Chicago, the world famous Windy City, has so many things to do for locals and visitors alike that it can be difficult to decide what to do first. There are many great museums and attractions. The following is a sampling of some of the best things you can do to while on your vacation.
Sears Tower Skydeck
The Skydeck is located on the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower and offers an unparalleled view of the entire city. On clear days, it is even possible to see up to fifty miles away, into the states of Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan. Aside from the great view, the Skydeck also offers a number of exhibits detailing the history or the city and some of her more famous characters.
Museum of Science and Industry
Located on Lake Shore Drive, this museum is one of the most popular destinations for people who are visiting Chicago, as well as those who already call the city home. There is always something new to do at the museum, as the exhibits are always growing and changing. It is a great stop for both kids and adults.
Lincoln Park Zoo
This is one of the oldest zoos in the country, created all the way back in 1868. It has kept up with all of the latest advances in zoology, however, and it is one of the most modern, state of the art, zoos in existence. Visitors can see jaguars, gorillas, and a number of other wild animals as well as take relaxing rides on the paddleboats or the carousel.
Six Flags Great America
This theme park is located just north of Chicago, and offers thrill rides galore. It is open from May to October, and offers far more than just roller coasters and rides for the adrenaline junkies in the family. There are also family rides and slower rides for the smaller children. In addition, there are quite a few shows and even concerts put on by the theme park. Most families will find a lot to keep them busy at the park.
Located on Chicago's Museum Campus is the world's largest aquarium. It boasts more than 8000 marine animals and more than 700 different species. Visitors can expect to see dolphins, whales, sharks, stingrays, and more. There are also Habitat Chats, where visitors can learn all about the different aquatic creatures, where they live, and what they eat. It is a fun and educational experience.
No visit to Chicago would be complete without a visit to Millennium Park, located in the heart of downtown Chicago. From Crown Fountain to the Kapoor Sculpture and the Lurie Garden, the park is one of the most impressive landmarks the city has to offer.
Chicago is a large, multicultural city that has plenty of great entertainment opportunities for everyone. No matter your taste, from those looking to take in all the cultural aspects of the city to those who are looking to have a great time at Six Flags, you'll find something to love.