Landmarks/ Points of Interest in Chicago

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Points of Interest & Landmarks in Chicago

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  • Kelly D
    Tampa, FL111 contributions
    This is a really neat piece of art. I enjoy people watching here. It’s fun. The park is lovely as well. Bring a snack or lunch and watch people take pictures.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Jared H
    Scenery Hill, PA158 contributions
    Awesome experience all around! Did not know the park was so big. Really enjoyed seeing and taking picture with the bean plus walking around.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Giovanna M
    12 contributions
    My first time in Chicago, but it wont be my last.
    My friends and I absolutely loved the city. It has great food, amazing buildings and last but not least, Sue the dinosaur. I will definitely go again.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Me_n_my_rucksack
    Yorkshire, UK6,008 contributions
    We made the effort to walk out here and it was worth the effort. Gorgeous fountain with the cityscape behind it makes a glorious photo opportunity and its nice to get out into the fresh air after the "closeness" of the City. Even on a sunny day in late June hardly anyone about either.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Addee Murray
    10 contributions
    The line wasn't too long, there was lots of cool things to look at while walking to the elevator. The staff was friendly and this was a very cool experience!
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Marcia W
    10 contributions
    Chicago is a beautiful city and the skyline is something to see!
    I'm proud of it and hope soon that safety will return so many can feel safe to come visit and vacation here.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • apdemas
    Sterling, VA694 contributions
    Really enjoyed the tour of the building, all the little details and stories were fantastic. The tour guide was knowledgeable and did a great job of providing just enough information to be interesting and engaging, but not so much that it was overwhelming. The gift shop was decent too.

    We did a walk-up tour and there was plenty of space.
    Written 5 December 2021
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  • Marilyn M
    Lincoln City, OR174 contributions
    This interesting building represents a man who did much for the city of Chicago. The clock tower is clearly visible from many areas along the river and Magnificent Mile. The architecture is great for the time period.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia13,539 contributions
    From outside Chicago Union station is a massive beaux arts concrete edifice.
    I must admit I had no intention to visit it as I heard nothing wow about it, but a heavy rain forced us to seek shelter there.
    The grand hall looked nice, reminding much on Grand Central in NYC, but much less crowded and not that detailed and far more ordinary.
    Food court was disappointing with very few low key fast food eateries.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia13,539 contributions
    The Michigan Av Bridge is also called DuSable bridge in honor of Jean Baptiste du Sable, where his first homestead used to be and who is considered the Chicago founder and its first resident.
    On the bridge southern side, the 19th century Fort Dearborn was established. The bridge was opened to public in 1920.
    Around the bridge are some of the city most historic landmarks - the Tribune and Wrigley towers, and from the newer era the Trump tower.
    DuSable bridge offers terrific city views standing in the middle of Magnificent Mile.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Serina J
    1 contribution
    HUGE fan of the show and it was surreal to see the firehouse up close. We first came to the house and took a bunch of pictures out front. It was a pretty chilly and windy day so the doors were closed and we didn’t see any employees- I definitely wanted to see the inside so we called the firehouse and asked if it was possible to get a tour. They were super nice! Keith showed us around and gave us all the insides on the show. It was an amazing experience. I highly recommend it. For anyone in the same boat as I was, Keith said the firehouse is always open just ring the doorbell by any of the side doors and come in.
    Also FYI when I first pulled up to the house I was thrown off bc it literally says 51 on the doors even though it’s engine 18.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • Lois C
    4 contributions
    My husband and I visited Chicago for our 55th wedding anniversary trip. It was our first vacation since COVID, and we have always wanted to see the city. We stayed in the Hampton Inn hotel in the theater district. It was very convenient to public transportation and was in walking distance to many attractions. We had some cold rainy weather which prevented us from taking the Sunday boat tour to hear the history of the architecture of the buildings, but we went to the Field Museum, had a Chicago style hotdog, visited Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, tour of Wrigley Field, and had a delicious deep dish pizza. We spent a wonderful day at the Chicago Art Institute, as well. The Skydeck in the Willis Tower was a highlight for us both! Our son who has been to Chicago with his wife and famiky twice, helped us plan a great trip.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • CaptTrouble
    Hudson, WI7,878 contributions
    My husband and I were on a long walk to the Art Institute and HAD to stop and photograph this building in the daytime. We had seen it in the evening on the Sunset Architecture Boat Cruise a couple of years ago, but now we could admire it from across the street.

    Designed by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects, the balconies are designed to look like waves with no two alike. It opened in 2010 and is 859 feet high.
    Written 2 January 2020
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  • Robert L
    Amherst, MA1,503 contributions
    I walked by this mosaic a few times and didn't pay much attention until I read about it on TA.
    Today I stopped and really looked at it. Very interesting and nicely protected from the elements by the city.
    Written 10 May 2021
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,646 contributions
    Many people aren't even aware that the Chicago Pedway exists. And if they are, they probably haven't experienced the system for only a few blocks. The Chicago Pedway is a network of underground tunnels, ground-level concourses and bridges connecting skyscrapers, retail stores, hotels and train stations throughout the central business district of Chicago. Construction of the pedway began in 1951 and has continued ever since. Today, with a length of more than 40 downtown blocks, it contains shops, restaurants, hotels, commercial and government buildings and banks and helps pedestrians to navigate from one side of the city to the other in inclement weather. The oldest portions of the pedway, aside from the interiors of some buildings, are the corridors between State and Dearborn Streets, linking Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line and Blue Line stations at Washington and Lake Streets and at Jackson Street. The smaller but more elaborate eastern section of the pedway, connecting the Illinois Center buildings, Hyatt Regency, Fairmont Hotel, Swissotel and Aqua, are indirectly accessible from the main pedway network. Once described as a "confusing underground labyrinth" by one architectural critic, the pedway has become more user-friendly with maps and direction-finders. You can even arrange for a walking tour of the pedway, complete with secrets of the Loop.
    Written 21 May 2022
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