is a major transportation hub that craves for commerce.
Chicago is well known to be the meeting place between western and eastern United
States. Chicago grew from a very small city to a very large metropolis in only
a couple decades. In 1871, after the great fire , Chicago rebounded and revitalized
into the strong natured city it is today. Chicago is home to many different sports
teams which include the Chicago Bears, Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Places to consider eating at are: Superdawg or Gold Coast Dogs, they have a true
classic Chicago taste.If you love pizza, a slice of Chicago-style pizza at Gino's
East or Pizzeria Uno (or Due) is highly recommended. Hotels in Chicago are very
classy and have great service. Chicago is known for its friendly atmosphere and
getting directions from one of the locals should be very easy. If theme parks
are of interest you will want to check out 6 Flags Great America.
Chicago Quick Facts:
Population: 2.8 million
Area: 230 sq mi (600 sq km)
Elevation: 580ft (175m)
Time Zone: Central Time
The Sears Tower was the world’s tallest building until the Kuala Lumpur
building in Malayasia was erected in 1996. The Sears tower is still the tallest
building in North America. If you would like to go to the 103rd floor of the
sky deck tickets are as follows: Adults 12-64 $9.50 Senior 65+ $7.75 Youth 3-11
$6.75 Children under 3: Free
One of Chicago’s finest shopping centers, Marshall Fields has over 500
departments to choice from. The shopping center was built from 1892 and 1907.
If you like to shop, this mall is definitely going to be a worthwhile adventure
for you to explore.
The Magnificent Mile is named for its high class shops on each side of the Chicago
River and Oak Streets. The Wrigley building, this is the headquarters of the
famous chewing gum company, lights up the south end. You will also see the enormous
100 story John Hancock building.
The loop is in the central downtown core of Chicago and provides easy access
to many different malls, 19th century structures and many different attractions
including malls, museums, and much more. The loop got its name in the 1800’s
when Chicago had its cable car system.
Chicago Children’s Museum
This museum is one of the largest children orientated museums in North America.
It has over 57,000 square feet. This unique museum features a kid-sized neighborhood
including a bakery, service station, and construction site, plus over 15 permanent
exhibits to experience.There is plenty for your kids to explore. Admission is:
Children and Adults: $7 Seniors $6 Children Under One Free
The Chicago Art museum
The Chicago Art museum has over 300,000 pieces of art some excellent examples
are A Sunday Afternoon on La Grand Jatte 1884 by Georges Seurat, American Gothic
by Grant Wood, Nighthawks by Edward Hopper, and a collection of paintings by
Claud Monet. The museum has been operational since 1893, and best of all it
is free. This is truly a magnifiscent experience and donations are accepted.
Hours are as follows: Monday 10:30-4:30 Tuesday 10:30-8:00 Wednesday 10:30-4:30
Thursday 10:30-4:30 Friday 10:30-4:30 Saturday 10:00-5:00 Sunday 10:00-5:00.