Illinois Travel Guide
more than a handful of architectural achievements, from the towering Sears Tower
to the Tribune Tower, whose base includes stones from famous buildings throughout
the world. The city is a growing cultural haven; the Art Institute of Chicago
houses a world-class collection, from Impressionist masters to more contemporary
works in photography and ethnic art. And from the Art Institute, many of the
city's major cultural and tourist attractions are within walking distance, including
the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Hancock Tower.
And what would
Chicago be without the blues? This classic American musical innovation floated
up the Mississippi River, where it was perfected and is still performed throughout
the city; the original House of Blues is located on Dearborn Street and hosts
the masters of this music.
Nestled on the
shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago can be whatever you want it to be - a sports
fan's paradise, a music lover's Mecca, a shopper's delight, a culture-seeker's
dream. Just don't for a second call it boring.
For lovers of good food Chicago
provides a diverse selection of outstanding restaurants. Noted for its great
steaks, Chicago has evolved into a trend-setting restaurant city, where you
can discover a wealth of cuisines from around the world, created by some of
the nations top chefs.
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