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Sightseeing in Chicago

Pier
“Has a ferris wheel, games, arcades, plenty of shopping, restaurants, boat tours and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.”
333local recommendations
Outdoor Sculpture
“Don't miss "The Bean." It's in Millenium Park and great fun. Plenty of selfie fun and other attractions in Chicago's premier park space”
155local recommendations
Building
“Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower!”
116local recommendations
Building
“The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower, is a 110-story, 1,450-foot skyscraper. Take cool pics from the Skydeck! ”
133local recommendations
Historic Site
“Only the most notable architectural tour that you'll take of an American icon. All of our spaces are within a mile of the home and studio.”
71local recommendations
Scenic Lookout
“The observation deck of the John Hancock Building. You will have a 360 degree view of our beautiful city.”
52local recommendations
Historic Site
“A fan of the famous author Ernest Hemingway? Visit his Birthplace Museum and then and then ask the guides to direct you to the 3 other Oak Park homes he lived in.”
12local recommendations
Historic Site
“Hemingway was born on the 2nd floor of this Queen Anne home, now a museum of his life & career.”
7local recommendations
Library
“Housed in an architecturally significant building (slated to undergo remodeling soon), Sultzer offers a great selection of books and media; as well as hosting a variety of events and speakers. Teens can check out the YOUMedia lab too!”
15local recommendations
Historic Site
“Check out the events page at Pleasant Home's website, for some great free local activities like ice cream socials, a monkey organ rally, holiday market, among other things. If you're here on a Friday night in August, I highly recommend the silent movies on the porch with live music accompaniment. It's the most charming thing around. Suggested donation of $5-10. They also do tours of the gorgeous historic home and sometimes have free admission in the winter.”
9local recommendations
Historic Site
“Beautiful new restoration of one of the first modern churches in the U.S. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2019.”
6local recommendations
Outdoor Sculpture
“The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives. Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high. ”
4local recommendations
Building
“The Wrigley Building is a skyscraper located directly across Michigan Avenue from the Tribune Tower on the Magnificent Mile. It was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Wrigley Company.”
6local recommendations
Historic Site
“Hemingway fans will want to take a trip to Oak Park for the museum full of memorabilia of his life. It's a two part visit museum and his child hood home.”
4local recommendations
Historic Site
“Former Chess Records studio. Tours, exhibits, workshops and performances. The world is incontestably a richer place because of Willie Dixon’s musical contributions alone. Believing that his work was not yet finished, Dixon devoted much of his time in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s to the organization he founded, Blues Heaven Foundation. His vision was to allow the echoes of great American Blues to continue to develop, to encourage a new generation of blues greats and to provide for the ongoing welfare of senior Blues musicians. ”
1local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“Sight of the infamous Union Stockyards. Made famous by Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. ”
3local recommendations