chicago
Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
Population
City: 2 896 016 (2000)
Metro: 9 157 540 (2000)
Time
Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
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Chicago
closeChicago, the birthplace of the modern skyscraper is still a trendsetter in urban architecture and a must for people interested in 20th century urban architecture.
But the Windy City offers a lot more than architecture alone: it is a bustling city, with a vibrant nightlife and plenty of great museums.
It is also a great city to live in, especially the northern part which has a lively atmosphere and even nice beaches.
Random Chicago Highlights
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
The Museum of Science and Industry is housed in a magnificent Beaux-Arts building designed as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1893 World Columbian Exposition.
Old Water Tower, Chicago
The Chicago old watertower was built in 1869. It is one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire. The tower was selected as the first American Water Landmark.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
The art institute of Chicago - both a school and a museum - is housed in a grand Beaux-Arts building which opened just in time for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition. A modern extension was added in 2009.
John Hancock Center, Chicago
One of the most famous skyscrapers in Chicago is the John Hancock Center. The 100 story tower was built in 1969. The innovative structural design by Fazlur Kahn results in a visually imposing tower.

Random Chicago Tours & Activities
Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner and Show, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$60.00
Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$99.14
Chicago Fireworks Segway Tour, Chicago
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$65.00
Chicago South Side Tour with Optional River Cruise , Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$29.00



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