Top 4 Tourist Attractions in Chicago

April 20, 2019
Chicago attractions

Chicago, the “Windy City” as it is often called, is located along the shores of Lake Michigan. The city is famous for its vibrant arts scene, numerous cultural attractions, excellent shopping, and interesting architecture. Moreover, Chicago enjoys a worldwide reputation as a focal point of 20th-century architecture and art, with architects such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, and artists like Picasso, Mirõ, Dubuffet, and Chagall leaving their mark.

Here are the top 4 tourist Chicago attractions:

Museum of Science and Industry

At the north end of Jackson Park is the Museum of Science and Industry, founded in 1933, and arguably the most impressive museum in Chicago. Application of natural laws in technological and industrial development is the main topic of the museum. Moreover, the museum is thought to be the first in the U.S. to incorporate the idea of “hands-on” exhibits.

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is a six-mile stretch of green space along the edge of Lake Michigan, and Chicago’s biggest park. This popular park is home to the lovely Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the country.

Additionally, for those who simply want to enjoy the outdoor space, there are playing fields, bike trails, jogging paths, and beaches. Visitors can see a number of significant statues and pieces of public art within the park grounds.

This park is truly one of the beautiful Chicago attractions you can visit.

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The Rookery Building

Daniel Burnham and John Root are architects of the Rookery Building. Moreover, this 12-story building has a Roman Revival and Queen Anne-style façade, but it is the central light court and the ornamental ironwork of the elegant staircases that are the true gem of the building.

The Rookery, bare its name for the large number of pigeons that frequented the building.  The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust conducts tours of the building, as well as other sites.

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Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is a world-class museum with hundreds of thousands of artworks. The diverse collection spans thousands of years. Moreover, it includes pieces from a variety of media including painting, prints, photography, sculpture, decorative arts and more.

Art Institute of Chicago is on the most famous Chicago attractions

The Institute is famous for its collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings. It includes Georges Seurat’s 1884 A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte, Renoir’s 1879 Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando, and numerous paintings by Claude Monet.

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By Mykhailo Andriichuk

Mykhailo Andriichuk writes for Chillwall about exciting events, food, art and breathtaking places all over the world

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