Thursday, June 21, 2007

Podcast #94 - Day Two in Chicago - The Museum of Science and Industry and Tommy Guns Garage

Hello. Today's podcast describes the adventures of my wife and I in Chicago on Day 2 of our vacation. We did two major things during our second day in the Windy City - a trip to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and a dinner theater experience at Tommy Gun's Garage.

The highlight of our trip to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry was seeing the U-505 Submarine - a captured German submarine from World War II. I remember seeing the submarine in the mid 1980's as a child visiting the museum while on vacation with my family. At the time it was sitting outside and didn't have much of a exhibit to go with it. Today it has been restored and is one of the best museum exhibits that I have ever seen. We were able to tour the submarine to learn it's incredible history and then learned more about submarines in the high tech and interactive exhibits. We also sent through the CSI Experience temporary exhibit at the museum. The CSI exhibit is at the museum until September 3, 2007.

In the evening we had made reservations at Tommy Gun's Garage - a dinner theater style event that plays up the 1920's Chicago gangster type atmosphere. After giving the secret password to the man guarding the door we were treated to a great dinner - I had the lasagna and my wife had the salmon. The atmosphere is awesome - you are in a 1920's speakeasy complete with a 1920's automobile, pictures of famous gangsters in Chicago history, etc. After dinner we were treated to dancing, singing, and a comedy routine. When we were raided by the police in the middle of the show we had to act as though we were at a church revival! Overall it was a great evening and something I would suggest to anyone traveling to Chicago.

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