Jane Addams’ Hull-House Museum
As a United States National Historic Landmark, the Jane Addams’ Hull House Museum is dedicated to the historical immigration and social works of Jane Addams, the first woman to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Visitors can tour this museum complex that began as a settlement for European immigrants in the late 1800s, and see various structures such as the residents’ dining hall and arts and crafts building.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Visitors can enjoy a world-class performance of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Situated in the magnificent 1929 Civic Opera House, the opera company attracts some of the world’s finest opera singers. Guests will be captivated by performances like Macbeth, Hansel and Gretel, Elektra and more. The Civic House also features two restaurants where guests can enjoy a nice dinner before the performance.
National Museum of Mexican Art
As one of the largest collections of Mexican art in the nation and in the world, the National Museum of Mexican Art features a full range of vibrant and interesting collections of Mexican history, art and culture. Visitors can observe colorful and fascinating objects like folk art, paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings, textiles, masks, artifacts, documents and much more. Additionally, the museum offers a gift shop as well that sells many items reflecting objects in the museum.
Old St. Patrick’s Church
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Old St. Patrick’s Church is well worth taking a look. Founded in 1846, the church’s main building is one of the structures that survived the Chicago Great Fire of 1871. Visitors can admire the church’s striking architecture with its towers and octagonal spires as well as its elegant interior of wall paintings and beautiful stained glass.
The Willis Tower is a must do in Chicago. Rising up 108 stories high, the Willis Tower is the tallest building in the United States. As one of the most popular attractions in Chicago, the tower offers a great opportunity to see Chicago at one time. Visitors can take an elevator ride up to the 103rd floor to the observation deck and see spectacular views that stretch out beyond 50 miles and over four states. Additionally, visitors can dare to step out on the glass balconies and experience the sensation of standing on air at more than 1,000 feet high in the sky.