Sears Tower, Chicago

Places to see in Chicago

Chicago is very lively city. This multiethnic city is popularly called ‘Chi-Town’…’The Windy City’...’Second City’...’The City with Big Shoulders’... ‘Hog Butcher for the World’…Whatever you may call it, the city is synonymous with excitement, appeal and charm.

The cultural diversity and wonderful architecture of Chicago is an eye catching thing to the world. There are many interesting places to see in Chicago. Start from anywhere it is inevitable that it is an important part of Chicago.

This article introduces with places to see in Chicago…..go through them and make your visit memorable.

Tourist attractions in Chicago

1.Sears Tower

Skyscraper Sears Tower is the world’s third tallest building. The tower that is 1,353 feet above ground level presents the spectacular view of the entire city as far as around 50 miles.

2. Navy Pier

Navy Pier is an area of 50-acres dedicated to entertainment. It has parks, gardens, shops, rides, restaurants and many other attractions. McDonald Ferris Wheel ride is 15-story tall, the Chicago Children’s Museum and IMAX Theatre are exclusive places for kids. The Pepsi Skyline Stage in Navy Pier has been host to countless live shows of dancing to rock concerts.

3. Millennium Park

Millennium Park is world’s largest rooftop garden that is surrounded by Michigan Avenue, Randolph Street, Columbus Drive and East Monroe Drive. The park has many sculptures and fountains. The gardens, bandstand, ice skating rink, a boulevard, a peristyle and pedestrian bridge around Millennium Park are attraction to all the visitors.

4. Field Museum of Natural History

Field Museum of Natural History is a part of a larger complex and is known as the Museum Campus Chicago. The park sprawls in 57-acres. the campus has 3 best institutions, namely, Alder Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.

It is said that it also has dinosaur, especially the largest and complete T-Rex in the world-Tyrannosaurus Rex.

5. Chicago Theatre

Chicago theatre is also called, Wonder Theatre of the World. The six storied theatre is ranked 29th Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ and also distinguished for its iconic, "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" sign of the huge tower.

6. Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile is a mile long commercial street. It is a part of Michigan Avenue. It has many attractions. Magnificent Mile is one of world’s shopping destinations. There are about 450 big stores, 275 restaurants and 51 hotels including world’s best five star hotels located within it.

7. Wrigley Field

Though it is the fourth smallest park in the Major Leagues in area but it’s charm on tourists is not small in any means. The ivy covered walls and the famous marquee sign attracts tourists towards Wrigley.

8. Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is the largest public park in Chicago. It is heaven for sporty people because of range of facilities for the sports enthusiasts like 15 baseball areas, 6 basketball courts, 2 softball areas, 35 tennis courts, 163 volley ball courts, field houses, and a golf course.

You can also enjoy boating or a walk on public beaches. Lincoln Park Zoo, landscaped gardens, the Lincoln Park Conservatory, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, an outdoor theater, and numerous statues are some of the attractions here.