"Chicago: A Virtual Field Trip"

Click on a Place to Visit:
*Adler Planetarium
*Art Institute
*Bean (The) ["Cloud Gate"]
*Brookfield Zoo
*Buckingham Fountain
*Carson Pirie Scott Building (The Sullivan Center)
*Chicago Yacht Club
*Childrens Museum
*ChinaTown
*City Hall (County Building)
*CTA (Chicago Transit Authority)
*Daley Plaza / Richard J. Daley Center
*DuSable Museum
*EL (Chicago Transit Authority)
*Field Museum
*Grant Park/ Millennium Park
*Harold Washington Library
*John Hancock Building
*Kennedy Expressway
*Lake Michigan
*Lincoln Park Zoo
*Lurie Garden
*Merchandise Mart
*Millenium Park
*Museum of Science and Industry
*Navy Pier
*Prudential Building
*Raven Theater
*Riverwalk
*Sears Tower (Willis Tower)
*Shedd Aquarium
*Soldier Field
*State of Illinois Building (former) (Bilandic Building)
*State of Illinois Building (Thompson Center)
*Sun Times, Chicago Newspaper
*Tribune, Chicago Newspaper
*Tribune Tower
*United Center
*U.S. Cellular Field (formerly New Comiskey Park)
*Old Water Tower Building
*Water Tower Place
*Willis Tower...see Sears Tower
*Wrigley Field

*Extras Section*
  Chicago Fire
  Chicago History / Chicago History Fair
  Learn About Chicago
  People of Chicago
  Taste of Chicago
  Venetian Night
 
 

Adler Planetarium

http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/
This is a link to the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum.
http://www.spitzinc.com/project/adler-planetarium/
Learn about the dome at the Adler Planetarium.
http://www.cityinsights.com/chicago/chadlerp.htm
This site lists address and the hours for the Adler Planetarium.
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/adler-planetarium-chicago
Yelp provides many pictures taken at the Adler Planetarium
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/23.html
Visit this link to learn some Adler Planetarium history.
http://adlerplanetarium.tripod.com/#history
Use this link to learn about the Zeiss II projector used at the Adler Planetarium from 1930-1969.
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Art Institute
http://www.artic.edu/
This main site connects you with the Art Institute Museum and the Art Institute School.
https://www.artinstituteshop.org/
The museum shop at the Art Institute of Chicago.
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/the-art-institute-of-chicago.html
Visit this Chicago Traveler site to learn more about the Art Institute.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/artinstitute.htm
Go here to learn about the outside and the inside of the Art Institute.
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The Bean ("Cloud Gate")
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_-artarchitecture.html#cloud
Learn about The Bean (Cloud Gate) at this City of Chicago link.

http://www.chicagotraveler.com/cloud-gate-chicago
Explore the wonders of Chicago - The Bean.

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_-abouttheartistanishkapoor.html
Learn about the artist, Anish Kapoor.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/chi-0404250487apr25-story.html
Chicago Tribune 2004 article "Revealing The Bean".

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150917/downtown/whats-inside-bean-photos-show-building-of-cloud-gate
Article with pictures showing the building of The Bean.
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Brookfield Zoo
http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/
This is the official Brookfield Zoo web site.
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/brookfield-zoo.html
If you want to know a little history about Brookfield Zoo or you want to see a map of its location, go to this site.
http://centerstage.net/other/brookfield-zoo.html
Learn about prices, hours, and directions to Brookfield Zoo.
http://www.aaskolnick.com/zoo/
This site, by Andrew Skolnick, is slow loading because of all of the pictures. If you are patient, you will see some marvelous animal pictures.
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/172.html
At this Encyclopedia of Chicago site, you can learn a lot about the history of Brookfield Zoo.
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Buckingham Fountain
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/buckinghamfountain.htm
Learn the history of Buckingham Fountain.
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/clarence-f-buckingham-memorial-fountain/
This Chicago Park District link is the official website for Buckingham Fountain.
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/Switch-On-Summer-2016-at-Grant/
Switch on Buckingham Fountain 2016 (Chicago)
http://easyaccesschicago.org/access_info/attractions.php?id=1
Learn about the fountain and areas around it.
http://www.cityinsights.com/buckinghamfountain.htm
This site provides a picture and some information about Buckingham Fountain.
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Carson Pirie Scott Building (in Chicago's downtown - The Sullivan Center)

http://www.thesullivancenter.com/
Learn about the history of the Sullivan Center (formerly the Carson Pirie Scott Building..
http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/sullivan.html
Learn about the architecture of Louis Sullivan and the Carson Pirie Scott Building.
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/chicago/c9.htm
This National Park Services link has a lot of historical information about the Carson Pirie Scott Building.
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2586.html
Read about the Carson Pirie Scott Building at this Encyclopedia of Chicago link.

http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2013/02/07/a-not-so-brief-history-of-a-chicago-landmark-the-sullivan-center/
Go to this Chicago Architecture Blog site to learn more about the Carson Pirie Scott Building.

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Chicago Yacht Club
https://www.chicagoyachtclub.org/
This is the main website for the Chicago Yacht Club.
https://www.chicagoyachtclub.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=366035&ssid=277330&vnf=1
Learn about the history of the Chicago Yacht Club.
http://www.cycracetomackinac.com/
The Chicago Yacht Club participates yearly in the Race to Mackinac.
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Children's Museum

http://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/
Visit this site to learn about the museum for kids at Navy Pier.
https://navypier.com/chicago-childrens-museum/
Visit this Navy Pier site to learn about the Chicago Children's Museum at the Pier. 
http://www.chicagoparent.com/resources/going-places/museums/children's/chicago-children's-museum
Find out more about the Chicago Children's Museum at this link.
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ChinaTown

http://www.chicago-chinatown.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?li=26
Click here to learn about Chicago's ChinaTown history.
http://chicagochinatown.org/
This links to the Chicago ChinaTown Chamber of Commerce.
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2013/A-Guide-to-Chinatown-Where-to-Eat-Shop-and-Play/
Go to this link to find out where to eat, shop, and play in ChinaTown (Chicago Magazine, 2013)
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City Hall (County Building)
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2015/01/26/a-history-of-the-cook-countycity-hall-building/
This Chicago Architecture link provides information about Chicago's City Hall and Cook County Building.
http://interactive.wttw.com/timemachine/chicago%E2%80%99s-seven-city-halls
Learn about Chicago's seven city halls at this WTTW link.
http://www.asla.org/meetings/awards/awds02/chicagocityhall.html
This site tells about the roof gardens on the city hall building.
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/city-hall-chicago
Yelp provides photos of city hall.
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/city-hall-county-building.html
Explore the wonders of Chicago's City Hall at this site.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/cityhall.htm
Click here to get some general information about Chicago's City Hall.
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CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) - Chicago EL
http://www.transitchicago.com/
This is the home site for the Chicago Transit Authority.
http://gochicago.about.com/od/gettingaroundchicago/a/cta_overview.htm
This link provides an overview of Chicago's transportation system.
http://www.transitchicago.com/schedules/
Go to this site to see the bus schedules / maps and train schedule maps.
http://www.chicago-l.org/history/index.html
Learn about the history of the Chicago "L" at this site.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-02-14/news/ct-talk-cta-el-or-l-0214-20120214_1_cta-train-cta-twitter-tweet
Is it the "L" or the "EL"? Click here to read an explanation of the terms.
http://www.transitchicago.com/howto/
This link provides Chicago CTA how-to guides and information.
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Daley Plaza / Richard J. Daley Center
http://www.thedaleycenter.com/
Use this link to visit the Richard J. Daley Center site.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_s_publicartthepicassountitledsculpture.html
This link gives information about the Picasso sculpture at the Daley Center.
http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/daleycenter/index.htm
Learn about the Richard J. Daley Center and Daley Plaza at this site.
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=116757
At this site, you can learn the location, size, and facts about the Richard J. Daley Center.
https://www.google.com/search?q=chicago+picasso&espv=2&biw=1440&bih=726&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjR7O-gkqPMAhXIkYMKHVHXDGAQsAQIKg
Click here to see images of the famous Chicago Picasso art.
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/daley-civic-center.html
Explore the wonders of Chicago - the Daley Civic Center at this Chicago Travelers link.
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/1288/Untitled.php
Visit this link to learn abouto the Picasso sculpture at the Chicago Architecture site.
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DuSable Museum

http://www.dusablemuseum.org/
Go to this site to visit the Museum of African American History.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/dusable-museum-of-african-american-history-chicago
This yelp link provides the address, access hours, and pictures of the DuSable Museum.
http://www.choosechicago.com/articles/view/DUSABLE-MUSEUM-OF-AFRICAN-AMERICAN-HISTORY/199/
This Choose Chicago link provides background information about the Chicago DuSable Museum.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicagos-dusable-museum-granted-smithsonian-affiliation/
Chicago's DuSable Museum is granted affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in March of 2016.
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Field Museum
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/
This is the main site for the Field Museum. The site lists the address and phone number of the museum. It tells of the main attractions at the museum.
http://cityinsights.com/chfieldm.htm
Learn about the hours for the Field Museum at this site.
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/guide-to-chicago-field-museum.htm
See a picture, learn the history, and read about some of the exhibits at the Field Museum.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/fieldmuseum.htm
Learn about the museum's history, and the Field Museum's exhibits at this site.
https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Illinois/Chicago-777256/Things_To_Do-Chicago-Field_Museum_of_Natural_History-BR-1.html
View a lot of outside and inside pictures of the Chicago Field Museum at this Vitual Tourist link.
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Grant Park / Millennium Park
http://www.cityinsights.com/grantpark.htm
This site provides a beautiful picture of Grant Park. It gives a phone number to use to gather information.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/grantpark.htm
Go here to learn about the history and design of Grant Park.
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/chicago_millennium_park.htm
Find out about Millennium Park within Grant Park at this site.
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/grant-park.html
This site tells about Grant Park and shows a map of its location.
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/grant-park/
At this Chicago Park District page, you can learn a lot about Grant Park.
http://www.millenniumpark.org/
Visit this site to see pictures of the park, learn about its architecture, and find out about events at the park.
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Harold Washington Library

http://www.chipublib.org/locations/15/
This links you directly to the Harold Washington Library Center.
http://www.chipublib.org/
This is the main site of the Chicago Public Library. 
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/harold-washington-library-center.html
Go here to learn some of the history behind the Harold Washington Library. There is a map here, too.
Fodor's 
This site describes the library building and lists the hours of operation.
http://www.chipublib.org/news/top-10-things-to-do-at-harold-washington-library-center/
This 2014 list tells things to do at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago.
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/chicago-public-library-harold-washington-library-center-chicago-2
At the above yelp link, you are able to see inside and outside pictures of the Chicago Harold Washington Library.
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John Hancock Building
http://www.wilmette39.org/virtualmuseum/museum01/Frost01/jalph.html
Central School's 3rd grade  students tell about the John Hancock Building
http://www.hancock-observatory.com/visitorinfo.asp
This site tells about hours and observatory at the Hancock Building.
http://www.cityinsights.com/johnhancock.htm
This site provides the address and phone number of the John Hancock Building. There is a picture, too.
http://www.johnhancockcenterchicago.com/
This is a John Hancock Center site is a good beginning place to start to learn about the property.
http://www.johnhancockcenterchicago.com/building.html
Go here to vivew an explanation of the John Hancock Building features.
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Kennedy Expressway

http://www.wow.com/wiki/Kennedy_Expressway
This site gives some background information about the Chicago Kennedy Expressway.
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/440.html
At this link, you will find information about the expressways around Chicago.
http://www.chicagoroads.com/roads/kennedy/
The Kennedy Expressway was once the Northwest Expressway/
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/the-kennedy-expressway-chicago
Yelp shares pictures of the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-101105-kennedy-expressway-pictures-photogallery.html
The Kennedy Expressway turns 50.
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Lake Michigan
http://www.ohwy.com/il/l/lkmichig.htm
Find out some facts about Lake Michigan at this Online Highways site.
http://www.great-lakes.net/tourism/circletour/michigan/
Go here to see a map of Lake Michigan and the cities that border the lake.
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/boat_tours.htm
Do you want to take a boat ride on Lake Michigan? Go to this site and find out what companies run boat tours, how long each tour takes, and what is the price.
http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0833035.html
Go to this FactMonster site to learn about Lake Michigan's size and what rivers flow into the lake.
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/711.html
Visit this Encyclopedia of Chicago link to learn about Lake Michigan.
http://www.livescience.com/32011-lake-michigan.html
This site provides information about Lake Michigan's history and water temperature.
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Lincoln Park Zoo
http://www.cityinsights.com/lincolnparkzoo.htm
This site tells the location and hours for the Lincoln Park Zoo.
http://www.lpzoo.com/
This is the main Linclon Park Zoo web site.
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/lincoln-park-zoo-chicago
See pictures of Lincoln Park Zoo at this Chicago yelp site.
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/lincoln-park-zoo.html
Find out when Lincoln Park Zoo first opened and how many days the zoo is open throughout the year.
http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/illinois/lincoln-park-zoo.php
Learn about the early years of Lincoln Park Zoo at this site.
http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/chicagos-lincoln-park-zoo/
Lincoln Park Zoo is a great, free Chicago attraction.
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Lurie Garden
http://www.luriegarden.org/
This link takes you to information about Lurie Garden in Chicago's Millennium Park.
http://www.luriegarden.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Lurie-Garden-Fact-Sheet-2016.pdf
This is the 2016 Lurie Garden Fact Sheet.
http://millenniumparkfoundation.org/places/lurie-garden/
The Millennium Park Foundation gives information about the Lurie Garden at this link.
http://www.ggnltd.com/projects_detail.php?id=22
If you have the QuickTime plugin, go to this link and click on the arrows in the bottom left side of the screen. You will see many beautiful pictures of the Lurie Garden.
http://www.gatewaygreen.org/the-lurie-garden-of-chicagos-millennium-park/
At this link, you can read about Chicago's Millennium Park and the Lurie Garden.
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Merchandise Mart
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=116907
Go to this site to learn about the location and some facts about the Merchandise Mart.
http://www.merchandisemart.com/mmart/
Find out the address and phone number of the Merchadise Mart from their main site.
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/the-merchandise-mart.html
See a picture and learn some history about the Merchandise Mart.
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/1048/The-Merchandise-Mart.php
This Chicago Architecture link provides information about rhe Merchandise Mart.
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/the-merchandise-mart-chicago
This yelp link provides pictures of the Merchandise Mart.
http://www.britannica.com/topic/Merchandise-Mart
The Encyclopedia Britannica gives a lot of information about the Chicago Merchandise Mart.
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Millennium Park
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park.html
This is the City of Chicago's link to Millennium Park.
http://www.choosechicago.com/things-to-do/tours-and-attractions/millennium-park/
Here is more information about Millennium Park.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/millenniumpark.htm
This link provides information about the history of Millennium Park.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_history.html
Go here to read a short history of Millennium Park.
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/6404.html
This Encyclopedia of Chicago History link tells about the building of Millennium Park.
http://michiganavemag.com/10-years-of-millennium-park-history
Read this 2014 article, "10 Years of Millennium Park History", to gather facts about the park.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_-artarchitecture.html#cloud
Learn about The Bean (Cloud Gate) at this City of Chicago link.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_s_publicartcrownfountaininmillenniumpark.html
Crown Fountain is a fun place to visit at Millennium Park?
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Museum of Science and Industry
http://www.msichicago.org/
This is the home page for the Museum of Science and Industry.
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/859.html
Go to this Encyclopeida of Chicago History link to learn about the history of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/museumofscienceandindustry.htm
Learn a lot about the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry at this site.
http://www.hydepark.org/historicpres/MuseumSciInd.htm
This 2008 Hyde Park article gives the history of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, as well as some related important dates (through 2008).
http://www.britannica.com/topic/Museum-of-Science-and-Industry
The Encyclopedia Britannica gives some basic information about the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
http://rosenwaldfilm.org/rosenwald/2013/01/31/an-industrial-museum-in-chicago-rosenwalds-museum-of-science-and-industry/
Find out the first name of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
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Navy Pier
http://www.cityinsights.com/navypier.htm
Here you will find a great picture of Navy Pier and some information about this exciting place.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/navypier.htm
Go to this A View on Cities site to learn about Navy Pier's history.
http://www.navypier.com/
This is the main page for the Navy Pier web site.
http://www.choosechicago.com/articles/view/NAVY-PIER-DAZZLES-DAY-AND-NIGHT/84/
Learn about Chicago's Navy Pier at this Things to Do in Chicago link.
https://navypier.com/history-centennial-vision/
Learn about the planning of Chicago's Navy Pier's 100th birthday.
http://www.uic.edu/depts/uichistory/navypier1.html
This link provides information about Navy Pier from 1914-1946. Find out which university once used Navy Pier for a college campus.
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Prudential Building
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=116836
Visit this site to learn about the size of the Prudential Building..
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/1013/One-Prudential-Plaza.php
Visit this Chicago Architecture Organization's link to learn about the Prudential Building.
http://openhousechicago.org/sites/site/prudential-plaza/
This link provides some history of the Prudential Building in Chicago.
http://arcchicago.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-prudential-rediscovers-its-shine.html
Learn some background information about the Chicago Prudential Building at this link.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/buildings/chicago/prudentialbuilding.htm
This site provides some basic information about Chicago's Prudential Building.
http://www.connectingthewindycity.com/2012/12/prudential-building-chicago-december-8.html
The making of the Prudential Building in Chicago is described at this link.
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Raven Theatre

http://www.raventheatre.com/
Read about the regional theatre company that serves Chicago's far north communities, including Hayt School's Edgewater community. The theatre is acoss the street from Hayt!
http://www.raventheatre.com/mission-history
Learn some of the Raven Theatre's history at this link.
http://www.theatreinchicago.com/theatredetail.php?theatreID=30
Go here to learn some theatre details.
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/raven-theatre-company-chicago
Yelp provides some pictures of Raven Theatre in Chicago.
http://chicago.metromix.com/venues/mmxchi-raven-theatre-venue
What is inside the Raven Theatre in Chicago?
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Sears Tower (Willis Tower)
http://www.the-skydeck.com/
Go here to learn about the Willis Tower Skydeck.
http://www.willistower.com/
Go to this site to view the home page of the Willis Tower website.
http://www.willistower.com/building-information/history-and-facts/
This link provides a history and timeline of Willis (Sears Tower).
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/375/The-Willis-Tower.php
At this site you can view pictures and learn facts about the Willis (Sears) Tower.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/searstower.htm
Go here to learn about the size of the Sears Tower.
http://skyscraper.org/TALLEST_TOWERS/t_sears.htm
Find out about the planning stages of Sears Tower.
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Shedd Aquarium
http://www.sheddaquarium.org/
This is the home page of the Shedd Acquarium website.
http://www.sheddaquarium.org/About-Us/History--Architecture/
Go here to learn about the history and architecture found at the Shedd Acquarium.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/sheddaquarium.htm
At this site, you can learn about the outside of the building and the exhibits inside!
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/shedd-aquarium.html
Click here to learn some information about the Shedd Aquarium. There is a Chicago Traveler video link, too. 
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/guide-to-chicago-shedd-aquarium.htm
Click here to visit the Chicago Traveler's Guide to the Shedd Aquarium. It will tell you about different exhibits at the aquarium.
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/shedd-aquarium-chicago
Yelp provides many pictures of the Shedd Aquarium.
http://www.britannica.com/topic/Shedd-Aquarium
Encyclopedia Britannica describes the Shedd Aquarium at this link.
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Soldier Field
http://www.soldierfield.net/
This is the home page for Chicago's Soldier Field.
http://www.soldierfield.net/content/educational-tour
Take an educational tour of Soldier Field.
http://www.chicagobears.com/tradition/soldier-field-history.html
Learn about the history of Soldier Field at this Chicago Bears link.
http://www.soldierfield.net/content/stadium-history
This Soldier Field link provides a history of the stadium.
http://www.choosechicago.com/blog/post/2013/02/10-Things-You-Didn-t-Know-About-the-History-of-Soldier-Field/560/
Go here to learn 10 things you didn't know about the history of Soldier Field.
http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/2/3/10942386/a-brief-history-of-soldier-field
View some old pictures and learn some facts about Soldier Field at this link.
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Former State of Illinois Building (Bilandic Building)
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/1325/The-State-of-Illinois-Building.php
Go to this site to learn about the State of Illinois Building in downtown Chicago.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/state-of-illinois-building-chicago
Yelp gives the location of the State of Illinois Building in Chicago.
...more to come about the Thompson Center...
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State of Illinois Building (The Thompson Building)
https://www.illinois.gov/cms/About/JRTC/Pages/BuildingInfo.aspx
Go to this site to learn about the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. 
http://chicago.metromix.com/venues/mmxchi-james-r-thompson-state-of-illinoi-venue
This site provides some information on the Thompson Center in Chicago. 
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/james-r-thompson-center-chicago?start=0
Yelp provides many pictures of the Thompson Center in Chicago.
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/1034/Thompson-Center.php
This Chicago Architecture site provides some facts about the Thompson Center.
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Sun Times, The Chicago
http://www.suntimes.com/index.html
This is the actual website of the Chicago Sun Times online-newspaper.
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/269.html
Go here to learn some history about the Chicago Sun Times.
https://prezi.com/ypha9tny5orx/chicago-sun-times/
This short presentation tells what the Chicago Sun Times was called in 1844!
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/1067/Chicago-Sun-Times-Building.php
Visit this link to learn about the former Chicago Sun-Times Building.
https://chicagology.com/newspapers/
This site provides links to information about Chicago newspapers.
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Tribune, The Chicago
http://www.chicagotribune.com/
This is the actual website of the Chicago Sun Tribune online-newspaper.
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/275.html
Go here to read about the background of the Chicago Tribune.
http://www.tribpub.com/about/tribune-history/
This site provides a Chicago Tribune timeline.
http://www.britannica.com/topic/Chicago-Tribune
Encyclopedia Britannica gives some Chicago Tribune facts at this link.
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Tribune Tower
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/376/Tribune-Tower.php
Learn about a Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/tribunetower.htm
Go here to learn about some of the history behind the Tribune Tower.
http://archiseek.com/2009/1925-chicago-tribune-tower-chicago-illinois/
See some pictures and learn some history about the Tribune Tower in Chicago.
http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/hood/hood.html
Do you want to see some old pictures of the Tribune Tower in Chicago? Go here.
http://www.howellsandhood.com/history-pages-332.php
Here is another site to learn some of the history of the Chicago Tribune Tower.
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2013/03/05/pictures-of-all-149-rocks-stuck-on-the-tribune-tower/
Look at all of the stones embedded in the Chicago Tribune Tower!
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United Center
http://www.unitedcenter.com/
Learn about one of Chicago's sports and entertainment centers at this site, the home of the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks.
http://www.unitedcenter.com/venue/frequently-asked-questions/
This link provides answers to some frequently asked questions about the United Center in Chicago.
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1285.html
Visit this link to find out what the Chicago United Center replaced.
https://seatgeek.com/venues/united-center/seating-chart
Here is a seating chart of Chicago's United Center.
http://www.unitedcenter.com/venue/introduction-history/
Use this link to read a short history of the United Center in Chicago.
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U.S. Cellular Field
http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/comis2.htm
Learn the facts about U.S. Cellular Field at this site.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/ballpark/cws_attractions_map.jsp
Go here to see a seating chart of the field.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=cws
Here is the offficial site of the Chicago White Sox.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/ballpark/cws_ballpark_history.jsp
Go to this link to learn about U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Find out where the Chicago White Sox team used to play their home games in Chicago.
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/u-s-cellular-field-chicago
Yelp provides pictures at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/1289/U-S--Cellular-Field.php
This link provides more facts about Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field.
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(Old) Water Tower Building

http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/watertower.htm
This site tells a bit about the history of the Water Tower in Chicago.
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/374/Old-Water-Tower.php
Learn some historical information from this architecture site.
http://www.cityinsights.com/watertower.htm
See a picture of the old Water Tower Building at night.
https://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Research/IllinoisHistory/Documents/Feb0424.pdf
This link provides a copy of a student's essay about Chicago's historic Water Tower.
http://www.greatchicagofire.org/landmarks/water-tower/
At this great Chicago fire link, you can learn about the history Water Tower.
http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/the-chicago-water-tower.html
A lot of information about Chicago's historic Water Tower is provided at this link.
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Water Tower Place
https://www.shopwatertower.com/en.html
Learn about the Chicago Water Tower Place hours and location at this site.
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=watertowerplace-chicago-il-usa
Go here to learn facts, location, and size of the Chicago Water Tower Place.
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/water-tower-place-chicago
Yelp provides pictures of Chicago's Water Tower Place.
http://interactive.wttw.com/remembering-chicago/water-tower-place
Find out when Water Tower Place opened at this Remembering Chicago link.
https://chicagohistorytoday.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/grand-opening-water-tower-place-10-20-1975/
Use this link to learn some background history of Water Tower Place.
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Wrigley Building
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/wrigley.htm
This site tell about the history and size of the Chicago Wrigley Building.
http://www.thewrigleybuilding.com/history/
Go here to learn about the Wrigley Building's history.
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=wrigleybuilding-chicago-il-usa
Here is more information about the size, location, and historical facts of the Wrigley Building.
http://www.wurlington-bros.com/BuildYour/howwrigbld.html
Do you want to learn how to build your own copy of the Chicago Wrigley Building? Go to this site.
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/1019/Wrigley-Building.php
This link provides pictures and facts about the Chicago Wrigley Building.
http://www.thewrigleybuilding.com/
Here is the Chicago Wrigley Building's home web page.
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Wrigley Field
http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/wrigle.htm
Find out about where the Chicago Cubs play baseball at this site.
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ballpark/index.jsp
This is the home web page for the Chicago Cubs baseball team.
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=chc
Here is the official site of the Chicago Cubs!
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ballpark/information/index.jsp?content=history
This link provides the history of Chicago's Wrigley Field.
http://parade.com/271495/michaelosacky/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-wrigley-field/
Visit this March, 2014 to read the article, "11 Things You Didn't Know About Wrigley Field".
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/stadium/wrigley_field.shtml
At this Baseball Almanac link you can find out some early history of Wrigley Field.
http://graphics.chicagotribune.com/wrigley/
This 2013 Chicago Tribune link provides a Visual History of Wrigley Field.
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Learn About Chicago
 1. http://www.chicago.com/
This is the Chicago.com home page.
 2. http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en.html
The city of Chicago home page.
 3. http://www.chipublib.org/004chicago/004chicago.html
The Chicago Public Library has create a whole site to learn about Chicago!
4. http://www.choosechicago.com/
Learn about things to do in Chicago at this site.
5. http://webapps.cityofchicago.org/landmarksweb/web/home.htm;jsessionid=3MzWSb3ZL29kOgyysFNtkwwN.node4
This is an index of Chicago landmarks!
6. http://www.chicagotraveler.com/chicago-attraction-maps.htm
This Chicago Traveler site provides map links to Chicago attractions.
7. http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago/chicagoriver.htm
Go here to learn about the Chicago River.
8. http://www.choosechicago.com/articles/view/CHICAGO-FUN-FACTS/452/
This site provides fun facts about Chicago.
9. https://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/things-you-didnt-know-about-chicago?utm_term=.cawE4XWYA#.hd7J60yWY
This Buzz Feed link provides "50 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Chicago".
10. http://www.chicagoharbors.info/harborspage/
Explore the Chicago Harbors at this link.
11. http://www.chicagotraveler.com/maps.htm
Here is a great site that shows maps of different areas of Chicago.
12. http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago.htm
This A View on Cities Chicago site provides lots of links to Chicago attractions, maps, facts, pictures, and history!
13. http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/about/history.html
This is a link to Chicago's history from the main Chicago website.
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Chicago Fire
1. http://www.chicagohistory.org/fire/intro/
Learn about the Chicago Fire at this Chicagoa Historical Society link.
2. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/recon/jb_recon_chicago_1.html
Learn about the 1871 Chicago Fire at the America's Story site.
3. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/chicago/maps/index.html
Track the path of the fire and read accounts of the people who lived through it, in this interactive timeline and map.
4. http://www.chicagohistory.org/mychicago/pdf/lesson3.pdf
The Chicago Historical Society provides a lesson plan to learn about the Chicago Fire.
5. http://study.com/academy/lesson/the-great-chicago-fire-significance-history-impact.html
The Great Chicago Fire: Significance, History, & Impact.
6. http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/greatchicagofire18711.htm
This Social Studies for Kids article describes "The Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
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Chicago History / Chicago History Fair
1. http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/chicago/chindex.htm
National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. Go to this site to learn about Historic Places in Chicago.
2. http://www.10best.com/destinations/illinois/chicago/attractions/historic-sites/
Visit USA Today's list of the 10 best historic sites in Chicago.
3. http://www.chipublib.org/teen-subject/history-fair/
This is a link to sites related to the Chicago History Fair.
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Chicago People
1. http://www.chipublib.org/chicago-mayors/
Here is a chronological listing (with links) of Chicago's mayors.
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Taste of Chicago
1. http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/taste_of_chicago.html
Read about the a summer food festival in Chicago at this City of Chicago link.
2. http://www.choosechicago.com/event/Taste-of-Chicago/18479/
Find out the location and plans for the Taste of Chicago.
3. http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/taste-of-chicago-festival-chicago
Yelp provides pictures of the Taste of Chicago.
4. http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/taste_of_chicagohistory.html
Go here to learn the history of the Taste of Chicago.
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Timeline
1. http://www.chipublib.org/chicago-history-timeline/
Visit this Chicago Public Library site to learn about important dates in Chicago history.
2. http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/500011.html
This Encylopedia of Chicago link provides a timeline of Chicago events from 1822-2000.
3. http://www.timelines.ws/cities/CHICAGO.HTML
This link provides a Chicago timeline from 1674-2015.
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Venetian Night

1. http://www.choosechicago.com/event/Venetian-Night/24978/
This link provides information about 2016 Ventian Night in Chicago.
2. https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com/news/theresa-carter/venetian-night-returns-chicagos-navy-pier
Click here to learn when Venetian Night started in Chicago, why it was stopped for a while, and when it was restarted. Pay close attention to when this article was written and don't confuse the 2016 Venetian night date with an old Chicago night date given at this link.
3. http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/venetian-night.html
This site will tell you about the date Venetian Night was cancelled in Chicago. It, also, gives information about what you might expect to see on Venetian Night.
4. http://www.chicagoyachtingassociation.org/index.php/events/venetian-night
This is the Chicago Yachting Associations link to Venetian Night 2016.
5. http://venetianboatparade.com/?page_id=7
This link provides a history of Venetian Night in Chicago.
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