The Ultimate Illinois Family Vacations Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Illinois is a state like no other. From the Shedd Aquarium to the Art Institute of Chicago and from Millennium Park to Wrigley Field, Illinois offers excitement, fun, diversity and a certain uniqueness. Take this quiz to discover a little of the excitement and fun of Illinois.

Since when has the Shedd Aquarium been in operation?

The Shedd Aquarium opened its doors in 1930.

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Which of these are to be found at the Shedd Aquarium?

You'll find the Caribbean Coral Reef tank and the Wild Reef Habitat at the Shedd Aquarium.

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The annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival has films from how many countries?

It brings together children's films from 40 countries around the world.

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What is the name of the category in the Chicago International Children's Film Festival that caters for films made by kids under 18?

It's called Child-Produced Work and it's strictly for under-18s.

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During the holiday season, what happens in the evening at Lincoln Park Zoo?

In the evening, millions of tiny lights turn on to make ZooLights.

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If you want to experience ZooLights on a winter evening, how can you get around aside from on foot?

The best way for the foot-weary is on board the Holiday Express.

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What is popular among children at the Art Institute of Chicago?

Children love the suits of armor, swords and daggers as well as the other ancient firearms.

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Where are scores of dollhouse-sized rooms located in the Art Institute of Chicago?

There are literally scores of tiny dollhouse-sized rooms all located in the Thorne Miniature Room.

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What is the real name of the "Bean" in Millennium Park?

It was originally named Cloud Gate but locals call it affectionately the Bean.

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What overlooks the Crown Fountain from above?

Overlooking the Crown Fountain are two 50-foot towers.

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The Navy Pier Ferris wheel is a remodel of an older one. Which one?

It was remodeled on the one that was built for the Chicago World Columbian Exposition in 1893.

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From Navy Pier, you can take a speed boat ride across which lake?

The speed boat ride will take you across Lake Michigan.

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Where in the Museum of Science and Industry can you feel what it's like under the ocean?

You can get right inside the captured U-boat and get to feel what it's like 20,000 leagues under.

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What size are the trains at The Great Train Story?

The trains at the Great Train Story are miniature -- all 34 models.

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Why do children love the Chick Hatchery?

Kids love the Chick Hatchery because they actually get to see the real thing: chicks pecking their shells open.

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Which is taller, the John Hancock Center or the Park Tower?

The John Hancock Center has 100 stories, while the Park Tower has only 67.

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When does the Chicago Blues Festival take place?

It takes place every year in June across four whole days of festivities.

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When Wrigley Field was built in 1914, how much did it cost to build?

It cost $250,000. But that was then. That's today's equivalent of many millions of dollars.

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What do visitors come to see at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum?

They flock to see books, papers and all kinds of things from Lincoln's time. There's also a replica of his childhood home there.

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What external factor can influence the outcome of a hit at the Wrigley Field?

Surprisingly, the wind can do it. Depending on which way the wind blows can make a difference which team scores a victory.

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