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The Field Museum

1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 (Lincoln Park)
312 922 9410
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As featured in 3 days in Chicago
Ranked #29 of 362 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums, Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very dated. If time is limited, suggest visits to Chicago Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, Science Museum, and Skydeck. Much more interesting as well!

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Modesto, CA
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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It would be easy to spend several days here. We loved movie about Sue the T Rex. It is much more than a natural history museum.

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Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to the Field Museum. We spent two hours at the museum as part of an organized tour to Chicago, but could have easily spent at least half of the day at the museum. We arrived around 9:30 on Saturday morning. Much of the parking near the museum was already full at that time, but we... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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195 reviews 195 reviews
103 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The Field Museum of Natural History doesn't date to time of Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex but it does date to 1893 and the World's Columbian Exposition. In order to house the exhibits and collections assembled for the World's Fair for future generations, merchant Marshall Field was persuaded to fund the establishment of a museum for the purpose of the "accumulation... More

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Franklin, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Well worth the admission price! We went specifically to see the Tsavo lions. We spent 4 hours at the museum but could have easily stayed longer! The food at the cafeteria was great!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It was our first visit here and we were not disappointed. As one of the top four natural history museums in the world it definitely lived up to that status. If you're someone who really wants to learn and enjoys taking your time through the exhibits, leave yourself a full day or more. My wife and I spent 8 hours... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

From the moment you walk in and see the T-Rex, you know it'll be good! We spent a full afternoon there and could've spent a lot longer - there was so much to see, including some special exhibitions about the Chicago Worlds Fair, the Ice Age and animal Biomechanics. You pay a little extra for these but it's worth it.... More

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San Diego, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Kids love this place. I always did, too, when I was growing up in Chicago. Maybe that's part of its charm. Lots to see, like Sue the dinosaur, and the 3D movies, and the FABULOUS Egyptian exhibit, but there's also something to be said about the history of the Field Museum to always be the best and a leader in... More

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Maybe I should have research he'd it more before taking my 5 & 6 year old girls. They didn't really enjoying looking at all the stuffed animals. Some were really neat to learn about but wish it would have been more interacting for the kids. We maybe spent an hour there & that was possibly too long.

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Western Springs, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Field is a wonderful museum that every native and visitor should see. We went for the special exhibit on the Chicago Worlds Fair and it was ok - not our favorite of that type of historical exhibit as it was just focused on the natural history items displayed at the Worlds Fair (not lots of general artifacts from the... More

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