5 Fun Things to do in Chicago

Here are 5 fun things to do in Chicago Illinois on vacation.

Visit the Art Institute of Chicago, the Lincoln Park Zoo and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home.

Take a trip up to the 103rd floor of the Willis/Sears Tower to see Chicago from above.

Enjoy the John Hancock Observatory.



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Chicago Skyline

Chicago Skyline

Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute is a fine art museum with one of the most notable collections of impressionist contemporary art in the world. It also has American Art, European and American decorative arts, Asian art and more. It has more than a million square feet making it the second largest museum in the United States. Only the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is larger.

Lincoln Park Zoo
Established in 1868 the Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the last free major cultural institutions in the United States and the last one in Chicago. But don’t let the free part fool you, this is a top notch zoo with intimate settings, fascinating wildlife and many fun activities. This is a huge attraction in Chicago with more than three million visitors each year.

The Willis/Sears Tower Skydeck
The Skydeck on top of the Willis Tower (Formally the Sears Tower) is on the 103rd floor. Clear days have visibility of 40 miles or more. Seeing Chicago from this high up provides a whole new perspective of the city.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio
Frank Lloyd Wright was a famous American who sparked an architectural revolution over a hundred years ago. He was known for his organic architecture which promoted harmony between human dwellings and the natural world. This is one of two museum sites maintained by The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.

John Hancock Observatory
At 100 floors this Observatory is the 12th tallest building in the world. The observatory deck is the top attraction in this building. Other things to consider are the Signature Restaurant on the 95th and 96th floor, shops an ice rink and restaurants.

There are many other fun things to consider when visiting Chicago such as the Brookfield Zoo, ESPN Zone, Chicago Cultural Center, Buckingham Fountain and more.


Chicago Sign

Chicago Sign

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