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The Field Museum

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
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
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One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live...

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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Nice museum

Our favorite part of this visit was the Terracotta Warrior Exhibit. We watched the 3D film about the warriors before touring the exhibit. The film was okay, the exhibit was great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Angelo, Texas
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Leon, Mexico
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was amusing been there but it was all, exhibitions are kind of dull and boring, the place is enormous and is really easy to get lost or lose something interesting

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San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our favorite part of this visit was the Terracotta Warrior Exhibit. We watched the 3D film about the warriors before touring the exhibit. The film was okay, the exhibit was great. There are many wonderful exhibits in this museum.

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Wichita, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent 4 hours at the Field Museum on a cold/rainy Chicago day. Our favorite exhibits were the Terracotta Warriors and the animals.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here you can find arts, chinese culture, the most famous T Rex, Egyptian tombs, all animals, stpry of life and earth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved the museum! The only problem is, it's so large and there are so many exhibits, you just can't fit it into one day. If I lived there, I would visit the museum often.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

AWESOME Special Exhibit! Try to make a trip to see these truly unbelievable soldiers from China that were discovered in 1974. This museum is the only one in North America that will have this display. We also viewed the 3D movie about the discovery of these priceless artifacts. There are so many wonderful exhibits at this museum!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Natural History Museum, 3 floors of exhibits and lots to see. Had the Chinese Terra Cotta Warriors on display when we went.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Chinese people have allowed the world to peek behind the curtain of history to see a little of what life was like during the dawn of modern China. The Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit is fascinating. The first Emporer of China ordered many thousands of laborers to construct a burial site suitable to his position during life. The project took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So cool inside . Walk in main hall and it's amazing!!!! Just a snip of what the whole museum offers. Good day activity. Like the taxidermy animals the masks tribal stuff . All very interesting well curated collection.

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Liverpool, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent museum- large and uncrowded- great for families and strollers. Sue the Dinosaur is a marvel to behold.

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Staying in South Loop

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South Loop
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.