Visit Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Things to do in Chicago – The Windy City

Visit Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Things to do in Chicago – The Windy City

Visit Chicago – Top 10 Things which can be done in Chicago. What you can visit in Chicago – Most visited touristic attraction of Chicago.

Top 10 attractions in Chicago.

Tribune Tower
A neo-Gothic building located at 435 North Michigan Avenue. Is the home of the Chicago Tribune, Tribune Media, and Tribune Publishing. Was completed in 1925 and reached a height of 462 feet (141 m) above ground.

Buckingham Fountain
One of the largest fountains in the world. Built in a rococo wedding cake style. It is meant to allegorically represent Lake Michigan. Regular water shows and evening color-light shows. During the winter, it is decorated with festival lights.

Adler Planetarium
It is America’s first planetarium. It was opened to the public on May 12, 1930. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The Adler’s mission is to inspire exploration and understanding of the Universe.

Grant Park
A large urban park (319 acres or 1.29 kmĀ²). The park is often called “Chicago’s front yard”. Contains performance venues, gardens, art work, sporting, and harbor facilities. It hosts public gatherings, and several large annual events.

Lincoln Park Zoo
A free 35-acre (14 ha) zoo. Was founded in 1868, making it one of the oldest zoos in the U.S. One of a few free admission zoos in the U.S. About 1,100 animals from 200 species. Home a burr oak tree which dates to 1830, three years before the city was founded.

Museum of Science and Industry
The largest science museum in the Western Hemispher. Features a full-size replica coal mine, a German submarine (U-505) captured during World War II, a 3,500-square-foot (330 m2) model railroad, the first diesel-powered streamlined stainless-steel passenger train (Pioneer Zephyr), and the Apollo 8 spacecraft that carried the first humans to orbit the Moon.

Willis Tower
Or Sears Tower, is a 108-story, 1,451-foot (442 m) skyscraper. At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world. One of the most popular tourist destinations, Over one million people visit its observation deck each year.

Shedd Aquarium
An indoor public aquarium that opened on May 30, 1930. Contains over 25,000 fish, 1500 species including fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects. Was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection.

Millennium Park
A public park originally intended to celebrate the millennium. Planning began in October 1997. Construction in October 1998, and Millennium Park was opened in a ceremony on July 16, 2004, four years behind schedule.

Navy Pier
A 3,300-foot-long (1,010 m) pier. Was built in 1916 at a cost of $4.5 million. one of the most visited attractions in the entire Midwestern United States and is Chicago’s number one tourist attraction.

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