Tourist Attractions in Chicago, IL

I went in with an open mind and not quite sure what to expect. After one hour I had explored just the ground floor. After 3 more hours I had swiftly explored and pondered through the other floors.

The modern art area was by far my favorite!

If you're unsure about coming, please let this be the sign you were looking for."},{"@type" : "Review","author" : {"@type" : "Person","name" : "Anson Allseitz"},"reviewRating" : {"@type" : "Rating","ratingValue" : "5", "bestRating" : "5"},"reviewBody" : "Life-Changing. I'm a museum nerd, I have gone to the Prado in Madrid, The New York Met, the LA county Museum of Art. This one floored me. Its the best museum I have ever been to.

As I walked through the galleries, I began to softly shed tears of joy numerous times. It kept happening, again and again.

The experience was otherworldly. I had no idea many of the works I saw were actually in the museum. It was like flipping through a picture book of, "Famous artworks," only they were there in front of me.

One can learn a graduate level class worth of art history by simply visiting on a slow day and paying close attention.

On top of that, the artwork is expertly displayed, in beautiful buildings and galleries. And you simply know that it really is the best that the world has to offer.

At the Chicago Institute of art, I am not a solitary individual. No, instead I'm part of a glorious, planetary-wide tradition, spanning multiple millennia."},{"@type" : "Review","author" : {"@type" : "Person","name" : "elliot velez"},"reviewRating" : {"@type" : "Rating","ratingValue" : "5", "bestRating" : "5"},"reviewBody" : "This is one of the best museums in Chicago. You could literally spend hours here. The staff is super friendly and helpful. This place is like a amaze. You could defiantly get lost for hours looking at art. They also have a modern wing. I suggest going to Millennium Park and taking the sliver bridge to the museum for a cool experience and view of the city.

The store has awesome items to choose from.

I legit love this place."}]}


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The Art Institute of Chicago

Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

Main Phone: (312) 443-3600

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Latitude: 41.8795845

Longitude: -87.6237133

Did you know that The Art Institute of Chicago rates 4.8/5 based on 25468 total ratings?

Reviews for The Art Institute of Chicago

Tanner Paladino

Tanner Paladino

5/5

2 months ago

Massive. Well curated. Great variety. Walks of all life. Good value.

I went in with an open mind and not quite sure what to expect. After one hour I had explored just the ground floor. After 3 more hours I had swiftly explored and pondered through the other floors.

The modern art area was by far my favorite!

If you’re unsure about coming, please let this be the sign you were looking for.

Anson Allseitz

Anson Allseitz

5/5

a week ago

Life-Changing. I’m a museum nerd, I have gone to the Prado in Madrid, The New York Met, the LA county Museum of Art.
This one floored me. Its the best museum I have ever been to.

As I walked through the galleries, I began to softly shed tears of joy numerous times. It kept happening, again and again.

The experience was otherworldly. I had no idea many of the works I saw were actually in the museum. It was like flipping through a picture book of, “Famous artworks,” only they were there in front of me.

One can learn a graduate level class worth of art history by simply visiting on a slow day and paying close attention.

On top of that, the artwork is expertly displayed, in beautiful buildings and galleries. And you simply know that it really is the best that the world has to offer.

At the Chicago Institute of art, I am not a solitary individual. No, instead I’m part of a glorious, planetary-wide tradition, spanning multiple millennia.

elliot velez

elliot velez

5/5

9 months ago

This is one of the best museums in Chicago. You could literally spend hours here. The staff is super friendly and helpful. This place is like a amaze. You could defiantly get lost for hours looking at art. They also have a modern wing. I suggest going to Millennium Park and taking the sliver bridge to the museum for a cool experience and view of the city.

The store has awesome items to choose from.

I legit love this place.


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Field Museum

Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

Main Phone: (312) 922-9410

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Latitude: 41.866261

Longitude: -87.6169805

Did you know that Field Museum rates 4.7/5 based on 17993 total ratings?

Reviews for Field Museum

mreidap

mreidap

5/5

a month ago

Incredible. A massive collection of 24 million pieces. Plants, animals, minerals and cultures. Took 5+ hours to walk and see everything. Well worth the price to go to all of the ticketed exhibits. If you have kids you are going to want to split this into 2 days or just decide what you NEED to see and miss some things. Sue, the T-Rex, is amazing. The underground adventure is aimed towards young children, has a Disney-type feel to it, adults can probably skip unless you love soil and bugs. So, so, so much information to take in, and in a beautiful architectural building. Highly recommend.

David Engelstad

David Engelstad

5/5

3 months ago

Spectacular museum. Much more than can be seen in a day, but whatever you choose to see will be engaging informative and often awe inspiring. Wonderful variety of exhibits, and the Cafe food is also tasty and reasonably priced. We’ve visited this museum several times and we never tire of it and always leave feeling glad we visited again.

許慶棠Ray

許慶棠Ray

3/5

a year ago

Can’t find the food ! At last, …..


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Skydeck Chicago

Address: 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, USA

Main Phone: (312) 875-9447

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Latitude: 41.8788761

Longitude: -87.635915

Did you know that Skydeck Chicago rates 4.5/5 based on 21086 total ratings?

Reviews for Skydeck Chicago

Alicia Morales

Alicia Morales

5/5

2 months ago

Very cool experience, the ledge is impressive and scary. I had to sit on the floor and enter backwards because it is very impressive to just walk in, and I’m not afraid of heights. The views are excellent. It’s kind of a booth and you get seconds there. It was 60 seconds for 2 people or less and 120 seconds for more than 2 people. So if you are a family of 10 you’ll have a hard time taking the pictures, consider purchasing the tickets separately to have time to appreciate the view and have time to take pictures and make the line separately once up there. Although it’s small, you can still have people on the corners(that’s how we did it to make sure everyone got their pic). You don’t have time to simply look down and admire the Chicago beauty, it’s everything very fast. Wait line was almost an hour. A lot of people wearing face masks, some not. Not required by what I remember. I went on 8/8.

Grace

Grace

5/5

3 months ago

Definitely a must see if you’re in Chicago. The sky deck is probably most enjoyable during blue hour, right before sunset. We got some great pictures but be warned – you only get one minute for 1-2 people or 90 seconds for 3+ people on the glass. Make sure you plan your poses in the line because the time goes by very quickly. You can get back in line once you’re done. The least busy time is in the morning. There are nice displays telling a lot about Chicago in the entrance way. There is a gift shop on the main level and at the top as well. Most of the souvenirs are extremely pricey and you could probably get them for half the price online. Overall, we had a great experience here and I definitely recommend!

Bill Bois

Bill Bois

3/5

a month ago

Amazing view but certainly not worth $35. There’s a gift shop at the top but nowhere to sit. The Ledge is cool and they take your picture. You can buy the pictures for another $40. Completely not worth it. And then at the bottom, you exit through, you guessed it, another gift shop. If you visit Chicago, there are many great things to see. Do this one last, if at all.

This large downtown park off Michigan Avenue has much to offer, including an outdoor concert venue and several interesting public art installations. There are also several beautiful, well maintained gardens.

The most famous art piece is certainly the polished chrome "bean," or "Cloud Gate." Taking a photo at the "bean" is a rite of passage for any Chicago tourist.

There is also ice skating in the winter, and a cafe and restaurant.

Lots to do and see at this downtown gem!"},{"@type" : "Review","author" : {"@type" : "Person","name" : "robin travis"},"reviewRating" : {"@type" : "Rating","ratingValue" : "4", "bestRating" : "5"},"reviewBody" : "I loved Millennium Park. It is a nice place to hang out in the midst of a concrete jungle. It is huge and there is so much to see and do that you could easily spend a whole day here. I really enjoyed his much greenery there was. There was one area in the park enveloped with trees where the cicadas gathered and it was amazing. You could hear the buzz as you walked closer but the magnitude it reached when you walked thru was unreal. Each 'attraction' (the bean, crown fountain, the walking bridge, etc..) had is own space in a very well laid out park which helped with crowd control and flow. I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars for one reason, the fact that I did not get to see all of it. There were two factors in not seeing it all first was the irritating fact that they had the big grass section blocked off due to summer music in the park. The entrance to the walking bridge was in the area that was blocked off the second factor for not seeing more of the park was mother nature! After only being there for maybe an hour the heavens opened up and we were caught in a downpour! We were on foot and had not anticipated a heavy downpour. We had to book it back to our hotel (which wasn't too far fortunately) because we had cameras, phones and an electric scooter that we didn't want ruined. I enjoyed immensely my short visit to the park and can't wait to go back on my next trip to Chicago."}]}


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Millennium Park

Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

Main Phone: (312) 742-1168

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Latitude: 41.8825524

Longitude: -87.6225514

Did you know that Millennium Park rates 4.7/5 based on 65522 total ratings?

Reviews for Millennium Park

Shivangi Arora

Shivangi Arora

5/5

a month ago

We went there around evening and the place was not that much crowded and hence I was able to get some decent shots.
Visited Cloud gate. The bean mirrors the beauty of Chicago! The skyline on one side and the green view on the other. It looks way more cool than you must have seen in pictures.
The park is very well maintained and well worth a walk. Lots of eating joints in the surrounding area. Wheelchair accessible.
Lots of shows/concerts are being organized here. Cultural gem in the heart of Chicago downtown.
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Joe F

Joe F

5/5

4 months ago

Millennium Park is a must-visit for any Chicago tourist.

This large downtown park off Michigan Avenue has much to offer, including an outdoor concert venue and several interesting public art installations. There are also several beautiful, well maintained gardens.

The most famous art piece is certainly the polished chrome “bean,” or “Cloud Gate.” Taking a photo at the “bean” is a rite of passage for any Chicago tourist.

There is also ice skating in the winter, and a cafe and restaurant.

Lots to do and see at this downtown gem!

robin travis

robin travis

4/5

3 months ago

I loved Millennium Park. It is a nice place to hang out in the midst of a concrete jungle. It is huge and there is so much to see and do that you could easily spend a whole day here. I really enjoyed his much greenery there was. There was one area in the park enveloped with trees where the cicadas gathered and it was amazing. You could hear the buzz as you walked closer but the magnitude it reached when you walked thru was unreal.
Each ‘attraction’ (the bean, crown fountain, the walking bridge, etc..) had is own space in a very well laid out park which helped with crowd control and flow.
I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars for one reason, the fact that I did not get to see all of it. There were two factors in not seeing it all first was the irritating fact that they had the big grass section blocked off due to summer music in the park. The entrance to the walking bridge was in the area that was blocked off the second factor for not seeing more of the park was mother nature! After only being there for maybe an hour the heavens opened up and we were caught in a downpour! We were on foot and had not anticipated a heavy downpour. We had to book it back to our hotel (which wasn’t too far fortunately) because we had cameras, phones and an electric scooter that we didn’t want ruined.
I enjoyed immensely my short visit to the park and can’t wait to go back on my next trip to Chicago.

Loved everything about the different comic book authors as well as their comic book art pieces. I was a tab bit shocked when I saw the exhibit featured black/people of color comic book writers/illustrators/artists but I greatly appreciated the Chicago Cultural Center for featuring them.

I took some decent photos so I hope everyone would like them.

Will be returning for the new exhibit that they are building.

As a suggestion, I hope that they add some more exhibits next time."},{"@type" : "Review","author" : {"@type" : "Person","name" : "Nicholas West"},"reviewRating" : {"@type" : "Rating","ratingValue" : "5", "bestRating" : "5"},"reviewBody" : "Went to the Chicago Cultural Center to visit the exhibition on "CHICAGO: Where Comics Came to Life (1880-1960)." Simply, worth the trip! The building is a gorgeous building with rooms with beautiful details. Also, the exhibit is worth your time to see the wide ranging influence Chicago has played on comics. Even though it is free it would be worth a visit if it charged admission!"}]}


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Chicago Cultural Center

Address: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

Main Phone: (312) 744-6630

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Latitude: 41.8837536

Longitude: -87.6249515

Did you know that Chicago Cultural Center rates 4.7/5 based on 4920 total ratings?

Reviews for Chicago Cultural Center

Maricela Rodriguez

Maricela Rodriguez

5/5

in the last week

This building is absolutely beautiful! Must see when visiting Chicago. No entry fee. We visited the comic book exhibition and the 3rd floor and met Mr. King, the gallery attendant there. He was such a wonderful person and very helpful. We chatted for a while about other things to do in the city. He greeted everyone coming in without missing a beat. He has a great personality and made our visit to the cultural center even more memorable.

Cassie B.

Cassie B.

3/5

in the last week

Very 1st time visiting this place and I was semi-impressed since they had (very) limited cultural events. However, I did attend the “Chicago: Where The Comics Come To Life (1880 to 1960)” and I was BLOWN away.

Loved everything about the different comic book authors as well as their comic book art pieces. I was a tab bit shocked when I saw the exhibit featured black/people of color comic book writers/illustrators/artists but I greatly appreciated the Chicago Cultural Center for featuring them.

I took some decent photos so I hope everyone would like them.

Will be returning for the new exhibit that they are building.

As a suggestion, I hope that they add some more exhibits next time.

Nicholas West

Nicholas West

5/5

a month ago

Went to the Chicago Cultural Center to visit the exhibition on “CHICAGO: Where Comics Came to Life (1880-1960).” Simply, worth the trip! The building is a gorgeous building with rooms with beautiful details. Also, the exhibit is worth your time to see the wide ranging influence Chicago has played on comics. Even though it is free it would be worth a visit if it charged admission!

However, beware, there are a lot of stairs along with some ramps. Elevators small for accommodating strollers and passengers. Masks not mandatory for vaccinated but no process in place for checking to verify. I wore my mask the entire time.

The food court was very crowded with one line. Food staff did an excellent job trying to keep up. At this time not enough staff. Also, no gluten free items readily available on the grill menu. The line leader kindly requested a cheeseburger for me ,without bun, and indicated to workers it was an allergy. Burger was very good! He was very kind to do this since he and others were very very busy taking care of others."},{"@type" : "Review","author" : {"@type" : "Person","name" : "Audrey Castaneda"},"reviewRating" : {"@type" : "Rating","ratingValue" : "5", "bestRating" : "5"},"reviewBody" : "Amazing sea animals! Great for kids and adults. The beluga whales were so fun. It was feeding time when we were there and they did lots of cute tricks! Great tourist spot! We were able to see the entire aquarium in about two hours."},{"@type" : "Review","author" : {"@type" : "Person","name" : "Sara Scharf"},"reviewRating" : {"@type" : "Rating","ratingValue" : "5", "bestRating" : "5"},"reviewBody" : "I love this place! Definitely the best aquarium around. The animals all seem happy and well taken care of. The dolphin show is amazing! This place is HUGE and I literally spent the entire day here because there is so much to see. I can't wait to go back and take my kids next time."}]}


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Shedd Aquarium

Address: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

Main Phone: (312) 939-2438

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Latitude: 41.8675726

Longitude: -87.614038

Did you know that Shedd Aquarium rates 4.6/5 based on 26435 total ratings?

Reviews for Shedd Aquarium

Brenda Arreola

Brenda Arreola

4/5

4 months ago

Overall I enjoyed the experience. Very nice displays of sea life.

However, beware, there are a lot of stairs along with some ramps. Elevators small for accommodating strollers and passengers. Masks not mandatory for vaccinated but no process in place for checking to verify. I wore my mask the entire time.

The food court was very crowded with one line. Food staff did an excellent job trying to keep up. At this time not enough staff. Also, no gluten free items readily available on the grill menu. The line leader kindly requested a cheeseburger for me ,without bun, and indicated to workers it was an allergy. Burger was very good! He was very kind to do this since he and others were very very busy taking care of others.

Audrey Castaneda

Audrey Castaneda

5/5

3 months ago

Amazing sea animals! Great for kids and adults. The beluga whales were so fun. It was feeding time when we were there and they did lots of cute tricks! Great tourist spot! We were able to see the entire aquarium in about two hours.

Sara Scharf

Sara Scharf

5/5

a month ago

I love this place! Definitely the best aquarium around. The animals all seem happy and well taken care of. The dolphin show is amazing! This place is HUGE and I literally spent the entire day here because there is so much to see. I can’t wait to go back and take my kids next time.

It was a great Chicago landmark!

I didn't totally experience the full park, but it definitely has beautiful landscape, green space, walkways and a great view of lake Michigan!

I also remember that Grant Park was totally packed with an estimate of 240,000 people on the night that president-elect Barack Obama won the 2008 election!

We were able to go a lot of great places in Chicago, this time around and I know we experienced Millennium Park and the two landmarks. When we get back we hope to experience more at Grant Park!"},{"@type" : "Review","author" : {"@type" : "Person","name" : "Curly “OHNO” Obops"},"reviewRating" : {"@type" : "Rating","ratingValue" : "5", "bestRating" : "5"},"reviewBody" : "Super dope place to skate 🤙"},{"@type" : "Review","author" : {"@type" : "Person","name" : "Tub Ntxawg Yaj"},"reviewRating" : {"@type" : "Rating","ratingValue" : "4", "bestRating" : "5"},"reviewBody" : "I took a walk there with some friends. Didn't have that much time to look or walked through out the park. But it was very nice and clean. Great for photo shoot also. My reason for a 4star is because I haven't finish walking around the whole park."}]}


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Grant Park

Address: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Main Phone: (312) 742-3918

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Latitude: 41.8721722

Longitude: -87.6187505

Did you know that Grant Park rates 4.7/5 based on 17991 total ratings?

Reviews for Grant Park

Greg Reese

Greg Reese

5/5

a month ago

I know Grant Park is a large area on Chicago’s lake front, so I wasn’t sure if I was actually visiting this area, but I visited the Buckingham Fountain and I just looked it up and that’s in the center of Grant Park!

It was a great Chicago landmark!

I didn’t totally experience the full park, but it definitely has beautiful landscape, green space, walkways and a great view of lake Michigan!

I also remember that Grant Park was totally packed with an estimate of 240,000 people on the night that president-elect Barack Obama won the 2008 election!

We were able to go a lot of great places in Chicago, this time around and I know we experienced Millennium Park and the two landmarks. When we get back we hope to experience more at Grant Park!

Curly “OHNO” Obops

Curly “OHNO” Obops

5/5

a year ago

Super dope place to skate 🤙

Tub Ntxawg Yaj

Tub Ntxawg Yaj

4/5

2 months ago

I took a walk there with some friends. Didn’t have that much time to look or walked through out the park. But it was very nice and clean. Great for photo shoot also. My reason for a 4star is because I haven’t finish walking around the whole park.


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McCormick Tribune Plaza

Address: 1 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

Main Phone: (312) 742-5222

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Latitude: 41.8826671

Longitude: -87.6237626

Did you know that McCormick Tribune Plaza rates 4.4/5 based on 288 total ratings?

Reviews for McCormick Tribune Plaza

Sandra Contrerarty

Sandra Contrerarty

5/5

2 months ago

Incredible spot to skate. It is a remarkable setting encircled by the Bean and numerous high rises. The staff is cordial and learned. Skating is free. Rentals are accessible. Storage spaces are likewise accessible for a buck. Remarkable experience!

tony smith

tony smith

5/5

10 months ago

Fun skating spot next to the famous “Bean” downtown Chicago

Paul Ha

Paul Ha

5/5

a year ago

A great place to skate! A lot of people like it and sometime it gets really crowded.

Definitely worth seeing, but don't flip out over getting there on the hour for the so-called show."},{"@type" : "Review","author" : {"@type" : "Person","name" : "Kevin"},"reviewRating" : {"@type" : "Rating","ratingValue" : "5", "bestRating" : "5"},"reviewBody" : "Buckingham Fountain. Iconic. On Chicago's magnificent lakefront. Love the views of the fountain in the Chicago skyline. I've photographed this spot about a thousand times... and It's always beautiful and changing with the weather conditions and times of day. Love this spot."}]}


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Buckingham Fountain

Address: 301 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

Main Phone: (312) 742-7529

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Latitude: 41.8757944

Longitude: -87.6189483

Did you know that Buckingham Fountain rates 4.7/5 based on 13169 total ratings?

Reviews for Buckingham Fountain

Avani Jain

Avani Jain

5/5

5 months ago

I have been to Chicago almost 4 times, wonder why I never visited this place. It gives beautiful view of the city skyline behind the fountain. Night view must be more beautiful.The shoreline behind the park is also great place to walk. I visited this place in cold weather at noon and avoided all the crowd.

Christine Ingoldsby

Christine Ingoldsby

4/5

3 months ago

Beautiful fountain, maybe the biggest I’ve ever seen! However, the “show” was a bit disappointing after we coordinated our two groups to be there on time – basically it’s just a couple of tall blasts from the middle while the lights very slowly change colors. Cute and all, but when I read “show,” I was expecting coordinated sprays of water or something, not just a continually running fountain.

Definitely worth seeing, but don’t flip out over getting there on the hour for the so-called show.

Kevin

Kevin

5/5

3 months ago

Buckingham Fountain. Iconic. On Chicago’s magnificent lakefront. Love the views of the fountain in the Chicago skyline. I’ve photographed this spot about a thousand times… and It’s always beautiful and changing with the weather conditions and times of day. Love this spot.


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Dearborn Station

Address: 47 W Polk St # M11, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

Main Phone: (312) 554-8100

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Latitude: 41.8719766

Longitude: -87.6292263

Did you know that Dearborn Station rates 4.3/5 based on 619 total ratings?

Reviews for Dearborn Station

Shirley Miller

Shirley Miller

5/5

2 months ago

Attended awesome Architectural Boat and tour cruise. It was a good experience.

Kewane Jones

Kewane Jones

5/5

a year ago

Cool job here Mr. Nuri

dhayden75

dhayden75

5/5

4 months ago

Very intimate, very affordable. Every seat is great!

He took care before and throughout to keep us mindful and safe, although there is nothing especially dangerous about riding the L.

We were off the train most of the time looking at and discussing the styles, history and unique features of dozens of buildings as well as the stations themselves.

Tim welcomed and answered all of our questions.

I’m sure all of the volunteer guides share this passion and would highly recommend this and other CAC tours."},{"@type" : "Review","author" : {"@type" : "Person","name" : "Yvonne Martin-Kidd"},"reviewRating" : {"@type" : "Rating","ratingValue" : "5", "bestRating" : "5"},"reviewBody" : "I have taken the CAC's Architecture River Cruise nine times over the past six years, FOUR times during the month of September 2021 I love nothing more than to introduce our friends to the beauty and history of Chicago through this tour. AND, each time I go on it, I learn something new. The River Cruise is a "virtual museum of the modern skyscraper" and it is always fascinating to float by these masterpieces with the knowledgeable guidance of the amazing docents who lead these tours."}]}


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Chicago Architecture Center

Address: 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Main Phone: (312) 922-8687

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Latitude: 41.8876241

Longitude: -87.6236513

Did you know that Chicago Architecture Center rates 4.7/5 based on 1406 total ratings?

Reviews for Chicago Architecture Center

Jim Higgins

Jim Higgins

5/5

a week ago

We loved our Chicago River boat cruise with docent Jess. The opportunity to see many of the city’s high rise icons from the water way that is literally at the city’s heart was in itself a joy. But with commentary that placed them in historical and social context, and stylistic observations that enhanced even this former architect and student of architectural history’s understanding, it was also an educational treat. Judging from the reactions of those around us, the tour appealed to a range of observer experience, and their enthusiastic applause reflected the fun we all had.

Robert Goldman

Robert Goldman

5/5

a month ago

We recently took a delightful 2- hour ‘L’’ architecture tour with Tim.

He took care before and throughout to keep us mindful and safe, although there is nothing especially dangerous about riding the L.

We were off the train most of the time looking at and discussing the styles, history and unique features of dozens of buildings as well as the stations themselves.

Tim welcomed and answered all of our questions.

I’m sure all of the volunteer guides share this passion and would highly recommend this and other CAC tours.

Yvonne Martin-Kidd

Yvonne Martin-Kidd

5/5

a week ago

I have taken the CAC’s Architecture River Cruise nine times over the past six years, FOUR times during the month of September 2021 I love nothing more than to introduce our friends to the beauty and history of Chicago through this tour. AND, each time I go on it, I learn something new. The River Cruise is a “virtual museum of the modern skyscraper” and it is always fascinating to float by these masterpieces with the knowledgeable guidance of the amazing docents who lead these tours.


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Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Address: 800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

Main Phone: (312) 413-5353

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Latitude: 41.871626

Longitude: -87.647437

Did you know that Jane Addams Hull-House Museum rates 4.6/5 based on 178 total ratings?

Reviews for Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Jose Villarreal

Jose Villarreal

5/5

a month ago

I did go to Hull House, while it was originally open to recent immigrants. I attended Holy Ghost primary on Blue Island Blvd. Before any construction started for the University. I learned ballroom dancing and etiquette. Formal dining and silverware placement. Boxing in the original gymnasium. I can still recall the atrium, with the plants, flowers and birds. The building was not on Halsted but on Taylor. Goodrich elementary was standing.

Charrisse Brandon

Charrisse Brandon

5/5

5 months ago

Great place to learn about Jane Addams Hull. I’ve been here about 6 or 7 years ago.

Magan Marsden Kaulback

Magan Marsden Kaulback

5/5

6 months ago

I didn’t actually go there but I have been learning about her and she is an amazing human being and also just looking at all the photos it looks so cool!


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Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Main Phone: (312) 742-1168

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Latitude: 41.8831825

Longitude: -87.6219253

Did you know that Jay Pritzker Pavilion rates 4.8/5 based on 2367 total ratings?

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Kimberly s

Kimberly s

5/5

a month ago

Such a fun place to watch the shows for FREE. Yes, Chicago does an excellent job of making something like this for their city. The park is safe. The sound is great as you can hear very clearly without it being too loud. The bathrooms down below are easy to get to and lots of them. You can bring your own alcohol which is a nice perk. We always enjoy our visits here.

Sandra Contrerarty

Sandra Contrerarty

5/5

2 months ago

Other than the Cloud Gate and Crown Fountain, the Pavilion is another must-see when guests go to the Millenium Park! The grass is very much kept up with. There were various free live events during late spring, and individuals bring their outing cover to the grass to have fun. Energetically suggested!

Cody Terry

Cody Terry

5/5

a year ago

One of the coolest places downtown There’s always good stuff going on there. Nice big lawn to lay around on. Overall just a great place. Very touristy part of the city but still a Chicago icon.


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Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Address: 700 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661, USA

Main Phone: (312) 648-1021

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Latitude: 41.8795139

Longitude: -87.6445361

Did you know that Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church rates 4.7/5 based on 446 total ratings?

Reviews for Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Uzo N

Uzo N

5/5

2 months ago

This is the most welcoming parish I’ve ever attended. I went for the 10am mass. Some of the people recognized that I was a visitor because a huge suitcase I dragged with me (I came straight from the train station). They were happy to see me and wished me well. The choir members should be touring the country and abroad because they are absolutely amazing. 🤩 After mass, a young man helped me to carry my Suitcase down the stairs. I am super grateful. May God bless every single member of this parish and meet them at the point of their needs. Amen.

Nishia F

Nishia F

4/5

2 months ago

This church is gorgeous on the inside! I did not attend church service so I’m unable to comment on that but was a guest at a wedding and I was so blown away by how beautiful the church is. Someone mentioned that inside of the church looks reminds them of an Easter egg. I couldn’t agree more!

Kevin

Kevin

5/5

4 months ago

Chicago’s oldest extant house of faith. Excellent example of what serious preservation can do for a building. Irish Roman Catholic church. Built 1854. Survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871! The interior was remodeled in 1996. The stenciling and color palate that is seen now closely follows the original designs from 1922, which had been too damaged to retain.
The original stained glass/art glass windows are from 1922, by artist Thomas O’Shaughnessy. An important Chicago landmark.

Untouchable Tour – Chicago’s Original Gangster Tour

Address: 600 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

Main Phone: (773) 881-1195

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Latitude: 41.8930329

Longitude: -87.631496

Did you know that Untouchable Tour – Chicago’s Original Gangster Tour rates 4.3/5 based on 187 total ratings?

Reviews for Untouchable Tour – Chicago’s Original Gangster Tour

Jo Neddo

Jo Neddo

5/5

a month ago

Visiting Chicago and was glad to take this tour. Tour guide was in character of the time, very knowledgeable. He was funny, entertaining and even had some suggestions for other tourist stops. Learned a lot about this time in history. The bus was comfortable and stayed cool on a warm day. A must do when visiting Chicago!

Sérgio Gonçalves

Sérgio Gonçalves

5/5

3 months ago

Great tour around Chicago, I learned a lot about Chicago history, old churches, Pilsen area and cool buildings.

Rongmin Tang

Rongmin Tang

5/5

2 months ago

You know it’s gonna be good when you see a gangster standing in front of the McDonalds from the other side of the street.


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The Wrigley Building

Address: 400-410 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Main Phone: (312) 229-8941

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Latitude: 41.889704

Longitude: -87.6245898

Did you know that The Wrigley Building rates 4.7/5 based on 1764 total ratings?

Reviews for The Wrigley Building

John Zajeski

John Zajeski

5/5

2 weeks ago

Probably one of the most iconic buildings in Chicago. Everyone comes here to take photos outside but have you ever seen the inside? I have and let me tell you it is incredible. Just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. If you ever get the chance definitely stop by and check it out.

José Guilherme Sonoda Dantas

José Guilherme Sonoda Dantas

4/5

a year ago

Ghirardelli ice cream!

Kimberly Gil

Kimberly Gil

5/5

a month ago

A must see if you’re coming to thr Chi! Lou Malnati’s Pizza is here and it was so delish. Had the personal deep dish spinach and it was more than enough and soooooooo good!!

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