Are you traveling to Chicago for business or a short vacation? Do you live in the Chicagoland area but need something to do this weekend? If you do, read on and check out some near-free Chicago attractions you must see.
There are hundreds of things to do in Chicago. If you have kids or just love animals, why not start with a visit to the zoo? Chicago has two major zoos. There is the Brookfield Zoo to the west of Chicago and the Lincoln Park Zoo to the north of Chicago. Both are highly acclaimed zoos with thousands of animals.
Do you like museums? The Museum of Science and Industry is a must see. It is one of the largest science museums in the Western Hemisphere. It is an interactive museum with thousands of hands-on exhibits for you to experience. Take the kids or become a kid at the Science Museum.
The Art Institute of Chicago is another must-see on Chicago’s list of popular attractions. They have an extensive art collection housed in a beautiful building in a great location. It is truly a world-class museum that houses some of the most famous pieces in the world. If you love or just like art, you must go to this museum.
The last must see I’ll talk about is the Sears Tower. From the Skydeck at the Sears Tower, you can see all of Chicago. It is an impressive sight. Until 1996, the 110-story building was the tallest in the world and at 1,454 feet tall, it dominates the Chicago skyline. The Skydeck itself is 1,353 feet high and is the highest observation point in the city. A must see for sure.
As you can see, there are many things to do in this exciting city. We have only scratched the surface of what Chicago has to offer. Most of the main attractions are inexpensive, which shows that you don’t need to spend a fortune to have a good time. So visit some of the attractions and enjoy your visit to Chicago or rediscover your city.