City Orientation Walking Tour, Chicago

City Orientation Walking Tour, Chicago
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Chicago is a thriving center of international trade and commerce and a city of world-class status and unsurpassed beauty. It features world-famous museums and galleries, amazing architecture, lake front parks and a huge variety of restaurants and shops. Take this walking tour to explore the best tourist attractions in Chicago.

City Orientation Walking Tour - Route Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Chicago
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.7 km
Author: doris
Lincoln Park Zoo

1) Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is a free zoo located in Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, when the Lincoln Park Commissioners were given a gift of a pair of swans. In 1874, the swans were joined by a bear cub, the first animal purchased for the zoo. The bear became quite adept at escaping from its home and could frequently be found roaming Lincoln Park at night. The first bison ever born in captivity was born in Lincoln Park. Near the southern end of Lincoln Park...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Chicago History Museum

2) Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum was founded in 1856. It is currently located in a building at the corner of Clark Street and North Avenue in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood of Lincoln Park in Chicago. Much of the early collection amassed by the museum was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, but like the city, the museum rose from the ashes. Among its many documents which were lost in the fire was the original Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln. The Museum also houses...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
John Hancock Center

3) John Hancock Center

John Hancock Center at 875 North Michigan Avenue in the Gold Coast area of Chicago, Illinois, is a 100-story skyscraper, constructed under the supervision of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, with chief designer Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan. When the building topped out on May 6, 1968, it was the tallest building in the world outside New York City. It is currently the fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the sixth-tallest in the United States. The Skydeck elevators of the John...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Michigan Avenue Bridge

4) Michigan Avenue Bridge

The Michigan Avenue Bridge is a bascule bridge that carries Michigan Avenue across the Chicago River, the boundary between the Loop and Near North Side community areas, in downtown Chicago. The bridge was built from 1917–1920 as two parallel bridges that operate independently of one another. It was designed by architect Edward H. Bennett, and is an early example of a fixed trunnion bascule bridge, which later became widely known as a "Chicago style bascule". The bridge features...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Millennium Park

5) Millennium Park

Millennium Park is a public park located in the Chicago Loop community area of Chicago within Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a prominent civic center of the city's Lake Michigan lakefront. The park, which is bounded by Michigan Avenue, Randolph Street, Columbus Drive and East Monroe Drive, features a variety of public art. Today, Millennium Park trails only Navy Pier as a Chicago tourist attraction. AT&T Plaza was originally named Ameritech Plaza for Ameritech Corporation,...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Grant Park

6) Grant Park

Regarded as Chicago's “front yard”, Grant Park opened way back 1835. The main attraction here is the Clarence Buckingham Fountain, situated in the center of the park. Its structure has a French style geometric design. The park is divided in different areas with flower gardens, trees and monuments. One distinct monument portrays the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham...   view more
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Harold Washington Library

7) Harold Washington Library

The Harold Washington Library Center is the central library for the Chicago Public Library System. It is named for former Mayor Harold Washington. It is approximately 756,640 square feet (70,294 m2). The Harold Washington Library opened on October 7, 1991. After the refurbishment of the Chicago Cultural Center in 1977, where the central library had been housed, much of the library's collection was placed into storage. Upon the building's completion in 1991, the new Mayor Richard M....   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Willis Tower

8) Willis Tower

Willis Tower, formerly named Sears Tower, is a 108-story 1,451 feet (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York. Currently, Willis Tower is the tallest building in the United States and the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world as well as the fifth tallest building in the world to the roof. Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower opened as The Sears Tower Skydeck...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Union Station

9) Union Station

Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. Union Station was built on the west side of the Chicago River and stands between Adams Street and Jackson Street. It is, including approach and storage tracks, about nine and a half city blocks in size, and almost entirely beneath streets and skyscrapers (only its impressive head house is not). Since the station is underground, exhaust from the...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia

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