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Art Museum
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“One of the biggest Museums in America with an amazing collection. The Modern Wing collections and Impressionists are my favorite. Also the best way to bring creative gift is to visit museum shop.”
  • 410 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Millennium Park is definitely worth seeing. You can find a lot of historic and modern sights, as well as the Chicago Art Institute in the park. During the summer time you can enjoy concerts, festivals and outdoor activities out there.”
  • 465 locals recommend
Aquarium
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“Right on Lake Michigan, the Shedd Aquarium is a state of the art facility that makes a great day trip.”
  • 184 locals recommend
History Museum
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“Built in 1921, The Field Museum of Natural History, also known as The Field Museum, is a natural history museum in Chicago, & is one of the largest such museums in the world.”
  • 193 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“Only 2.5 miles away - "The Bean" at Millennium Park. A famous attraction with ice skating in the winter, a beautiful park in the summer. ”
  • 152 locals recommend
Science Museum
“One of my annual places to visit in Chicago. Particularly great for kids. Exhibits are always changing. Another Chicago attraction that you can't possibly fully see in a single day.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Building
“Explore Chicago like never before with Skydeck Chicago. Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states. A one-stop Chicago experience”
  • 118 locals recommend
Planetarium
“Right on Lake Michigan, the Adler is a state of the art facility that makes a great day trip.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Building
“The Willis Tower (Formerly and informally: Sears Tower, its name for 36 years) is a 110-story, 1,450-foot (442.1 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At completion in 1973, it surpassed the World Trade Center in New York City to become the tallest building in the world, a title that it held for nearly 25 years; it was also the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere for 41 years, until the new One World Trade Center surpassed it in 2014. ”
  • 129 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“The open kitchen at this upscale "diner" works with ingredients ranging from bologna to foie gras. This restaurant features an award-winning hamburger!”
  • 167 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Five miles away - Home of the Chicago Bears and world class musicians (last year the Rolling Stones).”
  • 92 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world. Built in a rococo wedding cake style and inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles, it is meant to allegorically represent Lake Michigan. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Hot spot with small innovative plates. Reservations needed months in advance. ”
  • 137 locals recommend
Museum
“Only a short L ride away. Two stops and a 5 minute walk will get you there. Plus it's free!”
  • 84 locals recommend
Garden
“All of your guidebooks will tell you about the Bean, the Skydeck at Willis Tour and Wrigley Field. This is a real gem and completely off the radar. Either take an Uber or use the CTA trains. Please note the area surrounding is a tad rough.”
  • 123 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere.”
  • 57 locals recommend