Chicago Boasts Plenty Of Great, Cheap Tourist Attractions

Posted: Jun. 26th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Dispelthe illusion that Chicago is pricey, as there are probably ten dozen things to do in a day that wont take a bite out of the pocket book. Whether its taking the kids to see the Sue the T-Rex at the Field Museum or a night out to see American Girls, Chicago has it all and it doesn't have to break the bank!

Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of thrift. Here are a few ideas for sightseeing in Chicago.

Field Museum. Chicago's natural history museum, the Field Museum houses the world's most complete T-rex –-- sweetly named Sue --– as well as exhibits on African animals, underground bugs and Native Americans.

John G. Shedd Aquarium. Beyond the standard fish tanks of most aquariums, the Shedd Aquarium stages dolphin shows in its Oceanarium pool and lodges a 400,000-gallon shark tank underground. Admission can be steep but worthwhile.


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