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Top Attractions For School Trips To Chicago

Posted by Andrew G on February 24, 2020

Top Attractions For School Trips To Chicago

Chicago, the home of the deep dish pizza, hosts a plethora of learning experiences for your students on your next school trip. We have compiled a list of some of the top attractions, to make your job a little easier.

SkyDeck of Willis Tower

The Skydeck of willis tower allows visitors to step out over the city on glass floors. On your way up to the 360 degree observatory your students will learn about the history of Chicago, the building itself, and some of the other worlds tallest buildings. The SkyDeck is open for sun rise and past sun  down making it a flexible attraction, allowing you to visit to get the view you are looking for.

Architecture Boat Tour

Chicago’s riverwalk is a must when visiting the windy city, however, not everybody wants to walk. Architecture boat tours are the perfect way to be able to experience all the riverwalk has to offer, which includes a gelato stand, without having to worry about crossing streets and crowds. It is also possible to get the boat to take you and your students through the locks and onto lake Michigan for a stunning view of the vastness of the lake as well as Chicago's skyline.

Shedd Aquarium

Aquarium, what more needs to be said? Your students will have an amazing time seeing the coral reefs, sting rays, beluga whales, and all the Shedd Aquarium has to offer. The Shedd Aquarium is also home to a 4-D theater for an immersive and educational learning experience.

Deep Dish Style Pizza

Have Chicago's deep dish style pizza at famous Giordano's for an authentic Mid-West culinary experience.


Cloud Gate


This incredible public sculpture is a marvel to behold. It reflects all around it. It takes on a new personality with each passing moment. Liquid mercury inspired the artist. The sculpture is nicknamed The Bean because of its shape, a name  Anish Kapoor initially disliked, but later grew fond of. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams.  (learn more here). 110 tons and 12 feet high it is one of the top attractions to see on a school trips to Chicago.


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