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City Guide : ChicagoUnited States of America (USA) is composed of 50 states. With a population of about 3 million (the population of metropolitan area; nearly 9.5 million), Chicago is the largest city in the state of Illinois and the third largest one in the United States. While Illinois State is placed at the north central of USA, Chicago is located in the northeastern Illinois, on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Chicago is a fundamental focus of transportation, culture, politics, industry, finance, medicine and higher education. It is the business, cultural and financial capital of the Midwestern United States. With its charming architectural sights, Chicago is the city where the first high-rise building of the world was constructed in 1885.
Tourist AttractionsChicago is the central city for business, cultural myth and sports. It is the applicant city for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The city is the birthplace of modern building. While observing the uprising architectural structures, you will feel yourself in the skies.
Navy Pier at the Streeterville is the city's most visited place. It is Chicago's playground on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Harboring restaurants, shops, exhibition halls, museums, auditoriums, Navy Pier has hands-on fountains, lakefront parks and beaches. You should get a ride in the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel for a spectacular sight of the city.
Tourists from all over the world make incursions on Chicago to experience its architectural miracles. Chicago represents both the American architecture and the modern world architecture. Chicago speaks the art via its brilliant, unique and artistic structures. Three of the world's ten tallest buildings are found in Chicago. Sears Tower bounded by Wacker Drive, Jackson Boulevard, Franklin Boulevard and Adams Street has a height of 1,450 feet. This skyscraper is the symbol of Chicago. The 80-story AON Center (previously Amoco Building) is the second highest building in the city. The John Hancock Center at the 875 N. Michigan Avenue is the third one. From the 94th floor of John Hancock Center, you can observe Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin states.
Chicago Cultural Center at the 78 E. Washington Street, 1889 Auditorium Building at Michigan Avenue, NBC Tower and a plenty are existed in Chicago. You will realize and live a miraculous atmosphere in the city.
Wrigley Field at Wrigley Ville is one of the oldest structures in America. The stadium is one of few locations where you will want to be.
Art Institute of Chicago at the Illinois Center is one of the fundamental museums in the world. The rich collection founded on a long history will mesmerize you. The valuable pieces are nourished from a 5.000 years period. The gallery will fascinate you with its Impressionist and Post Impressionist collection.
Holding Chicago Historical Society (museum) at Old Town, Field Museum of Natural History (home of more than 20 million pieces) at the Lake Shore, Shed Aquarium at the Museum Campus, many parks and plenty of attractions, Chicago is a galaxy of museums and architectural sights.
Culture & EntertainmentWhatever you look for on behalf of culture is available at Chicago. Dance, sports, music (especially jazz and blues), visual arts, performing arts, theaters, festivals, culture centers, libraries and parades are the main reflection of the city culture. Grant Park Music Festival from June through August, Summer Dance Festival between June and August, Chicago International Children's Film Festival are among the main cultural organizations of the city.
There are lots of galleries in Chicago such as Klein Art Works, ArchiTech Gallery of Architectural, Oskar Fried Gallery.
Chicago is known with its Chicago blues, Chicago soul, jazz and Gospel. Chicago is the homeland of improvisational comedy. Comedy shows are prevalent at the city. LaSalle Bank Theater, Cadillac Palace Theater and Ford Oriental Theater are the main points of this kind of performing arts.
Twenty-nine miles of parks and beaches alongside the Lake Michigan are fantastic locations for outdoor activities. Cycling, swimming, golfing, jogging, rollerblading, beach volleyball and sunbathing are the benefactions of these areas. Biking is rigorously lived in the city. There are many bike paths in Chicago. The existence of plenty of night venues in the city will intoxicate you.
Food & Drink
Chicago is a food lover's paradise. It is the heart of the fast food culture. The first McDonalds was opened here. A great deal of dining options at the restaurants of top quality and delectation offering from local and international cuisines for all kinds of budget will captivate you.The world kitchen of the city offers a great range of alternatives to taste the best quality and tasty foods through countless eating-places.
In addition to being the top touristic areas, Downtown and the River North are home to busy and romantic restaurants. The area around Lincoln Park is filled with the best restaurants of the city. Lakeview has a cosmopolit atmosphere. Mexican, French, Italian and more cuisines are offered by the restaurants placed at this neighborhood.
ShoppingUpscale shopping centers, department stores, boutiques, specialty stores in neighborhoods, antique shops, bookstores and more to mention sell everything in the mind of a shopaholic.
State Street harbors department store giants Marshall Field's and Carson Pirie Scott. Oak Street covers hundreds of specialty boutiques selling all kinds of local and international goods. Magnificent Mile at Michigan Avenue is the center of Chicago shopping and is home to many shopping malls, designer brands and large chain stores of America.
Magnificent Mile is the tomb of shopping in Chicago. Exclusive boutiques, huge malls and popular designer stores covering Armani, Bulgari, Cartier, Channel, and Tiffany... brands meet all the wishes of shoppers.
Shops at North Bridge in Streeterville, Water Tower Place at Streeterville (American malls), 900 N Michigan at Streeterville (Midwestern top shops) and a great plenty cover all the needs of shoppers.
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|Chicago City Office|
|Address||455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Suite 2560 Chicago, IL 60611|
|Phone||+1 800 874 8875|
|Fax||+1 312 929 3329|
Weekdays: 09:00 A.M - 05:30 P.M (CST)
|Address||AMF O’Hare Int’l. Airport Cargo Building - 517 Express Center Dr. Chicago, IL 60666|
|Phone||+1 773 917 2011|
|Fax||+ 1 773 917 2081|
Weekdays: 09:00 AM – 5:30 PM (CST)
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O'Hare Intl. Airport
Address : O'Hare International Airport10000 West O'HareChicago, Illinois 60666 Phone : +1 773 686 2200
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