Chicago Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Chicago - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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The Loop, Including West Loop and South Loop 55

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South Loop 13

The Loop 35

West Loop 7

Near North and River North 25

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Near North 17

River North 8

Pilsen, Little Italy, and Chinatown 23

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Chinatown 3

Little Italy 4

Pilsen 7

Prairie Avenue 6

University Village 3

Lakeview and the Far North Side 22

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Far North and Far Northwest Sides 8

Lakeview 13

Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, and Bucktown 22

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Lincoln Park 12

Wicker Park 10

Chicago Outskirts 17

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Aurora and Vicinity 1

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Glenview 1

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Wheaton 1

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150 North Michigan Avenue

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Some wags have pointed out that this building, with its diamond-shape top, looks like a giant pencil sharpener. Built in 1984 as the...

190 South LaSalle Street

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This 40-story postmodern office building, resembling a supersized château, was designed by John Burgee and Philip Johnson in the mid-1980s.

224 South Michigan Avenue

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This structure, designed in 1904 by Daniel Burnham, who later moved his office here, was once known as the Railway Exchange Building...

311 South Wacker Drive

  • Building/Architectural Site

The first of three towers intended for the site, this pale pink edifice is the work of Kohn Pedersen Fox, who also designed 333 West...

333 West Wacker Drive

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This green-glazed beauty doesn't follow the rules. Its riverside facade echoes the curve of the Chicago River just in front of it, while...

860–880 N. Lake Shore Drive

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These twin apartment towers overlooking Lake Michigan were an early and eloquent realization of Mies van der Rohe's "less is more" credo,...

Aon Center

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With the open space of Millennium Park at its doorstep, the Aon Center really stands out. Originally built as the Standard Oil Building,...

Auditorium Theatre

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Hunkered down across from Grant Park, this 110,000-ton granite-and-limestone behemoth was an instant star when it debuted in 1899, and...

Bank of America Theatre

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On Monroe, near State Street, the ornate Bank of America Theatre (formerly the LaSalle Bank Theatre and before that the Shubert Theatre)...

Bloomingdale's (Medinah Temple)

  • Building/Architectural Site

Built in 1912 for the Shriners, the former Medinah Temple is a Middle Eastern fantasy, with horseshoe-shape arches, stained-glass windows,...

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