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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."
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Special Events-Air & Water Show

August 16-17, 2014 the Blue Angels are back for 2014!Held in mid to late August on a Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-3pm, the Chicago Air and Water Show is a free show featuring civilian and US...
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Dabs
May 02, 2014

The Old Town Art Fair

A 2 Day Community Art Fair in Chicago usually held in one of the first two weekends in June usually between 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The suggested donation at one of the entrances to the Art Fair is...
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riorich55
Aug 22, 2012

Daley Plaza-seasonal events

There always seems to be something going on in Daley Plaza which is home to the Daley Center and also home to the Picasso sculpture. In the summer there are concerts, dancing and many ethnic...
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Dabs
Feb 02, 2012

Special Events-Great Places and Spaces

2009 was the 11th year and unfortunately what looks to be the final year for this festival due to city budget cuts. In 2011 the Chicago Architecture Foundation joined several other international...
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Dabs
Oct 16, 2011

GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Held in Millenium Park, the GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL is Chicago's free, outdoor summer-long, downtown classical Music Festival. The Festival presents 32 concerts from June 15 to August 20. Our VT...
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LoriPori
Jun 24, 2011

Midwest's Largest Literary Event

It seems like my wife and I have gotten into the City of Chicago more in the past year or so since our oldest son moved into the Lincoln Park area of Chicago a few years ago. A few summers ago we made...
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riorich55
Apr 04, 2011

Taste of Randolph

If you want to see how Taste of Chicago was intended to be like (and was back in the late 80s) check out the Taste of Randolph festival. It usually takes place in early to mid- June.This three-day...
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TRimer
Apr 04, 2011

Wells Street Art Festival

Summer brings warm weather, thunderstorms and people out in droves in Chicago. It's also marks Street Festival Season in the city! Every weekend during the summer you can find, at the very least, one...
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Etoile2B
Apr 04, 2011

Pride Parade: Taste the Rainbow!

Chicago's Pride Parade is one of the largest in the nation, and indeed it is a massive event lasting over three hours long!I just happened to be in Chicago that weekend and decided to check it out. It...
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Rabbityama
Dec 29, 2010

Taste of Chicago

A Taste of Chicago is a large showcasing of foods from throughout the city, all of which you can sample! Vendors are alligned along every walkway in Grant Park, so there is a wide variety of foods to...
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Rabbityama
Jul 01, 2010

Special Events-Fireworks at Venetian Night

Venetian Night appears to have been cancelled for 2010 due to budget cuts I think the best fireworks of the season are not at the 4th of July festivities but at Venetian night held on a Saturday in...
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Dabs
Mar 23, 2010

Just a taste

The Taste of Chicago has local restaurants selling full portions and "taste" portions of some of their menu items. Here's a chance to try Chicago's deep dish pizza. I had a taste of cheesecake,...
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gover
Sep 18, 2009
 
 
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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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