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Chicago, also known as the Windy City, with its picturesque skyline is an impressive sight that soon reveals world-class museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks, public art and perhaps the finest downtown collection of architecture in the world.

Major attractions in Chicago for student group travel include a trip to the observation deck at the Willis Tower also known as Skydeck, or 360 Chicago in the John Hancock building. Chicago’s most popular museums include Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum and the Art Institute. But don’t forget, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Students may enjoy the many shopping opportunities and a variety of sports and entertainment options, such as baseball games, Blue Man Group, Comedy Sportz, Chicago Symphony and theater at one of the historic theaters in the downtown area.

Chicago Destinations & Attractions:

  • 360 Chicago at John Hancock Observatory
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Bike and Segway Tours
  • Broadway in Chicago
  • Blue Man Group
  • Chicago Architecture Tours
  • Chicago Lyric Opera
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Cloud Gate "The Bean"
  • ComedySportz
  • Drury Lane Dinner Theatre
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Medieval Times Dinner Theatre
  • Millennial Park 
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Navy Pier
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Six Flags Great America
  • Spirit Cruises
  • The Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower
  • Wendella Boats
  • Wrigley Field Tours

Chicago Performance Opportunities:

  • Adler Planetarium
  • Field Museum
  • John Hancock Building
  • Medieval Times
  • Six Flags Great America
  • The Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower