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Landmarks in Downtown Chicago
Marshall Field’s
This Chicago landmark and department store offers self-paced audio tours and seasonal Guided tours highlighting architectural and historical details of the store.
111 N. State St. 312-781-4486
Saturdays 1:00pm. Tours are free.
Chicago Theatre
This tour showcases the architectural detail and opulent decoration of this restored theatre,
175 N. State St. 312-462-6363
Tours every Thurs. At 12:00pm and every third Sat. of the month at 11:00, 12:00pm and 1:00pm. $5.00
Buckingham Fountain
Grant Park, Columbus Dr. and Congress Pkwy, 773-256-0949
This popular landmark and tourist attraction offers visitors a dazzling music, light and water show which runs through the end of fall, dusk – 1pm every hour and lasts for 20 minutes.
Grant Park Rose Gardens
Columbus Dr. and Congress Pkwy, north and south of Buckingham Fountain, 312 –742-4838.
Lush gardens filled with roses, just steps away from Buckingham Fountain.
Sears Tower Skydeck
Standing at 1,450 feet and 110 stories high, the Sears Tower is still the tallest Building in the United States and the second tallest building in the world.
233 S. Wacker Dr. Ste.3530 312-875-9696
May-Sept., Daily 10:00am-10:00pm
Adults (12-64): $9.95; Senior (65 and over) $7:95; children 3-11): $6.95;
John Hancock Observatory
Located at 879 N. Michigan Avenue, your view can reach 80 miles across 4 states. The Skywalk is Chicago’s highest open-air viewing deck.
For viewing hours and prices:
Marina City
Built by Bertrand Goldberg (a student of Mies van der Rohe) houses apartments, banks, Dry-cleaners, 18 floors of parking, theatre, a 10-pin bowling alley and numerous restaurants including the House of Blues.
300 N. State St. 312-222-1111
Water Tower
City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower, built in 1869, this is one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago fire and now houses a visitor information center.
163 E. Pearson St. 877-244-2246
Daily 7:30am – 7pm Admission is free
Soldier Field
Though many Chicagoans considered its new design a bit of an eyesore once they entered They had no complaints. The renovated stadium comfortably hosts concerts and sporting events with all the modern conveniences.
1410S. Museum Campus Dr. Gate 14 312-235-7000
CenterSpace at Gallery 37
66 E. Randolph Street
Chicago ArchiCenter
224 S. Michigan Avenue