1. Taking a “ride” on Chicago’s most reliable L car. CTA-1 originally shuttled riders from the Loop to Hyde Park for five cents. It’s now on display year-round at the Chicago History Museum and unlike the real L, you seldom have to wait before boarding the car.
2. Peeking into the closets of Chicago’s upper crust. Chic Chicago features dresses from 1861 to 2004 worn by Chicago’s elite.
3. Ogling the museum’s collection of dioramas and wondering why the ones we made in third grade never looked this good.
The museum is at 1601 N. Clark. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and , noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission (includes two audio tours): $14 adults, $12 students and seniors, free for children 12 and under. Details: (312) 642-4600 or www.chicagohistory.org.
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