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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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 1

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Building/ Architectural Site 46

Cemetery 1

Commercial District 1

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

Library/ Archive 1

Local Interest–Sight 1

Market/ Bazaar 3

Military Site 1

Museum/ Gallery 30

Native American Site 1

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

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

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 1

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Business 18

Family 33

Gay and Lesbian 1

Green 1

Historical 23

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Romantic 1

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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,...

Charnley-Persky House Museum

  • Building/Architectural Site

Designed by Louis Sullivan and his protégé Frank Lloyd Wright, this almost austere residence is one of the few extant buildings that...

Chicago Children's Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Hands-on is the operative concept at this brightly colored Navy Pier anchor. Kids can tinker with tools, climb through multilevel tunnels...

Fourth Presbyterian Church

  • Building/Architectural Site

A welcome visual and physical oasis amid the high-rise hubbub of North Michigan Avenue, this Gothic Revival house of worship was the...

Historic Water Tower

  • Building/Architectural Site

This famous Michigan Avenue structure, completed in 1867, was originally built to house a 137-foot standpipe that equalized the pressure...

John Hancock Center and 360° Chicago

  • Building/Architectural Site

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, this multipurpose skyscraper is distinguished by its tapering shape and enormous X braces,...

Magnificent Mile

  • Neighborhood/Street

Michigan Avenue, or Mag Mile as some call it, is a potpourri of historic buildings, upscale boutiques, department stores, and posh hotels.

McCormick Bridgehouse

  • Bridge/Tunnel

Located in the southwest tower of the Michigan Avenue Bridge, this engaging museum provides a glimpse into the history of movable bridges...

Michigan Avenue Bridge

  • Bridge/Tunnel

Chicago is a city of bridges—and this one, completed in 1920, is among the most graceful. The structure's four pylons are decorated...

Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Museum/Gallery

A group of art patrons who felt the great Art Institute was unresponsive to modern work founded the MCA in 1967, and it has remained...

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