Chicago experience with the Chicago City Pass (Day 2)

The day before the City Pass has clearly paid off and we had a blast. On our second day in Chicago we visited the Natural History Museum "The Field Museum", the Adler Planetarium, went to the tallest building in Chicago and let the day fade away in Millennium Park.

Our second day in Chicago started with a Sleep in, because although our son, husband, delivery time, screw-in, he let us in until 7:15 p.m. in the bed. Heavenly!!!

The Field Museum mit dem Chicago CityPASS

The Field Museum

The Field Museum

This time it went for us back to the Museum Campus and into “The Field Museum”. The natural history Museum houses many different exhibitions on various topics, such as China, Egypt, earth history, dinosaurs, plants, and animals from all over the world and so much more. With the Chicago city pass grants you admission plus access to the China-exhibition “the Cyrus Tang Hall of China” and a 3D movie is included. We watched a 3D Film about Egypt, which the little man was, unfortunately, boring.

The exhibitions are very interesting and informative. Our sunshine liked especially the dinosaurs, but the grade is also the age, where to find the great. Unfortunately, but understandably, not allowed to eat anywhere and drink, due to the exhibits. With a small child but this is not always so easy when you're in the midst of a certain exhibition, and it must require patience, until it is allowed to drink a SIP. Fortunately, the individual exhibitions are not so huge that you could not quickly go out of time.

Adler Planetarium with the Chicago CityPass

Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium

Subsequently, the Adler Planetarium was our goal. We ran the few meters to the end of the Peninsula and lo and behold, the sun came out. In the Planetarium there are all sorts of exhibitions about the universe and its formation, the planets of our solar system and the milky way and the discovery of heaven (history of the star customer), as well as about the history of space flight, the Apollo missions and the moon landing. All the exhibitions are very informative and partially child-friendly. Typical for America, very simple and colourful presentation and explanatory way. I think, for us, it looks a bit scientific, but I like it so well. Included in the Chicago CityPASS-only admission is also two movies. We opted for Planet Nine and Skiwatch Live (the oldest Show of the Adler planetarium).

The Film is Planning Nine shows in a large room with a dome roof. The Film itself is projected on the dome, which makes a 3D effect, without the it is really 3D. Initially a little getting used to, since to me a bit dizzy, but with the time to do it. Our son got, however, fear. For him, the Start of the rocket was at the beginning of the movie so real that he cried the whole time, he wanted to back down. He cried and was so upset that Christian had with him out.

Only a little later we went to the second movie: in Skywatch Live to the stars in the sky over Chicago and the light pollution over large cities. This Film was shown in a smaller room and a slightly vaulted ceiling projected. Thus, he was not as spectacular as Planet Nine, but was very interesting. Unfortunately, our little man had been sitting down in the chair so scared that he wanted to re-started, and with weeping, and out of. The shock from the other movie was sitting a little too deep. So I went out with him and Christian watched the Film. Fortunately, there are in the Planetarium is a great children's area, which we were able to populate. Here you can control a small Mars robot, in a simulated space station built games and slides, a video, a rocket launch game, and much More.

Then it was time for us to Willis Tower, for the sun was now occurred completely behind the clouds and the visibility was super. We took again the bus route 146 in the town, this time we had the money to match (in the case of the Ride the day before we only had large Bills and could not pay, so someone on his tariff card and invited).

Willis Tower-Skydeck mit dem Chicago CityPASS

The Willis Tower, with its Observation deck, the Skydeck, the second tallest building in the United States and the tallest building in Chicago. It is obvious that you have to have to this city is really seen.

Willis Tower

Willis Tower

On our way there, fell asleep, our son, unfortunately, and missed all the fun and the beautiful view. When we arrived at the foot of the 527 m high building, we were car and the kids through the wheelchair entrance in piloted. They told us directly, we should expect 1 to 1 1/2 hours of waiting, phew, looks like but now that we're here because we want to also highly. Thanks to the Chicago city pass we had free admission, but also straight through the goods and only had to wait on the elevators. Everything lasted just 20 minutes. Super!

After a spectacular ride in one of the fastest elevators in the world, we arrived in 412 m heights on the Skydeck. It was, as expected, very full, but there is a gap to the panoramic glass front, was always to be found. We had a magnificent view over Chicago and lake Michigan. The clouds pulled slowly across the water in the city, what an atmosphere. Chicago looks from the top just beautiful! Since it was already late afternoon and the sun wandered toward the horizon, was bathed in a great light. Almost a bit magical and a perfect way to end the day!

Chicago from above

Chicago from above

Christian wanted to be able to look in one of the three glass balconies to 412 m in depth. The queues were endlessly long, because this experience is at the entrance of it. He turned to the Shortest and waited still for 30 min. There is the obligatory photo, which can be purchased for a lot of money on output only. But you can also make photos. For me, this is nothing, I trust myself on a glass floor at this height, but Christian found it quite good.

What a view

What a view

Cloud Gate am Millennium Park

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

After this great view from the Top, we wanted to visit the Chicago landmark: Cloud Gate at Millennium Park and “The Bean”. Our little man was in the meantime also become awake again and was very pleased with this oversized distorting mirror. This attraction is definitely one of them during a Chicago visit. The many angle of view and funny photos that are incurred, should not be missed.

On the way to the Hotel, we treated ourselves to a Burger at Shake Shack and, as always, were thrilled. The shaft fries are the Best ever and our son loves them.

Shake Shack in Chicago

Shake Shack in Chicago

Leider war das unser letzter Tag in Chicago, aber am nächsten Tag sollte es weiter gehen am Michigansee entlang in Richtung Norden.

What are the guides you can recommend for Chicago?

For the perfect city break in Chicago, we recommend you this guide. Here you will find not only a detailed map of the city, but also a lot of information to all the major attractions. In addition, you some great suggestions for trips in the outer suburbs will be shown.

The Chicago city pass was kindly provided by “Choose Chicago” available. At this point, once again, a heartfelt thanks for the cooperation. This contribution represents our independent opinion. For more information about the journalistic independence can be found under the point cooperation.

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Rating of Chicago with the Chicago CityPASS
  • The Field Museum
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Willis Tower/ Skydeck
  • Millennium Bean
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Also the second day in Chicago experience was rich and paid off with the city pass in any case. The Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium and the Willis Tower are highly recommended and also suitable for small children. Those who want to spend exciting days in Chicago, and the most beautiful attractions to visit, you should get the Chicago city pass.

Christin

Hey, I'm Christin and I come from the magical Merseburg. During my studies in Erfurt, I met my husband Christian. Now, we both live in the beautiful Halle-Dölau. Through my profession as an architect, I am always interested in locations with exciting history and great architecture. Our tours are therefore also always a little business. ;)

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