Chicago Attractions - Things To Do, Places To Go

Chicago is a vibrant metropolis and a world-class city of unsurpassed beauty, attracting visitors from around the world. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of the Midwest, Chicago is famous for Blues music, professional sports teams, an internationally renowned symphony orchestra, spectacular live theater, celebrated architecture, thousands of restaurants, world-class museums, and legendary shopping. You’ll also find the nation's largest convention center, Wrigley Field, Sears Tower, delicious, deep-dish Chicago pizza, and fun things to do with kids


There are so many amazing and fun things to do in Chicago. And if you need help deciding what to do on your vacation, check-out some of our favorite attractions and activities.

Willis Tower Sear's Tower
233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, Illinois
Official site of the tallest building in North America, Willis Tower. No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemipshere and The Ledge at Skydeck

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
Located on Lake Michigan, just East of Chicago’s Downtown, Chicago's top tourist attraction offers 50 acres of parks, gardens (beer and botanical), shops, restaurants, cultural attractions and a 150-foot Ferris wheel.

The Loop
Downtown section of Chicago defined by the loop of elevated train that encircles it.

Shedd Aquarium
1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Chicago’s No. 1 cultural attraction! Make inSheddible connections with 32,600 animals, from whales to snails, from the world’s fresh and salt waters.

Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, Illinois, 60614
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers, who come to hear a lion’s roar echo off nearby apartment buildings

Chicago Park District
201 East Randolph Street, Chicago
Chicago Park District parks are the most popular destinations for fun and recreation in Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago
125 East Monroe Street, Chicago
The world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago houses both a museum and school. The museum contains more than 300000 works of art

Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, Chicago
Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, as well as free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events.

Chicago Cubs
1060 W. Addison Street Chicago, IL 60613
The Chicago Cubs are Chicago's national league professional baseball team. They play their home games at the legendary Wrigley Field, located at W. Addison Street and N. Clark Street in Wrigleyville, on the north side of the city. The Chicago Cubs baseball season runs from April through September each year.

Serpent Safari
6170 W. Grand Avenue, Gurnee IL 60031
Indoor reptile zoo featuring rare and giant reptiles including "Baby" the largest snake in the world - 403 lbs! Meet a Nile crocodile, rare albino alligator, rare albino iguanas, 250-lb. Anaconda, cobras & much more! Photos with pythons and boas. Gift store with nature and reptile products. Pet store to take home a favorite new pet.

Museum Of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago

Grant Park
337 E Randolph Dr, Chicago

The Smart Museum of Art
As the art museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart Museum of Art takes a distinctly interdisciplinary approach to the collection, display, and interpretation of art.

Chicago Casinos
In 1990, the Riverboat Gambling Act legalized riverboat gambling in Illinois. The Act allows for riverboat gambling upon any water within or on the border of the State of Illinois, other than Lake Michigan. Chicago area riverboats are located on the Des Plaines, Fox, Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.

The Field Museum
One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago IL 60601
Goodman Theatre has been a part of life in Chicago for over 80 years.

City Segway Tours Chicago

Chicago Pizza Tours
See Chicago One Slice at a Time! This is the only bus guided pizza tour in Chicago.

Tastebud Tours
Deep-dish pizza, piled-high hot dogs, and Italian beef sandwiches

Buckingham Fountain

The Magnificent Mile
This upscale shopping district on North Michigan Avenue sparkles during the holiday season with the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, featuring street sales, holiday music and entertainment.

Chicago Food Planet Food Tours
Chicago Food Planet offers unique food tasting and cultural walking tours through Chicago’s most delicious, historic neighborhoods.

Architecture River Cruise

Chicago Zoological Society
Chicago from Wikipedia
Explore Chicago | The Official Chicago Tourism Site
Chicago Travel Guide
Chicago Park District


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