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Chicago is a beautiful city perched on the shores of Lake Michigan. It is home to two Major League Baseball teams and plenty of loyal fans. Theater, dance, music and the arts are all thriving at the many world-renowned institutions on Michigan Avenue and throughout the area. Check out these three spots to see why so many people love the Windy City:
U.S. Cellular Field
Takea drive to 333 West 35th Street if you're a fan of the White Sox MLB team. This is the third field that they have called home, after South Side and Comiskey Parks. The Sox have been at U.S. Cellular Field since 1991. The facility was originally still named Comiskey, but it was renamed in January 2003 and will stay as such until 2026. Today, there are four levels of seating, throughout the stands. When you visit, be sure to check out the two-level fan deck in center field, where there is an incredible view of the entire ballpark. If it's super-hot during the game, take a break from the heat in the Rain Room. Inside this popular area, a cool mist constantly sprays, relaxing game attendees. Like much of the Midwest, Chicago has some interesting weather patterns. What appears to be a hot day can quickly turn chilly because of the lake effect. You may want to bring a sweatshirt and raincoat just in case there is inclement weather.
Museum of Science and Industry
Drive to 5700 South Lake Shore Drive for some scientific fun. See the evolution of bicycles, humans and plants. Learn about weather in a giant hurricane cylinder where your hair will fly about and your heartbeat will speed up. Get lost in the mirror maze and check out an exhibit about materials science where you can see how our world changes rapidly with advances in manufacturing. There is also an on-site Omnimax theater that will make you feel as if you are with the troops storming Normandy Beach or working on a satellite in space.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Do you want to get a few inches away from a tiger? Or stroll through a house full of bats? Head to the Lincoln Park Zoo at 2001 North Clark Street. This attraction is free to attend and open year-round. Inside you'll find rhinos, tigers, meerkats, cockroaches and even towering giraffes. Walk in the big cat house and you'll hear the growling and pacing the African lion, Amur tiger and a Eurasian lynx. There's also a farm section where you can pet goats and ponies and visit with chickens. This area is full of hands-on opportunities to learn about gardening and farming. You can even feed some of the residents! The harbor seals are very friendly and enjoy throwing themselves up on the rocks to get some sun and watch the guests. You'll have a hard time picking a favorite out of these fun and interesting creatures.