Explore Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago


111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL 60603
www.artic.edu

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Recognized for its curatorial efforts and popularity among visitors, the museum hosts approximately 1.5 million guests annually. Its collection — stewarded by 11 curatorial departments — is encyclopedic. Its permanent collection of nearly 300,000 works of art is augmented by more than 30 special exhibitions mounted yearly that illuminate aspects of the collection and present cutting-edge curatorial and scientific research.




Millennium Park


201 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60603
www.cityofchicago.org

Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.

Wrigley Field


1060 West Addison
Chicago, IL 60613
http://m.mlb.com/cubs/tickets/tours/index

Go behind-the-scenes of the legendary home of the Chicago Cubs and 2016 World Series champions with Wrigley Field Tours, presented by Illinois Office of Tourism. Built in 1914, this must-see Chicago attraction houses more than 100 years of history.











Museum of Science and Industry


5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
www.msichicago.org

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood between Lake Michigan and The University of Chicago. Among the museum's exhibits are a full-size replica coal mine, German submarine U-505 captured during World War II, a 3,500-square-foot (330 m2) model railroad, the first diesel-powered streamlined stainless-steel passenger train (Pioneer Zephyr) and the Apollo 8 spacecraft that carried the first humans to orbit the Moon.

The Magnificent Mile


North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
www.themagnificentmile.com

This cosmopolitan, history-packed strip on downtown Michigan Avenue between the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Oak Street leads you from department stores to multi-story megamalls to luxury boutiques to brand name retail chains – all in a row. The Mag Mile's history dates back to 1871 when the Great Chicago Fire sent the city up in smoke. Miraculously, the flames spared the Water Tower and Pumping Station, which still stand as reminders of the structures that once lined this now famous street. Michigan Avenue is also punctuated by the neogothic Wrigley Building and Chicago Tribune Tower, as well as the John Hancock Center, Chicago's fourth tallest building with postcard-worthy views from its 94th floor observatory.


360 Chicago Observation Deck


875 North Michigan Avenue, 94th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
www.360chicago.com

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.