Chicago

Places to see in The city with big shoulders- Chicago

'Chi-Town'-'The Windy City'...'Second City'...'The City with Big Shoulders'... 'Hog Butcher for the World'....All these nicknames belong to one of the most exciting, interesting and fascinating cities in the world, Chicago.

Chicago is known for its architectural marvels and its cultural diversity. Chicago is full of exciting and interesting places to see. No matter where you start, you're bound to find a destination that's a quintessential part of Chicago. Main places to visit in the city are:

1. Sears Tower

It is the world's third tallest building now. The Sears Tower Skydeck offers visitors a spectacular view of the city. It's located on the 103rd floor that’s 1,353 feet above the ground. Thus On a clear day one can see four states from the skydeck approx 50 miles.

2. Navy Pier

Navy Pier is 50-acres of parks, gardens, shops, rides, restaurants and attractions.

15-story tall McDonald's Ferris Wheel is available for ride at Chicago's Navy Pier. Chicago Children's Museum, IMAX Theatre is available for kids. The Pepsi Skyline Stage hosts innumerable live shows featuring everything from dancing to rock concerts.

3. Millennium Park

It's surrounded by Michigan Avenue, Randolph Street, Columbus Drive and East Monroe Drive, and is world's largest rooftop garden.

Millennium Park is home to various public works of art like sculptures and fountains. & also features gardens, a bandstand, an ice skating rink, a promenade, a bicycle center, a peristyle and a pedestrian bridge.

4. Field Museum of Natural History

It is part of a larger complex called the Museum Campus Chicago. This campus is a 57-acre park featuring the Alder Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum-each one of these institutions is among the best in its field.

It is also famous for its dinosaur, Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex. She's the largest and most complete T-Rex in the world.

5. Chicago Theatre

Also called, Wonder Theatre of the World. The theatre is renowned for its iconic, six story-high "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" sign and its 29-rank Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ.

6. Magnificent Mile

It's a mile long. That's probably why they call it the Magnificent Mile.

The mile is actually a part of Michigan Avenue. There are over 450 stores, 275 restaurants, 51 hotels, and a myriad of other worthy attractions. As one of the world's best shopping areas & best five star hotels located within it.

7. Wrigley Field

It's the fourth smallest park in the Major Leagues but with its ivy covered walls and its famous marquee sign, Wrigley is first in charm and character.

8. Lincoln Park

It's the largest public park in Chicago. Lincoln Park features numerous facilities for the sports enthusiasts: 15 baseball areas, 6 basketball courts, 2 softball areas, 35 tennis courts, 163 volley ball courts, field houses, and a golf course.

It also contains boating facilities and public beaches. Other attractions at the park include Lincoln Park Zoo, landscaped gardens, the Lincoln Park Conservatory, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, an outdoor theater, and numerous statues.

9. Harpo Studios

It may be a challenge to get a reservation, but nothing is more a part of Chicago than Oprah Winfrey and her highly rated talk show.

To know about Chicago's History, Chicago at a Glance
http://www.uscitytrip.com/Illinois/chicago-at-a-glance.aspx