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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over...
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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Excellent Museum!

This massive Museum is worth every dime. So many impressive collections to observe and so many levels to enjoy. Great presentations and so very clean. I'm glad we visited.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Southgate, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This massive Museum is worth every dime. So many impressive collections to observe and so many levels to enjoy. Great presentations and so very clean. I'm glad we visited.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is huge! The building it gorgeous. From the late 1800s. The animal exhibit takes about an hour to walk trough. The special displays cost extra. Kind of the only thing that stinks.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is an absolute MUST DO while in Chicago! Plan on spending many hours there, and you still won't see it all! Fabulous for ALL ages!!

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My family visits usually twice a year. It's exhibits are fascinating, well-maintained and world-class. This museum compares favorably to any of the world's natural history museums.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A must see in Chicago. This museum can be accomplished in half a day and also has one of the better gift shops in town.

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Really loved the way they arranged the exhibits by periods of mass extinction, really gives you a feel of how dynamic our planet is and our place in it. Was great meeting Lucy :D The taxidermy animals were also arranged very interestingly. We ended up coming again the next day to see more of this fantastic museum, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Spent an enjoyable and informative day at the museum. Saw two of the 3D movies, Galapagos and Titans of the Ice Age. Both were fascinating and the visual effects interesting. The highlights were the special exhibits on the Vikings, Underground Adventure and the Mammoths. The dinosaur exhibit is very large with many different types of dinosaurs. Also enjoyed the What... More 

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Buffalo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Every time we are in Chicago and we have free time we have to make a trip to the Field Museum. It has so much to absorb and since we are only there every couple years it all seems new each time. Its a great place for kids and when the weather is bad and you need some hours doing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

OK it depends on what your looking for , nice building check, seeing sue the Dinosaur check, Egyptian exhibit good check, aged exhibits a big yes,this museum is a mix of old and new unfortunately the old out numbers the new, for the price I was expecting more new than old, if your a taxidermist you will love it, kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is very nice and has a lot of exhibits, but I would say it's more for older kids. Mine are 4 and 8 years old and they just didn't enjoy most of the museum except for the taxidermy animals and the dinosaurs. I would have much rathered spend a 2nd day at the Museum of Science and Industry... More 

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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.