Tourist attractions in Chicago are everywhere but which of them do you need to see or try? If you're only in town for a short period of time this is a question you should be asking yourself.

From unique museums to historic sites, these things to do in Chicago are perfect for tourists and residents alike. Check out our 312Area Guide for the most highly anticipated attractions in Chicago if you're coming from out of town!

Millennium Park

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205 E Randolph Dr , Chicago IL, 60601
A 24½-acre park that features an ice-skating rink, outdoor theaters, and attractive tree-lined promenades. Thousands of people gather here each day to take...

Willis Tower

233 S Wacker Dr , Chicago IL, 60606
Chicago’s tallest building and an urban destination that is the heart of downtown Chicago, delivering the best experiences of life and work to residents...

Art Institute of Chicago

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111 S Michigan Ave Grant Park, Chicago IL, 60603
People are drawn first to the vast Impressionist collection, including the world's largest group of Monet paintings. But treasures abound, including the...

Navy Pier

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600 East Grand Avenue , Chicago IL, 60611
Chicago's famous Navy Pier is a place where visiting tourists and locals come out for a fun day on Lake Michigan. Head out for rides and attractions,...

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

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5700 S Lake Shore Dr , Chicago IL, 60637
The largest science center in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere,...

Buckingham Fountain

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500 S Columbus Dr , Chicago IL, 60605
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360 CHICAGO

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875 N Michigan Ave 94th Floor , Chicago IL, 60611
360 CHICAGO observation deck, located 1000 feet above the famed Magnificent Mile in the iconic John Hancock Building, offers breathtaking 360 degrees views...

The Rookery

2109 W Chicago Ave , Chicago IL, 60622
The Rookery is located at 2109 W. Chicago Ave in Ukrainian Village. We're a neighborhood pub focused on fresh casual food and American Whiskey. Additionally,...

The Magnificent Mile

Michigan Avenue , Chicago IL, 60611
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Wrigley Field

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1060 W Addison St , Chicago IL, 06061
Cubs - Baseball Stadium in Chicago, Illinois...

Lincoln Park

2045 N Lincoln Park W , Chicago IL, 60614
Don't let this park's origins as a municipal burial ground keep you away. Since its inception, the parcel named for the 16th US president has offered enormous...

Field Museum

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1400 S Lake Shore Dr , Chicago IL, 60605
The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture. We fuel a journey of discovery...

Chicago Riverwalk

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, Chicago IL, 60601
The Chicago Riverwalk is the premier place to experience the shoreline of the Chicago River in the heart of downtown. Learn what’s new and where you...

Oriental Institute - University of Chicago

1155 E 58th St , Chicago IL, 60637
A leading research center for the ancient Middle East that houses a world-renowned museum with artifacts excavated mainly by OI archaeologists. The Oriental...