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Top 5 Things To Do in Chicago

By Shauna Connolly

Top 5 Things To Do in Chicago

Chicago is a huge place to explore, so to help you narrow down the top 5 things to do while you’re there, take a look at our top 5 things to do in Chicago list. These five attractions will create great memories and experiences for you to tell all your family and friends about and will last a lifetime too.

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1. Cloud Gate (The Bean)

 

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Take the perfect selfie at the Chicago Cloud Gate (Bean) sculpture with its 168 highly polished stainless steel plates, and capture the beautiful reflection of the of Chicago skyline while you’re at it! Perfect for all of the family and when you’re finished, enjoy the surrounding attractions.

 

2. Skydeck

 

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Scared of heights? Test yourself at the Willis Tower. Take the elevator up 1600 feet in the air and admire the breath taking views of up to 50 miles away, including Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Step out onto the Ledge, a 1.5 inch thick glass floor balcony which extends four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower. Don’t forget to look down!

 

3. Shedd Aquarium

 

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Open to the public since 1930; take a dive down to the Shedd Aquarium and pay a visit to their 32,000 animals ranging from Beluga whales and turtles to otters and sharks! Explore the exhibits such as the Amazon rising and the Caribbean Reef which offer a fun educational experience.

 

4. The Field Museum

 

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Go on a trip back in time and explore the 4 billion years of Life on Earth in The Field Museum’s Evolving Planet. Immerse yourself in history and investigate the remains of the mummies or the bones of Sue, the world’s largest, most complete T. rex.

 

5. Brookfield Zoo

 

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Make sure to visit Brookfield Zoo and its 450 species of animals! Take the time to explore the 216 acres by hopping on board the zoo’s open-air Motor Safari trams and take a narrated tour of the entire zoo. Visit the Big Cats walkway and meet some of the world's largest felines. Welcome to the Jungle!

 

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