It’s time to plan a visit to Chicago, the most populous city in the Midwest. You are going to have a great vacation, and you won’t believe how many unique and interesting places of interest there are to explore. Have you heard of Chicagoland? It’s the nickname for the entire metro area, and the population of that area is over 10 million.
Unique Locations to Visit in Chicago
Let’s start looking at those unique locations in Chicago. I’m going to skip Millennium Park because I have reviewed it for so many other articles in the past. It is a unique place, but it is also one of the most visited attractions in the city. As for the more unique, niche attractions in The Windy City, let’s start with the Richard H Driehaus Museum.
Richard H Driehaus Museum
Located on East Erie Street, this museum features a guided tour of the Gilded Age. Do you like the show Downtown Abbey? Clothes from the set are featured there, and you will also want to check out the Tiffany Exhibit. The mansion is beautiful, the architecture amazing, and there are plenty of period pieces to check out. Reviews talk about polite and informative curators, and so this experience would be a unique adventure.
Robie House is also a popular place to visit, and it is located on South Woodlawn Avenue. You have surely heard of Frank Loyd Wright, and this place is his work. It is a favorite place of architecture buffs, but all will enjoy paying it a visit. One person called it a design masterpiece, and there is a guided tour available. It always helps when you get the guided tour of the place so you see more and learn more.
Compass Health Center
Compass Health Center is another popular location in Chicago. Their treatment center is cutting edge in their approach to intensive level psychiatric treatment. Their goal is to help patients overcome debilitating psychiatric symptoms through scientifically proven treatment modalities such as the intensive outpatient program. They pride themselves in offering superior, compassionate, innovative treatment to the North Shore and Chicago area.
Another one of the unique locations in Chicago is Grant Park. It is on East Randolph Street, which by the way is the same street that Millennium Park is on, too. This place is in downtown Chicago, and you will also find the Buckingham Fountain there. Lake Michigan is off to the side, and Grant Park is a beautiful place to be. Just wait until you see the statues that are there as well.
You might also want to check out Navy Pier. It is on East Grand Avenue, and there is a Ferris wheel and amusement park there. There used to be a stained glass museum, but reviews say it is gone now. You will also find souvenir shops, an IMAX theater and a beer garden there, among other things. And you can even take a boat ride, which sounds good to me.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Fashion Outlets of Chicago is located just a few minutes from O’Hare International Airport and about 15 minutes from downtown Chicago, in Rosemont, Illinois. The shopping center has a two-level indoor outlet shopping experience featuring over 120 designer outlets offering great savings up to 75% off every day. Amenities and shopping incentives are available such as the Green Savings Card for discounts and incentives at your favorite participating stores and restaurants for only $5.
There are so many unique locations for you to visit in The Windy City. These are just some of what to expect. Some attractions in Chicago are easy to find and run into, but others you might want to look up and make sure you don’t miss out. You won’t miss out on these places now that you are familiar with them and where they are located. So now you can add them to your Chicago vacation itinerary.