2014 Chicago Auto Show
Whether your kids are still into playing with Matchbox cars or
already dreaming of getting their learner's permit, the Chicago
Auto Show is a great day out for the whole family. The country's
largest auto show pulls into McCormick Place on Feb. 8, and offers
a special Family Day on Feb. 17 that includes music, prizes and
But don't think that the car show is just for gearheads planning
their next hot ride. Kids will love the chance to test-drive
miniature Jeeps, try out driving simulators from Mazda, play the
"Toyota Live" game show or Xbox games with Honda, and even bust a
move with those dancing Kia hamsters. The Chevy "Family Fun Zone"
includes a photo kiosk and a Hot Wheels jump.
And for moms and dads a little sick of the minivan, there are
lots of chances to ogle high-end cars-or pick out your next
practical (sigh) family vehicle.
Athletes from local teams will stop by throughout the show to
sign autographs for lucky fans.
McCormick Place is massive, so you may want to rent a locker or
check your coats before exploring the show. Strollers are
encouraged for little ones whose legs might get tired, and
diaper-changing stations are available at most restrooms. And if
you're in the mood for some multi-tasking, don't forget the DMV
office on the premises, ideal for replacing or renewing your
license. After all, you may want to stop at the dealership on your
way back home.
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