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Choose Chicago
Phone: 312-567-8500 | Web Site: http://www.choosechicago.com
Chicago is a bustling, energetic city that never stops no matter the season. It's a destination with culture that is exciting, fast-paced, diverse and architecturally amazing. Our distinct medley of hotels, restaurants, retailers, attractions and neighborhoods will roll out the red carpet for you.

Area Attractions
360 Chicago
360 CHICAGO observation deck, located 1000 feet above the famed Magnificent Mile in the iconic John Hancock Building, offers breathtaking 360 degrees views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan. 360 Chicago observation deck is also home of TILT – Chicago’s highest thrill ride – an enclosed moving platform that literally tilts you out over Michigan Avenue from the 94th Floor. With its many interactive learning opportunities on the city’s rich history, colorful neighborhoods and its iconic architecture, along with a modern Bar and Café where you can relax and enjoy the best views of the city, 360 CHICAGO is the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
John Hancock Center
875 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
312-751-3681
Adler Planetarium
The first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, fuels the imagination with exhibitions, state-of-the-art computer technology, hands-on activities for the family and three planetarium theaters. Catch a space show in the all-digital Definiti Space Theater on a screen that is 360° and more than 50 feet in diameter. Check out the Gemini 12 capsule, hop on the Lunar Leap and step on the Lunar Scale to find out how much you weigh on the Moon, and more. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL
312-922-7827
Art Institute of Chicago
Visit America’s greatest collections of Impressionist paintings. With the opening of the critically acclaimed Modern Wing—just a short walk from Millennium Park over the spectacular new pedestrian bridge—the new home to one of the world’s greatest collections of modern and contemporary masters like Matisse, Picasso, Chagall, Pollock, and Richter. As the second largest art museum in the country, the Art Institute of Chicago has something for everyone! Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Michigan Ave. at Adams St.
Chicago, IL
312-443-3600
Chicago Architecture Center
CAF offers over 85 different tours led by highly trained volunteer docents, including the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady and dozens of walking, bus, bicycle, and Segway tours. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
111 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL
312-922-3432
Chicago Children's Museum
Playful, age-appropriate exhibits and programs feature sensory experiences for the youngest visitors and content focused on science, math, literacy, the arts, and diverse cultures for families with children through age 10. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL
312-527-1000
Chicago History Museum
The nation's premier urban history museum features an impressive collection of exhibits centered on Chicago, Illinois and American history. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Clark St. at North Ave.
Chicago, IL
312-642-4600
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
With over 200 performances and events every year, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is an internationally known talent. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
800-233-7114
DuSable Museum of African American History
DuSable Museum of African American History is the nation's first independent museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Exhibits, concerts, films, children's events and literary discussions are just a few of the institution's various programs offered. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
740 E. 56th Pl.
Chicago, IL
773-947-0600
Field Museum
Discover Sue, the world's largest and most complete T. rex ever found! Descend into an Egyptian tomb and see 23 Egyptian mummies and 5,000 year-old hieroglyphics, shrink to 1/100th of your natural size and get a bug's-eye view in Underground Adventure, be dazzled in our Halls of Gems and Jades, come nose-to-nose with the man-eating lions of Tsavo, walk among dinosaurs in our new, renovated dinosaur hall - Evolving Planet or explore 13,000 years of history from the Ice Age Mammoth hunters to the temples of the Aztecs in the Ancient Americas Hall. Experience Chicago’s only completely digital 3-D theater featuring "Waking the T.Rex. " Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL
312-922-9410
Garfield Park Conservatory
One of the largest gardens under glass in the nation. This conservatory features five permanent collections, an indoor children's garden, outdoor gardens and five annual flower shows. Free. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL
312-746-5100
Goodman Theatre
Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs. The Goodman is committed to producing both classic and contemporary works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL
312-443-3800
Joffrey Ballet
The world renowned ballet company that is dedicated to the vision of American dance. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Auditorium Theatre
50 East Ida B. Wells Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
312-386-8905
Lincoln Park Zoo
The nation’s most historic zoo, is also one of the last remaining free admission zoos. Home to thousands of animals representing hundreds of different species, and operating one of the most significant zoo-based conservation and science programs in the country. Visitors can go nose-to-nose with gorillas, immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Africa and howl with red wolves or climb inside a black bear. Located just minutes from downtown at Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton Pkwy. Free. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Zoo.
 
2200 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL
312-742-2000
Magnificent Mile
The world famous Magnificent Mile is a shopper's paradise with exclusive retail establishments, prestigious boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants and luxurious accommodations. Free. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
N. Michigan Ave. (between Oak St. & the Chicago River)
Chicago, IL
312-642-3570
Millennium Park
Millennium Park offers dazzling music, art, landscape design and architecture - including the mammoth stainless-steel Cloud Gate sculpture - plus ice skating in the winter, splashing around in the interactive Crown Fountain during summer, and alfresco din Free. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
312-742-1168
Museum of Contemporary Art
The finest and most provocative contemporary art including sculpture, painting, photography, video, music and dance. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL
312-280-2660
Museum of Science and Industry
The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere and housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair. You’ll experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; descend into an Illinois coal mine; tour a fully-functioning eco-friendly home; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D, beating heart; and much more! Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
57th St. and Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL
773-684-1414
Navy Pier
Chicago's lakefront playground with over 50 acres of parks, shops, restaurants, entertainment and attractions. Enjoy a ride on the Centennial Wheel and Pier Park. Visit the Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the AMC Navy Pier IMAX® Theatre, Crystal Gardens, Miller Lite Beer Garden and Polk Bros. Park. Take a ride on a tour boat or dining cruise ship. Free. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL
312-595-5300
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Do you ever wonder how a butterfly gets its colors? Or how turtles hibernate? Do you wonder how birds know where to migrate each year? For over 160 years, the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has served a unique role in the city of Chicago connecting children of all ages to nature and science through immersive exhibits, fun family events, important conservation research and in-depth education programs, inspiring the wonder in all of us. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL
773-755-5100
Route 66
Route 66 defined a remarkable era in our nation’s history – and it lives on today in Illinois’ Route 66's many roadside attractions, museums, restaurants – and the shining ribbon of blacktop we call The Mother Road. Illinois’ stretch of this mythic road boasts the highest density of kitschy, interesting things to do you’ll find from here to California. Free. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Begins in Chicago on Monroe Street at Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Second City
Celebrating over 50 years as the birthplace of Chicago-style improv and sketch comedy, The Second City has launched the careers of John Belushi, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and many others. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL
312-337-3992
Shedd Aquarium
From whales to snails, tarantulas to turtles, you’ll meet 32,000 creatures from aquatic habitats around the world. Explore Shedd’s Abbott Oceanarium, where you can get face to face with beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, sea lions and penguins. Polar Play Zone is a permanent exhibit where kids and their families can play, pretend and discover through hands-on activities. See the aquatic show, starring the dolphins, belugas and more. Then meet some of Shedd's critters up close during live animal encounters in the Waters of the World galleries, talk to a diver in the 90,000-gallon Caribbean Reef, take a walk through a flooded forest in Amazon Rising and watch sharks overhead in Wild Reef. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
1200 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Chicago, IL
312-939-2438
Skydeck Chicago
Dare to Stand Out on The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago on the 103rd floor , with never before seen views, 1353 feet straight down. Atop the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, Skydeck Chicago is a "one stop Chicago" experience featuring museum quality interactive exhibits, the fastest multi media elevator ride and new theater presentations highlighting the architecture and culture of Chicago. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
233 S. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL
312-875-9696
Spertus Museum
Judaic art, artifacts and exhibits spanning 5,000 years of Jewish history and culture. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
312-322-1700
Steppenwolf Theatre
Founded in 1976, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a non-profit, Chicago-based international performing arts institution committed to ensemble collaboration and artistic risk through its work with its permanent ensemble, guest artists, partner institutions and the community. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Choose Chicago website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
312-335-1650

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