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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 14 stops to start your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago and listen to live commentary through provided earphones to find out fun facts about the city and its iconic architecture. 

The full circuit takes about about 2 hours but you can hop off and back on as many times as you like within a 24- 48- or 72-hour period depending on option selected when booking. Buses run regularly giving you flexibility to discover the city at your leisure. The bus route takes you through Grant Park
From $40.00
 
Chicago Evening Express Segway Tour
"TOUR HIGHLIGHTSThe Field Museum - The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. The Field is the current home to Sue the famous T. Rex and the Lions of gardens and public sculptures. Chicago's ""front yard"" includes Buckingham Fountain as its central focal point.The Lakefront/Monroe Harbor - Cruise along the edge of Lake Michigan speckled with sailboats with Navy Pier as its impressive backdrop.Shedd Aquarium and Oeanarium - Opened to the public in December 1929 at the time it was the world's largest inland aquarium. One of the first animals to arrive is currently its oldest resident: Grandad an African Lungfish acquired in 1933.Soldier Field - Soldier Field is the current home to the Chicago Bears who moved in 1970 from their original home at Wrigley Field. Originally built in 1924 as a dedication to fallen war veterans Soldier Field underwent a $600 million renovation in 2003 and is now a staple of Chicago's magnificent skyline.Chicago's World Class Skyline - See the architectural wonders that comprise one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. < intimate experience. Discover what it's like to be a Windy City celebrity as everyone turns to watch you glide by!Note: All Segway riders must be at least 12 years of age to participate."
From $50.00
 
Chicago CityPass
"Chicago CityPASS includes entry to: Shedd Aquarium (includes VIP entry to Waters of the World galleries Amazon Rising Wild Reef Abbott Oceanarium Polar Play Zone Amphibians special exhibit and Stingray Touch (May to October) plus your choice of a 4-D Experience. The Field Museum (includes All-Access Pass
From $98.00

More Local Customs in Chicago

Chicago's flag

Chicago has it's own flag with three white strips, two blue stripes and four red stars. The top blue stripe represents Lake Michigan and the North Branch of the Chicago River and the bottom stripe the...
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Dabs
Jan 26, 2014

Chicago Blackhawks Parade and Celebration

Well in Chicago when our sports teams win a championship it seems like the whole city comes out to join in the celebration. Such as the case after the Chicago Blackhawks won their 2nd Stanley Cup...
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riorich55
Aug 31, 2013

Opening Day at Wrigley Field

It happens every year around the end of March or beginning of April. Spring is in the air and the cry is once again heard from all who come to "worship" by the soon to be green ivy walls of that...
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riorich55
Apr 09, 2013

Chiditarod - Food Drive, Race, Costumes

On Saturday, March 2, 2013 I attended my first Chiditarod. I found out about this unique Chicago event through another social group I belong to the Chicago Street Photographers. This was the 8th...
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riorich55
Mar 07, 2013

Art Galleries in the River North

The River North Gallery District in Chicago is home to the second largest concentration of individually owned and operated galleries int he United States. According to the ever-helpful folks at...
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yooperprof
Dec 27, 2012

Coffee Mugs

sometimes I collect Coffee Mugs on my travels too especially starbucks mugs if I feel like it and while here in chicago, I was intrigued by the Starbucks Coffee Mug Design for Chicago featuring the...
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machomikemd
Jun 09, 2011
 
 
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Shot Glasses

shot glasses are another favorite collectible of mine hen going to a new place and like buying a refrigerator magnet, I definitely must buy one here and again the good news is that you can buy...
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machomikemd
Jun 09, 2011

Refrigerator Magnets

my favorite collectible when I'm going to a new place and since this is my first time to visit (not the last time I hope) Chicago, then buying my fave Collector Item is a must and the good news is...
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machomikemd
Jun 09, 2011

Live and Love through... Laughter???

Out of all of the off the wall/bizarre tips that I have included on my Chicago page, I can assure you that this one is the strangest.In 1995 an organization began a movement that wants to tackle some...
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mjd74
Apr 04, 2011

A rich, 'beefy' heritage.

In the Summer of 1999, a herd of ornate - but life-size - bovine effigies appeared downtown in "Cows on Parade." A 'public art' competition, it was inspired by a similar event which had taken place in...
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Leniwy
Apr 04, 2011

It's all about the Cubs and the Sox!!

I happened to be in Chicago as the baseball playoffs were getting started and since both the Cubs and the White Sox had made it to the post-season, it seemed like the entire city was going a little...
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Jefie
Oct 25, 2008

Daley Plaza Farmer's Market

I was pleasantly surprised to discover a Farmer's Market at the heart of downtown Chicago! Every Thursday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, from mid-May to mid-October, you can find fresh produce, cheese,...
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Jefie
Oct 25, 2008

Help, I didn't bring my laptop!

One thing I noticed about Chicago is that it is a very technologically-advanced city - you should have seen me trying to find a public phone in downtown Chicago! I finally ended up walking into a...
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Jefie
Oct 13, 2008

Weddings and Street Bands

Shortly after I started out on my walking tour of downtown Chicago on a Sunday morning, I came across this scene of the bride and groom, as well as their wedding party, trying for a few good pictures...
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Bwana_Brown
May 06, 2008

Top Hotels in Chicago

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108 E Superior St, Chicago, Illinois, 60611, United States
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10 S Wabash Ave, (formerly Crowne Plaza), Chicago, Illinois, 60603, United States
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20 East Delaware Place, Chicago, Illinois, 60611, United States
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21 E. Bellevue Place, 60611
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120 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago, Illinois, 60611, United States
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20 W Kinzie St, Chicago, Illinois, 60610, United States
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Top Things to Do in Chicago

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Field Museum of Natural History

I'll be honest after I got through with college I was sort of burned out on learning ... I thought this would be dull but it was fascinating and I was shocked that I spend 5 hours here and still...
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Millennium Park

Millennium Park ... love the fountain .. the bean .. the people watching .. never saw so many people doing selfies. some come for formal pics .. great place to hang out just watch people. Never got...
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Navy Pier

Another must see in Chicago. I like coming here when the weather is great .. I love the vibe and all the activity, Sometimes theres street performers which can be fun .. there are restaurants and...
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John Hancock Center

My husband was in town for a trade show tied up with work all day and most nights, At night he often had work dinner or to take customers out. He'd hosted a dinner for his biggest account here .....
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Michigan Avenue

There are 3 main areas for good shopping in Chicago: 1. The Loop/Downtown (State Street): mostly high street shops and department stores 2. The Magnificient Mile (Michigan av): more fancy shops...
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Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower)

I went to the observation deck I think it was '73-'74, When it was free ! There was quite a bit to look at(w/o my wifes' approval) The Playboy Mansion was quite visible to us(no screens yet), It was...
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"The place I call home"
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"Captivating City of "The Big Shoulders": Chicago"
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yooperprof

"Never A Lovely So Real"
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"Chicago!"
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"Chicago - My Favorite City in the United States!"
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