thank 50SMP50
Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

No chance to really check out the exhibits at the time. Although I already had the opportunity to see the terra cotta warriors in the past. Would love to visit it again in the future to spend the entire day just to immerse myself in the exhibits

Thank mimabama
Columbia, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Got there as it opened and so nice and empty. Spent 6 hours and still didn't see it all! Liked one day Discovery pass to see one special exhibit and regular museum. Also went outside to eat lunch and just walked back in with our tickets, don't stand in line again! Will be back

Thank Erin E
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth the cost. Spend half a day to do it justice. Recommend the city pass. Recommend using Uber for transportation

Thank TerriPoehlein
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful natural history museum, better than Smithsonian Natural History Museum of America. As an elementary teacher I enjoyed seeing Sue and the Terracotta Warriors exhibit, as we read about these exhibits in our textbook. Great bird exhibit.Plan on spending a full day there.

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