Almost the tallest building in the United States, the Willis Tower dominates the Chicago skyline. There is controversy between Chicago and New York as to whether the new World Trade Center is really taller than the Willis Tower, or if the spire is just an antenna.
Opened in 1930 the Shedd Aquarium located downtown Chicago at 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, is one of the best and biggest aquariums in the United States. Definitely a must see in Chicago, especially for families with children.
This 3,300 foot long pier on Lake Michigan was built in 1916 and boasts a giant Ferris Wheel and Musical Carousel. There’s also the Chicago Children’s museum, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, and the tall ship Windy.
Top 3 Things to Do In Chicago
Eat Deep Dish Pizza
If there’s one thing Chicago is known for, other than a lot of wind, it’s deep dish pizza. Chicago style pizza is a thick crust filled with meat, cheese, and vegetables all stuffed into a cast iron skillet. Marinara sauce is poured over the top before the heavyweight pie is baked to perfection.
Grab a Hot Dog
In Chicago hot dogs can be purchased almost everywhere and are quite unique in their construction. An all-beef hot dog, yellow mustard, white onion, sweet pickle relish, peppers, tomatoes, dill pickle spears, and celery salt all stuffed into a poppy seed bun. One thing it doesn’t have—catsup.
Field Museum of Natural History
Located at 1400 South Lake Shore Drive downtown Chicago is one of the premier natural history museums in the country, and is also one of the largest museums in the United States. The Field Museum is the home to Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in the country.