Place where confidence soars and rivers sweep the floor of the earth, while the skyscrapers touch the clouds, Chicago one of the best cities of the US to visit. With its expensive landmarks and lively people, you will become a part of the place as soon as you land here. Being the third largest city of the US, it offers countless attractions to its visitors. These not to be missed attractions also offer a different perspective to every other visitor. The cities embedded skyline is also something that will live in your memory forever after you’ve had your tour of the city and have gone away. Among all the great places to visit in Chicago, we have numbered down some that you just must visit:
5. Chicago Water Tower
One of the surviving buildings of the Great Chicago Fire, infamous in the history of the US, Chicago Water Tower still stands tall. Once upon a time, this mighty tower played a critical role in the water supplies of the city of Chicago. It was designed by William Boyington, famous architect of his time, and is 47 meters high. Today, the tower serves as the City Gallery and exhibits works of local photographers and artists.
4. Field Museum of Natural History
Among famous Chicago museums, one is Field Museum of Natural History. In 1893, World Fair used this site in order to showcase the exhibits. However, soon the place evolved into a museum with precious collection of artifacts of natural history and exhibitions. In 1921, this collection was migrated to Grant Park, which remains its location till day. A skeleton of Tyrannosaurus is held in this museum, which also happens to be its main attraction.
3. Chicago River
The waterway that actually runs “through” the city is titled as the Chicago River, and there is nothing else in the city that illustrates its character better than this natural flowing landmark. There is around a mile long walk that goes by the river, winding through green fields and downtown district. For the visitors, there are also river cruises available, making the whole experience a lot more fun.
2. Sears Tower
Among Chicago’s mighty towers, one is Sears Tower. Many are of the view that this skyscraper has sort of lost its “shine” as well as status today, as it is no more the world’s tallest building; Sears still attracts hundreds of visitors to Chicago every year. Through the almost seventy second elevator ride, the visitors arrive at the Skydeck, where the building actually sways beneath there feet on the windy days. From the top, one can enjoy the view of the city and Lake Michigan and beyond.
1. Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium can easily be ranked as the most popular attraction of Chicago. More than two million visitors visit this mighty aquarium every year. A word of advice may be to visit this aquarium in the early hours, as early as you can possibly get here, in order to enjoy the place thoroughly. This is one of those Chicago attractions that mustn’t be missed!