The Windy City also has great art scenes and architectural spectacles that will make you go wow. There are a ton of places so let’s narrow them down to a small, neat little list.
– Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institutes of Chicago has one of the biggest art collections in the entire world. The place has everything from ancient paintings to modern day art designs. The building for the institute was made in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition. Eventually, buildings were added to the place and now we have an Art Institute with 400,000 square feet of space in the heart of Chicago.
– The Millennium Park
There are two reasons why the park made our list. The first is the 100 ton round, mirror-like, stainless steel surface that was inspired by liquid mercury. The ball clearly reflects the nearby surroundings. The second reason is Crown Fountain. The fountain is a modern day interpretation of the ancient gargoyle that looks like water is flowing from the mouths of the supposed Chicago citizens.
– Navy Pier
The Navy Pier opened in 1916 and back then it was as boring as every other pier. Now, the piet consists of 50 acres of pure enjoyment. The place has gardens, shops, concert venues, shops and a 3D Imax Theatre. There’s also a 150 feet Ferris Wheel to make the pier a pier. There’s also a Chicago Festival in August and that is when people tend to schedule their trips to the city.
– Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and History is by far, one of the best museums in the city. The place doesn’t apply the “no touching” rule as the rest of the museums of the U.S. Instead, the folks allow you to interact with the thousands of exhibits. The place is also equipped with an OMNIMAX Theatre.
– Willis Tower Sky Deck
Until the mid 1990s, this Sky Deck was the tallest building in the world, hence the reason why it is called the Sky Deck. The Willis Tower took three years to be constructed and has 110 stories. The top of the building offers a bird’s eye view of the entire city with over 40-50 miles of view. A glass box, also called the Ledge, is open for visitors where the tourists can stand over and look directly below at the city.