Sights & Attractions in Chicago


Fodor's Choice Sights in Chicago

Sights Overview
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
Art Institute of Chicago
Come for the sterling collection of Impressionists (an entire...
Museums / Galleries The Loop
Auditorium Theatre
Hunkered down across from Grant Park, this 110,000-ton granite-and-limestone...
Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites South Loop
Bahá'i Temple House of Worship
Your mouth is sure to drop to the floor the first time you lay...
Religious Sites Wilmette
Brookfield Zoo
Spend the day among more than 2,000 animals at this gigantic...
Zoos / Aquariums Brookfield
Chicago Board of Trade
Rising dramatically at the end of LaSalle Street—heart of the...
Financial Institutions The Loop
Chicago Botanic Garden
Among the 26 different gardens here are the three-island Malott...
Gardens / Arboretums Glencoe
Chicago Cultural Center
Built in 1897 as the city's original public library, this huge...
Architectural Sites The Loop
Chicago History Museum
Seeking to bring Chicago's often complicated history to life...
Museums / Galleries Lincoln Park
Glessner House Museum
This fortresslike, Romanesque Revival 1886 residence is the only...
Houses / Mansions Prairie Avenue
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
Magnificent Mile
Originally designed by 19th-century architect Daniel Burnham...
Neighborhoods / Streets 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 Museum of Mexican Art
As the largest Latino museum in the country, this is the one...
Museums / Galleries Pilsen
Robie House
Named one of the 10 most significant buildings of the 20th century...
Houses / Mansions Hyde Park
The Rookery
This 11-story structure, with its eclectically ornamented facade...
Architectural Sites The Loop
Tribune Tower
To create a home for his newspaper, Chicago Tribune publisher...
Architectural Sites Near North
Willis Tower
At 110 stories and 1,730 feet tall, the former Sears Tower, designed...
Architectural Sites The Loop
Wrigley Field
With its first major league game played here on April 23, 1914...
Sports Venues Lakeview
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