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Chicago - A great location for Educational Student Tours


This weekend I came home from a trip to Chicago to research educational tours for students.  There is so much to do for student group travelers. Chicago Skyline - Educational Student Tours

To start off some great museums.  The Museum of Science and Industry with a current exhibition on Dr. Seuss and the Art of Invention. In addition, they have an Omnimax Theatre which are great for educational student tours to learn about the world around us.  Other great museums for student class trips include:  The Field Museum of Natural History, The Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium.  Various Art museums are found throughout the city.

The arts are abundant in Chicago for student tours, whether a professional performance at the Chicago Symphony or an Opera Performance at the Lyric Opera, tours and tickets are available and priced within reason.  Other performance venues include performances at the House of Blues, numerous music schools in Chicago or concerts at the Aragon Entertainment Center.  The Blue Man group and other Broadway shows are also available in Chicago for your student tours.

Student travelers will have an opportunity to see Chicago from high in the air from two great attractions:  The John Hancock Observatory and the Skydeck at the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower).  Other excellent educational and student friendly activities include:  the Navy Pier, the Lincoln Park Zoo and Millenium Park.Navy Pier Chicago

Some great student group friendly restaurants include: Gino's East, Hard Rock Cafe, Ed Debevics and the Rainforest Cafe, as well as a bunch of others.

It is also important to note that there are a bunch of great student tour attractions on the outskirts of Chicago, including: Six Flags Great America, Medieval Times, and Whirly Ball to name a few.

Additional Student tour ideas for Chicago can be found here. 



Have you been to the top of the Willis Tower in the last few years? If not you have to do this. They have built glass additions onto the side wall and you can walk out there and look straight down at the street. Its scarry but very cool.  
Posted @ Monday, June 25, 2012 3:19 PM by George Gasahl
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