Heartland-Delta Faculty Conversations 2012 - Chicago Attractions
There are endless restaurants, retail stores, museums, and much more throughout the city. This list contains a few of the more popular attractions near the Water Tower Campus, but by no means should be considered exhaustive.
The easiest way to travel around the city is typically by bus or subway. http://www.transitchicago.com/
Tickets can be purchased at all subway stops and day or multi-day passes are also available. Buses accept tickets or cash. Taxis are plentiful and can easily be used as well.
A redline subway stop is located near campus at Chicago St. and State St.
Many bus stops are also located near campus. The most accessible one is located at Pearson St. and Michigan Ave (Buses 10, 33, 125, 145, 146,147, 148, 151) in front of TOPSHOP. Simply walk east on Pearson St. to Michigan Ave.
There are many trolley services that provide a number of different tours of the city. Gray Line Tours is conveniently located only a few blocks from campus. Call either 800-621-4152 or visit www.grayline.com for more information.
As the largest tourist attraction in Chicago, Navy Pier features various rides and attractions, shopping, restaurants and cruises.
Location: 600 East Grand Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world's diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession's highest ethical standards and practices. The collection now encompasses more than 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world.
Location: 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
Commonly called the “Mag Mile”, this area is located along eight blocks of North Michigan Ave. With over 450 stores, 200 restaurants and 50 hotels, it features some of the best shopping and dining locations in the world. Location: Michigan Ave. from Oak Street to the Chicago River
Formerly known as Sears Tower, Willis Tower is the tallest building in the United States. Enjoy the incredible city view at over 1,000 feet on the Sky Deck.
Location: 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606 – Sky Deck entrance is on Jackson Street
Opening in 2004, the 24.5 acre park features world-class landscaping and architecture in the heart of downtown Chicago. Besides sight-seeing, visitors can enjoy anything from art exhibits to concerts.
Location - 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave and Columbus Ave
Chicago, IL 60602
With over 1,000 species of fish, Shedd is the world’s largest indoor aquarium. Daily shows and seasonal exhibits take place all year round.
Location: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Museum of Science and Industry
From coal mine to outer space exhibits; this museum has something to offer for everyone.
Location: 57th Street & Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60637
This fountain with over 130 jets is located in Grant Park. Every hour on the hour, visitors see a major water display for about twenty minutes. At dusk however, a stunning light and music show commences which is certainly worth seeing.
Location: Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway