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Best things to do with kids in Chicago Illinois

Chicago (pronounced shi-cah-go, or shi-caw-go) is the largest city in the state of Illinois, the largest in the Midwest and, with a population of nearly 2.9 million people, is the third largest in the United States. The City of Chicago is almost entirely located in Cook County, Illinois, with a small portion in DuPage County, while the metropolitan area extends over several counties.

Lincoln Park Zoo...
Lincoln Park is the oldest zoo in the U.S. and is also one of the nation's last admission free zoos. Besides these facts, the zoo is only major Chicago cultural institution that does not charge admission...

Navy Pier...
Chicago Navy Pier is one of the city’s foremost attractions. The Windy City’s premier lakefront establishment is a playground for all ages of visitors. Enjoy a phenomenal 50 acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, events, and first-class attractions; the pier is fun for the entire family...

Shedd Aquarium...
Shedd Aquarium is a great way for visitors of all ages to get a peek under the deep blue to meet aquatic creatures from all over the world. Don’t miss the fascinating look at a world humans very rarely get to see...

Adler Planetarium...
Adler Planetarium encourages visitors of all ages to spend a day with their head in the clouds! This fabulous Chicago institution brings the very heavens to your fingertips as you are whisked into another world far, far away.

American Girl Chicago...
American Girl Place brings to world of the popular American Girl dolls to the fabulous “Miracle Mile.” Far more than just a store, this fantastic shopping experience is a unique experience perfect for young ladies and their families to spend a day celebrating imagination, courage, and friendship!

Wrigley Field...
Wrigley Field serves as home to the Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs, although it is more than just a baseball field. Many baseball purists rank the athletic field with Baltimore’s Camden Yard and the “House that Ruth Built,” Yankee Stadium.

Hancock Observatory...
Hancock Observatory offers a phenomenal bird’s eye view of the Windy City at the heart of famous Michigan Avenue. Get the chance to go where only birds dare at the tip top of the John Hancock Center. Soar 1,000 above the world famous “Magnificent Mile” and watch the people scurry about like ants.

Apollo Theater...
Apollo Theater has quickly become one of the city’s most prestigious theaters since its founding in 1978. The awe-inspiring design of the building is your first indication a show at this theater is unlike any other!

Funway Center...
Funway Entertainment Center is packed with family friendly activities and entertainment! The perfect way to spend a day that is sure to please every member of the family, regardless of age, this entertainment center is certainly a hit.

Chicago Ghost Investigations...
Teens are big fans of the new paranormal TV shows cropping up all over the television these days and you and your teen can investigate some of Chicago’s most haunted locales with Chicago Ghost Investigations...

Santa's Village...
Chicago Santa’s Village make any time of year Christmas time! The North Pole comes to Chicago, bringing St. Nick, Mrs. Claus, all their reindeer, and a troupe of elves to the Windy City.

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre...
The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre proves to be fun for adults and teens alike. From plays of the Bard to playing at the pier, the whole family is sure to enjoy this fun-filled part of a Chicago vacation.

Six Flags Great America Chicago...
Six Flags Great America is one of most popular amusement parks in the country. The entire family can enjoy the great rides, games, shows, and attractions at this Chicago area amusement park.

Chicago WaterWorks...
Waterworks Visitor Center is the perfect place for visitors to learn about the Windy City! This great information center is packed full of first rate resources about area attractions, events, hotels, and restaurants.

Trolley Company...
Chicago Trolley Company provides visitors to the Windy City with first-class transportation with ease and simplicity. This fabulous service allows visitors on the go to zip around the city with their unique hop-on and hop-off system. Need to go somewhere in a hurry...

Union Station Chicago...
Union Station is a city landmark that has been re-invented to be much more than a simple train station. Today, this railway terminal still serves as only passenger station in Chicago, but now has a double-life as a fantastic destination housing hip shops and stellar restaurants...

Prairie Avenue...
Prairie Avenue Historic District allows visitors of all ages to experience life in Chicago during a simpler time. This opulent district served as home to some of Chicago’s most elite residents, including shopping magnet Marshall Field and the famous Phillip Armour, patriarch of one of the country’s foremost meat companies...

University of Chicago...
University of Chicago is in the heart of the Windy City. This Chicago essential is must more than an institute of higher education—it is a hotbed of fun activities for the entire family. Usually universities are not automatically associated with events suitable for the family, but this one is an entirely different university...

Buckingham Memorial Fountain...
Buckingham Memorial Fountain is one of Chicago‘s most popular attractions. The fountain, one of the largest in the world, the world, is located in Grant Park and was dedicated to the people of Chicago in 1927

Other great family attractions in Chicago include:

Chicago Art Institute
ESPN Zone on Navy Pier
Chicago Botanic Garden
Safari Land
Lambs Farm
Goodman Theater
Chicago Chinatown
Soldier Field
Puppet Parlor Chicago
Enchanted Castle Chicago
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