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Free Chicago Attractions

Go Chicago Card offers you FREE admission to any of the attractions below. You can go to as many Chicago attractions as you like, once per day on your card.

TOURS

2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Pass*#
(Note: Does not operate on Mondays and Tuesdays.)

Gray Line Grand Chicago Tour*

Gray Line North Side Tour*

Gray Line South Shore Tour*

Chicago Architectural Foundation Walking Tours*: The Chicago Architecture Foundation's ArchiCenter is the place to begin your discovery of Chicago's amazing architectural legacy; tours, exhibits, lectures and a great shop - the Archicenter is free and open every day.

Chicago Historical Society Walking Tours* and Museum admission

Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Cruise*#: See the entire panorama of Chicago’s fabulous lakefront on a half-hour tour.

Shoreline Sightseeing Architectural River Cruise*#: Enjoy a one-hour cruise on the historic Chicago River as professional guides showcase over 40 landmarks of modern American architecture.

MUSEUMS

The Field Museum: The Field Museum is home to Sue, the world’s largest, most complete, and most famous T-rex, plus more than 35 other world-renowned exhibitions. 

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Notebaert Nature Museum: Grab your field journal and your sense of adventure on a journey to the secrets of our natural world at the Notebaert Nature Museum.

Chicago Children’s Museum#: Three floors of hands-on exhibits, daily programs, and multicultural performances and workshops offer unlimited learning adventures to kids through age 10 and their families.

Museum of Contemporary Art: One of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945.

Museum of Science and Industry: Whether you explore the real German WWII submarine, unravel the secrets of DNA, or travel  to the bottom of a mineshaft, you’ll experience the wonders and fun of science like never before.

Swedish American Museum

MISCELLANEOUS ATTRACTIONS

Adler Planetarium

Shedd Aquarium
: Dive the depths at Shedd Aquarium, the world's largest indoor aquarium with more than 20,000 animals representing 1,500 species.

John Hancock Observatory#: Experience spectacular views spanning up to 80 miles and four states from 1,000 feet over Chicago's Magnificent Mile!

Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Society Frederick C. Robie House: Designated by the American Institute of Architects among the Top Ten Buildings of the Century, the Robie House remains a cornerstone of modern functional form.

Sears Tower Sky Deck#

Navy Pier: Experience 50 acres of parks, restaurants, shops, and attractions including:
    Navy Pier IMAX–Traditional Films: The Navy Pier IMAX offers stadium style seating, has the largest screen in Chicago at 60 feet tall and 80 feet wide, and surrounds you with 12,000 watts of sound. Go Chicago Card is valid only for films under 60 minutes ("Traditional Films") and is not valid for Hollywood films.
    Navy Pier Ferris Wheel*#
    Navy Pier Adventure Golf*#
    Navy Pier Rock Climbing Wall*#
    Navy Pier Wave Swinger Ride*#
    Navy Pier Carousel*#

* These Chicago attractions are seasonal operations
# Admission is free with the Go Chicago Card until 5:30 pm