Chicago is a fantastic city with many free things to do. Here are some ideas:

Free Things To Do

Home to the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, this park also features free concerts, art exhibits, and outdoor movies.

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Millennium Park

Take a stroll along the lakefront, enjoy the Ferris wheel, and watch the fireworks on Wednesday and Saturday nights during the summer.

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Navy Pier

This landmark building features free art exhibits, concerts, and lectures.

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Chicago Cultural Center

One of the last free zoos in the country, Lincoln Park Zoo is home to over 200 species of animals.

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Lincoln Park Zoo

Free admission to the museum is available for Illinois residents on certain days of the week.

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The Art Institute of Chicago

Explore the beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens and collections of rare plants.

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Garfield Park Conservatory

Take a scenic walk along the Chicago River and enjoy the city's architecture.

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Chicago Riverwalk 

This elevated park and trail system connects several neighborhoods and offers beautiful views of the city.

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The 606 

Explore the city's architecture through free exhibits and tours.

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Chicago Architecture Center

Take a free tour of this stunning building, which is also home to the largest public library in the city.

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The Harold Washington Library