17 Famous Landmarks in Chicago, Illinois to See Story

By William Stanto


17 Famous Landmarks in Chicago, Illinois to See Story

A brief guide to famous landmarks in Chicago, Illinois, including historical landmarks like popular museums...

Landmark 1

The Chicago River

The Chicago River is a must-see Chicago landmark. A stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk is...

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Landmark 2

Millennium Park

Millennium Park may be the most iconic of all the Chicago sites and landmarks present...

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Landmark 3

Navy Pier

Certainly, one of the most famous places in Chicago is the 3,330-foot-long Navy Pier. This...

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Landmark 4

Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge

Spanning the Chicago River, Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge is a little-known historical landmark in Chicago...

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Landmark 5

Chicago Water Tower

One of the only structures to have survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the...

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Landmark 6

The Willis Tower

Completed in 1974 to house the Sears, Roebuck & Co headquarters, the Willis Tower, popularly...

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Landmark 7

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Founded by Jane Addams in 1889, the Hull-House served at-risk immigrant communities, which became instrumental...

Landmark 8

The Art Institute of Chicago

With a permanent collection totaling nearly 300,000 pieces, the Art Institute is one of the...

Landmark 9

Wrigley Field

Chicago loves baseball. Wrigley Field is an iconic Chicago landmark and the home to the...

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Landmark 10

Frank Llyod Wright's Robie House

Located in Chicago’s Hyde Park, the Robie House is a masterpiece of early modern architecture...

Landmark 11

The Field Museum

The Field Museum is one of the largest natural history museums in the world and...

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Landmark 12

333 North Michigan

Historical landmarks in Chicago are everywhere, and the city's downtown Loop District is home to...

Landmark 13

Inland Steel Building

One of the most recognized mid-century landmarks in Chicago, the Inland Steel Building is one...

Landmark 14

Garfield Park Conservatory

One of the largest greenhouses in the United States, the Garfield Park Conservatory is a...

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Landmark 15

Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo is an institution and a historic landmark in Chicago; opening in...

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Landmark 16

Washington Park Court District

If you are looking to explore an undiscovered side of the city, head to Chicago’s...

Landmark 17

Oak Street Beach

Come summertime, Chicago is famous for its sandy Lake Michigan beaches. The Chicago Park District...

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In Summary

This list of landmarks in Chicago is meant to reveal what makes Chicago unique. The...

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