Located inside Harry Caray’s Water Tower restaurant, Chi-Town sports fans will absolutely go wild over the Chicago Sports Museum that combines hi-tech interactive experiences with an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts. Where else can you see the remains of the ball—yes, that ball—that changed the course of Chicago Cubs history?
But it’s the hands-on, interactive experiences in baseball, football, basketball, and hockey that make the museum so much fun. Are you up to the challenge of hitting, shooting, and throwing and testing your skills? Step into the replica broadcast booth straight out of the Friendly Confines and take a chance at impersonating the greatest Chicago baseball fan who ever lived: Harry Caray. You can even send home a video of your skills!
The bases are loaded with lots to do at sports museum - even if you don't consider yourself a team player.
If your goal is to have some fun and learn about popular pastimes, The Chicago Sports Museum at Water Tower Place scores on both accounts. This celebration of all things sports will have you singing “Take me out the museum, take me out to the games …” in no time.
THE CHICAGO SPORTS MUSEUM
A sports fanatic’s dream, the Chicago Sports Museum is a conglomeration of virtual experiences and game-winning artifacts and memorabilia.
The Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is credited for helping the team win the 2016 World Series. Now he's teaming up with artist Jason Skeldon to inspire players through cool artwork!
Maddon and Skeldon will be selling their artwork on August 10th from 7-8:30pm at Harry Caray's & the Chicago Sports Museum.
All proceeds will be donated to Joe & Jaye Maddon's Charity.
BEST SPORTS MUSEUM: CHICAGO SPORTS MUSEUM
Treat this must-see for sports fans very seriously
Chicago is known as a great place for professional sports, from the legendary Jordan Bulls to the lovable losers who are even more lovable when they win the World Series. The Chicago Sports Museum is a must-see for any sports fan, featuring fun challenges and simulations like testing your leap against Michael Jordan’s or your grip against Kyle Long’s. The museum also features a forensics section where you can examine things like the evolution of a baseball’s construction over time. And, of course, there’s plenty of sweet game-used memorabilia sure to make any sports fan drool.
FlipKey by TripAdvisor: In early 2014 we launched our 50 States Series on the FlipKey blog. Throughout the months we’ve touched on a number of subjects – awarding businesses, museums, activities and more with a spot on our lists. We spent time highlighting their attributes, accomplishments, and why they deserve to be a stop on your next vacation.
Chicago Tribune: It was sports filled night at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch Restaurant at Water Tower Place when Kerry Wood hosted his annual fundraiser, Woody’s Winter Warm Up’ on Friday, January 15th to a sell out crowd.
USA Today | November 19, 2015 | Jamie Bartosch
Named one of Top 10 Best Museums in Chicago for Families
SportsCenter | November 1, 2016 | Matt Barrie
“If you’re a Chicago sports fan, this is a must.”
Comcast Sports Net | Dave Kaplan
“The Chicago Sports Museum is going to fill a hole in this sports-crazy town,”
“We have lots of great museums in Chicago, but nothing dedicated to sports. Fans are going to love it.”
60 Minutes Sports, ShowTime, Armen Keteyian “This is amazing!... shrine to the most sacred moments of Chicago sports.”
ESPN’s Mike & Mike | April 29, 2016
Comcast Sports Net | April 1, 2014
“Really crazy cool” – James Denton
ESPN1000 | September 4, 2015 | Waddle & Silvy
“Where they’ve made like the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame.”
WGN | September 3, 2015
Named #1 on the list of the 5 Best Football Season Hangouts in Chicago
WGN | September 18, 2014 | Cherese Weekes
Listed one of WGN’s “Winter Staycation Ideas”
“Not only can it break up a day of shopping on the Mag Mile but, along with seeing very unique memorabilia, you can test your skills against the pros”
WGN Radio | March 30, 2014 | Kristin Decker
“a great atmosphere” “a great venue and bar to watch games”
WGN Radio | October 26, 2015 | Steve Dale
“new memorabilia including the hoop, backboard, and stand from Michael Jordan’s last shot. Jordan doesn’t have it, the Chicago Sports Museum does.”
Huffington Post | January 23, 2014 | Lizzie Schiffman
“a memorabilia mecca for tourists and fans of Chicago sports.”