The Field Museum (1400 S Lake Shore Drive) is Opening the Vaults to the Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair. It will display rare and unseen items from its collection from October 25, 2013 through September 7, 2014. Several hotel packages are available for those who would like to take the trip.
The Wit Hotel (201 N. State Street) offers a package that includes two tickets to Opening the Vaults, a Ferris wheel tote bag, a World’s Fair Mint Tin and a Ferris wheel dessert. In a yearlong partnership with the Field Museum, it will have Fair memorabilia on display in its lobby.
The Hampton Inn and Suites Chicago Downtown (33 W Illinois Street) has a Field Museum Package with two VIP no-wait tickets for general admission, three special exhibitions, the 3D Theater and a discount at the Field Museum store.
The Palmer House (17 E Monroe Street) package includes two tickets to the Museum. The hotel is a piece of Chicago history. Thirteen days after Potter Palmer opened the original Palmer House, it burned in the Great Fire. In 1873, it reopened and became the longest continually operating hotel in the US.
The Days Inn Chicago (644 W Diversey Pkwy) package includes a VIP All-Access pass to the museum and a discounted overnight stay. It has been friendly to travelling musicians, so it has earned a reputation as the Rock N Roll Days Inn.
The Best Western River North (125 W Ohio) has a Grown-Up Getaway package with two welcome drinks and two tickets for Field Museum special exhibitions.
Chicago’s Essex Inn (800 S Michigan Ave) offers an All-Access package with accommodations for two and VIP admission for Field Museum special exhibitions.
Swissôtel Chicago (323 E Wacker Drive) provides a Field Museum package with two exhibition tickets.
The Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago (401 N Wabash) has a package providing 4 tickets to the Field museum and a Trump Explorer backpack with bottled water and a healthy snack.
More options and details are available at http://fieldmuseum.org/visit/parking/hotels.
One would be cautioned against staying at H.H. Holmes’ hotel (611 W 63rd Street). It features gas jets built into the walls, a disposal chute, a human-sized incinerator and murder.