Destination Guide

Chicago

It's time you get to know Chicago. Known as the "Windy City", Chicago has outshined its turbulent climate to become a premier destination for both tourists and business professionals. Get a new perspective on this historic metropolis from an observatory perched more than 1,000 feet in the sky, tour its countless architectural landmarks, or visit the set of your favorite talk show. Whether you're interested in history, music, art, sports, or anything in between, Chicago is the perfect destination.

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Entertainment

Sears Tower Skydeck - Chicago

Get the best view in the city from the Sears Tower Skydeck, located 1,353 feet above street level. Exhibits showcasing historic events and characters in Chicago culture adorn the interior of this unique attraction.
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The Oprah Winfrey Show - Chicago

You don't have to be a celebrity to visit Oprah. See your favorite stars live on the set of this pioneering television show where the famous host tackles the hottest current topics.
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Rosemont Theatre - Rosemont

You'll get an unobstructed view of Broadway musicals and theatrical productions from your plush seat in the lavish Rosemont Theatre. See world-class entertainers such as Art Garfunkel live perform at this extravagant venue.
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The Hancock Observatory - Chicago

Get a bird's eye view of Chicago from Hancock Observatory, located 1,000 feet above the city. Feel the wind through your hair on the open-air skywalk, take an audio tour, or stop by the History Wall to learn more about how Chicago evolved into a thriving metropolis.
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Museums

Chicago Children's Museum - Chicago

Step into a world of fun-filled adventure at the Chicago Children's Museum. Stroll through the giant-sized insects and flowers of the Big Back Yard, or learn more about weather while riding The Magic School Bus.
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Botanic Garden - Glencoe

From the prairies of the Midwest, to the courtyards of England, the 26 individual habitats of the Chicago Botanic Garden demonstrate the beauty of nature through variety. Tour gardens such as the Aquatic Garden, English Walled Garden, Japanese Garden, Sensory Garden and more.
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Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago

Explore a fascinating collection of more than 30 exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry, where science comes to life through interactive education. Exhibits explain everything from the complexities of the human body, to the marvels of engineering. The museum also features an Omnimax theater that offers cinematic adventures for guests of all ages.
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Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum - Chicago

See what makes the first planetarium in the Western hemisphere more than just a historic landmark. In addition to a renowned collection of astronomy artifacts, the Adler Planetarium and Museum features state-of-the-art computer technology enabling visitors to catch some of the most spectacular views in the universe.
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Amusement

Navy Pier - Chicago

Tour historic buildings, take a sunset stroll with beautiful views of the Chicago skyline, or dine at a quaint restaurant all from Chicago's flourishing Navy Pier. Originally constructed in 1916 as a shipping facility, this landmark district has evolved into a popular attraction for visitors and Chicago natives alike.
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Brookfield Zoo - Brookfield

There's always something new waiting for you at Brookfield Zoo. From King Cobras to Kangaroos, you'll find animals in all shapes and sizes. Be sure to catch speaker Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, also known as the "Indiana Jones of wildlife science", in the Spring Lecture Series during your visit.
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Laser Quest - Hoffman Estates

Be a modern day warrior and defeat your foes using high-tech laser tag equipment in a complex multi-level battlezone. Laser Quest offers an exhilarating laser tag experience with special lighting, fog effects, and intense music.
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Waterworks - Schaumburg

Plunge, drift, or dive into fun-filled time at Waterworks! Try one of the three breathtaking slides, coast down the rapid water channel, leap into the diving pool, or simply relax in the soothing whirlpool.
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Night Life

Metropolis Performing Arts Center - Arlington Heights

Sit back and enjoy brilliant shows featuring premier artists in theater, dance, and music at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center. The Odd Couple, Where the Wild Things Are, and A Midsummer Night's Dream are just a few of the acts on stage this spring.
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Noble Horse Dinner Theatre - Chicago

Enjoy a truly unique dining experience while witnessing precision horsemanship at the Noble Horse Dinner Theatre. This restored 19th Century venue hosts events including "Cinderella on Horseback" and the "Quadrille" horse festival.
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The Second City - Chicago

A launching pad for comedic legends such as Mike Meyers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and John Belushi, The Second City continues to offer top-notch performances. This landmark comedy club features nightly shows and is host to other special events.
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The Wild Hare - Chicago

Considered the "Reggae Capitol of America", The Wild Hare features live music every night of the week. Artists such as Carl Brown, Aswah Gregori, Dub Dis, and Zeleke are just a few of the regular performers on stage.
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Shopping

Deer Park Town Center - Deer Park

With over 60 stores in a dramatic open-air environment, the Deer Park Town Center provides shoppers with exceptional variety in a convenient location. Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret, J. Crew, and Banana Republic are among the stores that reside in this shopping paradise.
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Woodfield Mall - Schaumburg

Sample a fine collection of more than 300 department stores, specialty shops, and restaurants at Woodfield Mall. From Ann Taylor to Zales, you'll find everything from modern fashion to jewelry at this popular shopping attraction.
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Oakbrook Center - Oak Brook

Conveniently located just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, Oakbrook Center is one of Illinois top-rated shopping destinations. This extravagant outdoor facility offers more than 160 upscale shops and restaurants in a flourishing open-air environment.
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Broadway Antique Market (BAM!) - Chicago

Visit Chicago's #1 antique destination featuring items from more than 75 individual dealers. There's an excellent chance you'll find what you are looking for at this enormous antique market.
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