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Name Category Location
 
311 South Wacker Drive
The first of three towers intended for the site, this pale pink...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
333 West Wacker Drive
This green-glazed beauty doesn't follow the rules. Its riverside...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Argyle Strip
Also known as Little Saigon (and Little Chinatown and North Chinatown)...
Neighborhoods / Streets Far North and Far Northwest Sides
 
Bank of America Theatre
On Monroe, near State Street, the ornate Bank of America Theatre...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Belmont Avenue
The strip from Lake Shore Drive to Sheffield has an entirely...
Neighborhoods / Streets Lakeview
 
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Opened in 1926 as a vaudeville venue, the theater was designed...
Arts / Performance Venues The Loop
 
Carbide and Carbon Building (Hard Rock Hotel)
Designed in 1929 by Daniel and Hubert Burnham, sons of the renowned...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Charnley-Persky House Museum
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with his mentor Louis Sullivan...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Chase Tower
This building's graceful swoop—a novelty when it went up—continues...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Chicago Temple
The Gothic-inspired headquarters of the First United Methodist...
Religious Sites The Loop
 
Cubby Bear Lounge
Diagonally across the street from Wrigley Field stands the Cubby...
Restaurants Near North and River North
 
Federal Center and Plaza
The center is spread over three separate buildings: the Everett...
Government Buildings The Loop
 
Flatiron Arts Building
Opposite the Northwest Tower across the busy North Milwaukee–Damen...
Architectural Sites Wicker Park
 
Ford Center for the Performing Arts–Oriental Theatre
An opulent "hasheesh-dream decor" of Buddhas and elephant-type...
Arts / Performance Venues The Loop
 
Fourth Presbyterian Church
A welcome visual and physical oasis amid the high-rise hubbub...
Religious Sites Near North
 
Garfield Park Conservatory
Escape winter's cold or revel in summer sunshine inside this...
Parks West Loop
 
Green City Market
On Wednesday and Saturday mornings from May to October, the market...
Markets / Bazaars Lincoln Park
 
Heller House
When he designed this house in 1897, Frank Lloyd Wright was still...
Houses / Mansions Hyde Park
 
Historic Water Tower
This famous Michigan Avenue structure, completed in 1867, was...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Hyatt Center
At 48 stories, the headquarters of this hotel and resort company...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Hyde Park Historical Society
To get a good overview of the neighborhood, stop by the Hyde...
Information Centers Hyde Park
 
Inland Steel Building
A runt compared to today's tall buildings, this crisp, sparkling...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Jackson Park
This Hyde Park gem was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (co-designer...
Parks Hyde Park
 
Lakeview Homes
On the side streets heading east and west of Boystown, two- and...
Neighborhoods / Streets Lakeview
 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Antiques hunters with fat wallets may want to check the schedule...
Stores / Malls West Loop
 
Lincoln Park Conservatory
Green grows on green in the lush tropical main room of this refreshing...
Gardens / Arboretums Lincoln Park
 
Louis Sullivan row houses
The love of geometric ornamentation that Sullivan eventually...
Houses / Mansions Lincoln Park
 
Marina City
Likened to everything from corncobs to the towers of Antonio...
Architectural Sites River North
 
Museum of Contemporary Photography
"Contemporary" is generally defined here as work made in the...
Museums / Galleries South Loop
 
NBC Tower
This 1989 limestone-and-granite edifice by Skidmore, Owings &...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
North Avenue Beach
The beautiful people strut their stuff along the lake at this...
Beaches Lincoln Park
 
Northwest Tower Building
This striking triangular 12-story Art Deco office building, built...
Architectural Sites Wicker Park
 
Oz Park
Film fans—and younger visitors—love getting up close with Dorothy...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Lincoln Park
 
Patterson-McCormick Mansion
On the northwest corner of Astor and Burton places in the swanky...
Houses / Mansions Near North
 
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Walk among hundreds of Midwest species of butterflies and learn...
Museums / Galleries Lincoln Park
 
Polish Museum of America
The Chicago Metro area has the largest Polish population of any...
Museums / Galleries Wicker Park
 
The Promontory
The tan brick building, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1949...
Architectural Sites Hyde Park
 
Quinn Chapel
One of Chicago's African-American cornerstones, this church was...
Religious Sites Prairie Avenue
 
Saint Gabriel Catholic Church
A tower, arched doorways, and a large round window form bold...
Religious Sites Hyde Park
 
Second Presbyterian Church
This handsome Gothic Revival church was built in 1874 and designed...
Religious Sites Prairie Avenue
 
Smart Museum of Art
If you want to see art masterpieces but don't want to spend a...
Museums / Galleries Hyde Park
 
Soldier Field
Opened in 1924 as the Municipal Grant Park Stadium, the facility...
Sports Venues South Loop
 
South Shore Cultural Center
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this opulent...
Architectural Sites Hyde Park
 
St. Valentine's Day Massacre site
On Clark Street near Dickens, there's a rather inconspicuous...
Historic Districts / Sites Lincoln Park
 
Tree Studios
Built in 1894 with a courtyard and annexes constructed in 1911...
Stores / Malls River North
 
Trump International Hotel & Tower
The Chicago Sun-Times Building was torn down to make way for...
Architectural Sites River North
 
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Modern and contemporary art fans head to this small museum at...
Museums / Galleries Wicker Park
 
Ukrainian Village Landmark District
For a glimpse of how the working class lived at the turn of the...
Historic Districts / Sites Wicker Park
 
Wheeler Mansion
At the intersection of Calumet Avenue and Cullerton Street is...
Houses / Mansions Prairie Avenue
 
Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation
A cadre of music legends, including Etta James, Bo Diddley, Aretha...
Tours Prairie Avenue
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