Sightseeing in Chicago

The Field Museum – Discovery Pass Plus $5 in Groupon Bucks

The Field Museum

Museum Campus

$23 $18

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Exploring ancient Egypt and staying out of the mouth of a real dinosaur are all in a day's fun at this iconic museum

Up to 78% Off from TikiBoat Chicago

TikiBoat Chicago

Monroe Harbor

$1,799 $399

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36-foot party barge with water slide ferries guests onto Lake Michigan and Chicago River; amenities include stereo, grill, and full bathroom

Up to 61% Off Urban Scavenger Hunt

CityScape Adventures

Cubby Bear

$100 $40

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

Chicago History Museum – Up to 48% Off

Chicago History Museum

Lincoln Park

$14 $8

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at 50 years of the Ebony Fashion Fair

Up to 60% Off an Italian Food Tour of Chicago

Great Food Tours

Chicago

$50 $25

Sample Chicago-style pizza, italian beef, and artisan products during a two-hour Italian-food tour along the Magnificent Mile

Up to 52% Off True Crime and City Highlights Tour Bundle

Chicago Prime Tours

Chicago

$66 $34

Hear the stories of John Dillinger, John Wayne Gacy. and H.H. Holmes during crime tour, and visit Willis Tower and other sites on city tour

Up to 47% Off Loop Interior Architecture Tour for Two

Chicago Detours

Chase Tower

$52 $29

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Featured in the Chicago Reader, guides lead groups through architecturally striking interiors and share photos and videos via iPads

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Lizzie McNeills Irish Pub

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Chicago Architecture Foundation – $13 for a "Must-See Chicago" Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago

$20 $13

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Stroll past such Chicago icons as the Art Institute, Willis (Sears) Tower, Wrigley Building, Chicago Theatre, and John Hancock Center

Up to 51% Off Walking Tour

WendyCity

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Tour the Mag Mile and learn some of its history during a relaxed walk before the stores open

Up to 52% Off Chicago Sightseeing Tours

Chicago's Finest Tours

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Tours take guests along Chicago's historic River Walk, into jazz clubs, or to a hearty brunch buffet

Explore 1950's State Street with an Architectural Historian

Historical Architecture Tour

The Loop

$50 $50

Wendy Bright leads a night on the State Street of the 1950s, sampling classic drinks, desserts, and history along the way

Up to 53% Off Discover Chinatown Walking Tour

Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute

Armour Square

$20 $10

Chinatown walking tour showcases historical landmarks and great restaurants and teahouses on a 90-minute, 5-block jaunt

Up to 52% Off from Chicago Film Tour

Chicago Film Tour

Near North Side

$60 $29

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Bus trips steer past famous locations from Blues Brothers movies

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

Kirkwood

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to 47% Off from Chicago Segway Tour

Chicago Segway Tour

Near North Side

$85 $45

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Segways roll down Chicago’s lakefront, passing such famed sites as Soldier Field, Buckingham Fountain, and Grant Park

50% Off Segway Tours for Two

Bike and Roll Chicago

Multiple Locations

$138 $69

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Segways effortlessly glide through the city streets, allowing riders to breeze by Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House or Soldier Field

Up to 43% Off from Segway Experience of Chicago

Segway Experience of Chicago

The Loop

$65 $37

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Atop a latest-generation Segway PT, guests coast past Buckingham Fountain and Millennium Park, occasionally pausing for photo ops

Up to 38% Off from Weird Chicago Tours

Weird Chicago Tours

Near North Side

$60 $39

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Travel by bus to the former crime scenes, red-light districts, gangster hangouts, or ghost-sighting spots of Chicago's storied past

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Owner Valerie Beck and her team of chocophile tour guides lead guests on walking tours of Chicago’s historical bakeries and chocolatiers, narrating the history of beloved sweets while walking an easy route through vistas of Chicago’s stunning architectural heritage. While snacking on samples of sweets, guests learn about chocolate’s storied history, the cupcake’s rise to prominence, and how to guess the flavor of filling inside Oompa Loompas by sight. Tours convene throughout Chicago’s many neighborhoods, giving guests a sneak peek into Chicago's signature confections, boutique shops, and mobile sweet-vending trucks. The chocolate or cupcake jaunts provide the perfect setting for a girls’ day out or bachelorette party, showing tour-goers the sweeter side of the city without getting caught in construction sites of shoddily built gingerbread houses.

900 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute was created with a mission in mind: to conduct programs and events that promote Chinese language and culture, and to facilitate relationships between Chinese and American cultures. Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute offers corporate services such as cross-cultural and language training, helping bridge any gaps between employees who might travel between countries or consider dipping hands in a vat of honey before sealing a business deal. Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute also hosts various tours: walking tours guide explorers through Chinatown, exploring architectural fixtures and businesses of the area, whereas food tours entreat guests to visit several restaurants and shops, sampling appetizers, entrees, and teas.

2130 South Wentworth Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

Back in 1974, Lou Conte Dance Studio was nothing more than a twinkle in Claire Bataille's eye. Nearly 40 years and a slew of international acclaim later, the studio has become a pillar of the Chicago dance community. Today, Bataille—who earned the Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Dancer— and her staff lead more than 70 dance and fitness classes every week for teens, adults, beginners, and professionals. Their regular workshops delve into the nuances and history of dance, enhancing the curriculum with focused lessons and special lectures on the dangers of carelessly discarding banana peels.

205 E Randolph St
Chicago,
IL
US

The award-winning professional belly dancers at Arabesque edify adult performers of all levels in the theories and techniques of Middle Eastern dance. Instructors teach hips to shimmy through scintillating moves as guests study such art forms as belly dance, choreography, and prop work. Throughout classes, skilled dancers lead by example, gracefully wielding swords, fans, and pool noodles or tapping out rhythms with finger cymbals. Classes are available in five skill levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. Instructors and students can flaunt new moves during periodic local and national performances.

3703 N Elston Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Arts & Artisans showcases work by more than 500 contemporary American artists, designers, and craftspeople. Each one-of-a-kind piece is handmade, and knowledgeable employees can expound on the history and techniques behind each functional and decorative item ranging from wood sculpture to women’s clothing. Artfully crafted jewelry helps accentuate patrons’ facial features, and a collection of jewelry boxes cradles wearable investments during casual dream sessions.

108 S Michigan Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

NFP Theatre in Pilsen, the Heart of Chicago! Dream Theatre Company focuses on new, original plays with a particular emphasis on acting with a style that immerses the audience into the dream-like (or nightmarish) world of the play.

556 W 18th St
Chicago,
IL
US

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