Chicago May Be the Second City, But It's First In Our Hearts

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We recently completed a renovation and installation at an incredible historic hotel in Chicago and absolutely fell in love with the whole place. In a city overflowing with history, cool places, and fun things to do, here are a few great ideas for your trip:

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Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper, home to the tallest building in the United States for 25 years, and still home to four of the ten tallest buildings in the United States. Buildings by Renzo Piano, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, are the norm, and developers vie to hire the hottest architectural firms to design the most cutting-edge, daring, iconic buildings. If you're crazy and want to experience the city's architecture in a terrifying way, you can go to the Skydeck on the 103rd-floor of the 110-floor Willis Tower. If you're a sane human being who values your life, you can take an architectural boat tour down the Chicago River to Lake Michigan. If you're crunchy, you can KAYAK the Chicago River.

 

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Cutting-edge, daring, iconic buildings are as common in Chicago as gas stations are in suburbs.
 - Sears Tower
 - River tours
 - Mies Van Der Rohe

Sports - Bulls, Cubs, White Sox

River/Lake

Entertainment
 - Jazz
 - Blues
 - Comedy

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Where do we start when it comes to museums? Chicago is home to the world-famous Art Institute of ChicagoShedd AquariumField MuseumAdler Planetarium, and Museum of Science and Industry. These aren't just selfie-spots for the perfect Instagram post, though; they promote and display cutting-edge research and conservation efforts within their respective fields. Lesser known, but equally as incredible, are the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the National Museum of Mexican Art,
Chicago is home to the 150-year-old Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the country

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