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Shedd Aquarium vs Field Museum

Both Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum are recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Shedd Aquarium scores marginally higher than The Field Museum. Shedd Aquarium scores 95 with endorsements from 9 sources including Frommer's, Concierge and Lonely Planet.

Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
9 / 10
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
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Fodor's Fodor's
"One of the most popular aquariums in the country, the Shedd houses more than 32,500 creatures from around the world." Full review
Concierge Concierge
"Encased in a handsome marble octagon overlooking the Lake, the Shedd is the world's largest indoor aquarium."
Frommer's Frommer's
"The Shedd is one of the world's largest indoor aquariums and houses thousands of river, lake, and sea denizens in standard aquarium tanks and elaborate new habitats." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"Anchoring the aquatic offerings at this 75-year-old institution are enduring favorites such as piranhas, frogs and snakes of the Amazon." Full review
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"Marine and freshwater creatures from around the world are on view in this 1929 Classical Greek-inspired Beaux Arts structure."
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Field Museum
Field Museum
9 / 10
1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496
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Fodor's Fodor's
"More than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space fill this gigantic museum, which explores cultures and environments from around the world." Full review
Concierge Concierge
"Lions and tigers and bears are the main attraction at this huge natural history museum, filled with interactive exhibits about planet Earth."
Frommer's Frommer's
"Is it any wonder that Steven Spielberg thought the Field Museum of Natural History was a suitable home turf for the intrepid archaeologist and adventurer hero of his Indiana Jones movies?" Full review
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"Go to see Sue, world's largest known T. Rex; stay for the jam-packed halls of vaguely macabre taxidermy."
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"For orinthology enthusiasts or would-be archeologists, you’ll find your thrills at the massive Field Museum." Full review
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