Holy Name Cathedral
Baha'I Temple House of Worship
Loyola University Museum of [Spiritual] Art
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Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Churches of Ukrainian Village
Principal FeaturesArt Institute of Chicago
Universities – University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology
Libraries – Harold Washington Library Center
and Newberry Library
Museum of Contemporary Art
Smart Museum of Art
Principal FeaturesSports Venues – Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, United Center, US Cellular Field
200 Theaters – Goodman, Briar Street, Shakespeare, Factory, etc.
Chicago Symphony Center
Principal FeaturesAuditorium Theatre
Conservatories – Lincoln Park
and Garfield Park
Principal FeaturesFrank Lloyd Wright Buildings – Robie House, Unity Temple, Charnly-Persky House, FLW Home and Studio
SR Crown Hall (& Other Mies van der Rohe Buildings) at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Millennium Park – Cloud Gate aka Bean Gate, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Gehry BP Bridge
Michigan Avenue Bridge
James R. Thompson Center
"Watery" Buildings – Aqua, Marina City, Lakepoint Tower
Principal FeaturesMuseum of Science and Industry
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences)
International Museum of Surgical Science
Money Museum of the Federal Reserve Bank
Children Centric – Chicago Children’s Museum, Lincoln Park Pritzker Children’s Zoo & Farm-in-the-Zoo
Principal FeaturesNumerous Towers – Willis (Sears) Tower, John Hancock Building, Reliance Building, Federal Center , 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, etc.
Chicago Board of Trade
Marshall Field and Company Building
Principal FeaturesMagnificent Mile
Chicago Cultural Center
Emerging Artists – Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Bridgeport Art Center, etc.
Honorable MentionsMore Established Art Districts – Pilsen, River North, West Loop
Principal FeaturesChicago History Museum
Historic Homes – Glessner House Museum, Driehaus Museum, Clarke House Museum
Cemeteries – Graceland, Rosehill, Mt. Carmel
Old Water Tower
(Many) Historic Districts – Pullman, Printers Row, Prairie Avenue, Astor Street, etc.
Principal FeaturesNeighborhoods – The Loop, Bridgeport, Chinatown, Argyle Street (Little Saigon), Devon Avenue, Paseo Boricua, etc.
Ethnic Institutions – National Museum of Mexican Art, DuSable Museum of African American History, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Polish Museum of America
National Veterans Art Museum
Principal FeaturesField Museum of Natural History
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Zoos – Lincoln Park, Brookfield
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
Chicago Park District (oldest and largest in the USA)
Principal FeaturesSoldier Field including South Courtyard, Doughboy statue, Memorial Waterfall, Veteran's Memorial
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
Elks National Veterans Memorial
Principal FeaturesNavy Pier
Many Festivals – Chicago Air and Water Show, Chicago Blues Festival, 400 Neighborhood Festivals, etc.
Fountains – Buckingham Fountain, Crown Fountain
Arlington International Racecourse
Principal FeaturesChicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) Tours
Cruises – River, Lake
Principal FeaturesPanoramas – 360 Chicago (Hancock Building), Skydeck (Willis Tower)
Beaches – Oak Street, North Avenue, Ohio Street
Smith Museum of Stain Glass Windows
(Many) Open Air Markets – Green City Market, Randolf Street, etc.
Restaurants – 24 Michelin Star Restaurants, etc.