There are so many things to do in Chicago, and you want to do it all, but it can get to be SO expensive. With the Go Chicago Card you pay one price and receive free admission to more than 25 Chicago attractions. When you’re visiting Chicago on a budget, this is definitely a great way to save money.
Included in this list are the Chicago Architecture River Cruise, Bike and Roll Chicago, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Science and Industry. You can even take a hop-on hop-off bus tour or a skyline cruise on Lake Michigan.
How Does the Go Chicago Card Work?
There are three ways to save on Chicago attractions with the Go Chicago Card. You can purchase the All-Inclusive Pass, which is a good option when you’ve got a specific number of days to visit.
You can get the Explorer Pass, which is great for locals or if you want to break up your visits to attractions with other activities.
There’s also a Build-Your-Own Pass if you know exactly which attractions you want to see.
This pass offers the biggest savings. It’s also the only pass that includes admission to the Shedd Aquarium. You buy your pass in 1-, 2-, 3-, or 5-day increments. You can buy it at any time and once you use the pass at your first attraction the countdown begins. Then you’ll use need to use your Go Chicago Card within the number of days you purchased.
For example, if you purchase a 3-day pass on June 1 and start using it on August 1, you can use it through August 3. You can see as many attractions as you can fit into your schedule during that time. You’ll save up to 55% with this option.
With the Explorer Pass you choose the number of attractions instead of the number of days. You can select three or five options and you’ll have thirty days to visit them after your first attraction visit. With this option you’ll save up to 40%.
Build Your Own
For the most flexibility create your own Go Chicago Card. You pick only the places you know you want to visit. Choose two or more and you’ll automatically save 20%.
Using Your Go Chicago Card
Your pass is a PDF document with a custom QR code. Once you purchase a pass you can print it or display it on your smart phone and present it at any of the participating locations.
Check out all of the participating Chicago locations below, and then get your Go Chicago Card and explore the city like a Local Tourist!
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