39 Best Sights & Landmarks To See In Chicago For Bucket List Ideas With Family

Beyond traditional attractions Chicago has many sights and landmark, natural playgrounds, historical landmarks, and beautiful landscapes. It is no wonder visitors find it difficult to see them all. The city has many different things to see, for family fun or just traveling solo, you can spend your entire day perusing the city’s cache of sights. Some of the Chicago’s best museums to see when looking for major attractions are Chicago Chinatown and Crown Fountain. And, like always we’ve got a list of our favorites for your bucket list below.

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Tilt
Tilt - Lookouts - Challenge yourself to something different like a 30 degree tilt with a fantastic view of the city at Tilt

Challenge yourself to something different like a 30 degree tilt with a fantastic view of the city at Tilt

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Chicago Chinatown
Chicago Chinatown - Neighborhoods - Be fascinated by the interesting shops as well as the great restaurants serving Chinese cuisines at Chicago Chinatown

Be fascinated by the interesting shops as well as the great restaurants serving Chinese cuisines at Chicago Chinatown

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Fourth Presbyterian Church
Fourth Presbyterian Church - Sacred & Religious Sites - Take a look at the nice architecture with a lovely interiors as well as beautiful stain glass at Fourth Presbyterian Church

Take a look at the nice architecture with a lovely interiors as well as beautiful stain glass at Fourth Presbyterian Church

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Chicago Pedway
Chicago Pedway - Points of Interest & Landmarks - Pass through this underground network of tunnel that connect many important buildings within the Loop at Chicago Pedway

Pass through this underground network of tunnel that connect many important buildings within the Loop at Chicago Pedway

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Boystown
Boystown - Neighborhoods - Explore this gay friendly community with great nightlife as well as restaurants of every flavor to dine in at Boystown

Explore this gay friendly community with great nightlife as well as restaurants of every flavor to dine in at Boystown

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Chicago Riverwalk
Popular Chicago Riverwalk - Historic Walking Areas - Take a refreshing walk through downtown to Lake Michigan with lots to see plus nice views from the river at Chicago Riverwalk

Take a refreshing walk through downtown to Lake Michigan with lots to see plus nice views from the river at Chicago Riverwalk

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Baha'i House of Worship
Baha'i House of Worship - Architectural Buildings - Experience this peaceful spiritual haven for a quiet uplifting contemplation at Baha'i House of Worship

Experience this peaceful spiritual haven for a quiet uplifting contemplation at Baha'i House of Worship

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Holy Name Cathedral
Popular Holy Name Cathedral - Architectural Buildings - Have some quite time at this famous cathedral that exudes peace from the exterior to the interior at Holy Name Cathedral

Have some quite time at this famous cathedral that exudes peace from the exterior to the interior at Holy Name Cathedral

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Chagall's Four Seasons
Chagall's Four Seasons - Points of Interest & Landmarks - Have a look at this lovely Chagall masterpiece of colorful mosaics in an imaginative art at Chagall's Four Seasons

Have a look at this lovely Chagall masterpiece of colorful mosaics in an imaginative art at Chagall's Four Seasons

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Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
Popular Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower - Architectural Buildings - Experience this equally terrifying but fun glass bottom sky deck with an amazing view at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

Experience this equally terrifying but fun glass bottom sky deck with an amazing view at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Crown Fountain
Popular Crown Fountain - Fountains - Take a look at this unique piece of interactive art that you can't even imagine until you see it at Crown Fountain

Take a look at this unique piece of interactive art that you can't even imagine until you see it at Crown Fountain

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Robie House
Popular Robie House - Architectural Buildings - Join an informative tour at this wonderful creation of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie style home at Robie House

Join an informative tour at this wonderful creation of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie style home at Robie House

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Buckingham Fountain
Popular Buckingham Fountain - Fountains - This is such a lovely place with a spectacular fountain where water move to change heights at Buckingham Fountain

This is such a lovely place with a spectacular fountain where water move to change heights at Buckingham Fountain

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United Center
Popular United Center - Arenas & Stadiums - Catch an exciting game at this fabulously organized stadium with great views from any point at United Center

Catch an exciting game at this fabulously organized stadium with great views from any point at United Center

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Wrigley Building
Wrigley Building - Architectural Buildings - Discover this acclaimed iconic Chicago landmark with the most beautiful architecture at Wrigley Building

Discover this acclaimed iconic Chicago landmark with the most beautiful architecture at Wrigley Building

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Picasso Statue
Picasso Statue - Monuments & Statues - Check out Daley square to find the amazingly historical Picasso Statue which is fun to explore from every angle

Check out Daley square to find the amazingly historical Picasso Statue which is fun to explore from every angle

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Guaranteed Rate Field
Guaranteed Rate Field - Arenas & Stadiums - Watch the White Sox play at this gorgeous arena with great seats plus the best food options ever at Guaranteed Rate Field

Watch the White Sox play at this gorgeous arena with great seats plus the best food options ever at Guaranteed Rate Field

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Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel - Architectural Buildings - Walk through this historic chapel which is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful ceiling at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Walk through this historic chapel which is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful ceiling at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

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Chicagoland Speedway
Chicagoland Speedway - Auto Race Tracks - Book a ticket for a thrilling car race or sign up for the best racing school experience money can buy at Chicagoland Speedway

Book a ticket for a thrilling car race or sign up for the best racing school experience money can buy at Chicagoland Speedway

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Flamingo Sculpture
Flamingo Sculpture - Monuments & Statues - Take a look at the beautiful orange sculpture which is a great accent against the surrounding buildings at Flamingo Sculpture

Take a look at the beautiful orange sculpture which is a great accent against the surrounding buildings at Flamingo Sculpture

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Tribune Tower
Tribune Tower - Architectural Buildings - Appreciate the fabulous architecture which is a nice expression of the great early 20th Century architecture at Tribune Tower

Appreciate the fabulous architecture which is a nice expression of the great early 20th Century architecture at Tribune Tower

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Pilsen
Pilsen - Neighborhoods - Stroll down this nice Bohemian style neighborhood with amazing colorful murals lined up the streets at Pilsen

Stroll down this nice Bohemian style neighborhood with amazing colorful murals lined up the streets at Pilsen

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Wrigley Field
Popular Wrigley Field - Arenas & Stadiums - Catch an exciting game at this gorgeous ball park with great seats as well as great views plus great food at Wrigley Field

Catch an exciting game at this gorgeous ball park with great seats as well as great views plus great food at Wrigley Field

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Graceland Cemetery
Graceland Cemetery - Cemeteries - Take a look at this serene yet vibrant park cemetery where prominent personalities were laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery

Take a look at this serene yet vibrant park cemetery where prominent personalities were laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery

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Chicago Cultural Center
Popular Chicago Cultural Center - Art Galleries - Drop by this stunning landmark with two spectacular Tiffany glass domes as well as art exhibits at Chicago Cultural Center

Drop by this stunning landmark with two spectacular Tiffany glass domes as well as art exhibits at Chicago Cultural Center

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The Magnificent Mile
Popular The Magnificent Mile - Neighborhoods - Drive down or stroll along this awesome street with great places to do shopping as well as dining at The Magnificent Mile

Drive down or stroll along this awesome street with great places to do shopping as well as dining at The Magnificent Mile

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360 Chicago Observation Deck
Popular 360 Chicago Observation Deck - Architectural Buildings - Have an exhilarating tilt experience to have a breath taking view of city skyline at 360 Chicago Observation Deck

Have an exhilarating tilt experience to have a breath taking view of city skyline at 360 Chicago Observation Deck

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Michigan Avenue Bridge
Popular Michigan Avenue Bridge - Bridges - Drive through this magnificent well known historic double deck bridge with an amazing views at Michigan Avenue Bridge

Drive through this magnificent well known historic double deck bridge with an amazing views at Michigan Avenue Bridge

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The Loop
Popular The Loop - Neighborhoods - The most convenient destination in Chicago for business or pleasure with great choices for all kinds of shoppers at The Loop

The most convenient destination in Chicago for business or pleasure with great choices for all kinds of shoppers at The Loop

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Cloud Gate
Popular Cloud Gate - Monuments & Statues - Be blown away by this elliptical sculpture made with polished stainless steel plates that reflect the skyline at Cloud Gate

Be blown away by this elliptical sculpture made with polished stainless steel plates that reflect the skyline at Cloud Gate

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The Rookery
The Rookery - Architectural Buildings - Be amazed at the beautiful intricate work of art from the glass ceiling to the beautiful staircase at The Rookery

Be amazed at the beautiful intricate work of art from the glass ceiling to the beautiful staircase at The Rookery

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Andersonville
Andersonville - Neighborhoods - Walk through this lovely Chicago neighborhood with a perfect blend of urban as well as suburban at Andersonville

Walk through this lovely Chicago neighborhood with a perfect blend of urban as well as suburban at Andersonville

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Soldier Field
Soldier Field - Arenas & Stadiums - The grandest venue to watch an exciting football game or a great concert with superb seats at Soldier Field

The grandest venue to watch an exciting football game or a great concert with superb seats at Soldier Field

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Devon Avenue
Devon Avenue - Points of Interest & Landmarks - Shop for the finest clothing from India while learning about Indian culture plus get to taste Indian food at Devon Avenue

Shop for the finest clothing from India while learning about Indian culture plus get to taste Indian food at Devon Avenue

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Harold Washington Library Center
Harold Washington Library Center - Libraries - Go see this huge library with beautiful architecture plus large collection of books at Harold Washington Library Center

Go see this huge library with beautiful architecture plus large collection of books at Harold Washington Library Center

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Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation
Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation - Historic Sites - Appreciate blues music in this must see place where you can have a historic tour at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation

Appreciate blues music in this must see place where you can have a historic tour at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago - Universities & Schools - Explore this fabulous campus in an architecturally beautiful city which is a peaceful place to learn at University of Chicago

Explore this fabulous campus in an architecturally beautiful city which is a peaceful place to learn at University of Chicago

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Wicker Park
Wicker Park - Neighborhoods - Stroll down this great neighborhood with lots of things to see from shopping to restaurants to coffee shops at Wicker Park

Stroll down this great neighborhood with lots of things to see from shopping to restaurants to coffee shops at Wicker Park

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Historic Water Tower
Historic Water Tower - Observation Decks & Towers - Take a look at the most treasured landmark with a little bit of history in a modern city at Historic Water Tower

Take a look at the most treasured landmark with a little bit of history in a modern city at Historic Water Tower

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