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#1 of 949 things to do in Chicago
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
This Classical Renaissance structure, guarded by two bronze lions at its entrance, boasts one of the... more
#2 of 949 things to do in Chicago
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
#4 of 949 things to do in Chicago
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Three square blocks of open lakefront complete with a Ferris Wheel, outdoor music pavillion and ice... more
#5 of 949 things to do in Chicago
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! Housed in the only remaining building from the... more
#6 of 949 things to do in Chicago
One of America's smallest, oldest, and best-loved ballparks, Wrigley is home to the Chicago Cubs.
#9 of 949 things to do in Chicago
This main downtown thoroughfare includes the Magnificent Mile, a stretch full of every store... more
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Take a step back in time to the Gilded Age with banker Samuel Nickerson's mansion. Explore all three... more
#13 of 949 things to do in Chicago
The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make... more
#14 of 949 things to do in Chicago
The Chicago Cultural Center is the nation’s first free municipal cultural center and one of the most... more
#15 of 949 things to do in Chicago
Visitors to Chicago's fourth tallest building can visit the 94th-floor observatory for a spectacular... more
#18 of 949 things to do in Chicago
No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest building in the Western... more
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#20 of 949 things to do in Chicago
One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses... more
#22 of 949 things to do in Chicago
Chicago's breath-taking National Landmark Theatre hosts concerts, comedians, theatrical productions... more
#23 of 949 things to do in Chicago
Established in 1922, Goodman Theatre has been a part of life in Chicago for 90 years. Every season,... more
#24 of 949 things to do in Chicago
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Established in 1868, this 35-acre, beautifully landscaped zoo is one of America's last... more
#27 of 949 things to do in Chicago
From the Wrigley Building to the Drake Hotel, this boulevard runs the gamut of wealth and privilege.
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The Chicago Lakefront Bicycle Trail is roughly 22 miles of bike paths, stretching from Indiana... more
#29 of 949 things to do in Chicago
The Second City is the world's premiere comedy theatre offering the best in Chicago-style sketch and... more
#30 of 949 things to do in Chicago