Click on the hot spots to discover The Real Chicago
Founded in 1930 by Chicago businessman Max Adler, the Adler Planetarium was the first planetarium in the U.S. Featuring two full-sized planetarium theaters. It includes a virtual reality experience that simulates what it's like to float through space
Lake Michigan is the second largest Great Lake by volume, with just less than 1,180 cubic miles of water and is the only Great Lake entirely within the U.S. It is 118 miles wide, 207 miles long, and has more than 1,600 miles of shoreline.
Opened in 1924 and home to the Chicago Bears, Soldier Field was designed by architects Holibird and Roche to serve as a showcase for the city. The second-oldest active NFL stadium, Soldier Field is also hosted the first Special Olympic Games in 1968.
With 83 floors and a height of 1,136 feet (346 m), the Aon Center is the fourth tallest building in Chicago.
When the Prudential Building was completed in 1955, it featured the world’s fastest elevators. Underneath the building is the Randolph Street terminal of the Metra Electric Line commuter railroad, serving the South Side and South suburbs.
Known to real Chicagoans as the Sears Tower, the Willis Tower offers more than 3.8 million square feet of office/retail space. At 1,450 feet and 110 stories high, it's the 2nd tallest building in the Western Hemisphere next to One World Trade in NYC.
The Magnificent Mile
The Magnificent Mile is the stretch along Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Oak Street. It offers more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 51 hotels, two museums, and a variety of attractions to more than 22 million visitors per year.