Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
City: 2 722 398 (2014)
Metro: 9 554 598 (2014)
Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
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
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
The Museum of Science and Industry is housed in a magnificent Beaux-Arts building designed as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1893 World Columbian Exposition.
City Hall, Chicago
Chicago's City Hall was built in 1911 after a neo-classical design by Holabird and Roche. The City Hall actually takes up a half section of a symmetrical structure that is also home to administrative offices of Cook County.
333 Wacker Drive, Chicago
Chicago's most acclamed postmodern skyscraper was built in 1983, joining several other landmark buildings bordering the Chicago River on Wacker Drive. The building makes the most of its awkwardly sized plot.
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.

Random Chicago Tours & Activities
Holiday Lights & Sights, Chicago
  • Duration: 1.5 to 2 hrs
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Chicago Holiday Lights Tour by Segway, Chicago
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
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