Chicago has a new attraction that should delight locals and tourists alike, The Chicago Sports Museum. The 8000 square foot museum is a combination of sports memorabilia, artifacts, and interactive experiences.
There are items used in actual games, including what is left of the famed or infamous Bartman Ball and the last ball from the 1945 World Series.
One of the most unique items is a mock up of William "The Refrigerator" Perry's Super Bowl Ring. It is said to be the largest Super Bowl ring made. It is size twenty five. Ring charts only go to size 16. You can put one or more fingers in the ring. There is also a display of championship and Hall of Fame rings.
The interactive attractions include hockey, football, baseball, and trivia. There is one attraction to see if you can jump like or as high as Michael Jordan. A mock up of the Wrigley Field broadcast booth is included. You can sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game, just like Harry Caray.
The Museum is part of Harry Caray's Restaurant Group and sits adjacent to their newest restaurant, the Seventh Inning Stretch.
Harry Caray's Restaurant Group president, Grant Deporter did an excellent job conceiving the museum and putting together the collection. Mr. Deporter was on hand greeting visitors, answering questions, and even wiping smudges off glass cases.
The Chicago Sports Museum is a world class venue befitting a world class city.
The Museum is located on Level 7 of Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan). It is open Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00a-8:00 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and children 3-11, free for children under 3.
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