Attractions

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

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25 best sights and attractions in Chicago

Check out iconic venues and historical sightseeing spots

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Willis Tower Skydeck and city sights tour

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

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Chicago architecture river cruise

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

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Private helicopter tour

Discover all of Chicago’s top sights from great heights

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Lake Michigan speed boat ride

Feel the need for speed?

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The best Chicago tours

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The best food tours

Sample Chicago's best eats in a single afternoon

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Bars

Chicago brewery tours

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

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The best boat tours

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

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The best Chicago tours

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

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Factory tours

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

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Chicago attractions by neighborhood

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Lincoln Park

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Wicker Park and Bucktown

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Hyde Park

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Logan Square

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Attractions for kids

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Chicago parks guide

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

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Kids

The best playgrounds for water features

When you need to soak, you need to soak

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The best playgrounds in Chicago

Swings, slides, climbing structures, mazes and more!

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Water parks near Chicago

Make a splash!

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The best museums in Chicago

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10 best Chicago museums

Stay in the Loop or travel across the city

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Free museum days in Chicago

See the latest exhibits for free

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13 best free art museums and galleries

Fill an entire day at the best price

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Chicago's top children's museums

Find the best institutions fit for kids

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The best parks in Chicago

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Grant Park

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

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Lincoln Park

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

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Millennium Park

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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Humboldt Park

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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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