Howard Johnson Inn, 720 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312-664-8100
Embassy Suites – Rosemont - 5500 North River Road, Rosemont, Il (847) 678-4000
The Embassy Suites – Rosemont offers exquisite comfort and style in the midst of the Windy City. Within walking distance to the Rosemont Blue Line.
All of our hotel suite accommodations at the Embassy Suites O’Hare Rosemont Chicago hotel are beautifully decorated with a private bedroom and separate living room, and feature a range of comforts and amenities including complimentary airport shuttle.
Holiday Inn O’Hare – Cumberland - 5615 N. Cumberland Ave., Chicago, IL (773) 693-5800
For those who would like to save a little money on their hotel stay, we reccommend the Holiday Inn O’Hare – Cumberland. It is within a short walking distance to the Blue Line transit system that will take you directly into downtown Chicago to the stops located near the Elephant & Castle. You can also take the Blue Line directly out of O’Hare airport – Cumberland is just two stops away.
Some of the hotels we have listed are in Rosemont, which is a large Chicago suburb. The Blue Line transit system is located in the heart of Rosemont that you can take directly into downtown Chicago. There are two stops within a block radius of the Elephant & Castle. For those of you who don’t want to try and find parking, taking the Blue Line is ideal! Below is the map of the area and the two stops located near the event (which is labeled “A”). The stops are shaded in blue.
W Hotel Chicago – 172 West Adams St., Chicago, IL, (312) 332-1200
Located just one block away from Elephant & Castle and on the same street. Hip and modern, the W offers many ameneties and is in the heart of downtown Chicago.
Club Quarters Hotel - Chicago Central Loop
Located on the same block and street at the Elephant & Castle.
Club Quarters are for guests who want to save money when they stay in expensive downtown locations.
Chicago is known for having its ghosts around town! From famous mobsters to Resurrection Mary roaming Archer Ave. There are numerous haunting tours offered in Chicago that will take you to some of our most haunted locations. Our celebration bash is the week before Halloween, so kick of the season with some restless spirits! But, book your tour now as they are sure to fill up with folks who want a good scare!
Take one of Chicago’s numerous boat tours out of Navy Pier! There are architectural tours, lunch and dinner cruises, and sight-seeing tours along the lakefront. See the link above for a description of each cruise, what they have to offer, and pricing.
More than just a body, you are a complex blend of your choices, your personality, and your environment. Who you are depends on how you care for yourself and enjoy your life. YOU! The Experience brings these elements together into an interactive exhibit examining and celebrating the experience of life itself.
Whether testing your basketball moves with a virtual coach or playing Mind Ball, a game of “competitive relaxation” in which players win by controlling their brainwaves, you will see yourself—and your health—in new and fascinating ways.
Examine real human embryos and fetuses illustrating the wonders of human development and other amazing human specimens showcasing the extraordinary complexity of the body. Diagnose and treat medical conditions with the Human Patient Simulator—a computer model-driven, full-sized mannequin. And use your own heartbeat to make the Museum’s new giant “Heart” come alive, transmitting your pulse to the Heart and making it beat in time with your own.
You’ll also be presented with activities to get you thinking about your goals, your future and your priorities. Create a list of personal life goals you can store and share with others. Hear thoughts on life from people who have lived 100 years of it, and have a chance to contribute some of your own life story. Preview your future with a digital glimpse at how you might look 25 years from now.
YOU! The Experience is filled with interactive opportunities that provoke questions, invite debate and inspire us all to optimize our personal health and well-being.
Visit the Field Museum to view numerous exhibits including the Real Pirates exhibit where you’ll discover the perils and privileges of pirate life as you explore more than 200 artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Whydah—the first fully authenticated pirate ship ever to be discovered in U.S. waters. Exhibit opens October 25, 2009.