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Discovering Chicago

Chicago Attractions

Chicago is an exciting place to live and learn. There is always something going on downtown and lots to see and do. We hope you enjoy and utilize our essential guide to Chicago's attractions.

Airports

Midway International Airport

  • Orange Line away from the loop to Midway
  • Exit Orange Line Train at Midway

O'Hare International Airport

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Clark/Lake
  • Transfer to Blue Line Train toward O'Hare
  • Exit Blue Line Train at O'Hare

Landmarks

Chicago Cultural Center

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Green Line Train toward Harlem/Lake
  • Exit Green Line Train at Randolph/Wabash
  • Walk east a short distance on Randolph to the Chicago Cultural Center

Chinatown

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward 95th/Dan Ryan
  • Exit Red Line Train at Cermak-Chinatown

Hard Rock Cafe

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Grand
  • Walk north a short distance on State
  • Walk west a short distance on Ontario
  • The Hard Rock Café is located on the corner of Clark and Ontario. Rock on!

John Hancock Center

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Chicago
  • Walk west on Chicago to Michigan
  • Walk north on Michigan to the John Hancock Center

Lincoln Park Zoo

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Clark/Division
  • Walk west a short distance to Division and LaSalle
  • Take CTA Bus #156 LaSalle Northbound
  • Exit bus at Stockton and Webster
  • Walk east to Lincoln Park Zoo's main gate

Millennium Park

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Green Line Train toward Harlem/Lake
  • Exit Green Line Train at Madison/Wabash
  • Walk east a short distance to Millennium Park

Navy Pier

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Chicago
  • Take CTA Bus #66 Chicago Eastbound
  • Exit Bus at Navy Pier Bus Terminal

Willis Tower

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Quincy
  • Walk north to Adams
  • Walk west on Adams to the Willis Tower

Government

Chicago City Hall

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Washington/State
  • Walk west a short distance on Washington
  • Walk north a short distance on Clark to Chicago City Hall

Cook County Traffic Court

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Washington/State
  • Walk west a short distance on Washington

Museums

Adler Planetarium

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Take CTA Bus #12 Roosevelt Eastbound
  • Exit bus at Solidarity and Linn White
  • Walk southeast on S. Linn White

Art Institute of Chicago

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Green Line Train toward Harlem/Lake
  • Exit Green Line Train at Adams/Wabash

Chicago Sports Hall of Fame

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Grand
  • Take CTA Bus #65 Grand Westbound
  • Exit bus at Grand and Wells
  • Walk north a short distance on Wells
  • Walk west a short distance on Ontario to Chicago Sports Hall of Fame

Field Museum

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Take CTA Bus # 12 Roosevelt Eastbound
  • Exit but at Roosevelt and Michigan
  • Walk southeast a short distance on Michigan
  • Walk east a short distance on Roosevelt
  • Walk northeast on Lake Shore Dr. to the Field Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Chicago
  • Take CTA Bus #66 Chicago Eastbound
  • Exit bus at Chicago and Mies Van Der Rohe

Museum of Contemporary Photography

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Harrison
  • Walk north a short distance on State
  • Walk east a short distance on Harrison
  • Walk south a short distance on Michigan to the Museum of Contemporary Photography

Museum of Science and Industry

  • Take CTA Bus #103 West 103rd Eastbound
  • Arrive 95th CTA Bus Terminal
  • Take CTA Red Line train (to Howard)
  • Arrive Garfield CTA
  • Take CTA Bus #55 from Garfield Eastbound to Museum of Science and Industry

Shedd Aquarium

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Take CTA Bus #12 Roosevelt Eastbound
  • Exit bus at Shedd Aquarium

Sports

Soldier Field (Home to the Chicago Bears)

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Take CTA Bus #12 Roosevelt Eastbound
  • Exit bus at McFetridge and Park District Building
  • Follow the crowds

United Center (Home to the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks)

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Washington and State
  • Walk south a short distance on North State
  • Take CTA Bus #20 Madison Westbound
  • Exit bus at Madison/United Center
  • Just follow the crowds! Go Bulls/Blackhawks!

Guaranteed Rate Field (Home to the Chicago White Sox)

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward 95th/Dan Ryan
  • Exit Red Line Train at Sox-35th
  • Walk west to US Cellular Field or just follow the crowds!

Wrigley Field (Home to the Chicago Cubs)

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Addison
  • Walk west to Wrigley Field or just follow the crowds!

Theatre and Shows

Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Chicago
  • Take CTA Bus #66 Chicago Eastbound
  • Exit Bus at Navy Pier Bus Terminal
  • Walk east a short distance to Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Theater

  • Orange Line toward the loop to State/Lake
  • Walk south to the Chicago Theater. You can see the sign from the train platform!

Civic Opera House

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Red Line Train toward Howard
  • Exit Red Line Train at Washington/State
  • Walk .1 mile south to Madison and State
  • Take CTA Bus #20 Madison Westbound
  • Exit bus at Madison and Wacker
  • Walk north a short distance on Wacker to Civic Opera House

Second City

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Clark/Lake
  • Transfer to Brown Line Train toward Kimball
  • Exit Brown Line Train at Sedwick
  • Walk east a short distance to Second City

Symphony Center

  • Orange Line toward the loop to Roosevelt
  • Transfer to Green Line Train toward Harlem/Lake
  • Exit Green Line Train at Adams/Wabash
  • Walk east a short distance to the Symphony Center