Chicago is known for offering some of the finest attractions, live entertainment and cultural experiences in the world — The Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Art Institute of Chicago among them. The city has always strived to provide cultural opportunities to its residents, and has led the nation in this endeavor — as evidenced by The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, the first planetarium to open in the Western Hemisphere.
Chicago is also home to nearly four dozen theaters that offer the finest in live entertainment, and the Lincoln Park Zoo (operated by the Chicago Park District) is one of the few remaining zoos with free admission. Chicago is also the home of the Bears, Bulls, Cubs, Sox, Rush, Blackhawks and Fire.
www.ci.chi.il.us Chicago’s official website. Explores city arts and culture, parks and recreation, travel and transportation, as well as upcoming events. The Mayor’s Office of Special Events can be reached at 312-744-3315.
www.choosechicago.com Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau — an excellent source for things to do, sightseeing tours, accommodations, restaurants and more. 312-567-8500
www.chicago.citysearch.com All the information you’ll need to find the hottest night spots in the city — including comedy and music clubs, restaurants, hotels, shopping; and specifics on directions, hours, bus lines and more.