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.
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.
Would definitely go with a city pass again. The regular line to the Willis tower was 2 hours, with a city pass, we walked right in with no waiting. It was great!