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12 Things to Do in Chicago


What do you do while visiting Chicago? Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, offers a plethora of activities for AAAL attendees while you are not networking, presenting, and attending conference sessions. So, take some time, relax, and see what this amazing city has to offer! Some activities suggested below are free (denoted by *), while others are not (denoted by $). While visiting the city, you may consider getting a City Pass (https://www.citypass.com/chicago) or Go Chicago Card (https://www.smartdestinations.com/chicago-attractions-and-tours/_d_Chi-p1.html?pass=Chi_Prod_Go) if you are interested in visiting multiple sites.

1. Art Institute of Chicago ($)

http://www.artic.edu/

Address: 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603

Telephone: +1 312-443-3600

2. Chicago Architecture Cruise ($)

https://www.chicagoline.com/

Address: 465 North McClurg Court, Chicago, IL 60611

Telephone: +1 312-527-1977

3. Chicago Lakefront Trail (*)

https://www.traillink.com/trail/chicago-lakefront-trail/

Address: Ardmore Street (5800 North Sheridan Road) on the North Side to 71st Street

(7100 S. South Shore Drive) on the South Side.

4. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio ($)

https://flwright.org/visit/homeandstudio

Address: 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302

Telephone: +1 312-994-4000

5. Garfield Park Conservatory (*)

https://garfieldconservatory.org/

Address: 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624

Telephone: + 1 312-746-5100

6. Lincoln Park Zoo (*)

http://www.lpzoo.org/

Address: 2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Telephone: +1 312-742-2000

7. Lurie Garden (*)

https://www.luriegarden.org/

Address: Located at the southeastern end of Millennium Park

Telephone: +1 312-228-1004

8. Millennium Park (*)

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park.html

Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602

Telephone: +1 312-742-1168

9. Museum of Science and Industry ($)

https://www.msichicago.org/

Address: 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637

Telephone: +1 773-684-1414

10. National Museum of Mexican Art (*)

http://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/

Address: 1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Telephone: +1 312-738-1503

11. Navy Pier ($)

https://navypier.org/

Address: 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Telephone: +1 312-595-7437

12. Skydeck Chicago, Willis Tower ($)

http://theskydeck.com/

Address: 233 South Wacker Driver, Chicago, IL 60606

Telephone: +1 312-875-9447