Theater District Attractions

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  • WeGoOut
    Peabody, MA227 contributions
    This beautiful building is located just across the street from Millennium Park and The Bean. Formerly the Chicago Public Library, the architecture is spectacular. The interior halls are decorated with mosaics and stained glass designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

    In addition to the artwork and historical displays, the Center is a peaceful place to take a break. Best of all, admission is free.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Lori
    Rosemont, IL5 contributions
    We were at the Chicago Theatre for a comedy show. The Theatre is gorgeous and worth the time to view the ornate decor. Our seats were on the main floor, and due to the acoustics, the sound was perfectly clear.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Lynn M
    Houston, TX2,505 contributions
    My husband and I spent two hours here and loved it. If you love to read, you should enjoy this. The museum is on the second floor (take note of the gorgeous elevator doors). It is all on one floor with different theme rooms. I took lots of photos of books, titles and author names I want to read. I focused on those I have not read or heard of versus those that I have read (Bradbury, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, etc.). I focused a lot on women authors and African American authors. I loved the interactive displays. I really loved that they had a lot of real books that you can pick up, open and get a flavor for the book. I wish we had this museum in our hometown as it could fit right in in any city in the U.S.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Addee Murray
    10 contributions
    Lots of good restaurants along the river and a wide variety of food. Lots of places to sit. Was saddened by the number of homeless people.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Rita A
    7 contributions
    Such a beautiful theater! The ushers and staff here were awesome. So friendly and helpful. The concession staff was fast and even the lady working the elevator was nice.
    Written 23 March 2022
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  • DIane
    WIsconsin125 contributions
    Beautiful old theater, we were told ahead of time some seats may have obstructed views so I was very careful with our seat selection. We were in the mezzanine row G aisle seat and 3 more, we all liked the seating, we were center stage. There is an elevator but it is small, we climbed the 3 levels of steps, gets a bit crowded before the doors open so it was pretty tight for a while, beverage sales and merchandise for the musical made it a little congested. We loved this beautiful theater, be aware there is no railing getting down to or up from your seat and It can be a step pitch if you our uneasy at that height, I noticed one women using the aisle seat back to help her. I would choose a seat closer to the door if that would concern you. Great sound system, would definitely return and also booked the adjoining hotel, very convenient!
    Written 18 April 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, MI1,934 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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  • NapervilleTraveller
    Naperville, IL71 contributions
    So glad to see someone else wrote a review about Good Night Oscar! We saw the show this afternoon-what a fabulous piece of work. Everyone does a fantastic job, and Sean Hayes is really great! Go see it before it leaves-as others have stated, vax card, masks and ID required.
    Written 19 March 2022
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  • tkasper3
    Niagara Falls, NY453 contributions
    Oh my God, get ready for spectacular. Every waitress everyone you see is in the show. They bring the action right to your seat and Miss Doily Is a a host that you’ll never forget. Between acts she kept the audience spellbound. You never knew what to expect. Meal courses were served with dancing, singing and jugglers and more. The main acts were dizzying and Awe inspiring. I gasped more than once. And the smooth voices of Cunio and Bethany crooned and bellowed off the walls of the tent giving you the perfect sounds. The band played on and on. Loved it all. Performers were from around the world and from Chicago. You gotta get there soon it’s all gonna be over by September. This is a show you will not want to miss. It’s a real fancy circus but not. It’s one of a kind. Prepare to be delighted. Glad we went
    Written 10 June 2022
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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, UK4,973 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, CA7,199 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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  • Christie V
    Normal, IL7 contributions
    Tickets for this weekly show are best bought online to attend this fabulous evening of fun. The auditorium and its environs are very attractive and comfortable.
    Written 11 November 2019
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