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Saturday 31 October 2020
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My Chicago: If you could take a visitor to just one Chicago landmark, what would it be?

The question: If you could take a visitor to just one Chicago landmark, what would it be?

“The Museum of Science & Industry. It’s a completely unique museum that encompasses science, culture and just plain awesomeness! And it is one of the only remaining buildings from the Columbian Exposition.”

— Orion Couling | Tall Ship Adventures

 

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marina-389x286“The Cloud Gate ‘Bean’ and the Frank Gehry-designed Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The Art Institute, without question. And the most beautiful view of the city is from the Hancock.”

— Marina Christiansen | Chef concierge at the Westin Michigan Avenue

 

 

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“The Museum of Science & Industry because it’s the only surviving building from the 1893 World’s Fair. It used to be the Palace of Fine Arts, and there’s this beautiful, rich history that made Chicago the center of the world.”

— Gaurav Shroff | GM at The Inn of Lincoln Park

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“Definitely the lakefront, especially the lakefront path with the bike riding, fitness activities and people watching and the beach. It’s a great view of the skyline and all the boats.”

— Schae Lewis | Mission 2 Organize

 

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“The Garfield Park Conservatory because it’s so beautiful and not that many people know about it. It’s great for kids with a County Fair and Chocolate Festival. Just a fantastic place to explore.”

— Johnietta Johnson | Chicago Office

 

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“I’m 100 percent Polish, so I would take them to the Shedd Aquarium to see the statue outside of Nicolaus Copernicus, the father of modern astronomy. That’s some Polish pride. ”

— Mark Kowalik | Bobby’s Bike Hike

 

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“I would say the Buckingham Fountain. Everyone sees it when they come here, and it gives Chicagoans a reminder of the early days. And it’s beautiful.”

— Gina Driskell | Hospitality Tours

 

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“I would take them to a Blackhawks-Red Wings game at the United Center. It’s the closest thing we have to a college football rivalry and atmosphere at the pro level.”

— Jim O’Connor | Kilo Kai Rum