Loop Attractions in Chicago

The Loop is the heart of Chicago with all the hustle and bustle of a big city. There are plenty of famous landmarks and museums to see, architecture to admire, and blocks of shopping and restaurants. I suggest beginning your exploration with an Architectural Boat Tour at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. See some of the city's most beautiful and historical buildings along the Chicago River. Further your architectural journey by taking the elevator to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, the world's tallest building. Step out onto the full glass skydeck! The views are also spectacular from the John Hancock Observatory, a key building in the Chicago skyline. In the west loop take a journey to Union Station, an architectural gem that will take you back to the Roaring 20's. The Loop is also full of great cultural experiences. Start at the Chicago Cultural Center, a beautiful building that presents many free performances and offers plenty of tourist information. Also, spend the day at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and at the Art Institute, particularly the new modern art wing. Then, be sure to see what is on the playbill at the Chicago Theater. Other highlights are the enormous Grant Park along Lake Shore Drive, and Millennium Park, boasting gardens, fountains, and live music throughout the summer.

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The Hancock Observatory

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875 N. Michigan Ave
94th floor of the John Hancock Center, enter on Delaware St

Spectacular views of the city... read more

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Millennium Park

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222 North Columbus Drive

Downtown Outdoor Urban Oasis... read more

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Grant Park

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331 E Randolph Street

Chicago's front yard... read more

Union Station

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225 South Canal Street

Breathtaking train terminal... read more

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Chicago Architecture Foundation

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224 S Michigan Ave
Departing from the Chicago ArchiCenter

Museum Honoring The City's Architecture... read more

Chicago Theatre

175 North State Street

Ornate, but tasteful theater... read more

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Art Institute of Chicago

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111 S. Michigan Ave
At Adams St

Global Art Leader... read more

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

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220 E. Chicago Ave
1 block east of Michigan Ave

World Class Modern Art Collection... read more

Sears Tower Skydeck

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233 S. Wacker Dr
Enter on Jackson Blvd

See Chicago from Its Tallest Building... read more

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Chicago Cultural Center

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78 E. Washington St

Great Cultural Performances... read more
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