The Chicago Theatre is one of America's earliest grand movie palaces. It was constructed in the French Baroque style, featuring many elements of the country such as - a miniature replica of the Arc de Triomphe, the grand lobby modeled after the Royal Chapel at Versailles, and the grand staircase imitating the style of the Paris Opera House. The Chicago Theatre has hosted many prominent musicians including - Kelly Clarkson, Aretha Franklin, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Ross, and Dolly Parton.
Millennium Park features 25-acres of marvelous public art, landscapes, and architecture. It is one of the biggest free attractions in Chicago. Some of the parks enticing attractions include:
- The Jay Pritzer Pavillion: http://www.jaypritzkerpavilion.com
- Cloud Gate "The Bean" sculpture: http://millenniumparkfoundation.org/places/cloud-gate
- Lurie Garden: https://www.luriegarden.org
- Crown Fountain: http://millenniumparkfoundation.org/places/crown-fountain
Originally completed over a century ago, Navy Pier has become one of the city's most precious treasures located on Lake Michigan. The 3,300 foot-long pier offers a bevy of entertainment, shopping, dining, and cultural amenities. Here are some of the many fun-filled destinations attendees can visit at the pier:
- Chicago Children's Museum: http://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org
Established in 1930, Adler Planetarium is a museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics located on Lake Michigan. It was America's first planetarium and is officially recognized as a national historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. It features three full-size theaters, a myriad of exhibitions, and the Doane Observatory.
Formerly known as Sears Tower, Willis Tower is the second tallest building in the United States standing at 110-stories! The skydeck, located on the 103rd floor, offers spectacular views of up to 50 miles and 4 states. Additionally, visitors can participate in interactive virtual tours of Chicago with touch screens. Check out the video below for more details on the Skydeck experience.