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Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Chicago 2014 by ChicagoTraveler.com

Chicago Isn't Only for Grown-Ups -- the Windy City Is Packed With Incredibly Fun Things to Do With Kids, so Enjoy This List of Activities That Will Have Even Adults Doing Somersaults

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 01/23/14 -- Chicago is a wonderful city for a family trip, and with so many incredible attractions for kids it also is one of the few places in the world that doesn't evoke instant "Mom, I'm bored" responses. Enjoy ChicagoTraveler.com's (http://www.chicagotraveler.com) list of the best 10 things to do with kids this year in Chicago. The list includes the top 5 things to do in cold weather, the top 5 things to do when the sun is shining, and to help put things in perspective, how much each activity costs.

Things to do in cold weather:

1. Ice Skating - Free (with skates)
The weather outside is frightful, but ice skating is so delightful! Millennium Park's McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is open November through March, so grab the kids and enjoy the day on the ice. Skates are available for $10.

2. ComedySportz - $22 - $24
Laugh it up with the kids at ComedySportz. Staying inside is always a good idea on cold Chicago nights, and ComedySportz offers family friendly shows that kids get a kick out of. Kid appropriate shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights have everyone laughing.

3. Amazing Chicago - $10 - $40
From puzzles to a spinning tunnel, Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze adds excitement to any cold day in Chicago. Venture through the maze and try to escape! The maze only costs $10, and children 4 and under enter free. Amazing Chicago is located on Navy Pier.

4. Shedd Aquarium - General Admission $6 - $8
See your children's faces light up while exploring the wonders of Shedd Aquarium. The Caribbean Reef, Waters of the World, and Amazon Rising are all included in general admission, but the Shedd Aquarium offers an array of other incredible exhibits perfect for a chilly day in the Windy City.

5. Chicago Museums - Price varies
From Adler Planetarium to the Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago is chalk full of interesting museums for the kids. To check 2014's museum free days go to http://www.chicagotraveler.com/chicago-free-attractions.htm. Museum discount cards are also available.

For more ideas on things to do in the cold weather read this article.

Things to do in warmer weather:

1. Navy Pier - Free
On warm Chicago days Navy Pier is the place to be with kids! From the famous ferris wheel to Children's Museum, there are an endless array of attractions to enjoy at the iconic Chicago pier. Rent a bike and explore!

2. Millennium Park - Free
Chicago in the summertime can get hot, so bring the kids to cool off in Millennium Park. From the Crown Fountain to shady trees, this attraction is perfect for hot days in Chicago. Pack a picnic and enjoy the day with the whole family.

3. Lincoln Park Zoo - Free
One of the few remaining free zoos in the United States, the Lincoln Park Zoo is an incredible thing to do with kids in Chicago when the sun is out. The zoo is always offering great exhibits, shows and activities -- so join the fun.

4. Chicago Family Fun Pass - $40 child $60 adult
Chicago Go Card offers incredible savings for families who want to see it all! The Chicago Family Fun Pass includes 4 attractions: Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Skyline Lake Tour, and SkyDeck at Willis (Sears) Tower.

5. Chicago SeaDog Speedboat Tour - $24+
There is nothing more fun (for both kids and adults!) than zooming through Lake Michigan on a speedboat! Chicago SeaDog speedboat tours operate only in the warmer months (starting in March), and is an incredible thing to do with kids.

Bonus activity good year-round: Legoland® Discovery Center - $20
They get stuck in noses, lost in cracks, and make a huge mess, but kids sure can't get enough of Legos® . From awesome rides and attractions to a 4D Cinema experience, Legoland® Discovery Center is a great option for a warm Chicago day.

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