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  • 51. Street Art

    During a 4 day span in August, 2012 I spent 2 full days in Chicago. Now this may not seem like much for visitors or people who actually live and work in Chicago, but as someone from the suburbs of...

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  • 52. Oak Street Beach

    One of the really nice places to go to enjoy a great view of Lake Michigan is Oak Street Beach. I wasn't too sure at first about walking through the dark pedway that goes underneath Lake Shore Drive...

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  • 53. Magnificent Mile/Michigan Avenue

    Pioneer Court is an open space which is the start of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Located on the east side of North Michigan Avenue just north of the Chicago River and just south of the Tribune Tower....

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  • 54. Navigating in Chicago

    If you are like me (yes, I love numbers), you will find this website very useful. The site gives comprehensive demographic information on 77 Chicago community areas....

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  • 55. BASKETBALL - Chicago Bulls at the United Center

    Opened in 1994, the United Center is the largest arena in the USA! With over 200 events every year, you can come here to see a great concert or a fun sports event. If you're a sports fan, you may...

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  • 56. 333 West Wacker Drive

    As I mentioned in my previous tip, walking along Wacker Drive is the best way to enjoy a great view of the buildings located on the north side of the Chicago River. Even though I can't really say I...

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  • 57. Botanic Garden

    The botanic garden is in Glencoe, very close to the city of Chicago. It is a wonderful place to visit and to spend few good hours. The garden is huge (385 acres) and it features 23 different garden...

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  • 58. Baha'i Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Maybe it's my own issues, but going to religious sites, particularly in the US, is often pretty uncomfortable for me. The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake is always bad, and even with historic churches, I...

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  • 59. Signature Lounge-Hancock

    4 out of 5 stars

    Rosie [rozehill] and I went to the Hancock Building, but we did not wish to pay $13.00 for a view of the city. Instead, we rode the rapid elevator to the 96th floor (note that the observation deck for...

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  • 60. Rush Street

    Okay, so that was an awful pun, but to get a taste of La Dolce Vita in Chicago take a stroll down Rush Street. This is where the upper classes go to have dinner and hang out. It is the trendy area to...

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  • 61. Chicago Auto Show

    The Chicago Auto Show was first staged in 1901 when the horse and buggy was still the preferred method of individual transportation. But Chicago has always been a bit ahead of its time so it is only...

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  • 62. The Dolls House Store

    This is a store for everybody, not jsut for kids (yes, I saw lots of men there too). For whom ever that love dolls or want to see something different and unique - this is the right place (and very...

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  • 63. Chicago Theater

    The historic Chicago Theater is a beautiful old theater dating back to 1921. Along the way it has been re-styled and subsequently renovated. Today, the performances are much different than in the...

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  • 64. BASEBALL - Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

    Boy, that is a wide open question. I'm from the suburbs of Chicago and have lived here most of my life and I'm still discovering things about Chicago that I never knew before. Here are some brief...

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  • 65. Chicago Architecture Foundation - CAF

    5 out of 5 stars

    Open House October 18-19, 2014 Chicago has joined a number of other international cities in offering an Open House weekend, the 3rd Open House weekend was October 19-20, 2013. The Open House is free...

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  • 66. Board of Trade

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Standing at the north end of the loop by the Chicago River, you can look down the canyon of LaSalle Street and find the goddess of agriculture Ceres standing on top of the art deco Chicago Board of...

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  • 67. City Pass

    The Chicago CityPass is booklet of admission tickets designed to fit in a pocket – contains admission to Chicago’s most-visited attractions and landmarks at a 50% saving. Included in the booklet are...

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  • 68. Cloud Gate

    Chicago is a great city for learning cultures and enjoying nature. It is pretty in spring, summer, autumn, but cold and windy in winter. I love the city and took some photos to remember its beauty:...

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  • 69. Bus Tours

    The customer service is remarkable and this company is more reliable than the other. Plus being that it is a small group you get to spend more time at the sites and you may get the chance to go to...

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  • 70. City Hall

    Downtown in the Loop is Chicago's City Hall and the Cook County administration building, each entity occupying a portion of this single large, grand building. It has a rooftop garden, as well, which...

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  • 71. Medieval Times

    Located about 30 min from downtown in Shaumburg, this is a restaurant/show in a large castle/stadium. You are served medieval food (i.e. chicken) while you watch the King and his brave knights...

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  • 72. Garfield Park Conservatory

    Take a walk through paths of plants and flowers of all kinds at any time of year through the six different greenhouses of the Garfield Park Conservatory. Beautiful displays of plants and flowers are...

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  • 73. Willow Creek Church

    This is a great conference with millions of good tips for Sunday school teachers all around the world. They sure know how to inspire leaders and learn us a great deal about children meeting God. Sue...

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  • 74. Montrose and Wilson Beach

    One of the most wonderful things about Chicago is Lake Michigan & the beaches that line it.. One of the biggest of these beaches is the North Side Montrose & Wilson Avenue beaches. They simply run...

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  • 75. Osaka Garden

    The Osaka Garden was built in 1893 for the World's Columbian Exposition for the Japanese pavillion. At the time, the pavillion was very popular and gave many people a glimpse of Japanese culture that...

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    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    As I was writing some tips for a city just west of where I live this morning I found out about this interesting event happening in June this year.

    I wanted to let anyone who lives in the United States and any visitors to the U.S. this summer that there is a very unique event going on. Lincoln Highway is not as well known as its other old U.S. Highway (Route 66), but is actually older (1913 vs 1926) then its road cousin and actually does travel through the middle of the country from coast to coast (New York to San Francisco). Route 66 actually starts in my hometown of Chicago and heads to California.

    Anyway here is a link and a bit of a description for anybody who is interested. www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/tour/2013.com

    "Join fellow historians and tourists for the Official Lincoln Highway Centennial Tours, headed for Kearney, Nebraska from each coast, for the centennial of America’s first paved transcontinental road: the Lincoln Highway. Antique cars, Classics, muscle cars, ’50s cars, trucks, motorcycles, street rods, and modern cars are welcome to participate.

    You will travel the original alignments of the Lincoln Highway covering many miles of two-lane history, four-lane progress, and even gravel scenic beauty. Travel from America’s urban centers, through pastoral farm lands, over breathtaking mountains and rolling prairies.

    Travelers from the East will start at Times Square, the heart of America’s most vibrant city. You will travel through ivy-covered college towns such as Princeton, New Jersey, and the Amish country of Pennsylvania. From Pittsburgh’s steel and beer brewing industrial history, you will travel through Ohio’s diverse agricultural and commercial mix. Indiana takes you through more Amish farm land, South Bend’s Notre Dame and automotive history and on to Illinois. From Illinois you will travel to Iowa’s farmland across the Mississippi River into the prairies of Nebraska and on to the Centennial celebration in Kearney at the Great Platte River Arch Museum.

    Western travelers enjoy beginning their journey in the urban centers of San Francisco and Oakland, California. After traveling through the state’s agricultural Central Valley you are exposed to the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains and Donner Pass before dropping into the deserts of Nevada and the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Climbing the mountains out of Salt Lake City, you will enter the wide open spaces of Wyoming and on to historic Cheyenne for an overnight stop. This is followed by your easterly trek into Nebraska and eventually joining the rest of the travelers from the east for the grand parade of cars into Kearney on opening day."

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