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Chicago Sports Museum

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Address: 835 N Michigan Ave, Level 7, Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL 60611-2203
Phone Number:
+1 312-202-0500
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The 8,000 square foot Chicago Sports Museum offers a highly interactive...

The 8,000 square foot Chicago Sports Museum offers a highly interactive experience for visitors to explore the legends and lore of Chicago sports. It combines hi-tech interactive experiences-including skill challenges and simulated experiences-with unique sports memorabilia and an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts. Admission to the Chicago Sports Museum is complimentary with a purchase at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch!

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Chicago sports fan must stop here

Cool little museum for the true Chicago sports fan. Fun interactive things to do for all ages. I loved seeing the 2016 Cubs memorabilia. Spent about one hour here, thats all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jose B
Lakewood, California
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Madison, WI
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Harry Carry's for lunch. Decided to check out the attached sports museum (free if you spend $ at the restaurant). Very cool place that was not busy. My 11 year old enjoyed all the interactive exhibits. A good place to spend an hour or so on a cold, rainy afternoon while others are shopping.

Thank fitchgirl
Lakewood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cool little museum for the true Chicago sports fan. Fun interactive things to do for all ages. I loved seeing the 2016 Cubs memorabilia. Spent about one hour here, thats all you need on a quiet day. Free entry when you eat at Harry Careys restaurant right next door. Otherwise I think the entrance is $6.00, which isnt going to... More 

Thank Jose B
Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not really fan of American sports but at six dollars I was willing to try it. Small but interactive. Lots of sports to try in virtual games. Quiet and not crowded. Worth a trip if you are near water tower place.

Thank Lauren P
Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best value we found in Chicago!! So much fun. Everything is interactive for the entire family to enjoy.

Thank Mguar13
River Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But there were several things out of order. Visited on a Monday afternoon with no crowd and no wait. Lots of interactive exhibits. And free admission with purchase at Harry Carey's next door. Good stop for the sports fan.

Thank Chris M
Plymouth, Michigan
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon the sports museum while shopping at water tower place. If you have a sports fan in your family they will love this place. The interactive football, basketball, hockey and baseball games are a must, test your skills against the best! Lots of interesting memorabilia and interactive exhibits. Great value for money!

Thank Gomez1000
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun fur kids and cool history but needs some maintenance (driving game didn't work, Harry Carry broadcast booth TelePrompTer didn't work, etc). Lots of interactive displays where the whole family can get involved. Marketing could be better as we stumbled upon it accidentally.

Thank Shelliu
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the 7th Floor of the Water Tower Shopping Mall inside Harry Caray's restaurant, this is a win-win for the family! Shopping at the mall, food, inexpensive entry (can be applied towards food at HC's restaurant, interactive games in the museum, and fun sports trivia!

Thank Piaknows
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Great museum for any sports fan. Great interactive items for the public to play with. Play the home run Derby or try to be a hockey keeper. Great memorabilia for all of Chicago sports and great value for money

Thank Darren M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We went with our daughter, son in law and grandsons aged 6 and 9 and had a great time. Lots of interactive games to match your skill on electronic screen e.g. Shooting basketballs. $6 entry for adults or kids over the age of 3 and $3 of seniors. Would definitely go again - kids didn't want to leave, we were... More 

Thank Wyorkie

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