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
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.
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.
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
The Shedd Aquarium's most spectacular exhibit is the Oceanarium, a 3 million gallon aquarium with among others beluga whales and Pacific white-sided dolphins.
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.

Random Chicago Tours & Activities
Chicago Walking Tour: Inside the Architecture of the Loop, Chicago
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$26.00
Chicago Walking Tour: Tiffany Art Glass Landmarks, Chicago
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$27.99
Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$14.99
Chicago Segway Night Tour, Chicago
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$65.00



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