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The Field Museum

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live...

One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.

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Great museum

Great museum, very educational, should be very good for families with children. We liked the stones and meteorite exhibitions. If you really want to enjoy it, don't rush and... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Great museum, very educational, should be very good for families with children. We liked the stones and meteorite exhibitions. If you really want to enjoy it, don't rush and allow full day for a visit. Special exhibitions require additional ticket, so it can become pricey. If you planning to visit number of attractions, consider city pass or explorer pass.

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Walnut
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

we were able to see the Terracotta warriors from china. What a treat to see these items from so very long ago. What a great experience. If you get the chance indulge. Guaranteed to get your mind thinking.

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Corona, California, United States
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This museum has a beautiful great room, with American elephants and Sue, the T Rex. So many children here enjoying the museum.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This is one of the biggest museums I have been to. You will need almost a full day if you want to see, read and do everything the museum has to offer. I recommend getting a cityPASS to save you money and get some nice options to see the rest of Chicago. They do have some extra exhibits that are... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I've been to this museum several times over the years, most recently last weekend. It's such a huge museum with so much to see. We didn't even have time to visit every gallery but we did see a lot. There is a basic admission and then you can also pay for entry into special exhibits. They do reciprocate for basic... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This review is based on the look and excitement on my son's face when we entered. With him being a huge dinosaur fan to see him run at the Suh in the main lobby was priceless. We went there for his graduation. Me personally I am not a huge fan of museums but I can tell you that it was... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We must not be "museum" people because we were in and out of this place in less than an hour. The fossil section was interesting but as a whole, not too entertaining.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We arrived at the museum in the middle of the afternoon so we only had a few hours to see the exhibits. There are several level of admission with special exhibits and presentations costing extra. We chose the basic admission, but it was still quite expensive. There are a lot of interesting displays and exhibits. They are pretty spread out,... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit while the Terra-cotta Warrior exhibit was there and it was great! It's definitely on my bucket list to see them in China, but it was at least nice to get a feel for what they look like and the history of why they were erected! Seeing 'Lucy' up close and personal was also great... More 

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

The Field Museum is amazing! You can actually spend the whole day there and not see everything. The staff and volunteers are very guest oriented and are very helpful.

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This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you happen to visit during football season, you may bump into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park is one of Chicago’s premier locations for green space and recreation with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Take a stroll down memory lane in the historic Prairie District where you can enjoy views of old historic homes. Restaurants, theaters, and clubs are spread throughout the neighborhood along with a collection of burger joints along Michigan Avenue just across from the park.
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