Chicago is called “Windy City” because of its windy weather. Chicago is bordered along with Lake Michigan. It is the largest city of Illinois and the third-largest city in U.S. Chicago is a short drive from the Illinois-Wisconsin border & the Illinois-Indiana border.
The bluest waters outside of the Caribbean make Chicago beautiful and unique. It is located along Lake Michigan and has amazing beaches with crystal blue water. Chicago has more bridges than any other city. It has 37 movable bridges that spread across the Chicago River.
The following Chicago attractions will keep you excited during your visit to Chicago and provide many fun things to do in the city.
1. Shedd Aquarium
The indoor aquarium in Chicago was the largest indoor facility in the world once. The aquarium is located on Lake Michigan, on the Museum Campus Chicago. The aquarium was a gift from John G. Shedd to the city. Shedd Aquarium was the most visited aquarium in the US in 2005 and 2007. It surpassed the Field Museum as the most popular cultural attraction in Chicago. The Shedd Aquarium was Opened on May 30, 1930, and it has 32,000 animals inside as of today.
Shedd Aquarium gives you an amazing 360 view of 70 species including sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles living in a 90,000-gallon tank. Its 4D experience like vibrating chairs and moving air will enhance your excitement. It will make you close to the creatures and you will want to touch them.
For tourists, it is one of the best places to visit and experience. It’s kind of an adventure and gives a thrilling experience. The building sways in the wind and you can see far over the plains of Illinois and across Lake Michigan to Indiana, Michigan. This jaw-dropping panoramic view can be seen from the 103rd floor of the Skydeck. Glass doors of the Skydeck extend 4.3 feet out of the building and provides a thrilling and wonderful view of the four states of the U.S.
3. Navy Pier
4. The Field Museum:
The real name of The Field Museum is the Field Museum of Natural History. It is one of the world’s biggest Natural history museums located in Chicago, Illinois. Status as a premier natural history through the size and quality of educational and scientific programs is always maintained by the museum. The high-quality exhibitions of the museum attract 2 million people every year.
The Museum is categorized as follow:
1. Permanent exhibitions
- Animal Halls
- Evolving Planet
- Inside Ancient Egypt
- The Ancient Americas
- Cultural Halls
- Geology Halls
- Geology Halls
- Working Laboratories
- Sue, the Tyrannosaurus rex
2. Scientific collections
- Collection care and management
- Collection records
- Collection us
- Ayer collection
- Laufer Collection
- Photo archives
- Karl P. Schmidt Memorial Herpetological Library
5. Museum of Science and Industry
This science museum is located in Chicago, Illinois, in Jackson Park. It’s built between The University of Chicago and Lake Michigan. The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science museum in the U.S.
Get a mind-blowing experience by navigating through a mirror maze, climbing aboard a World War II German submarine, watching a 40-foot tornado, alight into an Illinois coal mine, and much more. The Museum of Science and Industry has great exhibits on mining, telecommunications, automobiles, aviation and aeronautics, agriculture, time, space travel, and medicine. It also contains a 3,000-square-foot model railroad and a World War II German U-505 submarine.
6. Millennium Park
Millennium Park is the heart of Chicago and the second home to Chicagoans. This is where the people gather to picnic on the grass, enjoy free movies and concerts, bathe in the crown fountain and do a lot of other fun.
There are few things you shouldn’t miss doing in Millennium Park.
- Find your Peace at Lurie Garden.
- Don’t feel like a kid while Climbing the rock at Maggie Daley Park.
- Splash around in Crown Fountain.
- Capture yourself with the “Cloud Gate” aka “The Bean”.
- Grab lunch at Chicago’s largest outdoor dining venue “The Plaza” at Park Grill.
- See outdoor art at the Boeing Galleries
- Enjoy the art performances at the jaw-dropping venue “Harris Theater for Music & Dance”
- Watch the shows under the stainless-steel canopy at “Jay Pritzker Pavilion”. The pavilion has 4,000 plus additional lawn seating for 7,000.