Chicago CItyPASS vs Explorer Pass which saves you more money

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Are you planning a trip to Chicago, Illinois?  If you are, then you might have been thinking about the best way to save money on the trip.  You might have heard of two ways that can save you money: the Chicago CityPASS and the Chicago Explorer Pass.  Both offer you admission to multiple tourist attractions in Chicago at a savings.  But the question is, which one should you buy?

Well, here you can see a side by side comparison of which attractions are covered in the pass.  This can help you decide which pass is a better suited for you because you may have a few attractions in Chicago that are can’t miss for you; for example, if you really want to visit the Brookfield Zoo, it is covered by the Explorer Pass and not the CityPASS, but if you really want to visit Shedd Aquarium it is covered by the CityPASS and not the Explorer Pass.

After you look at the comparisons, you can scroll down and get more information on prices, how the pass works, and where to go to buy these passes.  Hopefully, this information can help you make the best decision regarding your upcoming trip to Chicago, Illinois.

CityPASSExplorer Pass
Price infoPrice info
Adler PlanetariumXX
Art Institute of ChicagoXX
Brookfield ZooX
Chicago Children’s MuseumX
Chicago History MuseumX
Field MuseumXX
Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio TourX
Frederick C. Robie HouseX
Gray Line Grand Chicago TourX
Gray Line North Side TourX
Gray Line South Side TourX
Hop On/Hop Off Tour 24 hoursX
LEGOLAND Discovery CenterX
Lincoln Park Zoo RidesX
Museum of Contemporary ArtX
Museum of Science and IndustryXX
Navy PierX
Shedd AquariumX
Shoreline Sightseeing Architectural River CruiseX
Skydeck ChicagoXX
Skyline Lake ToursX


Chicago CityPASS

Adult pass: $106

Children’s pass: $89

See here for more information on CITYPass.


Chicago Explorer Pass

3 attractions: $70 for adults, $45 for children (see here for more information on the 3 attraction Explorer Pass)

5 attractions: $105 for adults, $72 for children (see here for more information on the 5 attraction Explorer Pass)

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