Wild Things to Do in Chicago, Illinois

Wild Things to Do in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois, is a city full of different, exciting and even wild things to do. You can try visiting the museums, see a show and try a slice of pizza, but why settle for the ordinary. Try taking a ride at the speedway, skydiving or visiting some of the city's haunted spots.

Chicagoland Racing School

At the Chicagoland Racing School, you get to take on the role of a racecar driver by picking either an Indy car or a NASCAR style car. Packages include 6 laps behind the wheel, 3 laps behind the wheel or an amazing 80 laps. You also get a full tutorial on driving the car and get to race against instructors in the largest package, with speeds reaching 180 mph and higher.

Chicagoland Racing School
500 Speedway Blvd.
Joliet, IL 60433
(800) 516-5867

Chicagoland Skydiving Center

If extreme sports are more your thing, try the Chicagoland Skydiving Center. This place specializes in providing extreme sports for the masses and letting you try out sports that you might not otherwise have access to. Bungee jumping, skydiving, hang-gliding, rock-climbing and base jumping. The company even offers package deals if you're interested in trying more than one sport.

Chicagoland Skydiving Center
12637 US Route 30 West
Hinckley, IL 60520
(815) 286-9200

Chicago Hauntings Tours

Chicago is well known for its number of haunted spots and sites, especially those relating to the history of the city and the famous people who once lived there such as Al Capone. Chicago Hauntings Tours provides several different tours of the city such as the Resurrection Mary tour, which takes you to the haunted Archer Avenue or the Haunted by Holmes tour, which shows the haunted spots connected to serial killer A.A. Holmes.

Chicago Hauntings Tours
3920 N Claremont
Chicago, IL 60618
(888) 446-7891

The Ledge

The Ledge are a series of three ledges made from laminated glass and then attached to a side of a building in downtown Chicago. Once you're inside the glass boxes, you have a view looking straight down 1,353 feet. The height is so high that some people have felt sick just standing there. It's one of the more unusual things to do in the city and with the clear glass, you'll feel like you're in danger even when you're perfectly safe.

The Ledge
233 S Wacker Dr # 3530
Chicago, IL 60606-6437
Tel: (312) 875-9696

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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