Best Group Activities in Chicago

THE 10 BEST Large Group Activities & Things to Do in Chicago

Best Group Activities in Chicago

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  • ellen morano
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Experience. Everyone lovely and all was great! I loved just being there and having a good peaceful time! It Rocks!
    Written 23 June 2024
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  • Miguel Gómez
    Monterrey, Mexico33 contributions
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    My visit to millennium park was good, I went with no expectations and what I found was really good. Unfortunately, the cloud gate was still closed when I went so I didn’t have the opportunity to see it from a close distance. Otherwise, there are more things to see in millennium park, like the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, that is this big, beautiful and nice outdoor auditorium where they make some music events, when I went there was a blues music event and the vibe was good. There is also the Crown Fountain, that is a fountain with screens that has faces of people, and sometimes they spit water, very funny. Millennium park is the place in Chicago where the people can meet and spend a good time.
    Written 18 June 2024
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  • Andy E
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    The Chicago Architectural Center offers a wide array of tours. This one explored the history of Lake Forest through the many noteworthy residents who are buried here: Swifts, Armour, Pirie, Hughes, Wacker, Stone and many more. Very knowledgeable guide and a beautiful, park like setting.
    Written 21 June 2024
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  • Julie L
    Leichhardt, Australia937 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So going to a large museum in the summer school holidays was always going to be a busy time to go, but I think this was the most packed museum I’ve been to. Nevertheless it was well worth the visit.

    Worth noting that a lot of the displays cost extra or you need to book a time to go in. If you’re keen to see a particular one that needs booking I suggest booking as soon as you arrive as you might have to wait a while.

    The 007 display was with the extra ticket price if you’re a fan. We also paid to watch the D Day film in the Globe Theatre.

    If it wasn’t such a hot day I’d have spent more time admiring the museum from the outside as it’s a beautiful building.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • Emma L.
    Harrisonburg, VA68 contributions
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    This is an amazing place to shop in downtown Chicago! They have every shop you could think of from Lulu Lemon to Sephora! A great place to spend a day or two!
    Written 20 June 2024
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  • Emma L.
    Harrisonburg, VA68 contributions
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    This is a very cool ballpark! It is a very nice park with lots of character! It’s a great way to spend an afternoon in Chicago!
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • Ariel T
    Kansas City, MO3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a bit expensive even with the city pass but still I think it's worth it, the 360 view from the 100 floor is unbeatable. Taking picture is a hassle since you have to careful of the glare but beside that every thing went as great as expected, out kid loved here.
    Written 21 June 2024
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  • Caitlin H
    Kansas40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and historic Chicago building that has been skillfully retrofitted for wheelchair accessibility. Multiple bathroom configurations available depending on your personal needs.

    Educational and fun exhibits, including their ticked experiences.
    Written 9 June 2024
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  • SeekerOfGoodValue
    Saint Louis, MO353 contributions
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    Unlike Loop artworks by Picasso, Chicago, Miro, and Calder that celebrate "the City of Chicago," two installations in Millennium Park and one in a park south of the Art Institute focus on "the people of Chicago," or more specifically "how the people of Chicago inhabit public spaces like parks." "Cloud Gate" (also called The Bean) is the most popular of these. The upper part of "the bean" reflects ALL of the surrounding city. The lower part reflects ALL of the people who enter the park and approach the sculpture. What is a city park? It is where countless people gather inside of a great city. People see themselves and others in their city. It's interactive. As you move closer, you change, those around you change, and the city changes. Everyone laughs and poses and smiles and photographs. The happy people of Chicago endlessly watch the people of Chicago being happy.
    Written 19 June 2024
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  • LaurenSCO
    Scotland, UK97 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most amazing views! The tilt experience was great and I thought, reasonably priced! Staff were nice and queues moved fast. Only thing that stopped it being a 5 was the cost of the photos. You expect to pay a bit more at these things but I felt $30 for one print was excessive.
    Would definitely recommend when in Chicago!
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • Miguel Gómez
    Monterrey, Mexico33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must if you come to Chicago. The Riverwalk is one of the best things you can do, you walk next to the river, seeing all the skyscrapers and the boats passing by. You can eat or take a drink in some of the many restaurants and bars that are in the riverwalk, and take the architecture tour that tells you the story and information about the skyscrapers. Please do the Riverwalk, you will love it.
    Written 19 June 2024
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  • hockeyaw19
    Marlborough, MA648 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Killed an hour or so here before a business meeting on a Thursday and was pleasantly surprised by the experience. Some excellent exhibits, active animals, and clean bathrooms. I entered right at opening and had most of the place to myself. Field trips started to trickle in as the day went on but I got to see most of the zoo in an hour and a half. Admission was free but donations are appreciated.
    Written 8 June 2024
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  • Donald L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very awesome the sets are great gory and informative. The ghost tour is really cool you can record and snap a pic so all in all great.
    Written 5 June 2024
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  • MojoLad
    Graton, CA305 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went here just to check out the famed Tiffany Dome, but as there was a free docent-led tour starting, decided to take in the whole experience. It was wonderful! And free! The building itself is something else, with jaw-droppingly beautiful mosaics throughout, recently cleaned and now in their full original glory, and of course the Dome, which just in itself is worthy of a visit. There's also a cool little (unafiiated) gift shop with very interesting art & souvenirs for sale entirely created by local Chicago artists. Strongly recommended.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,316 contributions
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    The Chicago River is a winding, wandering, wonderful body of water. It flows backward, piercing the heart of Chicago, linking Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. It is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of 156 miles that runs through downtown Chicago. It is dyed bright green on St. Patrick's Day and is spanned by iconic bridges that open and close to traffic. Today, the main stem of the river flows west from Lake Michigan to Wolf Point, near the Merchandise Mart, where it converges with the North Branch to form the South Branch, which flows southwest and empties into the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The North Branch has its beginnings in the northern suburbs where its three principal tributaries converge -- Skokie River, Rondout and Mettawa -- and continue south through Niles before entering Chicago near the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Devon Avenue. Meanwhile, the South Branch enters the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal at Damen Avenue and flows down the canal through the southwestern suburbs and, in time, into the Des Plaines River between Crest Hill and Lockport, eventually reaching the Gulf of Mexico. Historically, Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette, though probably not the first Europeans to visit the area, are the first recorded explorers to have visited the Chicago River in 1673. Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, acknowledged to be the first permanent resident of Chicago, built a farm on the north bank at the mouth of the river in the 1780s. In 1803, Fort Dearborn was constructed on the bank opposite what had been Point du Sable's settlement, on the site of the present day Michigan Avenue Bridge. The first bridge over the river was constructed over the North Branch near present day Kinzie Street in 1832. A second bridge over the South Branch near Randolph Street was added in 1833. Today, the Chicago River is spanned by 38 bridges, down from a peak of 52. To learn about the history of the Chicago River and how the bridges are raised and lowered, visit the five-story, 1,613-square-foot McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum at the southwest bridgehouse of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Looking for other ways to enjoy the river? Take a lightening fast cruise on the speedy Seadog, which jets off from Navy Pier, speeds along the lakefront, then zips down the river. allowing passengers to see the most famous riverfront buildings, including Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Willis Tower, Marina City, Lyric Opera and Merchandise Mart. Take a ride on a fireboat, paddle a kayak, take a guided architectural tour that circles the Loop and glides past the spot where the first settlers to Chicago set up their home base or hail a water taxi to travel via the Chicago River to Chinatown, Navy Pier, the Museum Campus, Willis Tower, Michigan Avenue and Union Station. All in all, there are many exciting ways to explore the Chicago River.
    Written 4 June 2024
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