Attractions

Our guide to Chicago attractions will help you plan your city sightseeing

25 best sights and attractions in Chicago
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25 best sights and attractions in Chicago

Check out iconic venues and historical sightseeing spots

50 most beautiful buildings in Chicago
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50 most beautiful buildings in Chicago

See the most exemplary architecture in Chicago

15 ugliest buildings in downtown Chicago
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15 ugliest buildings in downtown Chicago

Some buildings just beg for the bulldozer

101 things to do in Chicago
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101 things to do in Chicago

Chicago is a city filled with possibilities

Book tour and attraction tickets

Willis Tower Skydeck and city sights tour

Willis Tower Skydeck and city sights tour

See classic Chicago sights from up high, then cruise the streets and iconic waterway

Chicago architecture river cruise

Chicago architecture river cruise

Experience one of the world’s most beautiful cities from the river

Private helicopter tour

Private helicopter tour

Discover all of Chicago’s top sights from great heights

Lake Michigan speed boat ride

Lake Michigan speed boat ride

Feel the need for speed?

The best Chicago tours

The best food tours
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The best food tours

Sample Chicago's best eats in a single afternoon

Chicago brewery tours
Bars

Chicago brewery tours

Find you inner beer geek (and drink some suds) at more than a dozen local breweries

The best boat tours
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The best boat tours

Most of the city's architectural attractions look better from a boat on the river

The best Chicago tours
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The best Chicago tours

Discover Chicago's attractions, architecture, history and culture on these top tours

Factory tours
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Factory tours

Behind the scenes tours for those who want to see how the sausage is made

Chicago attractions by neighborhood

Lincoln Park
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Lincoln Park

Wicker Park and Bucktown
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Wicker Park and Bucktown

Hyde Park
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Hyde Park

Logan Square
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Logan Square

Attractions for kids

Chicago parks guide
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Chicago parks guide

Visit a welcome oasis of calm in the midst of the concrete jungle

The best playgrounds for water features
Kids

The best playgrounds for water features

When you need to soak, you need to soak

The best playgrounds in Chicago
Kids

The best playgrounds in Chicago

Swings, slides, climbing structures, mazes and more!

Water parks near Chicago
Kids

Water parks near Chicago

Make a splash!

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The best museums in Chicago

10 best Chicago museums: Top institutions to visit in Chicago
Museums

10 best Chicago museums: Top institutions to visit in Chicago

 These well-respected institutions are among the top Chicago attractions, offering informative and inspiring encounters with art, history, science and culture, not to mention noteworthy architecture

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums
Kids

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums

Take advantage of these year-round free museum days at the top cultural institutions in Chicago

The best contemporary art galleries in Chicago
Art

The best contemporary art galleries in Chicago

Whether in Pilsen, River North, West Loop, Wicker Park or elsewhere, Chicago boasts a variety of venues to see original artwork by up-and-coming, emerging and established artists

Chicago's top children's museums
Kids

Chicago's top children's museums

A great children's museum can be a total life-saver when the weather turns and your kid's played with every toy in the basement

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The best parks in Chicago

Grant Park
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Grant Park

Explore the gardens, fountains and fields of Chicago's "front yard" 

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Lincoln Park
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Lincoln Park

Boasting a zoo, a conservatory and a cultural center, this North Side park is a beast

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Millennium Park
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Millennium Park

Take a selfie in "The Bean" or see a free concert at this popular downtown park

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Humboldt Park
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Humboldt Park

One of the most scenic spots on the Northwest Side contains ponds, gardens and a historic boathouse

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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