Chicago Attractions

Things to Do in Chicago

If you're looking for a vacation destination that has a little bit of everything from sports stadiums to parks and museums, then Chicago, Illinois, is the place to go. As one of the major cities in the United States, Chicago has a little bit of everything, which allows you to plan a vacation that includes the ability to experience a wide range of events. In fact, there are so many things to do in Chicago that it is nearly impossible to do it all in one trip.

To get an idea of the wide range of activities and things to do in Chicago, here's a look at just some of the examples of tourist attractions and hotspots that vacationers commonly explore while on vacation.

The Land of Museums

There are so many Chicago museums that Chicago should be labeled as the land of museums. Some of the most popular museums in the Chicago area include the Art Institute of Chicago, which contains beautiful, one-of-a-kind art paintings and sculptures, The Oriental Institute Museum, which displays hundreds of Middle Eastern and Egyptian artifacts and displays, and the Peggy Noteboert Museum which contains art displays and a large butterfly exhibit. Other museums in the Chicago area include the Chicago Children's Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and The Chicago History Museum. These Chicago museums are a great way for vacationers to further their knowledge and get hands-on experience seeing some one-of-a-kind exhibits.

The Last Free Admission Zoo in America

Chicago is home to the last free admission zoo in America. The Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35 acre beautiful zoo that houses hundreds of different animal exhibits. While there are hundreds of different animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo it is the Great Ape House that is the leading attraction at this zoo. The Great Ape House is the largest animal exhibit of gorillas and chimpanzees in the world. It's hard to imagine any vacation to the Chicago area that doesn't include a stop at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Experiencing the Great Outdoors of the Chicago Area

There are many outdoor activities and tourist hotspots that allow vacationers to experience the city of Chicago the way nature intended. When looking to get a view of the city in a unique way, you can sign up for City Running Tours which takes you on a jog, run or walk around the city of Chicago. Another great outdoor activity is experiencing Millennium Park. Millennium Park is a modern park in the city's center. It contains beautiful areas of greenery, theme parks and shops. However, the biggest tourist attraction in Millennium Park is the sculpture known as The Bean. The Bean is an inverted mirror sculpture that reflects the whole city of Chicago back into the sculpture and really is a unique one-of-a-kind experience.

There are so many things to do in Chicago that it is hard to list them all in one place. However, one thing is certain, with so many things to do it would be hard to not enjoy your family vacation to the Chicago area as there are so many fun and exciting experiences just waiting for you and your family.

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