Field Museum, Chicago

Field Museum, Chicago (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 23 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. Through these exhibits, visitors can get an up-close look at the diverse habitats that animals inhabit. The Grainger Hall of Gems features a large collection of diamonds and gems from around the world and also includes a Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass window. The Underground Adventure gives visitors a bugs-eye look at the world beneath their feet. Inside Ancient Egypt offers a glimpse into what life was like for ancient Egyptians.

Why You Should Visit:
This museum targets all audiences: kids, adults, scientists, historians. There is lots to learn here in all domains.
Famous for its dinosaurs section (more than 80% of skeleton reconstructions are actually real) and the Egyptian tomb reconstruction.

Tip:
On a good day, grab lunch take it outside for a view of the skyline and the lake.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Chicago, Illinois within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Sight Name: Field Museum
Sight Location: Chicago, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Lake Shore's Museums Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Chicago, Illinois

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Nightlife Tour, Part 1

Nightlife Tour, Part 1

Legendary Cocktail Lounges play an important part in Chicago's nightlife. Here you can feel the city pulsing with the beat of extraordinary performances of live jazz, blues, rock, folk and country. At Chicago's cocktail lounges you can meet the trendiest people and relax over the magnificent cocktails. Take this walking tour to discover the most famous cocktail lounges that Chicago has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Best Jazz & Blues Clubs Tour

Best Jazz & Blues Clubs Tour

Chicago is considered to be one of the most important destinations where Jazz & Blues developed. In the 1920s this city became a center of hot jazz. At the same time blues started to invade Chicago. So if you are a fan of Jazz and/or Blues or you simply like listening to great music, take this walking tour and don't miss the chance to visit some of the best Jazz & Blues clubs in Chicago.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Nightlife Tour Part 2

Nightlife Tour Part 2

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

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Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.9 km
The Magnificent Mile Area Walk

The Magnificent Mile Area Walk

The Magnificent Mile is located between the Chicago River and the Lake Shore Drive. It is considered one of the great avenues of the world, being Chicago's version of the Champs-Elysees. Take this walk to explore the Magnificent Mile boulevard and the surrounding area, that features a wide selection of amazing shops, world-known museums, restaurants and spectacular architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Discovering Chinatown

Discovering Chinatown

Located in the Armour Square, the Chinatown in Chicago was first established in 1912. It is considered the best example of American Chinatown. Here, you will find a wide range of unique boutiques, specialty shops, amazing religious buildings, Chinese medicine stores and Chinese restaurants. Take this walking tour to discover Chicago's Chinatown.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km

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