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Places to Visit in Chicago, United States

In the land of unlimited possibilities lies this city that certainly offers so many challenges. The bustling city, also known as ‘Windy City’, has many museums, an exuberant nightlife and impressive architecture. Located in the state of Illinois, the metropolis has a very wide range of excursions and even real cruises. It is not for nothing that the beauty of the city attracts millions of visitors from all regions every year. Check necessaryhome for a list of U.S. cities starting with F.

Top 10 Chicago Attractions

Navy Pier
The mile-long pier on the shore of Lake Michigan is the city’s number 1 attraction. There is always something to do here. When the pier was built in 1914 it was intended for both shipping and entertainment. You will find a large Ferris wheel, a children’s museum with many activities, an IMAX theater, a museum and regularly there are exhibitions or fireworks shows to admire. During Christmas and Halloween, the pier is attractively decorated.

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
This oldest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere was founded in 1930 and built by Max Adler and Philip Fox. Along with the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History, it belongs to Chicago’s Museum Campus. In the museum there are three theaters where you can watch performances about the heavens and heavenly bodies. There is also a Definiti Space Theater and a number of sculptures.

Field Museum of Natural History
This natural history museum contains no fewer than 21 million pieces on this subject. Unfortunately, not all is admired. The museum is split into a number of exhibits, including those about dinosaurs, stuffed animals, and Native American artifacts. The property itself is worth a visit. The museum is part of Chicago’s Museum Campus.

The Shedd Aquarium
Opened in 1930, this indoor public aquarium is home to more than 25,000 fish and other aquatic animals. In addition, there are also some mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians and insects. Along with the above museums, these belong to Chicago’s Museum Campus in Lakefront Park.

Willis Tower
This skyscraper in the city had the status of the tallest building in the world for 25 years. Construction was completed in 1973, after which it became one of the city’s most popular attractions. The observation deck ‘skydeck’ is located on the 103rd floor, which is about 412 meters above the ground. The view is of course fantastic.

Water Tower
A very striking appearance is the Water Tower on Michigan Avenue. The water tower was built in 1869 to, among other things, hold water for firefighting. Very special is its castle-like appearance between the high buildings of the city. The building is therefore a symbol of the city of Chicago.

Michigan Avenue
This is the most famous street in Chicago. Part of this street is also known as ‘The Magnificent Mile’. Here you will find many luxury shops, good restaurants, offices and hotels. Attractions in the area include Water Tower and its shopping center, Palmolive building, the John Hancock Center and the beautiful Drake Hotel. All major brand names are represented here with a shop.

Chicago Loop
This area of ​​the city is brimming with entertainment opportunities. This historic and commercial center of the city is the place to be when it comes to visiting a musical, opera or art museums. The area is actually a neighborhood bounded on the north and west by the Chicago River, on the east by Lake Michigan, and on the south by Roosevelt Road.

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The city of Chicago has quite a lot of city parks. The city’s largest green heart can be found in Millennium Park. The park was created to celebrate the millennium. A lot is organized here, such as concerts, festivals, exhibitions and much more. Lincoln Park is another beautiful park bordering Lake Michigan. You will find Lincoln Park Zoo, an open-air theater and the historical museum. Washington Park is located between Cottage Grove Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. The park is very interesting for its attractions such as the Museum of African American History in the DuSable Museum, the sculpture garden and its many sporting events.

Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour
If you want to explore the city during a one and a half hour trip from an authentic San Francisco-style bus, it is a good idea to book this tour. The Trolley stops at the most special sights of the city. You will pass Water Tower, Wringley Building, Fort Dearborn, Museum Campus and much more.