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Name Category Location
860–880 N. Lake Shore Drive
These twin apartment towers overlooking Lake...
Architectural Sites Near North
Adler Planetarium
Taking you on a journey through the stars to...
Museums / Galleries South Loop
Just north of Uptown there's a neighborhood that...
Neighborhoods / Streets Far North and Far Northwest Sides
Art Institute of Chicago
Come for the sterling collection of...
Museums / Galleries The Loop
Bloomingdale's (Medinah Temple)
Built in 1912 for the Shriners, the former...
Architectural Sites River North
Just beyond Wrigleyville lies this section of...
Neighborhoods / Streets Lakeview
Chicago Antique Market
This famed indoor-outdoor flea market, held on...
Markets / Bazaars West Loop
Chicago Children's Museum
Hands-on is the operative concept for this...
Museums / Galleries Near North
Chicago History Museum
Seeking to bring Chicago's often complicated...
Museums / Galleries Lincoln Park
Clarke House Museum
This Greek Revival structure dates from 1836,...
Museums / Galleries Prairie Avenue
Damen Avenue
For some shopping—window or otherwise—with...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Stores / Malls Bucktown
Devon Avenue
Chicagoans flock here to satisfy cravings for...
Neighborhoods / Streets Far North and Far Northwest Sides
Division Street
At the southern border of Wicker Park, Division...
Neighborhoods / Streets Wicker Park
DuSable Museum of African American History
Sitting alongside the lagoons of Washington Park,...
Museums / Galleries Hyde Park
Facets Multimedia
Film buffs shouldn't leave Lincoln Park without...
Arts / Performance Venues Lincoln Park
Field Museum
More than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space...
Museums / Galleries South Loop
Fulton Market
This stylish neighborhood is filled with chic...
Neighborhoods / Streets West Loop
Glessner House Museum
This fortresslike, Romanesque Revival 1886...
Houses / Mansions Prairie Avenue
Graceland Cemetery
Near Irving Park Road, this graveyard has crypts...
Cemeteries Lakeview
Grant Park & Buckingham Fountain
Two of Chicago's greatest treasures reside in...
Parks South Loop
This small strip may as well be half a world away...
Neighborhoods / Streets West Loop
John G. Shedd Aquarium
One of the most popular aquariums in the country,...
Zoos / Aquariums South Loop
John Hancock Observatory
Designed by the same team (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)...
Architectural Sites Near North
Lincoln Park Zoo
At this urban enclave near Lake Michigan, you can...
Zoos / Aquariums Lincoln Park
Lincoln Square
Lincoln Square has long been known for its...
Neighborhoods / Streets Far North and Far Northwest Sides
This neoclassical building, designed by Daniel...
Stores / Malls The Loop
Magnificent Mile
Originally designed by 19th-century architect...
Neighborhoods / Streets Near North
The Merchandise Mart
The huge Merchandise Mart, on the river between...
Stores / Malls River North
Michigan Avenue Bridge
Chicago is a city of bridges, and this is one of...
Bridges / Tunnels Near North
Millennium Park
"The Bean," the fountains, the Disney-esque music...
Parks The Loop
Museum of Contemporary Art
A group of art patrons who felt the great Art...
Museums / Galleries Near North
Museum of Science and Industry
The beloved MSI is one of the most-visited...
Museums / Galleries Hyde Park
National Veterans Art Museum
This museum is now in Irving Park, sorthwest of...
Architectural Sites Far North and Far Northwest Sides
Navy Pier
No matter the season, Navy Pier is a fun place to...
Pedestrian Malls Near North
North Avenue Baths Building
The beautiful facade is a clue to the building's...
Architectural Sites Wicker Park
Old Town
A vibrant dining scene and lots of good bars and...
Neighborhoods / Streets Lincoln Park
Oriental Institute
This gem began with artifacts collected by...
Museums / Galleries Hyde Park
Printers Row
Bounded by Congress Parkway on the north, Polk...
Neighborhoods / Streets South Loop
Promontory Point
This scenic, man-made peninsula, which projects...
Parks Hyde Park
River North Gallery District
North of the Merchandise Mart and south of...
Neighborhoods / Streets River North
Robie House
Named one of the 10 most significant buildings of...
Houses / Mansions Hyde Park
Southport Avenue
Southport and other streets that travel north to...
Neighborhoods / Streets Lakeview
Swedish American Museum Center
You don't have to be Swedish to find this tiny...
Museums / Galleries Far North and Far Northwest Sides
Tribune Tower
To create a home for his newspaper, Chicago...
Architectural Sites Near North
University of Chicago
Higher education dominates the physical and...
Educational Institutions Hyde Park
Wicker Park
South of the North Damen–Milwaukee...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Parks Wicker Park
Wrigley Building
The gleaming white landmark headquarters of the...
Architectural Sites Near North
Wrigley Field
With its first major league game played here on...
Sports Venues Lakeview


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