Best Attractions In Chicago

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Chicago is a one of the largest cities in the United States. Chicago is known to be as "The Windy City". Also most people knew about the "Great Chicago Fire" back in October of 1871. But now is city is rebuilt and prospering. Here are some of things that you find in the city of Chicago.

The Museum Of Science And Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is one of the largest science centers of the Western Hemisphere and it is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and also has almost 14 acres of hands on experience that is designed to help jump start your scientific inquiry and creativity. When the museum opened their doors in 1933, they have welcomed over 180 million guests from around the world. Their mission, is to inspire the people minds with inventive genius by presenting captivating and compelling experiences that are real and also educational, that is realized by through world class exhibits like: Science Storms, an exhibit that is revealing the science behind some of the nature's most powerful phenomena, also they have an exhibit which is YOU! The Experience, which is an exhibit that let's you explore what it means to you to live a vital, but healthy life into the 21st century; and they also have the U- 505 Submarine, which is the only German U- boat in the United States.

What is even more than their mission is their vision, that is which to inspire and motivate the children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering. Besides their fun and interactive exhibits, the Museum's Center for the Advancement of Science Education is always continually developing and facilitating student Learning Labs, after school science clubs, teen volunteer programs, teacher development classes and community outreach, which is all ways in which The Museum of Science And Industry makes science come alive for children of all ages.

Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field is the home to the Chicago Cubs and it is the second oldest parks in the major leagues, the oldest baseball park is Fenway Park which was built in 1912. It has served as home for the Cubs since 1914. The seating capacity foe the stadium is 41,160. Wrigley Field was the last stadium to install lights in 1988, before then all home games played during the day. It is also known as "The Friendly Confines". Did you also know that the stadium was originally known as Weeghman Park and Wrigley Field was built on the grounds that once was occupied by a seminary.

John Hancock Observatory

The construction of the John Hancock Observatory started in May of 1965 and completed around May of 1968. The official opening ceremony for the John Hancock Observatory was held on March 7, 1970. The observatory is one of Chicago's most visited tourist attractions. The place is located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center. Some of the feature that the John Hancock Observatory has is that it has a skywalk, interactive telescopes, History Avenue. It also has the highest public, open air viewing deck in the Midwest and on a clear day the visitors are able to see four states- Illinois, Indiana Michigan and Wisconsin. With the world's most advanced telescopes can put guests in control of the view with a very high powered lens showing a live view and also a perfect day and night view regardless of what the weather is. A dramatic 80 foot murals chronicle Chicago's rise from marsh to metropolis.

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The Art Institute Of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago was founded in 1866. The original name for the school was the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). The purpose of the school was to provide a challenging education in the studio arts and exhibition opportunities for its students. In 1879 the school incorporated as the Chicago of Fine Art, and in 1882 the school again changed it's name to the Art Institute of Chicago. Later both the museum and the school moved into a building designed and built for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.

During the history of the Art Institute of Chicago, the alumni has played critical roles in the important art movements. It was the school that provided the important momentum for two significant schools of American painting- the Regionalists of the 1930's and the Imagists of the 1960's. Some of the school's most notable names in the arts received their early training at the Art Institute of Chicago which includes Georgia O'Keeffe, Claes Oldenberg, H.C. Westermann, Halston, LeRoy Neiman Elizabeth Murray, Cynthia Rowley and Sarah Vowell to name a few.

The Art Institute of Chicago has the largest school- museum campus in the United States. Since 1976, the school has occupied it's own cutting edge facilities that is adjoining both the museum and the heralded Modern Wing that overlooks Grant Park and Lake Michigan with additional buildings that is throughout an urban campus at the heart of the Chicago Loop.

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I live in the Upper Midwest and I enjoy collecting sports cards, history to name a few. Some of the things that I like to write about varies bio on people, television stations, places and more.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
11th Oct 2013 (#)

all sound wonderful Clarence....thank you!

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
12th Oct 2013 (#)

Your very Welcome Delicia.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
11th Oct 2013 (#)

Good places to visit. Thanks!

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
12th Oct 2013 (#)

Thank you Phil. There are some excellent places there.

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author avatar Connie McKinney
13th Oct 2013 (#)

Clarence, sounds like a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
13th Oct 2013 (#)

Your very welcome Connie. Thank you for your comment. It is a great place.

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author avatar Johnny Knox
13th Oct 2013 (#)

Chicago is definitely a worth visiting destination. Thanks for this beautiful and well written travelogue, Clarence!

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
13th Oct 2013 (#)

Thank you Johnny for your comment. I deeply appreciate your comment.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
14th Oct 2013 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
22nd Oct 2013 (#)

Thank you for the comment.

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author avatar joyalariwo
15th Oct 2013 (#)

Very interesting and nice photos too.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
22nd Oct 2013 (#)

I am glad that you found it interesting and I am glad that you liked the pictures.

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author avatar writestuff
21st Oct 2013 (#)

Excellent Post. Thanks for high lighting some of Chicago's best attractions. I'm an old time Hyde Parker and I often walk 2 blocks over to MSI. which I've been visiting for over 60 years. Love the White Soxs, but maybe next year (lol) I'll visit 'The 'Friendly Confines'

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
22nd Oct 2013 (#)

Your very welcome. Thank you for the comment.

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author avatar LOVERME
31st Oct 2013 (#)

how I wish u had posted this earlier ...
we have been to Chicago twice ...but missed these

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