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Taylor B wrote a review Oct 2020
Chicago, Illinois6,569 contributions5,324 helpful votes
My wife and I love the Chicago History Museum and, as members and neighbors, we make frequent visits to see new exhibits. But its contribution to Chicago sports pales in comparison to the Chicago Sports Museum. Located at 835 North Michigan Avenue, on the seventh level of Water Tower Place, next to Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch Restaurant and Sports Bar, it offers 23,000 square feet of space to hi-tech interactive skill challenges, sports memorabilia and game-used artifacts. Explore the legends and lore of Chicago sports. Opened in 2014 by Harry Caray's Restaurant Group, it features a collection of 2016 World Series memorabilia, including David Ross' Game 7 catcher's gear, Kris Bryant's cleats and Addison Russell's Game 6 grand slam ball. Engage in a home run-hitting contest with Frank Thomas, learn to throw a curve ball with Steve Stone, examine the CT scan of Sammy Sosa's corked bat and study the constitution of a baseball to see how it has evolved over the last 100 years. Elsewhere, score goals like Patrick Kane, shoot free throws and compare your wingspan with Scottie Pippen, test your vertical leap against Michael Jordan, sit in the driver's seat of an Indy race race at Chicago Speedway, try on a replica of William "Refrigerator" Perry's Super Bowl ring, the largest ever crafted, and test your grip strength to Kyle Long. The museum is open from noon to 7 Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 on Sunday.…
Date of experience: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Harry C, Owner at Chicago Sports Museum
Responded Oct 26, 2020
Holy Cow Taylor! Thank you for your fantastic review! We are so happy you visited us and enjoyed your experience with us!
Troy C wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions7 helpful votes
I think this was over priced for what you get. Several of the interactive displays were not working. Others were so slow to respond that it was frustrated. You bought your ticket at the restaurant and no employee was in the museum while I was there, which probably contributed to the neglected displays. I took me less than an hour to see everything. There were a few other visitors when I was there. Kids seemed to be enjoying themselves on the few interactive games that worked, but the other adults looked as bored as I was.…
Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
gemmap81 wrote a review Jan 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom126 contributions82 helpful votes
For $10 it’s great for a hour or 2 visit. All the big Chicago teams represented in the museum. Full of memorabilia and stories of famous players/games etc. Also very interactive, great fun for adults and kids.
Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Harry C, Manager at Chicago Sports Museum
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Chicago Sports Museum. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
mojoman79 wrote a review Oct 2019
Strathmore, Canada54 contributions43 helpful votes
For $10 it’s OK. I love sports and the historic pieces and Chicago has no shortage. There was NO ONE in there, including staff. The interactive games were, good but some not super responsive.
Date of experience: October 2019
Kevin A wrote a review Sep 2019
Park City, Illinois893 contributions56 helpful votes
That is the first time that I have been there and It was very interesting and I really enjoyed it. They should all the Chicago Sports Teams and they have some interactive displays on hand and it's worth seeing.
Date of experience: August 2019