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 50

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South Loop 11

The Loop 35

West Loop 4

Near North and River North 23

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Near North 16

River North 7

Pilsen, Little Italy, and Chinatown 22

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Chinatown 3

Little Italy 4

Pilsen 7

Prairie Avenue 6

University Village 2

Lakeview and the Far North Side 17

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Far North and Far Northwest Sides 8

Lakeview 8

Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, and Bucktown 17

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Lincoln Park 11

Wicker Park 6

Chicago Outskirts 16

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Aurora and Vicinity 1

Brookfield 1

Evanston 3

Glencoe 1

Glenview 1

Highland Park 1

Lisle 1

Oak Park 3

Skokie 1

Vernon Hills 1

Wheaton 1

Wilmette 1

Hyde Park 13

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Building/ Architectural Site 46

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Educational Institution 3

Festival–Sight 1

Financial Institution 1

Garden/ Arboretum 4

Golf Course 1

Government Building 2

Historic District/ Site 3

Hotel–Sight 2

House/ Mansion/ Villa 10

Information Center 3

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Local Interest–Sight 1

Market/ Bazaar 3

Military Site 1

Museum/ Gallery 30

Native American Site 1

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Neighborhood/ Street 19

Park/ Playground 10

Pedestrian Mall 1

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 1

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 3

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 8

Restaurant–Sight 2

Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

Sports Venue 3

Store/ Shop/ Mall 6

Tour–Sight 18

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 1

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Family 33

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Green 1

Historical 23

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Romantic 1

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DuSable Museum of African American History

  • Museum/Gallery

Sitting alongside the lagoons of Washington Park, the DuSable Museum offers an evocative exploration of the African American experience.

Heller House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

When he designed this house in 1897, Frank Lloyd Wright was still moving toward the mature Prairie style achieved in the Robie House...

Hyde Park Historical Society

  • Information Center

To get a good overview of the neighborhood, stop by the Hyde Park Historical Society, which sponsors lectures and tours. The society...

Jackson Park

  • Park/Playground

This Hyde Park gem was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (co-designer of New York City's Central Park) for the World's Columbian Exposition...

Museum of Science and Industry

  • Museum/Gallery

The MSI is one of the most-visited sites in Chicago, and for good reason. The sprawling space has 2,000 exhibits on three floors, with...

Oriental Institute

  • Museum/Gallery

This gem began with artifacts collected by University of Chicago archaeologists in the 1920s (one is rumored to have been the model for...

Promontory Point

  • Park/Playground

It’s tough to top the view of Chicago's skyline from the Point—a scenic, man-made peninsula, which projects into Lake Michigan. Opened...

Robie House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Named one of the 10 most significant buildings of the 20th century by the American Institute of Architects, the 9,000-square-foot Robie...

Saint Gabriel Catholic Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A tower, arched doorways, and a large round window form bold masses on the exterior of this church, designed in 1887 by Daniel Burnham...

Smart Museum of Art

  • Museum/Gallery

If you want to see masterpieces but don't want to spend a long day wandering around one of the major art museums, the Smart may be just...

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