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Chicago: Crossroads of America

Take a close look at L car no. 1, visit a jazz club, picture yourself in the fashions of the Marshall Field’s store window, and learn what makes Chicago home sweet home. Explore the city’s history through a series of galleries that highlight artifacts through interactive features and multimedia presentations.


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Stories are always better when shared. Groups of 10 adults or more receive a discount when reserving at least 4 weeks in advance. Learn more about our Adult Group Tours options.


L car no. 1 once transported people from the Loop to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park. Since 2006, it has transported thousands of Museum visitors through time as they walked down its aisle, sat on its seats, and marveled at its stained-glass windows and woodwork. Now, L car no. 1 is in need of a tune-up. Please help us restore it to its original beauty.

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