Must-see Chicago: The Classics

1. The Art Institute of Chicago

9.5
111 S Michigan Ave (btwn Monroe St & Jackson Dr), Chicago, IL
Kunstmuseum · Grant Park · 685 Tipps und Bewertungen

HISTORYHISTORY: The collection encompasses more than 5,000 years of human expression from around the world & more than 260,000 pieces. The Modern Wing was opened in 2009 & is the largest expansion in their history.

875 North Michigan Avenue is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

2. 875 North Michigan Avenue

875 N Michigan Ave (btwn Delaware Pl & Chestnut St), Chicago, IL
Bauwerk · Streeterville · 207 Tipps und Bewertungen
Ravinia Festival is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

3. Ravinia Festival

8.8
418 Sheridan Rd (at Green Bay & Ravinia Park), Highland Park, IL
Musikhalle · 147 Tipps und Bewertungen
Grant Park is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

4. Grant Park

9.5
337 E Randolph Dr (at Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · Grant Park · 131 Tipps und Bewertungen

IFCIFC: Chicago: Any park that plays host to a Barack Obama victory speech and a Radiohead show in the same year deserves to be at the top of this list. -IFC Viewer

Millennium Park is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

5. Millennium Park

9.5
201 E Randolph St (btwn Columbus Dr & Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · Grant Park · 619 Tipps und Bewertungen

HISTORYHISTORY: First planned in 1997 to create new parkland in Grant Park & transform unsightly railroad tracks & parking lots, the Park has evolved into one of the most significant millennium projects in the world.

Russian Tea Time is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

6. Russian Tea Time

7.8
77 E Adams St (at Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Russisches Restaurant · The Loop · 66 Tipps und Bewertungen
Lincoln Park Zoo is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

7. Lincoln Park Zoo

9.1
2001 N Clark St (btwn Fullerton Pkwy & LaSalle Dr), Chicago, IL
Zoo · Lincoln Park · 283 Tipps und Bewertungen

TLCTLC: FREE and fabulous -- you'll find everything from gorillas and lions to penguins and polar bears.

Ohio Street Beach is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

8. Ohio Street Beach

8.4
Ohio St (at Lake Shore Dr), Chicago, IL
Strand · Streeterville · 34 Tipps und Bewertungen
Quartino is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

9. Quartino

8.6
626 N State St (at W Ontario St), Chicago, IL
Italienisches Restaurant · Near North Side · 345 Tipps und Bewertungen

10. Frontera Grill

8.7
445 N Clark St (btwn Illinois St & Hubbard St), Chicago, IL
Mexikanisches Restaurant · River North · 257 Tipps und Bewertungen

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Atop his pioneering casual Mexican place, chef Rick Bayless uses portable, self-watering containers to grow several varieties of tomatoes and chiles used in the "rooftop salsa.”

Wrigley Field is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

11. Wrigley Field

9.0
1060 W Addison St (btwn Sheffield Ave & Clark St), Chicago, IL
Baseballstadium · Wrigleyville · 562 Tipps und Bewertungen

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium tied for home of the best stadium hot dog in 2008. Mehr erfahren.

Shedd Aquarium is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

12. Shedd Aquarium

8.8
1200 S Lake Shore Dr (at Solidarity Dr), Chicago, IL
Aquarium · Museum Campus · 448 Tipps und Bewertungen

HISTORYHISTORY: It's the world's largest indoor aquarium with over 8,000 aquatic animals representing over 700 species. The Marine Mammal Presentation features staff interacting with whales & dolphins as they dive.

The Field Museum is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

13. The Field Museum

9.1
1400 S Lake Shore Dr (at McFetridge Dr), Chicago, IL
Geschichtsmuseum · Museum Campus · 357 Tipps und Bewertungen

HISTORYHISTORY: The museum was incorporated in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago, but the name was changed in 1905 to Field Museum of Natural History to better reflect its focus on the natural sciences.

Museum of Science and Industry is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

14. Museum of Science and Industry

9.3
5700 S Lake Shore Dr (at 57th Dr), Chicago, IL
Wissenschaftsmuseum · 406 Tipps und Bewertungen

NASANASA: This is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. The Henry Crown Space Center features rockets, shuttles, satellites, rovers and probes. You can even see the actual Apollo 8 spacecraft! Mehr erfahren.

Gold Coast Dogs is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

15. Gold Coast Dogs

159 N Wabash Ave (at W Randolph St), Chicago, IL
Hot Dog Imbiss · The Loop · 30 Tipps und Bewertungen

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Gold Coast Dogs splits the ends of their hot dogs before char-grilling them to crispy perfection, giving a unique blooming flower-petal look to their otherwise classic Chicago style dog. Mehr erfahren.

16. Giordano's

8.6
730 N Rush St (at E Superior St), Chicago, IL
Pizzeria · Near North Side · 412 Tipps und Bewertungen
Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

17. Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise

9.4
112 E Wacker Dr (at Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Reiseveranstalter · The Loop · 106 Tipps und Bewertungen
Navy Pier is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

18. Navy Pier

8.6
600 E Grand Ave (at Streeter Dr), Chicago, IL
Pier · Streeterville · 371 Tipps und Bewertungen

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: The first Ferris wheel made its debut in Chicago at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Today, Navy Pier is home to a 15-story Ferris wheel, modeled after the original one. Mehr erfahren.

Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

19. Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave (at Streeter Dr), Chicago, IL
Attraktion · Streeterville · 51 Tipps und Bewertungen
Willis Tower is one of Must-see Chicago: The Classics.

20. Willis Tower

8.2
233 S Wacker Dr (btwn W Adams St & W Jackson Blvd), Chicago, IL
Bauwerk · The Loop · 311 Tipps und Bewertungen