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The Field Museum

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496
Phone Number: 312 922 9410
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's...

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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Much more than a Natural History Museum

This Museum is, of course, brilliant in Natural History, as one would expect. So many things to see, that one feels almost lost in a labyrinth of Darwin's Evolution... Every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Museum is, of course, brilliant in Natural History, as one would expect. So many things to see, that one feels almost lost in a labyrinth of Darwin's Evolution... Every creature that ever lived is present and on display there! But there is more: Ancient Egypt, a whole tomb, a whole vessel, many mummies, genuine hieroglyphics carved on ancient walls...!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm from Texas we don't have museums like this place in Dallas. Every time I come to Chicago it's a must to stop here always something different to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Myself and my partner went to the field museum with the intention of spending a hour and a half or so looking around. We were not expecting a great deal from this but we got there and were pleasantly surprised. We were there for nearly 4 hours and saw about half of the museum. The only reason we left was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

must see place with kids. we can witness real mummies, trex, and from jewellery to lost animals. interested in history can visit this place

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there with my family in a rainy day. I've been in different natural history museums (London, Ney york,..) and this is possibly the worse. It is a little bit outdated despite they had some new expositions when I visited it (Greece, Egypt) and a full new part (underground adventure. Nice dinosaurs collection. The 3D film we watched was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second visit. Not too crowded for thanksgiving day. Get there early when they open to avoid crowds. You will learn a lot!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For years colleagues within the arts, culture, and heritage sector raved about the Field Museum, so I expected it to be a highlight of my trip to Chicago. While the exhibits were interesting, I found that none really blew me away, and that was after paying for an all-access pass. Customer service experiences were disappointing throughout, with the exception of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visit Chicago at least once a year and try to go downtown as often as time will allow. This museum is a must for families or anyone interested in, well, just about anything to do with natural history! The dinosaurs are great, the gems, prehistoric through modern animals, insects, early man, I could go on and on. It's a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very nice museum and a great place to visit with the family. There is a great variety of displays to see and the entire family will find items of interest. We paid extra to see the visiting display and it was well worth the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Chicago specifically to see Sue the T Rex at the museum. This T Rex was found in u.s. And is 90% complete. It is one of the latest museums in the world. Well worth seeing

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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.