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Museums in Chicago

  • Developed from a free art school and gallery started in the 1860s, The Art Institute of Chicago now holds a permanent collection of more than
    Tickets from $35
  • The Field Museum , Chicago
    The Field Museum contains permanent exhibits that range from the earliest fossils to present cultures around the world. Attracting nearly 2 m
    Tickets from $32
  • Indulge your passion for the scientific world at Museum of Science and Industry, the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. The co
    Tickets from $20
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    At Chicago History Museum, learn all about the Windy City's history and its role as the scene of numerous nationally significant moments. Che
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    A landmark building and the nation’s first free municipal cultural center, Chicago Cultural Center hosts music, dance and theater performance
    Tours from $25
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    Where to stay in Chicago

    The Midwest's major center for business conventions, Chicago boasts many affordable places to stay, with most hotels located around the airport and the city's central business district. To discover the city from a comfortable base within walking distance of most tourist attractions, aim for one of the big chain hotels in the downtown area. If you're traveling on a limited budget and wish to get a deeper sense of Chicago's many diverse neighborhoods, consider staying away from the pricey city center and explore suburbs on a commuter train line for easy city access.
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