Famous Chicago Attractions to See

While many people choose to visit Chicago for our exciting nightlife, music scene and great shopping, there are a number of other famous attractions and landmarks that are worth checking out.

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Did you know that Chicago’s own Adler Planetarium is America’s first planetarium? With a wide variety of exhibits, the Adler Planetarium has set itself apart from the rest with different activities that vary throughout the year, including the famous Adler After Dark series.

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The Shedd Aquarium has been open since 1930 and was once the largest aquarium in the world. With over 1,500 species, the Shedd is an attraction not to be missed. Check out their website for information on special exhibits and discounted admission days.

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Not only is Soldier Field home of the Chicago Bears, but it’s also a concert haven for music fans. Some of the biggest names in music from Taylor Swift to Beyonce have performed multiple nights at Soldier Field. The stadium holds a number of events throughout the year and has a capacity of 61,500.

Check out this article on Thrillist for more great attractions to visit in Illinois.

Happy exploring!