Chicago Attractions & Things To Do
You’ll also find plenty of family fun in Chicago. Ride the giant Ferris wheel at Navy Pier. Take the kids to one of Chicago’s many family-friendly sights like the Brookfield Zoo, Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science & Industry. If you’re looking for free activities, Lincoln Park Zoo cannot be beat. Fun for the whole family, Chicago museums offer some of the most spectacular sights in the world and are not to be missed. The Comfort Inn O’Hare offers the perfect spot to enjoy all the best of Chicago.
Navy Pier.Chicago’s Navy Pier is one of the top tourist destinations in the city offering amusement park rides, museums and entertainment. Ride the 150-foot Ferris wheel; see the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and special events. Getting tickets to the IMAX Theater is always a fun thing to do at Chicago’s Navy Pier. To learn more and check IMAX Theatre show times at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, visit www.navypier.com.
Shedd Aquarium.Shedd Aquarium in Chicago ranks as one of the world’s finest centers for aquatic life with permanent exhibits devoted to the Amazon, a Caribbean Reef exhibit, and the Oceanarium. There are many great activities at the Shedd Aquarium, but one of the favorite is seeing the world’s oldest fish held in an aquarium. Known to Shedd Aquarium as “Grandad,” the Australian lungfish has lived at Shedd Aquarium since 1933. To learn more about Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium and check for available discount tickets, visit www.sheddaquarium.org. [Top]
Grant Park.Grant Park in Chicago, IL is home to some of Chicago’s most spectacular attractions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain and Millennium Park. Truly one of the great landmarks in Chicago, Grant Park covers a stunning 319 acres in the Chicago Loop area and is bordered to the east by Lake Shore Drive and on the west side by Michigan Avenue. To learn more about Chicago’s Grant Park, visit www.Chicagoparkdistrict.com.
City of Chicago’s Historic Water Tower.The city of Chicago’s historic Water Tower stands as a memorial to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The Water Tower is one of the top landmarks of Chicago and is the unofficial memorial of sorts to the fact that Chicago ultimately survived the Great Fire and was rebuilt from ashes. Nearby the Chicago Water Tower is a soaring mall complex with a theater named after the landmark. To learn more about Water Tower Place and hotel, visit www.shopwatertower.com. [Top]
Museum of Science & Industry.The Museum of Science & Industry of Chicago, Illinois offers a wide-ranging celebration of scientific feats and engineering marvels. Top attractions include a genuine German WWII submarine and the Omnimax Theater. The location of the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago is on the southern edge of the city. The Museum of Science & Industry’s Chicago address is at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. For more information and pictures of the Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL, visit www.msiChicago.org.
Lincoln Park Zoo.Lincoln Park Zoo is not only one of the largest and oldest zoos in the nation, it’s also one of the best free attractions anywhere. Lincoln Park Zoo is free every day for visitors and home to more than 1,200 animals from more than 230 species. Located just north of Chicago, the address of Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago is 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL and is open 365 days a year. To find out more about attractions and free parking near Lincoln Park Zoo, visit www.lpzoo.com.[Top]
Brookfield Zoo.Brookfield Zoo is one of the Chicago, IL area’s best loved sights to see. Covering more than 216 acres, Brookfield is known for its innovative use of moats and ditches to keep animals in place instead of caging them. The Brookfield Zoo offers a butterfly garden and children’s zoo and is located in the suburb of Brookfield, just outside Chicago, Illinois. At certain times, free passes to Brookfield Zoo are made available. To check for free passes and learn more about Brookfield Zoo, visit www.brookfieldzoo.org.
Rosemont Convention Center Rosemont Illinois.The Rosemont Convention Center or Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, as it is now known, is located in Rosemont, IL. Occupying a prime location nearby Chicago O’Hare Airport, Rosemont Convention Center events take place in the sprawling 840,000 sq. ft. of space the facility offers. To check the Rosemont Convention Center schedule of events, visit www.rosemont.com.
Six Flags Great America.Six Flags Great America is located in Gurnee, Illinois and offers thrill rides, entertainment, special kids amusements and a 13-acre water park. One of Six Flags Great America’s most acclaimed theme rides “The Dark Knight” was opened to much fanfare in 2007. It’s just one of many thrills and roller coasters at the park that also include Ragin' Cajun and Superman: Ultimate Flight, the Midwest’s first flying roller coaster. There may be periodic specials on admission to Six Flags Great America. To learn more Six Flags Great America promotions and coupon codes, visit www.sixflags.com. [Top]
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