Things to do in Chicago

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Also known as the ‘windy city,’ Chicago attracts around 60 million tourists every year.

This city on Lake Michigan’s shores is known for its World-class Museums, sky-high observatories, cultural attractions, and excellent architecture tours.

Chicago attracts both American tourists and those from abroad and has over the years grown as a tourist destination purely by word of mouth.

Discover the top tourist attractions in this marvelous city with our list of the things to do in Chicago.

Chicago’s architecture

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Legendary architects from different periods have contributed to building the iconic skyline of the Windy City. A Chicago architecture tour is the best way to learn about the buildings and the city’s history.

Art Institute of Chicago

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Art Institute of Chicago has the greatest Impressionist collection outside of Paris. It is the only Museum in the world to be top-ranked by TripAdvisor for four years continuously.

Skydeck Chicago

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Skydeck Chicago is the highest observation platform in USA and offers great views of the city and the Michigan lake. Lured by the need to step on ‘The Ledge,’ more than 1.7 million people visit this attraction every year.

360 Chicago

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Located 305 meters (1000 feet) in the iconic John Hancock Building, this observatory offers stunning 360 degrees views of the city. The best part of 360 Chicago is ‘The Tilt,’ considered by many the most thrilling ride in the city.

Not sure which observatory to visit? Check out our comparison Skydeck Chicago or 360 Chicago.

Field Museum

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The Field Museum in Chicago is an amazing natural history Museum with a varied range of exhibits such as dinosaurs, mummies, meteorites, ancient Egyptian artefacts etc. Field Museum of Natural History is a perfect outing for both kids and adults.