Winter in Chicago can be cold and downright brutal, but it doesn't have to be a dreary experience. There are plenty of reasons to leave your house and explore Chicago attractions during the tourist off-season—many are even more fun (and probably less crowded) when there's snow on the ground. Tear yourself away from your favorite bar or restaurant fireplace, bundle up and plan an outing to one of these warm, inviting local destinations. From movie theaters to cocktail bars to plant-filled conservatories, we've assembled 10 Chicago attractions that are even better in the winter.
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