Best missions in Chicago

Check out the top missions in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Chicago Cultural Center

1. Chicago Cultural Center

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33 local reviews
78 East Washington Street, Chicago
Closed now
(312) 744-6630
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Ruben
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, is a Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official re…
April
FREE admission! The center hosts rotating art exhibits but if anything go inside to see the ridiculously beaut…
Scott and Mindy
The enormous Tiffany dome is a stunner, while the galleries always have a good show going on. Free admission…
1. Chicago Cultural Center

1. Chicago Cultural Center

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33 local reviews
78 East Washington Street, Chicago
Closed now
(312) 744-6630
Ruben
Ruben
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, is a Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official reception venue where the Mayor …
April
April
FREE admission! The center hosts rotating art exhibits but if anything go inside to see the ridiculously beautiful Tiffany dome ceilings.
Scott and Mindy
Scott and Mindy
The enormous Tiffany dome is a stunner, while the galleries always have a good show going on. Free admission.
2. Lincoln Park Zoo

2. Lincoln Park Zoo

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116 local reviews
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-742-2000
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Lins
Lincoln Park Zoo is a free 35-acre zoo located in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 18…
Laura
Lincoln Park Zoo is a free 35-acre zoo located in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 18…
Ruben
Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35-acre zoo located in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, m…
2. Lincoln Park Zoo

2. Lincoln Park Zoo

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116 local reviews
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-742-2000
Lins
Lins
Lincoln Park Zoo is a free 35-acre zoo located in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, making it among the oldest…
Laura
Laura
Lincoln Park Zoo is a free 35-acre zoo located in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, making it among the oldest…
Ruben
Ruben
Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35-acre zoo located in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, making it among the oldest of z…
3. The Art Institute of Chicago

3. The Art Institute of Chicago

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130 local reviews
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-443-3600
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Val
Enjoy free admission to our amazing local museums on these dates: Adler Planetarium September 12-16 October 1…
Brodi
General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. throughout the year. Kid…
Eric
One of the premier art museums in the world, you could spend days here perusing the art of global cultures. W…
3. The Art Institute of Chicago

3. The Art Institute of Chicago

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130 local reviews
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-443-3600
Val
Val
Enjoy free admission to our amazing local museums on these dates: Adler Planetarium September 12-16 October 10 (Columbus Day) November 11 (…
Brodi
Brodi
General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. throughout the year. Kids under 14 are free, too!
Eric
Eric
One of the premier art museums in the world, you could spend days here perusing the art of global cultures. Worth the price of admission fo…
4. Adler Planetarium

4. Adler Planetarium

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29 local reviews
1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-922-7827
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Tony
Though it’s staffed by world-class researchers at the forefront of their field, the museum’s real draw will al…
Anthony
You’ll have to travel to the outermost tip of Museum Campus to visit the Adler Planetarium, but the journey se…
Dustin
The world-famous Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum has numerous space science exhibitions & the world's mos…
4. Adler Planetarium

4. Adler Planetarium

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29 local reviews
1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-922-7827
Tony
Tony
Though it’s staffed by world-class researchers at the forefront of their field, the museum’s real draw will always be the virtual-reality tr…
Anthony
Anthony
You’ll have to travel to the outermost tip of Museum Campus to visit the Adler Planetarium, but the journey seems appropriate considering th…
Dustin
Dustin
The world-famous Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum has numerous space science exhibitions & the world's most important astronomical instr…
5. Garfield Park Conservatory

5. Garfield Park Conservatory

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40 local reviews
300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
(312) 746-5100
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Kate
Gorgeous green house and park lands, free admission, or donate, very close to my house.
Carla
One of the world's largest indoor conservatories... it's AMAZING. Extensive outdoor gardens as well. Take th…
Erin
A treasure of the Chicago Park District. Located near the green line, this turn of the century conservatory is…
5. Garfield Park Conservatory

5. Garfield Park Conservatory

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40 local reviews
300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
(312) 746-5100
Kate
Kate
Gorgeous green house and park lands, free admission, or donate, very close to my house.
Carla
Carla
One of the world's largest indoor conservatories... it's AMAZING. Extensive outdoor gardens as well. Take the pink line to the loop & tran…
Erin
Erin
A treasure of the Chicago Park District. Located near the green line, this turn of the century conservatory is a great place to feel like yo…
6. National Museum of Mexican Art

6. National Museum of Mexican Art

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20 local reviews
1852 West 19th Street, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-738-1503
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Matt
Incredible institution that features Mexican, Latino, and Chicano art and culture. The museum is the only Lati…
Miranda
Generally free admission to this super awesome neighborhood museum.
Ruben
The National Museum of Mexican Art is a museum which features Mexican, Latino, and Chicano art and culture. Th…
6. National Museum of Mexican Art

6. National Museum of Mexican Art

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20 local reviews
1852 West 19th Street, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-738-1503
Matt
Matt
Incredible institution that features Mexican, Latino, and Chicano art and culture. The museum is the only Latino museum accredited by the Am…
Miranda
Miranda
Generally free admission to this super awesome neighborhood museum.
Ruben
Ruben
The National Museum of Mexican Art is a museum which features Mexican, Latino, and Chicano art and culture. The museum was founded in 1982 b…
7. Inspiration Kitchens

7. Inspiration Kitchens

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10 local reviews
3504 West Lake Street, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-801-1110
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Marcus
Restaurant with an inspirational mission and good food, whether brunch or supper.
David
Fantastic, well-priced food with a mission to help EGP residents gain the job and culinary skills they need to…
Mila
Yummy food while helping create more job opportunities for those in need, it's a true gem in the neighborhood.
7. Inspiration Kitchens

7. Inspiration Kitchens

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10 local reviews
3504 West Lake Street, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-801-1110
Marcus
Marcus
Restaurant with an inspirational mission and good food, whether brunch or supper.
David
David
Fantastic, well-priced food with a mission to help EGP residents gain the job and culinary skills they need to escape poverty and live a hea…
Mila
Mila
Yummy food while helping create more job opportunities for those in need, it's a true gem in the neighborhood.
8. Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

8. Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

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2 local reviews
40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Closed now
+1 847-491-4000
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Patricia
The Block Museum is Northwestern University’s art museum. The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative …
Gaylon
Ever changing calendar of art and photography exhibits coupled with a cinema art house. Admission to the galle…
Patricia
The Block Museum is Northwestern University’s art museum. The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative …
8. Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

8. Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

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2 local reviews
40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Closed now
+1 847-491-4000
Patricia
Patricia
The Block Museum is Northwestern University’s art museum. The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource…
Gaylon
Gaylon
Ever changing calendar of art and photography exhibits coupled with a cinema art house. Admission to the galleries is free, film screenings …
Patricia
Patricia
The Block Museum is Northwestern University’s art museum. The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource…
9. John Hancock Center

9. John Hancock Center

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50 local reviews
875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
+1 312-751-3680
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Dave & Tracy
Skip the $20 admission to the viewing deck and head straight to the Signature Room for a cocktail - located on…
Michael
Great views of Chicago skyline. Free admission.
Erin
A landmark for so many reasons! It is the northern anchor of the magnificent mile and the gateway to the beach…
9. John Hancock Center

9. John Hancock Center

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50 local reviews
875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
+1 312-751-3680
Dave & Tracy
Dave & Tracy
Skip the $20 admission to the viewing deck and head straight to the Signature Room for a cocktail - located only one floor lower than the to…
Michael
Michael
Great views of Chicago skyline. Free admission.
Erin
Erin
A landmark for so many reasons! It is the northern anchor of the magnificent mile and the gateway to the beach scene to the north of Lake Sh…