Tourist Attractions in Chicago

Welcome to the Windy City! We here at SeatGeek would hate to see you miss out on making the most of your stay, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. We’ve even included maps. We’re so thoughtful! Anyway, scroll down the page to check out some of your options. Happy traveling!

Chicago Attractions Map

If you’re just looking for general attractions around downtown, this is the map for you. We’ve marked a few places that we think you should see: the Art Intsitute of Chicago, a great art museum; Second City, one of Chicago’s most famous improv comedy clubs; Millennium Park; Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs; the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum at Lake Michigan; the Magnificent Mile, the city’s most famous stretch of shopping real estate; the Cloud Gate, the iconic sculpture at the top of this post; the Chicago Cultural Center, a free museum that shows off some of Chicago’s coolest history and cultural achievements; Willis Tower (AKA Sears Tower), the tallest building in the U.S. (visit the observation deck!); and Navy Pier, a cool space that plays host to other attractions like the Chicago Children’s Museum and Shakespeare Theatre.

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Free Chicago Attractions Map

Looking to explore Chicago on a shoestring? Chek out our list of free attractions! We’ve marked a few on the map here: Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain; Millennium Park; Navy Pier; the Chicago Botanic Garden, which can be a great escape from urban life; the current location of Shakespeare Project performances; the Chicago Cultural Center; Lincoln Park Zoo; the University of Chicago‘s Smart Museum of Art; and Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.

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Chicago Kids’ Attractions Map

Bringing the family along? We’ve got a list of kids’ attractions for you! Our map here features the Chicago Children’s Museum; Lincoln Park Zoo; Grant Park; Millennium Park, where you and your little ones can ice skate in the winter; the John G. Shedd Aquarium; and the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, which children always seem to love. We’ve also included a few seasonal attractions/events: the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and Winter Wonderfest.

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Chicago Museums Map

Are you an art, nature, or history junkie? We’ve got you covered. Our Chicago museum map (below) features the Art Intsitute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, The Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, the John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

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