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  • 1

    Millennium Park

    201 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
    262 reviews

    Spend an afternoon checking out all of the art and design in one of Chicago's premier parks. Some must-see highlights include: Frank Gehry's Jay Pritzer Pavilion, an outdoor concert venue; the Cloud Gate, lovingly referred to as the Bean by locals, which is a mirrored bean-like structure designed by British artist Anish Kapoor; and, by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the ...

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  • 2

    Willis Tower

    233 S Wacker Dr
    202 reviews

    Pro tip: show up when they open in the morning so you won't wait over an hour in line. I was there during the winter and I still waited at least an hour in line during the day. Can't imagine how crazy it'll get during the summer. It does get pretty warm in there. Once you get through the long ...

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  • 3

    Wrigley Field

    1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL
    161 reviews

    Wrigley is one of the few baseball stadiums in the country that still has old-time charm. I was struck by the lack of advertisements (despite it being named after a large company), as many other stadiums are dominated by obnoxious corporate plugs and billboards galore. Definitely get seats in the bleacher section; it'll make for a classic summer memory.

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    Art Institute of Chicago

    111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
    141 reviews

    This renown art museum is located in Grant Park. It has one of the world's most notable collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art as well as significant American art, Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, Asian art and modern and contemporary art. The recent expansion of the building allows more of the permanent collection to be displayed. It's a ...

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  • 5

    John Hancock Center

    875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-1779
    116 reviews

    REVIEW FOR THE OBSERVATORY: **BEST SKYLINE VIEWS OF CHICAGO** I've read so many reviews about where to go for views. Went for this one. TICKET ======= General Admission Adults (12+) ....................$18 Youth (3-11) ....................$12 Children (under 3) ............FREE But we did this one: Sun & Stars - one ticket for Chicago's BEST views by day and night (valid 48 hours). ...

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  • 6

    John G. Shedd Aquarium

    1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2402
    96 reviews

    Great for the kids. Packed on a Saturday, even when the weather is cold. So many strange fish the kids will love.

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  • 7

    Lincoln Park Zoo

    2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4712
    84 reviews

    Best Zoo Ever! The best of Chicago is FREE! Beautiful space to walk. Take a nice walk thru historic Old Town to get to this location from our vacation rental.

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    Museum of Science and Industry

    5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2003
    82 reviews

    The special exhibitions are what make the Museum of Science in industry. Otherwise, can feel a bit dated. Do your research ahead of time to make sure there is something you'd like to see.

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  • 9

    Cloud Gate

    AT&T Plaza, Chicago, IL 60686
    80 reviews

    Definitely a great photo opp! Just remember it gets crowded on the weekends particularly in the afternoon to get a perfect shot with the bean!

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  • 10

    The Magnificent Mile

    North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
    86 reviews

    Not only interesting due to presence of numerous shops, cafes, beautiful architecture but you won't get tired walking the so called mile due to the ambiance. I was fortunate that our hotel was located right on the Mile :) TheMagnificent Mile is located in close proximity to public transit.

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  • 11

    Field Museum

    1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
    67 reviews

    After the World's Fair, the Field Museum was born and took residence in the Palace of Fine Arts (now the Museum of Science and Industry), in order to display artifacts from the fair. The museum has since changed locations and has grown to include other notable attractions, such as Sue the dinosaur. In 2013, to commemorate the 120 year anniversary ...

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  • 12

    Clarence Buckingham Fountain

    Grant Park, Chicago, IL 60604
    56 reviews

    Love and Marriage Love and Marriage… you probably recognize this fountain from Married with Children for all you 90s kids. Make sure you put this on your list of must see in Chicago. Beautiful Fountain so it’s a perfect opportunity for a photo shoot

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  • 13

    Lake Michigan

    58 reviews

    It's huge, beautiful, and looks like the ocean. If only the air were salty, it would be fairly easy to trick someone into believing it wasn't a lake. A great lake, indeed.

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  • 14

    Second City

    1616 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614
    45 reviews

    Second City is hands-down my favorite thing to do in Chicago. On any given day, they have 2-3 different sketch comedy shows nightly, each with a quirky theme that pokes fun at timely topics like US politics or online dating. The actors are roll-on-the-floor funny (many famous SNL actors rose up from Second City), and the sketches are often very ...

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  • 15

    Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

    600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-3426
    55 reviews

    Tourist advice. The booklets the tour companies give out gives you a discount for the ferris wheel. Beautiful to go during the summer nights when the firework show is going off

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    318 West Cermak Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616-1916
    52 reviews

    There will always be a chinatown in every country or large city just like in chicago however I liked the one I visited because I found authentic chinese stuff specially the herbal and medicines. Got myself some chrysanthemum authentic tea which i would usually ask my friends in china to get me. Worth the visit.

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  • 17

    Chicago River

    45 reviews

    Great place to go for a stroll amid all the big buildings. I took some great pictures of the reflections on buildings off the water and onto other buildings.

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  • 18

    Downtown Chicago

    E Wacker Service Dr, Chicago, Illinois
    37 reviews

    Chicago's downtown area sits along both the river and the lake, plus it's clean with amazing architecture. A great area to wander around when the weather cooperates.

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  • 19

    Soldier Field

    1410 South Musuem Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
    41 reviews

    Take the train downtown and go to Bears game. Leave the driving to the engineer and cabbies. No parking to deal with.

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  • 20

    Architecture River Cruise

    333 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-3700
    35 reviews

    Best tour in the city. It's expensive, but seeing the city by the river is the best way. Docents are extremely knowledgable. A good thing to do on a nice Sunday afternoon with a Bloody Mary in hand. Bar on board! The architecture in Chicago is stunning! Highly recommend.

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