Best of Illinois

      Is there anything else in Illinois except Chicago? Yes, I’m sure there is, but we have only been to Chicago so that is all we know. Thus, my “best of Illinois” will become the “best of Chicago.”

     Chicago is a great city! It has fantastic museums, wonderful public parks, one of the most beautiful skylines in the world, beaches (Lake Michigan looks as large and impressive as the ocean), and interesting ethnic enclaves.

     One of my favorite buildings in the world is in Chicago. It is the Water Tower, one of the few city buildings to survive the famous fire of 1871.

Water Tower

Chicago’s parks sport fountains, like the Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain

and flowers

Lincoln Park

and the Skyline is magnificent.

Chicago Skyline

  The city also has the tallest building in the United States, the Willis (once Sears) Tower.

Willis Tower

   There are also fantastic world-class museums, such as, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago Museum.

     There is great shopping along the Magnificent Mile, a portion of Michigan Avenue in the downtown..

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