Sights & landmarks in Theater District

Top 10 Landmarks in Theater District (Chicago)

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  • eve99999
    Washington DC, DC5 contributions
    We joined a free tour leaving from the cultural center and had a blast! Alan, our guide, was exceptional. Super knowledgeable and kind, he showed us around the center and the Loop. We also went inside a few buildings and he spoke about the history, art, and architecture of the city. Would highly recommend. It’s great that it’s free and accessible to all!
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • joe-chicago-23
    Chesterfield, MO928 contributions
    It's huge, it covers a full city block. Plenty of selections, not a lot of help. I'm glad it's still open following the closing of the Water Tower Place store.
    Written 26 July 2021
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  • Diana R
    Birch Run, MI1,932 contributions
    Not very far out of the way off Michigan Avenue is the Picasso statue. My daughter & I recently visited Chicago and we both love Picasso, so we had to take the short walk to see it. It's a lot bigger than I thought it would be. We both enjoyed seeing it.
    Written 7 July 2021
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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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  • TeamWard
    Nottingham, UK4,964 contributions
    Yet another iconic building, art-deco style and reminded me of a mini Empire state building in the style and shape, worth finding and staring up at it.
    Written 20 October 2019
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  • Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
    Los Angeles, CA7,186 contributions
    I stopped by for Saturday afternoon mass during a recent layover. The church is modern and beautiful, with clean lines and gorgeous artwork. It's run by the Franciscan order and serves a growing Loop population. Was very glad I happened by. Lovely organ music, too.
    Written 1 February 2020
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  • Karen C
    St. John's, Canada3,016 contributions
    I enjoy visiting churches on my trips. This one was just begging to be visited because it is a skyscraper church.
    The church is on the ground floor and is quite modest but the steeple is on top of the skyscraper.
    I missed the tour of the sky chapel - next time!
    Written 17 April 2019
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  • Brendan S
    Arlington, VA1,297 contributions
    This museum is devoted to the history of the Chicago River and its raised bridges. It’s located in one of the bridge towers and includes a view of the gears and ingenious counterweight system that allow the bridge to operate. There are tiny galleries on each level with panels about the bridge, the terraforming of the river, how it became polluted and then cleaned over time. There’s more than I expected and it is free on Sundays. One star deducted for a climate change panel that notes how Chicago - where snow in April is common - will suffer from higher average temperatures that will lead to more hot summer days. Anyone trying to convince me that warmer Chicago weather would be a bad thing is pushing an agenda, not providing information.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Jennifer B
    Detroit, MI5,602 contributions
    It's a bunch of headless and armless installations..........like a BUNCH.
    It's easy to see them from the street.

    It is not fully paved around them.

    I guess I think it'd be a little cooler if there wasn't as many.

    I mean it's definitely neat to see but nothing I would go out of my way for.
    Written 15 August 2021
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  • Curt E
    Wayzata, MN46 contributions
    A visit to the Christmas market is a perfect way to get into the holiday season. There are tons of holiday related present ideas. We buy beautiful ornaments for the family while enjoying some tasty Gluhwein!
    Written 8 December 2019
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  • liverpool1023
    London, UK762 contributions
    Across from the Picasso sculpture. This 40 foot statue is a notable Miro work in terms of size and style.
    Written 7 March 2020
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,645 contributions
    Native Chicagoans, like me, remember when State State in downtown Chicago was known as The Great Street, before there was a Magnificent Mile on the north side of the Chicago River. It was the street of Marshall Field's, the Chicago Theater, the Palmer House and Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company. Today, Carson's is known as the Sullivan Center, a 943,944-square-foot, three-building complex that houses the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and national retailer Target. Located at 1 South State Street, at the corner of East Madison Street, the structure is mostly known for its architecture. It was designed by Louis Sullivan in 1899 for a retail firm. Another famous architect, Daniel Burnham, also did work on the building. It is remarkable for its steel-framed construction, which allowed a dramatic increase in window area created by bay-wide windows, which in turn allowed for the greatest amount of daylight into the building interiors. The design was the first use of what became known as the Chicago window. At street level, the broad expanses of glass allowed for larger displays of merchandise to outside pedestrian traffic, creating the idea of the sidewalk showcase. Sullivan designed the unique corner entry to be seen from both State and Madison. The attractive ornamentation above the entrance gave the store an elegant and unique persona important to the building's competition with neighboring stores, including Marshall Field's. It was designated a Chicago Landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
    Written 22 October 2020
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  • Martin S
    Cranford, NJ1,530 contributions
    Walking the Riverwalk one day, I came across the Vietnam Veterans Foundation and the sign Chicago Remembers. These drew me to look more closely at the memorial.

    The Fountain, plaques with names of the fallen and the overall setting and location made me feel good about how the city has honored these great people who gave their lives for our country.

    I am glad I discovered this place and would recommend a visit.
    Written 17 July 2019
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  • TeamWard
    Nottingham, UK4,964 contributions
    Yet another iconic Chicago riverside building is the London Guarantee, as splendid has the Wrigley building on the opposite side of the river, worth a viewing.
    Written 20 October 2019
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  • Karen C
    St. John's, Canada3,016 contributions
    I love photographing cool architecture. If you do too, you must go to this building.

    The atrium is huge and impressive. Bring a wide angle lens! I used a fisheye lens and it was perfect.

    Quick to walk to from the Clark/Lake train station.
    Written 17 April 2019
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