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A Guide to the City of Chicago

A Guide to the Citų of CHIGALO Chi-Town Second City The Windy City The City of Big Shoulders WELCOME to the third-largest U.S. city Home to 3 MILLION RESIDENTS Chicago hosts approximately 40 million visitors a year SO WHAT IS THERE TO SEE AROUND HERE? THE NAVY PIER FREE FÜN 8.7 million annual visitors ATTRACTIONS Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago Children's Museum 3-D IMAX Theater Water Taxis on the Chicago River Dining In the summer months, look For FREE FUN Fireworks over the pier a 2x a week. 150-ft Modeled after the Ferris Wheel introduced in the 1893 World Fair Ferris Wheel OFfers fantastic views of Chicago's skyline FREE MILLENNIUM PARK FUN 4.5 million annual visitors Created Located in ATTRACTIONS July 2004 the heart of downtown (between The Loop and Lake Michigan) Lurie Garden Jay Pritzker Pavilion Nichols Bridgeway Outdoor ice rink (winter) The Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) What is it? 66 Feet Public artwork, a 110-ton Crown Fountains sculpture shaped like a bean Why is it cool? Seamlessly welded steel plates Large mass and central locale Unique reflection of city skyline What to do? Take pictures of the reflections Walk beneath the 12-ft arch In the summer FREE FUN months, look For: Mondays 525 Free events at Free outdoor concerts Mille Park The Crown Fountains at the Pavilion are a public interactive art piece which project video images of over 1000 Chicagoans' faces. Saturdays 24.5 acres of park space Free yoga and pilates on the Great Lawn GRANT PARK Millennium Park is a part of the much-older Grant Park, containing perfor- mance venues, gardens, art work and sporting Facilities. What annual events are hosted at Grant Park? Lollapalooza What is it? Taste of Chicago FREE FÜN ATTRACTIONS Millennium Park What is it? The Art Institute Museum Campus Congress Plaza Buckingham Fountain Giant 3-day music Festival Fea- turing more than 130 artists The world's largest free ad- mission Food festival When? When? August July the world's largest illuminated What to expect What to expect | 160,000 attendees, perfor- mances of diverse genres on multiple stages, craft booths 10 days of live music and Food, 3.5 million people, 70+ Food vendors of great variety Fountain! FREE LINCOLN PARK ZO0 FUN 3 million annual visitors newest Feature! $26 million Facility Featuring opened June 2010 ATTRACTIONS 1,100 animals 200 species 15 animal houses / exhibits The Nature Boardwalk More than 1,100 29,000 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. square Feet Of natural living space For Fast Facts 365 days a year the zoo is open endangered gorillas and chimpanzees free admission FREE FUN Look For the zoo lights during the holiday sea- son featuring holiday lights and ice sculpting. 1 of 3 major Free zoos in America LINCOLN PARK Second Place 20 million annual visitors Most Visited U.S. Park CHICAGO'S LARGEST PARK From Ardmore Ave to Ohio St ATTRACTIONS how big is it? 1,208 acres 7-mile stretch Lincoln Park Conservatory • Lily Pool The Nature Museum Chicago History Museum Theater on the Lake 7 Public Beaches THE CONSERVATORY IN A NUTSHELL THE PEGGY NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM houses a live but- terfly house surround Waveland Avenue Golf Course A Victorian Glass Greenhouse yourself FREE FUN 4 display halls Lakefront Trail with more Palm House than This 18-mile path runs along the coast of Lake Michigan From Lincoln Park to Jackson Park. Pree tours available weekly! 200 species of exotic Fern Room Orchid Room Show House The trail offers a dual view of butterflies the skyline and lake For the runners and cyclists on it. THE ART INSTITUTE 1.8 million annual visitors Thursdays, the Art Institute Fast Facts 15 collections is open late, not closing until 1879 opening year for the museum and school Featuring over 723,000 works 8pm 2009 year the new Modern Wing was representing the 'History of Human Imagination ,, Founded students hosted impressionismntings 8,200 a year in the 20th Cen'ury photographg museum 500 years of global artistic expression represented Afrjeanptures Americer ern SKYDECK CHICAGO 1.4 million annual visitors a look at The Willis Tower i The Skydeck (previously the Sears Tower) What is it? Fast Facts the premier office location in Chicago an observation deck located on the 103rd story of the Willis Tower 103rd Floor Why is it cool? It offers spectacular views of 40-50 miles. You can see 4 different states from the top! 1,450-ft 365 days open a year 110 stories | Experience The Ledge 3.8 million 50 miles visibility on a clear day Stand on a glass ledge looking down 1353-ft! square Feet of space 4 See straight glass balconies down to Wacker 3 half inch thick layers of glass Drive and 2 city blocks 101 acres the Chicago Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere Rlver with this unique unobstructed 4.3 ft extended view of the city! 8th tallest in the world MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY 1.5 million annual visitors Fast Facts THE ONLY remaining building 400,000 square Feet of exhibit space 14.5 acres of hoands on exhibits From the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition Largest Science Museum ia the Western Hemisphere 35K artifacts story Omnimax theater 120 Ft, 500 ton dome larger than the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum 322K school children hosted on Pield more than any other Chicago cultural institution trips annually FREE Look For Free days when Free days a FUN Illinois residents receive 52 year For Illinois Residents Free general admission! SHEDD AQUARIUM 2.1 million annual visitors 90,000 gallon circular Caribbean reef Fast Facts Abbott Oceanarium world-class marine mammal pavilion 80 different habitats beluga whales dolphins 32,500 sea otters animals sea lions 1,500 species represented From around the world see the marine mammal showcased in an aquatic show! 360 degree views of the underwater reef! 3mil gallon saltwater tank HANCOCK OBSERVATORY 60,000 annual visitors The John Hancock i The Observatory How is it unique? Chicago's Best View 95th Floor: The Signature Room a restaurant with a great view! -Chicago Tribune Chicago's only open air SkyWalk | The highest ice skating rink (January-March) The highest cafe in Chicago Fast Facts 1,127-ft Why is it cool? 94th Floor 100 stories | 80 mile visibility and 4 states 365 days open a yedr Fastest elevators in North America! Offices, restaurants 1000 Ft in 40 sec and 700 condominiums Get the Full experience 80 miles visibility on a clear day located on Michigan Ave on Chicago's Magnificent Mile FREE Take the Free multimedia Sky FUO Tour available in six languages | Enjoy a coffee or cocktail at Lavazza Expression Cafe 80 Foot Chicago history wall MAGNIFICENT MILE 22 million annual visitors Famous Landmarks What is it? The northen part of Michigan Avenue: Chicago's most prestigious commercial center By the Numbers Tribune Tower John Hancock Center 56 hotels Comparable to? Wrigley Building Water Tower Place Fifth Avenue, New York Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills Champs Elysee, Paris 124 restaurants the Old Water Tower Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich What to expect Michigan Ave Bridge Upscale stores, critically med restaurants, luxury 460 exclusive stores and The 154-ft water tower retailers, iconic commercial boutiques represents Old Chicago. buildings, ritzy hotels one of the only buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 Seasonal Events FREE River Dyed Green Spring Tulips on the Mag Mile hundred of thousands of U tulips bloom on the Mile Summer Gardens of the Mag Mile FUN Look For a bright green Chicago River at the Magnificent Mile on St. Patrick's as part of the Parade and celebration! self-guided landscape display walking tour Autumn Mag Mile Light Festival Pestive lighting along Michigan Ave and a firework show a kickOFP 26-ft sculpture Winter Toast of the Mag Mile Fireworks every Saturday evening of Marilyn Monroe in her Famous pose From "The Seven Year Itch" in Chicago's Pioneer Court Plaza "Forever Marilyn" Sources www.navypiencom i f g+ +PsPrint PsPrint COMPANY 33 Feet

A Guide to the City of Chicago

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An overview of Chicago tourist attractions not to miss if you take a trip to The Windy City


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