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
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.
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.
Aqua, Chicago
Aqua is a multi-purpose residential skyscraper completed in 2009. The 82 story tower's design is defined by its uniquely shaped balconies that create a fascinating rippling effect.
Prairie Avenue Historic District, Chicago
The area known as the Prairie Avenue Historic District was once “the” place to live in Chicago, home to some of the city's richest inhabitants. A number of their grand residences survived demolition.

Random Chicago Tours & Activities
Behind-the-Scenes Chicago Pizza Tour by Coach, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$60.00
Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour, Chicago
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 30 minutes
From USD
$198.99
Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture, Chicago
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$14.99
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$34.95



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