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“Lucy! I'm home!”
Review of The Field Museum

The Field Museum
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Ranked #9 of 647 things to do in Chicago
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
St. Augustine
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lucy! I'm home!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Lucy the T Rex is the greatest archaeological find in the world - ever. Super Cool 3-D movie to boot. Vintage exhibits dating back 100 years are extraordinary...new stuff worked in well. Make your own wax dinosaur for $3 is awesome!

Visited August 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful museum...more potential”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My family went to the Field Museum this past week. We'd been to Chicago before, but our girls were too young then to fully appreciate the museum experience. This time we thought we'd hit the museums and first on our list was Field. This building is beautiful, some of the exhibits are top-notch, other exhibits (such as the World's Fair of 1893) left me thinking, "really, this is all Field has to offer here?" I am a history fanatic and quite honestly, if I had not known the background history of the fair I would've completely missed the significance of it by only viewing this exhibit. The other item was the Waking the T-Rex 3D movie. Obviously this is a science museum and therefor there will be many claims of evolution. We were prepared for this, but this movie was laughable in all of its descriptions of how things were anywhere from "64 million" to "over 100 million" years ago. A few times the dialogue would go into great detain of how the earth was and how the dinosaurs were stating fact after fact after fact followed by a "we think" on the end. I would honestly appreciate that while we do not believe in the religion of evolution they would at least be more "up front" with how little they actually know.
Finally, my family had the CityPass for Chicago, but had we not, it would've cost my family over $100 to go. I certainly can't fathom spending that much money here. Rent a bike from Bike and Roll Millenium Park and just ride past these buildings on the campus - you'll really be getting the best of them that way!

Visited August 2014
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Geneva, Illinois
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“1893 World's Fair Exhibit”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Until Sept.7, 2014, this exhibit is worth making the trip to see. For those who read The Devil In The White City, it adds much to the book. Amazing what has been preserved from 121 years ago.

Visited August 2014
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Loveland, United States
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56 reviews
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“Well done and not as crowded as Shedd”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

The special displays such as the 1893 World's Fair has a lot of interesting artifacts on display along with photos and some honest assessments of how badly some of the foreigners who manned their displays were treated. Inside Ancient Egypt is set up on two floors so you decent into a tomb. Evolving Plant takes you though Earth's timeline and gives you a lot to think about. Everything has a mix for young and old. The normal displays of birds, etc. can leave you wandering in a zigzag manner but it works. If you want to learn, you will. If you want to mostly view and read about the display, fine but you can easily spend the day there. There are usually plenty of places to stop and rest. The cafe is fine and I suggest you try the World's Fair Vienna Sausage. Best you'll ever have. If just a drink and snack, the lower level has a good size vending area. The staff there is very good. Get the City Card as the discount is fine and it will get you into other attractions a lot faster.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Randolph M
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Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

I grew up in chicago but the field museum seems to get better as it gets older. A wide variety of temporary and permanent exhibits as well as supporting services make this well worth a visit

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