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Chicago: A Vacation for the Kids



Are you considering a family vacation to Chicago? Whether you get there by train, plane, or automobile, you and your kids can experience a fun vacation in this Lake Michigan city. Along with fine restaurants, museums, and art galleries, Chicago has plenty for children to enjoy. There are two children's museums, two zoos, and a plethora of other exciting things to do in Chicago. Following are three of the best place to see and the best ways to spend family time in the windy city.

Chicago's Legoland Discovery Center

Children of all ages will enjoy this fun indoor attraction dedicated to LEGO, the building blocks of family fun. Ride a dragon through a LEGO castle, create your own LEGO masterpiece, be a part of a 4D movie and learn the secrets of designing and building with LEGOs. The millions of LEGO blocks contained in this place will amaze you! There is even a special DUPLO area for your little ones! While there, you can eat at the LEGO cafe and shop the LEGO store.

The Lincoln Park Zoo

Home to several species of animals, the Lincoln Park Zoo is an important landmark in the city of Chicago. The Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to protecting the world’s wildlife. Tour the zoo with your family and then take the kids to the children's zoo and the John Deere family farm. Kids will also enjoy riding the endangered species carousel and children's train. Lions, tigers, bears, penguins, birds, primates, reptiles, amphibians, rides, and more await your family at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Willis Tower

Formerly the Sears Tower, this skyscraper is the tallest building in the entire western hemisphere. This building houses offices, shops, and restaurants, but the interactive Skydeck is the main attraction. The Ledge is comprised of four glass-enclosed balconies extending four feet out from the building. When you walk out on a balcony ledge and look out across the city, some of the biggest landmarks in town will appear to be miniscule. From here, you can take in the panorama of Chicago, Lake Michigan, the stadium, and into bordering states. Use the telescope for up close and personal views of various Chicago landmarks. The Willis Tower is conveniently located in the downtown area and close to Chicago's Union station, where you can get on the metro train.

Chicago Children’s Museum

The Children’s museum encourages interaction and learning. While there are activities for children up to ten years old, the majority of the thirteen interactive exhibits are most suitable for those six years and under. In the summer months, your kids can enjoy the Block Party, where they can make prepare food and entertain themselves and everyone else on a stage set up just for them.

Children often enjoy touring the sights their parents wish to see, but it isn’t the same for everyone. Chicago has plenty to offer for kids of all ages. For your next weekend getaway, focus on the kids and enjoy a wonderful, relaxing time in the lakeside city of Chicago.



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