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
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.
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.
Crown Fountain, Chicago
The Crown fountain is a modern fountain, unveiled in 2004 in Chicago's Millennium Park. The fountain consists of two glass towers illuminated by LED displays that show faces of Chicagoans.
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.

Random Chicago Tours & Activities
Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$99.14
Chicago Airport Departure Transfer, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$24.25
Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$48.00
Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 40 minutes
From USD
$18.53



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