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Chicago History Museum

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From Chicago's sports to politics, the Union Stockyards to the Great Chicago Fire - there's so much to explore at the Chicago History Museum. Dive right in with the Museum's exhibitions and programs or get out and explore the city through guided...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-6038
Lincoln Park
+1 312-642-4600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for something to do on a cold, rainy day and took a chance on the museum. It was well worth the time and money. There was so much to see and learn about Chicago. We enjoyed all the exhibits, sitting on an...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was so surprised at all the amazing displays at this museum. It is a great way to spend a couple of hours in Chicago.

Thank Christine V
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were some cool items and unexpected exhibits here, but a lot of the interactive pieces were broken/not functioning the day I went. There was one movie on Chicago you could watch while I was there and a few exhibit halls both upstairs and downstairs....More

Thank Ali V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a trip to see and hear how Chicago developed and links into some modern history. Nice cafe bar available

Thank wooleynuts969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We biked along the Lakefront Trail from the Navy Pier to here (approximately 1/2 hour). We got a couple of tickets via Groupon. We took a tour which cover a special exhibit called Amplified which highlighted how the blues made its way to Chicago and...More

Thank RenYVR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice teaser into the history of Chicago. 19$ admission is a bit expensive for the rather small exhibition. However, much of the shown parts are interessting, but lack depth. You can see everything within an hour. Much of the shown elements are rather superficial and...More

Thank 641sebastiane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. There is so much to see and it’s a great way to learn about the incredible and varied history of this town. Great way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 13 October 2018

What a hidden gem! The exhibits on the second floor tell the complete story of the Windy City. So much history that we had never heard before; excellent descriptions & new facts about those that we had. We took a tour with the docent which...More

Thank luvtarheelstate
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Went to the Chicago History and enjoyed the day. I was hoping to see more regarding the Colombian Exposition t

Thank Global765617
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We liked this museum a lot, is a very small one but with lots of interesting things to see regarding the history and personality of Chicago

Thank Manuel G
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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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kathryn w
12 October 2018|
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Response from Gina W | Reviewed this property |
Adults are 14.00, kids are less.
Jeffrey G
2 August 2018|
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Response from Emily O | Property representative |
Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive. Cost: $9 with Museum validation. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted... More
10 July 2015|
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Response from bhashyam | Reviewed this property |
I stay with my son .There are affordable hotels-lincoln hotel,hilton home woods apartments,The James hotel is quite near.