Chicago has many wonderful museums to visit including the world renowned Art Institute of Chicago. Cultural art is on display from around the globe with exhibits and artifacts that go all the way back to 3,000 B.C.
Another great choice of museums to visit is the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. Enjoy out-of-this-world exhibits featuring state of the art computer technology along with historical astronomy artifacts.
For local Chicago history head to the Chicago History Museum run the Chicago Historical Society.
Vacationing with kids? They will love the fun activities and hands-on exhibits at the Chicago Children’s Museum located downtown at the Navy Pier.
Children will also enjoy the Field Museum. Come face to face with Sue, the largest and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex ever uncovered or see dinosaurs in 3D at the Ernst & Young 3-D Theater.
The main attraction that visitors enjoy is the odd looking and fun reflections that they see in the sculpture’s shiny surface.
It’s a huge sculpture weighing 110 tons and you can see the park surroundings, the city and yourself reflected in its curving shape. Millennium Park is 24 acres and is a nice place to visit while in the city. It features award winning landscaping and architecture. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a beautiful 4,000 seat concert venue designed by world renowned designer FrankGehry.
You must see the Crown Fountain which combines video and water in an intriguing and unique display of Chicago citizenry.
Another fun aspect of Chinatown is the seemingly endless array of parades, festivals and holiday celebrations that really add to the atmosphere and make Chinatown an exciting place to visit. If you are downtown Chicago, you can head out Wentworth Avenue to find Chinatown.
Check out Tropic World to see the gorillas. The zoo is also well known for its family of alligators and birds. You can find them in the area called The Swamp.
Only four miles away is the Haunted Trails Fun Center. Spend some time here with lots of fun rides for the kids, mini-golf and go-karts and a great family restaurant. While you are in the area, this is a great opportunity to take the family to a professional soccer match. Toyota Park is a 20,000 seat stadium where you can go and see the Chicago Fire Professional Soccer Team play.
The productions are classic revivals, top Broadway shows or shows that are on their way to Broadway. Whether you enjoy musicals, drama or experimental productions, The Theater District is an exciting place for visitors who like theater.