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A History Deeper than Pizza: Chicago's Greatest Attractions

HISTORY DEEPER THAN PIZZA Chicago has a rich history that draws tourists from all over the world. Below you'll find a timeline of when Chicago's most famous destinations were established. A TIMELINE OF CHICAGO'S GREATEST LANDMARKS Grant Park Art Institute of Chicago The Fleld Museum The Green MIII Chicago Hot Dog Wrigley Fleld Navy Pler chicago Theatre • Buckingham Fountaln • Adler Planetarlum • Shedd Aquarlum • Museum of sclence and Industry • Brooktleld 2o • Chicago Deep Dish Plzza Magnificent Mlle Lights Festlval • Chicago st. Patrick's Day Parade • Lincoln Park Zoo 360 Chicago • WIIIIS Tower Skydeck (Sears Tower) • Chicago Marathon • Chicago Jazz Festival Taste of Chicago Lollapalooza • MIllenn lum Park • 1934 • 1933 1930 • 1930 1927 1921 1879 1916 1914 1910 1907 1893 urb A LITTLE MORE ABOUT CHICAGO'S FAMOUS ATTRACTIONS Grant Park Referred to as Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park is 319 gcres of lakefront beauty filled with notable landmarks such as Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago and Museum Campus. It is also host to famous festivals including Lollapalooza, Blues Fest, and the Taste of Chicago. 1835 The park was named after US President and Civil War General, Ulysses S. Grant. Wrigley Fleld Home to the Chicago Cubs since 1914, Wrigley Field is one of Chicago's most iconic landmarks. Built for more than just baseball, the field is host to other events such as ice-hockey games, college football, and charity events. 1835 In 2014, after 100 seasons, a new phase of Wrigley Fleld was launched with the $500 million renovations known as the 1060 Project. The renovations, which will take four years to complete, will update the historic ballpark while preserving the beauty, charm, and history that fans have cherished for over a century. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza In the Chicago area, there's a lot of debate as to which restaurant originated the famous deep dish style pizza. All we know for sure is that we're happy someone did. Giordano's pioneered the stuffed pizza when the founders, Immigrant brothers Efren and 1943 Joseph Boglio, brought their mother's recipe for "Italian Easter Pie" from Torino Italy to Chicago. Today, it is known as authentic deep dish stuffed pizza. Giordano's Pizza has been awarded "Best Pizza" in Chicago from Chicago Magazine. Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade Every year, nearly 400,000 people visit the downtown area as Chicago celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a parade and the dyeing of the Chicago River. In the famous river dyeing ritual, 45 pounds of eco-friendly vegetable dye are poured into 1955 the water. Initially, the dye colors the water orange. After science (or the leprechauns) work it's magic, however, the entire river turns a bright, emerald green. Other cities have since tried to replicate the green river, but have never been successful. Willis Tower Skydeck (Sears Tower) The Skydeck is located on the 103rd floor of the 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis (Sears) Tower, which is the 8th tallest building in the world and the tallest in the Western Hemisphere. Over 1.5 million people visit the Skydeck 1974 every year. Peering out, you can see up to 50 miles and beyond Chicago's borders to other parts of Ilinois, plus to Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Extending from the Skydeck is The Ledge, a platform made entirely of glass that allows you to see below. Inside, there are video screens that show what it would be like to stand 103 floors above other Chicago attractions like Wrigley Field and Millennium Park. Lollapalooza Lla Over 300,000 attend the musical festival every year, with tickets selling-out almost immediately. In 1996, Ozzy Osbourne was denied the chance to perform, which supposedly resulted in the creation of Ozzfest. 1991 The word "Lollapalooza" is said to have originated from a World War Il password wwww used by American soldiers to identify spies (Japanese soldiers were likely to pronounce the L's as R's). Now, it's synonymous with one of the top music festivals in America. PRESENTED BY Gioralanos Sources US News City of Chicago I Lollapalooza.org I Go Chicago 1835 1949 1943

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