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Point  ($$) 9.5
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Architecture, Skyscraper, Landmark

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Breathtaking Views, Famous, Family Fun, Exhibitions, Souvenirs, Photography

233 S Wacker Dr, chicago

Willis tower, formerly the Sears Tower, is a 110-story skyscraper, and this skyscraper is Chicago's most dominant structure and 2nd tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. On a clear day, one can see approximately 40-50 miles (65 - 80 kilometers), allowing one to easily see four states – Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Skydeck has a ledge glass box extending 4.3 feet from the Skydeck, providing a clear view of 1,353 straight down.

Point  (Free Entry) 9.0
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Public Park, Landmark, Sightseeing

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Shopping, Breathtaking Views, Family Fun, Exhibitions, Walking Around, People Watching, Concerts, Sightseeing, Private Events, Kids Friendly

201 East Randolph Street, chicago

Once a space for railways, now a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike. The view is super exciting; the park is full of joy, happiness, and cheerfulness. Boeing Gallery in the park exhibits public art. Cloud Gate (The Bean), Crown Fountain, and Lurie Garden are famous places to see and relax in the park. The beautiful BP Bridge connects Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park (another great attraction). Wrigley Square and Jay Pritzker Pavilion are also additional favorite attractions.

Point  ($$) 8.7
stay time indicator 1.5-3.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Architecture, Planetarium

Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Family Fun, Exhibitions, Educational Workshops, Movie Night, Private Events, Kids Friendly

1300 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr, chicago

The Adler Planetarium museum is dedicated to studying astronomy and astrophysics, founded by Max Adler. The planetarium is a twelve-sided building that includes two sky theaters. The theaters depict the night sky and allow visitors an up-close look at distant planets, moons, and galaxies. There are full-size theaters, extensive space science exhibitions, and a significant collection of antique scientific instruments and print materials. Its exhibits Astronomy in Culture, Chicago’s Night Sky, Mission Moon, Our Solar System, Planet Explorers, Space Visualization Lab, Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass, The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time, and many more.

Point  (Price varies) 8.8
stay time indicator 0.5-1.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Architecture, Historic Place, Landmark

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Guided Tours, Family Fun, People Watching, Behind The Scenes Tours

1060 W Addison St, chicago

The home of the Chicago Cubs, originally known as Weeghman Park, was built in 1914. A unique piece of sports history still stands while most other venues get knocked down and rebuilt, it is the second oldest ballpark. An iconic landmark, it is known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall and hand-turned scoreboard. Visitors can see this place from the outside for free or buy tour tickets to go inside, and they can also purchase tickets on the game day to get the real experience. The games are fun and exciting, regardless of the outcome.

stay time indicator 2.0-4.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Museum, Exhibition

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Events, Birthday Parties

5700 S DuSable Lake Shore Dr., chicago

One of the largest science museums in the Western Hemisphere! This fourteen acres museum offers more than 35,000 artifacts, including the World War II submarine, five-story movie screen, 40-foot tornado, and the actual United Airlines Boeing 727, hands-on activities, and interactive experiences with impressive displays. MSI is not a place where you walk around quietly and observe but to explore and expedite.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.7
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Architecture, Historic Place, Landmark

Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Shopping, Free Entry, Free Entry, Exhibitions, Photography, Music, Art Gallery, Educational Workshops, Live Shows

78 E Washington St, chicago

The Chicago Cultural Center, which opened in 1897, is a Landmark housing designed to impress and prove that Chicago had grown into a cosmopolitan metropolis. The building currently boasts two magnificent glass strained-glass domes, including the world's largest stained glass Tiffany dome ― 38 feet in diameter with some 30,000 pieces of glass. It also features mosaic walls, free music, dance and theater events, films, lecturers, art exhibitions, and family events.

Point  (Price varies) 8.8
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Architecture, Historic Place, Live Shows

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Famous, Nightlife, Music, Dance, Movie Night, Romantic, Cocktails, Date Night

175 N State St, chicago

Legendary theatre in downtown Chicago hosts concerts, comedians, theatrical productions, and special events every year. The 3,600-seat auditorium is seven stories high, and the vertical "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" sign is one of the few such signs in existence today. The building is built in the French Baroque style featuring a miniature replica of Paris' Arc de Triomphe, and the grand lobby is modeled after the Royal Chapel at Versailles. The theater is exquisite and quite beautiful.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.9
stay time indicator 1.0-3.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Sightseeing, Neighbourhood, Shopping Place

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Dine In, Shopping, Relaxing, Street Performance, Famous, Family Fun, Free Entry, Exhibitions, Sightseeing Tours, Walking Around, People Watching, Sightseeing, Live Shows, Romantic, Date Night

Magnificent Mile, chicago

Visitors can see the Blue Man Group or House of Blues show. There is also "The Comedy Bar" for a fun time. The Chicago Cubs' official store is there if you are into sports. Many eateries are either along the Mile or on cross streets. There are some great street performances on the walkways. There are always some special events; check them out at https://www.themagnificentmile.com/things-to-do/events/ before you go. Endlessly high-end brand-name stores like LV, Burberry, Gucci, and more. Public Restrooms are available at 900 North Michigan Shops, Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan Avenue), and The Shops at North Bridge (520 N. Michigan Avenue).

Point  (Free Entry) 8.6
stay time indicator 0.5-1.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Scenic, Architecture, Hike

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Dog Friendly, Breathtaking Views, Famous, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Sightseeing Tours, Walking Around, People Watching, Romantic

Riverwalk, chicago

The 1.25-mile path from the lakefront to Lake Street, Chicago Riverwalk, is an open, pedestrian waterfront located on the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. It connects four distinct districts; The Confluence, The Arcade, The Civic, and the Esplanade, with many places to stop and relax, various tours, and food vendors. The riverwalk offers glamorous architectural views of the city and refuge from the city's hustle and bustle.

Point  (Price varies) 8.5
stay time indicator 0.5-1.5 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Architecture, Concert Hall, Historic Place

Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Music, Dance, Private Events, Live Shows, Various Food Options, Cocktails, Romantic

1807 S. Allport St., chicago

Thalia is a historic building landmark built in 1892 by John Dusek as a community hall. Currently, it hosts concerts by well-known artists and special events. In addition to the thalia hall, there is a central meeting place with a tavern, Dusek's board & beer, and two bars, Punch House and Tack Room. There is a standing room on the floor and seats on the balconies. The artists come from many different genres, but they're always great picks.

Point  ($$) 8.2
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Architecture, Museum

Wheelchair Accessible, Family Fun, Exhibitions, Walking Around, People Watching, Educational Workshops, Private Events

1601 N Clark St, chicago

It is a museum and research center for Chicago and U.S. history. Museum offers a variety of programs, dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events, and programming that connects people to Chicago's history and each other. It is excellent for kids and adults to get a basic understanding of the city by going through different periods in history. The Museum Store has many fun Chicago goodies, from posters to Frank Lloyd Wright-style items, books, DVDs, toys, mugs, magnets, ornaments, coasters, jewelry, and more.

Point  (Price varies) 8.1
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Architecture, Historic Place, Live Shows

Wheelchair Accessible, Relaxing, Nightlife, Music, Dance, Educational Workshops, Romantic, Date Night

800 E Grand Ave, chicago

A Tony award recipient, Shakespeare Theatre runs 650 performances annually with twenty productions featuring plays, musicals, world premiers, family productions, and theatrical presentations from around the globe. It also offers educational programming for students, teachers, and lifelong learners and has been honored with many national and international awards. Recently, the theatre was recognized as a national leader in a white house ceremony.

Point  ($) 8.4
stay time indicator 0.5-2.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Architecture, Historic Place, Theatre

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Relaxing, Music, Dance, Movie Night

3733 N Southport Ave, chicago

Opened in 1929 with a capacity of 700 seats, Music Box has been a premier venue for independent and foreign films in Chicago for the last two decades and is the largest theatre space operated full-time in Chicago. The theatre has the same architecture and design as it was when it opened with a dark blue ceiling with twinkling stars and moving cloud formations as we see in the night sky. The walls, towers, and blue ceiling take the viewers to an Italian courtyard in an open-air Tuscan palazzo.

Point
14. Chinatown
 (Free Entry) 8.7
stay time indicator 0.75-2.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Sightseeing, Neighbourhood, Historic Place

Famous, Free Entry, Walking Around, Sightseeing, Photography

2206 S Wentworth Ave, chicago

Chicago's century-old Chinatown is one of the oldest Chinese-American communities in the nation. As soon as you set foot in this historic neighborhood, you're in for the rich culture, regional Chinese cuisines, karaoke bars, and unique architecture. Stroll through elaborately adorned streets filled with traditional specialty shops, ornate architecture, storefronts packed with colorful wares and souvenirs, and family-owned restaurants with dishes you'll be craving long after home.