Visit the Field Museum to view numerous exhibits including the Real Pirates exhibit where you’ll discover the perils and privileges of pirate life as you explore more than 200 artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Whydah—the first fully authenticated pirate ship ever to be discovered in U.S. waters. Exhibit opens October 25, 2009.
The Ledge brings an exhilarating new experience to the Skydeck. At 1,353 feet up, The Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the skyscraper’s Skydeck on the 103rd floor, providing never-before-seen views of the city. An unmatched view is not all the Skydeck offers. From the moment visitors arrive they enjoy interactive and educational attractions that not only highlight the iconic landmark, but also celebrate Chicago’s sports, architecture, pop-culture, history, food, music and people.
Historic Navy Pier® is Chicago’s lakefront playground. And it’s the Midwest’s #1 tourist and leisure destination, attracting more than 8 million visitors per year.
Navy Pier excites and entices guests with their favorite sights and sounds of the seasons. Open year-round (with the exception of Christmas and Thanksgiving Day), there is always a reason to visit the place where excitement awaits! Navy Pier showcases a unique collection of restaurants and shops in addition to unequaled recreational and exhibition facilities – in a setting like no other!
Elephant & Castle Restaurant on Adams Street in Chicago has been chosen as the location for the Chicago birthday event. The date of the event will be Saturday, October 24, 2009. Ticket information will be posted soon.
Upscale shopping along the Magnificent Mile, thousands of restaurants, as well as Chicago’s eminent architecture, continue to draw tourists. The city is the United States’ third-largest convention destination.Â