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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
 
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
From $63.00

Cultural Center Tips (22)

Make Music Chicago

I'm not sure if this is a new event or one that has been happening for a while, but if it is a new event I sure hope they continue it year to year. Earlier in the day, the first day of summer 2014...
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riorich55
Jun 25, 2014

Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center, formerly the public library, is a magnificent building that provides an unusual role as a cultural center for the public, with free art exhibits, performances, lectures,...
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WulfstanTraveller
Feb 12, 2014

Chicago Cultural Center

The building is beautiful and should be toured just for its architecture. There was an exhibit on the top floor that was fun, funny, and insightful. There is also artwork on the ground floor as well....
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iam1wthee
Jul 18, 2013

A definite 'must'

Chicago Cultural Center houses a useful tourist information office (where I found the leaflet which led me to the jewel of Second Presbyterian Church) but it's also somewhere you should visit for...
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leics
Oct 16, 2012

Hop onto the statue outside cultural center

Seems everyone who can, does. Not easy getting up onto the largestatue of a steer outside the cultural center, but once I saw someone do it, I decided that I could do it also. Swing one leg up and...
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SONG
Jun 23, 2011

Take a peak at Chicago's old library

Construction of this magnificient Neo-classic building began in 1893, and in 1897 it opened as the Chicago Central Library, which then was the city's main library. It remained as such until the Harold...
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Jefie
Apr 04, 2011

Cultural landmark

Proclaimed one of Chicago's historical landmarks in 1976, the Cultural Center is a splendid sight to see with it's amazing architecture and design. Its exterior appearance and its interior spaces are...
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Mairo21
Apr 04, 2011

Top 10-Cultural Center

This should be the first place visitors to Chicago stop, in addition to being one of the coolest buildings in town, it's also one of the city's official visitor centers and home to hundreds of of FREE...
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Dabs
Apr 04, 2011

Free City Tours (Chicagogreeter.com)

I'll be at the meeting! Just want to add that one of my volunteer gigs is that of a Chicago Greeter. The Greeter thing is global now and is fantastic--you can get a free tour of any area of the city...
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Sharonov
Feb 07, 2011

Chicago Cultural Center

This is the view that first greeted me as I came upon the Chicago Cultural Center, at about the half-way point of my Sunday morning walk as I made my way south and toward Millenium Park on the Lake...
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Bwana_Brown
Nov 07, 2010

Experience it !

I went there an a school trip to look at some works of art,I think the true art, the true culture, was in the building it self. The South Staircase with winding rails was majestic, as well as the hall...
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JOEFRY
Oct 30, 2007

Visitor Information Center

The Visitor Information Center at the Chicago Cultural Center is a great first stop on your visit. There are countless brochures, maps, and other resources to help you plan your trip. This is also...
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mam3206
Jul 28, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Chicago

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Chinatown

I lived in China for 2 years, so I had high expectations. I went to Chef Bao for lunch (used to be Lao Hunan), which is food from the Hunan region (where I lived), the food was spot on authentic so...
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National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

Chicago's Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, located on the Riverwalk between Wabash Avenue and State Street, is one of the largest in the nation outside of Washington, D.C. It features a fountain and a...
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Monument to the Great Northern Migration

This moving fifteen foot tall statue stands at the northern entry into historic Bronzeville. Encouraged by reports from those who went before, as well as the influential Chicago Defender newspaper,...
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Adler Planetarium

Opened in 1930, this is the oldest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere and it is a wonderful place. It has several different shows, a collection of astronomical and location-finding instruments, and...
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Soldier Field

The new "spoof" in town is the redux/renovated Soldier Field. Politicians were promised that the exterior walls will remain standing and the interior totally redone. However, they were also promised...
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Buddy Guy's Legends

If you are fortunate enough to be planning a trip to Chicago for January, check Ticketmaster for Buddy Guy's annual headlining weekend events at his own club: Legend's. It is the best $30 that you'll...
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