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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
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Best of Chicago Tour Including a Deep-Dish Pizza
"Get ready to see the best of Chicago and enjoy its most famous food – deep-dish pizza! Start your city sightseeing tour with visits to some of Chicago’s most interesting neighborhoods – Gold Coast Lincoln Park Wrigleyville and more – where you’ll learn about the city’s unique culture and rich history. This comprehensive tour also takes you to the most important and popular attractions in the city including Grant Park with its enviable location on Lake Michigan; Adler Planetarium with a great view of the city; and Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) one of Chicago’s most famous skyscrapers! After the tour
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Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour
"Get an in-depth look at the beautiful Windy City on this 4-hour coach tour of Chicago! Take a scenic bus ride through the South Side and travel through the beautiful Grant Park. Visit the Adler Planetarium with its impressive sky dome and pass by the Art which boasts a world-renowned collection of impressionist art. Pass the Orchestra Hall home of the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra and drive by President Obama's old neighborhood!On the North Side travel by the striking Richard J Daley plaza with its magnificent Pablo Picasso sculpture created specifically for Chicago. Cross the Chicago River and see the famous Wrigley Building and Wrigley Field. Spot one of the tallest buildings in the world the John Hancock Center and continue through Lincoln Park’s acres and acres of lush greenery and lagoons. See the Itinerary section below for a full list of sights seen on this exciting Chicago tour."
From $48.00

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Chicago

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Oak Park/Frank Lloyd Wright

Maher may have inspired with, or competed with Frank Lloyd Wright, both of which featured this style of Prairie home in late 1800's. This home was built in 1897, and is on 217 Home Ave, Oak Park. It...
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Architecture & Public Art (outdoor)

I've passed by the Charnley-Persky House before, access is only available to the public on a couple of days and at very limited times so I had never been inside. We were able to visit during Chicago's...
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Neighborhoods-other

Chicago has a number of defined neighborhoods. Somewhat like the Parisian arrondissements they have somewhat of a unique feel and separate identify. One such neighborhood that I had never been to...
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Suburban delights

It is the "Yuppie" typified city with many of the median income level types that are commuters to downtown Chicago, in the nice homes in the burbs. They have a good city, and it continues to grow; now...
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Bahai Temple

The Bahai is an independent religion founded in Iran more than 100 years ago. Nowadays it is practiced by more than 5 million people throughout the world. Bahai followers believe that God revealed...
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Museums

The Money Museum is located in the Federal Reserve of Chicago. It is a small but informative retrospective of currency and especially U.S. currency. Starting with the origin of currency and moving...
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Rosehill Cemetery

Cemeteries, particularly those with extensive burials from 1840 onward, have always held a fascination for me. I do so mainly to (1) observe the art of how people wish to be remembered and (2) make a...
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Hyde Park/Washington Park

If you have time it's worth a trip out and a wander round the central part of the university campus, and to see the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (see tip). I'm intrigued by the mock-ancient building...
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Eating & drinking

chicago is a no smoking city so that there are no smoking signs everywhere and there are deignated smoking areas in the downtown area and fortunately just beside my hotel. if you are a smoker, you...
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Beaches and Parks

Under development since a 1990s road building project allowed for the development of a pedestrian walkway along the Chicago River, the Chicago Riverwalk is still an effort under development. The...
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Prairie Avenue

I did like this place. Not so much because it's the oldest building in Chicago (1836) but because of its setting. Clarke House is rather lovely, with a timber frame and a 'Parthenon'-style entrance....
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Garfield Conservatory

Pretty interesting place, especially for photographers - a chance to snap a few close-ups of exotic flowers, etc. With its current exhibiton (Niki in the Garden) of 30 weird and colorful sculptures,...
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Eli's Cheesecake Factory Tour

Eli's Cheesecake is one of the very few factory tours left in Chicago (presumably due to liability issues). We toured this weekend as part of the Great Places and Spaces weekend but their website...
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Libraries

On one of my jaunts in Chicago while waiting for a VT Meeting/Dinner to begin, I spent time in the Lincoln Square area checking out the beautiful, huge Conrad Sulzer Regional Branch Library. This...
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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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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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"Captivating City of "The Big Shoulders": Chicago"
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"Never A Lovely So Real"
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"Chicago - My Favorite City in the United States!"
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