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Old 03-14-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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I am travelling with two elementary school kids to Chicago in last week of March.

Hubby will be busy in official meetings.

What can I see in 3 days to keep kids happy and busy.

Any suggestions welcome.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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Default here you go

Lincoln Park Zoo (it is in the City just 10 to 15 blocks north of the Magnificent Mile stretch of North Michigan Avenue)

Aquarium (south of downtown on the Lake, great setting)

Adler Planetarium (near the Aquarium so do one in morning and one in afternoon - great indoor "sky shows" - see their website)

Museum of Science and Industry or Field Museum perhaps (depends on ages)

Navy Pier and ride the Ferris(sp.) Wheel for great views of the City/Lake

Others will add to this list I am sure. Have fun!
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Lakeview
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Because of the kids I would suggest something like Navy Pier which has several kid's activities and is geared more toward families. Navy Pier is also close to downtown. Millennium Park is also sorta cool--they have the big "bean" structure that would keep kids occupied and a few other various activities you could look into.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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Our 9 yr old loves the Garfield Park Conservatory, right next to a green line el stop. If the kids are interested in trains they will like the el. If they are interested in growing things they will like the conservatory (plus it's warm). There is a kids room with a digging ... um, spot. And a lot of things to touch and smell. They just opened a new exhibit about fruit that she really enjoyed as well. All of the staff that we've ever interacted with were really good with kids, and there are always lots of kids there when we go (weekends).
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Within walking distance of dowtown:

1. Sears Tower
2. Millenium Park
3. the el (ride the El around the Loop)
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