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Attraction Passes Chicago CityPASS offers savings on admission to 5 top Chicago attractions during your trip. The tickets cover prepaid admission to Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Field Museum, either Adler Planetarium or the Art Institute of Chicago, and either the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, or 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck.

Valid for 9 days, including the first day of use, the tickets save visitors up to 50 percent on combined admission to must-see Chicago attractions. Mobile tickets and booklets are available online at www.citypass.com or you may purchase the Chicago CityPASS booklet at participating attractions. For current pricing and information go to www.citypass.com or phone (888) 330-5008.

Go Chicago pass is an all-access pass offering admission to more than 25 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 55 percent compared to gate prices. It is available online or over the phone (800) 887-9103.

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Chicago, IL

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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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