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Chicago, Illinois, also known as ‘The Windy City’ is the third largest city in the United States after New York City and Los Angeles. The city of great cultural attractions and nightlife, Chicago is one of the places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. This is our list of the most important sites of Chicago.

Chicago’s thousands of restaurants, shops, galleries, museums and distinctive architecture draw tens of millions of visitors every year. Approximately 30 millions people visit the city per year, which makes it one of the top tourist destinations not only of the United States, but of the entire world.

The Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile Chicago

Stretching for exactly one mile north from the Chicago river, Michigan Avenue (better known as The Magnificent Mile) is the very heart of the city od Chicago. It is the city’s financial, cultural and architectural center whose shops and unique charm attract both tourists and residents.

Millennium Park

Millennium Park Chicago

Originally planned to be completed in 2000 (hence the name), Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, making it one of the newest attractions of the city. The park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion the site of numerous free concerts and performances. The enormous sculpture called ‘The Bean’ is in the very center of Millennium Park’s 5-acre garden.

Navy Pier

Navy Pier Chicago

Chicago’s waterline is one of the city’s trademarks. Navy Pier is the very center of Chicago’s shoreline – with its shops, restaurants, parks and gardens, museums, stages and many other attractions Navy Pier of Chicago is a true top tourist attraction.

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Cultural heritage of almost 5000 years of human civilization makes its home in the beautiful Beaux-Arts building of Art Institute of Chicago, famously guarded by two enormous bronze lions. Great works of art from all over the globe can be seen in this stunning museum. The Modern Wing opened in 2009 to house a rich collection of  contemporary art and modern European paintings and sculptures. If you go to Chicago you simply can’t omit  the Art Institute.

The Field Museum

The Field Museum Chicago – Sue

If you want to see Sue, the largest, most complete and best preserved skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed, the Field Museum is the place you just have to visit.  The museum also has an enormous collection of rocks, jewels and fossils, witnessing the 4 billion years of life of the planet Earth and its creatures.

Skydeck Chicago

Skydeck Chicago

Remarkable as it is, Skydeck Chicago is not for the faint-hearted  or the acrophobic – located atop the Willis Tower, the tallest building in this part of the world, Skydeck Chicago provides an amazing view on Chicago from the height of 1,353 feet. Over a million people visit the deck each year – can you be one of them?

John Hancock Observatory

John Hancock Observatory

Located in the very center of Chicago, the 1000 feet tall John Hancock Observatory provides a unique insight into the city’s history and culture. The building is a home to the fastest elevator in America – it will take you to  the 94th floor in short 40 seconds!

 

 


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