Lake Shore's Museums Walking Tour, Chicago

Lake Shore's Museums Walking Tour, Chicago
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You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Chicago Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Chicago Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Chicago is the thirds largest city in the United States, it is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, and it offers numerous vibrant tourist attractions. This city features some world-famous museums and galleries. Take this walking tour to explore the best museums in the Lake Shore neighborhood.

Lake Shore's Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Lake Shore's Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Chicago (See other walking tours in Chicago)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Author: doris
Adler Planetarium

1) Adler Planetarium (must see)

The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago, Illinois was the first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere and is the oldest in existence today. The Adler was founded and built in 1930 by the philanthropist Max Adler, with the assistance of the first director of the planetarium, Philip Fox.Located on Northerly Island, it is a part of Chicago's Museum Campus along with the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. For its design, architect Ernest A. Grunsfeld,...   view more
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Shedd Aquarium

2) Shedd Aquarium (must see)

The John G. Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois that opened on May 30, 1930. The aquarium contains over 25,000 fish, and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 US gallons (19,000,000 liters) of water. The Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. The aquarium receives annually 2 million visitors, which makes it the most visited aquarium in the United States. It contains 1500 species...   view more
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Field Museum

3) Field Museum (must see)

The Field Museum of Natural History is located in Chicago, Illinois. It sits on Lake Shore Drive next to Lake Michigan, part of a scenic complex known as the Museum Campus Chicago. The museum collections contain over 21 million specimens, of which only a small portion are ever on display. There are many permanent exhibits located at the Field Museum for the public to enjoy. Many animal specimens are on display in exhibits like Nature Walk, Mammals of Asia, Mammals of Africa, and several others....   view more
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Art Institute of Chicago

4) Art Institute of Chicago (must see)

The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is an encyclopedic fine art museum located in Chicago, Illinois's Grant Park. The Art Institute has one of the world's most notable collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. Its diverse holdings also include significant Old Master works, American art, European and American decorative arts, Asian art and modern and contemporary art. It is located at 111 South Michigan Avenue in the Chicago Landmark Historic...   view more
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Chicago Athenaeum

5) Chicago Athenaeum

The Chicago Athenaeum opened in 1988. It is an International Museum of Architecture and Design. The museum features an exquisite collection of amazing pieces of art from areas such as architecture, industrial and product design, graphics, and urban planning.

Editor's note: The Athenaeum is temporarily...   view more
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ABA Museum of Law

6) ABA Museum of Law

The ABA Museum of Law, opened in November 1996 in Chicago, Illinois by the American Bar Association, is the only national museum that focuses on the role of law and the legal profession in America and throughout the world. Its goal is to engage the public in the legal system and make it relevant in their lives. In an effort to increase understanding of lawyers and the work they do, the museum highlights lawyers who were well-known for other work as well as well-known...   view more
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Museum of Contemporary Art

7) Museum of Contemporary Art (must see)

The Museum of Contemporary Art, often abbreviated to MCA, is a contemporary art museum near Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The museum, which was established in 1967, is one of the world's largest contemporary art venues. The museum's collection is composed of thousands of objects of Post-World War II visual art. It has hosted several notable debut exhibitions including Frida Kahlo's first U.S. exhibition and Jeff Koons' first...   view more
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