If you are extending your stay in the windy city there are a lot of fun, interesting and historic areas to visit. Below is a list of some of the more famous sites in the area to help you plan.
Originally completed in 1916 as part of Daniel Burnham's plan for Chicago, Navy Pier is an iconic city landmark inspiring discovery and wonder. Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million visitors have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. As Navy Pier enters its second century, the venue is evolving into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.
Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 595-7437
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.
Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 742-1168
The Michigan Avenue Bridge is a bascule bridge that carries Michigan Avenue across the main stem of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States. The bridge was proposed in the early 20th century as part of a plan to link Chicago's south side and north side parks with a grand boulevard.
Address: 333 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601
The Field Museum
Walk through our doors and connect with science and natural history! Let us fuel your passion for discovery with dinosaurs, ancient artifacts, cultural insights, and groundbreaking science. Get the details you need here to make the most of your day of exploration.
Address:1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 922-9410
Grant Park is a large urban park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. Located within the city's central business district, the park's most notable features are Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum Campus.
Address: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 742-3918
Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago Children’s Museum is a place where families and caregivers with infants and children are encouraged to create, explore, and discover together through play. The museum features three vibrant floors of exhibits and activities that provide sensory experiences and engaging educational content focusing on literacy, science, math, visual and performing arts, and health.
Address: 700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 527-1000
The Adler Planetarium is a public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. It is located on the northeast tip of Northerly Island at the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois.
Address: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 922-7827
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
One of the largest science museums in the world, MSI has both an illustrious history and a focus on the future of science and science education.
Address: 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 684-1414
Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois in the United States that opened on May 30, 1930. The aquarium contains 32,000 animals, and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 US gallons of water.
Address: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: Phone: (312) 939-2438
Wrigley Field is a baseball park located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two Major League Baseball franchises. It first opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park for Charles Weeghman's Chicago Whales of the Federal League, which folded after the 1915 baseball season.
Address: 1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (773) 404-2827
The Chicago Riverwalk is an open, pedestrian waterfront located on the south bank of the main branch of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois managed by MB Real Estate. It spans from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street.
Address: Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35-acre zoo located in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, making it among the oldest zoos in North America. It is also one of a few free admission zoos in the United States. The zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Address: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 742-2000
Observatory on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Building with a tilting glass lookout 1000 ft. up.
Address: 875 North Michigan Avenue, 94th Floor 94th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (888) 875-8439
103rd floor of the former Sears Tower with clear observation boxes & views extending to four states.
Address: 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 875-9696