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Read below the most beautiful places to visit in Chicago, discover all the attractions for your holidays in Chicago, or even your fast visit to our city.

Adler Planetarium

In downtown Chicago, is the main western and esmiferio observatory was opened in 1930, is the only observatory in the world with 2 planetary projection theaters.

1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
312-922-STAR (7827)

Brookfield Zoo

Nearly 3,000 animals in over 200 acres, which can be motorbike for his "bike safari. This novelty is what takes us around the campus comfortably seated while our guide provides detailed information about the park.

Adult admission is $ 8 and $ 4 children ages 3 to 11 years, and people over 65 years. Children age 2 and under are free.

From October to March, admission is free on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parking will cost $ 6.50 to $ 10.50 for cars and buses.

1st. Avenue and 31st Street

Buckingham Fountain

134 sources of water in 85 m of marble from Georgia carried the water up to 46m in height making the Buckingham Fountain in one of the most impressive grades and the world and is one of the main attractions of the city of Chicago.

Built in 1927, inspired by the fountain in the gardens of Louis XIV in Versailles, France. The Source in itself represents the famous Lake Michigan. It has 4 sea horses that represent the 4 states that share the lake (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan).

The source operates from 10:00 to 23:00 pm. Every hour has 20 minutes depending on where the major source completes its exhibition with a central flow forcefully throwing water up to 150 feet high.

After dark, the display of this source is accompanied by music and lighting.

Sears Tower Skydeck

Currently the highest building in North America and the third in the world.

Access tickets cost 11.95$ for adults and is open from 10 am to 8 pm.

233 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 875-9696

Lincoln Park Zoo

This is the oldest zoo in the United States and is considered one of the leaders in the conservation of wildlife. It is open every day of the year and admission is free.

2001 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Open 9 a. M. to 6 p.m.
Buildings and Farm 10. M. to 5 p.m.
weekends and summer holidays:
Open until 7 p.m. Farm Buildings and until 6:30 p.m.
Winter Nov. 1 to March 31
It closes at 5 PM Buildings close at 4:30 p.m.

Navy Pier

Navy Pier is the most popular commercial center in Chicago. It is easily accessible for its excellent location, there is also a free service of buses and trolleys.

The most famous attractions at Navy Pier are:

IMAX THEATER: is a great theater to watch 3D movies with a capacity for 440 people. It is the largest screen and modern of the Chicago city.

THE FERRIS WHELLS: It is an impressive tour of the world 150 feet high. From the height offers a view of Lake Michigan and Chicago.

Other attractions: Golf, boat trips, convention center, food courts and shops.


The shedder acuarium

It is a popular aquarium and oceanarium that is home to 8,000 animals of 750 species. It has several different scenarios, such as Amazon ecosystem, rocky shores of the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean corals, etc..
An important fact is that the oceanarium is completely roofed.

The Loop

It is the second U.S. business is an area of tall buildings and there are concentrated major attraction for tourists.

The Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile is an area of Chicago, more specifically, a wide boulevard where there are the most striking and important buildings of the city, many restaurants by category and where the best brands have decided to install their big businesses.

John Hancock observatory

This is the second highest skyscraper in Chicago and 12th in the world. 100 top floors and features a restaurant and an overlook where you can see 80 km from the epicenter, about 4 states. It is located in the heart of The Magnificent Mile. Their hours are from 9 to 23 s.f.

Chicago Cubs Baseball

If you are in Chicago, you can not miss the Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley Field on the north side, the oldest park in the National League. The Cubs are one of the most popular teams in American sports, as evidenced by box office sales. With exterior walls covered with vines, a historic board that manages an operator and fans known as the stands Ba (bleacher bums), which cheered the Cubbies urging them to victory, a game in "Friendly Confines" is a must for any sports fan. Season: April to September

Chicago Cubs Baseball
1060 W. Addison St. Chicago, Illinois
(800) 843-2827

Attractions in Chicago

Chicago Cultural Center
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum
Millennium Park
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