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Chicago: Explorer Pass with Choice of 2-7 Attractions

1. Chicago: Explorer Pass with Choice of 2-7 Attractions

With the Chicago Explorer Pass by Go City you can visit top sites such as the Navy Pier, Skydeck Chicago, or The Field Museum, all on one handy pass. Enjoy great savings on admission to your choice of 2 to 7 top Chicago attractions and tours, and pay nothing at the gate. Explore at your own pace on a hop-on and hop-off Chicago bus tour, or aboard one of two lake cruises. You have 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit. To help you create your own itinerary you'll also get a free digital guide. Use it to help you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. The most popular activities require advanced reservations, check instructions on the included Go City guide, and make sure to place reservations well in advance to avoid disappointment. Included Chicago attractions to choose from with your Explorer Pass: • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Classic Tour • 360 CHICAGO (reservations required) • Skydeck Chicago (reservations required) • Navy Pier Ferris Wheel and Rides • Adler Planetarium • 10pin Chicago 90-minute Bowling & Pizza (reservations required) • America Writers Museum • Shoreline Architecture River Cruise • Field Museum • Museum of Science and Industry • LEGOLAND Discovery Center • Bike Chicago: 2 Hour Bike Rental • Chicago Children's Museum • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour • Chicago History Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art • Robie House: A Modern Home Guided Interior Tour • Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour • Downtown Chicago TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home • The Forge Adventure Park • $20 Food and Drinks Credit at The Cauldron Chicago • Chicago Must-See Architecture Walking Tour • Mobsters and Haunted Mysteries Walking Tour • Chicago Pizza and Drink Combo • Skyline Tour and Lake Hopper Cruise • Museum of Illusions Chicago • Lincoln Park Hauntings Chicago Ghost Tour & Ghost Hunt • FlyOver Chicago – The Ultimate Flying Ride *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Chicago: All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

2. Chicago: All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

Take a trip up to Willis Tower SkyDeck and the Ledge Chicago, observe the amazing views from the 360 Chicago Observation Deck, the Field Museum, have fun at Navy Pier, and enjoy a architecture scenic river cruise. Choose durations of 1, 2, 3, or 5 days at a low, pre-paid price and save up to 50%* compared to buying individual attraction tickets. The All-Inclusive Pass comes with a digital guide including useful attraction information. Use it to help you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. Activities, attractions, and tours included with the Chicago All-Inclusive Pass: TOP Attractions: • 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck • The Willis SkyDeck Chicago and Ledge (reservations required) • Shedd Aquarium (reservations required) • Architectural River and Lake Tour • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Classic Tour And much more: • Adler Planetarium • Museum of Science and Industry • Field Museum • Chicago Children's Museum • LEGOLAND Discovery Center • Bike and Roll Chicago: 2-Hour Bike Rental • Chicago History Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art • Robie House: A Modern Home Guided Interior Tour • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home • 10pin Chicago 90-minute Bowling & Pizza (reservations required) • American Writers Museum • Lakefront Speedboat Tour • Extreme Thrill Ride • Downtown Chicago TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour (reservations required) • Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour • Chicago Must-See Architecture Walking Tour (reservations required) • Mobsters and Haunted Mysteries Walking Tour (reservations required) • $20 Food and Drinks Credit at The Cauldron Chicago • The Forge Adventure Park • Chicago Pizza and Drink Combo • Museum of Illusions Chicago • Lincoln Park Hauntings Chicago Ghost Tour & Ghost Hunt • FlyOver Chicago – The Ultimate Flying Ride Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Chicago: History Museum Admission Ticket

3. Chicago: History Museum Admission Ticket

Explore the history of Chicago and the United States through permanent and temporary exhibitions drawn from more than 20 million items in the Chicago History Museum’s collections. "Chicago: Crossroads of America" explores the city’s development and its influence on US history. Explore a treasure trove of historical artifacts, including a chunk of the original Fort Dearborn and the actual first locomotive to operate in Chicago. Use all five senses to discover Chicago’s history with the “Sensing Chicago” exhibition and even pretend to be a Chicago-style hot dog. Check out temporary exhibitions that pull from the vast collections of photography, documents, artifacts, and interviews that help tell Chicago stories. In the dynamic film presentation, “The Great Chicago Adventure,” experience the intensity of the Great Chicago Fire and splendor of the World’s Columbian Exposition, explore the sights of bustling Maxwell Street in the 1950s, and peer down from an I-beam at the top of the Sears Tower in the 1970s.

Chicago Outdoor Escape Game: Ghost Hunt

4. Chicago Outdoor Escape Game: Ghost Hunt

Discover Chicago’s famous haunted locations while playing the role of a lost soul wandering among the spirits of the city. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Head to the Chicago History Museum, where the game will start. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore, and finish it at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Chicago: Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Chicago: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the vibrant city of Chicago, a metropolis rich in history, culture, and architectural marvels. As you embark on this self-guided audio tour, get ready to immerse yourself in the dynamic tapestry of the Windy City, where each corner unveils a story waiting to be told. Chicago, nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, has a compelling narrative that unfolds through its iconic landmarks, diverse neighborhoods, and influential figures. From the historic roots of its founding to the cutting-edge architecture that defines its skyline today, this self-guided audio tour promises an insightful journey through time. Throughout the tour, you will be guided by a carefully curated selection of narrators, each bringing a unique perspective to the city's narrative. They will paint vivid pictures of the past, share anecdotes of triumph and tragedy, and provide fascinating insights into the architectural wonders that have come to define Chicago's skyline. As you explore the city at your own pace, you'll encounter renowned landmarks like Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Willis Tower. Marvel at the genius of architectural giants such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and discover the rich cultural tapestry of neighborhoods like the historic Bronzeville and the trendy Wicker Park. The self-guided audio tour allows you the flexibility to choose your own path and delve into the aspects of Chicago that most intrigue you. Whether you're a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or simply curious about the city's diverse communities, this tour caters to all interests. Learn more about the top 15 tourist attractions in Chicago. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Union Station 2. Field Museum 3. Buckingham Fountain 4. Art Institute of Chicago 5. Millennium Park 6. Cloud Gate 7. Chicago Cultural Center 8. Chicago Riverwalk 9. Navy Pier 10. Richard H. Driehaus Museum 11. 360 CHICAGO 12. Newberry Library 13. Chicago History Museum 14. Lincoln Park Zoo 15. Museum of Science and Industry Equipped with a mobile device and a pair of headphones, you'll have the freedom to wander through the city streets, parks, and neighborhoods, all while absorbing the fascinating tales and facts that make Chicago truly unique. So, let the audio guide be your companion as you traverse the iconic cityscape, uncovering the layers of history and culture that have shaped the identity of Chicago. Get ready for an immersive experience that will leave you with a profound appreciation for this remarkable city and its indelible mark on the American landscape.

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Fun! This pass afford me money, time and the patience I’m missing when being a tourist. Also this pass gave me the chance to create my own agenda so I could totally plan the trip accordingly to what is close to me one day, and what is close the other. And if you are enjoying with friends. You don’t have to go to all of them. The fact is that you afford so much already! Great thing to have: all - inclusive pass

The vacation was a lot of fun. The sightseeing pass gives you discounted access to the most popular attractions in Chicago. You can also reserve your time slots using the app, which makes visiting easier. I can only recommend.

Nothing really to say, just a pass with some attractions chosen. If you find a discount to the site getyourguide you can get this cheaper than in the actual go city pass site.

Mega impressive. Great city and with the Explorer Pass absolutely flexible and you save a bit. Definitely recommended!

Very easy to use! And the attractions are very nice! I loved