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Sightseeing in Chicago - what to see. Complete travel guide

Perhaps, when someone mentions Chicago, we immediately think of the mafia. None of us will probably call Chicago one of cultural capitals of the States. However, the city has everything that a great cultural center should have. At least, its museums are surely worth attention of people who wish to relax. The museum campus, which includes Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and Field Museum (museum of natural history), is extremely popular among children and the majority of adults. In museums of the city cover various themes. Here you can discover the history of surgery, architecture, art and culture. There is also a children's museum and Museum of Natural History.
Scenic parks and squares and lots of sports and leisure centers, thousands of shops, bars and discos - these are just a small part of entertainment options provided in Chicago. Fans of … Open
The cultural life of the city is truly rich in various events. Millions of people dream to attend Chicago festivals. Two grand jazz festivals and a blues one are among them. In addition to this, no other city of the US will even try to challenge the title of Chicago as the theatrical capital of the country. Pickwick Theatre located in Chicago’s suburban town Park Ridge is internationally famous.
Among the three largest parks of the city we should definitely call a great botanical garden that occupies the area of 120 hectares. Here you will find a unique island Japanese garden and a fragrant rose garden. The city’s marina and the local yacht club, a water tower built in the previous century and the highest building of the country named Willis Tower could have become the symbols of the city, but there are hundreds of other attractions here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Chicago and surroundings

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Map of all shopping streets
Shopping streets of Chicago
♥   Street ' Magnificent Mile' Chicago, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Street 'Oak Street' Chicago, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Street ' Gold Coast' Chicago, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Street ' Clybourn Corridor' Chicago, 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Street ' Michigan Avenue' Chicago, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Chicago
♥   State Park 'Lincoln' , 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Wells' , 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Jackson' , 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Oak' , 13.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Recreation Area 'South Shore' , 14.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all galleries
Art galleries in/around Chicago
♥   Art gallery 'Art Institute of Chicago' Chicago, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Museum of Contemporary Art' Chicago, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'National Museum of Mexican Art' Chicago, 5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art' Chicago, 5.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture' Chicago, 6.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Chicago from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

John Hancock Center

From the series “Elegant architectural structures for fans of skywalks”
Such a life under the sky has some unusual features. For example, to find out the weather, residents of high-rise apartments normally call an employee on the ground floor. Travelers who plan to visit Chicago in the period from January to March, will have a unique opportunity to skate on the ice rink. It opens each winter on one of the top floors of a skyscraper. The skating rink is situated at 300 meters altitude that makes it the highest in the world. John Hancock Center is one of the few skyscrapers in the world, which in many respects is focused on tourists. … Read further
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All about Chicago, USA - sightseeings, attractions, touristic spots, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. Prepare your trip together with OrangeSmile.com - find out the 'must see' things in Chicago, which places to visit, which excursions to take, where the breathtaking views are waiting for you. Planning your trip with this travel guide will help your to get the most out of Chicago in few days.
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