Chicago, Illinois Tourist Attractions

Chicago, Illinois Tourist Attractions
Regardless of when you plan to visit Chicago, you will find a vibrant and exciting city. It is a world-class domestic and international destination for millions of people every year. The skyline is "rated top skyline in America" by Travel and Leisure Magazine. The city is known for its stunning architecture, outstanding cultural attractions, shopping and renowned cuisine. The lakefront and waterways offer hiking, biking, sailing and swimming for the outdoor enthusiast.

Millennium Park

The park sits on 24.5 acres of green space on Chicago's lakefront. It features an indoor, year-round theater; outdoor performing arts pavilion; restaurant; contemporary garden; ice-skating rink; public art; fountains; and landscaped walkways and green spaces. Mayor Richard Daley says of the park, "Millennium Park honors and builds on several proud Chicago traditions at once - beautiful architecture, landscaped and protected park lands, and the ongoing celebration of the arts." Millennium Park is in downtown Chicago.

Millennium Park
Michigan Ave and Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

Navy Pier

Navy Pier is Chicago's playground on the lakefront, and the most popular attraction in the city. Navy Pier offers a remarkable blend of family oriented attractions. There is a 185-feet high Ferris wheel, a carousel and the Chicago Children's Museum. Plus, there is the Wave Swinger ride and the 3D Time Escape ride. Navy Pier has a variety of restaurants and the noted Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Chicago Architecture Foundation Tours

One of the most popular reasons to visit Chicago is to admire the architecture. Chicago is the birthplace of the modern building. You will find contemporary masterpieces and historic landmark buildings. Chicago boasts scores of extraordinary designs that have helped shape American architecture. There are works from design greats Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Burnham and many others. There is no better venue to see the architecture sights of the city than a tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The foundation offers an architectural boat cruise on the Chicago River as well as over 50 walking tours and bus tours, all hosted by well-trained, expert guides.

Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604-2527

The Art Institute Modern Wing

The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago is the home for the museum's 20th and 21st century collection of art. The award-winning building is 264,000 square feet and makes the Art Institute the second largest art museum in the country. You will find renowned collections of photography, architecture, design, contemporary art, modern European paintings and sculpture. The extraordinary range and unusual collection of modern art are astounding. It is one of the world's finest collections of modern art.

The Art Institute Modern Wing
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404
312- 443-3600


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