When vacationing in the Windy City, there are some locations that should be a definite on any itinerary.
Here are our top three locations to visit!
1. Millennium Park
A 24.5 acre land dedicated to exhibiting architecture, landscaping and art, Millennium Park is frequently home to numerous concerts and festivals. A must visit for any vacationer, the park is open from 6 AM to 11 PM daily and admission is free.
2. Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain
Home to many of Chicago's major attractions, Grant Park is rivalled only by Millennium Park for the top spot on any itinerary. At it's heart is the one of the largest water fountains in the world, Buckingham Fountain. A choreographed 20 minute exhibit that cycles every hour, the 134 water jet show is a must see, with water reaching as high as 150 feet into the air.
3. Navy Pier
On Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the ultimate family-friendly destination in the Windy City. With everything from a Ferris Wheel, miniature golf course and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Navy Pier is a family-oriented location with attractions for both kids and adults alike.
But no trip to Chicago is complete without visits to these three landmark locations! Conveniently enough, a CityPass will give you access to these prime locations at an excellent rate.
1. 360 Chicago
This observatory provides the best view of Chicago's skyline in the entire city. The fastest elevators in North America will see you safely up the 94 floors to it in record time, and there are plenty of interactive exhibits that explore the history of the Windy City.
360 Chicago is located at 875 North Michigan Avenue and is open daily from 9 AM to 11 PM, with admission being closed at 10:30 PM. For further information, you can contact them on (312) 654-2892.
2. Adler Planetarium
America's first planetarium, you can explore the universe with a wide range of shows, theaters and exhibits. The Planetarium is also the proud home of the Gemini 12 space capsule.
You can find it at 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, open daily from 9:30 AM to 4 PM. For further information, the Planetarium can be contacted at (312) 922-STAR (7827).
3. The Field Museum
Travel back to the age of dinosaurs in this amazing building! The Field Museum is home to Sue, the largest and most complete T.rex skeleton ever found. Experience Ancient Egypt with their tomb exhibit, home to 23 mummies. The Field Museum boasts a wide range of exhibits and 3-D movies.
The Field Museum can be found at 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, and is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, with final admissions at 4 PM.