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Chicago Loop Attractions + Things to Do

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Explore the Chicago Loop

Shops, theaters, parks and eateries, there is plenty of things to do in the Loop. Home to the infamous Willis Tower and the iconic ‘Cloud Gate’ sculpture, walking through the loop gives you a look into the history of Chicago with lots of its future as new restaurants and shops have been opened here. Take a stroll and experience one of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods.


Prominent Museums

Field Museum (1.9 miles): Chicago’s Natural History museum and one of the largest in the country

Museum of Science and Industry (7.6 miles): The largest science center in the Western Hemisphere

Art Institute of Chicago (0.5 miles): The largest science center in the Western Hemisphere

Adler Planetarium (2.4 miles): Dedicated to astronomy and astrophysics with views of Lake Michigan.

Shedd Aquarium (2.4 miles): Holds 32,000 animals and is the third largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere

Frank Lloyd Wright Museum: A historic house in Oak Park designed by Frank Lloyd Wright



CIBC Theatre (0.2 miles) Broadway operated theater, now a Chicago landmark.

Chicago Theatre (0.5 miles) A legendary theater in the heart of Chicago

Harris Theater (0.7 miles) Located right along Millennium Park and home to Music and Dance performances.

Chicago Cultural Center (0.5 miles) A Chicago landmark with free programs and events as well as art exhibits

Lyric Opera (0.3 miles) Housed in a massive Art Deco Civic Opera House and featuring dynamic new works.