Chicago is a mid-west treasure. A beautiful city by the water, with a skyline that rivals many just as famous, Chicago is rich with museums and attractions perfect for educational travel, plus shopping, dining, and entertainment just for thrills.
A tour of Chicago’s magnificence might begin from the outside looking in when groups take to the water for cruises on Lake Michigan and along Chicago River. A view from the top of Willis Tower or the Hancock Observatory is another way to take in much of the city at once.
Walking tours are always favorites in a city like Chicago. The Magnificent Mile is a brilliant stretch of shops and dining experiences plus some of Chicago’s most famous buildings, including the Historic Water Tower. Grant Park is known as Chicago’s front yard and hosts Chicago’s world-class museum complex, including the Field Museum with many iconic exhibits, including the largest, intact T-Rex fossil. Other museum favorites include The Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. All are wonderful choices for any Chicago itinerary. The Museum of Science and Industry is another must-see with its hands-on activities and amazing exhibits.
Just for fun, students also love Navy Pier, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and many other landmark Chicago attractions. Take a look at these itineraries for more.
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Visit some of Chicago’s best museums for educational travel, including the expansive and fascinating Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd Aquarium. You’ll visit iconic landmarks like Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile. This sample itinerary has all the details.