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Name Category Location
 
860–880 N. Lake Shore Drive
These twin apartment towers overlooking Lake Michigan were an...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Adler Planetarium
Taking you on a journey through the stars to unlock the mysteries...
Museums / Galleries South Loop
 
Andersonville
Just north of Uptown there's a neighborhood that feels like a...
Neighborhoods / Streets Far North and Far Northwest Sides
 
Art Institute of Chicago
Come for the sterling collection of Impressionists (an entire...
Museums / Galleries The Loop
 
Bloomingdale's (Medinah Temple)
Built in 1912 for the Shriners, the former Medinah Temple is...
Architectural Sites River North
 
Boystown
Just beyond Wrigleyville lies this section of Lakeview; it's...
Neighborhoods / Streets Lakeview
 
Chicago Antique Market
This famed indoor-outdoor flea market, held on the third Saturday...
Markets / Bazaars West Loop
 
Chicago Children's Museum
Hands-on is the operative concept for this brightly colored Navy...
Museums / Galleries Near North
 
Chicago History Museum
Seeking to bring Chicago's often complicated history to life...
Museums / Galleries Lincoln Park
 
Clarke House Museum
This Greek Revival structure dates from 1836, making it Chicago's...
Museums / Galleries Prairie Avenue
 
Damen Avenue
For some shopping—window or otherwise—with wares you won't likely...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Stores / Malls Bucktown
 
Devon Avenue
Chicagoans flock here to satisfy cravings for Indian, Middle...
Neighborhoods / Streets Far North and Far Northwest Sides
 
Division Street
At the southern border of Wicker Park, Division Street has become...
Neighborhoods / Streets Wicker Park
 
DuSable Museum of African American History
Sitting alongside the lagoons of Washington Park, the DuSable...
Museums / Galleries Hyde Park
 
Facets Multimedia
Film buffs shouldn't leave Lincoln Park without visiting this...
Arts / Performance Venues Lincoln Park
 
Field Museum
More than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space fill this gigantic...
Museums / Galleries South Loop
 
Fulton Market
This stylish neighborhood is filled with chic restaurants, trendsetting...
Neighborhoods / Streets West Loop
 
Glessner House Museum
This fortresslike, Romanesque Revival 1886 residence is the only...
Houses / Mansions Prairie Avenue
 
Graceland Cemetery
Near Irving Park Road, this graveyard has crypts that are almost...
Cemeteries Lakeview
 
Grant Park & Buckingham Fountain
Two of Chicago's greatest treasures reside in Grant Park—the...
Parks South Loop
 
Greektown
This small strip may as well be half a world away from the rest...
Neighborhoods / Streets West Loop
 
John G. Shedd Aquarium
One of the most popular aquariums in the country, the Shedd houses...
Zoos / Aquariums South Loop
 
John Hancock Observatory
Designed by the same team (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) that...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Lincoln Park Zoo
At this urban enclave near Lake Michigan, you can face off with...
Zoos / Aquariums Lincoln Park
 
Lincoln Square
Lincoln Square has long been known for its Teutonic heritage...
Neighborhoods / Streets Far North and Far Northwest Sides
 
Macy's
This neoclassical building, designed by Daniel Burnham, opened...
Stores / Malls The Loop
 
Magnificent Mile
Originally designed by 19th-century architect Daniel Burnham...
Neighborhoods / Streets Near North
 
The Merchandise Mart
The huge Merchandise Mart, on the river between Orleans and Wells...
Stores / Malls River North
 
Michigan Avenue Bridge
Chicago is a city of bridges, and this is one of its most graceful...
Bridges / Tunnels Near North
 
Millennium Park
"The Bean," the fountains, the Disney-esque music pavilion—all...
Parks The Loop
 
Museum of Contemporary Art
A group of art patrons who felt the great Art Institute was unresponsive...
Museums / Galleries Near North
 
Museum of Science and Industry
The beloved MSI is one of the most-visited sites in Chicago...
Museums / Galleries Hyde Park
 
National Veterans Art Museum
This museum is now in Irving Park, sorthwest of Lincoln Square...
Architectural Sites Far North and Far Northwest Sides
 
Navy Pier
No matter the season, Navy Pier is a fun place to spend a few...
Pedestrian Malls Near North
 
North Avenue Baths Building
The beautiful facade is a clue to the building's past life, when...
Architectural Sites Wicker Park
 
Old Town
A vibrant dining scene and lots of good bars and clubs make Old...
Neighborhoods / Streets Lincoln Park
 
Oriental Institute
This gem began with artifacts collected by University of Chicago...
Museums / Galleries Hyde Park
 
Printers Row
Bounded by Congress Parkway on the north, Polk Street on the...
Neighborhoods / Streets South Loop
 
Promontory Point
This scenic, man-made peninsula, which projects into Lake Michigan...
Parks Hyde Park
 
River North Gallery District
North of the Merchandise Mart and south of Chicago Avenue, between...
Neighborhoods / Streets River North
 
Robie House
Named one of the 10 most significant buildings of the 20th century...
Houses / Mansions Hyde Park
 
Southport Avenue
Southport and other streets that travel north to Irving Park...
Neighborhoods / Streets Lakeview
 
Swedish American Museum Center
You don't have to be Swedish to find this tiny and welcoming...
Museums / Galleries Far North and Far Northwest Sides
 
Tribune Tower
To create a home for his newspaper, Chicago Tribune publisher...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
University of Chicago
Higher education dominates the physical and cultural landscape...
Educational Institutions Hyde Park
 
Wicker Park
South of the North Damen–Milwaukee intersection, this triangular...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Parks Wicker Park
 
Wrigley Building
The gleaming white landmark headquarters of the chewing-gum company—designed...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Wrigley Field
With its first major league game played here on April 23, 1914...
Sports Venues Lakeview
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