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City Spotlight: Chicago

City Spotlight: Chicago


It may be affectionally known as the "Second City" but for the people of Chicago, their city is second to none. We love the history, architecture, and the people of The Windy City but we also love their military discounts, of which there are plenty! Check out these fun discounts this fall!

Chicago Architecture Foundation: The Foundation offers a downtown walking and neighborhood tour in addition to their famous architecture river cruise. The tours are given by volunteers who receive hundreds of hours of training on Chicago architecture and history. Active-duty military personnel are entitled to one free ticket for the walking tour.

Shedd Aquarium: With exhibits ranging from Waters of the World. to the Amazon, the Great Lakes, and the Wild Reef, there are underwater exhibits for everyone. The world class museum offers free admission for active-duty military personnel, as well as Chicago police officers and fire fighters. The discount is not extended to family and does require a military ID.

Museum of Science & Industry: This Chicago landmark features traveling exhibits including Body Worlds, Animal Inside Out, Science Storms and the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States. The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry offers free admission to all active-duty military, Illinois POWs, Chicago firefighters and Chicago police officers with a valid ID when buying tickets onsite.

The Field Museum: Their most famous exhibit may be "Sue" , a 67 million year old Tyrannosaurus Rex but the Field Museum has a lot more to offer than just one dinosaur. Representing 4.6 billion years of history under one roof, the Field Museum boats some of the worlds best kept treasures. Active duty military receive free basic admission to the Field Museum year round.

Old Chicago: With over 110 brews and some of the best pasta and pizza in the city, Old Chicago restaurants are offering a 10% discount on all food for military personnel and their families.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago: This global chain is a staple in the city, celebrating over 25 years in the heart of Chicago River North. With fun events, concerts, and an amazing gift shop, Hard Rock offers a 15% discount for active duty military. The discount can be applied to food, alcohol, and non-charity merchandise.

Spirit of Chicago Lunch/Dinner Cruise - Featuring dinner, dancing, entertainment and unforgettable views of the city, the Spirit of Chicago is the city's most popular cruise. The cruises leave from Navy Pier and the company offers a 15% military discount.

Navy Pier IMAX - The Navy Pier IMAX theater makes the entertainment experience comes alive. It has full length feature films as well as shorter documentaries. Military will receive full length feature films for $12 per ticket while the shorter films are $7 per ticket.