Only In Chicago
CONSIDER EXTENDING YOUR VISIT TO CHICAGO!
The vibrant city of Chicago presents a myriad of options for world class travelers. From museums and architecture, to cultural and sporting events, the windy city offers world-class adventures for everyone.
Soaring architecture, cutting edge cuisine, unique neighborhoods and a flourishing theater scene all help define Chicago as a cosmopolitan capital. We invite you to extend your stay before and/or after the Advancing Justice Conference to explore all there is to see and do in our host city, that makes it second to none.
Our special Sheraton guest room rate of $209 per night is valid Saturday, September 22, 2012 through Tuesday, October 2, 2012!
We’ve put together a checklist of classic Chicago activities that demonstrate the breadth of what the city has to offer, so let the fun begin!
The 39th Ryder Cup Matches will be held September 28–30, 2012, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois. It will be the first time Illinois has staged the competition. Europe will be the defending Cup holder, having defeated the USA by 14½ points to 13½ in the 2010 competition at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales.
Noon – Sunday, September 23 vs. LA Rams!
Games run through Oct 3, 2012
Chicago White Sox
Games run through Oct 3, 2012
Willis Tower (312) 875-9696
Visit the Tallest Building in North America at the Willis Tower and step out onto The Ledge, a suspended glass box atSkydeck Chicago more than 1,000 feet in the sky.
Museum of Science and Industry (773) 684-1414
The newly redesigned Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home exhibit is a real, functioning three-story, modular and sustainable “green” home that highlights unique eco-friendly technologies for the 21st century.
Submerge yourself in the U-505 German Submarine at the Museum of Science & Industry, the Largest Science Museum in the Western Hemisphere.
Adler Planetarium (312) 922-7827
Find yourself Deep in Space at the Adler Planetarium’s Grainger Sky Theater. As the World’s Most Advanced Digital Theater, the Grainger boasts images that are eight times sharper than your digital cinema.
Shedd Aquarium (312) 939-2438
Dive in to a coastal environment of Beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, and seals at the Shedd Aquarium’s 3-million-gallon saltwater Oceanarium, the Largest Indoor Marine Mammal Habitat in the World.
The Field Museum (312) 922-9410
Pay a visit to the Largest, Most Complete, Best Preserved T. rex ever discovered. You can meet the T. rex named Sue atThe Field Museum. Don’t worry, she doesn’t bite.
The Art Institute of Chicago (312) 443-3600
Take pleasure in one of the World’s Finest and Largest Collections of French Impressionist art at The Art Institute ofChicago. And while you’re there, explore the architecturally stunning Modern Wing, which allows the Art Institute to house great collections of modern and contemporary art.
Chicago Cultural Center (312) 744-6630
Look up at the World’s Largest Tiffany Art Glass Dome in the Chicago Cultural Center for a sparkling masterpiece created with nearly 30,000 pieces of stained glass.
Lincoln Park Zoo (312) 742-2000
Roar with the lions at one of the nation’s last Free Zoos. Offering an unforgettable wildlife experience amid a stunning skyline, the Lincoln Park Zoo is open to the public for free every day of the year.
Navy Pier (312) 595-5300
Ford the Chicago River by boat tour and explore Chicago’s architectural wonders on the Only River in the World that Flows Backwards. The reversal of the Chicago River was a pioneering, massive public works effort that saved the Chicago region from waterborne diseases in the early 1900s.
Ride on the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier. It’s modeled after the very first Ferris wheel built for Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Rides, shops, restaurants and boat tours abound at the Midwest’s Number One Attraction.
Millennium Park (312) 744-6050
Explore Chicago’s lush Millennium Park that is home to the famous Cloud Gate or “Bean” sculpture, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Lurie Garden, and the Crown Fountain that spouts water from its digital faces. Millennium Park is constructed on top of a railroad yard and expansive parking garages – making it one of the Largest Green Roofs in the World.
World Music Festival
The best international music converges upon Chicago during the annual multi-venue World Music Festival: Chicago, the largest and longest running festival of international music in the US. World Music Festival: Chicago returns September 21-27.
EXPO Chicago (312) 428-3094
EXPO Chicago, a new international art fair at Navy Pier debuts September 19-23, 2012. This inaugural expo opens the fall art season in Chicago, showcasing up to 100 international art galleries in a curated mix of contemporary and modern art, design and new mediums.
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