The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Recognized for its curatorial efforts and popularity among visitors, the museum hosts approximately 1.5 million guests annually.
The Bloomingdale Line was a 2.7-mile (4.3 km) elevated railroad running east-west on the northwest side of Chicago. In 2015, the City of Chicago converted it into an elevated greenway called The Bloomingdale Trail, which forms the backbone of the larger parks and trail network called The 606.
Exhibitions. The Field Museum is home to many exciting permanent exhibitions including SUE the T. rex, Inside Ancient Egypt, Evolving Planet and the Lions of Tsavo. Special exhibitions are hosted at the Museum for a limited time only, so be sure to catch them while they're here. All ticketed exhibitions require the purchase of an All-Access Pass.
Shedd Aquarium, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, gratefully acknowledges the sustaining contributions of the people of Chicago, State of Illinois and Chicago Park District. Shedd is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and Humane Conservation Certified by American Humane.
Chicago's Adler Planetarium is America's first planetarium and a premiere resource for inspiring the next generation of space explorers. Chicago's Adler Planetarium is America's first planetarium and a premiere resource for inspiring the next generation of space explorers.
360 CHICAGO observation deck, located 1000 feet above the famed Magnificent Mile in the iconic John Hancock Building, offers breathtaking 360 degrees views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan. 360 Chicago observation deck is also home of TILT – Chicago’s highest thrill ride – an enclosed moving platform that literally tilts you out over Michigan Avenue from the 94th Floor.
Navy Pier, a not-for-profit landmark Originally completed in 1916 as part of Daniel Burnham's plan for Chicago, Navy Pier is an iconic city landmark inspiring discovery and wonder. Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million visitors have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences.