Must-See Attractions in Chicago
The fact that there is a whole class of architecture called the Chicago School indicates just how important this city is in the world of architecture. You can see prime examples of Art Deco, neoclassical, Prairie, Gothic, Queen Anne and others.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Explore modern skyscrapers, historic downtown, Art Deco landmarks and more by foot, boat or bus. The most popular outing is the 90-minute river tour (pictured), which will help you discover the city's many architectural masterpieces. architecture.org
Willis Tower Visit the tallest building in North America, and then step outside on The Ledge on the 103rd floor. theskydeck.com
John Hancock Observatory North America's fastest elevator whisks you to the 94th floor where you look out labeled window walls and use multimedia devices providing stories about the views. A cafe serves appetizers, drinks and coffee at 1,000 feet up. hancockobservatory.com