Attractions in Chicago

Cadillac Palace Theatre
Opened in 1926 and renovated in 1999, the Cadillac Palace Theatre is located downtown in the Chicago Loop. Just to see the interior of this marvelous theater is worth a visit. Designed in the elegant style of French Baroque, the theatre features stunning mirrors, gold leafing and white marble features. This beautiful theatre is operated by the theatrical company, Broadway in Chicago, and presents many Broadway hit shows.

Willis Tower
As the tallest building in the United States, the Wills Tower is a must do. With 108 stories, the tower ascends 1,451 feet into the sky. Visitors can buy a ticket to the observation deck at the 103 floor, which is the most visited attraction in Chicago. At the Skydeck, visitors will be impressed with the amazing views across the city and surrounding area.

Art Institute of Chicago
Located in Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago boasts one of the world's most remarkable collections of Impressionist art. Composed of more than a million square feet, the institute is the nation's second largest art museum. Visitors can admire works by master artists such as Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh as well as objects from American, European, and Asian art. A few highlights include Grant Wood's "American Gothic," Van Gogh's self-portrait and Picasso's "The Old Guitarist."

Buckingham Fountain
Situated in the center of Grant Park, the Buckingham Fountain is one of the world's largest fountains. Dedicated in 1927 and designed to represent Lake Michigan, the fountain is a popular Chicago landmark. The fountain is adorned with a statue of four sea horses that symbolizes Lake Michigan's four bordering states of Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. The fountain operates daily between April and October, displaying impressive twenty-minute water and light shows every hour.

Chicago Cultural Center
A popular landmark building, the Chicago Cultural Center is one of the city's most visited attractions. Opened in 1897 as the first public library in Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center features two dazzling stained-glass domes, and an elegant staircase. The center presents hundreds of live performances and cultural exhibits every year free of charge. Additionally, the center offers a cafe, gift shop, and a visitor's center.

Millennium Park
Constructed over a large parking garage and former railroad yard, the Millennium Park is a popular public park that was designed to celebrate the millennium. Covering more than 24 acres of the Grant Park, the Millennium Park offers many artistic structures like the Crowd Fountain and the Cloud Gate as well as other prominent features like the beautiful Lurie Garden, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and the Nichols Bridgeway.