Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Chicago CityPass. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
A lot depends how long you have in Chicago and would suggest purchase this if you are staying for 3 days or more. Chicago is a big city and things look closer on a map but to get a true picture of the city it is best to walk. The available events on this pass are far apart but well worth doing. The big advantage is you do not have to queue at venues as the pass gives you express entry. This came into its own at the Shedd Aquarium where we went straight in and others were queuing for 90 mins. in the heat - 90 degrees. The Aquarium is well worth doing and is different to your normal aquariums and even have a show arena with beluga whales. Care at the Adler Planetarium - there are several different shows but they only show once a day so look up in advance if there is something particular you want to see. However if you are into space and the moon there is lots to see and to do. We went in the Hancock tower - try the tilt if you dare and the Willis - your ears pop on the way up. If you are staying north of the river then there is a ferry from the city or Navy Pier to take you to the Shedd, Adler and History Museum that are all together
A good deal. Luv that we could skip the lines especially at Willis tower where wait time was 2 hours and it took us 15 minutes! We saw all the attractions in 5 days as we spent in some places only a few hours. Would have felt cheated if we had paid full fare and left a venue early. A good deal for a fair price.
This was a great value!!! I wish I would have had more time to enjoy!!!
Great value for money entry to all the city's major attractions
A great deal if you plan to go to these places. We went to five and found it convenient and a good bargain. It can help also to go to the front of the lines.
Excelent, espectacular and the best was that you do not have to make lines to enter each building
If you are fine to go by public transport or taxi then it is the most attractive and the cheapest excursion. You will see almost the entire city for two days (except the old town).
It was the best thing I purchase for my family trip. Highly recommended for everyone to purchase the CityPass.
I bought Citypass via viator. Everything was smooth. Good experience
You definitely get your monies worth by getting the city pass. Everyone in the Chicago area was so helpful especially the bus drivers. They helped us out so much it was unbelievable. Our final stop was at the Union Train station as was our bus driver. He took us into the train station to show us the machines to get the bus passes out of. Who does that!!! All the attractions take a substantial amount of time, so plan your day accordingly.
It's really good journey with quit a lot walking. The weather is not so bad these days.
This is just what every traveler needs to enjoy the sights and sounds of Chicago! Great value for money and lots of extra privileges like fast-pass access to take you to the action asap. This combined with a 3-day CTA pass made my trip absolutely memorable and convenient. Go for it!
The Chicago CityPass is definitely the way to go if you want to visit a handful of attractions and don't want to wait in line. Plus, the CityPass offers you several destination choices at discounted rates so it's really a win-win all around!! We were in Chicago on our honeymoon and used the pass to visit the Willis/Sears Tower and the Shedd Aquarium. Right there, that was worth it since there were NO LINES!! The CityPass included some additional destinations that we didn't get a chance to frequent only because we were out and about exploring the city. Highly recommend the CityPass!!!
City Pass is Great. We went to the aquarium and enjoyed the 4D movie- Creatures of the Deep and the beluga whale show. We spent half a day at the Field Museum and loved being able to see the speical exhibits- Biolluminescence and the Bug Room. the three D movie was great. At the Art Insitue we were impressed by the special exhibit of Impressionism and fashion. The SkyLedge was amazing! What a fantastic view. My daughter really liked the Museum of Science and iNdustry and I enjoyed the Hancock Observatory. Excellent product to offer visitors!
Highly Recommended. Superb value for money. All the main attractions at a great discounted price meant we saw everything we wanted easily and with 'skip the line' access at almost everything. The included extras were great - 3D and 4D experiences that other visitors were paying extra for were already included!!! Highlights - Willis Tower with the glass ledges , the stunning 360* views from the John Hancock Tower, the whale and dolphin show at the Shedd aquarium etc etc etc Where there was a choice, you can get a good discount off the attraction you didn't select from the vouchers. Example - we chose the John Hancock Tower but also wanted to see the Art Institute - the voucher booklet includes a great discount off the normal access - we went to the Art Institute and used the discount voucher and were delighted at the saving - the ticket desk gave us $8 off the normal price!!! with the voucher. If you are going to Chicago and want to visit these attractions - get this pass as it's worth every penny spent.
Field museum is great but Shedd aquarium is only good. Don't miss the Art Institute if you love impressions post and impressionism. Great value pass.
Chicago has more to see, eat, and walk than we expected. Chicago is a city that is clean, safe, easy to get around in and beautiful.
I ran into problems as i printed out copies of the pages that said to be sure to print this out. Not seeing the print button that actually takes you to the appropriate document. So when I arrived at the Aquarium it took them about an hour to sort things out for me. Smooth sailing after that!
Buying the CityPass in advance turned out to be the only way to go. Getting to skip lines, especially buypassing 100+ people in line for the Willis Tower, was priceless! There was so much included with this pass, that we almost didn't get to do all the activities. I definitely recommend buying this pass!
If you have four or more days to spend in Chicago, or if you start out every morning very early and afternoon until 6 pm, the City Pass is a great deal. Unfortunately, we only had three full days and being over 65 years of age, we don't have boundless energy, so we didn't get full use of the pass. Where we did use the pass, it permitted us to bypass long lines (and they were long especially on Saturday and Sunday) and to see exhibits that you would not see if you bought the basic ticket. Even though we didn't use two of our five passes, I feel that we easily got our money's worth in terms of admission fees. The convenience of bypassing long lines is certainly a bonus.The passes are good for nine days, and I'd say you need to sightsee 3 or more days to get the most out of your City Pass. After all, you don't want to ignore some of the free attractions, like the Chicago Cultural Center, the Bean and Buckingham Fountain, to mention just a few.
This was a great way to visit many venus for a very affordable price.
The savings, combined with being able to by-pass the long, general entrance lines makes this an economical and advantageous program. Highly recommended.