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Attraction Passes Chicago CityPASS offers savings of 48 percent on admission to five must-see Chicago attractions. The tickets cover prepaid admission to Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago and The Field Museum, plus your choice of two more attractions from the following: Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, 360 Chicago Observation Deck and Adler Planetarium.

CityPASS also offers the Chicago C3 ticket, designed for shorter stays. Travelers can choose any combination of three attractions from a choice from a choice of five. The options include Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, Shoreline Sightseeing Architectural River Tour and Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier. The C3 ticket saves travelers up to 35% (savings vary depending on attractions chosen).

Both Chicago CityPASS and C3 tickets are valid for nine consecutive days, beginning with and including the first day of use. And should your travel plans change, CityPASS offers a full refund on any unactivated ticket within 365 days of purchase date. Tickets are available online at citypass.com or may be purchased at the participating attractions.

For current pricing and information go to www.citypass.com or phone (888) 330-5008.

Note: Reservations are required or highly recommended at some attractions. Please check for updated attraction reservation information.

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Go Chicago pass is an all-access pass offering admission to more than 21 Chicago tours, attractions and museums. There are different passes to suit, whether you want to choose the number of days or attractions to visit. The pass includes admission to such popular vacation attractions as the Architecture River Cruise, Big Bus Tours Chicago, The Field Museum, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and Skydeck Chicago. The Go Chicago pass can save the holder up to 48 percent compared to gate prices. It is available online or over the phone (800) 887-9103.

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Travel Information

City Population

2,695,598

Elevation

673 ft.

Sales Tax

Illinois sales tax is 6.3 percent; cities and counties impose additional increments. The Chicago area has a lodging tax of 17.4 percent.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

311

Hospitals

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, (312) 567-2000; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, (312) 926-2000; Resurrection Medical Center, (773) 774-8000; Saint Anthony Hospital, (773) 484-1000; The University of Chicago Medicine, (773) 702-1000; University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, (866) 600-2273.

Visitor Information

111 N. State St. (lower level) Chicago, IL 60602. Phone:(312)781-1000

Air Travel

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)—17 miles northwest of the city—is served by major domestic and foreign carriers. Midway International Airport (MDW), though smaller and serviced by far fewer carriers than O'Hare, is closer to the Loop—only 8 miles southwest of downtown.

Rental Cars

Chicago is served by major car rental agencies. Arrangements should be made before you leave on your trip; your local AAA club can provide this assistance or additional information. Hertz, (312) 372-7600 or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

Chicago Union Station, 225 S. Canal St., is the city's main train depot and Amtrak's local hub. Trains run to both coasts and well into the South, with stops at most major cities along the routes; phone (800) 872-7245.

Buses

Greyhound Lines Inc. has its station at 630 W. Harrison St.; phone (312) 408-5821 or (800) 231-2222.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available in Chicago.

Public Transportation

Transportation by train and bus is available in Chicago.

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