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Kids on the Fly, Chicago Children's Museum at O'Hare

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Address: 5200 North Bessie Coleman Dr, Chicago, IL 60666
Phone Number: 312 527 1000
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This attraction is at O'Hare Intl Airport

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Life saver for a layover

Great place to let the kids play while you wait. Only drawback is that no food or drink is allowed inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This play area was truly a lifesaver during our two-hour layover at O'Hare. We had just enough time for us to find the place, let our two-year-old play for about an hour, and get to our next departure gate. We were able to keep her happy the whole time while we were waiting at the airport and she got enough... More 

1 Thank cocoharley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Let me paint a picture for you. I haven't set foot in this airport in roughly 16 years. I'm currently 18. I don't remember much of being 2, but for some strange reason, I remember this like it was yesterday. I don't know why I care so much, but I just do. Take it from a kid's perspective, this is... More 

1 Thank Hunter B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Great place to let the kids play while you wait. Only drawback is that no food or drink is allowed inside.

1 Thank Mirandalz
Waynesboro, VA
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109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This was okay if you have the extra time its something to help you do with your kids that have a long layover. This place is big so make sure you have time to go and return to your gate.

3 Thank Motadean
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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579 reviews
369 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Lots of fun airport related hands on exhibits good for younger tots. Fly a plane, gas it up, go to the tower or just relax on the painted benches. Be warned- no food or drink. Plenty of adult seating

2 Thank Barbara A
Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

The kids had a ball and I could relax knowing the were safe at play. I'm sure travelers on our flights benefited from my kids having the opportunity to wear themselves out at this playground. Great fun

2 Thank AM1541
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We love the idae that the kids can play with things that make the flight more comprehensible for them The airplane game is great, it's big and many kids can play together and play "flying" games Great idea for kids and great idea for parents who need a place to let their kids play in while at the airport.

Thank naama-limay
New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2009

Just inside security at Terminal 2 and next to gate F1, the children's interactive museum, "Kids on the Fly," is really a well designed playground for kids 12 years old and under. My 9 year old grand daughter and I had a long lay-over at O'Hare (surprise?) on Sunday after Christmas. We spent an hour or so letting her run,... More 

8 Thank bnuckols
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2007

The museum is located on the other side of the security check. You can't get to it unless you have a boarding pass to a flight that day. Totally wasted trip to O'Hare and very disappointed granddaughter!

9 Thank dlinnk

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