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 Visiting Chicago

Chicago Cultural Attractions

Museum Campus
The Museum Campus is a 57-acre museum park that sits in front of Lake Michigan and surrounds three of the city's museums: the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History. The Museum Campus is served year-round by the #146 bus. Service hours are until 10:30 p.m. every day. For additional route information, please consult the CTA bus system guide.

Museum of Science and Industry
From downtown Chicago, there are several ways to reach the Museum of Science and Industry, the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. From the Hilton Chicago, walk to Balbo and Michigan Ave. and take the #6 (towards 79th/South Shore) to the 56th St. and Hyde Park Boulevard stop, one block north of the Museum. The #6 runs every 10 to 15 minutes, between 6 a.m. - 1 a.m daily. On weekends, the #10 (towards the Museum of Science and Industry) can also be boarded at Balbo and Michigan Ave., and stops at the front entrance of the Museum.

Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave, an approximately 15 minute walk north from the Hilton Chicago. A number of bus lines stop in front of the Art Institute, including the #3, 4, 6, and J14, among others. Please consult the CTA bus system guide for more detailed route information including bus stops and route service hours.

Millennium Park
Millennium Park is located just north of the Art Institute at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Monroe St., an approximately 15 minute walk from the Hilton Chicago. A number of bus lines stop in front of Millennium Park, including the #3, 4, 6, and J14, among others. Please consult the CTA bus system guide for more detailed route information including bus stops and route service hours.

Chicago Cultural Center
The
Cultural Center, one of the most visited attractions in Chicago, is an approximately 15 minute walk north of the Hilton Chicago, located at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Washington St., across from Millennium Park. A number of bus lines stop in front of the Cultural Center, including the #3, 4, 6, and J14, among others. Please consult the CTA bus system guide for more detailed route information including bus stops and route service hours.

Navy Pier
Visitors to
Navy Pier can get there most directly via the #29 (towards Navy Pier), departing from the corner of State St. and Balbo Ave., two blocks west of the Hilton Chicago. This bus will drop passengers off in the Navy Pier terminal just in front of the Pier. Service runs from 4:00a.m.-11:30p.m. on weekdays, and approximately 4:00 a.m.-11:15 p.m. on weekends. For additional buses available at other times of the day, please consult the CTA bus system guide.

National Museum of Mexican Art
The largest
Mexican cultural center/museum in the nation is located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. From the Hilton Chicago, visitors can get to the Museum via the Pink Line. Take the Pink Line south from the Harold Washington Library stop, at the corner of State St. and Van Buren St. The Museum is located between the 18th St. and Damen-Cermak stops, at 1852 W. 19th St. It is approximately a two block walk from either stop. Note: the Museum is closed on Mondays.

DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum, the first and oldest museum in the U.S. dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture, and art, is located in Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood. The museum is located near several rail lines and bus routes. To get there most directly from the Hilton Chicago, take the #4 (towards 95th St/CSU), from the corner of Michigan Ave. and 8th St. Exit at Cottage Grove and 57th, just to the side of the Museum. Please consult the CTA bus system guide for more detailed route information including additional bus stops and route service hours. Note: the Museum is closed on Mondays.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art(MCA) is located at 222 E. Chicago Ave., one block east of Michigan Ave., near the heart of the Magnificent Mile. The MCA is accessible by both rail and bus. From the Hilton Chicago, take the Red Line north (towards Howard) from the Harrison stop, located near the corner of State St. and Harrison St. Get off at the Chicago stop and walk four blocks east to the MCA. The MCA is also easily accessible by several Michigan Ave. bus routes, including the #3. The #3 (towards Michigan/Chicago), from Michigan Ave. and 8th St., stops in front of the MCA. For additional buses available, please consult the CTA bus system guide. Note: the Museum is closed on Mondays.

Chicago History Museum
The Chicago History Museum is located at 1601 N. Clark in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The Brown Line Sedgwick station and Red Line Clark/Division station are located approximately ½ mile from the Museum. Several bus routes stop nearby, including the #22. From the Hilton Chicago, walk west to the corner of Dearborn St. and Polk St. for the #22. The #22 (towards Foster), will stop in front of the History Museum. For additional buses available, please consult the CTA bus system guide.

For more information on planning your trip, please click here:
CTA Trip Planner: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/trip_planner.aspx
CTA Bus Tracker: http://ctabustracker.com/bustime/home.jsp
CTA Train Tracker: http://www.transitchicago.com/traintracker/default.aspx

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