Chicago Kids Attractions
The Windy City may not at first glance seem like a
destination that caters well to little ones. But families on
holiday in Chicago will find there are more than enough attractions
and activities to keep kids busy.
On clear days, enjoy the panoramic views over the
city from atop the iconic Willis Tower or the observatory atop 875
North Michigan Avenue. Enjoy a stroll through Lincoln Park or the
Chicago Botanic Gardens if the sun is out.
When it's really hot, head to the CoCo Key Water
Resort where children can splash around for hours in the massive
water park. The Navy Pier is a great place to walk along the docks
and enjoy the spectacular views from the Ferris wheel and funfair
rides. For larger scale amusement park fun, the renowned Six Flags
Great America is on hand.
In inclement weather, unfortunately common in
Chicago, parents should consider visiting one of the high-quality
indoor playgrounds in the city. There are also several wonderful
museums geared specifically towards children, like the Chicago
Children's Museum. With so many attractions on offer, children on
holiday in Chicago will be just as enchanted with this city as
Chicago Field MuseumChicago's wildly popular Field Museum of Natural History in Lake Shore Drive is home to 'Sue', the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. The dinosaur came to rest here after being unearthed in South Dakota when the museum bought her remains... see full details
Lincoln ParkLincoln Park, beginning at North Avenue and following the shore of Lake Michigan northwards, is Chicago's largest park. It contains many things to see and do, such as beaches, a botanical conservatory, a golf course, grassy meadows, formal gardens, and sports fields. Pride of... see full details
Six Flags Great AmericaTop of the list of attractions for families on holiday in Chicago is the Six Flags Great America. Featuring some of the country's most exciting theme park rides, such as the Dark Knight Coaster, the American Eagle, and the Condor, the Six Flags... see full details
Shedd AquariumOne of Chicago's best known attractions, the Shedd remains one of the world's largest indoor aquariums since its opening in 1930. The octagonal marble building houses more than 8,000 river, lake, and sea creatures. The main attraction is the Caribbean Coral Reef exhibit and... see full details
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumLocated on Lake Michigan, the Adler Planetarium is America's oldest planetarium and boasts a number of theatres. Inside its doors, visitors and locals alike have marvelled at the heavens since 1930. There are also numerous exhibits at the Adler, from design labs to ancient... see full details
Chicago Children's MuseumThe Chicago Children's Museum is a must for kids of all ages. Located on Navy Pier, the museum offers three storeys of interactive exhibits with plenty of hands-on fun. The main attraction at the museum is the three-storey tall replica of an 1850s Schooner,... see full details
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