Best Places To See in Chicago, IL

Handpicked Top 3 Chicago Places To See. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637

Since 1933

Exhibits, Events, Tours and Experiences, Brick By Brick, Coal Mine, National Parks Adventure, U-505 On-Board Tour, Future Energy Chicago, Great White Shark & Education Programs

One of the largest science museums in the world-is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits

Mon - Sun : 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

This was one of the coolest museums I have ever been to! Nearly all of the exhibits are interactive which makes the experience more interesting. You could swing in and look around for 45 minutes, or you could spend 3 hours here and enjoy yourself. It is easily accessible and in a great part of town. I would highly recommend visiting.
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2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Since 1868

Zoos and Aquariums, Outdoor Activities, Nature and Parks, Exhibits, Daily Activities, Cafe, Education Programs, Food Service, Retail Shops, Parking & Fund-Raising Activities

Open 365 days a year and admission is always free

Mon - Sun : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Love this zoo! It is an amazing zoo for being free. I have gone to some free zoo's in California and they are always kind of lame and I'm able to go through them in about half an hour. That was not the case with this zoo so I was super impressed. We got to see monkeys, lions, heard the lions roaring and then checked out their indoor reptile exhibits. You can spend hours here so it's definitely something to check out. The conservatory is not far either and there's adorable trails close to M
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1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

Since 1893

Natural History, Evolving Planet, Stuffed Animals, Special Exhibits, Beautiful Building, Citizen Science, Research and Collections, Conservation, Museum Archives, Labs & Tools

Their contributions, together with donations of exposition stock, totaled nearly one-half million dollars by the end of the following year

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

I have been to the Field Museum many times but last week was my kids' first visit. We visited the terracotta army exhibit and it was fascinating. The regular exhibits are amazing as well. Walk through an Egyptian tomb, see dozens of mummies, and experience the evolutionary history of Earth. Get a picture with Sue the most complete T-Rex skeleton ever uncovered and a scale model of Lucy the Australopithecus. Educational and fascinating - great for the whole family.
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