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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Evanston 3

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Glenview 1

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Lisle 1

Oak Park 3

Skokie 1

Vernon Hills 1

Wheaton 1

Wilmette 1

Hyde Park 13

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Museum/ Gallery 30

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Neighborhood/ Street 19

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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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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

  • Building/Architectural Site

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

  • Building/Architectural Site

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

  • Building/Architectural Site

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...

Aon Center

  • Building/Architectural Site

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

Art Institute of Chicago

  • Museum/Gallery

Come for the sterling collection of old masters and impressionists (an entire room is dedicated to Monet); linger over the extraordinary...

Bank of America Theatre

  • Building/Architectural Site

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

Cadillac Palace Theatre

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Opened in 1926 as a vaudeville venue, the theater was designed to evoke the Palace of Versailles. As time went on, its popularity waned.

Carbide and Carbon Building (Hard Rock Hotel)

  • Building/Architectural Site

Designed in 1929 by Daniel and Hubert Burnham, sons of the renowned architect Daniel Burnham, this is arguably the jazziest skyscraper...

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