Crazy Things to Do in Chicago

Crazy Things to Do in Chicago
Visitors to Chicago often stick to well-known destinations like Wrigley Field, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Michigan Avenue. But your trip to Chicago should not be defined solely by these tourist attractions. Chicago offers a plethora of thrilling, sometimes crazy, activities for people of all ages. Your Chicago itinerary can be peppered with skydiving, climbing, scavenger hunts and more without sacrificing time at your favorite haunts.

Chicagoland Skydiving Center

Chicagoland Skydiving Center offers the closest skydiving experiences for visitors to downtown Chicago. This suburban center offers tandem skydiving run by experienced divers for first-time visitors. Chicagoland Skydiving Center uses its 15-seat P750 Xstol to facilitate free flying and group jumps for experienced jumpers. The company's Freefall University puts visitors on the fast track to a U.S. Parachute Association license. After completing your dive at Chicagoland Skydiving Center, you can head to the center's private lounge for drinks, free Wi-Fi access and conversation with your instructors.
Chicagoland Skydiving Center
12637 U.S. Route 30 West
Hinckley, IL 60520
(815) 286-9200
skydivecsc.com

Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts

Your search for crazy things to do in Chicago will lead you to scavenger hunts run by Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts. This company works with Chicago venues like The Loop and The Field Museum to create fun scavenger hunts. The Art Attack Scavenger Hunt tells visitors to race through The Art Institute of Chicago and find small details in paintings and sculptures. The Navy Pier Pressure Scavenger Hunt requires groups to take photos of the Ferris wheel and Festival Hall before returning to home base.
Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts
(877) 946-4868, ext.12
watsonadventures.com/chicago.html

Cliff & Cables LLC

Cliff & Cables LLC hosts ROPES courses and adventure expeditions from its offices near Lincoln Park. The company hosts ROPES courses at indoor and outdoor facilities to help groups of all sizes improve communications. Cliff & Cables LLC operates wilderness expeditions outside of Chicago with trips to the Mississippi Palisades and Devils Lake. Thrill seekers interested in climbing realistic walls and towers in Chicago meet these needs thanks to the demonstration climbing areas at Cliff & Cables LLC.
Cliff & Cables LLC
1424 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-9429
cliffsandcables.org

The Skydeck

The Skydeck is a glass enclosure located on the hundred-and-third floor of Chicago's Willis Tower. This enclosure allows visitors to feel like they are floating 1,353 feet above the streets of downtown Chicago. The Skydeck looks out on Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan thanks to a visibility of 50 miles in clear weather. The touch-and-tell kiosks at the Chicago Skydeck give every visitor an understanding of the history of Chicago before gazing out on the city.
The Skydeck
233 S. Wacker Dr., # 3530
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 875-9696
theskydeck.com

Article Written By Nicholas Katers

Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.

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