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Chicago History Museum, Chicago

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History Museum Museum
At Chicago History Museum, learn all about the Windy City's history and its role as the scene of numerous nationally significant moments. Check out exhibits like Facing Freedom, which focuses on key American conflicts over freedom from the 1850s to the 1970s. Then head into the Abraham Lincoln alcove to discover details of the 16th president’s election, leadership during the Civil War, and assassination. The Sensing Chicago exhibit invites children to use their senses to learn about the city’s past. Temporary exhibits feature artifacts covering everything from the city’s art to its social movements. The community gallery highlights each of the city’s distinct communities. The museum is easily accessible via a quick walk from the nearby public transportation. Plan to see Chicago History Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Chicago trip itinerary maker.
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  • We spent an afternoon here (group of 9, including 4 over 90) and saw most of the exhibits. While some of the exhibits were interactive, most of them are not, and while our group ranging from 25 to 92 ...  more »
  • Confession: I am a member here and for many good reasons. Ivisit several times a year with family and friends. This is a museum that has improved greatly in my lifetime as a Chicagoan. It has the usua...  more »
  • This museum doesn't have a lot of flash and high tech, but what it does have is a variety of thoughtful exhibits covering a wide range of topics that pertain to the city. It's a nice way to kill an ho...  more »
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  • A nice museum, pretty well done. Interesting, entertaining, more or less thorough. But: about half of its contents are geared towards children. Nothing wrong with that, but one should know this. Lots of attention for some of the more awkward parts of history of the US and Chicago. I loved the photo exhibition. Pretty expensive.
  • Great place... love it. Look into discount days... believe Tuesdays free for chicago residents after 12pm. Great place to go and please watch the free movie. EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING. ALSO HAS A DISCOUNTED PARKING LOT. ASK BEFORE U GO.
  • Such a great surprise how wonderful this museum is overall. Some great pieces to look at and very informative. We got caught during a bunch of field trips but still enjoyed our visit. One recommendation would be to expand the sports area. Or at least get the world champ Cubs in the asap.
  • Easy to miss since it is off the beaten path. However, a must for any Chicago afficianado. It traces history unique to the region through a number of permanent and rotating exhibits. Look for the free days on their website.
  • I am surprised many people actually enjoyed their time here. Maybe that's why I expected much about this place. It's really not that comprehensive and all "history" is just in pieces like they are trying to put everything from a 3-hour Long movie in a 30-sec trailer. Anyways I just think it isn't really worth $16 per adult.