Top Attractions in Chicago
Chicago, as one of the largest cities in America, is not only blessed with a vibrant population but also one filled with fun, culture and excitement. The city is home to an array of parks, museums, craft centres and music exhibitions, each with their own touch of brilliance. Add the restaurants and nightlife to the mix and you have a truly global city. Below are just some of the attractions the city has to offer.

Insider Tips: In addition to its main tourist sights, Chicago offers many lesser known attractions that visitors might not be aware of when they come to Chicago. We have selected a few of them that might be worth a visit. Learn More!
The Art Institute of Chicago
Holding one of the best art collections on the globe, this institute attracts millions of visitors each year. The range of art is diverse with separate wings housing different genres. Some of the most
attractive exhibitions include the European Painting Collection, Department of Textiles and the African and Amerindian Collection.
Chicago Botanical Gardens
Attracting almost a million visitors per year, this nature-filled wonder boasts over 2 million plants in a peaceful setting. The best way to see the entire Garden is on the Grand Tram Tour which will
take you around the entire perimeter. You can explore all the various Gardens, including the English Walled Garden, Japanese Garden and Fruit & Veg Garden.
Hancock Observatory
Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Building, this is a great way to see the whole of Chicago. As the city’s only open-air skywalk, you will get great views of Chicago, Michigan, Illinois,
Wisconsin and Illinois – being over 1000 feet up.
Lincoln Park Zoo
This zoo, established in 1868, attracts more than 3 million visitors every year. It is home to one of the largest and rarest collections of animals and is open every day of the year. Zoo tours are available
on request and this is a great place to spend the day with the family.
This is an outdoor entertainment and concert venue just to the north of Chicago. This area is perfect for all sorts of concerts when the weather is fine and has seating for over 3,000 guests. It also
offers a fantastic picnic area and lunching facilities.
Empress Casino Joliet
For adult entertainment, this casino offers more than 1,000 slots, 30 table games and a 50,000 square foot area. Although there is a nominal entrance fee, you can make a whole evening of it with
several fine restaurants on offer. These include Cafe Casablanca and Marrakech Market Buffet. Bookings in peak season are recommended.
Chicago Children’s Museum
This museum was opened in 1982 and attracts over half a million visitors every year. It has 15 permanent exhibitions and is a great place to take the kids for a bit of light culture and education. Adults
could also benefit from this experience.
Chicago Bulls
As one of the most famous sporting outfits in the world, the Chicago Bulls team rose to fame on the back of Michael Jordan’s incredible athleticism. Home games are played at the United
Center and no trip to Chicago is complete without going to see at least one game and sitting among the very loyal fans.
Chicago Architectural Center
This facility offers extensive tours (walking, bus and boat) of the best Chicago attractions. One highlight is the Architecture River Cruise which runs from May to November complete with narrator
and guide. This is a great way to see the parts of Chicago you would not have ordinarily visited.
Millennium Park
This attraction started construction in 1997 as a way of giving some of the more run-down parts of Chicago a facelift. It is seen as a stroke of absolute genius and attracts over 3 million visitors
each year. It is open daily from early morning till late and entry is free.
Magnificent Mile
Lincoln Park
O'Hare Airport
The Loop
River North
Navy Pier
Wrigley Field
Union Station
United Center
Grant Park
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