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Chicago Tourist Attractions - Chicago – or rather, the area we know as Chicago today – was first founded by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable in 1781. He was an African American from Santo Domingo. He chose the location to be at the mouth of the Chicago River because of its value as a trading post, given the fact that the river itself connected with a lake that in turn connected to the Mississippi River.

In addition to being the third biggest city in the United States, Chicago Illinois is also the seat of Cook County in Illinois. It encompasses the metropolitan statistical areas of Gary, Indiana; Kankakee, Illinois; and Kenosha, Wisconsin. Where once it was considered the “Hog Butcher for the World,” it is now an actively, enthusiastically political town. It is a center for transportation, industry, telecommunications, and finances for the entire United States. Not only that, but Chicago is rich in architectural significance, as well as being an ethnically diverse and culturally wealthy city. Furthermore, it is internationally important due to the high quality of its cultural institutions and the fact that it is a financial leader.

The Navy Pier is one of the city’s most well known and popular tourist attractions in Chicago Illinois. It is three thousand feet long and offers a variety of retail, restaurants, museums, exhibitions, and auditoriums, as well as a foot tall Ferris Wheel, located on the lakefront just north of Grant Park. It attracts approximately 8 million visitors every year, making it one of the most visited attraction in the Midwest.

Other popular tourist attractions include the Chicago Cultural Center, an historical building built in 1897. Initially, it housed the Chicago Public Library; these days, the Visitor’s Information Center operates out of the building, along with galleries and exhibit halls. The Tiffany glass dome which comprises the ceiling of the Preston Bradley Hall is particularly popular. The Millennium Park used to be part of a rail yard; the Cloud Gate sculpture is located in the park.

Try and visit as many of the top tourist attractions in Chicago during your visit.

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