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Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago

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  • We took a chance on this spot and were we glad that we did. We happened to enter with a group of students so we tagged along on their tour, led by Steve, the curator. Our tour lasted about 80 minutes ...  more »
  • I loved the TV in the 90s exhibit and the Radio Hall of Fame and I very glad I went, but if you don't have have an affinity for those things, or are from Chicago, this museum may not be very interesti...  more »
  • While the museum does have several exhibits that those of us that grew up in the area are quite nostalgic about, the expense of visiting must be considered. It cost $12 for each of us and parking in t...  more »
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  • Wasn't really my thing. Lots of ready about on air personalities with a few exhibits and old equipment.
  • If you want nostalgia involving tv shows, this is the place to go. There is a wall full of pictures of actors back in their heyday. It was fun to go through and pick out people. Very large facility with a large lecture hall/banquet room for meetings or special occasions.
  • Perfect of you grew up in Chicago. The exhibits that really pulled my heart strings were the Garfield Goose, Bozo the Clown, and Svengoolie exhibits. I especially loved the old radios on display- the craftmanship is outstanding on those old things. I did the scavenger hunt, which made it a bit easier to learn things.
  • A walk down memory lane... the fact that we remembered so much of this speaks to our age but I think younger people would also like to see all of this interesting background on mediums they now take for granted. Worth the price of admission and it's conveniently located.
  • This is a great place to vist when downtown Chicago it has a great deal of radio and tv history

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