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Field Museum

1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
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  • Field MuseumPro 2014
    Steve Baumgartner
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    4 May 10, 2014

    This should be on everyone's list of things to do in Chicago, and make sure you plan enough time to do it. You can easily be here all day and still not see everything. Parking could be a bit tricky, though, especially if there is a game going on at Soldier's Field next door.

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  • Field MuseumPro 2014
    Maan @Travel Binge
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    3 Nov 28, 2013

    Chicago's Field Museum is considered one of the finest natural history museums in the U.S.It became popular when Steven Spielberg shot scenes here in his
    of his Indiana Jones movies.

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    Liz Behler
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    5 Jan 19, 2014

    After the World's Fair, the Field Museum was born and took residence in the Palace of Fine Arts (now the Museum of Science and Industry), in order to display artifacts from the fair. The museum has since changed locations and has grown to include other notable attractions, such as Sue the dinosaur. In 2013, to commemorate the 120 year anniversary of the fair, the museum opened the vaults, showing rarely seen items from its original collection. Head here before September 7th to experience the exhibit.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    5 Nov 12, 2013

    The field museum is one of my favorite museums that I have ever been to. They have done a great job of presenting history. I really like their Egyptian exhibit.

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  • Field MuseumPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    5 Oct 19, 2013

    Not even several mandatory school field trips here when I was a kid could ruin my continuing enjoyment of this natural history wonderland. Be dazzled by the gem hall. Gawk at the dinosaur bones. Learn about the stars or Native American tribes. It's enough to keep you occupied for a dozen rainy days.

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    5 Jan 05, 2014
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    5 Dec 25, 2013
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    Scott Hampton (@danielodyssey1)
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    4 Feb 16, 2014

    Similar to NYC's American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum shares equal viewing expectations and great exhibits of various eras and cultures.

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    4 Oct 18, 2013

    A natural history museum in the city's Museum Campus complex near the waterfront, if you're into anthropology or dinosaurs, the Field Museum is a must-see. The building is predictably epic and gorgeous, and kids especially will enjoy the exhibits of bugs, Native American tribes, and enormous lizards.

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    Jenny Weiss
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    The Field Museum is located near the Adler Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium, which means it's a popular spot for loads of school children on field trips. However, my husband and I find it to be an interesting museum that is also engaging for adults. Some of my favorite exhibits are the Ancient Egypt exhibit and the World of Birds. They also open several new temporary exhibits each year. Definitely recommend a visit -- with or without children!

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    Carlie Yapp
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Not having been to the field museum in a few years, I will speak from the old experiences I had there (also, the museum hasn't really changed much with the exception of the new exhibits that come through town). As a kid and young adult, I used to make sure that I went there several times a year. The museum is not only filled with great natural history (think dinosaurs, indians and other artifact type exhibits) but also is an architectural beauty built at a time when buildings were made of natural stone and crafted by Masons (built before 1900). You could probably appreciate its architecture for some time prior to enjoying even older exhibits inside.

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  • Field MuseumPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    3 Nov 05, 2013

    A little dated. The special exhibitions are great but some of the rooms start to feel like a taxidermy collection. The entry makes for a great event space.

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    Sarah Kelley
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    Great place to take school-aged kids who are able to read the placards. Not as interactive as a true kids' museum, but the dinosaur and Egyptian exhibits rock!

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    Madeline
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    This is a must-see for anyone who likes dinosaurs. Other than that, it's a gorgeous building with pretty standard - but great - museum exhibits. Lots of taxidermy (aka stuffed real animals) in their habitats. Great for kids ages 4-ish and up. Allow at least a couple of hours if not more and do not try to do the Aquarium and the planetarium on the same day, as conveniently located as they are - it's just too much.

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    5 Sep 27, 2012

    I saw the Titanic exhibit here, excellent attraction. The location is right on Lake Michigan and the strip is all Park and a lot of wonderful things to see. The Kingston Mines is a blues club that has some of the best bands in Chicago. enjoy!

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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This is one of the best natural history museums ever. Go here.

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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Field Museum is a top choice for museum lovers. In addition to having Sue the Tyrannosaur it has endless halls of wonders to explore. For example the artifacts from Pacific Islands and old Indian Village totems are quite unique.

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    Sophia Aduana
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    5 Mar 03, 2014

    Home of the world's largest T-Rex: Sue. Besides that attraction, there's a pretty awesome and permanent exhibit on Egypt. The exhibit showing the taxidermy of seemingly every animal possible is both educational yet slightly creepy depending on who you're with. This is also a good spot to add to your Mold-a-Rama collection...

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    5 Dec 30, 2013

    A tremendous collection of animal taxidermy and fossils are on display in this sprawling museum. Be sure to take a picture with Sue the T-Rex as you come in to the main hall, you can't miss her.

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  • Field MuseumPro 2014
    Susan Lee
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    4 Dec 30, 2013

    The Field Museum has a very comprehensive collection. Sue, the most complete T-Rex skeleton is the first thing you see when you walk in the doors. There are various exhibits on animals and Indian tribes and a cool exhibit on mummies.

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4.5 out of 5
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Travel from ancient civilizations through modern times, viewing remnants of bygone cultures and traditions. Get the inside story on Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur skeleton, or view preserved man-eating lions and other animals. For a truly subterranean experience, check out the Underground Adventure, an exhibit dedicated to soil and how it sustains life.

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