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Metro: 9 157 540 (2000)
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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, particularly the northern part which has a lively atmosphere and even nice beaches.
Random Chicago Highlights
Field Museum, Chicago
The Field Museum is considered one of the finest natural history museums in the world. Its collection - started in 1893 for the World's Columbian Exposition - boasts the most complete T-Rex ever unearthed.
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo, founded in 1968, is the oldest free public zoo in the US. You'll find hundreds of animal species including polar bears, giraffes, bears, lions and gorillas.
Cloud Gate, Chicago
Cloud Gate is a modern public sculpture officially unveiled in May 2006 at Millennium Park. Thanks to its reflective material and intriguing shape it became one of the most photographed attractions in Chicago.
Navy Pier, Chicago
The Navy Pier was built in 1916 as a recreational and shipping facility. It is now a popular entertainment center, home to many attractions including a large ferris wheel and IMAX theatre.

Random Chicago Tours & Activities
Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Chicago Airport Roundtrip Transfer, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
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Chicago Explorer Pass, Chicago
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town, Chicago
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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