Visiting Chicago is fun for so many reasons. From skyscrapers to comedy clubs, museums to parks, fine dining to all that delicious deep-dish pizza, there’s plenty to entertain every visitor no matter what they are into. Chicago is friendly and welcoming, holding tight to Midwest charm despite the fact that it is the third biggest city in the US. Chicago is also a big sports city, and home to the Cubs and White Sox, the Bears, the Bulls, and the Blackhawks – so if you’re a fan there are lots of opportunities to catch a game or explore some of the iconic stadiums in the city.
Chicago puts a lot of attention into creating an accessible city to be enjoyed by everyone. Scootaround has several locations in the city, so be sure to reach out to us for your Chicago scooter and wheelchair rental needs. Below we’ve detailed some of Chicago’s best attractions, along with mobility information to help you plan your perfect trip to the Windy City.
Scootaround has the mobility equipment that you need to get the very best from every trip you take, renting scooters and wheelchairs from more than 1500 locations across North America. Our offices are open 7 days a week and we specialize in making rentals as simple as possible, delivering the equipment you need right to your hotel, just call us on 1-888-441-7575 or email us to make arrangements.
There really is so much to see and do in Chicago that you could visit a dozen times and have a different and fantastic trip every time. You have to of course get some deep-dish pizza (while every restaurant claims to make the best, you won’t go wrong with a pie at Giordano’s) and there are plenty of places to catch live jazz or comedy, including the legendary Second City. There are plenty of historically important sites, museums, and skyscrapers to admire too. Chicago offers lots of fun diversions, and is a great city to spend time in. Here are some attractions that you won’t want to miss:
There are of course many more attractions to explore in Chicago, be sure reserve a mobility scooter or wheelchair in advance from Scootaround to ensure that nothing holds you back from a fantastic trip to the city. Call us at 1-888-441-7575 or for more information on wheelchair and scooter rentals in Chicago.
If you are driving to Chicago and have a disability-parking permit from another state or country, you do not need to apply for a temporary permit during your stay. The State of Illinois will honor your non-expired disability placards and plates from whatever state or country you call home. Need a temporary permit? You can apply for one at any Illinois DMV center. Alternatively, valet parking is available at most hotels. Disability permits from any state allow you to park in any parking space designated for a disabled person and park free at parking meters.
I have used Scootaround 3 or 4 times and really enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone.
My Sister and I are thinking of going back to Disneyland in December and back East for the Fall Colors in 2015.M. Thomas
The rental was the best. I made my arrangements by phone. When I arrived at the Disney Hotel, I stopped at the Bell desk and picked up my scooter. When we were finished with our stay just parked it at the Bell desk.
It made my trip so effortless. I will do this again.D. Brown
You have great equipment!! It works well and everything one needs is included. Delivery and pick-up have been very smooth.J. Florito
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It's so convenient and the scooters are in wonderful working condition.V. Rogers
It was wonderful to be able to get around so easily.
Sometimes when it is really crowded people get inpatient with us. But the majority of people are kind. Having the use of a scooter makes it a lot of fun and easier to keep up with the grankids.P. Lockwood
Excellent assistance when making the reservation. It was delivered as promised and fully charged.
Very happy with the service!!V. Thomas
The rental was awesome. By the time I got to hotel it was there. When I left I just left it in the front office. No problem whatsoever !!O. Baldazo
Located in the heart of the city, Millennium Park is an absolutely beautiful spot to enjoy superb landscaping, some really interesting architecture, and public art. Visiting Millennium Park offers the perfect Chicago photo opportunity too, as there you’ll find the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture (that resembles a giant reflective metallic jelly bean). Other notable spots include the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and serpentine bridge, the Crown Fountain and the beautiful Lurie Gardens.
Millennium Park is entirely wheelchair accessible and has won awards for its accessibility. This includes integrated spaces for wheelchair seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and ramps adjacent to the staircases ensure that a person in a wheelchair or scooter can get to the same place as an able bodied person without traveling great distances away from the staircase.
From wooly mammoths to Vikings, ancient Egyptian mummies to dinosaurs, the Field Museum offers outstanding exhibits and is one of the world’s largest museums. Sue the T-Rex has a permanent home here and is very impressive (it is the best-preserved and most complete T-Rex skeleton ever discovered), and there are really interesting traveling exhibitions that change frequently so there’s always something new to see here.
The huge building was built in the Greek architectural style, and is a pleasure to visit. The Field Museum is fully wheelchair accessible, and offers handicapped parking spaces close by the East Entrance. There really is so much to do here and you should give yourself plenty of time to do it all – a couple of hours will barely give you enough time to race around the exhibits.
Located in Chicago’s Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago houses more than 300,000 works of art. Voted the #1 Museum in the United States, this is a must see and features iconic works by Grant Wood (including American Gothic), Georgia O’Keefe, and Diego Rivera, as well as classics by John Singer Sargent and many other well-known historical artists. There are two excellent cafes in the museum to enjoy when you need a break to sit and absorb all that sheer artistic brilliance on display.
Spanning almost a million sq ft, an electric scooter or wheelchair will ensure that you are able to see as much of the Institute as possible. The Art Institute of Chicago welcomes all visitors and is committed to making all programs and services accessible to everyone.
Located on the Chicago shoreline, the Navy Pier is a hub for lots of interesting ways to experience Chicago from the water, and is home to some fun festivals throughout the year. At Pier Park, a landscaped area outdoors on the upper deck, there is plenty of public art and beautiful parkland to explore too (with a splash-park for kids too) as well as a Ferris-wheel, carousel, miniature golf course and much more. Attracting more than 8 million visitors a year, Navy Pier is well worth checking out.
The Navy Pier is entirely accessible to visitors with mobility equipment. All levels of the Navy Pier complex are accessible by elevators. Tours and dining boats are operated independently of Navy Pier and must be contacted prior to the visit to inquire about accessibility.
Travelling to a conference or other event in Chicago? Here's a short list of confirmed events where you can rent Scootaround mobility equipment.
Don't see your event? Contact us at 1-888-441-7575 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.