Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Sears Tower
- 2. John Hancock Center
- 3. Old Water Tower
- 4. Wrigley Building
- 5. Magnificent Mile
- 6. Buckingham Fountain
- 7. Cloud Gate
- 8. Tribune Tower
- 9. Grant Park
- 10. Chicago River
- 11. Museum of Science and Industry
- 12. Field Museum
- 13. Navy Pier
- 14. Prairie Avenue Historic District
- 15. Marina City
- 16. City Hall
Chicago, 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
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.
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.
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
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