The total driving distance from Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL is 967 miles or 1 556 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Dallas, Texas. It ends in Chicago, Illinois.
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Chicago is a kid-friendly destination. There are over 40 museums, at least 5 places to explore nature and plenty of tour options for kids of all ages.
Nature enthusiasts can visit Lincoln Park Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Garfield Park Conservatory, and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
Admission to Lincoln Park Zoo is free but there is a parking fee and rates are available on their website (lpzoo.org). Lincoln Park Zoo is open year round. There are hundreds of different mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians to view.
The Brookfield Zoo is located 14 miles west of downtown Chicago. The Living Coast is the best place to start if you and your kids like fish, corals, sharks, and Humboldt penguins. Check out bottlenose dolphins at the Seven Seas Dolphinarium. And don’t forget the Pachyderm House with pygmy hippo and black rhinoceros.
For exotic plants from around the world visit Lincoln Park Conservatory’s 4 display houses – The Palm House, Orchid House, Fern Room and Show House. The Garfield Park Conservatory has 6 greenhouses and 2 grand exhibition halls with thousands of species of plants. Admission is free.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has a nature trail that takes you through a butterfly garden, urban prairie, wetland and woodland habitats.
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