Sights & Attractions in Chicago

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Things to Do in The Loop, Including West Loop and South Loop

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Name Category Location
 
150 North Michigan Avenue
Some wags have pointed out that this building,...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
190 South LaSalle Street
This 40-story postmodern office building,...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
224 South Michigan Avenue
This structure, designed in 1904 by Daniel...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
311 South Wacker Drive
The first of three towers intended for the site,...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
333 West Wacker Drive
This green-glazed beauty doesn't follow the...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Adler Planetarium
Taking you on a journey through the stars to...
Museums / Galleries South Loop
 
Aon Center
With the open space of Millennium Park at its...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Art Institute of Chicago
Come for the sterling collection of...
Museums / Galleries The Loop
 
Auditorium Theatre
Hunkered down across from Grant Park, this...
Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites South Loop
 
Bank of America Theatre
On Monroe, near State Street, the ornate Bank of...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Opened in 1926 as a vaudeville venue, the theater...
Arts / Performance Venues The Loop
 
Carbide and Carbon Building (Hard Rock Hotel)
Designed in 1929 by Daniel and Hubert Burnham,...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Chase Tower
This building's graceful swoop—a novelty...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Chicago Antique Market
This famed indoor-outdoor flea market, held on...
Markets / Bazaars West Loop
 
Chicago Board of Trade
Rising dramatically at the end of LaSalle...
Financial Institutions The Loop
 
Chicago Cultural Center
Built in 1897 as the city's original public...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Chicago Temple
The Gothic-inspired headquarters of the First...
Religious Sites The Loop
 
Chicago Theatre
When it opened in 1921, the grand and glitzy...
Arts / Performance Venues The Loop
 
Civic Opera House
The handsome home of the Lyric Opera of...
Arts / Performance Venues The Loop
 
Dearborn Station
Chicago's oldest standing passenger train...
Architectural Sites South Loop
 
Federal Center and Plaza
The center is spread over three separate...
Government Buildings The Loop
 
Field Museum
More than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space...
Museums / Galleries South Loop
 
Fine Arts Building
This creaky building was constructed in 1895 to...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Ford Center for the Performing Arts–Oriental Theatre
An opulent "hasheesh-dream decor" of Buddhas and...
Arts / Performance Venues The Loop
 
Franklin Building
Built in 1888 as the home of Franklin Company,...
Architectural Sites South Loop
 
Fulton Market
This stylish neighborhood is filled with chic...
Neighborhoods / Streets West Loop
 
Garfield Park Conservatory
Escape winter's cold or revel in summer sunshine...
Parks West Loop
 
Grant Park & Buckingham Fountain
Two of Chicago's greatest treasures reside in...
Parks South Loop
 
Greektown
This small strip may as well be half a world away...
Neighborhoods / Streets West Loop
 
Harold Washington Library Center
The library, which opened in 1991 and is named...
Libraries South Loop
 
Hyatt Center
At 48 stories, the headquarters of this hotel and...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Inland Steel Building
A runt compared to today's tall buildings, this...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
James R. Thompson Center
People either hate or love this state government...
Government Buildings The Loop
 
John G. Shedd Aquarium
One of the most popular aquariums in the country,...
Zoos / Aquariums South Loop
 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Antiques hunters with fat wallets may want to...
Stores / Malls West Loop
 
Macy's
This neoclassical building, designed by Daniel...
Stores / Malls The Loop
 
Marquette Building
Like a slipcover over a sofa, the clean,...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Millennium Park
"The Bean," the fountains, the Disney-esque music...
Parks The Loop
 
Monadnock Building
Built in two segments a few years apart, the...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Museum of Contemporary Photography
"Contemporary" is generally defined here as work...
Museums / Galleries South Loop
 
Pontiac Building
An early Chicago School skyscraper—note its...
Architectural Sites South Loop
 
Printers Row
Bounded by Congress Parkway on the north, Polk...
Neighborhoods / Streets South Loop
 
Prudential Plaza
There are two architecturally notable...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Reliance Building
The clearly expressed, gleaming verticality that...
Hotels The Loop
 
Richard J. Daley Center
Named for late mayor Richard J. Daley, this...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
The Rookery
This 11-story structure, with its eclectically...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Soldier Field
Opened in 1924 as the Municipal Grant Park...
Sports Venues South Loop
 
Sullivan Center
From 1899 to 2007 this was the flagship location...
Stores / Malls The Loop
 
Symphony Center
Now home to the acclaimed Chicago Symphony...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Willis Tower
At 110 stories and 1,730 feet tall, the former...
Architectural Sites The Loop

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