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

Brookfield 1

Evanston 3

Glencoe 1

Glenview 1

Highland Park 1

Lisle 1

Oak Park 3

Skokie 1

Vernon Hills 2

Wheaton 1

Wilmette 1

Hyde Park 13

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 1

Arts/ Performance Venue 17

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Body Of Water/ Waterfall 1

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Building/ Architectural Site 51

Cemetery 1

Commercial District 1

Educational Institution 4

Festival–Sight 1

Film Studio 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 32

Native American Site 1

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

Neighborhood/ Street 21

Park/ Playground 10

Pedestrian Mall 1

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 1

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 3

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 8

Restaurant–Sight 3

Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

Sports Venue 3

Store/ Shop/ Mall 7

Tour–Sight 23

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

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Aragon Ballroom

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Just outside the Lawrence train station a large sign heralds upcoming bands—who play metal, mariachi, and much more—in a dreamy,...

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...

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.

Chicago Art Department–East

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Get an education at the Chicago Art Department, where the emphasis is on workshops and classes for emerging artists. The program, housed...

Chicago Theatre

  • Arts/Performance Venue

When it opened in 1921, the grand and glitzy Chicago Theatre was tagged "the Wonder Theatre of the World." Its exterior features a shrunken...

Civic Opera House

  • Arts/Performance Venue

The handsome home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago is grand indeed, with pink-and-gray Tennessee-marble floors, pillars with carved capitals,...

Facets

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Film buffs shouldn't leave Lincoln Park without visiting this movie theater, which presents an eclectic selection of films from around...

Ford Center for the Performing Arts–Oriental Theatre

  • Arts/Performance Venue

An opulent "hasheesh-dream decor" of Buddhas and elephant-type chairs made this a popular spot for viewing first-run movies starting...

Millennium Park

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

The Bean," the fun fountains, the Disney-esque music pavilion—all the pieces of this park quickly stole the hearts of Chicagoans and...

Music Box Theatre

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Southport's main claim to fame is this 1929 movie house, which shows independent and classic films on its two screens. Live organ music...

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