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Ranked #1 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: This Classical Renaissance structure, guarded by two bronze lions at its entrance, boasts one of the world's great art... more » Owner description: This Classical Renaissance structure, guarded by two bronze lions at its entrance, boasts one of the world's great art collections, including the trademark "American Gothic." « less
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Ranked #2 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Performances
Owner description: Chicago’s smash-hit musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Johnny... more » Owner description: Chicago’s smash-hit musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley for the first and only time. That legendary night is brought to life featuring a score of hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog" and more.Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... Wed. 2pm & 7:30pm; Thurs. 7:30pm; Fri. 8pm; Sat. 5pm & 8pm; Sun. 3:30pm & 6:30pm. (Summer Sunday hours June through September - 2pm & 5pm) « less
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Ranked #3 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Symphonies
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Ranked #5 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Operas; Theaters; Performances
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Ranked #6 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues

Anish Kapoor's bean-shaped sculpture is considered to be the centerpiece of the new Millennium Park. more »

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Ranked #7 of 367 attractions in Chicago
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Category: Parks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Millennium Park, completed in 2004 (4 years late and enormously over budget) covers the area north of the Art Institute in Chicago built on air rights over commuter train tracks... more »

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Ranked #8 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Theaters; Performances
Owner description: Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences... more » Owner description: Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world. « less
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Ranked #9 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Sports Complexes
One of America's smallest, oldest, and best-loved ballparks, Wrigley is home to the Chicago Cubs.
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Ranked #10 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Science Museums

The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is a highly engaging museum located in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.  It features an extensive variety of exhibits... more »

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Ranked #11 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums

The word "oriental" in the name might confuse some.  The collection has nothing to do with China, Japan or India, but instead is a huge archaeological collection of objects from... more »

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Ranked #12 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Museums
Owner description: Take a step back in time to the Gilded Age with banker Samuel Nickerson's mansion. Explore all three floors of the museum and... more » Owner description: Take a step back in time to the Gilded Age with banker Samuel Nickerson's mansion. Explore all three floors of the museum and discover how the Nickerson family lived and socialized. The museum is closed on Mondays. Tours are an extra $5, but well worth it. « less
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Ranked #13 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make theatre exhilarating,... more » Owner description: The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make theatre exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all.Through theatre, which invites, even demands, interaction with its audience, the company's goal is to fire the imagination with love, to celebrate the human capacity to taste and smell, weep and laugh, create and destroy, and wake up where we first fell --- changed, charged and empowered. « less
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Ranked #14 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites

Seat  of the Chicago Catholic archdiocese. more »

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Ranked #15 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #16 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Theaters
Acclaimed local theater productions and theater education.
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Ranked #17 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Chicago's breath-taking National Landmark Theatre hosts concerts, comedians, theatrical productions and special events every... more » Owner description: Chicago's breath-taking National Landmark Theatre hosts concerts, comedians, theatrical productions and special events every year. The 3,600 seat auditorium is seven stories high, and the vertical "C-H-I-C-A-G-O," sign is one of the few such signs in existence today. A symbol of State Street and Chicago, the marquee is a landmark in itself, as is the Wurlitzer pipe organ. Patrons can also go behind-the-scenes on their educational venue tour, which runs a few times a week. « less
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Ranked #18 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This main downtown thoroughfare includes the Magnificent Mile, a stretch full of every store imaginable and several of the... more » Owner description: This main downtown thoroughfare includes the Magnificent Mile, a stretch full of every store imaginable and several of the city's landmark buildings. « less
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Ranked #19 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #20 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Architectural Buildings; Art Galleries
Owner description: The Chicago Cultural Center is the nation’s first free municipal cultural center and one of the most visited attractions in... more » Owner description: The Chicago Cultural Center is the nation’s first free municipal cultural center and one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building, opened in 1897 as the city’s first public library, is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, and annually presents hundreds of free cultural exhibits and performances. The building also houses a Visitor Information Center, gift shop, and café. Admission is free. « less
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Ranked #21 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Owner description: The Chicago Lakefront Bicycle Trail is roughly 22 miles of bike paths, stretching from Indiana border up to Evanston. The... more » Owner description: The Chicago Lakefront Bicycle Trail is roughly 22 miles of bike paths, stretching from Indiana border up to Evanston. The trail rides through many parks including Jackson Park (including U of Chicago), Grant Park (including Buckingham Fountain/Museum Campus) Millennium Park, and Lincoln Park with its Free Zoo. Plenty of beaches and bike rentals available at Bobby's Bike Hike (free maps, helmets). « less
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Ranked #22 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Blues Bars
Blues club located on the north side of Chicago.
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Ranked #23 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
From the Wrigley Building to the Drake Hotel, this boulevard runs the gamut of wealth and privilege.
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Ranked #24 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Fountains
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Ranked #25 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Architectural Buildings
Visitors to Chicago's fourth tallest building can visit the 94th-floor observatory for a spectacular view of the city.
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Ranked #26 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Fountains; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Chicago's landmark is considered one of America's finest fountains due to its Beaux-Arts-style landscape design, finely... more » Owner description: Chicago's landmark is considered one of America's finest fountains due to its Beaux-Arts-style landscape design, finely wrought bronze sculpture and innovative use of technology. « less
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Ranked #27 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens

Large historic conservatory (primarily indoor but some outdoor displays) located near an el stop in Garfield Park, one of the city's largest parks.  Conservatory is operated by... more »

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Ranked #28 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Parks; Neighborhoods
Home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, this popular park is also located in a neighborhood called Lincoln Park.
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Ranked #29 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Performances
Owner description: BLUE MAN GROUP is a popular theatrical show in Chicago that has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and... more » Owner description: BLUE MAN GROUP is a popular theatrical show in Chicago that has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny." The show takes a closer look at the technology that both surrounds and isolates us, showcasing technogeek ingenuity while uniting the audience in primal, collective exhilaration. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages (5+), languages, and cultures. « less
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Ranked #30 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Category: Performances
Owner description: The Magic Parlour is an intimate evening of classic magic and mind-reading performance with 3rd generation magician Dennis... more » Owner description: The Magic Parlour is an intimate evening of classic magic and mind-reading performance with 3rd generation magician Dennis Watkins, presented weekly by The House Theatre of Chicago in the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel. « less
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