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
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.
Union Station, Chicago
Chicago's grand railway station was built in 1925 after 12 years of construction. The building's large waiting room, known as the 'Great Hall', evokes the golden era of railroads.
Merchandise Mart, Chicago
When the Merchandise Mart was constructed in 1931, it was the building with the largest floor area in the world. It held this title until 1941 when the Pentagon building in Washington, DC was completed.
Buckingham Fountain, Chicago
The Buckingham Fountain is one of Chicago's best known sights, and rightly so. It is a beautiful fountain, especially at night when it is illuminated with constantly changing colors.

Random Chicago Tours & Activities
Water Taxi in Chicago, Chicago
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$23.00
Chicago Segway Tour, Chicago
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 or 3 hours
From USD
$60.00
Chicago Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour, Chicago
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$45.24



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