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Financial, Legal, Insurance & Management Services5 Must-See Attractions in 2 Hours on Your Next Business Trip to Chicago
If you've got two hours to kill on your next trip to Chicago, where should you go? Here are our top five picks.
Chicago is jam packed with must-see museums, landmarks, and parks. But if you’re traveling on business, you don’t have much time for sight-seeing. That doesn’t mean you have to skip the city’s star attractions. We’ve put together a list of some of Chicago’s must-sees that won’t consume your entire day. Here are five of the best quick takes on Chicago tours for your next business trip to the Windy City.
Field Museum of Natural History
If you loved dinosaurs as a kid, you will definitely want to make a stop at the Field Museum of Natural History to meet Sue. Sue is a 67 million year old Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton that was preserved and put on display in Chicago. Archaeologists found Sue in 1990 on a dig in South Dakota, and she is the most complete T-Rex skeleton on earth. Sue has been a feature at the Field Museum since 2000. The museum also has a great selection of geological and animal-related exhibits, and is easy to visit in a couple of hours.
Chicago is the home of the deep dish pizza. If you’re ready to tackle Chicago’s best pizza, Gino’s East is the place to sample this regional delicacy. This pizzeria is iconic. Frequented by celebrities and Chicago pizza aficionados, this famous restaurant has been serving up delicious deep dish pizzas since 1966. Stop in for a slice on your next business trip.
We’ve all seen photographs of tourists standing under the giant mirrored bean in Chicago’s Millennium Park. This sculpture is one of the most interesting attractions for visitors to Millennium Park, but there are a number of other unique draws. The park is home to a variety of unique art pieces, unconventional landscape design, and an exciting roster of concerts and shows. It’s also abundant green space and the perfect place for a stroll. When you need to get some exercise in, stop by Millennium Park and see what it has to offer.
Willis Tower is not for the faint of heart. With over 103 stories, the Willis Tower building is the tallest in North America. Visitors can take the elevator all the way to the top, then step out onto a glass bottomed observation deck that’s suspended over 1300 feet above the city of Chicago. The Ledge may leave you feeling a little squeamish if you’re afraid of heights! It’s worth the trek: the views from up there are like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Outdoor lovers should make a stop into Chicago’s Botanic Garden. This retreat in the middle of the city features serene nature walks as well as unique exhibits for visitors to enjoy. Depending on the time of year, the Gardens have lavish and colorful flower displays. Chicago Botanic Garden is a great place to stop and smell the roses.
If you’re heading to Chicago on business, make some time for sight-seeing. The Windy City is jam packed with great places to see. Worried you won’t have time? We’ve got you covered with these five attractions. If you have two hours to spend, they are absolute must-sees!
About the Author: Elizabeth Alton is a freelance business and technology writer. She covers trends related to small business, entrepreneurs, and the evolving digital landscape.