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.
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.