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Ranked #31 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Established in 1868, this 35-acre, beautifully landscaped zoo is one of America's last free-admission zoos. The Great Ape... more » Owner description: Established in 1868, this 35-acre, beautifully landscaped zoo is one of America's last free-admission zoos. The Great Ape House has one of the best assemblages of gorillas and chimpanzees in the world. « less
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Ranked #32 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Natural History Museums; Museums; Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most... more » Owner description: One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. « less
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Ranked #33 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Ballets
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Ranked #34 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Architectural Buildings; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and The Ledge at... more » Owner description: No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago! Treat yourself to, “one stop Chicago” experience on your journey to the 103rd floor. Enjoy 360 degree views spanning up to 50 miles and 4 states and our most spectacular view…1,353 feet straight down! “Dare to Stand Out” on The Ledge - glass balconies extending 4.3 feet outside the building provide a thrilling, once in a lifetime experience! « less
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Ranked #35 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #36 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Lookouts
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Ranked #37 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Gardens
A Chicago institution for more than a century, the Conservatory's Main Garden blooms with more than 40,000 annuals.
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Ranked #38 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #39 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
This modern arena replaced the old Chicago Stadium as home court for the NBA's Bulls and the NHL's Blackhawks.
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Ranked #40 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Dinner Theaters
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Ranked #41 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Boat Tours
Owner description: Offering Architectural Cruises, covering the north and south branches of the Chicago River, Historical Lake and River,... more » Owner description: Offering Architectural Cruises, covering the north and south branches of the Chicago River, Historical Lake and River, Cocktail Cocktail Cruises and Firework Cruise offered in the evening, all cruises are 90 minutes, and have complimentary Starbucks Coffee and soft drinks. « less
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Ranked #42 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
Owner description: The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of... more » Owner description: The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. It was created by Frank Lloyd Wright for his client Frederick C. Robie, a forward-thinking businessman. Designed in Wright's Oak Park studio in 1908 and completed in 1910, the building is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and renowned as a forerunner of modernism in architecture. Tours of the site offer both a first-hand experience of its amazingly contemporary spaces and the current restoration work that is returning the house to its original appearance.Public tours are available Thursday – Monday. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Social events and family programs are hosted on weekends throughout the year. Robie House is also available for facility rentals and special events. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust website to learn more. « less
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Ranked #43 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Theaters; Comedy Clubs
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Ranked #44 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Children's Museums
Owner description: The "Dinosaur Expedition," where kids dig for bones and conduct archaeological research is just one of the many hands-on... more » Owner description: The "Dinosaur Expedition," where kids dig for bones and conduct archaeological research is just one of the many hands-on exhibits at the Chicago Children's Museum. « less
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Ranked #45 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Libraries
Owner description: The Newberry is an independent research library concentrating in the humanities with an active educational and cultural... more » Owner description: The Newberry is an independent research library concentrating in the humanities with an active educational and cultural presence in Chicago. Free and open to the public, it houses an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other printed material. The Newberry offers exhibits based on its outstanding collections, theatrical performances, lectures and discussions with today's leading humanists, seminars, and teacher programs. Anyone who is at least 16 years old and who is conducting research on a topic covered by the collections may become a reader. « less
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Ranked #46 of 369 attractions in Chicago
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Ranked #47 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The neo-gothic tower's signature is the exterior collection of stones from other famous edifices, like the Parthenon, St.... more » Owner description: The neo-gothic tower's signature is the exterior collection of stones from other famous edifices, like the Parthenon, St. Peter's Basilica, Notre Dame, the White House and most recently, the Berlin Wall. « less
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Ranked #48 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Cemeteries

Historic and well-known Chicago cemetery located near Wrigley Field. more »

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Ranked #49 of 369 attractions in Chicago
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Ranked #50 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Architectural Buildings; Libraries
The library houses approximately two million books and is a wonderful example of Chicago's architecture.
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Ranked #51 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Neighborhoods
Downtown section of Chicago defined by the loop of elevated train that encircles it.
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Ranked #52 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: History Museums
Owner description: This museum brings the Second City's long and colorful history to life, with exhibits on everything from the Great Fire of... more » Owner description: This museum brings the Second City's long and colorful history to life, with exhibits on everything from the Great Fire of 1871 to the city's rich background in sports. « less
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Ranked #53 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Malls
Owner description: Where downtown Chicago comes to life.At the pinnacle of Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place is Chicago's... more » Owner description: Where downtown Chicago comes to life.At the pinnacle of Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place is Chicago's premier shopping destination. Its stunning eight-level atrium features more than 100 of your favorite stores and restaurants plus a mix of distinctive specialty shops and boutiques. It offers a unique, high-energy urban shopping experience you simply won't find anywhere else in the city. In short, Water Tower Place is the place to shop. « less
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Ranked #54 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Parks
Owner description: Dedicated in 1844, this park covers 319 acres along Lake Michigan and is home to the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium,... more » Owner description: Dedicated in 1844, this park covers 319 acres along Lake Michigan and is home to the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum and the Art Institute. « less
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Ranked #55 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Bridges

The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to offer.  The friezes on the bridgetender towers are well executed but the subject matter would nowadays be... more »

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Ranked #56 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Religious Sites

Located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, this gothic style church includes a cloister and hosts many concert events.  It makes a peaceful refuge from the shopping hustle and bustle. more »

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Ranked #57 of 369 attractions in Chicago
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Ranked #58 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This upscale shopping district on North Michigan Avenue sparkles during the holiday season with the Magnificent Mile Lights... more » Owner description: This upscale shopping district on North Michigan Avenue sparkles during the holiday season with the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, featuring street sales, holiday music and entertainment. « less
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Ranked #59 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Educational Sites

One of the top academic sites in the United States, and probably the university with the most Nobel prize winners (especially in physics and economics) anywhere.  The campus is... more »

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Ranked #60 of 369 attractions in Chicago
Category: Performances
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