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Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum © Jeremy Atherton
Chicago History Museum © Jeremy Atherton

Chicago has a colourful and fascinating history, ranging from devastating fires to gangster assassinations and more. The Chicago History Museum has intriguing collections of artefacts from the city's past, including the first passenger car to operate on the Chicago L system, Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls jersey, and seemingly every postcard ever made of Chicago. The admission cost includes an audio guide to help visitors make sense of all the exhibitions. The permanent collection is more than sufficient to capture the imagination, but the museum does also host regular temporary exhibitions and special events.

Address: 1601 N. Clark Street

Website: www.chicagohistory.org

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm; Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

Admission: $14 (adults); free for children under 12. Concessions available.