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My daughter and I visited Chicago for her birthday this year (in March, BRRR!), and to be honest we just kind of wandered around because we were completely clueless as to where to go and what to see. I had researched it online before we hit the road, but there were varying reviews of everything, so we just kind of picked things at random and went for it.

Must See in Chicago

If I had a book like 1,000 Places to See Before You Die before I went on my trip (or even the App!), I think it would've been much more organized! I'm heading back in July, and have put these places on my list of must-sees. We did get to see Millenium Park, but it's so awesome I'm going back!

Art Institute of Chicago

Why it's a must see: Amazing collection of paintings and masterpieces. Plus a roof-top terrace with views of the Chicago Skyline.

How to get more information: / 312-443-3600

Chicago Architecture Tour

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Why it's a must see: After the Great Fire of 1871, Chicago had to rebuild, and rebuild it did! The architecture in Chicago is like no place else on Earth. It's simply breathtaking. Guided walking and bus tours – plus a boat tour from May through November.

How to get more information: / 312-922-3432

Museum of Science and Industry

Why it's a must see: Lots of hands-on fun! Tour an authentic WWII German submarine, explore a coal mine, and more. This is great for kids and adults alike.

How to get more information: / 773-684-1414

Millenium Park

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Why it's a must see: The Cloud Gate AKA The “BEAN”! Plus, free concerts from June to August – and a free ice skating rink November through March.

How to get more information: / 312-742-2963

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  1. If I had to choose one, it would be Australia. But, my dream is to see all 7 natural wonders of the world.

  2. I’ve always had it my head that I’d like to go to Italy…..Don’t even know why because I’m Irish and German!!!! :)

  3. Is this my second comment? lol. I want to go so many places, but I have a great desire to go to China. I have always wanted to go there. Next year, I have plans to visit Turks & Caicos. I would love to visit all of the United States. And ultimately, I plan to visit Africa.

  4. Considering that I have a major fear of large bodies of water and won’t get on a plane. I’d say I am limited in choices. Lol! I would someday like to visit Alaska.

  5. I would like to go to Alaska in honor of my Aunt Diane. That is one place she always wanted to go but never go to. Unfotunately she is gone now but if I went it would be in her honor

  6. At first , I thought that Tahiti would be a great place to visit…and it would be , but I would like to see Croatia before I die. Thereis where my grandparents came from.

  7. I would visit Maine… Not sure where, but have Lways wanted to since reading Sarah, Plain and Tall

  8. I would love to travel to Australia. It has always been a fantasy of mine. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book of wonderful ideas.

  9. I’m from NW IN and used to live less than an hour from Good ol’ Chi-town!
    Suggestions for your next visit:
    Sear tower
    John Hancock building
    Navy pier(Bring LOTS of quarters!)
    Lincoln park zoo
    Museum of Natural History(Rawr! Dinosaurs and mummys and more cool stuff oh my!!!)
    Shedd Aquarium
    Glad y’all had fun!!!

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