Situated on the South-western shoreline of Lake Michigan, Chicago is the largest city of the state of Illinois, in United States. In terms of population, it is the third largest city of the country. There are several reasons behind the city being known as ‘windy city’, one of the most significant causes is the incessant cool breezes received from the lake. There are many places of attractions all over the city, among them the top attractions are listed here.
The half-mile long Navy Pier is one of the top tourist destinations with several dining and shopping opportunities. This favorite tourist spot has exquisite park lands and gardens, along with plenty of amusements like 150-foot Ferris wheel, amphitheater, carousel etc. Inside the complex you will find the IMAX theater, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows and The Chicago Children Museum.
Millennium Park is another popular attraction of the city, where you will find a collage of extraordinary art, sculpture, landscape and architecture. Particularly, the gigantic Cloud Gate sculpture made with stainless-steel, presents a fish-eye panoramic view of the city’s skyline. The interactive Crown Fountain is another interesting piece of art, built with two towering glass fountains. In addition to these, there are several artistic things to enjoy like BP Bridge, Lurie Garden etc.
Willis Tower or formerly known as Sears Tower is the fifth tallest free-standing structure of world, having 108 stories. A 70-second lift ride will take you to the Sky-deck, in 103rd floor. Here you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the city and the lake. The new attraction of Sky-deck is the transparent glass box, ‘The Ledge’, which comes out 4 ft from the building. Here you can get a feel of sky walking at a height of 1300ft above the ground.
John Hancock Center or Hancock Tower is another tall building with 100 floors. The observation gallery on the 94th floor offers more scenic view of the lake. A famous restaurant Signature Room is located on the 95th floor, where you can enjoy best food and drinks while enjoying the sunset over the city’s skyline.
Lincoln Park Zoo is a famous family attraction of the city in the midst of the skyscrapers, having a collection of more than 1000 mammals, birds and reptiles. Several interactive events take place each and every day, through which you can enrich your knowledge about the animal world.