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Sharks, dolphins, whales, jellyfish, giant sea turtles, and endless colorful species -- not to mention the building's gorgeous architecture -- make the John G. Shedd Aquarium a feast for the eyes as...
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From sitting on deer skin rugs to fingering primitive snowshoes, kids are immersed in Native American culture at this unique museum. The highlight is the "teaching lodge" on the second floor...
The flagship store of a mini, four-store Chicago-area chain, Toys Etcetera endears shoppers of all ages with its hands-on approach to retail. Toys aplenty are available for the smallest to the tallest, in the form of games...
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What's so special about a Chicago hot dog? Did a cow really start the Great Chicago Fire? What was Chicago like before it was a big city? At the recently...
The Lincoln Park Zoo is free, and while you might not expect much as a result, you'll be pleasantly surprised. North of downtown, just off Lake Shore Drive and offering...
Chicago is known for its world-class museums, but this one -- the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere -- truly stands apart: More than 35,000 artifacts are housed in 400,000...
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The new-ish Chicago Children's Theatre (it mounted its first performance in 2006) stages lavish Broadway-style productions for kids ages 5 and up, though at $12-$30 for tickets...
Explore the history and architecture on the Chicago River and then venture out onto Lake Michigan...
Shop in a mall like no other right on Michigan Avenue and enjoy specialty stores and a one-of-a-kind food court...
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No visit to Chicago is complete without a bird's eye view of the city. The Hancock Building may not have the honor of being the tallest building in Chicago, but...