Chicago - South Loop & Near South Side (PDF Chapter)

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What you’ll see when you come to the South Loop, where the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium sit side by side on the lakeshore – is a whole lot of shiny newness.

  • size up Sue the T-rex, the towering totem poles and magnificent mummies at the Field Museum of Natural History, one of the world’s foremost scientific research institutions
  • maps
  • walk or cycle around the wild, grassy island of Northerly Island and check out the animal life en route
  • transport
  • view the stars and learn about asteroids inside Adler Planetarium, then take in brilliant city skyline vistas outside
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities and Family-Friendly South Loop.

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