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There are many picturesque beaches and parks in the city. Popular beaches include Oak Street Beach and Lincoln Park Beach.
Grant Park is one of the top tourist destinations in Chicago. On the territory of the park there is a Campus Museum, which consists of three museums. The park often hosts major festivals: Chicago Blues Festival, Lallapalooza Music Festival, Venice Night, Jazz Festival and others. Every year on July 4 from in the morning events are held here, dedicated to the Independence Day, which end with a stunning fireworks.
For lovers of outdoor activities, the park has 12 tennis courts, 16 softball fields, yoga, fitness and aerobics classes are also held here.
Also in the park you can see the picturesque Buckingham Fountain, similar to one of Versailles fountains.
Millennium Park , located on the rooftop of the depot in north of Grant Park, is the largest park in the world, built on the roof. The total area of the park is 101 000 m2. Millennium Park opened in 2004 year.
Today at In the park, you can visit the Peristyle at Wrigley Square, Chase Promenade, McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink, AT & T Plaza and Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance.
In Chicago Botanic Garden, which occupies 120 hectares, it will be interesting to visit the picturesque rose garden and Japanese garden, which stretches on & nbsp; three islands.
Willis Tower is one of the tallest buildings in America, composed of & nbsp; nine different towers, interconnected in a single structure. From observation deck on 103rd floor, you can observe a stunning view of the whole city and its surroundings, and on a clear day from the site overlooks adjacent territories of neighboring states.
The building houses a skyscraper museum, restaurants and shops.
The Center for Architecture provides an in-depth history of American skyscraper construction. The very first skyscraper was built in 1885 according to the project of William Le Baron Jenny. The skyscraper bore the name"Home Insurance Building" and existed until 1931 year. Initially, the building had only 10 floors, and in the future it was increased by 2 floors.
In Skyscraper Quarter there is a building that was built by Louis Sullivan - the famous American architect. The building is decorated with fine wrought iron ligature and large windows. State of Illinois Building was designed in 1985 year. The skyscraper is famous for its transparent elevators and rotating floors. The skyscraper Tribune Tower was built according to the international competition project, in 1920s, in the Gothic style.
In the area Old Town you can see buildings and buildings 20th century. The Church of St. Michael is also located here. In early June, from all over the country, many artists and other artists come here.
The business center of the city is Loop, where the stock exchanges are located, Rue Lasalle, State Street, Michigan Avenue, which is considered the most beautiful street in the city.
Gold Coast is located between the water tower and Lincoln Park. Many beautiful old mansions have been preserved here.
The Art Museum Art Institute, is one of the richest collections of paintings 14th century, and also the work of the French impressionists.
The University of Chicago is one of the best universities in the world, having produced more Nobel Prize winners than other famous universities in the world.
Daney Plaza is a popular meeting place for city visitors and residents of Chicago. Also, agricultural fairs, musical performances and other events are often held here.
For lovers of painting and sculpture, it will be interesting to visit the world famous Museum of Modern Art and Art Institute of Chicago.
The main attraction of Millennium Park is the Pritzker Pavilion, with a stage at 4 which was designed by Frank Gehry - a world famous American architect.
Gates Cioud Gate, located in Millennium Park, are polished to mirror luster steel structure, externally resembling a drop of mercury, the weight of which is 110 tons. The author of the work was Anisha Kapoor - the famous sculptor and winner of the Turner Prize. The gate, installed in 2004 , and today are one of the most popular sculptures in Chicago.
Located at the corner of Pierce Avenue and Michigan, the water tower was built in 1867 year. The structure is the only survivor of the fire of 1871 and, like continues to provide water to nearly 400 000 people living in the uptown area.
Museum Chicago Campus for the convenience of pedestrians. Trees were specially planted here, flower beds were laid out, paths for jogging and walking were laid. The campus also features the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum of Natural History and the Shedd Aquarium.
Adler Planetarium founded in 1930 philanthropist Max Adler with the participation of astronomer Philip Fox. Today, on the territory of the planetarium, there are 3 theaters with celestial spheres. Next to the Planetarium is a sculpture by Henry Moore"A Man Out into Space."
Field Museum of Natural History, established in 1893 located on Lake Shore Street -Drive. Popular exhibits of the museum are"Sue" - the skeleton of a tyrannosaurus, a large collection of ethnography and anthropology, which includes artifacts of ancient Egypt, Tibet and Pacific Northwest Coast, a collection of dinosaurs, taxidermy collection and a collection of"Ancient America" ...
John Shedd Aquarium was opened in 1930 on May 30 . Today, more than 2,100 different species of fish are represented here, as well as a variety of mammals, snakes, birds, arthropods and amphibians.
Museum of Science and Industry, opened in 1933 located in the building of the former Palace of Contemporary Arts. The museum exhibits include a working coal mine, a German U-505 submarine, a Pioneer Zephyr train, a model railway and a spaceship that took part in the Apollo 8 mission.
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