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Old 08-09-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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Re: Need some suggestions for planning a Chicago trip ...

I would recommend looking into the Metra ( to get from Schaumburg to downtown. Commuter train will drop you off on the northwest corner of the Loop, and then you can take the El or buses to pretty much anything. The Shedd would be great! Here are some other things to look at:

Navy Pier, especially the Children's Museum:

The Peggy Notebart Nature Museum:

The Lincoln Park Zoo (even better - it's free!!):

Millenium Park has some great water features the kids can play in. Depending on when you'll be in town, there will likely be some type of event or concert going on there, too.

Hope this helps!!
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