The Chicago skyline at sunset
Chicago Tourist Traps That Aren't Worth Your Time
By Kristi Roe-Owen


WNDR Museum
This museum lets guests interact with vibrant, trippy art installations. However, it’s too expensive and is better for social media pictures rather than experience.
Navy Pier
The pier is 3,300 feet long and is just a floating strip mall. Many shops and chain restaurants might disappoint tourists, but if it’s still a must-see, go at night.
Dinner Cruise
While these cruises are popular, locals say they’re a waste of money. Redditors claim they are overrated and expensive for food that is cold and probably premade.
Willis Tower Skydeck
This 1,450-foot-high building has a Skydeck on the 103rd floor where visitors get a view of the city. Locals say it's worth one trip, but it’s overhyped.
Tourist Trap Pizza
Chicago-style deep-dish pizza is a staple packed with loads of cheese and fillings. You don't want to go to a place that offers anything less than the best.