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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
Zoo
“Friendly for the entire family and not to mention, it’s FREE. Careful not to get peed on by the monkeys. ”
  • 461 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
Baseball Stadium
“Wrigley Field is a baseball park located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two Major League Baseball franchises. It first opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park for Charles Weeghman's Chicago Whales of the Federal League, which folded after the 1915 baseball season.”
  • 398 locals recommend
Pier
“Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. It is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area.”
  • 315 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
Taco Place
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“Mexican street food, plus margaritas & other drinks fuel a lively scene at this funky hangout.”
  • 374 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Magnificent Mile is Chicago’s premier commercial district with the most retail stores per square mile in the entire nation!”
  • 221 locals recommend
Art Museum
“My favorite Art Museum in Chicago! The exhibits are always changing and they have a lovely cafe for coffee or lunch after viewing the exhibits. It is right off of Magnificent Mile, therefore you can do some shopping after as well. ”
  • 169 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Like walking back in time. It's pure magic. Jazz. Swing. Check the website for cover charges (usually free before 10...?).”
  • 254 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Money well spent...improv comedy show where many SNL alums got their start ”
  • 244 locals recommend
Café
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“Inventive, market-driven food in a casual, funky space that hosts an especially popular brunch.”
  • 251 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
New American Restaurant
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“A favorite local spot for brunch or dinner. They have outdoor seating to enjoy in the summer.”
  • 245 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