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

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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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Wheaton 1

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Tour–Sight 23

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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)...

Bloomingdale's (Medinah Temple)

  • Building/Architectural Site

Built in 1912 for the Shriners, the former Medinah Temple is a Middle Eastern fantasy, with horseshoe-shape arches, stained-glass windows,...

Cantigny Park

  • Building/Architectural Site

The 500-acre estate of former Chicago Tribune editor and publisher Robert McCormick (1880–1955) has multiple attractions. For starters,...

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,...

Driehaus Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Curious about how the wealthy built their urban palaces during America's Gilded Age? Steps away from the Magnificent Mile, the former...

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

  • Historic District/Site

Part of the literary legacy of Oak Park, this three-story, turreted Queen Anne Victorian, which stands in frilly contrast to the many...

Ernest Hemingway Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

How did the author's first 20 years in Oak Park affect his later work? Check out the exhibits and videos here to find out. Don't miss...

Farnsworth House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This 1951 minimalist dwelling by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe sits just down the Fox River from Aurora. Constructed of steel, wood, and travertine...

Fine Arts Building

  • Building/Architectural Site

This creaky building was constructed in 1895 to house the showrooms of the Studebaker Company, then makers of carriages. Publishers,...

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