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Field Museum, Chicago

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Field Museum contains permanent exhibits that range from the earliest fossils to present cultures around the world. Attracting nearly 2 million visitors each year, the museum houses a collection of over 20 million anthropological and cultural artifacts from distant corners of the globe. The museum includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex named "Sue," the best-preserved fossil ever discovered. Named after the person who found it in 1990, the fossil stands 4 m (13 ft) tall and is 67 million years old. You can also visit the exhibit recreating an Egyptian burial chamber, which contains 23 real mummies, and a section devoted to the natural habitats of animals and insects living underground. To visit Field Museum on your trip to Chicago, use our Chicago travel route planning app.
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  • This museum, which takes a full day to explore, has the best and largest exhibit of dinosaurs and other fossils I have ever seen! All of the exhibits, and there are many other topics covered, with... 
    This museum, which takes a full day to explore, has the best and largest exhibit of dinosaurs and other fossils I have ever seen! All of the exhibits, and there are many other topics covered, with...  more »
  • Great place to spend the day. Something for every interest. Seemingly acres of various animal exhibits. Beautiful building that was simply a joy to experience. The staff was friendly. Tip: My... 
    Great place to spend the day. Something for every interest. Seemingly acres of various animal exhibits. Beautiful building that was simply a joy to experience. The staff was friendly. Tip: My...  more »
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  • Incredible. A massive collection of 24 million pieces. Plants, animals, minerals and cultures. Took 5+ hours to walk and see everything. Well worth the price to go to all of the ticketed exhibits. If you have kids you are going to want to split this into 2 days or just decide what you NEED to see and miss some things. Sue, the T-Rex, is amazing. The underground adventure is aimed towards young children, has a Disney-type feel to it, adults can probably skip unless you love soil and bugs. So, so, so much information to take in, and in a beautiful architectural building. Highly recommend.
  • The field museum is one of those places that you visit and never forget about. I really believe that it's appropriate for all ages and is completely fascinating. A lot of the exhibits are very old and sometimes it kind of seems like a museum within a museum itself , it's really neat to think that people who aren't even around anymore got to see a lot of these things. I personally really like dinosaur exhibit and Egyptian exhibit. Did you know that they have real mummies here? It's amazing to think that people used to be shorter. This place is a must see

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