Chicago, Illinois Tourism

Chicago, Illinois Tourism
With more than 2.8 million people, Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States. Some of Chicago's nicknames are the Windy City, the Second City, and the City of Big Shoulders. Chicago offers a multitude of culture, recreation and shopping to its visitors.

Navy Pier

Navy Pier juts into beautiful Lake Michigan. Its boardwalk features dining, shopping, concerts, plays, a 150-foot Ferris wheel and boat and Segway tours.

Millennium Park

At Millennium Park, you'll find any number of music and art programs plus the amazing Cloud Gate sculpture. The Crown Fountain's interactive art and video sculpture operates from May through October, and there's ice skating in the winter months.

Chicago Views

You can explore Chicago by sightseeing bus or a Chicago River boat ride. See the big picture from the 103rd floor of Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) or the 94th floor of the Hancock Observatory.

Museums and Culture

Chicago is home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Chicago Sports

The Chicago White Sox baseball team can be found at U.S. Cellular Field. Historic Wrigley Field is home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team. You'll find Chicago Bears football games at Soldier Field. The United Center hosts Bulls basketball and Blackhawks hockey games.

Article Written By Gwen Bruno

Gwen Bruno has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009, with her gardening-related articles appearing on DavesGarden. She is a former teacher and librarian, and she holds a bachelor's degree in education from Augustana College and master's degrees in education and library science from North Park University and the University of Wisconsin.

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