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It’s a little mind-blowing arriving on the site of Chicago’s Museum Campus. Gorgeous neoclassical buildings set within verdant landscapes, and the gentle lapping of Lake Michigan’s waves make this a dream-like excursion to the realm of history, nature, science and culture. 

Buckingham Fountain Chicago Grant Park

Over the past 170 years, Chicago has played host to a range of royalty from all over the world. One of the more momentous visits was by Queen Elizabeth II on July 26, 1959, when she arrived by yacht for a whirlwind 14-hour tour of the city led by then Mayor Richard J. Daley, Governor William Stratton and other prominent persons. The next time you plan an outing to Chicago's lakefront, visit the historic spot in Grant Park yourself, aptly named "Queen's Landing."

Fall Family Fun at The Field Museum

Monday, September 12, 2016 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

The Field Museum Chicago Since 1893, The Field Museum has been wowing visitors with its amazing collection of specimens and artifacts. From beloved Sue, the largest, best-preserved, and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, to one of the largest collections of diamonds and gems in the world, the museum offers a never-ending list of amazing things to discover within its historic walls. This fall, the Field Museum is hosting so many interesting events — from a bird spotting excursion to an open-air market of its very own — that a visit or two is a must-do.

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