10 Places To Visit in Chicago For Free


Explore this iconic park and marvel at the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as "The Bean." Enjoy free concerts, art installations, and beautiful landscaping year-round.

Millennium Park


Visit one of the last remaining free zoos in the country and see a wide variety of animals from around the world, including lions, gorillas, and polar bears.

Lincoln Park Zoo


Admire the stunning architecture of this historic building and explore its rotating art exhibitions and cultural programs, all free of charge.

Chicago Cultural Center


Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the lush greenery of this botanical oasis, home to thousands of plants from around the globe.

Garfield Park Conservatory


Take a leisurely stroll, bike ride, or jog along this elevated trail, which stretches through several vibrant Chicago neighborhoods and offers beautiful views of the city skyline.

The 606 Trail


Explore thought-provoking photography exhibitions showcasing both established and emerging artists, all for free at this museum located at Columbia College Chicago.

Museum of Contemporary Photography


Wander along the scenic Chicago Riverwalk and take in the city's iconic architecture, public art installations, and lively atmosphere, perfect for a leisurely afternoon stroll.

Chicago Riverwalk


Known as "Chicago's front yard," Grant Park offers expansive green spaces, picturesque gardens, and iconic landmarks like Buckingham Fountain, all free to explore.

Grant Park


Take advantage of this free service offered by the city of Chicago and explore various neighborhoods with the help of knowledgeable local volunteers who provide personalized walking tours.

Chicago Greeter Tours


Discover a wealth of resources, events, and exhibitions at this architectural gem, including lectures, performances, and art displays, all free and open to the public.

Chicago Public Library Cultural Center


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