40 Sights of Chicago That Will Make You Want to Visit ...

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40 Sights of Chicago That Will Make You Want to Visit ...
40 Sights of Chicago That Will Make You Want to Visit ...

It's one of the great cities of the Midwest and while some of the sights of Chicago are well known to many, others are also worthy of attention. Grab your favorite beverage and settle in for a photo album of some of the sights of Chicago.

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1

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate Via Chicago – a locals guide

Known as "The Bean," Cloud Gate has become one of the new iconic sights of Chicago. It's the work of British artist Anish Kapoor.

2

Navy Pier

Navy Pier Via AngieMcMonigalPhotography-7490

Where do you go for family attractions, entertainment, shopping, dining, cruises and events? Why, Navy Pier, of course.

3

The Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile Via Cruising the Magnificent Mile

The term "The Magnificent Mile" was coined in the 1940s. This shopping mecca is a prestigious section of Michigan Avenue, running from the Chicago River to Oak Street.

4

Chicago Lakefront

Chicago Lakefront Via Chicago Lakefront

Chicago has 26 miles of beaches on the shores of Lake Michigan.

5

The Water Tower

The Water Tower Via Winter Wonders

One of the few remaining historic buildings after the great fire of 1871.

6

Chicago's Bridges

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The main stem of the Chicago River - the city's lifeblood.

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Lake Shore Drive

Lake Shore Drive Via Chicago

I wouldn't mind having Lake Shore Drive as my address.

8

Chicago Harbor Lighthouse

Chicago Harbor Lighthouse Via Chicago Lighthouse next to Navy ...

The lighthouse sits on a breakwater that protects the north of the harbor.

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Architectural River Tour

Architectural River Tour Via Encore! Life

Some of the best architectural sights of Chicago are best seen from the river.

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Oz Park

Oz Park Via 23 of the world's geekiest ...

Follow the yellow brick road to say hi to Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow.

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Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain Via Buckingham Fountain flows against a ...

The fountain flows all summer long (too cold in winter - it would freeze) in Grant Park on the city's Lakefront. It's one of the largest fountains in the world and water shoots 150 feet in the air.

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Alongside the River

Alongside the River Via Welcome to Flickr - Photo ...

A glorious location for a stroll.

13

Old Chicago Avenue Station Entrance

Old Chicago Avenue Station Entrance Via Old Chicago Avenue Station Entrance

I don't think I have ever seen a movie set in Chicago where the train doesn't feature.

14

Chicago in Winter

Chicago in Winter Via flickr.com

It's rarely sightseeing weather in the Windy City when winter calls.

15

Uno's Pizzeria

Uno's Pizzeria Via Chicago - Chicago : News ...

You can't go to Chicago without eating pizza. Uno's has been dishing out the pies since 1943.

16

Sears Tower

Sears Tower Via Willis Tower Glass Platform

Will we ever get used to calling this the Willis Tower? The second tallest building in the US and the 8th tallest in the World. Willis Tower is one of the most popular attractions of Chicago and more than 1 million people visit the observation deck every year.

17

Chicago Gothic

Chicago Gothic Via Chicago Gothic #2, Pioneer Plaza, ...

I didn't realize there are so many huge public works of art among the sights of Chicago.

18

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Via Brownstone Buildings-Lincoln Park -8 x ...

Beautiful old brownstones.

19

Christmas in Chicago

Christmas in Chicago Via Christmas Traditions From Coast to ...

The lights and holiday atmosphere will help you forget the winter weather if it's not being friendly.

20

Field Museum of Natural History

Field Museum of Natural History Via History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, ...

One of the biggest natural history museums in the world, 2 million visitors walk the halls annually.

21

Kinzie Street Bridge

Kinzie Street Bridge Via Original Skittles are the best ...

The bridge was one of 12 historic Chicago railroad bridges to be designated as Chicago Landmarks in December 2007. It was a railway bridge but no trains have crossed it since 2000.

22

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden Via Explore Midwest Arboretums and Botanical ...

There are 24 display gardens to be enjoyed at the 385 acre site in Glencoe.

23

Palmer's Castle

Palmer's Castle Via Tower of Potter Palmer's CASTLE

When built, the Palmer Mansion (known as The Castle) was the largest residence in Chicago and it established Lake Shore Drive as an affluent neighborhood. And on to another outstanding work of architecture ...

24

The Rookery

The Rookery Via Chicago the Beautiful (33 pics)

...the stunning work of Frank Lloyd Wright. He remodeled the lobby in 1905.

25

Chicago RIVERWALK

Chicago RIVERWALK Via Cities I Want To See

Running from Lake Shore Drive to Franklin Street, this is the city's "Second Lakefront." Its lush green spaces, cafes and retail spaces make it a great place to relax.

26

Grant Park

Grant Park Via Chicago and N.W. Indiana

Chicago's front yard.

27

The View from Tribune Tower

The View from Tribune Tower Via 2 Kayaks

I don't think I'd ever get any work done if this were the view out of my office window.

28

Trump International Hotel and Tower

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Completed in 2009, Trump Tower is the second tallest building in the city, the USA and the Western Hemisphere.

29

Route 66

Route 66 Via Route 66 - The Beginning ...

The historic eastern terminus of one of the most famous roads in the world is marked by the southwest corner of the Art institute and the Fountain of the Great Lakes in AIC's South Garden along Michigan Avenue.

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St. Mary of the Angels

St. Mary of the Angels Via Photos: 12 Stunning American Churches

One of the finest specimens of Roman Renaissance architecture in the US.

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Millennium Park

Millennium Park Via midwestliving.com

There are so many attractions of Chicago sited in the city's great civic center.

32

Holy Name Cathedral

Holy Name Cathedral Via Holy Name Cathedral

Consecrated in 1875, the Holy Name Cathedral replaced the Cathedral of Saint Mary and the Church of the Holy Name, both of which were destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

33

Preston Bradley Hall at Chicago Cultural Center

Preston Bradley Hall at Chicago Cultural Center Via The Tiffany Skylight of Chicago

The World's largest Tiffany stained-glass dome.

34

Skyscrapers

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I don't know where this photo is taken from but the view is stunning.

35

Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field Via Promotions

Take me out to the ball game.

36

Trolley Bus Tour

Trolley Bus Tour Via Trolley Holiday Lights Tour introduces ...

Take a tour to see the Christmas lights and decorations.

37

Digital Fountain

Digital Fountain Via Beautiful Places

Another of the fabulous attractions of Millennium Park.

38

The Tribune Tower

The Tribune Tower Via Tribune Tower, Morning Sun

We don't get to see the architectural features of the skyscrapers for ourselves. We have to rely on pictures.

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Aqua Tower

Aqua Tower Via Chicago Travel Guide

The Aqua was named the Emporis Skyscraper of the Year in 2009.

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My Kind of Town

My Kind of Town Via Destinations

My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of razzmatazz
And it has, all that jazz

Over to you now, lovely readers. Which sights of Chicago have I missed?

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how could u forget the museum with them two lions, come on! there was even a movie about the lions, the ghost and the darkness I think its called, im shocked its not on this list

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Shedd aquarium, planetorium

John Hancock bldg!!

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