Did you know that Chicago is the home of the world’s only backward-flowing river? Or that the very first skyscraper was built here? Or that it houses the world’s most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton? (Its name is Sue.)
Known for its iconic architecture and the impressive depth of its pizza dishes, Chicago looms over the crossroads of the country’s heartland. If you’ve ever heard of Sears Tower, Wrigley Field, or impressively-adorned hot dogs, then you know that Chicago is as American as it gets. From its humble beginnings as a trading post to its boom years as a railway hub and meatpacking center, Chicago long ago evolved into one of the largest and most influential cities in the Midwest, and a major player on the world stage.
This sprawling metropolis hugs the crescent-shaped shoreline of Lake Michigan and is pierced by twin branches of the Chicago River. It is a constant hub of activity as visitors choose from countless activities and attractions in and around Chicago.
Defined by its iconic sights, renowned architecture, and legendary cuisine, Chicago is a city with world-class attractions and curiosities on display all in a convenient collection by the shores of sparkling Lake Michigan. No matter your taste or interests, you will find there is never a dull moment in Chicago.
The Wonders of the Windy City
Take in a world-class show at the Cadillac Palace or applaud your favorite vocalists in a powerful performance at the iconic Madison Square Garden. Stroll down the Magnificent Mile, where you will encounter a dizzying array of shopping and entertainment on this cosmopolitan strip. Admire the magnificence of the Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hempishere.