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Chicago Explorer Pass Buy Now

  • Save up to 40% on top Chicago attractions. Pay nothing at the gate!
  • Choose as you go. Enjoy 3, 4, or 5 attractions and tours from 26 attractions.
  • Easy to use. Show your pass at designated ticketing areas and enjoy!
  • Take your time. Pass is valid for 30 days after your first attraction visit.
  • Instant delivery. Use your pass right on your phone with the free Go City Card app or print it out in advance.

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Visit 3 Choices
Adult / Child (3-12)
$72 / $45
Visit 4 Choices
Adult / Child (3-12)
$95 / $60
Visit 5 Choices
Adult / Child (3-12)
$110 / $75

Risk Free Guarantee

Our Risk Free Guarantee gives you one year from your purchase date to return any non-activated passes for a full refund.

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How it works

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What is a Chicago Explorer Pass?

A Chicago Explorer Pass is a multi-attraction pass that includes admission to your choice of 3, 4, or 5 Chicago attractions for one low price.

How does a Chicago Explorer Pass work?
  • Purchase a pass for the number of attractions you want to visit — we offer 3, 4, or 5-Choice Passes.
  • Your Chicago Explorer Pass gets you into any of the 26 included attractions. No need to decide before your trip, choose as you go from the options included with your pass.
  • Simply present your pass at included attractions for admission. Pay nothing at the gate.
  • Visiting your first attraction activates your card. Then, you’ll have 30 days to use your pass.
How will I get my pass?

Instantly! Choose between 2 options:

  • Use your pass right on your phone with the free Go City Card app.
  • Print your pass and guidebook at home.

Links and easy-to-follow instructions for both options will be in your confirmation email.

What else does the pass include?

You'll get a guide with hours of operation and directions for each attraction, and a map to help plan your itinerary.

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Is this just a discount card? Will I still need to buy tickets?

No. Passes include admission to each attraction; no need to pay anything at the gate. Some attractions may offer upgrades or special exhibits for an additional fee.

Do I need to choose my attractions in advance?

Nope, choose as you go. The pass is good for any combination of the number of attractions you purchased.

My child is under 3 years old. Can I get them a Chicago Explorer Pass?

Child Passes are recommended for children ages 3-12. Many attractions offer free admission for younger children. Please consult the attraction websites for more details.

How will I get my pass?

Instantly! Choose between 2 options:

  • Use your pass right on your phone with the free Go City Card app.
  • Print your pass and guidebook at home.

Links and easy-to-follow instructions for both options will be in your confirmation email.

How do I activate my pass?

Easy: simply visit your first attraction!

Is the pass valid all day?

You bet! Feel free to visit the attractions any time of the day as long as they are open or operating.

What is your refund policy?

Our Risk Free Guarantee gives you one year from your purchase date to return any non-activated passes for a full refund.

How much will I save?

Compare the price of the pass to the gate prices of the attractions you want to visit to see how much you can save. Many customers save 40%.

We give you the flexibility to create your own itinerary and choose the attractions you want to visit depending on your interests.

For inspiration, check out some of our sample itineraries, insider tips, and more for info on all the fun things to do in Chicago so you can make the most of your time here.

Can I visit an attraction more than once?

No. Your pass includes only one visit per attraction.

Can I purchase passes on the spur of the moment when I arrive in Chicago?

Of course! With instant digital delivery, you can purchase and access passes right on your mobile device. Or, visit one of our local purchase locations.

Does a Chicago Explorer Pass expire?

Yes. You have one year from the date of purchase to begin using your pass. After one year, it will expire.

Do I need to make reservations to visit the attractions?

Attractions that require a reservation will display this symbol on the guidebook page.

Some attractions require a credit card to hold a reservation. In these cases, your credit card will not be charged unless you do not show up for your reservation.

What’s the catch?

There’s no catch. Chicago Explorer Pass has a partnership with all of the participating attractions to make your visit to Chicago as memorable as possible and to help you save time and money.

Can I share my pass with a friend or sell it?

No. The Chicago Explorer Pass is non-transferrable and may not be re-sold.

What happens if an attraction is closed or a tour is cancelled due to weather or other problem?

While we do our best to ensure that all attractions are available, events happen that are out of our control. The great thing about a Chicago Explorer Pass is that there are so many attractions to choose from. If an attraction is closed, or cannot be visited for some reason, we know you'll find a fun alternative in your guidebook!

I still have questions!

Please feel free to call us at 800‑887‑9103 and we’ll be happy to help you!

Reviews

4.6/5 120 Reviews

This was the best decision we made in regards to our trip to Chicago! We saved so much, got to do everything we could possibly want to do and had a blast! I would recommend this to anyone looking to get the most out of exploring a major city!

- Maggie from Greenville, SC

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Great product
By tycoonia from Charlotte NC on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Explorer Pass®:

Were able to get the whole family to see three different places for price of two. Worth it to make your vacation more enjoyable and productive.

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Great prize value for attractions in Chicago
By Sabine from Switzerland on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Explorer Pass®:

The attractions are great, which are included in the Chicago Explorer Pass. Super variety on diffrent attractions you can choose from.

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A fantastic way to sightsee at affordable prices.
By Hellenbach from Ireland on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Explorer Pass®:

We bought Explorer 5 venues passes and saved a lots of dollars. It is a great way to see the sights and not kill the travel budget!

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Very helpful to have ahead of time.
By Canadian traveller from Toronto , Canada on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Explorer Pass®:

It was initially a bit confusing to get the card activated. We had to go to a specific place outside Macey's and wait for the attendant, who wasn't there, probably for half an hour. There was another person who had tried to activate the card elsewhere and been told to come to Macey's . She was annoyed. After that it was useful to know the entrance fee was taken care of and we did not need to line up. It helped us plan our itinerary.

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Provides a great way to see the cityy
By Adrian from Sydney Australia on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Explorer Pass®:

We used the product at the river cruise, bus tour guide through town and the field museum

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Attractive Optiongreat
By Charlie from Austria from Innsbruck, Austria, Europe on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Explorer Pass®:

Great that you get to choose from a huge variety of options... would definitely buy one again.

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I really wanna buy this go city card!!!!!
By AJU from NEW YORK, NY on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Explorer Pass®:

This product is very useful and convenient for the traveler. No paper, No pay and also fast pass!!!!

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Boat ride was great, needed a few more buses, price was fair
By Dennis the menace. from Chicago, IL on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Explorer Pass®:

Over all It was well done. The boat ride was excellent. Made the price seem like a bargain. Had to wait longer than wanted for a bus several times.

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Great saving! Easy to use.
By Pan from Chapel hill,NC on

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Explorer Pass®:

Great savings,Easy to use.

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It was a great deal!
By Donna the walker from Holland Mi on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Explorer Pass®:

My daughter and I had so much fun!

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