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 and Bucktown 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

Arts/ Performance Venue 12

Beach–Sight 1

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 1

Bridge/ Tunnel 2

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

Zoo/ Aquarium 3

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Business 18

Family 33

Gay and Lesbian 1

Green 1

Historical 23

New 1

Romantic 1

Service 1

Trendy 3

Views 4

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Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Taking you on a journey through the stars to unlock the mysteries of our galaxy and beyond, the Adler tells amazing stories of space...

Auditorium Theatre

  • Arts/Performance Venue

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

Dearborn Station

  • Building/Architectural Site

Part of Printers Row, this is Chicago's oldest-standing passenger train station, designed in the Romanesque Revival style in 1885 by...

Field Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

More than 400,000-square feet of exhibit space fill this gigantic museum, which explores cultures and environments from around the world.

Franklin Building

  • Building/Architectural Site

Built in 1888 as the home of the Franklin Company, one of the largest printers at the time, this building has intricate decoration. The...

Harold Washington Library Center

  • Library/Archive

Opened in 1991 and named for Chicago's first African-American mayor, this library was primarily designed by architect Thomas Beeby, of...

John G Shedd Aquarium

  • Zoo/Aquarium

One of the most popular aquariums in the country, the Shedd houses more than 32,500 creatures from around the world. Highlights ...

Museum of Contemporary Photography

  • Museum/Gallery

Contemporary" is generally defined here as work made in the past two or three decades. Curators constantly seek out new talent and underappreciated...

Pontiac Building

  • Building/Architectural Site

Built in 1891, the simple, redbrick Pontiac is an early Chicago School skyscraper—note the classic rectangular shape and flat roof.

Printers Row

  • Neighborhood/Street

Bounded by Congress Parkway on the north, Polk Street on the south, Plymouth Court to the east, and the Chicago River to the west, this...

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