17 Things to Do in Chicago with Kids

There’s no question that the Windy City is one of the most popular cities in the USA, and it’s not just because of the deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs. Here are 17 fun things to do in Chicago with kids, including fantastic parks, zoos, and museums.

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17 thoughts on “17 Things to Do in Chicago with Kids”

  1. I’m totally biased because Chicago is my home town. Yes, you picked all the hotspots and fun places to visit as well. I’d add Lincoln Park too as a place to check out. Great post!!

  2. Chicago is really a great place to visit with your family. I can’t wait to bring my husband and son here. I will keep this in mind.

  3. Chicago is in my wish list, as it has lot of history attached to it. Love these attractions, sure my kids will be happy to be in aquarium, giant wheel etc.

  4. My husband and I went to Chicago on our own, and I was surprised by how kid-friendly of a city it was! I hadn’t been expecting it to be a good place to have kids along, hence the reason we left the kids with their grandparents, but the whole time we kept wishing they had been with us!

  5. OMG! Now I want to visit Chicago asap! There are a plenty of interesting things to do even for adults!

  6. I’ve been to Chicago a few times. I lived close to Chicago for a couple years too. It really is such a beautiful city.

  7. Never been to Chicago, although I have family who lives there. The Planetarium would probably be our first stop if we get the chance to visit. My grandson is so fascinated with the moon, stars and planets so this will be so thrilling for him.

  8. These all sound like fun places to visit. I have never been to Chicago and it would be neat to go on a road trip with the kids.

  9. What a great list! I am not sure if we will ever make it that way but at least I know what the kids and I can do now.

  10. So much to see and do in Chicago. I did the Illinois a couple years ago however I did not have a chance to actually visit Chicago. Looking forward to checking out these places with my family.

  11. So many great things to do in Chicago and I will be spending time there in the near future visiting my brother. I love the interactive museums, zoos and aquariums for kids.

  12. Although I’m not a kid, the Shedd Aquarium would be at the top of my list! My grand daughter would love it too. So many great places in Chicago to take kids. The Indoor Lego Playground would surely tire them out! LOL

  13. I want to go to Chicago so much. I’ve only been through the airport. These look like wonderful places to visit.

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