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644 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60611-3017, United States   •  Weather:   

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Enlightening and intriguing experiences abound in Chicago - and our hotel is just moments away from some of the city's most noteworthy museums and cultural institutions. Tour the Art Institute of Chicago, discover the Museum of Science and Industry, or immerse yourself in a watery world at the Shedd Aquarium. It's all waiting for you here in Chicago.

The Shedd Aquarium - Distance: 3.8 Miles

Constructed in 1929, Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is located on the Museum Campus, just south of Grant Park. There are a multitude of exciting exhibits here, including Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Jellies, Oceanarium's Pacific Northwest Coast, and Wild Reef's Indo-Pacific reef. Kids of all ages will have a blast exploring the Polar Play Zone; Shedd's Aquatic Shows are a can't-miss experience as well.

Museum of Science and Industry - Distance: 8.5 Miles

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry has been providing an innovative experience from nearly 85 years. Home to more than 35,000 artifacts and almost 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and demos, this museum guarantees a day of fun and learning for the entire family. Exhibits include: 40 Years of Black Creativity, Science Storms, You! The Experience, Coal Mine, Earth Revealed, Fast Forward... Inventing the Future, and more! Be sure to plan a trip here during your hotel stay.

The Art Institute of Chicago - Distance: 1.6 Miles

Our hotel is steps away from The Art institute of Chicago, which sits right on Michigan Avenue on the edge of Grant Park. The institute has been in existence since 1893, features the third-largest art collection in the nation. You'll find collections with anything from African, American, Asian, contemporary and modern Art to textiles and European decorative.

Museum of Contemporary Art - Distance: .4 Miles

Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art has been expressing modern culture since 1945 through painting, sculpture, photography, video, film and performance exhibits. Located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, it showcases a beautiful sculpture garden and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.

Adler Planetarium - Distance: 4.0 Miles

In 1930, Adler's Planetarium became America's First Planetarium. Located right on Lake Michigan, the planetarium provides more than just experiences with the sky, it offers hands-on space exhibits for all to enjoy. The planetarium's three full-size theaters gives the visitor an unforgettable sky experience.

The Chicago History Museum - Distance: 2.0 Miles

Celebrating its 174th birthday this year, The Chicago History Museum is the city's oldest cultural institution and has done an incredible job of keeping the city's history alive. Located in Lincoln Park, it showcases over 22 million items. Some of the exhibitions featured right now are: Abraham Lincoln, Unexpected Chicago, My Chinatown, Facing Freedom, Sensing Chicago and Treasures.

The Field Museum of Natural History - Distance: 3.6 Miles

Located on Museum Campus, The Field Museum received its name from its first benefactor, Marshall Field. Most well known for its incredible dinosaur exhibits, the museum also features other remarkable collections and research. Check out the new exhibit "The Horses" which features the relationship between horses and humans.

The Notebaert Nature Museum - Distance: 2.8 Miles

Located right on Lincoln Park's lakefront, The Notebaert Nature Museum creates a positive relationship between people and nature. Enjoy many nature exhibits including the unique butterfly house that features more than 200 species of exotic butterflies.