Top 8 Family-Friendly Spots in Chicago You Must Visit

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Are your kids nagging around saying you don’t give them enough time? Do they get bored of playing in those domestic parks of the city? Are they just into their mobile phones? Why not take them to Chicago? Chicago has many fun and exciting things to do with kids. Allow them to take a break from this virtual world and visit real places. There are a slew of kid-friendly things to do in Chicago, ranging from museums on the Lakefront to a cuisine tour and the Ledge. 

Here are some of the fun places for kids in Chicago:

1. The Escape Game Chicago

Company of young people playing The Escape Game
Company of young people playing The Escape Game

To have a unique fun and indoor activity with your family, be sure to check out the Escape game! It is totally kid-friendly and quite enjoyable. You are put in a room and just have 60 minutes to figure out the escape from that room. It is going to be a fun activity along with spending time with the family. Search for the clues and solve the puzzle to escape. The Escape game is one of the interesting and fun things to do in Chicago with teens.

2. Navy Pier

Navy Pier in Chicago
Navy Pier in Chicago

Navy Pier offers rides on a giant Ferris Wheel and an old-fashioned Wave Swinger. Apart from this, a quirky 1920s-inspired musical carousel is available at this place. You can see the Summer fireworks, sightseeing cruises, Segway tours, a fantastic maze, the Chicago Children’s Museum, and amusing stores. Also, watch movies at a mind-blowing IMAX theater over here. 

3. Museum of Science & Industry

Chicago Museum of Science and industry
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

This museum is the Western Hemisphere’s largest science museum, which means there is an ample area for Tornados, real-life U-boats, railroads, and planes. Oh, and don’t miss out on the Giant Dome Theater’s five-story wraparound screenings.

4. Bike Tours

cyclists in Chicago along the Lake Michigan shoreline
Cyclists in Chicago along the Lake Michigan shoreline

Sign up for the edition of Bobby’s Bike Hike, Bobby’ Tike Hike is for children who are 10 or under 10. Both ‘Bobby’s Bike Hike’ and ‘Bike and Roll Chicago’ provide infant/toddler tickets with special equipment such as child seats, comfortable trailer carriers, and tag-a-long attachments. Bobby’s Bike Hike serves as one of the interesting things to do in Chicago with toddlers.

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5. Skydeck Chicago

Tourists posing on a glass floor
Tourists posing on a glass floor in Chicago

At Skydeck Chicago, you can walk on air. Glass boxes extend roughly 4 feet from the skyscraper’s exterior, more than 1,300 feet above ground level, in Willis Tower. It is one of the world’s tallest structures. Your children will have a real time thrilling adventure walking over it. 

6. Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Chicago
Blue Man Group Chicago

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It is the pinnacle of theater entertainment, offering a multi-sensory, performance art experience. This keeps kids glued to their seats from the time the curtain rises. And if you choose a seat in the “Splash Zone,” be prepared for a lot of mess!

7. Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium in Chicago
Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

You can see Shedd Aquarium on the Museum Campus next to Adler Planetarium and Field Museum. It just does not consist of the underwater worlds from around the world but also unique, up-close-and-personal experiences. This includes sleepovers and behind-the-scenes tours. There are some extraordinary animal encounters such as participating in a shark feeding tour, becoming a trainer for a day and interacting with stingrays. 

8. Maggie Daley Park

Chicago's Maggie Daley Park
Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park

Maggie comprises a beautiful area with a Skating Ribbon, a 3-acre Play Garden based on the theme of Alice in Wonderland, and Charlie and the chocolate factory. Furthermore, it has a mini-golf course with Chicago-themed hazards including a miniature Willis Tower and a climbing wall directly on the lakefront. This was all about the fun things to do in Chicago. Apart from this take a walk to the lakefront trail and Chicago Riverwalk which are some of the best free things to do in Chicago with Kids.

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