We believe summer in Chicago only gets sweeter as the days go by and with the Museum of Ice Cream launching its fourth location on our very own Magnificent Mile this July, it will certainly vouch for that. The new Chicago museum will reside in the redeveloped Tribune Tower beginning on July 16, putting the cherry on top of what is already Chicago’s best season.
Be prepared for all of your senses to awaken with the assortment of delectable installations arranged within this unique experience. A perfect activity for summer family getaways (or equally for adults!), some things in life are simply too sweet to resist. Get your iPhones ready, the Instagrammable moments are sure to be plentiful.
CHICAGO ICE CREAM DOG
Hot dog ice cream? Yes, please. MOIC’s take on this Windy City staple will surprise your taste buds…a pink ice cream confection shaped like a classic Chicago-style hot dog is just one way the museum is paying homage to the city’s many famous food favorites.
In this Chicago dreamland, riding the “Pink Line” train transports you to a speakeasy bar and cafe, and not a different city neighborhood! Relax and enjoy a cocktail, mocktail or milkshake of your choosing as you depart the train.
CLOUD GATE-SHAPED JELLY BEAN
Who hasn’t dreamed of Chicago’s famous Bean sculpture being replaced by an actual jelly bean? In MOIC’s take on this iconic attraction, the bean-shaped Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park (just outside our doors) will be replaced by a jelly bean-filled replica.
HISTORIC ICE CREAM MEMORABILIA
History class has never been this fun. Learn about the ancient origins of ice cream in a 60 to 90-minute guided tour that includes breaks for (of course) ice cream samples.
After this sugar rush, release some energy at a few of our personal favorites – go golfing at the putt-putt course surrounded by giant doughnuts or dive into the famous sprinkle pool. This playground museum invites you to look at the city through rose-stained glasses, an out-of-this-world view.
Experience the best of both worlds during your stay at a place where you can continue to play, just a short distance away.