The best free finds in Chicago

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Who doesn't love free stuff? Especially when traveling, freebies can make an experience so much sweeter. These 10 free activities will show you some of Chicago's best features without feeling like cheap hand-outs. Chi-town's museums all have a free day (or at least a range of free hours), and the zoo animals, plant life, and gorgeous grassy areas of the city can all be experienced without opening a wallet. Who says music and culture have to be expensive? Photo: Lisa Wallis

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Author: Meghann


Day 1 - Chicago


1

Lincoln Park Zoo

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Location:

2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone:

+1 312 742 2000


2

Grant Park Music Festival

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Location:

500 South Columbus Drive
(Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park)
60616 Chicago,

Phone:

+1 312 742 7638


3

Chicago Botanic Garden

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Location:

1000 Lake-Cook Rd
Just east of Edens Expwy./I-94
Chicago, IL 60022

Phone:

847/835-5440


4

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

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Location:

220 E. Chicago Ave
1 block east of Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone:

312/280-2660


5

Lincoln Park Conservatory

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Location:

2391 N Stockton Dr
Fullerton Ave. (at Stockton Dr.)
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone:

312/742-7736


6

Millennium Park

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Location:

222 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone:

+1 312 742 1168 / +1 312 744 3370 (Event Hotline)


7

Garfield Park Conservatory

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Location:

300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624

Phone:

+1 312 746 5100


8

Art Institute of Chicago

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Location:

111 S. Michigan Ave
At Adams St
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone:

312/443-3600


9

John G. Shedd Aquarium

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Location:

1200 S. Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone:

312/939-2438


10

Chicago Cultural Center

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Location:

78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone:

312/744-6630


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