Chicago Attractions

There’s no better way to explore Chicago than by taking advantage of the multitude of attractions, events, tours, and recreational activities happening throughout the city, every single day. Whether you’re here for business or vacation travel, you’ll never be bored with so many things to do in Chicago!

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The United Center

The United Center hosts over 200 sports and concert events each year. Some of the events have included The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, U2, The Who, The 3 Tenors, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and Disney on Ice.


The United Center
1901 W. Madison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
(312) 455-4500
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Congress Theater

The Congress Theater is a 3,500-capacity live music venue that has featured everyone from Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis – to Billy Idol, Snoop Dogg and Prince.

Congress Theater
2135 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago IL 60647
(773) 276-1235
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. In collaboration with the best conductors and guest artists on the international music scene, the CSO performs well over one hundred concerts each year at its downtown home, Symphony Center, and at the Ravinia Festival on Chicago’s North Shore.


Music lovers outside Chicago enjoy the sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through best-selling recordings and frequent sold-out tour performances in the United States and around the globe.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
220 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
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Adler Planetarium

Visit the Adler’s three theaters and numerous exhibitions for an unforgettable space science experience. The Adler Planetarium is more than sky shows. The exhibitions span a variety of space science topics and allow for hands on exploration by visitors of all ages.

Adler Planetarium
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public.

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.

Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
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Sky Deck Chicago

Step outside the tallest building in the western hemisphere and the third tallest in the world. At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from Skydeck.

Sky Deck Chicago
233 S. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
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Shedd Aquarium

Strap a mask and flippers onto your imagination and chart a course to Shedd Aquarium. Have you ever gotten eye-to-eye with a dolphin? Or met a penguin on a stroll to the South Pole? Or immersed yourself in an Amazon flooded forest? At Shedd, it’s all possible.

John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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