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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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The Vikings exhibit was ok, but all the taxidermy animals and birds were fantastic. I kept getting lost. Food good in cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Vikings exhibit was ok, but all the taxidermy animals and birds were fantastic. I kept getting lost. Food good in cafe.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the museum visit as there's lots to see but was disappointed in the Viking Exhibit which was the main reason for my visit. While the exhibit seemed through it lacked the "wow" factor. Most items were just copies of real artifacts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

it takes the better part of the day but we walked it and spent a lot of time. the bistro has a good lunch so you don't have to leave. the Vikings exhibit they are running now is great. we recommend the pacific exhibit.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What a treat the Field Museum is. I went there with my 4 year od son and we were both delighted by our visit. The dinosaurs were an obvious hit, but we enjoyed the Native American and Alaskan section and the African wing too. I even loved the building itself. It had an old-time museum feeling to it. Very cool!... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I had about four hours to kill during a recent business trip to Chicago, so I decided to check out the museum. I was extremely interested in seeing the Viking special exhibit, so I started there first. I spent nearly half my time there, since there were so many amazing pieces to see. I also stopped to see Sue the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This museum is superb. I find it difficult to imagine that there is a better one in the world. It's certainly the best one I've ever visited. Bear in mind that you need at least 5 hours. We didn't leave enough time. We'd been there 4.5 hours and the museum was closing otherwise we could've spent a lot more time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came with a Girl Scout troop- it took us about 3 hours to see everything they wanted to see. The dinosaurs & Egyptian exhibit here a hit- they didn't care much about the birds or the Indian exhibit. We just did general admission, so we skipped the Voudou & Vikings exhibits. Lunch at the hotdog cart outside was good too!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Visited this in Feb 15'. They were having a VooDoo exhibit and had Sally the T-Rex there! This museum is huge, and has several different areas to explore. I would definitely recommend a stop here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Field is a magnificent place, easy to spend hours, if not days. If you're planning a visit, get strategic. Find out what's showing before you go by visiting their website. Choose the highlights first: Go straight to the things you most want to see, and spend all the time you need to fully absorb the exhibit. Then go to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ticket agent bullied us into buying more expensive package then wanted. Said we could see lots more & all the shows. The special exhibits were nothing we were interested in: voodoo, vikings. So we rushed to get to the second movie to be told we only got to see one of the four. Very upset that we spent the extra... 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.